Former Bags leader Alice Bag seems to be enjoying a new lease of life of late; her recent material has been awesome, and she’s inspiring the youth all over again with her valuable, unrelenting activism. In March, she released her second solo album, Blueprint, three years after her self-titled solo debut. “I think, once I figured out that I could call on friends to record an album, that really changed things for me,” Bag told us recently, and that tracks; Bikini Kill’s Kathleen Hanna and Bratmobile’s Alison Wolfe, two women clearly influenced and inspired by Bag, guested on the new album, and it’s a gem. That said, it’s in the live environment where Bag really excels.

Alice Bag plays with Linda Linda and Midnite Snaxxx at 7 p.m. on Saturday, August 10 at the Hi-Hat.

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