Pat Fear, the persona created by a young punk rock genius from Riverside CA Bill Bartell, sang and played guitar in White Flag, slammed with the Germs in the film Decline of the Western Civilization, and achieved many other wild things. As Pat Fear, Bill wrote music, produced records, and toured the world (including Iceland!) ceaselessly before his untimely death in 2013.
On December 3, Bill will be celebrated by the L.A. punk rock scene, with a reading of punk writings from We Got Power!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from Southern California and other sources.
Eric Erlandson will reading Bill’s piece from We Got Power!, “1981: The Year Punk Sucked”. Also onfirmed to appear are:
In addition, Pat Hoed will DJ the event, and Jordan Schwartz will serve as master of ceremonies.
WHEN: Sunday, December 3, 6 PM to 8 PM PST
WHERE: Stories BooksandCafe, 1716 W Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles
See you in the literary pit!
This event will be also be livestreamed on Facebook, check this event invite for details:
And read for yourself:
WE GOT POWER!: Hardcore Punk Scenes from 1980s Southern California