Grand Fanali Presents: The Avengers, Pansy Division, The Groggs
May 19 @ 9:00pm
Advance Tickets available at:
or at The Crepe Place
From June of 1977 to June of 1979, The Avengers played just over 100 shows, appearing with the Sex Pistols at Winterland that group's legendary last show, recording with Pistols guitarist Steve Jones and headlining dates with the X, the Go-Go's, and the Dead Kennedys. During their brief existence they released one 3-song 7-inch EP on Dangerhouse Records. A few months after they broke up the 4-song 12-inch EP came out on White Noise. In 1983 band members gathered together various recordings and put out a full length self-titled LP (the pink album)
As new generations of music fans discover the band, a never ending demand for recordings has spawned many bootlegs and two official releases, both collections of live and studio recordings, Died For Your Sins on Lookout! Records, in 1999; and American In Me CD on DBKWorks. [Both out of print but downloadable my sitewww.penelope.net]
Vocalist/lyricist Penelope Houston spent the years after their breakup traveling the world and cementing her renown as a biting and tuneful singer/songwriter. Her latest album is titled The Pale Green Girl.
Pansy Division is a punk rock band formed in San Francisco, California in 1992. The band was a founding example of the queercore movement of openly gay musicians. They opened for fellow Bay Area band and former Lookout! Records artists Green Day on their “Dookie” tour in 1994 for a few months.
Their first single release was on the Outpunk Records compilation Outpunk Dance Party, to which they contributed the song “I Can’t Sleep”. They have released many singles and LPs, mainly on the independent record label Lookout! Records and on Alternative Tentacles.
No introduction necessary...