October 17, 1988 - Uptown Lounge, Athens, GA - Status: Debunked
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/tour_det ... tourID=732
In case you missed it a little over a year ago I discovered that Jane's opened for Iggy at Visage Nightclub in Orlando, FL on October 17, 1988.
http://forums.janesaddiction.org/viewto ... f=8&t=1089
October 17, 1988 - Visage Nightclub, Orlando, FL - Status: Confirmed
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/tour_det ... ourID=1855
After finding the Visage Nightclub show I went about trying to figure out where the Uptown Lounge show fit on the gig list and thought it fit in pretty well on 10/25.
10/17/1988 - Visage Nightclub, Orlando, FL - Newsprint
10/18/1988 - Brassy's Take II, Cocoa Beach, FL - Newsprint
10/20/1988 - Cameo Theatre, Miami Beach, FL - Ticket, Newsprint
10/21/1988 - Summers on the Beach, Fort Lauderdale, FL - Newsprint
10/22/1988 - Jannus Landing, St. Petersburg, FL - Newsprint
10/24/1988 - Center Stage Theatre, Atlanta, GA - Newsprint
10/25/1988 - The Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC - Tickets
10/27/1988 - The Boathouse, Norfolk, VA - Ticket
10/28/1988 - Hammerjacks, Baltimore, MD - Hammerjacks Calendar
10/29/1988 - The World, New York, NY - Tickets, Newsprint
However Jane's were Opening for Iggy at The Pterodactyl Club in Charlotte, NC on 10/25.
http://forums.janesaddiction.org/viewto ... f=8&t=1622
October 25, 1988 - The Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC
http://janesaddiction.org/tour/tour_det ... ourID=2077
This in turn got me thinking about this Uptown Lounge show again because The Pterodactyl Club show bounced it from the 25th and so I went digging and this is what I found.
http://somediverswhistle.com/shows/t10xx88.html10-17-88 Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge
Athens, GA, Uptown Lounge (I'm guessing Oct '88)
From Chaz Pike:
In the school year 1988-1989, Jane's addiction played a show in Athens GA at the Uptown Lounge. It was a sold out awesome show, probably before their show at the Cotton Club in Atlanta GA. I know that the Red and Black newspaper printed a review of the show and pictures.
So I searched the Red and Black newspaper but their archives only go back to 1997.
I did a little more searching and have only been able to find the following:
http://flagpole.com/Guide/GuideFeatures ... our-8Aug0868. 140 E. Washington St
Georgia Theatre proprietors at the time Kyle Pilgrim and Duck Anderson bought the Uptown Lounge in April, 1984, converting it into a prime live music venue. By 1987, the Uptown was the largest club in town. It closed in 1990.
Widespread Panic started out at the Uptown in the mid-‘80s as a weekly house band, and national acts such as The Pixies, Soul Asylum, Jane’s Addiction, Dinosaur Jr. and Black Flag all performed here. R.E.M. also played a few unannounced shows.
During the ’90s, the space housed various rock clubs and discos (The Chameleon Club, The Shoe Box, The Atomic Music Hall). In its time, the Atomic was one of the local scene’s most vital clubs. The space is now occupied by the Copper Creek Brewing Co., with the brewing tanks located where the stage was.
http://athensmusic.net/newsdesk_info.ph ... desk_id=84140 E. Washington Street Kyle Pilgrim and "Duck" Anderson bought the fledgling Uptown Lounge in April, 1984, and gradually built it into a prime live music venue. Early on, many up-and-coming local acts considered this venue a hip alternative to the larger 40 Watt Uptown. Widespread Panic started out here in the mid 1980s as a weekly house band. By 1987, the Uptown was the largest club in town and attracted national acts such as The Pixies, Let's Active, Soul Asylum, Jane's Addiction, Dinosaur Jr., Red Hot Chili Peppers, Alex Chilton, Mercyland, Black Flag, and the Meat Puppets. R.E.M. played a few legendary unannounced shows here, as well. The Uptown closed at this location in early 1990. This room also held various rock clubs and discos (the Chameleon Club - not to be confused with Chameleon, The Shoe Box, The Atomic Music Hall) from 1990 through 1997. The Atomic Music Hall gained recognition as one of the more vital underground rock clubs in town during the mid and late 1990s. The Atomic hosted local benefit gigs, "redneck" punk-rock showcases such as "Trash Fest" and "Beef Stock," regularly booked up-and-coming local bands like Harvey Milk, Kincaid, Jucifer, Trinket, Five-Eight, Elf Power, Space Cookie and Buzz Hungry and attracted touring national acts such as Cake, Man Or Astro-Man?, The Oblivians and Kevn Kinney. The space is now occupied by Copper Creek Brewing Company. The music hall stage was located where the Copper Creek brewing vessels now stand.
So it's not a matter of if Jane's played the Uptown Lounge but a matter of when.
My best guess is this show took place in February of '89.
Most likely February 11th or 13th but that's just my guess.
02/??/1989 - The Respectable Street Cafe, West Palm Beach, FL - Newsprint
02/03/1989 - Woody's, Miami, FL - Newsprint
02/04/1989 - Visage Nightclub, Orlando, FL – Ticket, Flyer, Newsprint
02/05/1989 - Masquerade, Ybor City, FL - Newsprint, Flyer
02/07/1989 - Einstein a Go-Go, Jacksonville Beach, FL - Ticket, Flyer
02/08/1989 - Cotton Club, Atlanta, GA
02/10/1989 - The Nick, Birmingham, AL
Stuff it here?
02/12/1989 - Cannery Ballroom, Nashville, TN
02/14/1989 - Pterodactyl Club, Charlotte, NC
02/16/1989 - Rialto Theatre, Raleigh, NC
02/17/1989 - Boathouse, Norfolk, VA - Newsprint
Peeking at a map the 13th seems the most likely date I suppose.