26-Nov-2015 (Thu)
Wherein there are many ancient flyers.

Here's something for you to chew through on Thanksgiving: I posted a collection of old flyers from Covered Wagon Saloon, Annie's Social Club and Cherry Bar. It's very incomplete -- I only have about 150 so far -- but it's a start.


It was quite the process to gather these. I dredged through Google Images, eBay, some poster merchants and a Facebook group or two. Attaching the proper date to the images was the hard part, since flyers rarely have the year on them, and, for example, January 28 fell on a Saturday in 1989, 1995, 2006 and 2012.

Sometimes you can tell 1989 from 1995 by the fonts, but not always, so I ended up googling birth and death dates of bands to narrow it down. But even that doesn't help much for a lot of these, because apparently punk bands are immortal and Wikipedia lists every one of them as "1982-present".

Anyway, a lot of these images are horribly low quality. If you have originals of these (or others) sitting around in a box in your basement, please aim your phone at them and send me a high resolution version, ok?

There's a similar archive for old DNA Lounge flyers, but you already knew that.

2 Responses:

  1. CJ says:

    The lack of years on show flyers has always annoyed me. When was your tour? I must know!

  2. RegorA says:

    This is a very worthy project. I've always wished there was a comprehensive collection of poster pics from the same era in Sacramento.

    Also, at the risk of being pedantic, according to the band "Victims Family" is not intended to be possessive so the lack of an apostrophe is intentional.