Even though Allison admits that she did not really feel like she was part of the early L.A. punk scene, she belongs in this series of interviews because she was in fact there at the time and because her films champion the same gritty, DIY attitude and assertive female voices that you'll find in all of the other archived interviews.
Allison doesn't mention it in her interview, but she also founded the Don't Knock The Rock Film and Music Festival, an annual event which takes place in Hollywood and is now entering its 4th year. Look for more news on this event by summertime. It usually features some great, rarely seen rock footage and live performances.Oh and just for the record, prior to this interview, I had no idea that I had the distinction of being the one to pop Allison's punk rock cherry.
That makes me proud. Click on the Women In L.A. Punk thumbnail to read her interview.