Penelope Houston interview — the Avengers singer, on performing and punk rock history


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Episode 72 of The Big Event is an interview with Penelope Houston, lead singer of the legendary 1970s punk band the Avengers. Houston joins host Peter Hartlaub and Chronicle music critic Aidin Vaziri to talk about San Francisco, her solo career (including most recent album "On Market Street"), and her work at the S.F. Public Library, where she's curating a punk rock archive. And she talks about why she still enjoys touring with the Avengers and singing the old songs, which still have relevance in 2019. .More information about Penelope Houston at
Producer by Peter Hartlaub. Music is "The Tide Will Rise" from the Sunset Shipwrecks, off their album "Community."
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