The Masque was Brendan Mullen's grimy basement club in late 1970s Los Angeles where West Coast punk first coalesced. A haven for "weirdos, nerds, borderline sociopaths and assorted misfits with attitude problems" and home to bands The Germs, The Go-Go's, X, The Weirdos, The Bags, The Plugz and so many more, who managed, in the two short years The Masque was open, to make history. The hardcover book Live at the Masque Nightmare in Punk Alley was painstakingly compiled by Masque founder-author Brendan Mullen and editor Roger Gastman and features previously unpublished photos, posters, and flyers for bands that got their start at the Masque. Also included are pre-Masque bands that played there to ever-expanding audiences, namely the Alleycats, Zeros, Dils, Screamers, Avengers, Black Flag, Mau Mau's, and many more pioneers of the early West Coast punk/hardcore scenes. Over 300 plus pages, the volume is filled with classic photos and ephemera by Jenny Lens, Alain Saint Croix, Michael Yamplosky, Al Flipside and many others, and showcases the influential fashion of an era with no rules. A sold out concert event with several of the old Masque bands was held at the Echoplex in Los Angeles to celebrate the book launch.