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Club C.O.D. (Come on Down) was a large venue in the Rogers Park/Edgewater area that played punk shows in the early 1980s. Because of its size, only larger acts played at C.O.D.'s - the smaller shows could be booked at Misfit's only a block away. It was a "remodeled basement club" that could hold "perhaps about a thousand people". C.O.D. met its doom on October 8th or 9th, 1982 (date needs verification) due to a fire under "mysterious circumstances", similiar to that of La Mere Vipere.
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In 1982, Eric Nihilist put on a lot of shows featuring national acts at C.O.D.
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Oct., 2014  Great club. I recall the Dead Kennedy's show in 1981 as really being the birth of the Chicago hardcore scene. It had been percolating for a long time at places like Oz, O'Banion's, etc. But this show was, for me anyway, the first time things really gelled for Chicago punk. It was actually two shows on consecutive nights in mid-Sept 1981. On the bill were the Dead Kennedys, Effigies, Naked Raygun, Husker Du, and Subverts. It was clear from the huge audience, the Chicago punk scene had suddenly grown exponentially, and there was something unique and cohesive about the Chicago sound. New bands were popping up left and right. That night the lead singers for the Effigies, Naked Raygun, and Suberts all opened their shows by jumping high in the air, hands on mike stand, with both legs straight out in this unique signature kind of move. I remember thinking how cool it was when Jello Biafra, (then the biggest "name" in hardcore) emulated that jump as an unspoken shout-out to Chicago punk.  Even Biafra seemed to know there was something special happening that night. He was in the audience both nights, slamming away as the other bands played. It seemed like this was the first night Chicago finally got the kind of punk scene it had been waiting for, no longer prisoner to musical trends from London, NYC, or LA.
  
 
== Notable Shows ==
 
== Notable Shows ==

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Club C.O.D. (Come on Down) was a large venue in the Rogers Park/Edgewater area that played punk shows in the early 1980s. Because of its size, only larger acts played at C.O.D.'s - the smaller shows could be booked at Misfit's only a block away. It was a "remodeled basement club" that could hold "perhaps about a thousand people". C.O.D. met its doom on October 8th or 9th, 1982 (date needs verification) due to a fire under "mysterious circumstances", similiar to that of La Mere Vipere.

In 1982, Eric Nihilist put on a lot of shows featuring national acts at C.O.D.

Location

  • 1201 W. Devon - Far north side corner of Devon and Sheridan

Club C.O.D. (Come on Down) was a large venue in the Rogers Park/Edgewater area that played punk shows in the early 1980s. Because of its size, only larger acts played at C.O.D.'s - the smaller shows could be booked at Misfit's only a block away. It was a "remodeled basement club" that could hold "perhaps about a thousand people". C.O.D. met its doom on October 8th or 9th, 1982 (date needs verification) due to a fire under "mysterious circumstances", similiar to that of La Mere Vipere.

In 1982, Eric Nihilist put on a lot of shows featuring national acts at C.O.D.

Oct., 2014 Great club. I recall the Dead Kennedy's show in 1981 as really being the birth of the Chicago hardcore scene. It had been percolating for a long time at places like Oz, O'Banion's, etc. But this show was, for me anyway, the first time things really gelled for Chicago punk. It was actually two shows on consecutive nights in mid-Sept 1981. On the bill were the Dead Kennedys, Effigies, Naked Raygun, Husker Du, and Subverts. It was clear from the huge audience, the Chicago punk scene had suddenly grown exponentially, and there was something unique and cohesive about the Chicago sound. New bands were popping up left and right. That night the lead singers for the Effigies, Naked Raygun, and Suberts all opened their shows by jumping high in the air, hands on mike stand, with both legs straight out in this unique signature kind of move. I remember thinking how cool it was when Jello Biafra, (then the biggest "name" in hardcore) emulated that jump as an unspoken shout-out to Chicago punk. Even Biafra seemed to know there was something special happening that night. He was in the audience both nights, slamming away as the other bands played. It seemed like this was the first night Chicago finally got the kind of punk scene it had been waiting for, no longer prisoner to musical trends from London, NYC, or LA.

Notable Shows

  • September 17, 1981 - The Dead Kennedys, Husker Du
  • September 18, 1981 - Husker Du, DK?
  • October 1, 1981 - Orchestral Manuevers in the Dark
  • October 10, 1981 - Birthday Party, The Effigies
  • October 26, 1981 - Modern English
  • December 26, 1981 - Anti-Patsi, Naked Raygun, 6 Feet Under
  • February 21, 1982 - The Damned
  • February 26, 1982 - The Effigies, Trial By Fire
  • March 4, 1982 - Die Kruzen, Six Feet Under, The Corrosives, Oil Tasters
  • March 20, 1982 - Flipper
  • April 1, 1982 - The Effigies (Bodybag 7" release party), Die Kreuzen
  • April 16, 1982 - Red Rockers
  • April 17, 1982 - Bad Brains, Articles of Faith, Air Raid
  • May 7, 1982 - Really Red, DV8, Articles of Faith, Occupants
  • May 22, 1982 - TSOL,
  • July 2, 1982 - Husker Du
  • September 3, 1982 - Vice Squad, Social Distortion, Youth Brigade
  • September 4, 1982 - The Effigies, L7
  • September 10, 1982 - Exploited, Blackouts
  • September 16, 1982 - Discharge, Battalion of Saints, Aggression
  • October 9, 1982 - Angelic Upstarts, Rights of the Accused, Anti-Bodies (fire date?)
  • May 18, 1984 - The Dickies (post-fire, almost certainly incorrect)

References