There were a lot of great shows happening last night: X and The Meat Puppets at the Observatory, The Weirdos, Saccharine Trust and The Great Sadness in DTLA, but I knew exactly where I needed to be – at Cafe Nela.
It was a triple whammy line-up: The Strangers, Rough Kids, and punk rock legend, Alice Bag. I’ve seen Alice Bag so many times, and each time is as thrilling as the last. Her shows are always so electric and full of fiery exuberance. Last night she performed some great songs from her upcoming new album “Blueprint” (which will be released in March 2018), an anti-fascist Christmas song “No Gifts For Nazis”, songs from her last album, and a few classic Bags songs such as “Gluttony” and “We Don’t Need the English”. This show was the best Christmas gift ever!