Baby what’s new to me

Researching vintage posters, I came across Bill Quarry who booked shows into the East Bay. Peter Wheat and the Breadmen, Barry M. Carlos, one of the Teens and Twenties bread-and-butter acts, recently corresponded with Elinor Blake pka April March, who as The Shitbirds, covered their underground classic “Baby What’s New”. To wit:

Here’s the original, which was on a compilation called Pebbles:

I am meaning to pull from storage and then swede in my April March poster, designed by Meredith Megadeath (and then someday I will correct her name — came to SF from Chapel Hill, worked for the Bay Guardian…)

Bill Quarry’s website,, among other wonders, has a gallery of about 100 vintage posters. Another good article on Mr. Quarry, who still runs Minit Printing in San Leandro, at Collectors Weekly.

About markweiss86

Mark Weiss, founder of Plastic Alto blog, is a concert promoter and artist manager in Palo Alto, as Earthwise Productions, with background as journalist, advertising copywriter, book store returns desk, college radio producer, city council and commissions candidate, high school basketball player; he also sang in local choir, and fronts an Allen Ginsberg tribute Beat Hotel Rm 32
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