Monday, September 26, 2016

EAST SIDE CLUB

EAST SIDE CLUB
What: Club
Where: 1229 Chestnut, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
When: 1981-84?
Who: Neil Bartello ?

The East Side Club, in Philadelphia, was a private (membership card required) over-21 club. Along with the Kennel Club, Landmark Tavern, Reviva, Ripley's, Trocadero, Elks Centers, ESC was one of the best new wave / alternative club in Philly. When the Love Club closed, the promoter Bobby Startup began to work at the ESC booking punk/new wave bands. The program was daily with a succession of local bands, american and european acts.
Located in Center City the club was a subterranean big room with low ceiling and many of the flyers and artworks were made by Matt Marello [see here] (singer in the synthpunk band Executive Slacks).
Around 1983 some hardcore kids opened the West Side Club a basement for "all-ages" punk gigs in opposition to the ESC club policy. When the ESC closed (mid-80s) it became the Kurt's, a gay dance club.

Here's a list of gigs 1981-84, it's incomplete, so please help me to fill! 

1981 
jun. 19 - mission of burma / transfactor
jun. 20 - american passions (dc) / outsets (ny)
jul. 10 - bunnydrums / transfactor / head cheese
jul. 11 - bush tetras / ben wah torpedos
jul. 12 - impossible years
jul. 14 - responsible teenagers
jul. 15 - quincy
jul. 16 - the slits / the stickmen

aug. 17 - killing joke / no milk 
aug. 21 - killing joke / earthling (jpn)
aug. 27 - oingo boingo/ the stickmen
sep. 04 - waitresses / impossible years
sep. 05 - raybeats / fats deacon and the dumbwaiters
sep. 06 - classix nouveaux / transfactor
sep. 07 - mother may i
sep. 08 - project b
sep. 09 - suzi combo
sep. 10 - hooters

sep. 18 - a certain ratio / physical push
sep. 19 - our daughter's wedding / roustabouts
sep. 20 - jitterz
sep. 21 - shakin pyramids / no milk
sep. 22 - the unknowns
sep. 23 - duran duran / why things break
sep. 24 - pigbag / the stickmen
 
sep. 27 - nikko toy (ny) + fashion show
oct. 02 - konk (ny) / native tongue (aus)
oct. 03 - birthday party / john cooper-clarke / minimalics
oct. 04 - method actors / der mond
oct. 05 - orchestal manoevres in the dark / mother may i
oct. 06 - tantrum
oct. 07 - strays
oct. 08 - charlie normal
oct. 09 - tom verlaine / necessaries (ny)
oct. 10 - the db's / cheap perfume (ny)
oct. 11 - was (not was) / wayne kramer & brides of funkestein / stickmen
oct. 12 - decontrol
oct. 13 - the metrix
oct. 14 - equators (uk) / debteras
oct. 15 - echo & the bunnymen / no milk

oct. 16 - simple minds (uk) / the comateens
oct. 22 - the hooters
oct. 24 - the professionals / the skp's
oct. 25 - misfits / still missing
nov. 01 - reesa & the rooters
nov. 02 - emergency broadcast system
nov. 03 - the score
nov. 04 - the why o's (ny)
nov. 05 - the love dogs
nov. 06 - bush tetras / informed sources
nov. 07 - girls at our best / the offs
nov. 08 - babylon dance band
nov. 09 - tsol / autistic behavior
nov. 10 - the cheaters
nov. 11 - deprogrammers
nov. 12 - no milk / the stickmen / the heathens / wild women of wongo
nov. 13 - medium medium (uk) / mother may  i ? club of rome?
nov. 14 - the blasters (l.a.) / the hooks (ny)
nov. 15 - wkdu birthday live broadcast with the dance and the r.e.m.
nov. 16 - friction
nov. 17 - the moroccos
nov. 18 - new (uk) / china choir
nov. 19 - the facts
nov. 20 - wah! (uk) / new rotics
nov. 21 - mission of burma / united labor
nov. 22 - transfactor
nov. 23 - the suburbs
nov. 24 - the cameras
nov. 25 - the time
nov. 26 - molecules of force
nov. 27 - lenny kaye conncection / the readymades
nov. 28 - the nitecaps (ny) / the roustbouts
nov. 29 - vietnam (athens, ga)
nov. 30 - debteras

dec. 01 - charlie normal
dec. 02 - outside inter-fearance
dec. 03 - the trial
dec. 04 - pere ubu / tymon dogg (uk)
dec. 05 - the human condition / animal and minimalistics // the stick f'ks / the shake ?
dec. 06 - zero boys
dec. 07 - the suburban lawns (la)
dec. 08 - the insiders
dec. 09 - david smith four
dec. 10 - x neighbors & allies
dec. 11 - bunnydrums / physical push
dec. 12 - the cramps / gun club

dec. 13 - wall of voodoo
dec. 14 - emergency broadcast system
dec. 15 - s.k.p.'s
dec. 16 - the stickmen
dec. 17 - late teens
dec. 18 - nash the slash
dec. 19 - anti pasti (uk) / the dead boys
dec. 20 - kevin dunn & the regiment of women
dec. 21 - breu revueu
dec. 22 - edith massey & the evidence
dec. 23 - human switchboard // the proof ?
dec. 24 - the flying squids
dec. 25 - bad brains / informed sources
dec. 26 - the outsets (ny) / certain general (ny)
dec. 27 - iridescent sharks
dec. 28 - the maxxe
dec. 29 - the knobs
dec. 30 - united labor
dec. 31 - gang of four


1982
jan. 01 - executive slacks
jan. 29 - damned (uk) 
feb. 20 - executive slacks / 25 section 
mar. 01 - narthex
mar. 02 - eunichs from munich
mar. 03 - *dance to the music
mar. 04 - johnny thunders / the daughters (boston)
mar. 05 - certain generals / ben wah torpedos
mar. 06 - way of the west / lemmy caution
mar. 07 - *free dancing
mar. 08 - the sharks
mar. 09 - consenting adults
mar. 10 - *dance to the music
mar. 11 - dangerous birds (boston)
mar. 12 - v; (boston) / ozone (ny)
mar. 13 - sic fucks (ny) / red buckets
mar. 14 - *free dancing
mar. 15 - again again again
mar. 16 - the specimens (boston)
mar. 17 - *st. patrick's day dance party
mar. 18 - native tongue (boston)
mar. 19 - fleshtones / hunger project (ny)
mar. 20 - method actors / mother may i
mar. 21 - *free dancing
mar. 22 - the impossible years
mar. 23 - junior mints
mar. 24 - *dance to the music
mar. 25 - the dark (boston)
mar. 26 - medium medium / vietnam (athens, ga)
mar. 27 - informed sources / no cara's / crucial truth
mar. 28 - *free dancing
mar. 29 - green light
mar. 30 - skp's
mar. 31 - *dance to the music

apr. 01 - dancing cigarettes (indianapolis)
apr. 02 - pylon (athens, ga) / the egyptians (providence)
apr. 03 - head cheese / factuals (nashville)
apr. 04 - *free dance nite
apr. 05 - routine 9
apr. 06 - zemi
apr. 07 - *free dance nite
apr. 08 - girlschool (uk) / shrapnel (ny)
apr. 09 - dislocation dance (uk) / friction
apr. 10 - colors (ny) / nu este
apr. 11 - *free dance nite
apr. 12 - the incurables
apr. 13 - the heatens / pete baker's flame breathers
apr. 14 - der mond
apr. 15 - *midnite dance free
apr. 16 - orange juice / againagainagain
apr. 17 - rousers (ny) / hooks (ny)
apr. 18 - *free dance nite
apr. 19 - jitterbops
apr. 20 - wild stares (boston)
apr. 21 - *free dance nite
apr. 22 - wrinkle-muzik (ny)
apr. 23 - gun club / skp's
apr. 24 - no milk / regressive aid
apr. 25 - *free dance nite
apr. 26 - moses magnum
apr. 27 - rhythm of lies
apr. 28 - *free dance nite
apr. 29 - carsickness
apr. 30 - brian brain / skunkadelique
may 01 - fleshtones / digits

may 02 - romeo void / ministry
may 03 - criminal art
may 04 - channel 13
may 06 - clubs of rome
may 07 - mother may i / beau jeste
may 08 - depeche mode / minimalistics
may 10 - the shots
may 11 - duckey boys
may 13 - consenting adults / simon rec
may 14 - the reds / pittsburg late-teens
may 15 - urban verbs / deprogrammers
may 17 - love dogs
may 18 - marty watt / number crowd
may 20 - againagainagain / moot
may 21 - mission of burma / neats
may 22 - pretty poison / narthex
may 24 - racers
may 25 - jitterbops
may 27 - foreplay / baby culture may 28 - bush tetras / fox in sox /  panchromatic
may 29 - autistic behavior / decontrol / proteens
may 31 - private eyes
jun. 01 - not so bop
jun. 02 - *free dance nite
jun. 03 - ben wah torpedos / endorphins
jun. 04 - transfactor / harlequin / network
jun. 05 - a flock of seagulls / club of rom
jun. 06 - *free dance nite
jun. 07 - perfect strangers
jun. 08 - pacific orchestra
jun. 09 - *free dance nite
jun. 10 - moroccos / united labor
jun. 11 - new math (ny) / limbo district (thens, ga)
jun. 12 - professionals (uk) / defects
jun. 13 - *free dance nite
jun. 14 - the shots
jun. 15 - standard deviation
jun. 16 - *free dance nite
jun. 17 - nu este / rhythm of lines
jun. 18 - alan vega / executive slacks
jun. 19 - chelsea (uk) / circle jerks
jun. 20 - *free dance nite
jun. 21 - bad nerves
jun. 22 - eunuchs from munich
jun. 23 - *free dance nite
jun. 24 - skp's / der mond
jun. 25 - b-movie (uk) / the vels
jun. 26 - informed sources / black market baby
jun. 27 - *free dance nite
jun. 28 - james storm
jun. 29 - moses magnum
jun. 30 - *free dance nite

jul. 03 - richard hell & the voidoids / the outsets
jul. 24 - stray cats / executive slacks
jul. 27 - junior mints
jul. 29 - scientific americans / narthex
jul. 30 - pretty posion / tommy keene
jul. 31 - cabaret futura (richard strange, dave winthrop, the passage, pulse, liz finch)
aug. 06 - sex in miami / skunkadelique
aug. 16 - tone controls
aug. 17 - breakers
aug. 19 - standing waves / duckey boys
aug. 20 - chron gen / decontrol
aug. 21 - cosmetic / sensory fix
aug. 23 - beru revue
aug. 24 - the public
aug. 26 - billy idol / regressive aid
aug. 27 - members / pauline black
aug. 28 - executive slacks / prisoners of beat
aug. 30 - bon bon / the jones boys
aug. 31 - endorphins

nov. 12 - the fixx (uk) / the vels
nov. 13 - medium medium (uk) / club of rome 

nov. 26 - r.e.m. / red buckets
dec. 31 - bunnydrums / pretty poison / executive slacks

1983
jan. 02 - *free dance nite
jan. 03 - executives
jan. 04 - neo clan
jan. 05 - *free dance nite
jan. 06 - limbo district (athens, ga)
jan. 07 - uk subs / seeds of terror
jan. 08 - vels / sex in miami (ny)
jan. 09 - *free dance nite
jan. 10 - the guise
jan. 11 - the hens
jan. 12 - *free dance nite
jan. 13 - the future
jan. 14 - neats (boston)/ the fad
jan. 15 - d.o.a. / autistic behavior
jan. 16 - *free dance nite
jan. 17 - eugene chadbourne's shockabilly
jan. 18 - grey dominion
jan. 19 - *free dance nite
jan. 20 - the dark / $3
jan. 21 - the members (uk) / ducky boys
jan. 22 - exploited (uk) / seeds of terror
jan. 23 - *free dance nite
jan. 24 - red shift
jan. 25 - bellevues
jan. 26 - *free dance nite
jan. 27 - interpol
jan. 28 - dolce vita (ny) / ?
jan. 29 - anti nowhere league / little gentlemen
jan. 30 - *free dance nite
jan. 31 - ruin

feb. 05 - black flag / minutemen / nig-heist 
feb. 07 - idles of march / blood farmers 
feb. 08 - dog beans
feb. 10 - band from glad
feb. 11 - informed sources / sex in miami 
feb. 12 - shakin pyramids / beat rodeo
feb. 14 - the fad
feb. 15 - rhythm of lines
feb. 17 - cousins
feb. 18 - nitecaps / single strings
feb. 19 - polyrock
feb. 21 - cadre 8
feb. 22 - experimental products
feb. 24 - blue vipers
feb. 25 - holly and the italians / duckey boys
feb. 26 - gun club / dance factory
feb. 28 - beru revue

mar. 04 - public image ltd.
mar. 25 - the sound
apr. 02 - angry samoans / blunderboys / f.o.d.
apr. 15 - informed sources / replacements / little gentlemen
apr. 16 - die haut / 3 teens kill 4

apr. 18 - ruin
apr. 28 - futurama festival (red buckets, church burners, little glass figures, heathens, crisis to crisis, moroccos, zencons, threashed on classics)
apr. 29 - polyrock / bangles
apr. 30 - martha and the muffins / mother may i

may 01 - flipper / sex in miami
may 02 - plasticland (milwaukee)
may 03 - phil'n' the blanks
may 04 - *free dance nite
may 05 - terminal! party (bunnydrums, ruin)

may 06 - 52nd street (uk) / quando quango (uk)
may 07 - circle jerks / kraut (ny)
may 08 - *free dance nite
may 09 - brains (atlanta)
may 10 - two box turn
may 11 - *free dance nite
may 12 - pretty posion / grey dominion
may 13 - shreikback (uk) / single strings (ny)
may 14 - pride (uk) / cosmetic (uk)
may 15 - *free dance nite
may 16 - the future by r.l. panack
may 17 - scam jam
may 18 - *free dance nite
may 19 - neats (boston) / chemical imbalance
may 20 - specimen (uk) / sic kidz (uk) / sex beat (uk)
may 21 - malaria (deu) / khmer rouge
may 22 - *free dance nite
may 23 - ?
may 24 - diseased media
may 25 - *free dance nite
may 26 - the fad / chris moffa and the competition
may 27 - danse society (uk) / executive slacks
may 28 - suburbs (minnesota) / breakfast in bed boston)
may 29 - *free dance nite
may 30 - executives
may 31 - experimental products
jun. 01 - *free dance nite
jun. 02 - november group / joneses
jun. 03 - our daughter's wedding / girls downstairs
jun. 04 - medium medium (uk) / dance factor
jun. 05 - corvairs (ny) / dream syndicate
jun. 06 - a birdseye view
jun. 07 - spring garden music
jun. 08 - *free dance nite
jun. 09 - ruin / janitor mints
jun. 10 - slickee boys (d.c.) / tommy keene / velvet monkeys
jun. 11 - don fury band / initial attack
jun. 12 - dream syndicate / dangerous birds
jun. 13 - flying squid
jun. 14 - flamin bango bangos
jun. 15 - *free dance nite
jun. 16 - new models (boston) / ducky boys
jun. 17 - damned (uk) / lou miami (boston)
jun. 18 - anti nowhere league / flag of democracy
jun. 19 - *free dance nite
jun. 20 - the nults
jun. 21 - crash course in science
jun. 22 - *free dance nite
jun. 23 - executive slacks / church burners
jun. 24 - einsturzende neubauten / laceration team (ny) / the swans (ny)
jun. 25 - madonna (ny) / prince charles and the city beat band (boston)
jun. 26 - *free dance nite
jun. 27 - 10,000 maniacs
jun. 28 - polite quartet
jun. 29 - *free dance nite
jun. 30 - futurama

jul. 01 - the vels / positive craze
jul. 02 - *free dance nite
jul. 07 - ub 40 (uk)
jul. 09 - *free dance nite
jul. 14 - ministry
jul. 16 - *free dance nite 
jul. 17 - damned
jul. 23 - *free dance nite
jul. 30 - *free dance nite
aug. 02 - interplay
aug. 09 - stardard diviation

aug. 15 - t'dochid
aug. 16 - tuff duck
aug. 23 - woz
aug. 30 - carbon

sep. 09 - sisters of mercy / mr. mehta
sep. 16 - stickmen / initial attack / heathens
sep. 23 - pretty poison / fondas / fad
sep. 30 - bunnydrums / here today / dance factor
oct. 04 - paul sears (ex muffins)
oct. 06 - brian brain (uk) / chant!
oct. 07 - november group (boston) / native tongue (boston)
oct. 11 - onyx azza (baltimore)
oct. 14 - david jay (bauhaus) / flaming bango bango's 
oct. 17 - bohemia
oct. 18 - ambush bugs
oct. 20 - futurama festival (the laughing masters..)
oct. 21 - executive slacks / sonic youth / live skull
oct. 24 - persian gulf
oct. 25 - heathens / lungs
oct. 27 - the cramps / sic kidz
oct. 28 - alien sex fiend / sex in miami

nov. 01 - face ditch
nov. 03 - a.p.b. / mother may i
nov. 04 - lords of the new church / fuzztones (ny)
nov. 11 - green on red / red buckets 
nov. 17 - hunters and collectors / opposite sect
nov. 18 - sex gang children / mr. mehta
nov. 21 - diseased media
nov. 22 - o boy
nov. 25 -
kissing the pink (uk) / glorious strangers (ny) 
nov. 28 - the sites
nov. 29 - spring garden music

dec. 01 - the chant / the maytags
dec. 02 - dickies (la) / ruin
dec. 03 - *dance nite
dec. 04 - *free dance nite
dec. 05 - the outsets (ny
dec. 06 - 84 rooms (sf) / dead milkmen
dec. 07 - *free dance nite
dec. 08 - girls downstairs / accent on travvel
dec. 09 - the specimen (uk) / blackouts (seattle)
dec. 10 - *dance nite
dec. 11 - *free dance nite
dec. 12 - jones boys / westwind
dec. 13 - freedom fighters (baltimore)
dec. 14 - *free dance nite
dec. 15 - nomadic tools / urban gorillas (minnesota)
dec. 16 - 999 (uk) / mission (baltimore)
dec. 17 - *dance nite
dec. 18 - *free dance nite
dec. 19 - life after bob / incurables
dec. 20 - akimbo slack
dec. 21 - *free dance nite
dec. 22 - dance factor / modern cities
dec. 23 - go betweens (australia) / thefad
dec. 24- *dance nite
dec. 25 - *free dance nite
dec. 26 - gung ho / steve strange
dec. 27 - little glass figures / minor mode / luau's
dec. 28 - *free dance nite
dec. 29 - t'dochid / experimental products
dec. 30 - she (dc) / floor kiss (ny)
dec. 31 - cocteau twins / executive slacks ? girls downstairs ?

1984 
apr. 12 - sisters of mercy
may 07 - circle jerks
jun. 04 - endorphins
jun. 14 - nick cave and the bad seed
jun. 28 - ministry
jul. 01 - *dance party
jul. 02 - the fad
jul. 03 - mcrad / dead milkmen
jul. 04 - *dance party
jul. 05 - the dance (ny) / filter out
jul. 06 - *power 99 dance night
jul. 07 - *dance party
jul. 08 - *dance party
jul. 09 - friction
jul. 10 - happy hour
jul. 11 -*dance party
jul. 12 - test. dept. (uk) / the church burners
jul. 13 - *power 99 dance night
jul. 14 - *dance party
jul. 15 - *dance party
jul. 16 - jamison smoothdog
jul. 17 - tribal rites (ny)
jul. 18 - *dance party
jul. 19 - the cult (uk) / mr. mehta
jul. 20 - *power 99 dance night
jul. 21 - *dance party
jul. 22 - *dance party
jul. 23 - us boy / the clap
jul. 24 - other mothers (athens)
jul. 25 - *dance party
jul. 26 - blood on the saddle (la) / butcher brothers
jul. 27 - *power 99 dance night
jul. 28 - *dance party
jul. 29 - *dance party
jul. 30 - tete noires (minnesota)
jul. 31 - timmi and the african rhythms

aug. 01 - *dance party
aug. 02 - way of the west
aug. 03 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 04 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 05 - *dance night
aug. 06 - g-spot (tx)
aug. 07 - m-faktor
aug. 08 - *dance party
aug. 09 - the chameleons (uk) // dance factor / modern cities ?
aug. 10 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 11 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 12 - *dance party
aug. 13 - ekg
aug. 14 - dickies (la) / decontrol
aug. 15 - *dance night
aug. 16 - agent orange (la) / sadistic exploits / m.ia. (la)
aug. 17 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 18 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 19 - *dance party
aug. 20 - jamison smoothdog
aug. 21 - dv8
aug. 22 - *dance party
aug. 23 - certain general (ny) / band of outsiders
aug. 24 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 25 - *power 99 dance night
aug. 26 - dance night
aug. 27 - smash palace / five story fall
aug. 28 - duck tape / king rhythm
aug. 29 - *dance night
aug. 30 - executive slacks / mr. mehta
aug. 31 - *power 99 dance night
sep. 06 - futurama festival (ben vaughn combo, 150 bolos, life after bob, st. hitler, rodney wittenburg, zen cons)
sep. 08 - asbestos rockpyle / rat at rat r 

sep. 27 - ruin / mcrad
sep. 29 - 45 grave (la) / sadistic exploits
oct. 04 - ministry / front 242
oct. 13 - tones on tail (uk) / modern cities
oct. 18 - sadistic exploits / mydolls 
oct. 20 - moodist / 5 story fall
oct. 24 - black flag / saccharine trust / tom troccoli's dog
oct. 25 - big black (chicago) / duck tape
oct. 26 - the lyres (boston) / what is this? (la)
oct. 27 - meat puppets / stretch marks
nov. 15 - true west / the fad
nov. 16 - rat at rat r / no trend

nov. 17 - decontrol / little gentlemen / psychotic norman

198?
sep. 18 - popular mechanics
apr. 13 - fear magazine presents: heathens 
apr. 22 - bush tetras / cadre 8
apr. 23 - jah wobble / executives slacks
may 15 - initial attack / butcher brothers 

A selection of flyers:
 
 
 
 
 

7 comments:

  1. do you have any videos of Gang of Four New Years 1981?

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  2. I was at that show - no videos tho'...

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  3. I was the bassist in the Ben Wah Torpedos A band girlfriend kept a log of all our gigs so i can help you fill in a few:
    the july 11th gig w/ the Bush Tetras is our firs ESC gig. these followed:

    Sept 16 1981 Opened for Alex Chilton
    November 29 1981 (we must have opened for Vietnam)
    March 5, 1982 you already have
    June 3 1982 you already have

    Thanks for putting all this up!

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  4. I was in many of these in 83 and 84, like The Lords of The New Church or Girls Downstairs. I had the membership card

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  5. I've come across a couple ESC caledars I could pass along to help you verify your listings. If you send me your e-mail address I could send them to you as attachmnets.Just let me know.

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  6. Thank you for such a well written article. It’s full of insightful information and entertaining descriptions. Your point of view is the best among many.
    Box Athens

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  7. Thanks for remembering the Landmark Tavern. Some crazy nights in there. Cheers from Linda.

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