Picnic with me Punker!

picnic (Custom)What is up with punks and picnics? Look out, BBQs, you are being edged out! This coming Saturday, August 17, is the 3rd annual Punx Picnic. Expect live bands, vendors, and food for sale, including vegan options. The festivities will take place from noon until 7pm in Elysian Park (directions).

Bands on tap to play include Alexander the Grape, Animals We Trap, Starfish, Les Ours, and Blaster Master, plus many more. Let’s hope they can stick to the tight 20-minute band schedule. There will also be workshops on subjects like tie-dying and zine-making. If that isn’t enough to keep your ADD-addled mind busy, there will be a record/cassette/clothing swap.

A generator will be powering the show, so bring a can of gas if you can. What could possibly go wrong? Other things to bring: a blanket, sunscreen, lots of water, and a picnic basket if you don’t want to purchase food.  Do NOT BYOB. Alcohol is not allowed at this all ages event. Neither are drugs. Neither is sexism, racism, homophobia, or generally being uncool. Dogs on leashes are welcome.

See full schedule after the jump

From the Facebook page:

12:00 DK Slider
12:20 Animals We Trap
12:40 Les Ours
1:00 Plastic City Pariah
1:20 Suffer Along
1:40 Final Decisions in the Temple of Time
2:00 Alexander the Grape
2:20 Blaster Master
2:40 The Overstand Band
3:00 – 4:00 Workshops
4:00 Starfish
4:20 Third World Labor Force
4:40 Stay Wild
5:00 A.K.A.
5:20 Yeren
5:40 Moon Bandits
6:00 Bogsey and the Argonauts


DK Slider (folk-o-rama punk – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfUfUUJl4Zo)

Animals We Trap (LA indie rock – http://animalswetrap.bandcamp.com/)

Les Ours (island gypsy folk punk)

Plastic City Pariah (DIY freak folk punk from San Diego – http://plasticcitypariah.bandcamp.com/)

Suffer Along (high energy hardcore punk – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuos4vCPEwE)

Final Decisions In The Temple of Time (nerdy trill Zelda punk – http://fdittot.bandcamp.com/)

Alexander the Grape (LA goof punx – http://alexanderthegrape.bandcamp.com/)

Blaster Master (womyn-fronted fastcore – http://blaster-master.bandcamp.com/)

The Overstand Band (analog reggae – https://soundcloud.com/moondough/unknown-at-ed-steph-yaki)


Starfish (some have called them the lesbian Weezer – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ATElM2GEAg)

Third World Labor Force (playing pop punk so you don’t have to, from Inglewood – http://3wolf.bandcamp.com/)

Stay Wild (subversive hardcore punk from Victorville – http://staywild.bandcamp.com/)

A.K.A (heavy loud fast female fronted hardcore – http://akamusicaka.bandcamp.com/)

Yeren (fast crusty hardcore – http://yeren.bandcamp.com/)

Moon Bandits (DIY folk punk – http://moonbandits.bandcamp.com/)

Bogsey and the Argonauts (DIY folk punk from San Diego – http://bogseyandtheargonauts.bandcamp.com/)

Zine Making – Claire Palermo
Tie Dye – Gnarly Charly
Riot Grrrl Los Angeles Meet Up – Marcella Odette
Homophobia and Queer Liberation – Taco Guillen
more TBA

We will also be having a CLOTHING/VINYL/CASSETTE SWAP! Bring yer things and we’ll set it all up in one place.

Punk Tree Distro (zines and stickers)
Garage Rose
Crusty Heart Creations (patches)
La Loba Loca (Ana.Bel)
Miss Yvonne’s Playhouse
Rocio Payan (books clothes patches etc)
Trevor Dempsey (vegan cookies)
more TBA – you can also just show up with a table or blanket and set up your stuff!

Ultimate Nachos and Dogs by Danny
Vegan Catering by Sophie Hoppe
plus whatever you decide to bring!

Photo courtesy of LA Punx Picnic

Elise Thompson

About Elise Thompson

Born and raised in the great city of Los Angeles, this food, culture and music-loving punk rock angeleno wants to turn you on to all that is funky, delicious and weird in the city. While Elise holds down the fort, her adventurous alter ego Kiki Maraschino is known to roam the country in search of catfish.
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