Dead Kennedys, Rancid, NOFX, and more recently, Green Day: The Northern California punk scene has just as much to celebrate as Seattle or New York. Tonight, you can reminisce with author Jack Boulware of the new punkÂ historical book Gimme Something Better. He speaks at Time Tested Books (1114 21st Street in Midtown) at 7:00 p.m.
The bookÂ documents theÂ colorful history of the underground Bay Area punk music scene. According to the author, “outside of New York and London, Californiaâ€™s Bay Area claims the oldest continuous punk-rock scene in the world.”Â Gimme Somthing BetterÂ is the first exclusive look inside the scene from a strictly San Francisco perspective. The San Francisco Chronicle calls the book “â€¦a sweeping oral history likely to remain the definitive tome on the topic.”
Pick up a copy of the book and hear the author speak tonight. And rock on!