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  • PUNK JEWS: Los Angeles Premiere 2/8

    By Tera Greene

    January 30, 2014 | 10:57 pm

    GET EXCITED!

    PUNK JEWS is finally premiering in Los Angeles!!!

    Let me just say that I am SO happy to be back in LA right now. The energy of Los Angeles is vibrant with Arts, Music, Film and media that is worth engaging with.  PUNK JEWS (Dir. Jesse Zook Mann) is a film that...

  • Flashback with the Violent Femmes

    By Daniella Wexler

    July 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The Violent Femmes' folk punk sound speaks to nostalgia for the indie 1980s, appearing on such Gen-X oriented soundtracks as "Reality Bites" and "Grosse Pointe Blank." And yet the Femmes' 1960s-inspired music endures today, with Gnarls Barkely covering "Gone Daddy Gone" and Wendy's...
  • I was a teenage punk

    By Tom Teicholz

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Recently I asked a 15-year-old boy what music he listened to. His answer: "No one you ever heard of." A perfect answer. Because what every fan needs, what every person should have, is music that is his own.

    Over the years, there's been a lot of music that has mattered to me. That...

  • Eighth ‘Crazy Night’ for Jewish punks

    By Jay Firestone

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    A unique combination of mosh pits and hora dancing was one of the many cultural clashes during the last leg of the "Eight Crazy Nights" tour.

    Local punk bands brought their own followers to the Workmen's Circle on Robertson Boulevard, and a swarm of people flooded the building as...

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  • Book reveals secrets from the Patriarchs of Punk: CBGBs was really Heebie Jeebies

    By Marc Ballon

    February 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "The Heebie-Jeebies at CBGB's: A Secret History of Jewish Punk," by Steven Lee Beeber (Chicago Review Press, $24.95).

    They were your mother's worst nightmare.

    They wore beat-up leather jackets and ripped jeans held together with safety pins. They spat out three-minute, buzz-saw...

  • The operatic model of a punk rock major satire

    By Robert David Jaffee

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Mixing punk rock and opera may be about as heretical as it gets, yet that is precisely what Julien Nitzberg, librettist and lyricist of "The Beastly Bombing," now playing at the Steve Allen Theater, has done.

    Despite being the grandson of Austrian composer Hans Knauer, who...

  • Trio of films offers eclectic choices: sea, spies, punk

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Guardian"

    Raised in a secular Jewish family in Chicago, "The Guardian" director Andrew Davis learned early the values and ethics he continues to believe in.

    "My parents taught me war is not a good thing, so do everything you can to not go to war," he says during a telephone...
  • Punk Princesses:  Jews With Attitude

    By George Robinson

    December 8, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    There were always Jews in punk, even before there was punk.

    "It really begins with Lenny Bruce," says Steven Beeber, whose new book "The Heebie Jeebies at CBGBs: A Secret History of Jewish Punk," will be published next year by A Capella Books. "Bruce sort of epitomizes the attitude,...

  • Mary Jane’s Not a Virgin Anymore

    October 7, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Cult filmmaker Sarah Jacobson can one-up any L.A. Jewish reader who felt like an outcast in high school.

    Her small-town Minnesota classmates told her she was going to burn in hell. "Everyone was really blond," adds Jacobson, now 27. "It was like L.A., except in Minnesota, people are...