SURBARBAN LAWNS... A Chronological History Of Live Performances
 1978 | 1979 | 1980 | 1981 | 1982 | 1983 | 1984 | 1985 | undated live photos | articles | photos

1978---------------------------------------------

• 1978/02/27 Gallery A, University Of California, Long Beach, CA Notes: William Wegman art opening. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/05/13 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Setlist: unknown song 1 • Art Breakers • unknown song 2 • Sick And Retarded • Guide Dog • unknown song 3 • Oh Jackie O • unknown song 4 • My Boyfriend • False Ad • Pretty Patty • Gimme Pill • PCP • Pretty Woman [Roy Orbison cover] • Intellectual Rock • These Boots Are Made For Walking [Lee Hazlewood cover] • Pushing Too Hard [The Seeds cover] • unknown song 5 • unknown song 6 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/10/18 Rock Corporation, Van Nuys, CA Other performers: The Plugz • Dred Scott -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/10/19 Rock Corporation, Van Nuys, CA Other performers: The Plugz • Dred Scott -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/12/01 California State University, Long Beach, CA Photo by: unknown (from Flipside magazine issue number 12) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/12/24 Other Masque, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Niki Beat • Controllers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1978/12/31 Other Masque, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Bags • Fear • Holly And The Italians

1979---------------------------------------------

• 1979/01/19 Other Masque, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Suburbs • Kipper Kids • Fear • The Neighbors -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/01/27 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Furys -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/02/20 Club 88, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Henree Herd -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/02/24 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Plugz Setlist: Gimme Pill • Pretty Patty • unknown song 5 • False Ad • unknown song 2 • Sick And Retarded • Oh Jackie O • Intellectual Rock • Not Allowed • Unable • Gidget Goes To Hell • Anything • Boyfriend -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/03/09 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Furys • Brainiacs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/04/20 Hardfact Hill, California State University, Long Beach, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/05/05 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Other performers: Alley Cats • Reactionaries • Satin Tones • The Suburbs Photos by: unknown -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/05/25 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/05/28 Long Beach Art Museum, Long Beach, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/06/08 Club 88, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Plugz • Fear -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/06/09 Lawn Studio, Long Beach, CA Other performers: Reactionaries • Brainiacs • The Bags -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/06/24 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: The Meteors • Eddie And The Subtitles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/07/15 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/07/24 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Eyes • Brainiacs Photos by: John Brian King -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/?? “Gidget Goes To Hell” 7" is released on Suburban Industrial. Tracklist: Gidget Goes To Hell • My Boyfriend -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/03 Club 88, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Brainiacs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/06 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Rotters • Spy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/11 The Nugget, California State University, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Plugz Photos by: Victor Sedillo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/24 Blackie’s, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Bags -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/25 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Bags • Human Hands • Middle Class -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/26 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Step Mothers • The Furys -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/08/31 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Eyes • Agent Orange • Transients -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/09/10 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Flyboys • Virginia & The Slims -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/09/17 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Step Mothers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/10/11 Deaf Club, San Francisco, CA Notes: Western Front New Wave Festival. The show was filmed by Target Video, but it remains unreleased. Other performers: The Mutants • SSI • Fleshapoids Photos by: Target screen capture (001) • Bill Dane (002 & 003) • John Roberts (004) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/10/20 Patogh, Student Center 1, University Of California, Irvine, CA Other performers: Alley Cats • The Gears -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/10/24 Gazzarri's, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: Berlin • The Plugz • Box Boys -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/10/24 King's Palace, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Audio Vidiot • Silencers • The Rells -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/10/27 The Nugget, California State University, Long Beach, CA Other performers: Monitor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/02 Club 88, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Brainiacs • Blitzkrieg -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/08 Anticlub, Hollywood, CA Other performers: B-People • Catholic Discipline -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/21 La Vida Hot Springs Restaurant, Brea, CA Other performers: Weirdos • The Idle Rich Photo by: Bruce Hershey -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/24 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Human Hands • Monitor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/26 Club 88, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Brainiacs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/11/30 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Kingbees • Fender Buddies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/06 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: T-Birds • Non -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/14 Hope Street Hall, Los Angeles, CA Setlist: unknown song 5 • Pretty Patty • Gimme Pill • unknown song 7 • Intellectual Rock • Sick And Retarded • Sugar Lovin' • Not Allowed • Shortcut To Nirvana • Jam The Controls • unknown song 8 • Pioneers • Unable • Janitor • Anything • Gidget Goes To Hell • Boyfriend Other performers: X • Germs • The Fall -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/22 North Park Lions Club, San Diego, CA Other performers: The Bags • Eddie And The Subtitles • Angry Samoans -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/24 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Weasels • Dana Ferris & Hubba Hubba -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/27 Anticlub, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Satin Tones • Top Taco Jimmy's All-Stars • Overman -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/30 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: The Crowd • 391 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/12/31 Communication Workers Of America, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Blasters

1980---------------------------------------------

• 1980/01/13 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: The Futures • Inlanders • Neo-Paris -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/01/18 The Temple, 1839 Geary St. Theatre, San Francisco, CA Other performers: No Alternative • Flamin’ Groovies • Alley Cats -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/01/19 The Temple, 1839 Geary St. Theatre, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Minimal Man • Punts • Alley Cats • The Offs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/01/24 Anticlub, Hollywood, CA Setlist: Gidget Goes To Hell Notes: A portion of this concert was recorded for the Showtime TV show "What's Up America." Other performers: Overman • Priscilla B -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/08 Baces Hall, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Weirdos • The Plugz • Penetrators -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/09 LACE Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Fender Buddies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/11 Mike's Place, Long Beach, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/14 California Institute Of The Arts, Santa Clarita, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/16 The Nugget, California State University, Long Beach, CA Other performers: Human Hands • Sofa Musik -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/17 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Fingerprintz • Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/22 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: 8 Eyed Spy • Monitor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/23 Patogh, Student Center 1, University Of California, Irvine, CA Other performers: Catholic Discipline -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/27 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Plugz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/02/28 The Fleetwood, Redondo Beach, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/03/06 Myron's Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Human Hands • Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/03/24 “Sharp Cuts - New Music From American Bands” compilation LP released on Planet records. Tracklist: Unable Notes: Recorded and produced by the Planet Group. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/03/?? Star System, Tempe, AZ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/03/28 Rock Island, Houston, TX Other performers: The Ruse -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/03/29 Rock Island, Houston, TX Other performers: Really Red -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/04/06 Machinists Hall, New York, NY Other performers: Method Actors • Inner Mentality -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/04/09 The band attends a 3AM perfomance by John Cale & Chris Spedding at Mudd Club in NYC. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/04/10 Mudd Club, New York, NY Other performers: Marilyn • Green Scene -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/04/11 Maxwell's, Hoboken, NJ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/04/12 Hurrah, New York, NY Other performers: Insect Surfers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/??/?? Burbank Studio Center (New Wave Theatre), Burbank, CA Setlist: Gidget Goes To Hell -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/05/09 Zebra Club, San Diego, CA Other performers: The Executives -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/06/06 Somar, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Flamin’ Groovies • Soul Rebels • Eddie And The Subtitles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/06/07 Somar, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Zeros • The Offs • The Bags • Middle Class • Magic Band -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/06/13 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Human Hands • New Marines -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/06/14 Jett’s Cafι, Inglewood, CA Other performers: Fender Buddies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/06/21 Jett’s Cafι, Inglewood, CA Other performers: B-People -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/05 Victoria Theatre, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Voice Farm • Winston Tong • Carole Alter -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/11 The Arena, Culver City, CA Other performers: The Last • The Willys -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/12 Jett’s Cafι, Inglewood, CA Other performers: Gun Club • B-People Photo by: Victor Sedillo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/16 La Vida Hot Springs Restaurant, Brea, CA Other performers: Geza X • The Mommymen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/18 Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Privates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/24 Casablanca, Anaheim, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/25 Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA Other performers: The Offs • Bob -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/07/26 Rock City, San Francisco, CA Other performers: The Offs • Phone Bill -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/08/10 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Fear -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/08/19 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Gears -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/08/23 The Nugget, California State University, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Moderns • New Math -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/09/20 Jett’s Cafι, Inglewood, CA Other performers: The Plugz • Sensible Shoes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/09/21 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Other performers: Wall Of Voodoo • Ultravox Photos by: EJ Emmons (01 to 04) • Claudio Radocchia (05) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/09/24 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Wall Of Voodoo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/09/26 Jett's Cafι, Inglewood, CA Other performers: Sensible Shoes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/09/27 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: The Unknowns • Laura Frazer -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/10/03 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Oingo Boingo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/10/04 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Oingo Boingo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/10/09 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Nu-Beams • The Diversions -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/10/25 Blackie’s, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Privates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/?? “Janitor” 7" released on Suburban Industrial. Tracklist: Janitor • Protection -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/12 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Privates • The Serfers Photo by: Gary Leonard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/15 Suburban Lawns video for Gidget Goes To Hell airs on “Saturday Night Live.” -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/16 John Anson Ford Theatre, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Oingo Boingo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/22 Up Another Octave Records & Tapes, Buena Park, CA (in-store appearance) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/25 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Other performers: Siouxsie And The Banshees Notes: Rescheduled to 28/11/1980, 29/11/1980, & 30/11/1980 at the Whisky A Go-Go. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/28 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Siouxsie And The Banshees Photo by: Annabelle Port -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/29 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Siouxsie And The Banshees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/11/30 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Siouxsie And The Banshees -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/05 The Keystone, Berkeley, CA Other performers: Greg Kihn Band -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/06 The Stone, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Donuts -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/07 The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA Other performers: The Inmates • Blue Angels -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/?? Paradise Studios (New Wave Theatre), Burbank, CA Notes: While the exact recording date is unknown, this performance of New Wave Theatre first aired on TV Theta Cable Channel 3 on 1980/12/28 and nationally on the USA Network on 1981/08/21. Setlist: Janitor -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/19 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Streets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/20 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Privates -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/12/31 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA Other performers: Oingo Boingo

1981---------------------------------------------

• 1981/01/13 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: B-People • Geza X • The Mommymen -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/01/17 Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Mnemonic Devices • Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/01/23 Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: Jon And The Nightriders • The Falcons Photo by: Ann Summa -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/01/24 Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: Jon And The Nightriders • The Falcons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/01/24 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: The Unknowns Notes: Suburban Lawns cancelled, playing a 2nd night at the Roxy instead (above). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/01 Ichabod's, Fullerton, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/07 Cuckoo's Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Other performers: Mnemonic Devices • Wet Picnic • Tux Dentist -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/12 Madame Wong's West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: BYTS • View -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/13 Country Club, Reseda, CA Other performers: Sensible Shoes • Undertakers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/20 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA Other performers: Alley Cats • Human Hands -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/21 LAICA Downtown Gallery, Los Angeles, CA Notes: Rock For Art Other performers: Radiomusic Photos by: Fer Youz (001) • Mark Seldis (002 to 008) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/02/27 The Vex, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Brat • Los Illegals -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/03/20 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Boneheads • Johanna Went Photo by: Mark Seldis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/03/21 Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Brainiacs • Priscilla B -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/04/03 Topanga Corral, Topanga, CA Other performers: Alley Cats -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/04/04 Topanga Corral, Topanga, CA Other performers: Alley Cats -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/04/14 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Brat • Gun Club -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/04/25 Country Club, Reseda, CA Other performers: Jon And The Nightriders -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/??/?? Hot Klub, Dallas, TX -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/05/13 Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, CA Other performers: U2 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/05/29 Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Swinging Madisons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/05/30 Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: The Swinging Madisons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/06/25 Ichabod’s, Santa Ana, CA Photos by: unknown (001) • Don Adkins (002 to 004) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/06/30 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/07/01 Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Other performers: Missing Persons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/07/04 Country Club, Reseda, CA Other performers: Missing Persons • Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/07/25 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/07/30 Zebra Club, San Diego, CA Other performers: Some Philharmonic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/08/16 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA Other performers: Split Enz -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/09/13 Su attends an Adam Ant concert at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/09/22 “Suburban Lawns” LP released on I.R.S. Records. Tracklist: Flying Saucer Safari • Pioneers • Not Allowed • Gossip • Intellectual Rock • Protection • Anything • Janitor • Computer Date • Mom And Dad And God • Unable • When In The World • Green Eyes • Jam The Controls Notes: Produced & recorded by EJ Emmons & Troy Mathisen at Paramount Recording Studios in Hollywood, CA. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/10/24 Suburban Lawns are interviewed live on the radio station KROQ-FM in Pasadena, CA. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/06 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: Penetrators • Slash And The Personalities -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/07 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/11 Old Gym, University Of California, Santa Barbara, CA Other performers: Wall Of Voodoo • A Few Circles Photo by: William Duke -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/13 Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA (cancelled?) Other performers: Hard Attack • Barry Beam -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/13 Market Street Cinema, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Wall Of Voodoo • Bush Tetras -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/18 Duffy's, Minneapolis, MN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/19 Merlyn's, Madison, WI -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/21 Club C.O.D., Chicago, IL -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/?? Dooley’s, East Lansing, MI -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/26 Hideaway Park, Bethlehem, PA Other performers: Comateens -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/27 9:30 Club, Washington, DC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/28 Mudd Club, New York NY Other performers: Jimmy Rogers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/11/29 Malibu Night Club, Lido Beach, NY Other performers: Bow Wow Wow -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/02 The Paradise, Boston, MA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/05 Peppermint Lounge, New York NY -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/07 East Side Club, Philadelphia, PA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/?? unknown venue, Raleigh, NC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/11 Viceroy Park, Charlotte, NC -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/12 688 Club, Atlanta, GA Other performers: The Drastics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/15 Jimmy’s, New Orleans, LA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/18 Rock Island, Houston, TX Setlist: Janitor • Baby • Anything • Computer Date • Flying Saucer Safari • Pioneers • unknown song 9 • Protection • Covered In Love • Be Little You • unknown song 10 • Shortcut To Nirvana • Forget About Pain • unknown song 11 • Flavor Crystals • Gossip • Green Eyes • My Boyfriend • When In The World • Everybody Knows Right • Mom And Dad And God • Unable • Jam The Controls • Intellectual Rock -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/19 Club Foot, Austin, TX Other performers: SVT -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/21 Rock Showplace, Phoenix, AZ -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/22 Backstage, Tucson, AZ Other performers: Phantom Limbs • The Cromatics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/12/31 Olympic Auditorium, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Black Flag • The Blasters • Fear • Saccharine Trust

1982---------------------------------------------

• 1982/02/12 Ukrainian Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Afterimage • New Marines -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/02/27 Radio City, Anaheim, CA Other performers: The Robert Styer Band • Squid -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/04 Country Club, Reseda, CA Other performers: Dream Syndicate • Brainiacs -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/05 Beach House, Santa Barbara, CA Other performers: A Few Circles -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/06 Berkeley Square, Berkeley, CA Other performers: Wolverines • Science Patrol -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/07 The Keystone, Palo Alto, CA Other performers: Western Front • Blade Brown -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/08 I-Beam, San Francisco, CA Other performers: Translator -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/11 B.J. Kelly's, Eugene, OR Other performers: Los Xplorers -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/26 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: Red Wedding • Solid State -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/03/27 Showcase Amphitheatre, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA Other performers: Alley Cats -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/05/00 Su Tissue leaves the group and records her solo record "Salon De Musique" (which was released in 1984). Remaining members continue as Pro Edger (Pro-Edge/Pro Edgers). -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/05/21 Radio City, Anaheim, CA Notes: Suburban Lawns cancelled, instead, a band called Speed Limit Byron played. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/06/20 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA (Pro Edger show) Other performers: Bow Wow Wow -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/07/10 Spirit, San Diego, CA (Pro Edger show) Notes: This show many have been cancelled or rescheduled. While the LA Times mentions the show, Pro Edgers do not appear on the weekly calendar for the venue. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/07/30 Radio City, Anaheim, CA (Pro Edger show) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/08/00 Su Tissue re-joins the group. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/08/27 Radio City, Anaheim, CA Other performers: The Buttons • The Fizzies -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/09/17 Radio City, Anaheim, CA Other performers: City Kids • Loved Ones -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/09/18 Spirit, San Diego, CA Notes: This show many have been cancelled or rescheduled. While the LA Times mentions the show, Suburban Lawns do not appear on the weekly calendar for the venue. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/09/19 Ichabod's, Fullerton, CA Setlist (partial): Funkicide • Janitor • Baby Other performers: Nu-Beams Photo by: Tom Zwicker -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/09/24 Mi Casita, Torrance, CA Other performers: Big Jerks • Palisades -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/09/26 Concert Factory, Costa Mesa, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/01 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: The Brat • JuJu Hounds -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/02 Head Quarters, San Diego, CA Other performers: Paladins • Manual Scan • Dιtente -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/13 Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA Other performers: Mnemonic Devices -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/16 Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Levi Dexter & The Tribe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/22 Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, Sacramento, CA Other performers: The Clash -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/23 The Barn, University Of California, Riverside, CA Other performers: Nu-Beams -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/23 Cathay de Grande, Hollywood, CA (The Girls Of Zaeter show) Other performers: Lowell Fulson Note: Su Tissue performed with a 23-piece band assembly by Tequila Mockingbird. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/28 Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA Notes: Likely an incorrect listing for the 1982/11/04 show. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/10/31 Universal Amphitheatre, Universal City, CA Other performers: Oingo Boingo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/11/04 Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Shadow Minstrels • Mnemonic Devices -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/11/13 The Nugget, California State University, Long Beach, CA Other performers: Freaks Amor Photos by: Gabriel Cervantes -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/11/15 The Palace, Hollywood, CA Other performers: Killer Pussy -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/12/19 Ichabod's, Fullerton, CA Other performers: The Brat -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1982/12/24 Moody’s, Santa Monica, CA Other performers: Brainiacs

1983---------------------------------------------

• 1983/02/12 Perkins Palace, Pasadena, CA Other performers: The Members • The Vandals -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/03/11 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Outer Circle • Second Language -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/03/12 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: Shadow Minstrels • M.S.Q. (Modern Sound Of Quiet) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/03/31 Brandy’s, Palm Springs, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/04/01 Spirit, San Diego, CA Other performers: Choir Invisible • Playground Slap • Detente -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/04/02 The Plant, Studio City, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/04/13 Madame Wong’s, Los Angeles, CA Notes: Alliance For Survival benefit. Other performers: Levi Dexter & The Tribe • Dogma Probe -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/04/15 Radio City, Anaheim, CA Photos by: unknown (001 & 002, More Mayonnaise issue #5) • Steve Curry (003) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/05/?? “Baby” EP released on I.R.S. Records. Tracklist: Flavor Crystals • Enjoy • Hug You • Baby • Cowboy Notes: Recorded by Richard Mazda & engineered by Robert Battaglia at Hit City West in Los Angeles, CA. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/05/13 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Other performers: The Brat • M.S.Q. (Modern Sound Of Quiet) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/05/21 Showcase Amphitheatre, Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/05/27 The Plant, Studio City, CA -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/05/28 Tower Records, Sherman Oaks, CA (in-store appearance) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/06/06 Rumbleseat Garage, Long Beach, CA Other performers: The Brat • Grand Manner -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/06/19 Suburban Lawns appear on I.R.S. Records “The Cutting Edge” on MTV. (broadcast date) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/08/19 The Vex, Los Angeles, CA Notes: Suburban Lawns cancelled. Other performers: Outer Circle • Phast Phreddie & Thee Precisions • De De Troit • Invisible Chains -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1983/??/?? Su Tissue leaves the group. After the split Su traveled to Switzerland for an extended vacation. It is said that she left California in late Summer of 1983 to study piano at Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Remaining members, Chuck Roast, John Gleur, Frankie Ennui, & Tom Corey (from the Fibonacci’s) continue as The Lawns.

1984---------------------------------------------

• 1984/07/21 Lhasa Club, Los Angeles, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Pleasure Mask -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/08/17 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Shadow Minstrels • Pleasure Mask • Lions And Ghosts • Radio Bandits -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/08/31 Spirit, San Diego, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Shadow Minstrels • Penetrators • Luna -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/09/29 Spirit, San Diego, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Laws Of Motion • Limbo Slam • Relay -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/10/20 Anticlub, Hollywood, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Food And Shelter • Paul Young -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/10/25 Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Minutemen • Scott Goddard -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/11/16 Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: The Fibonaccis • Some Philharmonic -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/12/07 Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: Field Day • Basics -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/12/28 Music Machine, Los Angeles, CA (The Lawns show) Other performers: St. Regis • Doll Congress -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1984/??/?? Su Tissue releases her solo album "Salon De Musique" (which was recorded in May 1982).

1985---------------------------------------------

• 1985/??/?? Su Tissue returns to Southern California. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1985/06/25 Panache, Long Beach, CA (The Lawns show) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1985/06/28 Club Lingerie, Hollywood, CA (Su Tissue show) Notes: Su Tissue likley performing "Salon De Musique." Other performers: Robyn Hitchcock And The Eygptians • The Balancing Act -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1985/07/27 Lhasa Club, Los Angeles, CA (Su Tissue show) Notes: Su Tissue; Arspenlian Reeves performing "Salon De Musique." Other performers: Femine • Baby's First Christmas • Darius And The Magnets -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1985/08/28 Lhasa Club, Los Angeles, CA (Su Tissue show) Notes: Su Tissue likley performing "Salon De Musique." Other performers: Baby's First Christmas • Robert Mangiardi • Weslie Brown Su leaves California permanently in or shortly after 1987.

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• 1981/??/?? unknown location Photos by: unknown -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? unknown location Photos by: EJ Emmons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/??/?? unknown location Photos by: Ann Summa -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? Starwood, West Hollywood, CA Photos by: Anthony Solano -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/??/?? Hong Kong Cafι, Los Angeles, CA Photos by: unknown (001 & 002) • Victor Sedillo (003) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/??/?? Anticlub, Hollywood, CA Notes: 1979/11/08 or 1979/12/27? Photos by: unknown (001) • Ann Summa (002) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1981/??/?? Cuckoo’s Nest, Costa Mesa, CA Photos by: Dennis Worden -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA Photos by: Mark Seldis -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/??/?? unknown location Photo by: Kerry Colonna -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1979/??/?? unknown location Photo by: Barry Craig -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/??/?? unknown location Photo by: Victor Sedillo -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? Whisky A Go-Go, Hollywood, CA Photo by: Edward Colver -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 1980/??/?? unknown location Photo by: unknown (Published in the October, 1980 issue of Contagion) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? unknown location Photo by: Ska Mazda (Published in the February 12th, 1982 issue of LA Weekly) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- • 19??/??/?? unknown locations Photos by: various unknown photographers

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Photos by: EJ Emmons -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Chris Deejardins (1979) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Leo Hetzel (September 1980) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Glenn Brown (1981) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Kate Manche (1983) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Bruce Kalberg (Summer 1983) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Photos by: Manana, 1983 (1) • Charles Wharton, 1981 (2) • Charles Wharton, 1979 (3) • Peter Brittin, 1979 (4) • Ann Summa (5) • Gary Leonard (6) • unknown photographers (7 to 9)

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