Our friend Aaron Chapman of the Town Pants hipped us to an amazing new feature on the Commodore Ballroom's website.
Click here, and you'll get the complete skinny on 40 years of shows at Lady Commodore, starting with a two-night stand by Captain Beefheart and His Magic Band in March, 1973.
"It's a hell of a piece of research. And it felt like climbing Mt. Everest to do it," Chapman said, adding that he spent months climbing a similarly sized mountain of Georgia Straight back issues to find out who, for instance, opened for Kiss on January 9, 1975 (the Sam Hurrie Band, whoever the fuck they are).
Speaking of, did I really see Yo La Tengo on the same bill with My Bloody Valentine in 1992?
Just how much has my drunk ass forgotten over the years?
Chapman said that the next stage of the project will cover the years leading up to 1973.