Tag Archives: posters

Crucifucks / Tar Babies / Tucumcari Rattlers poster for 1984 show in Minneapolis

20 Mar

Replacements flyer for 1983 show at The Upper Deck

20 Mar

Shellac/Six Finger Satellite/Tar/MX-80 Sound flyer from Chicago ballroom concert

17 Feb

Got to this show 24 hours early by mistake, made the best of it by hitting Chicago record stores for a day. I still can’t believe I got to see MX-80 Sound in concert….

Johnny Thunders and Wayne Kramer’s GANGWAR flyer, live at Sam’s, Minneapolis, July 30, 1980

2 Feb

 

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Johnny’s cigarette butt, courtesy of Scott Grubich

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photos courtesy of Tommy Smith III

 

 

 

 

those rad posters I found in Iowa about ten years ago

21 Jan


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I used to work for record distributor ADA, and I was privileged to travel the back roads of the mid-west, searching for record stores. On a visit to exotic Sioux City while visiting legendary record store Uncle John, I saw some unusual posters hung up in the back of the store. I asked store manager Thad Sand about them, noting they presented many bands I had never heard of. This scene of bands seemed to be based in mid-1970s Western Iowa; the musical acts seemingly lost in time in the age of the internet. Thad said “we have a bunch more of these in this box”, pointing to a package stuffed behind a pinball machine. Amazed, I made an offer on the entire box, bought them all, and brought them back to Minnesota. Terry Drea was a booking agent that put on shows in Western Iowa, many at The Twin Lakes-Lookout Ballroom in Rockwell City and the Starlight Ballroom in Carroll.  I donated some of them to The Iowa Rock n Roll Hall of Fame, traded some to historian Tom Tourville, and gave one to Johnnie Bolin. Johnnie was then drumming for Black Oak Arkansas, and he was shocked I had posters of his teenaged band Malachai. Note: the poster shown by Iron Maiden is NOT the British metal giants. Other bands on the posters: Vixen (they went onto bigger things) Truth & Janey, Terrace, Van Man Grease Band, Armageddon, Burntshoe, Kickin, Magic, Spencer, Sass, Rural, Kilowatt Pioneers, & Stack.

More cool posters I found vol. IX

11 Nov
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