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  • Type: Club
  • Where: 607 N. La Brea Hollywood, CA
  • When: 1979 - 1980
Sceneroller, Blackies, Club, Hollywood, California,
About This Venue

From NileGuide:

Opened in 1979 on La Brea, this smaller club was only around for 9 months.

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From Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk:

"With the demise of the Masque, the MK1 punk bands scattered like roaches under a kitchen light, moving to whatever venues proved hospitable to the music. The Whisky and the Starwood on Santa Monica were safe havens until their respective closures in 1982 and 1981. Less upscale joints — well, some of them were toilets, really — picked up the slack: Blackie's on La Brea, Club 88 on Pico in West LA, the Hong Kong Café in Chinatown, Al's Bar downtown, The Vex in East LA, the Catheay de Brande in Hollywood."

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From Spray Paint the Walls: The Story of Black Flag:

"Ron [Reyes'] first show with Black Flag occurred less than three weeks after Keith's last gig with the group, on Sunday December 16 [1979], at a club called Blackie's, on La Brea Ave; Fear played support. In the audience that night was a yojng man named Tom Troccoli. 'This band I was hanging out with was going to be playing Blackie's, so we went down there the night before, to scope out the sound and the crowd.' "

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