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Thanks to you, my first album is about to become a reality.
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246 backers pledged $15,600 to help bring this project to life.

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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.

First recording session
First recording session
The Bags
The Bags
Castration Squad
Castration Squad

 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! 

Cambridge Apostles
Cambridge Apostles

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. 

Cholita, the Female Menudo
Cholita, the Female Menudo
Las Tres
Las Tres
The Shhh
The Shhh

 Premiums for Pledges

Here is a sample of what the Alice Bag button will look like:

Alice Bag 1 inch button
Alice Bag 1 inch button

And here's a sample of the tee-shirt design created by Martin Sorrondeguy:

Tee Shirt Design
Tee Shirt Design
Pipe Bomb for the Soul
Pipe Bomb for the Soul
Margo Go-Go, framed pencil sketch
Margo Go-Go, framed pencil sketch
Kira Roessler, framed manga marker
Kira Roessler, framed manga marker
Dianne Chai, Alleycats - framed pencil sketch
Dianne Chai, Alleycats - framed pencil sketch
Mary Bat Thing (Dinah Cancer), oil on canvas 21" x 17", framed
Mary Bat Thing (Dinah Cancer), oil on canvas 21" x 17", framed
Tiffany Kennedy, Castration Squad. Oil on canvas, framed. 19" x 19"
Tiffany Kennedy, Castration Squad. Oil on canvas, framed. 19" x 19"
Patricia, oil on canvas 19" x 25", framed
Patricia, oil on canvas 19" x 25", framed
Kira, oil on canvas board, wood block mount
Kira, oil on canvas board, wood block mount

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.

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    It's Two Dollar Tuesday!

    It doesn't take a lot of money to create change, it just takes a lot of people. Punk is all about reaching goals with the help of your community. I've created Two Dollar Tuesdays in hopes of involving everyone! What do you get for two dollars? A shout-out on Twitter or Facebook, my sincere gratitude and the priceless feeling of empowerment that comes from being part of a community that gets things done!

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    Digital download of LP upon official release. Silkscreened tote bag with 1" Alice Bag pin back button.

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    Compa pack: Signed copy of my new book, Pipe Bomb for the Soul, silkscreened tote bag, + 1 Alice Bag 1" pin back button.
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    Punk Style:
    One limited edition Alice Bag Punk Scout tee, with graphic designed by Martin Sorrondeguy of Los Crudos. Various sizes (unisex), high quality black cotton-blend t-shirt with pink and white image. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Alice Bag Punk Scout Tee and Vinyl LP (This premium will in two installments since the LP will not be available until 2016 due recording schedule and LP mastering and pressing.) Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Lifestyle Combo: Signed Pipe Bomb for the Soul book and tote bag, signed Violence Girl book, Alice Bag Punk Scout tee-shirt, pinback button, and Alice Bag LP. (NOTE: This premium will in two installments since the LP will not be available until 2016 due recording schedule and LP mastering and pressing.) Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Castration Squad serigraph by Alice Bag, stamped, numbered print, museum quality. 30 x 30 on museum quality heavy weight poster paper, suitable for framing. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Pledge US$ 1,000 or more About US$ 1,000

    Executive Producer Package: Executive Producer credit on LP, invitation to attend final mixing session in studio, Castration Squad serigraph (see above), copy of Pipe Bomb for the Soul, copy of Violence Girl, punk scout tee and Alice Bag LP. - Will ship in two installments. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Alice Bag Book Club: 12 copies of Violence Girl, 12 copies of Pipe Bomb for the Soul, 12 tote bags, plus a personal reading and performance at a mutually agreeable location in California. Arrangements must be made in advance to ensure scheduling but can be redeemed in 2015 or 2016. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Executive Producer credit and personal concert at a mutually agreeable location with the continental United States (band airfare and travels costs not included.) Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    Sketchy: Framed sketch of either Dianne Chai (pencil), Margo Go-Go (pencil) or Kira Roessler (manga marker) by Alice Bag. One of a kind. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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    8 x 10 acrylic on canvas board portrait of Kira Roessler, mounted on wood, total size 12" x 14" See photo of painting in my project description. One of a kind, signed by Alice Bag.

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    Art Collector: Original oil painting by Alice Bag, subjects include Dinah Cancer, Pat Bag / Patricia Morrison and others. Write for details. Oils on canvas, framed. Digital download of LP upon official release.

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