“Coming Up Punk”


On Friday, July 17th, we had the pleasure of hosting Allan MacDonell, Iris Berry, Bryan Ray Turcotte and Douglas Woods, who read from their works about the continuing legacy of L.A.’s seminal punk movement. Allan read from his memoir “Punk Elegies: True Tales of Death Trip Kids, Wrongful Sex and Trial by Angel Dust,” captivating the audience with stories of his years as a punk teenager. Bryan and Douglas read from their book “Fucked Up and Photocopied; Punk is Dead, Punk is Everything,” and Iris, co-founder of Punk Hostage Press, spoke about her life as a teenage punk in Los Angeles. Overall, the night was filled with stories of teen angst and punk music, making it another treat for Chevalier’s.