Historic event: 08/20/1992
weezer show #18: 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. This show was videotaped. The video has unfortunatley gone missing, it may be in the collection of Matt Sharp.
Also on the bill were Black Market Flowers, El Magnifico, Further, and Swirl. Weezer would go on to do a number of shows with Black Market Flowers and 'El Mag' in the coming months. Black Market Flowers actually had a song called "Mykel and Carli" before weezer did [its quite different!], and were later signed to Relativity, and went on to make an album and several EP's. El Magnifico were later signed to RCA and released one album. Further went on to release many cool indie albums and singles for several years.
only known flyer design for this show [official Club Dump design]
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