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Cuckoo's Nest Club Punk Shows 1980 (Part 2)


Cuckoo's Nest Club Punk Shows
1980 (Part 2)


by Hanson Meyer

Understand that this is a work in progress as there is so much to add. So bear with me and check back regularly as I'm constantly adding to this blog. (Last revision 9/22/2017)

This article is the 2nd Part of a three part series and details the chronological history of shows that occurred at the Cuckoo's Nest during the year 1980.





JANUARY


January 7, 1980: Mnemonic Devices.

January 7, 1980. Flyer for Mnemonic Devices.

January 8, 1980: Dreamer played at the Nest. No Flyer or Poster, only the Ticket shown here.
January, 1980. Ticket for Dreamer at the Cuckoo's Nest.
  
January 16, 1980: The Blasters, Agent Orange, Jimmy & the Mustangs. No Flyer or Poster, only Ad below.

Cuckoo's Nest Newspaper Ad for the 2nd Half of January, 1980.

January 17, 1980: Suburban Lawns, Mnemonic Devices, Nu Beams. No Flyer or Poster, only Ad above.

January 23, 1980: The Crowd, TSOL, The Convenience. No Flyer or Poster, only Ad above.

January 24, 1980: Dreamer. Ticket Cost $0.00 / Guest Pass at the Door.


January 24, 1980. Flyer for Dreamer performing at the Cuckoo's Nest.


January 27, 1980: Black Flag, Alley Cats, Middle Class. Ticket Cost $3.00 / $1.00 with discount ticket.
January 27, 1980 discount ticket for Black Flag, Alley Cats and Middle Class.

January 28, 1980: Mnemonic Devices, the Nu Beams. Ticket Cost $3.00 / $2.00 with discount on flyer.

January 28, 1980. Mnemonic Devices and Nu Beams flyer.

January 29, 1980: The Adolescents, China White, The Chiefs. (Ad has this show on 1/30/80 but this date conflicts with another show on this date). No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.

January 30, 1980: The Nu Kats, The Barbies, Null & Void. No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.

January 31, 1980: The Gears, Castration Squad. No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.



FEBRUARY


February 1980 Cuckoo's Nest Newspaper Ad. Error: Monday Feb 17, should be "Sunday" Feb 17.

February 15, 1980: Plimsouls, King Bees. No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.

February 16, 1980: Rubber City Rebels. No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.

February 17, 1980: Fingerprintz, Suburban Lawns, the Nu Beams. Shown on Flyer below and the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.
February 17, 1980. Flyer for Fingerprintz at the Cuckoo's Nest.


February 20, 1980: XTC. No Flyer or Poster, only the Cuckoo's Nest Ad above.


MARCH

Abt March 1980: The Plugz, Jimmy & the Mustangs, Middle Class. Ticket cost $4.00. No Flyer or Poster from this show so exact show date is unknown. Punk blogger, Weirdotronix, wrote this review of the show: "There was a small audience that night, but the Middle Class put on a great show none the less. The Middle Class were a Fullerton band who never got the attention they deserved. They released one of Orange County's first punk singles ("Out of Vogue") and were constantly playing gigs in L.A. and O.C. Their early sound featured sarcastic lyrics shouted over jackhammer guitar rhythms, but by this show they had developed a slower, disonate (sic) sound that was almost psychedelic. It was not uncommon to see punk gigs that also included non-punk bands like rockabilly or reggae acts. Jimmy & the Mustangs were the token rockabilly act that night. They played revved-up covers of fifties music like Carl Perkins and Gene Vincent, along with a few of their own original tunes. The Plugz always put on an entertaining show. I must have seen them play at twenty different gigs, but I never got tired of them. They usually played more or less the same material each show, but they always played with such conviction that the songs didn't get old." This and other reviews about shows in the Southland around this time period can be found at 1979 Punk Show Reviews.


March 6, 1980: 999 performed. Ticket Cost $9.00.

March 6, 1980. Ticket for 999 at the Cuckoo's Nest.
March 6, 1980. Flyer for 999 at the Cuckoo's Nest.

999 on stage at the Cuckoo's Nest.
Nick Cash of 999 on stage at the Cuckoo's Nest.

March 16, 1980: Black Flag, Arthur J. & the Goldcups. Ticket Cost $4.00 / $2.00 with discount ticket.
March 16, 1980. Black Flag flyer for the Cuckoo's Nest.


APRIL



MAY



JUNE



JULY


July 10, 1980: Trix performed. Free tickets at the door.

July 10, 1980. Trix flyer for show at the Cuckoo's Nest... Leather at the Laundromat.

July 10, 1980. Ticket for Trix at the Cuckoo's Nest.


July 12, 1980: The Go-Go's (cited from Go-Go's Tour History)

July 23, 1980: Stingers, Agent Orange, the Tiki Gods.

July 23, 1980. Flyer and discount ticket for Stingers, Agent Orange and Tiki Gods.

 July 30, 1980: The Descendents. Ticket Cost $3.00 / $2.00 with discount ticket.


July 30, 1980. Descendents flyer for Cuckoo's Nest.


AUGUST

August 3, 1980: The Crowd, The Screwz and China White. The person who made the flyer spelled the Screwz wrong.
August 3, 1980. The Crowd, Screwz and China White flyer for Cuckoo's Nest.
August 3, 1980. The Crowd, Screwz and China White alternate flyer for Cuckoo's Nest.



August 9, 1980: Agent Orange, The Weirdos and the Adolescents.
August 9, 1980. The Adolescents, Weirdos and Agent Orange flyer for Cuckoo's Nest.

August 9, 1980. Agent Orange and Weirdos flyer at the Cuckoo's Nest.

August 9, 1980: Middle Class, the Adolescents and the Rayons.

August 20, 1980. Middle Class, the Adolescents and the Rayons flyer at the Cuckoo's Nest.

August 20, 1980. Middle Class, the Adolescents and the Rayons flyer at the Cuckoo's Nest.

August 29, 1980: Rik L Rik from the band Negative Trend.

August 29, 1980. Rik L Rik at the Cuckoo's Nest.


SEPTEMBER



September 1, 1980: The Descendents.


September 1, 1980. The Descendents at the Cuckoo's Nest.
September 1, 1980. The Descendents at the Cuckoo's Nest.

September 12, 1980: The Crowd played with the Blasters and Murder.

September 12, 1980. The Crowd played with the Blasters and Murder at the Cuckoo's Nest.

September 20, 1980: The Go-Go's played at the Nest.

September 20, 1980. The Go-Go's played at the Cuckoo's Nest

Cuckoo's Nest Newspaper Ad for end of September and beginning of October, 1980


September 25, 1980: The Boxboys, The Resistors, Andy & the Rattlesnakes performed as shown in the ad above. The Boxboys were one of the first LA born Ska Bands and were fronted by Betsy Weiss who later became the lead singer for the Metal band "Bitch".
 
September 26, 1980: The Zippers, Bill Bald, the Automatics and Film at 11 performed as shown in the ad above.


September 27, 1980: Michael Des Barres and Danny Johnson & the Bandits performed as shown in the ad above.


September 28, 1980: The Mo-Dettes and The Crowd performed as shown in the ad above.
The Mo-Dettes were an all-female post-punk band from London who formed in 1979. Founder member Kate Korris was an original member of The Slits and briefly a member of The Raincoats. Swiss-born lead singer Ramona Carlier's heavily-accented vocals were a feature of the band.



OCTOBER

October 4, 1980: The Gears and Agent Orange played as shown in the ad above.

October 10, 1980: The Plugz played as shown in the ad above.

October 11, 1980: The Plimsouls played as shown in the ad above.

October 14, 1980: Black Flag, the Hated and War Criminals played.

October 14, 1980. Black Flag, Hated and War Criminals at the Cuckoo's Nest.
 

Cuckoo's Nest Newspaper Ad for mid October, 1980
October 17, 1980: The Automatics, Wild Cards and the Status Seekers played as shown in the ad above.


October 18, 1980: The Blasters, The Chills and Agent Orange performed as shown in the ad above and the flyer below.


October 18, 1980. Agent Orange, the Blasters and the Chills at the Cuckoo's Nest.



October 22, 1980: UXA and China White performed as shown in the ad above and the flyers below. There are two flyers for this show. Apparently lead singer, De De Troit, was in the middle of changing the band's name to UXA and there are two versions of the flyer that show this change happening.


October 22, 1980. UXA and China White at the Cuckoo's Nest.
October 22, 1980. UXA (De De Troit Band) and China White at the Cuckoo's Nest.

October 24, 1980: Pegasus performed as shown in the ad above.

October 25, 1980: The Adolescents performed as shown in the ad above.

October 29, 1980: The Screws, The Chiefs and the Hated performed as shown in the flyer below. Ticket price: $4.00
October 29, 1980. Screws, The Chiefs and The Hated at the Cuckoo's Nest.

 NOVEMBER


November 4, 1980: The Klan and China White performed as shown in the flyer below.

November 4, 1980. The Klan and China White at the Cuckoo's Nest.

November 11, 1980: The Negotivz performed as shown in the flyer below.

November 11, 1980. The Negotivz at the Cuckoo's Nest.

November 14, 1980: Middle Class and UXA performed as shown in the flyer below.

November 14, 1980. Middle Class and UXA at the Cuckoo's Nest.
 November 22, 1980: The Adolescents, Eddie & the Subtitles and No Alternative (from San Francisco) performed as shown in the flyer below.
 
November 22, 1980. Adolescents, Eddie Subtitle and No Alternative at the Cuckoo's Nest.

 

DECEMBER




December 30, 1980: Black Flag played. No Flyer or Poster from this show. But the songs they played in their set list (in order) are: Revenge, White Minority, Room 13, I've Heard It Before, Depression, machine, I've Had It, Nervous Breakdown, Jealous Again, Rise Above, Spray Paint, Damaged I, Damaged II, No Values, Fix Me, Wasted, Police Story, Louie Louie. It appears that Kira Roessler may have sat in and played bass as can be seen in the photo below.

Black Flag at the Cuckoo's Nest (pre-Henry). Not sure who sat in on Bass Guitar, but that is Chuck's bass rig.








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