Alice Bag rips solo debut at The Echo, Generacion Suicida stir up the pit

Alice Bag

Alice Bag a staple in the Los Angeles punk scene celebrated her debut solo album record release show this past weekend at The Echo. Recognized as a punk music legend, author, educator, feminist and all around positive inspiration, fans from all over came to experience her new tunes and live performance. It wasn’t just a concert, but a motivating performance with an inspiring message.

Kicking things off were Fatty Cakes and the Puff Pastries. The band put on a very electric performance playing songs from their recent albums, Feminist Gold 2k and Babe Buffet. This was also the fist time they performed “Feminist Gold 2k” live. While their loyal fans enjoyed  the new tunes, fans truly went crazy for “Witch.”

Up next before Alice Bag were Generacion Suicida.  Even though a lot of the crowd couldn’t understand their lyrics (sang in Spanish), it didn’t really matter; the band put on one helluva show. Vibe-ing off their punk energy, fans instantly started a mini pit at The Echo.

After about a 35-minute wait, Alice Bag hit the stage. Wearing a bright pink dress, the packed floor clapped and yelled in excitement for Alice Bag. The Los Angeles icon did not disappoint. With a friendly, yet powerful stage presence, Bag inspired fans with her punk feminist tunes. Bag’s stage was a vibrant mix of vocals and sounds. She had an energetic band that seemed to rotate out members, including her step-daughter as a backup singer.

Photography: Brandon Espeleta

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5 thoughts on “Alice Bag rips solo debut at The Echo, Generacion Suicida stir up the pit

  1. Paul

    Sandy, one of the cool things about Alice Bag’s current tour is that my daughter’s band Leggy (“lush punk”) is opening on all dates. It was my great luck that the tour also came through Cincinnati. So not only did I get to see punk legend Alice Bag, but also my own daughter!

    Here is a blog entry from someone in Phillie who is documenting the whole tour:

    http://www.thegreyestates.com/blog/on-the-road-with-leggy-days-2-3-from-cincinnati-to-Pittsburgh

    It might be of interest to you that Leggy will be coming out to the West Coast in October. If you like punk and grrrl power, you’ll love these girls! Check for specific date announcements on Leggy’s facebook: https://www.facebook.com/leggy

    I love your website. Keep on doing what you’re doing!

  2. Sandy Post author

    Thanks, Paul! That’s rad you got to see Alice Bag perform in Cinci! She’s kind of a legend here in L.A. Her show at The Echo sold out. I believe the capacity at The Echo is about 350. Cheers!

  3. Paul

    I just Saw Alice Bag in concert earlier this week here in Cincinnati. When I googled “Alice Bag concert review”, this is the only article on point that came up, so thank you for posting this review. Just curious, how many people attended the show at the Echo? Here in Cincinnati, I’d say about 125-150 showed up, not bad for what was a weekday evening performance.

    Keep up the good work posting concert reviews, an art that sadly seems to be in danger of getting lost altogether, at least by the mainstream press.

  4. Josie

    The backup singer the author is referring to is not her granddaughter, it’s her step daughter. Cool writeup overall!

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