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Aug 17, 2019

Patrick played some songs for us when we recorded. Three of those songs are featured here (the fourth appears at the end of Part 2).

Patrick's album Welcome to the End of the Empire, is available from Bottom Feeder Records. 


Film photography by Michelle...

Aug 15, 2019

For Patrick O'Malley, music and politics evolved side-by-side.

In this podcast, Patrick talks about how he came to understand housing policy, both in San Francisco and statewide in California, through his day job. He goes on to tell us about some public-transit advocacy work he's done in light of Google busses and ride...

Aug 13, 2019

Patrick O'Malley started playing guitar at an early age. But it wasn't until his time in Santa Barbara that his music took on a new meaning for him—one of political activism.

In this podcast, Patrick talks about growing up in Southern California and his arrival in San Francisco in the late-1990s. Among other things,...

Aug 8, 2019

In this podcast, Avengers vocalist Penelope Houston talks about the legendary Sex Pistols show at Winterland that the Avengers opened. It's a story that includes Sid Vicious ODing (but surviving) at the afterparty. She goes on to talk about her solo musical career and resurrecting the Avengers. She ends with her work at...

Aug 6, 2019

Penelope Houston's family moved around the country quite a bit when she was a kid, eventually settling up in Washington state long enough for her to go to high school. She came to San Francisco to go to the Art Institute for visual arts, but quickly started going to shows and became friends with other kids who wanted to...