Nervous Gender made swift work of attacking every taboo, stereotype, and preconceived notion about religion, sexuality, and punk rock they came across…and made their points using—GASP!—synthesizers to create a racket that often sent the most ardent Black Flag fan scrambling in piss-panted fear for the nearest exit.
This past month it’s been twenty-nine years since my friend Gerardo Velasquez, seen here behind Phranc during a Nervous Gender performance, passed away.
Phranc, an out lesbian since the mid-‘70s, is a first wave L.A. punker. She’s been here since nearly the beginning and was in the epicenter of amazing music.
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Readings by Chris Terry, Donna Ramone, Sean Carswell, Jim Ruland, Alma Rosa, Cynthia Guardado, Violeta M. Tablilla-Esquivel, and a performance by PHAG. Photos by Amina Cruz and Jennifer Federico