LA’s Punk Rock Museum Celebrates Seven Years of Punk with Three-Day Bash over Memorial Day Weekend

Tequila and Dan at The Punk Museum. Photo by Paul Picasso.

Just days before his untimely death, Punk Museum founder Tequila Mockingbird promised the Germs’ legendary front man, Darby Crash, that she would keep punk alive. And the Punk Museum has been doing just that for the last seven years. Since its inception, the Museum has presented photography and art exhibits, lecture series, film festivals, benefits and live performances all over Los Angeles.

Over Memorial Day weekend, the Museum celebrates its seventh anniversary with three days of films, exhibits and performances. On display will be a collection of punk memorabilia and rare photography from eminent punk photographers like Ed Colver, Dietmar Kohl and Paul Picasso, plus a special exhibit from the UCLA Punk Archives. Original art will be on view from local artists, including Stacey Wells, Brian Tucker, Edward Stapleton, Uli and Nora Novak. Nervous Gender Reloaded and Strange Little Things are a few of the films that will be screened.

There will be musical performances every night by bands such as The Mormons, Gary Myrick, the Gitane Demone Quartet (featuring former members of Christian Death and the Adolescents), and Fifi (ex-Angry Samoans), culminating in a performance by Tequila herself on the closing night. Light refreshments will be served. Under 21 allowed with parental supervision. Admission is $10.

KGB Studios 1640 North Spring Street Los Angeles, CA. 90012.

Disclosure: Tequila Mockingbird is an Editor for The LA Beat.


Friday, May 24, 2019 6 PM – Midnight

Elle Merhmade
Gitaine Demonde
Nervous Gender Reloaded films
Rikk Agnew band

Saturday, May 25, 2019 6 PM – Midnight

Tommy Chiffond Band
Ravens Moreland and friends
The Mormons
Punk Bunny

May 26, 2019 6 PM – 10 PM

(Tequila’s Birthday Party)

Liz Guena
Tequila Mockingbird
Gary Myrick
Steve Schub of the Fenfwicks
Atomic Kangaroo
Tramp for the Lord


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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3 Responses to LA’s Punk Rock Museum Celebrates Seven Years of Punk with Three-Day Bash over Memorial Day Weekend

  1. kilroyrogers says:

    Always look forward to this annual celebration- you never know who or what is gonna appear. This year is rumored the Aliens will be back to restock their Earth Specimen Zoo. Plan accordingly.

  2. Sean Rowley says:

    Er… they probably shouldn’t have scheduled against Punk Rock Bowling!

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