Timeline

The Gigs & Recording Sessions

1979

AUG. 6  •  Home Grown Records Album Contest at the BLUEBIRD, Bloomington, IN  •  LINE-UP > Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Linda Manus: vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, sax, guitar, accordion, vocals // Don Trubey: sax, vocals // Seth Kahan: jawharp

SEPT. 2  •  WXKE Labor Day Radiothon at Southtown Mall, Fort Wayne, IN  •  LINE-UP > Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Gary Hines: guitar // Linda Manus: vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, sax, accordion, vocals // Don Trubey: sax, guitar // Seth Kahan: percussion

SEPT. 23  •  Live in Your Living Room audio-video recording session, Bloomington, IN  •  LINE-UP > Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Darren Haggerty: drums // Linda Manus: vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, sax, guitar, vocals

DEC. 31  •  New Wave New Year at the Monroe County Library Auditorium, Bloomington, IN  •  LINE-UP > Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Linda Manus: vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, vocals // John Terrill: drums // Don Trubey: sax // Professor X: guitar



stills from "Destination Damnation" video



1980

FEB. 9  •  Anti-Draft Rally at the Whittenberger Auditorium, Bloomington, IN  •  LINE-UP > Emily Bonus: bass, vocals // Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Darren Haggerty: drums // Linda Manus: vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, sax, vocals // Don Trubey: sax, guitar

MAR. 1  •  first of countless gigs at BULLWINKLES, Bloomington, IN  •  LINE-UP > Emily Bonus: bass, vocals // Michael Gitlin: guitar, vocals // Tim Noe: keyboard, guitar, sax, vocals // Jaclyn Oddi: synth, percussion, vocals // John Terrill: drums, guitar, vocals // Don Trubey: guitar, sax, drums, vocals  •  this is the final six-pack line-up... with one major change in September 1981 when the band becomes a quintet

MAR. 25  •  CBGB, New York City, NY

JUNE 13  •  street dance at Grant & 4th, Bloomington, IN  •  Destination Damnation video captured by Bill Weaver

JUNE 30  •  first of countless gigs at the BLUEBIRD with the final six-pack line-up, Bloomington, IN

SEPT. 20-21 • THIRD BASE, Indianapolis, IN

OCT. 21-22  •  "Puppies in a Sack" / "Mr. Morse" / "Pop Doormat" / "Best Friend" (4-song EP) recording sessions at Zounds Studio, West Lafayette, IN  •  engineered by Brad Garton

DEC. 11  •  GENTRY REMEDY CO., Bloomington, IN



photos by Booth



1981

MAR. 7  •  SAM'S, Dayton, OH

MAR. 9  •  opening act for DNA at the BLUEBIRD, Bloomington, IN   [ Info Link ]

MAR. 19  •  closing act for William Burroughs and John Giorno at the BLUEBIRD, Bloomington, IN   [ Info Link ]

APR. 27  •  fire destroys the Towne Cinema while The Cigs play "Burn In Heaven" two doors down at the BLUBIRD, Bloomington, IN  •  located between the movie house and the bar, the Uptown Cafe— which employed 83.33% of the band— is damaged by smoke and falling bricks

MAY  •  radio interview at WBWB 97 FM, Bloomington, IN

MAY 22-23  •  first gig at THE MUSIC BOX, Kansas City, MO

MAY 26  •  radio interview at KYYS 99.7 FM, Kansas City, MO

MAY 27  •  radio interview at KJHK 90.7 FM, Lawrence, KS

MAY 27-28  •  first gig at OFF THE WALL HALL, Lawrence, KS

MAY 29-30  •  NEW YORK TIMES, Omaha, NE

JUNE 3  •  ZOOGIE'S, Minneapolis, MN

JUNE 4-5  •  GABE'S, Iowa City, IA

JUNE 6  •  first gig at SPACE PLACE, Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

JUNE 9  •  MERLYNS, Madison, WI

JUNE 12  •  TUTS, Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

JUNE 13  •  THE STARSHIP, Milwaukee, WI   [ Info Link ]

JULY 10  •  first gig at CLUB AU GO GO, Lexington, KY

JULY 22  •  MARBLE BAR, Baltimore, MD

JULY 24  •  opening act for Tiny Desk Unit at 9:30 CLUB, Washington D.C.   [ Info Link ]

JULY 31  • • •  OMNI'S, Philadelphia, PA  • • •  cancelled due to fire at venue

AUG.  •  "Razor Hand" recording sessions at Shade Tree Studios, Lake Geneva, WI  •  engineered by Jeff Kreegar

AUG. 5  •  GREAT AMERICAN MUSIC HALL, New Haven, CT

AUG. 7  •  TRAX, New York City, NY

SEPT.  •  Jaclyn Oddi leaves the group to turn her full attention to No New York, a clothing- magazine- record store

SEPT. 10  •  MABEL'S, Champaign, IL

SEPT. 11  •  opening act for MX-80 at BULLWINKLES, Bloomington, IN   [ Info Link ]

SEPT. 19  •  opening act for MX-80 at BULLWINKLES, Bloomington, IN

OCT. 30  •  first of countless gigs at SECOND STORY, Bloomington, IN

NOV.  •  "Burn In Heaven" recording sessions at Home Grown Studios, Bloomington, IN  •  engineered by H.R. Heinsohn

DEC. 3  •  TEWLIGAN'S, Louisville, KY   [ Info Link ]

DEC. 11  •  opening act for the Babylon Dance Band at SECOND STORY, Bloomington, IN   [ Info Link ]



photos by Charles Silver



1982

FEB. 7  •  opening act for the Fleshtones at PANAMA RED'S, Champaign, IL   [ Info Link ]

FEB. 9  •  opening act for the Fleshtones at OSCARS, Bloomington, IN

FEB. 26  •  Campus Community Art Fair at I.U. Assembly Hall, Bloomington, IN

MAR. 2  •  live show cablecast by WQAX 100.3 CFM and Channel 3 CTV from OSCARS, Bloomington, IN

MAR. 9  •  JOE'S STAR LOUNGE, Ann Arbor, MI

MAR. 10  •  BOOKIE'S, Detroit, MI

MAR. 11  •  FREE STYLE, Dearborn, MI

MAR. 14  •  first gig at the FREEZER THEATRE, Detroit, MI   [ Info Link ]

MAR. 16  •  first gig at MR. GOODBAR, Buffalo, NY

MAR. 19  •  first gig at BROTHERS III, West Haven, CT

MAR. 23  •  radio interview at WCHC 88.1 FM, Worcester, MA

MAR. 23  •  XIT 13, Worcester, MA

MAR. 25  •  radio interview at WFMU 91.1 FM, East Orange, NJ

MAR. 25  •  SILVER DOLLAR SALOON, Harrison, NJ

APR. 1  •  EAST SIDE CLUB, Philadelphia, PA

MAY 6  •  EXIT, Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

MAY 12  •  HOWARD STREET TAVERN, Omaha, NE

MAY 19  •  live show radio broadcast at KOPN 89.5 FM, Columbia, MO  •  ten songs from this session appear on The School of Secret Music CD

MAY 26  •  BUNCHES, East Lancing, MI

JUNE 3  •  THE CONTINENTAL, Buffalo, NY

JUNE 6  •  opening act for Men & Volts at MAVERICKS, Boston, MA   [ Info Link ]

JUNE 8  •  RALPH'S, Worcester, MA

JUNE 19  •  ELECTRIC BANANA, Pittsburgh, PA   [ Info Link ]

JULY  •  "Golden Moment" / "Jungle Book" recording sessions at Home Grown Studios, Bloomington, IN  •  engineered by H.R. Heinsohn

JULY 7  •  CLUB C.O.D., Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

JULY 8  •  CROSS CURRENTS, an adjunct to New Music America, Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

JULY 14  •  DRUMSTICK, Lincoln, NE

JULY 27  •  DANCETERIA, New York City, NY

AUG. 6-7  •  JEFFERSON DAVIS INN, Lexington, KY

SEPT. 4  •  1982 World SubGenius Convention, Chicago, IL   [ Info Link ]

SEPT. 11  •  University of Evansville, Evansville, IN

SEPT. 16  •  CAESAR'S PUB, Indianapolis, IN

OCT. 14-15  •  THE BEAT, Louisville, KY

DEC.  •  "Bells Are Ringing" recording sessions at Barrelhead Mobile Studio, Bloomington, IN  •  engineered by Don Radick



Gordon Trubey and John Terrill

photos by Booth



1983

JAN.  •  "Bury Your Picture" / "Dance Dogs Dance" / "Heat Pump" recording sessions at Barrelhead Mobile Studio, Bloomington, IN  •  engineered by Don Radick

JAN. 5  •  farewell gig at SKITZ, Indianapolis, IN

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