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(Vulture)   Jon Stewart looks back on his '80s days as a bartender at the greatest punk club in New Jersey: "And there, post-stage-vomit, is Martha Quinn on Stiv Bators' lap, basically Zamboni-ing the inside of his mouth" (Not safe for work pic in link)   ( divider line
    More: Interesting, Jon Stewart, Martha Quinn, Stiv Bators, New Jersey, Zamboni, Joe Jackson, Black Flag, CBGB  
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2014-02-20 12:02:37 PM  
3 votes:

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

His standup i am not familiar with, and he may very well have been a very bad comedian as a stand up, but his work on TDS is brilliant, insightful and full of dead on comedic on the other hand, sound like a failed comedian with an axe to grind.
2014-02-20 11:55:27 AM  
3 votes:

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.
2014-02-20 04:16:58 PM  
2 votes:

the Phoenix Theater,  Petaluma CA.

still going strong.
2014-02-20 11:50:04 AM  
2 votes:
Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.
2014-02-20 10:40:27 AM  
2 votes:
Holy sh*t. That was amazing.

I can't even imagine what City Gardens must have been like.

Excellent find,  subby!
2014-02-20 04:44:09 PM  
1 vote:

Vodka Zombie: I'll always try to remember the Unicorn in Milwaukee...
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2014-02-20 04:30:02 PM  
1 vote:
so many great shows, and so many memories of City Gardens. I went to Rider College (before it became Rider University), and later lived not too far from City Gardens in Trenton from 85-92. It may have been a shiathole, but it was our shiathole. Pretty much any punk/new wave/ska/whatever band that was anything played there.

one of my favorite memories is seeing Bootsie Collins play with Dee Light. It was a funky, sweaty, grinding kind of night and it was a blast. Going with my gf and 4 of her friends helped :)

off the top of my head:

Jello Biafra (I blow minds for a living)
Fishbone X3
Dread Zepplin X2
Dee Light w/Bootsie Collins
Charlatans Uk
Ramones X2
Bad Brains
Murphys Law
Lets Go Bowling
Toasters x2
Ice T w/Body Count
Krs One

i know i am missing so many.

That place was a major influence on the music fan I am today. I didn't know John back then, but I am sure he served me a beer at one point.
2014-02-20 03:58:56 PM  
1 vote:

groppet: Sounds like the old 9:30 club in DC, with a pole in the middle of the pit area. You would walk out of there with a godawful stink on you everytime. The Bayou was also good for small shows, that was in Georgetown, it was torn down for a movie theater IIRC. One of the bigger places for shows like that was the Capital Ballroom it became Nation after a while, then got torn down when they built nationals park.  I also remember the old Hammerjacks in Baltimore.

/so old
//off my lawn

I remember the Bayou. And 9:30. And Hammerjack's. And even the Wax Museum.

Damn, I'm old too.

/at least I got to see the Ramones play at CBGB.
2014-02-20 12:38:25 PM  
1 vote:
Free Radical:Well in all honesty, Goth was dead in 84 as well as all the relevant Goth bands had broken up by then. In 84, the real underground scene was mostly new school hip hop and grunge (with some death metal thrown in).
2014-02-20 12:11:41 PM  
1 vote:
We had the 9:30 club in DC, and Memory Lane in Baltimore. I think you can sub out black and white photos of punk clubs from across the country and they would all be very similar. Same bands, same looking crowds, same assholes mistaking fighting for having fun in the audience.
2014-02-20 12:07:32 PM  
1 vote:
The thing is, I think every city in the 80s and 90s had a bar or club like this, and I'm sure the stories are pretty much the same (and worse).
2014-02-20 12:07:22 PM  
1 vote:

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

You asked for it, they circle the wagons around Jon quicker than they do Obama
2014-02-20 12:07:07 PM  
1 vote:
gfid is the second best "troll" in the world.
2014-02-20 12:06:00 PM  
1 vote:
ah, the good ol' days
my home-town punk-rock haunt:
2014-02-20 11:53:48 AM  
1 vote:
FTFA: And Gibby just started, like, lighting shiat on fire. If you remember that place, it was basically, like, a box filled with wall insulation. Like, that's what its inside was: wall insulation painted black. Probably painted black with Napalm. It was the most flammable place you could possibly light.

2nd most flammable
Happy Anniversary, Station Nightclub Fire
2014-02-20 11:53:07 AM  
1 vote:

gfid: Jon Stewart is the 2nd most unfunny "comedian" in the world.

I thought it was a tie between him and Dane Cook?
2014-02-20 11:49:06 AM  
1 vote:

Martha Quinn lived up the street from my mother and apparently held me once when I was a baby.

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