Posted: Oct 15, 2008 6:30 pm
I have trouble with certain BAD jokes, not shit jokes.
The Barrister's show was not yet Cobra Verde-era, it was the tour behind Alien Lanes. I worked the merch table and had to be up at 5:30 AM to man a shitty cubicle, plus I lived at Royal Arms, so this had to be '95 - '96, probably '95. Chavez opened and were great, but I've always been the only one of my closer peoples to dig on them. Cobra Verde-era GBV played at either The Last Place on Earth, Barristers Midtown, regular Barrister's, or the Deli, and that show was a year or two later.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but was the first Antenna show not the much earlier New Radiant Storm King/GVB/Grifters show??? NRST killed. Girl drummer. I remember sitting on the vacant dance floor during NRST's set...everyone was kicking it towards the back until GBV, Dunlap and I were not really friends yet (he was having none of it at the time), and I had to drive back to east Memphis, so this makes it '92 - '93. The Strapping Fieldhands/GBV show was at the Antenna, but 6 months to a year later, because I got drunk at Dave and Shelby's place beforehand, and crashed on the flea/various vermin-filled couch. Chris Selvig was in town by this point, too, so it had to be '94. Sorry, these social tags help me 'member.