|Los Angeles punk rock continues to inspire female rebellion like Russia's Pussy Riot|
Over the years, many books have come out exploring this explosive time in music and culture, but none have exclusively focused on the vitality and influence of the women who played such a crucial role in this incredibly dynamic movement.
|Prof. Stacy Russo, Santa Ana College|
- Q AUDIO: Stacy Russo's primer playlist of female artists is a Gateway to SoCal punk rock
- Russo brings her primer playlist of female artists from the era and shares stories about the impact women had on the punk rock movement as a whole. — Produced by Vanessa Nigro (Q)
It captures the stories of women who were active in the SoCal punk rock scene during this historic time, adding an important voice to the cultural and musical record.
|Early Latina L.A. punk innovator Alice Bag|
"As a librarian and college professor, I have always been interested in research projects I could do with my students," Russo explains.
"I came up with the idea of interviewing women like me, now in our middle or later years, who grew up in the punk rock scene in Southern California. How did punk rock influence the rest of their lives?
"What attracted them to punk rock, and how did they get involved? And, most importantly, what was it like being a woman in this music scene?" More
- Women of the SoCal punk scene tell their own stories in Stacy Russo... (LA Weekly, Dec. 1, 2017) Russo is a librarian and professor at Santa Ana College as well as an artist and writer. Her book, released in August, is a collection of recollections of the era...
- Meet Stacy Russo, OC's punk zine poet (OC Weekly) After a 20-year hiatus, Russo self-published poetry zines in 2014, edited a collection of radical protest essays...