Weezer concert: 01/21/1993

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Weezer concert: 01/21/1993
Weezer concert: 01/21/1993 cover
Flyers created by Karl Koch
Venue The Central (Club Dump) (now defunct)
Location West Hollywood, CA
Date January 21, 1993
Other band(s) 99
Sylvia Dreams of Angels
12 & Counting
Weezer live show chronology
01/19/1993 - Los Angeles, CA 01/21/1993 - Los Angeles, CA 01/29/1993 - Santa Monica, CA

Weezer performed at the Central in West Hollywood, California on January 21, 1993. 99, Sylvia Dreams of Angels and 12 & Counting also performed on this date.[1]

Setlist

border-left: 1px solid #aaa The setlist for this show is likely gone.[2] Here is a lil Weezer troll guy to encourage you!


Historic event

See Historic event: 01/21/1993

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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 [sic] with some members of Wax, and he was originally from Hawaii. He led a sort of dirgy [sic] 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!]

setlist: unknown.

Also on the bill was Loungefly, other acts unknown.
- Karl Koch


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On this day in 1993, Weezer played at Club Dump in Los Angeles. Club Dump was a weekly club held at The Central, which had been an establishment of the Sunset Strip for many years but by the early 90s was looking pretty ragged. A few years later it was transformed into The Viper Room, thanks to Johnny Depp and several million bucks.

Not much is known about this show - no setlist survives, the only other band known to play the show for sure is Loungefly, and the band inexplicably didn't pony up the $10 to buy a video of their performance, which Club Dump offered to bands. (Several other times at Club Dump they did buy the tape, though not all the tapes they bought remain in existence today. "Jamie" on Video Capture Device DVD is from one of these Club Dump tapes).

Today's photo shows the original artwork for the flyers made by me (Karl). I made flyers and/or posters for most of the early '92-'94 LA shows (prior to the Blue Album coming out). These flyers were left in stacks at record shops and clubs, and passed out on the Sunset Strip. Posters were put up on fences and temporary walls at construction sites, or wherever we thought we could get away with it. This was a dying art by the mid 90's, but it was the only way to promote a gig for the glam metal bands back in the 80's, whose well entrenched scene was still hanging on in the early 90's - even if you weren't trying to be the next Motley Crue, you still had to pass out flyers on the corner like the guys in "Lixx Array". The rise of the "alternative nation" and the failure of any Sunset Strip glam/hard rock/metal band to really make it after Guns N' Roses, combined with the rise of the internet, drove the spike into the coffin of L.A. style "street promotion".
- Karl Koch


See also

References

  1. Newspapers.com archive of LA Weekly, Thursday, January 28, 1993, Page 90.
  2. Setlist missing per Historic event: 01/21/1993 by Karl Koch