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Saturday April 1 2017
 8:30PM doors -- music at 9:00PM ••• ALL AGES
$13 in advance / $15 at the door
The Avengers
 punk rock
Pansy Division
 Pop punk, Alternative rock, Power pop, Queercore
The Plus Ones
 Alternative/Indie Pop Rock
Dr Frank
Alternative, Pop punk,

The Avengers
Penelope Houston
Greg Ingraham
Joel Reader
Luis Illades
-from San Francisco, CA

-The Avengers were a San Francisco based punk band in the first wave of American punk. Penelope Houston, who later turned to folk music, was the singer for the band, and part of what made the band unique and memorable. She was born in L.A. and raised in Seattle. In the mid–1970s she attended Fairhaven College in Bellingham, Washington. She made herself known for telling people in the dorm to turn down their music. In 1977, Houston moved to San Francisco and attended the San Francisco Art Institute and shortly after became the lead singer and songwriter for the Avengers.

The Avengers opened for the Sex Pistols in San Francisco for their final show at Winterland, and their 4–song EP was produced by Steve Jones of the Sex Pistols. This recording, released in 1979 on White Noise Records featured the memorable song, "The American in Me," as well as " Uh Oh!," "Corpus Christi," and "White Nigger." Their song "The American in Me," was described by Peter Margasak, in an article for The Chicago Reader, as "one of the best-ever indictments of blind patriotism (and one that only grows more potent as the years pass)

Pansy Division
Chris Freeman—bass, vocals Jon Ginoli—rhythm guitar, vocals Luis Illades—drums Joel Reader—lead guitar, vocals -from SF/LA/NYC
-There have been gay musicians hidden throughout rock music history, but Pansy Division when began in 1991 in San Francisco, they were the first to to be so boldly open about it.  Founded by guitarist/singer Jon Ginoli and soon joined by bassist/vocalist Chris Freeman, with the intent of forming a gay rock band, Pansy Division blew the closet doors open.

Raised on a diet of 60s pop and 70s punk, their sound was suitably crunchy and catchy as hell. They wrote in-your-face lyrics, but did it with a sense of humor. Not only did their music and stance defy stereotypic norms of rock musicians being openly gay, they also broke gay cultural stereotypes that rock wouldn't interest gay people. With album titles like Undressed and Deflowered, and song titles like "Bill & Ted's Homosexual Adventure," their bluntness and humor stood out amidst the '90s alterna-rock scene. Says Chris Freeman, "there was a lot of gay culture we couldn't relate to, so we tried to invent a place for ourselves in it, an alternative for other queer misfits." Pansy Division‘s most recent album, titled That’s So Gay, is raucous and raunchy as well as being serious-minded.  With some of their catchiest and most rocking songs ever, they're still loads of fun without being ironic or cynical. Vice Magazine will hate it!

The Plus Ones
Luis Illades – drums
Alexis Melnicki – guitar, vocals
Joel Reader – vocals, bass
-from the East Bay, CA/NYC

-From the east bay, this amazing 4 piece plays a mix of POP and ROCK in a similar vein as Weezer, the Beatles, and Elvis Costello playing twister.

Dr Frank
Frank Portman
-from San Francisco, CA
-Frank Portman, better known by the pseudonym Dr. Frank, is an American musician and author. He has been the singer, guitarist, and primary songwriter of the Berkeley, California punk rock band The Mr. T Experience since their formation in 1985. He has also recorded and performed as a solo artist.