Small Publishing and the Bay: PM Press Ten Year Rock and Roll Celebration

Small Publishing and the Bay: PM Press Ten Year Rock and Roll Celebration


Celebrate a 10 Year milestone in radical book publishing in the Bay Area with local publishers PM Press Saturday May 5th, 2018 @ Eli's Mile High Club in Oakland! Music and Comedy performance by:

The Rawk Hawks, punk covers featuring Michelle "Todd" Gonzales from Spitboy with special guests
Street Eaters, truewave punk duo from the East Bay
Jungle Cat, babes of historical significance
Special performances by The Mess, East Bay's sketch comedy troupe

The Rawk Hawks the Weird Al of English Department bands, featuring Michelle "Todd" Gonzales from Spitboy, have been variously called The World’s Greatest Rock Band," "The Only Band that Matters," and "Best Wisconsin Carnival Act of 1987." They are best known for chaotic yet grammatically correct live performances at Madison Square Garden, CBGBs, and People’s Park. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990 and uninducted in 1998.

Street Eaters are a truewave//punk band from Berkeley+Oakland that has drawn a range of sonic comparisons to bands from Wipers to Masshysteri, Autoclave to Mission of Burma, Huggy Bear to KARP, Sonic Youth’s 'Bad Moon Rising' to the early recordings of Warsaw. Their latest record, "The Envoy" (Nervous Intent Records/Contraszt! Records), is a concept album based on Ursula K. Le Guin's (rest in power) books "The Dispossessed" and "Left Hand of Darkness". Inspired by Le Guin’s speculative fiction and radical analytic lens on the world around us and beyond it, "The Envoy" lyrically and musically tackles themes of oppression, resistance, and change. Stream "The Envoy" and other Street Eaters material here:
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Jungle Cat - Babes of Historical Significance

THE MESS is a sketch comedy troupe based in California's East Bay with writers, dancers, singers, actors, and mischief makers from all over the globe. This collective of rabble-rousers create original scripted shows from the ground up with a focus on performances that celebrate the Bay Area’s diversity, and create immersive comedic experiences with a lean toward the theatrical.

Event Info

  • Presented By: PM Press
  • Dates: May 5, 2018
  • Location: Eli's Mile High Club
  • Address: 3629 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd., Oakland, CA 94609
  • Phone: (925) 285-7216
  • Time: 9:00 PM to 12:30 AM
  • Price: $5.00 but no one turned away
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