1981

Courtesy of Paul Bucciarelli who also created this.


Courtesy of Steve Sciulli.
Courtesy of Kim Walter.



1/3/81 - Exit
1/7/81 - Cliche Crazies
1/8/81 – Cardboards (listen) * Whereabouts (listen) * Rumhounds
1/9/81 - Dolly's Boys * Cliche Crazies
1/10/81 - Whereabouts * Termulating Aliens
1/14/81 - The Trial (listen)
1/16/81 - The Features * The Khakis
1/17/81 - Combo Tactic * Earthlings
1/21/81 - Force Field
1/22/81 - The Jetsons
1/23/81 – Earthlings * The Khakis
1/24/81 – Carsickness * Cardboards * The Five
1/28/81 - The Jetsons
1/29/81 - Joker
1/30/81 – Cardboards * The Five
1/31/81 - The Rave-Ups

2/4/81 - The Khakis
2/5/81 - Cardboards * Modern Anxiety
2/6/81 - The Jetsons * The Features
2/7/81 - The Rave-Ups
2/11/81 - The Swarm
2/12/81 - The Khakis
2/13/81 - The Features * White Tiger
2/14/81 - Cardboards * The Hipsters
2/18/81 – Earthlings * Whereabouts * Rumhounds
2/19/81 - The Khakis
2/20/81 - The Five * Cardboards * Beach Bunnies * David Crocker
2/21/81 - The Rave-Ups
2/25/81 - Cardboards
2/26/81 - The Swarm
2/27/81 - Earthlings
2/28/81 - The Features

The Electric Banana's liquor license was suspended for 10 days effective March 3, 1981 for "permitting immoral entertainment," "too much noise," and "insufficient lighting."  That's those immoral punks for you, always making noise without adequate illumination.

3/13/81 - The Features
3/17/81 - Carsickness
3/18/81 - Three Way Street
3/19/81 - G.G. McB
3/20/81 - Teaser
3/21/81 – Friction * The Five
3/25/81 - Fat Max
3/27/81 - The Features
3/28/81 - Cardboards

4/1/81 - Big Town Playboy
4/3/81 – Carsickness
4/4/81 - The Features
4/8/81 - Big Town Playboy
4/9/81 - The Crackers
4/10/81 - The Five * Whereabouts * Non-Stops
4/15/81 - Roller Coaster
4/16/81 - Big Town Playboy
4/17/81 – Cardboards * Non-Stops
4/18/81 – Cardboards * Non-Stops
4/22/81 - Code
4/23/81 - Roller Coaster
4/24/81 – Carsickness * Blue Collar
4/25/81 - The Features
4/29/81 - Code
4/30/81 - Big Town Playboy

5/1/81 - The Features
5/6/81 – ICU * Young Lust
Courtesy of Nick Zeigler.
5/7/81 - The Crackers
5/8/81 - The Five * Non-Stops
5/9/81 - The Features
5/12/81 - The Waitresses * Carsickness
5/13/81 - 24 Minutes * Non-Stops
5/14/81 - Big Time Playboy
5/15/81 – Fang * Carsickness
5/16/81 – Fang * Cardboards
5/19/81 - 24 Minutes (listen)* Non-Stops (listen)
5/20/81 - The Khakis
5/21/81 - The Crackers
5/22/81 - Teaser
5/23/81 - Roller Coaster
5/25/81 - The Features
5/27/81 - ICU * Pancreatic Ballet
5/28/81 - Big Town Playboy
5/29/81 - The Features
5/30/81 – Carsickness

6/3/81 - Genimi Gee * ICU
6/4/81 - The Features
6/5/81 - Whereabouts * ICU * Pancreatic Ballet
6/6/81 - The Five * Cardboards
6/9/81 - The Road Hogs
6/10/81 - Mission of Burma
6/11/81 - Whereabouts
6/12/81 - Modern Art Studio
6/13/81 – Whereabouts * Dendrites
6/17/81 – ICU * Fatal Distraction * Blue Collar
6/18/81 - Gemini Gee
6/19/81 - The Five * Fatal Distraction
6/20/81 - Genimi Gee * Whereabouts * Dendrites
6/24/81 - Pin Heads * Whereabouts
6/25/81 - ICU * Pancreatic Ballet
6/26/81 - The Five * The Vores
6/27/81 - Cardboards * New Toys

7/1/81 - 24 Minutes * Whereabouts
7/2/81 - The Khakis
7/3/81 - The Features
7/4/81 - Black Flag (set list) (listen) * The Five * Whereabouts* The Swarm * Prototype * Ground Zero * Dress Up As Natives * Rumhounds * ICU * Blue Collar
7/8/81 - Carsickness
7/9/81 - ICU
7/10/81 - The Five * Prototype
7/11/81 - Kidz
7/14/81 - Carsickness
7/15/81 - The Khakis
7/16/81 - Dress Up As Natives
7/17/81 - Carsickness
7/18/81 – Prototype * Bursting Brains
7/21/81 - Kidz
7/22/81 - ICU
7/23/81 - 24 Minutes * Big Wow
7/24/81 - B Minors * Prototype
7/25/81 – Carsickness * B Miners * Dress Up As Natives
7/28/81 - Kidz
7/29/81 - Kidz
7/30/81 – Dendrites * Force Field
7/31/81 - The Khakis

8/5/81 - Damon Knight
8/6/81 - Dendrites * Jones Band
8/8/81 - Carsickness
8/12/81 - Atlantis
8/13/81 - Force Field
8/14/81 - The Wake
8/15/81 – Dendrites * Whereabouts
8/19/81 - Dendrites
8/20/81 - The Wake * Dress Up As Natives
8/21/81 - The Khakis
8/22/81 – Prototype * The Wake
8/25/81 - Seizure
8/26/81 - The Slick
8/27/81 - Damon Knight
8/28/81 - The Five * Dress Up As Natives
8/29/81 – Savore

9/3/81 - Ground Zero
Courtesy of Steve Sciulli.
9/4/81 - The Wake
9/5/81 - City Child
9/9/81 - Sabre
9/10/81 - Damon Knight
9/12/81 - Cardboards * Pancreatic Ballet
9/16/81 - Billy X & the Offenders * City Child
9/17/81 - Seizure
9/18/81 – Carsickness
9/19/81 - Pauline & the Perils * Carsickness
9/23/81 – Friction * The Wake
9/24/81 - Seizure
9/25/81 - Strange New Flesh * The Five
9/26/81 – Cardboards * Carsickness
9/29/81 - Bucket Speeders
9/30/81 - City Child

10/1/81 - White Tiger
10/2/81 - The dB's * Carsickness
10/3/81 - Pauline & the Perils * The Stain
10/8/81 - Bucket Speeders
10/9/81 - New Features * White Tiger
10/10/81 - Mercenary
10/12/81 - Snake Finger
10/15/81 - Androgyny
10/16/81 - B Minors
10/17/81 - Billy X & the Offenders * New Features
10/21/81 - Bucket Speeders * The Wake
10/22/81 - New Features * Androgyny
10/23/81 - Billy X & the Offenders * Cardboards
10/24/81 - Mercenary
10/27/81 - Diane & the Diplomats
10/28/81 - Overlord
10/29/81 - Bucket Speeders
10/30/81 – Cardboards * The Wake
10/31/81 – Mercenary

11/3/81 - Diane & the Diplomats
Courtesy of Mike Kolesar.
11/4/81 - Androgyny
11/5/81 - Arena
11/6/81 - The Five * Prototype
11/7/81 - New Features * Billy X & the Offenders
11/11/81 - Androgyny * The M.G. Explosion
11/12/81 - Billy X & the Offenders
11/13/81 - Pauline & the Perils * The Features
11/14/81 - Identity Crisis * Gag
11/18/81 - Billy X & the Offenders
11/19/81 – Androgyny
11/20/81 - The Five * Cardboards
11/21/81 - The Features * Force Field
11/24/81 - The Fast
11/25/81 - Mercenary
11/27/81 - The Wake * Identity Crisis
11/28/81 – Cardboards * Gag
11/30/81 - The Fast

12/2/81 - Force Field
12/4/81 - Charlie Norml
12/5/81 - The Features * Hi Finance
12/8/81 - Magnum
12/9/81 - Billy X & the Offenders
12/10/81 - Androgyny
12/11/81 - Billy X & the Offenders * The Features
12/12/81 - Cardboards
12/15/81 - The Waitresses * The Wake
12/16/81 - Billy X & the Offenders
12/17/81 - Hi Finance
12/18/81 - The Nelsons * Radio Hanoi
12/19/81 - The Wake * The Excuses
12/23/81 - The Wake
12/26/81 - Cardboards
12/28/81 - Black Flag * Saccharine Trust * The Five
12/30/81 – Magnum
12/31/81 – Carsickness

List last updated 4/20/17


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