A little about me
My name is Alice Bag. I'm known primarily as a punk performer but I've been singing professionally since I was eight years old, recording songs for bilingual cartoons in East LA. Over the years, I've been in a lot of bands, ranging from the early LA punk of The Bags, to the death rock of Castration Squad; from the post-punk funk of Cambridge Apostles to the retro-soul of Swing Set in the 1980's; from the queer punk-pop of Cholita to the feminista folk of Las Tres and Goddess 13 in the 1990's. After taking a brief hiatus from music following the birth of my daughter, I returned to my punk roots with Stay at Home Bomb and the She-Riffs.
In 2011, Feral House published my autobiography, Violence Girl, A Chicana Punk Story: From East LA Rage to Hollywood Stage. I followed that up with a self-published book entitled Pipe Bomb for the Soul in 2015 but through it all, music has remained my first love.
About this project
I'm finally recording an album of my original songs with some of my favorite local musicians. I've been writing music for a very long time but I have yet to record an album. The time is right to do it now, but I can't do it without you. I mean, I could... but it would be on my iPad and not nearly as good. Plus, it would deprive us of the opportunity to create something together!
Your pledge will not only fund the recording and production of the LP, it will be used to pay and feed the artists involved and generate some unique premiums that were created especially for this campaign.
Everyone can help in some way. It's not all about money - please share this Kickstarter campaign and help me spread the word.
Premiums for Pledges
Here is a sample of what the Alice Bag button will look like:
And here's a sample of the tee-shirt design created by Martin Sorrondeguy:
Risks and challenges
Making a professional, high quality recording takes time, the right equipment and of course, an experienced engineer who knows how to capture the sound in the studio. I've got the studio picked out and I have commitments from some of my very favorite musicians who will be working with me on this album. Unknowns include the costs of vinyl production, artwork, distribution and the time lags involved. Like all my projects, I will figure out ways to overcome or go around any potential obstacles.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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