A sign spotted in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood a couple days ago while I was walking to get groceries during the snowstorm. God watches all who steal Christmas ornaments. And so do some of the cameras in the neighborhood.

A sign spotted in Chicago’s Avondale neighborhood a couple days ago while I was walking to get groceries during the snowstorm. God watches all who steal Christmas ornaments. And so do some of the cameras in the neighborhood.

A flyer for a 1987 Napalm Death, Ripcord, and Fear of God show at the Jugendhaus Zug in Switzerland. Here is a link that amazingly has some Fear of God photos taken at this show (as well as another scan of the flyer)This post is a Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for the great Anthony Meloro who asked if I had “any late 80’s / early 90’s rave flyers? OR what are some of your fave DIY flyers?” While I don’t have any Rave flyers, you can find lots here, and plenty of other flyers from my own collection here.

A flyer for a 1987 Napalm Death, Ripcord, and Fear of God show at the Jugendhaus Zug in Switzerland. Here is a link that amazingly has some Fear of God photos taken at this show (as well as another scan of the flyer)

This post is a Public Collectors Request Line fulfillment for the great Anthony Meloro who asked if I had “any late 80’s / early 90’s rave flyers? OR what are some of your fave DIY flyers?” While I don’t have any Rave flyers, you can find lots here, and plenty of other flyers from my own collection here.

A recent printed flyer by and for the Chicago hip hop legend Sharkula, AKA Thig, AKA Thigamahjigee, AKA Brian Wharton. He has been circulating flyers like this in free newspaper boxes around the city for well over 15 years.

A recent printed flyer by and for the Chicago hip hop legend Sharkula, AKA Thig, AKA Thigamahjigee, AKA Brian Wharton. He has been circulating flyers like this in free newspaper boxes around the city for well over 15 years.

A small irregularly cut out and photocopied flyer for the Chicago hip hop artist Sharkula, also known as Thig, Thigamahjigee, and Brian Wharton. Sharkula has made countless thousands of photocopied and handwritten flyers like this which are regularly found inside free newspaper dispensers. Undated, but probably from around the early 2000s.

A small irregularly cut out and photocopied flyer for the Chicago hip hop artist Sharkula, also known as Thig, Thigamahjigee, and Brian Wharton. Sharkula has made countless thousands of photocopied and handwritten flyers like this which are regularly found inside free newspaper dispensers. Undated, but probably from around the early 2000s.

A small photocopied flyer for a weight loss program that I picked up in Chicago. This is from at least ten years ago this but amazing pair of drawings continues to circulate in flyers left around the city.

A small photocopied flyer for a weight loss program that I picked up in Chicago. This is from at least ten years ago this but amazing pair of drawings continues to circulate in flyers left around the city.

A flyer, found in Chicago about ten years ago, for a clean and sober guitarist and vocalist who is looking for a clone of himself. Bring an attitude of gratitude! Note that given the age of this flyer, this position may have been filled.

A flyer, found in Chicago about ten years ago, for a clean and sober guitarist and vocalist who is looking for a clone of himself. Bring an attitude of gratitude! Note that given the age of this flyer, this position may have been filled.

A street flyer offering a service to help people eliminate their accents. I picked this up in New York City, probably about ten years ago.

A street flyer offering a service to help people eliminate their accents. I picked this up in New York City, probably about ten years ago.

A photocopied Criminal Description Sheet flyer. Undated but I believe I received this in college over twenty years ago. Today it looks a bit like George Zimmerman, eh?

A photocopied Criminal Description Sheet flyer. Undated but I believe I received this in college over twenty years ago. Today it looks a bit like George Zimmerman, eh?

A street flyer spotted in Minneapolis this weekend.

A street flyer spotted in Minneapolis this weekend.

A flyer, probably from 1989, for a show with Token Entry, Voice of Reason, Food For Thought, Batman’s Brother Ed, “and a D.C. band” at Unisound Recording Studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. You can see some more flyers from Unisound at this link. I did not attend this show but did see at least one gig at Unisound. I believe it was Judge and Integrity playing on the same bill if memory serves. This was, in my view, a horribly macho period of east coast hardcore, and shows at this time were filled with all of the jocks I wanted nothing to do with in high school. Unisound was a curious place otherwise, as they had a big indoor half-pipe for skating, which was used during shows.

A flyer, probably from 1989, for a show with Token Entry, Voice of Reason, Food For Thought, Batman’s Brother Ed, “and a D.C. band” at Unisound Recording Studio in Reading, Pennsylvania. You can see some more flyers from Unisound at this link. I did not attend this show but did see at least one gig at Unisound. I believe it was Judge and Integrity playing on the same bill if memory serves. This was, in my view, a horribly macho period of east coast hardcore, and shows at this time were filled with all of the jocks I wanted nothing to do with in high school. Unisound was a curious place otherwise, as they had a big indoor half-pipe for skating, which was used during shows.

A flyer for Outburst, Upperhand, Beyond Control, and Throne of Corruption at G-Willikers in Pennsauken, New Jersey. I believe this show would have happened in 1989. From an old mailing of material from my friend Eric Weiss (who I haven’t heard from in about as many years).

A flyer for Outburst, Upperhand, Beyond Control, and Throne of Corruption at G-Willikers in Pennsauken, New Jersey. I believe this show would have happened in 1989. From an old mailing of material from my friend Eric Weiss (who I haven’t heard from in about as many years).

I continue to unearth bits of music ephemera in old letters from friends and other various stockpiles of my crap. Here’s a photocopied flyer for a Fugazi show, organized by WKDU at Drexel University in Philadelphia that took place in 1989. Also playing were Scram and 200 Stitches. It’s worth noting as well that the show was a benefit for ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power). I had already moved from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh at this point but my friend Eric Weiss saved this for me. In these early Fugazi shows, people were still trying to bill them as “x Minor Threat”, though that went away eventually.

I continue to unearth bits of music ephemera in old letters from friends and other various stockpiles of my crap. Here’s a photocopied flyer for a Fugazi show, organized by WKDU at Drexel University in Philadelphia that took place in 1989. Also playing were Scram and 200 Stitches. It’s worth noting as well that the show was a benefit for ACT-UP (AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power). I had already moved from Philadelphia to Pittsburgh at this point but my friend Eric Weiss saved this for me. In these early Fugazi shows, people were still trying to bill them as “x Minor Threat”, though that went away eventually.

A color photocopied flyer for Alta, Bike Tuff, Acidic Tree and Scowler at Alderaan in Chicago, March 23, 2013. I really love how the color copy captures the color of the obsessive ballpoint pen drawing. Also great is the unusual bird’s eye view perspective (note the torso, legs and feet of the person cutting off their finger in the lower right corner). I did not attend this show and avoid taking down flyers for shows that haven’t happened yet, but since I spotted this on a message board at the school where I teach just two hours before the show was to start, I don’t think I caused a reduction in attendance.

A color photocopied flyer for Alta, Bike Tuff, Acidic Tree and Scowler at Alderaan in Chicago, March 23, 2013. I really love how the color copy captures the color of the obsessive ballpoint pen drawing. Also great is the unusual bird’s eye view perspective (note the torso, legs and feet of the person cutting off their finger in the lower right corner). I did not attend this show and avoid taking down flyers for shows that haven’t happened yet, but since I spotted this on a message board at the school where I teach just two hours before the show was to start, I don’t think I caused a reduction in attendance.

I picked up this flyer in downtown Chicago yesterday, promoting an event paying tribute to the jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931). I feel I have seen flyers like this in Chicago in the past - possibly even dating back about 15 years or more - and they are always designed in this chaotic, very hard to follow style that resembles photocopied kook literature. If anyone has actually been to one of these events, please do report back!

I picked up this flyer in downtown Chicago yesterday, promoting an event paying tribute to the jazz musician Bix Beiderbecke (1903-1931). I feel I have seen flyers like this in Chicago in the past - possibly even dating back about 15 years or more - and they are always designed in this chaotic, very hard to follow style that resembles photocopied kook literature. If anyone has actually been to one of these events, please do report back!

I’ll be continuing to post from Denmark this week. Here’s a street poster for the upcoming K-Town Hardcore Fest in Copenhagen. Wish I could still be here for this - Terveet Kädet!

I’ll be continuing to post from Denmark this week. Here’s a street poster for the upcoming K-Town Hardcore Fest in Copenhagen. Wish I could still be here for this - Terveet Kädet!