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== Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1981 ==
 
== Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1981 ==
  
* [[Autumn Records]] releases the [[Busted at Oz]] compilaiton
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* January 1981 - [[Exit]] opens at 1653 N Wells (it had previously been known as [[Wizards]].
* Autumn Records release [[The Effigies]] Haunted Town EP
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* January 24, 1981 - [[Naked Raygun]], [[Strike Under]], and [[Silver Abuse]] play a party at [[John Lundin]]'s loft at 180 N Wacker.  The show is discussed at this [http://chicagopunkpix.com/forum/index.php?topic=545.0 CPP thread]
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/stages04.html January 31, 1981] - [[Special Affect]] plays its final show at [[Stages]]; [[Strike Under]] and [[Western Front]] open
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* February 19, 1981 - [[Naked Raygun]] plays the [[Club 950 Lucky Number]]
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* February 20 and 22, 1981 - [[Oz]] is [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/Interviews/OZbust.html raided] by Chicago's finest, and owner [[Dem Hopkins]] is briefly jailed
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* March 1981 - [[Touch and Go]] releases their first record, a 7" by [http://www.tgrec.com/bands/album.php?id=304 The Fix]
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* March 7, 1981 - Bauhaus plays [[Space Place]] with [[Naked Raygun]] opening
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* March 9-11, 1981 - [[Busted at Oz]] is recorded at [[Oz]]'s North Broadway location.  It would be released on [[Autumn Records]] later that year.
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* [http://www.dementlieu.com/~obik/arc/blackflag/81/live0323.html March 23, 1981] - Black Flag plays [[Space Place]]; Husker Du plays the after party at [[Oz]] (the infamous [http://www.thirdav.com/hd_discog/05_live_audio.html#23Mar1981 "blue paint"] show)
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* April 1981 - [[Wax Trax]] releases [[Strike Under]]'s '''''[http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/Misc01.html Immediate Action]''''' 12"
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* April 1981 - during Northwestern's spring break, [[Steve Albini]] records [[Big Black]]'s first EP, '''''Lungs'''''
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* April 10, 1981 - [[Effigies]] play Oz.  A bootleg of this gig exists.
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* April 11, 1981 - [[Strike Under]], [[Naked Raygun]] and the [[Effigies]] play [[Space Place]]
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* April 15, 1981 - [[Da]] releases their first 7", '''''Dark Rooms'''''
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/NorthE01.html April 17, 1981] - WZRD sponsors a free show at Northeastern Illinois University with [[Strike Under]] and the [[Effigies]]
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* April 18, 1981 - [[Naked Raygun]] plays [http://www.thirdav.com/hd_posters/p198104.jpg Minneapolis].  [[Marko Pezzati]]'s final gig with the band.
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OZ05.html April 24, 1981] - [http://www.comnet.ca/~rina/uxa.html UXA] plays [[Oz]]
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OZ02.html April 25-26, 1981] - D.O.A. plays [[Oz]] with the [[Subverts]], part of the [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/Misc04.html Hardcore '81] tour
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/spacep02.html May 2, 1981] - [[Strike Under]], [[Naked Raygun]], and the [[Effigies]] play [[Space Place]]
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* May 9th, 1981 - [[Oz]] closed for good.
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* June 24, 1981 - The [[Subverts]] play [[O'Banions]] with the Fix.
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OB05.html June 29, 1981] - [[Naked Raygun]] plays [[O'Banions]]
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OB13.html July 4, 1981] - [[Strike Under]] plays the 4th of July show at [[O'Banions]]
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* [http://www.dementlieu.com/~obik/arc/blackflag/81/live0715.html July 15, 1981] - Black Flag plays Tuts with the [[Effigies]] and [[DV8]].  Flag bassist Chuck Dukowski beats up a bouncer.
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* July 16, 1981 - The Fall plays [[Tuts]]; [[Naked Raygun]] opens.  For their encore, Raygun plays "Libido" with all the band members completely naked
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* August 3, 1981 - Minor Threat plays [[O'Banions]] with Youth Brigade and the Necros
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* August 4, 1981 - [[Navastrau]] plays their first show at [[Exit]]
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* August 6, 1981 - Husker Du plays the [[Club 950 Lucky Number]].  The show was [http://www.thirdav.com/zinestuff/coolest16.html reviewed] in the [[Coolest Retard]]
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* August 16, 1981 - [[Space Place]] sponsors an all-day free show called the "Left Bank Street Fair", featuring (among others) [[Direct Drive]], [[Epicycle]], [[The Objects]], [[Bohemia]], [[Strike Under]], [[Screamin' Rachael and Remote]], and [[DV8]].  According to owner [[Rich Harrington]], the show "was supposed to be outdoors, but got moved indoors because we didn't pay off the alderman."
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* September 1981 - Minor Threat guitarist Lyle Preslar relocates to Chicago to attend Northwestern.  The band temporarily broke up, but would reform less than a year later when Preslar dropped out and returned to DC.
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OB09.html September 5, 1981] - [[Strike Under]]'s first anniversary show, at [[O'Banions]]
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* September 17, 1981 - [[Coolest Retard]] party at the [[Artful Dodger]]
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* [http://www.theworld.com/~thirdave/hd_posters/p19810917.gif September 17-18, 1981] - the Dead Kennedys play [[C.O.D.]], with Husker Du, [[Naked Raygun]], the [[Effigies]], and [[Strike Under]]
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* October 9, 1981 - [[Strike Under]] and [[Naked Raygun]] play [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/Gaspar01.html Gaspar's]
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* October 10, 1981 - The Birthday Party plays [[C.O.D.]] with the [[Effigies]] opening
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* October 16-17, 1981 - Benefit concerts for [[O'Banions]].  The [[Effigies]] [http://www.dementlieu.com/~obik/arc/effigies/int_flip30.html refused] to play, claiming the club owners cared more about making money than supporting the punk scene.
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OB08.html October 31, 1981] - TSOL plays [[O'Banions]] with [[Naked Raygun]] and the [[Subverts]].  There was a costume contest.
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* November 1981 - Autumn Records release [[The Effigies]] Haunted Town EP
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* November 1981 - [[C.O.D.]] hosts a "punk weekend" with the [[Effigies]], TSOL, Tom Verlaine, and the Professionals. A review in the [http://www.dementlieu.com/~obik/arc/effigies/int_aliveslam.html Chicago Reader] terms the Effigies "the best band in Chicago when it comes to opening the floodgates for manic release."
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* November 24, 1981 - [[Six Feet Under]] and the [[Effigies]] play [[Exit]]
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* December 1981 - [[Strike Under]] breaks up
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* [http://www.dementlieu.com/%7Eobik/arc/effigies/flyerm019.html December 5, 1981] - [[Effigies]] play [[O'Banions]] with [[Six Feet Under]].  It is the [[Effigies]] final local show before leaving on their West Coast tour
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* [http://www.chicagopunkpix.com/flyers/OB04.html December 12, 1981] - [[Direct Drive]] plays [[O'Banions]]--probably one of their final shows before changing their name to [[Articles of Faith]]
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* December 26, 1981 - Anti-Pasti, [[6 Feet Under]] and [[Naked Raygun]] [http://www.dementlieu.com/users/obik/arc/blackflag/81/live1229.html play] at [[C.O.D.]]
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* December 31, 1981 - [[Naked Raygun]] and [[Trial by Fire]] play [[O'Banions]].  Perhaps Trial by Fire's first show.
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== Records Releases ==
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* [[Da]] - ''Dark Rooms 7"''
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* [[DV8]] - ''Learn to Say Goodbye / Guns on the Right 7"''
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* [[Stations]] - ''Against the Grain 7"''
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* [[Strike Under]] - ''Immediate Action EP''
  
 
[[Category:Chicago Punk by Year]]
 
[[Category:Chicago Punk by Year]]

Latest revision as of 22:51, 9 August 2010

Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1981

Records Releases

  • Da - Dark Rooms 7"
  • DV8 - Learn to Say Goodbye / Guns on the Right 7"
  • Stations - Against the Grain 7"
  • Strike Under - Immediate Action EP