The Gig List (The 1980s)

1980s

  • 12.80 – Battle of the Bands with Fury, Magewind, others, Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 01.25.80 – Mach One, Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 02.15.80 – 4 Out Of 5 Doctors, The Sorrows, Psychedelly, Bethesda, MD
  • 03.30.80 – ZZ Top, The Rockets, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 05.30.80 – Turning Point, Gar-Field Senior High School, Woodbridge, VA
  • 05.30.80 – Spring Show with The Dominants, others, Gar-Field Senio. High School, Woodbridge, VA
  • 05.30.80 – Rock Steady [aka Blitzkrieg: Jon Kanis, David Kastl, James Atkinson, Jim McNabb, Bob Kastl], Delpha Nichols Private Party, Dale City, VA
  • 07.13.80 – Ted Nugent, Scorpions, Def Leppard, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 08.09.80 - Blitzkrieg, Fury, Private Party [Claffey Residence], Dale City, VA
  • 08.22.80 – South Pacific Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 08.23.80 – South Pacific Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 09.11.80 – Yes, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 09.26.80 – Rush, Saxon, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 10.04.80 – Fury, Blitzkrieg, Private Party, Dale City, VA
  • 10.11.80 – Turning Point, Blitzkrieg, Private Party (Jackson Residence), Dale City, VA
  • 10.18.80 – Blitzkrieg, Private Party, Dale City, VA
  • 11.08.80 – dj spin wizard [Jon Kanis], WLUR-FM/University of Virginia, Richmond, VA
  • 11.21.80 – Dove, The Ground Round, Woodbridge, VA
  • 01.09.81 – Tom Lofgren & Dusty Rose, The Ground Round, Woodbridge, VA
  • 02.12.81 – Tucson, The Ground Round, Woodbridge, VA
  • 03.12.81 – America, Radio City Music Hall, New York, NY
  • 03.13.81 – A Chorus Line, Shubert Theatre, New York, NY
  • 03.20.81 – Tom Lofgren & Dusty Rose, The Ground Round, Woodbridge, VA
  • 03.27.81 – Tom Lofgren & Dusty Rose, The Ground Round, Woodbridge, VA
  • 03.28.81 – The Junior Variety Show with Kellie Aldridge, Jeff Alvey, Chris Arnold,, Jerry Bartee, Linda Bigger, Black Widow (Mike Bella, Steve Hovk, John Gillis),, Bart Bodee, Mark Bodee, Mike Campbell, Glenda Canfield, Joe Cardinale, Janice Carr, Marguerite Cephas, Nancy Cerami, Lynn Chappel, Terry Childers, Terry Collins, Kathi Conahan, Mr. Courtney, Dale Crockett, Dwight Crone, Eddie Dandar, Linda Dawes, Lisette Emsinger, Laura Fisher, Susan Fleshman, Phil Gainous, Sandy Gould, Kim Hallam, Carlos Hamlin, Joyce Harte, Juanita Heatwole, Wayne Heatwole, Debbie Huffman, Bill Johnston, Jon Kanis, Natalie King, Dawn Kujawa, Ki Gol Lee, Chris Leone, Scott Lichtman, Greg Link, Ann Lockett, Leo Maruschak, Alexis McHugh, Stephanie McNeese, Sherri Moore, Don Morrison, Ken Moyer, Rick Nattania, Lisa O’Hara, Trish Ono, Brian Otter, Mike Otter, Susan Paolino, Lonnie Paxton, Alan Phillips, Sherri Raymond, Mark Robinson, Paul Robinson, Diana Ruffner, Steve Schneider, Carl Schultz, Beth Secrist, Greg Smith, Keith Steighner, Mark Stoebe, Jay Townshend, Terri Trelinskie, Brian Waymire, Ronnie Wells, Toni Williams, Bev Wilson, Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 04.04.81 – The Junior Variety Show (repeat performance by popular demand), Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 06.04.81 – Awards Presentation Gar-Field Sr. High School Auditorium, Woodbridge VA
  • 06.19.81 – ZZ Top, Loverboy, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 06.19.81 – Tom Lofgren & Dusty Rose, The Ground Round, Alexandria, VA
  • 06.20.81 – No Trespassing [Jon Kanis, Jerry Pixley, Jim McNabb, Bob Kastl], Private Party, Dale City, VA
  • 07.05.81 – Summerjam ‘81 with Heart, Jimmy Buffet & The Coral Reefer Band, The Pat Travers Band, Loverboy, Cold Chisel, San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • 07.24.81 – Summer Blowout with Blue Öyster Cult, The Pat Travers Band, Johnny Van Zant, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 07.31.81 – REO Speedwagon, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 09.26.81 – Blue Öyster Cult, Foghat, Shooting Star, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 10.05.81 – Blackfoot, Def Leppard, Warner Theatre, Washington, DC
  • 12.04.81 – the hyphen Dance, Gar-Field Sr. High School, Woodbridge, VA
  • 12.05.81 – Satyr, Fury, others, The Happy Pickle, Quantico, VA
  • 12.11.81 – Dance, Gar-Field Sr. High School, Woodbridge, VA
  • 12.21.81 – AC/DC, Midnight Flyer, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 12.31.81 – Hard Attack, Private Party, Dale City, VA
  • 01.08.82 – the hyphen Dance, Gar-Field Sr. High School, Woodbridge, VA
  • 02.06.82 – Turning Point, John & Wendy’s Wedding Reception, Dale City, VA
  • 04.06.82 – The Robbin Thompson Band, 4 Out Of 5 Doctors, The Bayou, Washington, DC
  • 04.24.82 – Ozzy Osbourne, UFO, Starfigher, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 05.08.82 – Journey, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 05.14.82 – The Joe Perry Project, The Wax Museum, Washington, DC
  • 07.17.82 – Summer Strut with Foreigner, Loverboy, Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA
  • 07.22.82 – Ted Nugent, Blackfoot, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 08.04.82 – Heart, John Cougar, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 08.07.82 – The Charlie Daniels Band, Open Air Theatre/SDSU, San Diego, CA
  • 08.14.82 – 4 Out Of 5 Doctors, The Wax Museum, Washington, DC
  • 08.19.82 – Genesis, Merriweather Post Pavilion, Columbia, MD
  • 08.23.82 – The Dixie Dregs, The Wax Museum, Washington, DC
  • 09.22.82 – The Who, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 10.11.82 – Van Halen, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 10.18.82 – Eddie Money, The Wax Museum, Washington, DC
  • 10.22.82 – Death Row, Obsessed, Hellion, The Happy Pickle, Quantico, VA
  • 10.23.82 – Death Row, Obsessed, Hellion, The Happy Pickle, Quantico, VA
  • 11.29.82 – Rush, Rory Gallagher, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 12.10.82 – Death Row, Obsessed, Hellion, The Happy Pickle, Quantico, VA
  • 12.11.82 – Death Row, Obsessed, Hellion, The Happy Pickle, Quantico, VA
  • 12.30.82 – 4 Out Of 5 Doctors, The Sharp, The Wax Museum, Washington, DC
  • 01.15.83 – Buffalo Sabres at Washington Capitals, Capital Centre, Largo, MD
  • 02.03.83 – The L.A. Hardcore Show with Black Flag, Minutemen, Nigheseist, 9:30 Club, Washington, DC
  • 03.04.83 – Allan Holdsworth & I.O.U., Backdoor/SDSU, San Diego, CA
  • 03.28.83 – Pat Benatar, Red Rider, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 04.23.83 – The X-Fest with Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Stray Cats, The Ramones, Bow Wow Wow, Modern English, The Flirts, San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • 05.01.83 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, OXO, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 05.17.83 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, Marshall Crenshaw, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
  • 07.17.83 – Larry Carlton, Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA
  • 08.11.83 – Journey, Bryan Adams, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 08.28.83 – Simon & Garfunkel, San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • 10.29.83 – Al Dimeola/John McLaughlin/Paco De Lucia, Steve Morse, Open Air Theatre San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 10.31.83 – Washington Redskins at San Diego Chargers, San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, San Diego, CA
  • 11.06.83 – The Plimsouls, The James Harmon Band, Montezuma Hall San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 03.01.84 – The Alarm, Licorice Pizza In-Store [Garnet Avenue], San Diego, CA
  • 03.01.84 – The Pretenders, The Alarm, Golden Hall, San Diego, CA
  • 05.03.84 – Vincent Price The Villains Still Pursue Me, A History Of VillainyMandeville Auditorium/UCSD, La Jolla, CA
  • 05.17.84 – The Four Tops & The Temptations, Golden Hall, San Diego, CA
  • 05.19.84 – Jeff Lorber Fusion, Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay, San Diego, CA
  • 07.28.84 – Ray Charles, Etta James, Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08.18.84 – San Diego Jazz Festival Presents Michelob Street Scene 2with X, The Neville Brothers, The Beat Farmers, The Robert Cray Band, Jack Mack And The Heart Attack, downtown on Fifth Avenue (between D & E Streets), San Diego, CA
  • 08.19.84 – Elton John, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 08.26.84 – Elton John, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
  • 09.01.84 – Judy Collins [early show], San Diego Wild Animal Park, San Diego, CA
  • 09.15.84 – Michelob Presents The Fifth Annual Long Beach Blues Festival with John Lee Hooker and the Coast To Coast Blues Band with special guest Elvin Bishop, Buddy Guy & Junior Wells, Denise LaSalle, Big Joe Turner & Pee Wee Crayton, Brownie McGhee, North Athletic Field/California State University, Long Beach, CA
  • 10.19.84 – Arlo Gutherie, David Bromberg, John Sebastian, Beverly Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10.28.84 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • 11.04.84 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • 11.25.84 – Beatlefest with Billy Preston, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.15.84 – The Bangles, The Long Ryders, Hollywood Palace, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.16.84 – Daryl Hall & John Oates, Xavion, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 12.30.84 – Huey Lewis & The News, Los Lobos, Oakland Coliseum Arena, Oakland, CA
  • 07.26.85 – Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Lone Justice, Greek Theater at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • 09.18.85 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA
  • 09.19.85 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Oakland Stadium, Oakland, CA
  • 09.28.85 – Squeeze, Hooters, The Truth, Greek Theater/UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • 12.16.85 – It’s Happening Pilot Taping with Dominic Priore,, Darian Sahanaja, Nick Walusko, Jon Kanis, others, Pasadena Community College, Pasadena, CA
  • 12.29.85 – The Real Impossibles, National Anthem, Mark Gordon & The Nashville Teens, Radio Vision, Lixx, Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.85 – The Plimsouls, The Golden Bear, Huntington Beach, CA
  • 02.17.86 – Peter Case & Victoria Williams, Holy Boys, “Others” (Mark Platt & Steve Kobashigawa), Anti-Club, Hollywood, CA
  • 04.09.86 – The Bangles, Hoodoo Gurus, Mosque Theatre, Richmond, VA
  • 04.86 – Ten Yards, Bodies, San Diego, CA
  • 06.09.86 – Bob Dylan/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 06.14.86 – Bob Dylan/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Greek Theater at the University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
  • 06.16.86 – Bob Dylan/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 06.17.86 – Bob Dylan/Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Pacific Amphitheatre, Costa Mesa, CA
  • 07.05.86 – Sam Hinton, Words And Music, San Diego, CA
  • 07.11.86 – Comedia D’ellarte with The Fault Line Players (as “Seaport Village Theatre Troupe” including Jon Kanis, Barbara Michels, many others), The West Plaza of Seaport Village, San Diego, CA
  • 07.12.86 – New Sounds Of The Sixties with The Jet Set, The Risk, Manual Scan, The J-Walkers, The Rumble, Threw The Looking Glass, The Things,, The Leopards, The Nashville Ramblers, The Void, The DeadBeats, The Trebels, The Wickershams, The Donkey Show, The D-Fendants, The Convenient Monsters, The Fan Club, The Nephews, The Tracers, The Big Express, Montezuma Hall San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 07.18.86 – Comedia D’ellarte with The Fault Line Players (as “Seaport Village Theatre Troupe” including Jon Kanis, Barbara Michels, many others), The West Plaza of Seaport Village, San Diego, CA
  • 07.25.86 – Comedia D’ellarte with The Fault Line Players (as “Seaport Village Theatre Troupe” including Jon Kanis, Barbara Michels, many others), The West Plaza of Seaport Village, San Diego, CA
  • 07.26.86 – Van Morrison, John Lee Hooker, Universal Amphitheatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08.01.86 – Comedia D’ellarte with The Fault Line Players (as “Seaport Village Theatre Troupe” including Jon Kanis, Barbara Michels, many others), The West Plaza of Seapoint Village, San Diego, CA
  • 10.08.86 – Peter Case, The Rave-Ups, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 12.16.86 – The Knack, Easter Island, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 12.21.86 – Peter Case, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • Wednesdays 1986 – Eileen Hay hosts open-mike night at Jim’s Hickory Wood Barbecue, San Diego, CA
  • 02.25.87 – Peter Case, Rosie Flores, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 04.01.87 – Chris Isaak, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 04.18.87 – Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Open Air Theatre San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 05.05.87 – The Reactions, Mandolin Wind, San Diego, CA
  • 07.19.87 – Marshall Crenshaw, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 07.26.87 – The Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan, Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, CA
  • 07.31.87 – Suzanne Vega, The Williams Brothers, North Park Theatre, San Diego, CA
  • 12.27.87 – Cheap Trick, The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 12.28.87 – Cheap Trick, Holland, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 01.21.88 – Four Eyes, Tilly’s, San Diego, CA
  • 02.06.88 – Rockola, The Old Pacific Beach Cafe, San Diego, CA
  • 02.14.88 – Rockola, The Old Del Mar Cafe, Del Mar, CA
  • 03.14.88 – The Turtles Featuring Flo & Eddie, The Grassroots, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 04.08.88 – The Beatles: Rare Tapes with John D’Agostino, Greg Kahn, David Peck, La Jolla Museum Of Contemporary Art, La Jolla, CA
  • 04.22.88 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • 04.25.88 – Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Los Angeles Sports Arena, Los Angeles, CA
  • 05.27.88 – Four Eyes, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 07.23.88 – Peter Case, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
  • 07.27.88 – George Thorogood And The Delaware Destroyers, Brian Setzer, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 07.30.88 – Four Eyes, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 08.02.88 – Bob Dylan, The Alarm, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08.04.88 – Bob Dylan, The Alarm, Greek Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08.06.88 – Bob Dylan, The Alarm, Sammis Pavilion/Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, CA
  • 08.12.88 – Timbuk 3, Semi-Twang, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 08.20.88 – Moody Blues, SDSU Open Air Theatre, San Diego, CA
  • 09.04.88 – Muscular Dystropy Telethon with MC Gary Lee, Jon Kanis, others, Embarcadero, San Diego, CA
  • 09.14.88 – Four Eyes, The Palomino, North Hollywood, CA
  • 09.16.88 – Four Eyes, Burning Bridges, Ethnic Imbalance, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 09.21.88 – Concert For Human Rights Now with Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Sting, Peter Gabriel, Tracy Chapman, Youssou N’dour, Los Angeles Coliseum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 10.11.88 – Son Seals, B.L.U.E.S., Chicago, IL
  • 10.15.88 – The Richard Thompson Band, Clive Gregson & Christine Collister [late show], The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 10.16.88 – The Richard Thompson Band, Ian Matthews, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 11.07.88 – Georgia Satellites, The Coach House, San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • 12.06.88 – Jon Kanis, David Brauner, others, Spirit Club, San Diego, CA
  • 12.15.88 – Four Eyes, Tio Leo’s, San Diego, CA
  • 12.20.88 – Four Eyes, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 12.31.88 – The Beat Farmers, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 02.07.89 – Train Of Thought, others, Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA
  • 02.10.89 – Shock Value: An Evening With John Waters, Little Theatre San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 02.16.89 – Train Of Thought, others, Madame Wong’s West, Los Angeles, CA
  • 02.23.89 – Demon Wine with Bud Cort, Tom Waits, Bradley Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
  • 03.16.89 – R.E.M., Robyn Hitchcock & The Egyptians, San Diego Sports Arena, San Diego, CA
  • 03.23.89 – Let’s Active, Peter Case, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 03.24.89 – The Mozells, Indian Summer, Big Bang, Club 88, Los Angeles, CA
  • 04.07.89 – Peter Case, Julie Christensen, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
  • 04.15.89 – The Dillards, McCabe’s Guitar Shop, Santa Monica, CA
  • 04.26.89 – R.E.M., Drivin’ & Cryin’, Savannah Civic Center, Savannah, GA
  • 04.26.89 – Pylon, Savannah, GA
  • 05.03.89 – Late Night With David Letterman with The Staple Singers, Siskel & Ebert, Chicago Theatre, Chicago, IL
  • 05.06.89 – Rockola, The Old Pacific Beach Café, San Diego, CA
  • 05.08.89 – Indigo Girls, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 05.13.89 – Festival Of Peace with Peter Case, John Mayall, O. J. Ekemode, UCSD’s Mile High Field, San Diego, CA
  • 05.29.89 – XTC, Tower Records [Sunset Boulevard] In-Store, Los Angeles, CA
  • 06.07.89 – The Peter Case Band, No Exit, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 06.15.89 – Drop Control, City Rock Cafe, San Diego, CA
  • 06.26.89 – Tom Tom Club, Peter Case, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 06.27.89 – Tom Tom Club, Peter Case, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 06.28.89 – Tom Tom Club, Peter Case, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 06.30.89 – The Beat Farmers, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 07.07.89 – Jon Kanis, Espresso Café, San Diego, CA
  • 07.08.89 – Stan Ridgeway, Mary’s Danish, Iguana’s, Tijuana, Mexico
  • 08.06.89 – Mitchell International Inc. Company Picnic with The Jon Kanis Band, aka Misfed Originals, Dos Picos Park, San Diego, CA
  • 08.12.89 – The Jacks, Forbidden Pigs, Road Hogs, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 08.17.89 – Stan Ridgeway, Mary’s Danish, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 08.18.89 – Jon Kanis & Tim McDonnell, Espresso Café, San Diego, CA
  • 08.20.89 – Cityfest ‘89 with The Freedom Swing Band, Hollis Gentry And Neon, The Del Rubio Triplets, Jeff Miller and Tall Timber, Burning Bridges, The Ravells, 5th Avenue & University in Hillcrest, San Diego, CA
  • 09.01.89 – Jon Kanis & Tim McDonnell, Espresso Café, San Diego, CA
  • 09.02.89 – Robert Vaughan & The Shadows, Commanche Moon, hosted by 101 KGB’s John Leslie, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 09.06.89 – Bob Dylan [with G.E. Smith, Tony Garnier, Christopher Parker], The Pogues, Starlight Bowl/Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
  • 09.08.89 – Elvis Costello & The Rude 5, Nick Lowe, Open Air Theatre San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
  • 09.09.89 – Elvis Costello & The Rude 5, Nick Lowe, Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, Irvine, CA
  • 09.16.89 – Jon Kanis & Tim McDonnell, Espresso Café, San Diego, CA
  • 09.30.89 – Drop Control, Burning Bridges, Spoilers, Rio’s, San Diego, CA
  • 10.11.89 – Nils Lofgren, John Doe, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 10.13.89 – Jon Kanis, Espresso Café, San Diego, CA
  • 10.25.89 – The Pixies, Bob Mould, Price Center Ballroom University of Califonia San Diego, La Jolla, CA
  • 10.26.89 – Peter Case, Walking Wounded, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 11.10.89 – The Del Fuegos, Bacchanal, San Diego, CA
  • 11.25.89 – Beatlefest, Westin Bonaventure Hotel, Los Angeles, CA
  • 11.29.89 – Paul McCartney, Great Western Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 12.07.89 – Mary’s Danish, 13th Step, The Belly-Up Tavern, Solana Beach, CA
  • 12.16.89 – Drop Control, Jon Kanis, Private Party, Escondido, CA
  • 12.17.89 – Mike Keneally Birthday Party, San Diego, CA