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Posted: Jun 20, 2007 3:17 pm
 
Continuing the nostalgia thing,here's another list thread that Mullett doesn't have a finger in: What was your all time favorite Antenna show?Here's mine: 45 Grave (1984) Also there was a long forgotten band from NYC that played there several times that I liked a lot : A Blind Dog Stares. They did a great version of the theme from "Midnight Cowboy" as an encore.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 3:27 pm
 
1) The Bongos
2) Rank and File...first time
3) Rodney Crowell and the Cherry Bombs...yes...THAT Rodney Crowell
4) Barking Dog...pretty much anytime I saw em they were great
5) Webb Wilder...first time I saw him was a mind blower

God...there were SO MANY....I have a anniversary t shirt that has all of the bands that played there on the back....I need to dig it out and refresh my memory.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 3:56 pm
 
1) The Bongos
2) Rank and File...first time


I bought my Sunn Model-T head from Jim Mastro.
Jeff, was that R&F lineup with Alejandro?
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 4:11 pm
 
Jeff, was that R&F lineup with Alejandro?

Yes...it was so good....the second time I opened for them with my popabilly band The Beat Cowboys...they were terrible...not the same guys and they had big ass Marshall amps and it was too heavy.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 5:16 pm
 
I'm young, so I only caught a few shows there, but 7 Seconds was my favorite.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 5:23 pm
 
I'm young

yeah...rub it in ...whippersnapper...you'll forget stuff too one day...sooner than you think
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Loved that Rank and File show too!!!!

Dinosaur (summer 1987)
Replacements (fall-?- 1985)
Alex Chilton with Rene Coman and Doug Garrison around Xmas 1986
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 8:38 pm | Edited by: jerryd
 
The one I remember most over any show and liked the most was Dick Dale. I'm not sure it had changed to Barristers by then. I can't remember. Late 1993 or '94?
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 9:14 pm
 
#1)Saint Vitis & The MENTORS
(One of the best shows I've ever seen at any venue)

#2) G.G. Allen
(My manager at work even asked me about that show the next day)

#3)Metro Waste
Every Metro Waste show I've seen was good, especially the ones with flying beer cans
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:03 pm
 
My favorite show at the Antenna was my first one there...The Crime (must have been 1981, 2 or 3).
But yeah, there were so many...second would have to be Lone Justice (November 19, 1986), and next would be Jason and the Nashville Scorchers in 1983 then maybe the Proclaimers (May 1989), even though I had seen them the night before at Tipitina's...Black Flag was always good...The Long Riders...Scruffy The Cat...Beanland would be in there (labor day, 1989, mainly for sentimental reasons...
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:48 pm | Edited by: Uptight White
 
The Fall
Black Flag Summer of 85'
MDC

The more violent and unruly shows were the funnest regardless of who played. Skinheads turned many a mediocre matinée into a weeks worth of great war stories.

1)Saint Vitis & The MENTORS
(One of the best shows I've ever seen at any venue)

#2) G.G. Allen
(My manager at work even asked me about that show the next day)


Both were good ones and highly memorable. St. Vitus blew minds that night. The GG Allen show became instant an urban legend. I walked in as he was chasing out a bunch of Nancys that fancied themselves "hardcore".
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:51 pm
 
Black Flag Summer of 85'


I left that show and drove to New Orleans for jazzfest...snuck my dog in there and RUN DMC scared him.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:55 pm
 
1)Saint Vitis & The MENTORS

Dinosaur (not Jr. yet) were the opener on that one; it was still light when they came on and everyone was too cool to not be there yet...except for me, Dawn S, Julie Marsh and...ROSS JOHNSON. Who was drunk and loaded and stunned by Dinosaur. By the time The Mentors came on, he was screaming drunk and easily as entertaining as what was going on onstage.


The Fall


Shit, Uptight, how old are you? This was an early one if I recall. No one I know saw it and I was too New Wave to know to show up.

That Black Flag show was hilarious more than actually good, in my humble opinion.
Posted: Jun 20, 2007 11:58 pm
 
- first and second Guitar Wolf shows, both within 2 weeks, 1993

-chumbawumba vs. skinheads: skinheads punching nuns on a weeknight is always good.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 12:59 am
 
That Black Flag show was hilarious more than actually good, in my humble opinion.

Hey, I think I was there, too. DC3 opened? I took the the bus from Carbondale Il to Sikeston MO and came down with my future brother in-law. We thought we were PUNK FUCKING ROCK.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:00 am
 
ROSS JOHNSON. Who was drunk and loaded and stunned by Dinosaur. By the time The Mentors came on, he was screaming drunk and easily as entertaining as what was going on onstage.
I was there drunk with him. We ran into El Duce before the club even opened ,on the way back from his beer run at the Piggly Wiggly (or was it still Montesi's then?)
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:36 am
 
It was the Pig. We showed Dinosaur over there to the salad bar...we felt sorry for them/had crushes.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:53 am
 
gotta go with Jeff on the St. Vitus show...my first antenna show!

The G.I. show with the skinsheads fuckin with Stabb was memorable

Scream was a good 'un, Alice Donut was always a good time...dtrain playin sax with the Taintskins wearing a Devil costume, its true..I have pictures!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:18 am
 
Very few people were at the Fall show at the Antenna.I remember U-2 with Bono briefly showing up there late and trying to look important then leaving.

The Replacements sucked at the Antenna,but were really good at the New Daisy.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:23 am
 
I was just so ecstatic to see them and still didn't think they sucked, I adored them so much. I was the type of fan who memorized "The Shit Hits the Fans" tape. I really hated them post-Bob Stinson. Last show I saw them at was at The Armoury in Nashville in the Slim Dunlap era in their "We're SO Over Irony That We Reek of Irony" phase..*yawn*.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:39 am
 
They sounded good for a few songs then looked at each other in midsong in disgust,,nodded their heads,said nothing,quit playing and walked off the stage like drunk cokeheads with an attitude.It was not a good night for them.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:51 am | Edited by: jerryd
 
Alice Donut was always a good time

Very true. I always liked seeing them. I wish my memory of shows wasn't so damn fuzzy anymore so I could recall some of these shows

I remember seeing The Makers there and before they played they just sat in the corner not talking to anybody. They made themselves very unapproachable. Too cool for school. Cant remember if the show was good or not.

the Taintskins
Always liked seeing them as well. How about The Taintskinettes? Was that their name? One time show involving all their girlfriends. Maybe even only one song.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:55 am
 
first and second Guitar Wolf shows, both within 2 weeks, 1993

-chumbawumba vs. skinheads: skinheads punching nuns on a weeknight is always good.


seconded.

does anyone remember a really weak white rapper plaing there in the 90's? he wasn't well-received and he got sad about it. my friend, carmen, suspects it was eminem.

alice donut/victim's family also was great.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:59 am
 
The Taintskinettes?

oh yeah, blew alice donut out of the water!
it was one song. it was six feet under. it was awesome.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 6:21 am
 
My tales are arrested because for a period (senior year in HS,I the year after) I didn't have any friends that were into what I was into, aside from Jason Rhea and Brett Cromwell, and I wasn't always able to drag them down to the Antenna. Even though th e bro-count was low, it was hard for me and my then-boiling social anxiety to hit a show by my self, but I did it (now, it's often the chosen method).

I hid in the back, and was one of the first out the door for G.G. Allin. I'm not even a blip on that videotape.

1. ANY Grifters show '91 - '95, especially if the Simpletones (ones) were opening. I tried not to miss any of that. A NOTE: Jason Rhea and I were arrested during the Grifters single release show for the Corolla Hoist 7". The cops not passing up a soul for a ride downtown. It was crawling with undercovers and I was blazing on mushrooms, wearing khacki pants and a solid red Target tee with a pocket. Eric O. looks at me dead in the eye (we were in the drunk tank) with "SO, everthing going ok??" That was the first time we'd ever spoken outside of ".50 is your change, enjoy that Knapsack LP" (or something). I was referred to as "the serious guy" The "Serious Guy" that only wanted LP's by bands that sounded exactly like Dinosaur and Husker Du (as a senior in HS)....

Backin it up: Jason and I had an hour-old Bud sitting in the middle of the table, watched some flashlights ping around up front and decided not to touch the beer until, at least 30 minutes later, I was thirsty. OUT OF NOWHERE the cops lifted me out of my seat by my boxers and heaved me out amongst the gazillion squad cars out front, where I found my home in the back with rather verbose crackhead.

Look, I think that's how it went, I just took two Ambien for bed time and this post took an hour and a half to finish.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 7:18 am
 
andy, we were NOT in the drunk tank. we were in a holding cell. there's a difference.

jason was freaking out. i don't remember that you were. as is any trip to 201, it was lame. on mushrooms- yikes.

i agree with the grifters shows call, especially any time they played a new song for the first time. I remember the first time they played "bummer" and scott's guitar just ripped the universe apart. after that first show, they tended to rearrange 'em to death and they lost the excitement for me - or i knew how they went and they did too, i dunno. but man, they could tear shit up in good, abstract ways but still get there in trad rock / hook ways.

Makers show... oblivians played it. they were very "too cool for school" until i offered 'em some whiskey. they were all right after that, and the show was great- a bunch of screaming girls in the front row will help any show. i got some video proof. Makers rocked.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 8:35 am | Edited by: Luke Warm
 
I have a anniversary t shirt that has all of the bands that played there on the back

You mean this one?
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/5954/antshirtbigwt2.jpg
I'm so much of a dork, I've got it framed on my wall.

-chumbawumba vs. skinheads

We were the opener for that show and I ended up with it on tape...still have it somewhere.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 11:48 am
 
You mean this one?
the same
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 12:48 pm
 
The Replacements sucked at the Antenna

They didn't blow me away, either.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 12:58 pm
 
You mean this one?
the same


I still got mine, too.
Don't see how I forgot about UK SUBS and Flipper was fantastic...January 1985. The Chili Peppers were great and it seems like they played there three or four times?
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 1:16 pm
 
".50 is your change, enjoy that Knapsack LP"
don't you mean that high backed chairs LP?

and who could forget THE MENTORS at the Antenna? multiple images of El Duce's porn videos on the tvs and the band on stage blew many adolescent minds at that all-ages show. I still have many a Circle Jerks set list from shows there...
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 1:46 pm
 
I could add any Johnny Singer related band that played there...ALWAYS a great time...and to see that shirt again with my band The Beat Cowboys and Paul Burlison's name right under, knowing we got him out of retirement, is a milestone in my life. He hadn't played that Telecaster for years until he heard The Beat Cowboys and Greg Roberson asked him to come sit in....he was sure nervous but played like a champ.
Did Tear it up and Train kept a rollin'....then started playing with the Sun All Stars and traveled the world.
What a giant of a man...
PAUL BURLISON ROCKS!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 1:50 pm
 
Shit...forgot about The Elvis Brothers shows...fantastic...and OF COURSE...Milfred and The Modifiers, The Neon Wheels, The Randy Band....man we was musically rich huh?
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:16 pm
 
Oh my god. Drink warm milk if you can't sleep. Don't take Ambien CR. Look at that nonsense. Shit's like PCP. I woke up at 3:00 in the morning, and my finger had been depressing the 'd' key for two hours.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:49 pm | Edited by: saispas
 
They sounded good for a few songs then looked at each other in midsong in disgust,,nodded their heads,said nothing,quit playing and walked off the stage like drunk cokeheads with an attitude.It was not a good night for them.

I had a tape of the show and still may have it--they did "good" for a few songs and then began the old devolving into unfinished songs bit. They played for awhile; it wasn't a brief night. I guess it was all in how you were seeing it at the time!

They didn't blow me away, either.

Agreed it wasn't "the best" but like a lot of things, it was highly anticipated in our sleepy ass town and still fun. Wasn't like beggars could always be choosers and that isn't always a bad thing--I can't count how many bad shows I have seen by "legends" at the Antenna.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 2:53 pm
 
Don't take Ambien CR. Look at that nonsense. Shit's like PCP

I hate it because it will knock me the fuck out and maybe 4 hours later, BAM! I am more awake than ever.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:29 pm
 
My first night on ambien was something out of a fantasy novel. HOwever I've already built up a tolerance and after only my 4th night (last night) I'm sleepless again. Can you rate the frustration of taking sleeping pills and still not sleeping? Waking to look like Philip Baker Thomas is a start.

I attempted to find that old Antenna Memphis Ants guestbook thing 'cause I'd just be repeating myself but I can't find it on the interwebbs. Ummm..jess britten lighting his farts on stage was terribly memorable.

I second third and fourth any and all grifters shows. And the simpletones...pre Roy-no slag on roy mind you...just took a hard left from the sonicpixieyouth I wanted at 16.

taintskins pretty much always ruled. copout.

tortoise's dueling vibraphones were totally out there.

superchunk
rocketfromthecrypt
antioch arrow

the tales of the flaming lips shows(late 80's early 90's-when they actually 'sounded' like a band named "the flaming lips")always made me jealous.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:53 pm
 
my first antenna show was Scream -- funny thing was the Little Rock weekly had printed the wrong date for the Black Flag slip it in tour show and so we were 2 days late for the show -- Scream playing was one hell of a conselation prize though

(i tried to see the UK Subs and i think Angerhead earlier but was denied - hung out in the parking lot / Pig and pretty much a riot coming outside - always regretted not being in there)

Descendents in Dec 86 was pretty fucking awesome
Circle Jerks a few months earlier than that - great
Suicidal Tendencies was reediculous
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 3:58 pm
 
MetroWaste, yeah
COC more than a few times, I think
Taintskins/Private War (Jason ruled)
Descendents in Dec 86
I remember that; couldn't go to Circle Jerks, and i regret it to this day, along with Van Halen ("1984" LP DLR edition) coming to the coloseum on my birthday.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 4:09 pm
 
I could add any Johnny Singer related band that played there...

Well, you know these were my favorite. Johnny used to do a 'Rosalita' there that just filled me with pure joy. I don't know of any other way to describe it.
It was SO fun.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 5:07 pm
 
Johnny used to do a 'Rosalita'

Man is that ever right...I'd venture to say that I saw John more times at the Antenna than I saw any other band.....I never missed a show if I could help it.
That poster you gave me hangs in my tracking room...can't thank you enough
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 5:16 pm | Edited by: Uptight White
 
Shit, Uptight, how old are you? This was an early one if I recall. No one I know saw it and I was too New Wave to know to show up.

I was real young back then. My sister was doing research for a sociology class and none of her friends would go. She promised to talk me in at the door, but they just took our money. She hated it, I had a blast.

Helmet also pummeled a few of us real good one night.

Sobering Consequences Halloween 90' show.

Taintskins before the NoMeansNo influence.

Grifters shows early on were amazing.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 6:26 pm
 
Ok, so for an official list of shows that I loved:

Brainiac, New Radiant Storm King w/ girl drummer (blew away GBV and the Grifters, no offense), Mudhoney, Today is the Day were amazing early on....

-A
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 7:41 pm
 
Oh, and Doo-Rag were amazing. Thermos had a unique way of baiting the crowd....stalked the stage pre-show with visable brass knuckles on belt, insisted that the new Ice Cube be blasted from the P.A., yelled "SHUT THE FUCK UP!!!" at random attendees...

-A
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 8:10 pm
 


the tales of the flaming lips shows(late 80's early 90's-when they actually 'sounded' like a band named "the flaming lips")always made me jealous.


Thank you for this. Thank you. The Mach II Flaming Lips (the millionaire version) seem to play an endless, goofy version on "Down By the Seaside."
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 8:18 pm
 
I attempted to find that old Antenna Memphis Ants guestbook thing 'cause I'd just be repeating myself but I can't find it on the interwebbs.
You mean this one?
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 8:26 pm | Edited by: saispas
 
THANKS FOR CALLIN' THE ANTENNA CLUB WE'RE LOCATED AT 1588 MADISON. TONIGHT, THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 5TH, IT'S A KILLIANS RED BEER BUST WITH FLOURESCENT BUTT JAM AND BABY SELF HATE. COME CHECK OUT ALL THESE GREAT SHOWS.

Saw that on that message board above and immediately started laughing recalling the Frayser drawl of Mark or Steve (wasn't that the other brother's name?) "THAYYYYYYNKS fer callin' tha Annnntenna Cluhhb, fifteeeen Atey-ate Mad'son...Tuhnight...!!!!" How many times a week would we mock that answering machine? Too much.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 9:34 pm
 
one time after calling that message and hearing him say something like "thursdays are hardcore night at the antenna" me and some buddies drove over from little rock (ok, actually conway) to find the place totally closed. that was a bummer -- we saw some punker dude in a weird painted up vw bug and tried to follow him but he didnt seem to be going anywhere interesting
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 9:44 pm | Edited by: Vinyl Ritchie
 
Thursdays was also the day they changed the answering machine message and the ad for the shows was in the Playbook on Thursdays...always exciting to a high schooler like myself to see what all-ages shows were coming up that week.

I remember sitting outside waiting in line for the Danzig show and a mini van pulling up and a mom getting out and yanking a kid out of line while yelling at him, "I told you not to come down here!!!!!" while everybody in line laughed and threw garbage at the mom and kid...good times.

On a downer note , during the show, fucking Chuck Biscuits got my camera taken up as I tried to take pictures of the little meathead demon. He pointed me out with his drumstick and some roadie cam up behind me and snatched my camera outta my hand...I tried to get it back, but my 16 y.o. ass had no bargaiing power with some New Jeresy 'roid head.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 9:51 pm
 
and a mini van pulling up and a mom getting out and yanking a kid out of line while yelling at him, "I told you not to come down here!!!!!

I used to drive my kids down there and drop 'em off...Rebel watched my kids like a hawk.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:21 pm
 
Stubblefield's parents would drop us off @ the Pig and we'd walk over.(!)
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:39 pm
 
I wish I hadn't been too scared of all the "freaks" to check out the Antenna in the early 90's when I was a straight-laced mormon girl. I was too busy trying to sneak in Red Square with all my flamboyantly gay friends. dammit!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:42 pm
 
yanking a kid out of line while yelling at him

I forgot that kid's name, but I remember that.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:43 pm | Edited by: miss linda
 
St.Vitus, Mentors,Metro Waste, and G.G. Allin were the only good bands to play there.The rest is musical garbage.
The Queen has spoken!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:45 pm
 
you buncha grandbabys
bad brains
45 grave
st vitass
minutemen meat pupprts
jesus lizzard
bob fuggin pollard
ANY OBLIVS SHOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:52 pm
 
Crowded House
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:54 pm
 
I was home with babies after 1982 (child bride) so I missed much of the mid/late 80s Antenna Club. ACK!!
And, now I can't remember any earlier shows that didn't involve Johnny, Jim, or Ross. I guess Alex too. I took great delight in taking my high school friends to see the Panther Burns. HAHAHAHA!
I used to study my Memphis State math in there, so I guess I was pretty into it, though.
I did learn to "dance" in the Antenna though. My very favorite memory of the Antenna was when this guy named Marty (I can't remember the band he played in...3 piece...a bass player I think...moved to CA I think and I saw him years and years later at the music fest) picked me up when we were dancing and twirled me around over his head...like ice skaters or something! I was totally freaked out about it, but then people started coming up to me and saying, "Wow. You're such a great dancer!! That was insane!" Bust a move, indeed!

I went to the Davis McCain bday/Antenna "reunion" a couple of years ago and it was very, very strange. There was a lot of ex bad blood in that room that had been diluted a million times. It was pretty damned nutty to see all those people again. It was just like a ship wreck reunion or something. I'd like to do it again.
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:55 pm
 
Crowded House

I saw that show.

TERRIBLE!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 10:57 pm
 
There was a lot of ex bad blood in that room

Fuck those stupid people
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 11:05 pm
 
I remember Dave Chandler of St. Vitus and his hair of all things....since he always wore a bandana, the hair below the bandana would poof out like these little afro-puff thingys...with our heat and humidity, by the end of the show the afro puffs were the size of basketballs!
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 11:07 pm
 
jg did see you and muggewr makin out at the first BLACK FLAG show
Posted: Jun 21, 2007 11:07 pm
 
Stubblefield's parents would drop us off @ the Pig and we'd walk over.(!)


how did that work?
"uh, mom, could you take us to the grocery store? We wanna look at the new line of frozen pizzas"

"wouldnt you rather go to the mall instead?"

"naw, we wanna go to the grocery store and look at pizzas"
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 12:02 am
 
Quote Stubblefield's parents would drop us off @ the Pig and we'd walk over.(!)

That is quite a walk for a Memphian.

Once, I stayed an hour later than I was supposed to with Dawn and when we were exiting the Pig lot to go back to my house on Stonewall (in my car; no walking three whole blocks), my dad was entering the lot in his car and he looked at me like "fuck you" and pointed back toward the house. When we got there, my dad and I had a full on screaming match in the street over Dawn spending the night. Oh jesus.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 12:04 am
 
You could always tell how many people were in the Antenna by those last two rows next to Avalon in the Pig parking lot.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 12:05 am
 
I remember The Modifiers. One of them lived across the street from me on Stonewall and I bought up a bunch of their cool stuff before they split Memphis. I thought I was going to die--I was like 16 and he and his girlfriend were so. fucking. cool. Wow. I wanna go back and protect my 16-20 year old self sometimes.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 4:37 am
 
we got a sweet modifiers/angerhead/bumnotes flyer
but even better is a marilyns flyer with a picture of elvis that says if elvis could be here...he would
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 5:51 am
 
Whoever did the punkrockish radio show on WLYX back in the mid to late 80's used to have this contest to win free passes to shows at the Antenna. He'd play a song and whoever called and guessed correctly the artist and the name of song would win. I swear it was Anorexic Sacrifice by Chrome every time. I didn't pay to get into the Antenna for at least a year and half.

Faves: Flaming Lips/Taintskins '92?? and any Simpletones show, but especially that one when I was so drunk I professed undying love for the Simpletones to Mr Simpletone, but turns out, according to reports from friends, I was actually talking to Mr. Grifter.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 6:08 am
 
I wish I hadn't been too scared of all the "freaks" to check out the Antenna in the early 90's when I was a straight-laced mormon girl. I was too busy trying to sneak in Red Square with all my flamboyantly gay friends. dammit!

Too scared of the "freaks" at the Antenna?? I got the shit kicked out of me at red square, fucking drug dealing fags. Insult on injury, turns out Shirley won't serve you at the Lamp if you're bleedin.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 6:09 am
 
Earles:
I was at that very same Grifters/SimpleOnes show. It was the first time I had ever been to the Antenna and the first time I had ever dropped acid.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 7:11 am
 
Taintskins before the NoMeansNo influence.

Thanks for that. But seriously folks, the Gringos put on a MONSTER show at the buc recently, I forget which day. Probably the one that I went to. Stellar!!! I want recordings of that type of feel, it it exist properly or what have you. They were so godamned good. I took another sleep aid tonight (seriously been having bad issies, making the keyboard my temporary enemy. Over and Out. I'm just going to invite someone over to hit me in the head with a brick.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 7:14 am
 
Dude, you don't any prescription sleep aids. All you need is some "refer madness, holmes."
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 7:24 am
 
Brendan....you lived here when the thee-club raid happened? That was '92 0o '93. Not sayin otherwise, I just know that that feels like ages ago. We didn't know each other yet.

If I didn't care how my post read, thus making me do serious (minutes and minutes) editing that my brain can't deal with (like, I should've crossed that sentance), post tonight would look like this:


Easley the best show that i eve saw at the Antenna CClub was Jenn Gunn driving his mnikvan into the frond of River R==== City Donuts. Oh, and DreadZwepppolan
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Posted: Jun 22, 2007 7:26 am
 
Dude, you don't any prescription sleep aids. All you need is some "refer madness, holmes."

How'd you know about that?
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 7:27 am
 
BULLY ROOK!!!!

SOOOO nice to see you.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 8:02 am
 
Dude, you don't any prescription sleep aids. All you need is some "refer madness, holmes."


Three 25 mg benydryl. Works every time. Take four if it doesn't.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 8:16 am
 
Does Goner carry the new Gringo 7"?
5 songs on one side. Brilliant.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 2:28 pm | Edited by: flesheater99
 
"naw, we wanna go to the grocery store and look at pizzas"
No. No subterfuge. They knew the score. And we knew that getting dropped off in front of the club was an intense assault on anything "cool."
Like wearing teva's in the pit...or asking the bartender if there was any soap for the bathroom.

They were kind enough to oblige.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 4:12 pm
 
No love for NTJ?
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 4:55 pm
 
There are these thingees Ryan is buying now called "Simply Sleep". I think it is DM in pill form. Been knockin me out.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 5:07 pm
 
simply roofies
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 5:38 pm
 
"Simply Sleep". I think it is DM in pill form. Been knockin me out.
how's the day after?? do you feel drugged?
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 5:50 pm
 
Triaminic anti-histamine cough syrup(the orange kind) .TThat stuff will knock me out for 10 -12 hours.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 8:03 pm
 
No more online sleeping med experiments for this guy.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 8:07 pm | Edited by: JEFF GUNN
 
Easley the best show that i eve saw at the Antenna CClub was Jenn Gunn driving his mnikvan into the frond of River R==== City Donuts. Oh, and DreadZwepppolan

Llooks like youu're as FFuked upP as I was that nitte=======!
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 8:22 pm
 
the Gringos put on a MONSTER show at the buc recently

tragically underrated/unappreciated by many. first band i ever played an instrument in. couldn't have been a better learning experience. go see them.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 9:05 pm
 
how's the day after?? do you feel drugged?

Only if I take it at 1:30 AM and need to wake up at 7 AM...like today. Otherwise, no. I prefer it to Ambien.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 9:13 pm
 
the Gringos put on a MONSTER show at the buc recently

yea, with joint chiefs? that was a damn good show.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 9:42 pm
 
You're all a bunch of pill popping dope heads!
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 10:17 pm
 
LET IT BE ME!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 11:16 pm
 
Earles,
Yeah, when I was in high school a buddy of mine was in this band Inner Struggle that played at the Antenna. You can pretty much fill in the rest of that story. I think JB Horrell?? had a band that usual filled the same bill.
But the FIRST time I went was to that Grifters show, prolly 92 cause I was a junior and you were a senior. Weird. Later, when my parents told me I could drink or drop acid or smoke weed I got SUPER into hardcore and started going to the Antenna more. Natch.
I also saw the GG Allin show but I dont remember forming an opinion about it. At Germantown High School all the "punks" treated it like the hand of God coming down.
Posted: Jun 22, 2007 11:21 pm
 
Yeah, when my parents told me I COULDNT drink, obviously. I was FORCED into straight edge-dom and the kids were like ALRIGHT! but I hated it.
Posted: Jun 23, 2007 8:03 pm
 
I still HATE VEGANS!
I still......
hang out with them(like?).....O.K. like.....
Insane liberals
fuk em!
Posted: Jun 23, 2007 8:05 pm
 
was FORCED into straight edge

You're a liar, and a virtual frat boy
I bet you love Jesus Too!
Posted: Jun 23, 2007 8:08 pm | Edited by: miss linda
 
I bet you'd do anything those liberal frat-boys told you to do
Posted: Jun 23, 2007 9:49 pm
 
The Beat Cowboys


Best thing that ever happened to Billy Idol, August 25, 1984...
Posted: Jun 24, 2007 1:51 pm
 
The Beat Cowboys


Best thing that ever happened to Billy Idol, August 25, 1984...


Mid South concerts couldn't book Idol unless they found a rockabilly band to open...my manager knew I was gonna put a pseudo rockabilly band together when I left The Crime...but I wanted 6 months off...I was burned out ....he told me it paid BIG bucks so i got a band together instantly...
That crowd could have cared less about rockabilly music...they wanted to hear White Wedding.
Got rid of the guitar player I had to use for that show and got the great Bruce Lester....and the real Beat Cowboys was born.
It was a fun band.
The best part of the night was seeing Idol and his guitar player painting each others fingernails...black.
Posted: Jun 24, 2007 5:22 pm
 
I showed up at that show at the last minute (free tix) and ran into my fuckhead, recently-abandoned West Memphis boyfriend all done up in his faggy Merry Go Round clothing. What a dick.
Posted: Jun 24, 2007 11:11 pm
 
COC with OG singer then the dude from Ugly Americans(?)
Decendents/Dag Nasty/Distemper
MDC(I kept screaming for "I Remember")
Metro Waste w/Mike Jackson singing
Compulsive Gamblers w/Jody T. on bass
Ugly Americans and Subculture(or am I mixing up two different shows?)
T'aint Skins w/Chris Sittle in some kind of white tux
Pretty much any Sobering Consequences show

I couldn't get in to the Circle Jerks show either and I was pissed about it.


I remember "seeing" the Flaming Lips there. There was so much smoke you couldn't see anything
at all. Not even your hand in front of you. It was so loud I couldn't really make out what they were
playing. I think I left and went to CKs.

That Dick Dale show was one of the loudest guitars I had ever heard.

I remember that dude with the black hair and the old white car driving up on the sidewalk in front of
the Antenna with a GIANT Nazi banner on the hood. I thought, hmmm, maybe this isn't for me.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 1:58 am
 
random thoughts (in no particular order):

first (non Rhodes) NTJ show with libretto

Meat Puppets

Randy Band

Black Flag

UK Subs

St Vitus

611

Simpletones

Mentors

Circle Jerks

Compulsiv Gamblers

Oblivions

Danzig (getting a preshow babyoil spray down)

Fishbone

Royfood/BobsLeadHyena

Panther Burns/ Hellcats

'Taintskins

Man With Gun...

Sobering Consequences

Metro Waste/ Angerhead

LX Chilton

Gories

I concur with the New Radiant Storm King assesment

Stillife and False Facade

Smoke Machine featuring the Flaming Lips

the hundreds of lame metal/funk bands

list goes on and on, I pretty much lived there, lucky for me he closed before I paid my tab (sorry Mark)

Misc:

the videos

Robin

Mark bitchin over the PA

the burritos

the flying Schaeffer cans

the oily beer bust beer

the "balcony" seats

Rebel
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 2:49 am
 
Dont even front on me Jeff. You wear a wig. And I DO love the black Jesus.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 12:15 pm
 
The music Steve McGeeHee used to play to run everybody out at 3 in the morning...something about "I fuck sheep and I fuck goats so what?"
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 12:30 pm
 
Fishbone


Holy no fucking shit. Don't see how I forgot how great these guys were at the Antenna. September, 1988, I think, and they made me forget, for a few glorious hours, that Ronald Reagan was president.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 2:34 pm
 
ween was good live.
way better than i expected.
got drunk, cut, lots of lsd.
good show
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 2:56 pm
 
Gories?

Thought they played new daisy?

68 Comeback original band edition w/ Peg on drums!
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 4:52 pm
 
Ooh yeah, that Gories show!!!!

$1 Schaeffers. I think they were 75 cents for awhile cos one time I went up there and Robin didn't give me my quarter back and, bitch that I was, I yelled at her for it (oh my) and she just pointed at the sign hanging over her head. She woulda been a bitch regardless of receiving a tip, so it never mattered. She was nice every once in a blue moon and it completely freaked me out. Same goes for Rebel, he'd be super nice and let us in with our fake IDs one night and the next, outski! We'd just get someone to open the side door--problem solved.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 5:10 pm
 
at that circle jerks show i had my brother in law's drivers license (who looked absolutely nothing like me) and rebel looked at it and said 'ah hell son, that don't even look like you' but let me in anyway.

i wasnt at the MDC show but i remember hearing there was someone in the pit with a razor blade cutting people and Rebel 'beat his teeth out' -- dont tell me if it's not true, i need to keep the punx dream alive.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 6:00 pm
 
No one has mentioned REM playing to about 10 people on the first of two Antenna shows.

The worst show by a future arena filling band was Widespread Panic.

The local bands that had been playing at the Well and then the
Antenna were more entertaining than most of the later major out of town hardcore punk bands with a few exceptions.
The Panther Burns played the some of the best and some of the worst shows there.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 6:16 pm
 
Robin didn't give me my quarter back and, bitch that I was, I yelled at her for it (oh my) and she just pointed at the sign hanging over her head. She woulda been a bitch regardless of receiving a tip, so it never mattered. She was nice every once in a blue moon and it completely freaked me out. Same goes for Rebel, he'd be super nice and let us in with our fake IDs one night and the next, outski!

Jeez, they were both always very cool to me...I guess I feel special. Rebel was always top-notch.
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 6:18 pm
 
remember hearing there was someone in the pit with a razor blade cutting people


Someone got shot one night on the dance floor, as I recall reading somewheres...
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 7:20 pm
 
You wear a wig

That's miss linda
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 8:44 pm
 
Yer tellin me that YOU are Miss Linda when you wear that WIG!? Fuck I HAVE been gone a long time!
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 10:32 pm
 
no one said FLIPPER
the final days of methaaqualone
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 10:56 pm
 
no one said FLIPPER


No, but I wrote it up on June 21:
Don't see how I forgot about UK SUBS and Flipper was fantastic...January 1985. The Chili Peppers were great and it seems like they played there three or four times?
Posted: Jun 25, 2007 11:12 pm
 
sorry chic
methaaqualone flasback
yea i wishts
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 5:39 am
 
Gories?

Thought they played new daisy?


same week, low key weeknight show with A Band Called Bud, Mic and I combined all of our pedals and some I borrowed, just for shits and giggles, I remember six flangers all cycling at once, probably more fun for us than anyone having to hear it.
Later, back at the house, Alix picked up this ancient, warped, impossible to tune accoustic and played this achingly beautiful Bach piece, the guitar sounded perfect. After he put it back down it reverted back to it's original worthlessness. I was speechless (which ya'll know is a rare thing indeed) well at least I had my flangers.

hearing there was someone in the pit with a razor blade cutting people

totally true

random memory:
Greg Easterleys bottle breaking "solo" at those early NTJ shows.

factoid:
Mark Angerhead was/is probably the best "eighties" dancer in town.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 6:34 am
 
thank you.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 2:57 pm
 
UK SUBS

they parked their bus at my friend, mary's, house in sherwood forest. she was still living at home. mary's mom was the greatest.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 8:24 pm | Edited by: miss linda
 
Yer tellin me that YOU are Miss Linda when you wear that WIG!? Fuck I HAVE been gone a long time!

It's suppused to be fun, but sometimes it's not.

Gonna be Santa Claus for July 4th
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 8:34 pm
 
i wasnt at the MDC show but i remember hearing there was someone in the pit with a razor blade cutting people and Rebel 'beat his teeth out' -- dont tell me if it's not true, i need to keep the punx dream alive.

+2
I remember that.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 9:02 pm
 
I wish Ross would publish his REBEL story somewhere....Rebel looms large in the Antenna's story...he roadied for us in The Crime and ran lights early on...kept us from getting our asses beat on many occasions...try playing in clubs in the south that were changing formats over to that "new wave" stuff and have some corn fed farmer dude's girlfriend making google eyes at you all night....Rebel saved my ass on many nights.
He was perfect for the Antenna...I've seen him tell me what time and amongst who a fight would break out....about a half hour before it happened...
This is the same guy who blew in to one of the Super Bowl towns (Miami?) when the Steelers were in it....went to a dollar store and bought 1000 white face cloths...bought some yellow dye and went to a laundry mat and dyed em all yellow...went to the venue and sold everyone of em as "terrible towels" for 10 bucks apiece...10 grand in his pocket and he partied like a rock star until the money ran out.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 9:33 pm
 
Whoever did the punkrockish radio show on WLYX back in the mid to late 80's

Peter Luton. He did the "We Are The Wierd" show.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 9:51 pm
 
I remember The Flaming Lips playing. By the end of the gig the sound system was COMPLETELY scorched. The road sound guy had bypassed Mark's compressors/ locks and revved it to the red line!!

Sound guy response- "Man, everybody knows this band is louder than God"

Then- calls to L.A. at three in the morning to the booker and lot's of cussing...

Threats of no pay.

I believe there was an agreement reached finally.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 10:16 pm
 
i wasnt at the MDC show but i remember hearing there was someone in the pit with a razor blade cutting people and Rebel 'beat his teeth out'

wasn't that jeff madden? i was there, I think it was in autumn '85 just after I moved to memphis (my first "show" here was black flag in-store at peaches). if I remember correctly, Rebel dislocated his arm yanking him out of the pit.
Posted: Jun 26, 2007 11:15 pm
 
I remember The Flaming Lips playing. By the end of the gig the sound system was COMPLETELY scorched.

I opened that show, didn't get paid either

wasn't that jeff madden?

Jeff madden & Jeff Gunn, honey-baby
HATE LIST!(MY FIRST "PUNK ROCK BAND")
I had hated what I created
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 7:48 am
 
I was always so doped to the gills, I can't remember much of anything (maybe a little odd, since I was there every weekend for years) except an Alex Chilton show where he played slow stuff..."September Song," I think.

Oh, and I remember some guys getting into a fight out on the street, and one of the guys had his head bashed into the wall of the dentist's office that was next to Antenna and that fronted Madison.

I also remember going back and forth across the street to Murphy's. Who ate those oysters?
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 9:10 am
 
superchunk
rocketfromthecrypt
antioch arrow


Did Antioch Arrow ever play there? I thought I remember seeing them at Dent's Cleaners?
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 9:14 am
 
Brainiac, New Radiant Storm King w/ girl drummer (blew away GBV and the Grifters, no offense), Mudhoney, Today is the Day were amazing early on....

Brainiac was fun. I saw them in Minneapolis a few nights later and they remembered me from the Antenna show and gave me fancy colored vinyl records and flirted a lot.

Good times.
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 9:19 am
 
I also saw the GG Allin show but I dont remember forming an opinion about it. At Germantown High School all the "punks" treated it like the hand of God coming down.

All I really remember about the GG Allin show was his pudgy naked body and the girl standing next to me getting punched in the face. I dodged a bullet that night.
Posted: Jan 6, 2008 3:59 pm
 
Oh, and I remember some guys getting into a fight out on the street, and one of the guys had his head bashed into the wall of the dentist's office that was next to Antenna and that fronted Madison.[i][/i]

i think this happened at most shows
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 9:29 am
 
I loved Barking Dog. They did covers of Gang of Four and Joy Division songs that totally opened my eyes. I think I interviewed Rank and File at WLYX before they played this show.

golightly said:
\\\\\\\\\\\\2) Rank and File...first time
4) Barking Dog...pretty much anytime I saw em they were great \\\\\\\\\\\\

And why is their no love for Firehose?
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 12:15 pm
 
I graduated high school in 1990, so by the time I was out on my own and could get into Antenna shows, the place closed down not long afterward.

I do recall seeing an Al Kapone/NTJ show that kicked some ass, though my only memories of it were Al Kapone just saying "muthafucka" and getting knocked in the head when a shoe went flying from the slam pit.
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 7:43 pm
 
I booked that NTJ/AlKapone show! I think we opened as well. That was fun!

Antioch Arrow played with Nation of Ulysses. It was a day matinee thing or somethin. There was 15 of us there. It was unreal good!
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 7:50 pm
 
I enjoyed Chumbawumba fighting with Hardliners over abortion.
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 8:26 pm
 
Rank and File were great; I may have photos of them somewhere from that show.
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 9:15 pm
 
antioch arrow played there a few times...also with the yahmos or some shit. great live band.
Posted: Jan 9, 2008 10:15 pm
 
Oh! I remember the Yahmos show! I guess the only Antioch Arrow that stands out to me was the one at Dent Cleaners. By then the Antenna was gone and all the good shows were at Barristers.
Posted: Jan 10, 2008 6:05 am
 
bolonee kill with nation of ulysses with bobby gillespie in the audience, takes 'em back to ardent for a snow-filled night of recording on the Primal Scream dime... good night!
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