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Remember our new feature, where we look at the Chronicle from 20 years ago on this day and see what we can see? It's back. Today, we will be focusing on music, because I found a bunch of music ads and they are pretty great.
(If we were playing It Was 24 Years Ago Today, today would be VERY EXCITING. Or tomorrow, I guess, since the Very Exciting Thing didn't happen until 5 pm.)
Personally, I am PAINED that I didn't go to the Uncle Tupelo/Giant Sand show on November 11.
Moving on, how about the Warfield?
SKAVOOVEE '93!!!!! With the Special Beat, Skatalites, the Selecter, and the Toasters. I bet that was fun. Skavoovee. Also, Green Day opening up for Bad Religion! And best of all, Radiohead opening for Belly! What a world.
You guys, there used to be a bar called The Boathouse on the shores of beautiful Lake Merced. I went there once, I don't remember why. Probably not to see California Hardbodies Oil Wrestling or the Black Hole Gang. Over at Bottom of the Hill, they had Love Battery and Heavy Into Jeff. Does anyone remember Tarr & Feathers at 2140 Union Street? I have no memory of its existence, except from seeing it in ads like this. There's something called The Brixton there now. I didn't know that existed either, until I Googled the address this very second. I guess I need to get out more.
Guess what? The Independent used to be called The Kennel Club back in the day. And by "the day," clearly I mean "October 17, 1993."
Lotta 90's in that listing. Voivod, Jesus Lizard again, with Cop Shoot Cop, and MCM & the Monster. Oh look, it's Yo La Tengo on November 3!
You know I wouldn't wrap this without some Real Estate Pr0n. Wanna get a place in Noe Valley? How about this one:
$299,000 364 28th St. Sun 1-4 2nd Open! 3 sty VU cottage. 2 BR 2 BA hot tub, pkg.
That's right. A 3-story home in Noe Valley for under $300K. Current Zillow estimate: $1,260,000. Jesus APR Christ.