1980

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Notable Chicago Punk Events in 1980

  • February 1980 - End Result's first show at Mercy Mission Home For Boys - 1140 West Jackson - where Alan Jones resided.
  • March 6, 1980 - The Imports debut at Ann Arkees in Chicago.
  • April 30, 1980 - Grand Opening of Club 950 Lucky Number with headliners Special Affect
  • May 1, 1980 - Public Image Limited plays at the Riviera
  • May 17, 1980 - the Ramones play at UIC
  • June 1980 - Steve Albini moves to Chicago from Montana to enroll at Northwestern
  • June 21, 1980 - Negro Commando (soon to be Naked Raygun) play their first show at 222 S. Morgan St.
  • July 12, 1980 - Devo plays the Aragon Ballroom
  • September 5, 1980 - Strike Under plays their first gig, at Northwestern
  • September or October 1980 - Earl Letiecq meets the other members of what would become The Effigies at Oz
  • October 5, 1980 - Naked Raygun's third gig, in Detroit. Before the show, the band has to retrieve Bobby Strange's drums from the pawn shop.
  • November 9, 1980 The Effigies played at Oz, their first show ever
  • November 27 & 29, 1980 - Strike Under play Oz
  • December 1980 - Oz on Hubbard Street closes; the club relocates to its third (and final) location at 3714 N Broadway
  • December 5, 1980 - The Imports play their final gig at Seventh Street Entry in Minneapolis.
  • December 9, 1980 - Strike Under plays Waves. Steve and Chris Bjorklund got in a fight onstage, culminating with Steve Bjorklund jumping off stage, trashing a pinball machine, and leaving the club mid-gig. The band never played Waves again.
  • December 10, 1980 - Mission of Burma plays Waves (the ad for the show misidentifies them as "Mission From Burma"). Da opens.
  • December 12, 1980 - Black Flag plays Stages, with the Effigies. Captain Beefheart plays Tuts that night also.
  • December 13, 1980 - Black Flag plays Oz
  • December 31, 1980 - Naked Raygun and the Wayouts play Oz. It is Jim Colao's first gig with Raygun

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