The Masquerade has hosted more amazing shows overall than any other Atlanta venue. Many of the pages above and below highlight their golden era from the early 1990's. This page includes several Quicksand/Seaweed shows, 7 Seconds, the first Warped Tour (hosted in the Masquerade music park), DRI, and the skate show that I went to in 1991 with Bill Danforth, Christian Hosoi and Tony Hawk where they built a halfpipe and literally hosted a skate demo in Heaven. I went with my skate posse, and my friend Matt Kew got Bill Danforth's wristband, which he bit off to give to him and also heard Bill utter the infamous line "it's not a good session unless you're bleeding", or something to that effect.
Just another listing of the varied shows from early 1990's Masquerade, including the Nirvana/Das Damen show on October 6, 1991, Frank Black opening for The Ramones in 1994, Foo Fighters opening up for Mike Watt in 1995.
More Masquerade flyers, and some Roxy and possibly Center Stage rolled in. Here is the Car vs. Driver show with Samiam and The Toadies at the Masquerade in 1994 (my last show playing there until 2009), Corrosion Of Conformity with Dirt and Dark Overlord in 1989, Bad Religion with Green Day and Seaweed in 1993.
Just a general Masquerade flyer from March/April 1996, including Fugazi with Seely, "Dear You" era Jawbreaker, Girls vs. Boys, etc.
Here is the Dischord page of shows, including the Fugazi shows of the late 80's/early 90's. The first listed here with Porn Orchard was in 1989 (missed that one), the second with Daisy and Fiddlehead was in 1991 (my first Fugazi show), the shows with Shudder To Think were in 1993 and the March 28/29 were from 1996. The amazing Jawbox/Girls vs. Boys/Freemasonry show from 1994 is here, as well as the Drive Like Jehu show at the Somber Reptile where Sunny Day Real Estate played in the Lazy Lizard downstairs in 1994.
The only show I saw on this page was the Gwar/Melvins show in 1992. Some other interesting shows by Mule, Bad Brains, and the Neurosis/Antiseen/Fiddlehead show in 1994 must have been something.
Now we have the metal page. Mercyful Fate, COC, Voivod, Testament with Nuclear Assult in 1990. Classics.
More metal, noise rock, etc. from the Masquerade and Roxy. The Jesus Lizard/Tar/Dirt show from August 13, 1992 as well as the Jesus Lizard/Girls vs. Boys/Martians show from September 24, 1994 were key early 90's events.
More indie rock from the Masquerade. I went to the Dinosaur Jr./My Bloody Valentine/Babes In Toyland show on February 23, 1992 and it blew my head off. The Superchunk/Faith Healers/Unrest show from February 27, 1993 was the first time I saw Unrest, although my first time seeing Superchunk was when they played with Mudhoney, which I cannot find here. The Stereolab/Unrest show from the Somber Reptile on November 8, 1993 is listed here, which was amazing. I remember Unrest going into the crowd to wait for their encore as there was no backstage. So many great shows.
More punk shows from the early 90's, including Rocket from the Crypt with Clawhammer and Scout from January 30, 1994 (I had no idea Scout ever opened for RFTC). The Queers with Car vs. Driver, Levelhead and Habeas Corpses at the Somber Reptile on March 25, 1994 where Steve Wishart vomited behind his amp.