Monday, September 12, 2016

LHASA CLUB

LHASA CLUB
What:
Club
Where:
Hollywood, California
When:
1982-88
Who:
Jean-Pierre Boccara

The Lhasa Club, a small 100-person capacity club in Hollywood, was famous for providing an ecletic program. Jean-Pierre Boccara opened the club in 1982 and started to book punk/new wave band combined with performance artists, cabaret acts, comedians, poets and art-exhibition.  
"All forms would be possible. Whether it was modern dance or a punk band, that's fine, as long as it's entertaining and intelligent." said Boccara about the Lhasa.

In 1984 the Lhasa Club released a live-compilation called "The Lives of Lhasa" which included songs by The Fibonaccis, Pell Mell, Linda J. Albertano, Necropolis of Love, Food and Shelter, Les Toulose, Pink Mink, Michael Peppe, Henry Rollins.

Around 1985, Boccara began to film the performances with the idea to realize a video with 100 performances. He didn't succeed, but thirty years later he released them on internet as "The Lhasa Club Tapes" (with Tomata DuPlenty, Henry Rollins, Marina LaPalma..).

After some issues he had to close the Lhasa Club but re-opened in a bigger venue and change the name to Lhasaland. Later Boccara found the successful and exclusive Cafè Largo and Luna Park.


Here's a list of gigs 1982-85, it's incomplete, so please help me to fill! 

1982
sep. 25 - red wedding
oct. 07 - the bangs 
nov. 13 - food and shelter
dec. 23 - patrick english and flea / alain johannes and hillel slovak (what is this) / dj skood
??? - f-stop fitzgerald (performance)

1983
jan. 09-22 - elisa leonelli (photographs exhibition)
mar. 06 - los lobos / ?
mar. 10 - red wedding / necropolis of love / john fleck
mar. 11 - red wedding / modern sound of quiet
apr. 22 - psychobud / outer circle 
jun. 04 - red wedding / wild kingdom
aug. 06 - red wedding / a blind dog stares
aug. 12 - jane and the hollywood sympathy orchestra
sep. 23 - the commomets
sep. 24 - telekin / kodomo band
oct. 03 - funhouse
oct. 29 - red wedding / league of nations / jimmy smack
dic. 17 - lydia lunch / mnemonic devices
dec. 31 - red wedding / neon
??? - kommunity fk
??? - john rand (performance)
??? - ulysses jenkins (performance)
??? - monica gazzo (performance)
??? - daniel sofer
??? - carole caroompas “mystical unions”

1984
jan. ? - ron dumas (emergency cerimony)
jan. 2 - faith no more / attack group
jan. 20 - christian death
feb. 17 - information
mar. 16 - zoogz rift / earth dies burning
mar. 22 - ed friedman (performance)
jun. 14 - ixna / marina la palma
jun. 21 - fishbone
aug. 01 - nihilist olympic art festival 
aug. 08 - nick cave / ?
aug. 31 - henry rollins / nick cave / kommunity fk
sep. 28 - james white band
oct. 24 - premature ejaculation
nov. 02 - earth dies burning / twisted roots / ss20
nov. 24 - red wedding / pink mink
dec. 01 - the last / ?
dec. 14 - to damascus / minutemen / tragicomedy / nip drivers
??? - the dark bob

1985
mar. 14 - john sex / jane cantillon and the sympathy orchestra / tom rubnitz
jun. 06 - carl stone / david ocker / ann la berge / jonathan gold
jun. 13 - kubist tier / motor totemist guild / vince sula
jun. 20 - kraig grady / marina la palma / harry gilbert / brent wilcox / tom recchion
jun. 22 - chris isaak
jun. 27 - fat and fucked up / charles buel / russel jessum
jul. 19 -  chis d / sylvia junesse / joe nolte of the last / pop art
jul. 26 - hollywood hillibillies / foreign policty / through the looking glass / uncleined
aug. 02 -  the beaf sisters / secret agent / psychic pets / john & jetsy of great guns
aug. 09 - lonesome strangers / the mutts/ the minutemen
sep. 21 - drowning pool

198?
may 26 - red wedding / pleasure mask

A selection of flyers:
 
 
 
 

5 comments:

  1. My band Freaks Amor played there in 1983, we opened for a guy who was in Wall of Voodoo. My friend says it was Stan Ridgeway but I think he’s wrong.

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  2. Ricardo from Freaks Amor here... it was with the Moreland bros. off shoot War Diary, or maybe it was Kommunity FK, cuz I'm pretty sure they canceled. We also played two other times with Red Wedding and another with Martini Ranch.

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