Historic event: 03/25/1993
weezer show #48: Club Dump [The Central], Hollywood
Club Dump was held Thursday nights at the Central, a Sunset Strip club in Hollywood that much later was bought, re-modeled, and reopened as the Viper Room. Way back then it was anything but glamorous, in fact it was pretty skanky! But it was one of the very few clubs that had a booking policy that made any sense, and who actually sort of catered to non-glam/metal bands. The club was run by a curious guy whose name was Yowsah! [including the "!"]. Yowsah! used to be roomates with some members of Wax, and he was originally from Hawaii. He led a sort of dirgy punk band called "Methadone Cocktail", and part of playing his Club Dump shows was often sharing the bill with his band.
Club Dump had a video camera operator who would take overly special effected videos of bands shows, if bands ponied up $10 for the tape. Weezer almost always went for the deal....but not this time, for unknown reasons. [possibly no one had $10 to their name!]
Also on the bill was El Magnifico, other acts unknown. Journal entry says : "Great energy! Best Dump show [yet], [but] "Dump"-y sound."
This show is almost certainly the first weezer show that then-DGC A&R man Todd Sullivan saw. Based on the bands 11/92 demo tape (that he had only come across spring '93) and this performance, Todd became interested enough in the band to eventually push for their signing to DGC.
no photos, flyers known.