Pleasant Gehman

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It was the night of April 6, 1978, and the Damned, the first British punk band to tour the U.S., were playing the Starwood. I managed to snivel my way into the VIP section and have the entire band sign my homemade Damned T-shirt — while I was wearing it......
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¡El Gran Espectáculo!

LOS SUPER ELEGANTES MADE THEIR musical debut in Los Angeles in September 1998 in a theatrically vibrant blur of thrash-mariachi, psychedelic distortion, histrionic vocals, performance art, punk rock, surrealism, Mexican telenovelas and five-dollar-store fashions. But they'd already been causing a stir around town, making grand entrances, impromptu nonmusical performances and......