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Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby atomjackfuser on Thu May 30, 2013 9:18 pm

I could not find this topic in the archives. If I missed it, my apologies. With that said...

The Outhouse (Lawrence, KS) I only saw one show there, but it was my first punk show.
Creepy Crawl (St. Louis - One on Tucker) Such a shit hole, but damn it I saw a ton of great shows there.
Rocket Bar Having a knowledgeable, connected booker, brought in shows that probably would have skipped St. Louis over.

I'd say Replay Lounge, but it's still there.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby jeff_fox on Thu May 30, 2013 9:20 pm

Garden of Miracles Duh.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby numberthirty on Thu May 30, 2013 9:23 pm

Man, the ones in Illinois are pretty obvious. I'll let someone else list them.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby numberthirty on Thu May 30, 2013 9:26 pm

Actually, Malo's. Total dive. Too many lousy metal shows to count. It was usually fun.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Jeremy B on Thu May 30, 2013 9:30 pm

The original Gabe's Oasis, in Iowa City, before it changed ownership and name to the Picador, and then changed owner again, and went back to being Gabe's......again.

It was a right proper shithole, and I saw some amazing bands there over a period of 9 years (ages 15-24). Also had some amazing times. I am sure BRW has some great war stories from that place.

Anyway, that is mine.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Trey on Thu May 30, 2013 9:33 pm

Emo's, Houston
Covered Dish, Gainsville FL
Club Safe Parking, Houston
Club Spacefish, Orlando
The Go Lounge, Orlando
The Black Eyed Susan, Daytona Beach
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby jeff_fox on Thu May 30, 2013 9:36 pm

Jeremy B wrote:The original Gabe's Oasis, in Iowa City, before it changed ownership and name to the Picador, and then changed owner again became Gabe's again.

It was a right proper shithole, and I saw some amazing bands there over a period of 9 years (ages 15-24). Also had some amazing times. I am sure BRW has some great war stories from that place.

Anyway, that is mine.

Love that place. I played there in like '05. Our drummer leaned on a wall and some baby roaches fell from the wall onto his shoulder.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby lemur68 on Thu May 30, 2013 9:47 pm

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Angus Jung on Thu May 30, 2013 9:55 pm

Metropophobobia, downtown Phoenix, early '90s.

Before the Diamondbacks built their stadium, downtown Phoenix had a very post-apocalypse feel to it at night. The 'bobe was this great little 'oasis' in the surrounding nowhere.

Memorable shows: the Haters (got to open for them), Blowhole, Fibulator (great Bay Area band, right up the same alley as Thinking Fellers but never really got heard outside the Bay - if you're a TFUL person try to track their shit down), a couple 'secret' SCG shows, Maybe Mental, etc etc.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Dave//Eksvplot on Thu May 30, 2013 10:03 pm

Looking back on it, I kind of miss The Globe in Milwaukee. Maybe it wasn't the best venue of all time, or the coolest hang-out or whatever, but many many good bands performed on that small stage over the years, and I even played a few memorable shows there myself. The PA was decent and the layout was such that everyone was forced to hangout in the same room, meaning patrons were encouraged to pay attention to the music.

Also kind of miss The Oak Street Theater in Minneapolis. Managed to see some very good films there. It was fitting that when they screened Goodbye Dragon Inn there was a lot of legroom.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Tommy on Fri May 31, 2013 10:45 am

The Blue Note - original location before it moved around 1990 (Columbia, MO) - Home of Husker Du's last show ever. Some notable shows I remember include Firehose circa Fromohio and Meat Puppets circa Monsters. Uncle Tupelo played here many times before they ever put out a record.

What's This? (Columbia, MO) - tiny shithole DIY space where I saw countless punk bands. Also Uncle Tupelo.

Lounge Ax (Chicago, IL) - needs no description.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby kerble on Fri May 31, 2013 10:54 am

great thread.

a few years back, I created, curated and constructed an exhibit called Nomadic Studio with my lady and a non-profit we worked with. one of the "studios" I designed was a convertible stage:
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Throughout the exhibition, the Convertible Stage in the main gallery transformed several times to represent different venues in Chicago that have closed. A\V Aerie, the loft space in Fulton Market’s warehouse district and the underground club, Union Rock Yards in Humboldt park were paid homage through both the recreation of the venues as well as through encore performances of the bands who played the nights the venues closed. (Baby Teeth, Tim Kinsella and Willis P. Jenkins for A\V and Bear Claw, the Bismarck and Bottomless Pit for URY)

The artists involved in these venues are still active creative forces to this day, and were given an opportunity to become nomadic and move their spaces within our walls. The stage was designed by Faiz Razi with Marshall Preheim and Pat Kenneally of A\V Aerie and Rich Fessler and Mark Oster of Union Rock Yards. Jose Rosello aided in the construction of the Union Rock Yards stage.


but yeah, I loved those places deeply. Since it's long passed, the third stage was going to be the Lounge Ax, but Coctails didn't have time to relearn everything for a "last night revival". We were super close, though.


More recently, I'm super sad that Garden of Miracles closed. I was lucky to have gotten the chance to play there.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby numberthirty on Fri May 31, 2013 10:54 am

Tommy wrote:Lounge Ax (Chicago, IL) - needs no description.


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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Dave N. on Fri May 31, 2013 10:56 am

The Axiom- Houston
Emo's- Houston
Sun Club- Tempe
DPC- Tucson
Elk's Lodge (South)- Flagstaff

I'm starting to miss Emo's on Red River.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby numberthirty on Fri May 31, 2013 10:58 am

Since I haven't seen anyone mention it -

Fireside Bowl(Chicago, IL): Too many great shows to count. Hammer. All switching instruments to play "Rebel Yell". A bunch of Drag The River shows.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby first2letters on Fri May 31, 2013 11:02 am

Dave N. wrote:I'm starting to miss Emo's on Red River.


I was gonna say the same thing.

I also miss Speak In Tongues (Cleveland) and am glad I was at Luciano's (Pittsburgh) for this and many other shows:

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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby yaledelay on Fri May 31, 2013 11:29 am

Concert Cafe - Green Bay Wi, you are mecca to me.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby 154 on Fri May 31, 2013 11:40 am

The Spot: all ages youth center in Denver, late '90s. Had a pretty big music room (150-ish), a good stage, and looked a bit like the Drug Church inside. The best part was it had 4 ping pong tables upstairs: perfect during lousy bands. It closed because a crust punk snuck in booze/drugs and broke some windows. AWESOME.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby tallchris on Fri May 31, 2013 12:07 pm

The 3B Tavern, Bellingham, WA.

Owned by Aaron from the Mono Men. Home to thousands of great rocks shows. They'd get you drunk, pay you well, and it sounded amazing.

The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA.

Greatest venue in Seattle. Great staff, Jim is/was the best sound guy in town and he had that room DIALED. First venue I ever felt at home at in Seattle.
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Re: Favorite Defunct Venue(s)

Postby Tommy on Fri May 31, 2013 12:15 pm

tallchris wrote:The Crocodile Cafe, Seattle, WA.


I also liked this place when I visited Seattle sometime around '98. Saw Swervedriver and Spoon.
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