Al’s Bar

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Al’s Bar was an important venue for hearing new edgy music in the 80s and 90s, and many bands played there before they made it big: Nirvana, Beck, Misfits, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth. It was located in 303 S. Hewitt St. downtown L.A. The bar closed in 2001,  but thanks to youtube you can check out how it was in this Walk Through Al’s Bar video. Possum Dixon played the modest stage at Al’s Bar already in the early stage of the band when they  still were doing their circus act. Flyer is from a show where they shared stage with Permanent Green Light where Matt Devine played guitar. Matt played guitar on the first version of Watch The Girl Destroy Me recorded by Rush Riddle in 1990. The song wasn’t released by Pronto Records, but released unauthorized by Freak Scene Records. Matt rejoined the band for the 3rd studio album New Sheets in 1998. Also billed to play was Beck who used to do support gigs for Possum Dixon. This is before Beck released his smash hit record Mellow Gold in 1994. Fun fact: Rob Zabrecky plays upright bass on the song Blackhole from the same record.

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