1978: Gerardo Velasquez and Michael Ochoa form the Snappers along with guitarist Robert Becerra (later of the notorious East Los Angeles punk band "The Stains") and drummer Jessie. They performed 2 shows, the last being at artist Gronk's Halloween party at LACE galleries, where they performed with Non (Boyd Rice) and Monitor. The band broke up that night. Read about the disintegration of the snappers here. They also met Edward Stapleton that evening.
Edward meets Phranc at a Dead Kennedy show.
Nervous Gender forms: Lineup - Gerardo Velazquez, Edward Stapleton, Michael Ochoa and Phranc.
1979: Nervous Gender debuts at the Vanguard Gallery opening for Devine. Review
Photos by Alice Bag
April 13, 1979: Benefit For Los Angeles Women's Video Center, Lace Gallery, L.A. with Sister Angelica Furiosa, Cheri Gaulke, Ann Mavor, Fender Buddies, and The Tracers.
"Punks and separatists cheered when "Do the Gestalt" was dedicated to Dr. Toni Grant" - Slash
6-1-79: Club 88, L.A. with The Plugz, and Eddie and the Subtitles.
"Nervous Gender were a real surprise. Devo meet the Screamers-and they beat both those bands (especially the Screamers) at their own game."
June 8, 1979: Science Holiday event at Josie Roth's studio, L.A. With the Human Hands.
6-1-79: Club 88, L.A. with the Trendsetters
Summer 1979: Don Bolles (Germs) joins Nervous Gender on drums.
July 1979 - Interview in Damage magazine.
July 28, 1979: Hong Kong Cafe, L.A. with The Bags and Human Hands.
Nervous Gender "Live at the Hong Kong Cafe" cd-r available now
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August 79 - Interview in Slash Magazine
Creep fanzine - Interview
Phranc starts the band Catholic Discipline.
Nervous Gender appear on Richard Meltzer's legendary radio program
"Hepcats from Hell" on KPFK radio, Los Angeles.
September 2, 1979: Hong Kong Cafe, L.A. with Overman, The Urinals.
September 9, 1979: King's Palace with Dred Scott, The Angry Samoans
September 22 & 23, 1979: Deaf Club, S.F. with The Units (23rd) Western Front Music Festival
Phranc quits Nervous Gender
Catholic Discipline plays San Francisco
Phranc rejoins Nervous Gender
October 13, 1979: Hollywood Central Theatre, L.A. with Johanna Went and Zev.
Oct 25, 1979: Vex Hall, East L.A. with Human Hands and Overman
December 6, 1979: Anti Club, L.A. with Fear and The Brainiacs.
" But a place in genteel civilization is not exactly what Nervous Gender is aiming for." - Slash Magazine Vol.3, No.1
Michael Ochoa joins Voxpop with Members Paul B.Cutler, Mary Simms (aka Dinah Cancer), Don Bolles, Jeff Dahl, and Del Hopkins
Voxpop debuts on 11 - 79 at King's Palace, Hollywood.
December 14, 1979: Hong Kong Cafe, L.A. with Wall of Voodoo
Second San Francisco tour. Phranc decides it is not socially or economically profitable so she does not go. Don Bolles has a previous engagement with the Germs.
December 26, 1979: Savoy, S.F.
Eight year old Sven Pfeiffer is disgusted by Nervous Gender and keeps shooting his cap gun at the Savoy.
Nervous Gender is disgusted by Nervous Gender at the Savoy and end their set after 6 songs.
December 29, 1979: Mabuhay Gardens, S.F.
Having become friends with German Citizen Sven, Nervous Gender invite him to avoid immigration authorities by moving in with them in L.A.
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