Dead Kennedys | Fall of Canada Tour 1984 Poster

When Jello Biafra and the Dead Kennedys were in their ’80s prime, they were a magnificent sight to behold. And behold I did when the San Francisco punk troublemakers...

The Pretenders | First Album Promo Poster

I haven't written many of these posts since the pandemic began, for a few reasons: 1) Showing off vintage live posters seemed weird at a time when there were...

Pretenders | Ultra-Rare Cardboard Promo

Here's an interesting, one-of-a-kind item: A wing-shaped, die-cut promo poster for The Pretenders. It's dated 1981 and was created by their label Sire Records, so I presume it was...

Frank Zappa & The Mothers | Absolutely Free Promo Poster

I wish I had a great story to tell about where I got this awesome Zappa/Mothers poster, but the truth is I have absolutely no idea. I just discovered...

Late-Night TV Music (Diversity Edition) | Nov. 13, 2018

Diversity is always a good thing. And diversity is exactly what you got from Tuesday's late-night TV music lineup, which veered wildly from proggy art-rock to down-home country and...

Teenage Head | Rare 1982 Western Canada Tour Poster

Since I wrote about the new reissue of Teenage Head’s 1983 EP Tornado the other day, it seems like a good time to show off this poster from their...

Rickie Lee Jones | Vintage Pirates Promo Poster

One thing I've learned from this site: You can never predict what's going to be popular. Like my recent review of Rickie Lee Jones’ eclectic covers album Kicks. I...

Tom Tom Club | 1981 Debut Album Promo Poster

Has anybody out there read Chris Frantz’s memoir Remain in Love? I haven't yet. I might pick up the paperback somewhere down the line. It definitely seems like an...

Scorpions | Blackout Promo Poster

"Hallo everybody!! We are Scorpions band!! And we are back!! Yes!! Thank you!! But this time we are not back with a new album!! No!! And we are not...

Black Sabbath | Rare 1982 Western Canada Mob Rules Tour Poster

Like any metal fan — or really, almost any rock fan who came of age in the ’70s and ’80s — I've seen Black Sabbath a few times. And in...

Tom Petty | Rolling Stone Cover Poster

Here's something you don't see every day: A poster-sized reproduction of an old Rolling Stone cover featuring Tom Petty. I honestly have no idea how, where or when I...

The Rolling Stones | Vintage Atlantic Albums Promo Poster

Fun Fact: Some Girls, the last indisputably great Rolling Stones album, came out 42 years ago today — June 9. 1978. Sadly, I don't have a Some Girls promo...

Randy Newman | Rare 1980s Concert Poster

You can't win them all. Here's one that I lost out on: I had front-row tickets to these solo shows by Randy Newman in Edmonton in the early 1980s....

Iron Maiden | Number of The Beast Promo Poster & 2012 Concert Review

I honestly can't tell you how many times I've seen Iron Maiden in my life. I can tell you that the last time I saw them was on the...

Talking Heads | The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads 1982 Promo Poster

This week, Talking Heads — or at least someone claiming to be Talking Heads — started an Instagram account. So naturally, people immediately started nattering about a reunion tour. I'll...

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