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My San Diego gigs

More library science: I’ve used my own stash of fliers to assemble a preliminary list of the shows I played in the mid-’80s. I know this isn’t exhaustive: All reminiscences and addenda welcome!


Noise 292

1983
May 26: Ché Café, with the Answers and the Odds
May 27: Revelle Quad, with Know Discipline
June 30: Muir College Tennis Courts, with The Rockin’ Dogs
July 29: Ché Café, with the Answers (and Hair Theatre??)
August 26: Headquarters, with the Pandoras and the Answers
Nov. 5: Ché Café, with the Wallflowers and Hair Theatre
Nov. 12: UCSD Rec Gym, with the Pandoras, the Odds and the Answers
Nov. 17: Ché Café, with Hair Theatre and 11 Sons
Nov. 27: Ché Café (art show)?

1984
Feb. 9: Ché Café, with the Wallflowers
Feb. 11: UCSD Rec Gym, with the Three O’Clock and the Odds
Feb. 24: Ché Café, with the Odds and the Front
April 14: UCSD Rec Gym, with the Unclaimed, the Mirrors and the Odds
April 19: Ché Café, with the Tell-Tale Hearts, the Wallflowers and the Rockin’ Dogs
April 25: Center for Music Experiment, with Jerome Rothenberg and Bertram Turetzky
April 29: The Club (AIDS benefit)
May 30(?): Chris Henry’s house party
May (?): Pea Soup Andersen’s (Jesse Jackson benefit)
June 3: Becky Cohen photo installation
June 6: Torrey Pines Theater, with Shades of Grey
July 13 or 14(?): Anticlub, LA
July 28: House party at Paul Allen’s (first appearance by the Morlocks)
August 10: Party in Anaheim
August 11: The Web, UCSB campus, with the Whitefronts
Oct. 31: Greenwich Village West, with the Morlocks, the Wallflowers, Hair Theatre and Cindy Lee Berryhill

3 Guys Called Jesus

1985
August: Kavern Klub, LA, with Manual Scan and the Nephews
August 31/Sept. 1: Go Go Impossible (Kristy Maddox event)
Oct. 19: Jimmy’s Place, Point Loma, with the Nashville Ramblers and Hair Theatre
Oct. 22: Spirit, with Liquid Rhythm, Ten Yards, Drive-Ins
Oct. 26: Ché Café (Mexican earthquake benefit), with Camper van Beethoven (first SD gig), Hair Theatre, Black Tango, Synesthesia, Everybody Violet, Holy Moroccos
Dec. 2-4: That Dada Strain (play), at PJ’s Warehouse Restaurant
Dec. 20: “Bon Voyage Party” with Decision
Dec. 27: Party at John Stees’ house

1986
Jan. 11: Jackie Robinson YMCA, with the Leaving Trains, Black Tango, Death Bunny
March 1: Jackie Robinson YMCA, with the Angry Samoans, RasZebraE, Decision
April 11: Big John’s, Anaheim, with Love & Terror, Incomplete Monday
April 16: Club Cult
May 6: Spirit, with Ashcan School
May 9: New Generation, with Cambridge Apostles, Bell Jar
May 12: Club Fester
May 16: North Park Lions Club, with Specimen, Tell-Tale Hearts
May 31: Party at John Stees’ house
August 28: Spirit, with Camper van Beethoven, Idiot Savant, Social Spit
Oct. 22: Spirit

1987
Jan. 10: Spirit, with the Hitters, the Landlords, Dick Hippo, Blue Puss
Jan. 30: Club Cult (at Wok Express)

Art History

I’m working on my rock-‘n’-roll archives, exhuming a lot of ancient analog assets to share digitally with old bandmates. Here’s a shot I found in a set of low-quality Polaroids taken from an early rehearsal (circa 1985) with 3 Guys Called Jesus.

I’m eager to collect any sounds and sights from our old San Diego scene (as well as subsequent musical efforts in San Francisco). If you’ve seen this man, please ping me!