Monday, December 1, 2008

Quadiliacha Flyers 1993 - 1998, 2007

I have been preparing a Quadiliacha mega-post with Will Greene for this blog, and one of the main elements is Will's flyer collection, which I have scanned and included here. I will post all of the recordings, release artwork and an interview with Will in the next few weeks, but please enjoy a little trip through the gay nineties with Quadiliacha, and please leave comments on whatever memories you might have from these shows. Also, I don't have a year for some of these flyers, but all of these shows occurred between 1993 and 1999 for the exception of the reunions in 2007, so I just ordered the flyers by day and month. Let me know if you have the years for some of these.
January 8 and January 13, 1996 at the Godless Red house in Athens with Tres Kids, The 4 Squares, I Farm, Damad, Lazy Cain and Hot Water Music. Gray Kiser, B-Rad and Crystal Bradley lived in the Godless Red Athens house (an annex of the Atlanta Godless Red house with Jeff Jawk and Mike Mallory), and had some great shows, including these. One of the best was a Regicide show in which we lit off a homemade fireworks device called the Hell-Fire Chicken Tower and destroyed the carpet. Gray lost his deposit on that one.

January 11 (1997?) at Sea of Timeless Records in Sandy Springs north of Atlanta. I seem to remember things getting out of hand at this show. Either way, I don't remember them doing shows for very long.
January 13, 1996 at Godless Red house in Athens with Damad and Regraped. This is part of the flyers above, but was posted on the day of the show. I guess Lazy Cain and Hot Water Music cancelled.
February 25, 1996 at The Point with Broken, Levelhead and MFR. The Point did all ages hardcore matinee shows near the end of their existence, and let to some legendary shows (including this one). I wasn't at the show myself, but I seem to remember it being a wild time. Weren't a few of these bands banned from the Point after this?
March 25, 1994 at the Somber Reptile with The Queers and Car Vs. Driver. Classic mid-nineties homemade flyer. This is what they looked like before we got computers (and we were retarded). No deadheads allowed I guess.
March 30, 1997 at Full Circle with Assuck, Hot Water Music, The Trans Megetti and Ex Members Of. I am not sure where Full Circle was, but Quad and EMO were both Atlanta bands so it must have been somewhere in the region. Good lineup.
April 4 (1997?) at Under the Couch with Ex Members Of (ex-Act of Faith) and Downpour (ex-Broken). This is like the classic Somber Reptile hardcore shows moved a few streets over to the Georgia Tech Campus. Did The Rod make a guest appearance?
April 6, 1996 at 519 N. Ross (in Auburn) with Damad and Disillusioned. Total college town flyer, as evidenced by the different cover charges with or without keg access.
April 8, 1995 at The Wreck Room with Levelhead and Blindside. Be warned, Greg King will kill everyone who wasn't at this show.
April 29, 1995 at the Somber Reptile with Chokehold, The Difference and Act of Faith. Ricky Martin promotes hardcore.
May 5, 1994 with 7 Seconds, Broken and Stopper. Computers certainly took some of the business out of our homemade flyers.
May 9, 1997 at Dead Body House in Athens with Assuck and Tres Kids. There was some fast drumming going on at this show.
May 13, 1994 at Somber Reptile with Lagwagon, The Difference and Broken. Along with Lookout Records, Fat Records bands did a lot of touring in the Southeast during the 1994 time period, and the Atlanta bands played with all of them.
May 17, 1997 at 403 Chaos in Tampa with Scrotum Grinder and Andromeda. Computers are starting to be used for flyers in the 1996/1997 era, and you can see the design shift.
May 19, 1995 at The Driver Dome with Hal al Shedad, Fragment and Year Zero. I believe this is one of the only times Hal played with Quadiliacha, as there became so many local bands by this time that there started to be sub-scenes within Atlanta, and we drifted apart.
June 14 at the Somber Reptile with Levelhead, Act of Faith and Weston. Even though Weston is the out of town band, I'm sure Act of Faith headlined and packed the place out. During this time they were a bigger draw for Atlanta shows than any other hardcore band in the country.
June 21, 1997 at the Goat Farm in Ohio with John Bender, The Undesirables and The Feds. Quadiliacha hits the road for the Summer.
June 24, 1997 at The Loft in Chicago with Oblivion and Rustweiler. I never knew Oblivion myself, but Q seems to have played with them quite a bit.
June 24, 1995 at Gilman St. in Berkeley, CA with The Bollweevils, White Kaps, Levelhead and The Pomeranians. Playing Gilman St. in 1995 must have been something.
June 25, 1994 at the Somber Reptile with Propagandhi, Levelhead, Habeus Corpses and Smedley & The Space Cadets. 1000 Ken Saluzzi points for this show.
June 25, 1997 at The Legion of Doom (in Ohio) with FMD, Burned Up Bled Dry, Inept and Party of Helicopters. Quadiliacha 1997 Summer Tour.
June 27, 1997 at ABC No Rio in New York with Judas Iscariot, God Awful and MegaWeapon. Like Gilman St., another legendary venue of the era.
June 30, 1995 at Andy Stivers' house in East Lake with Jara and Inkwell. This was Inkwell's first show ever, if I am not mistaken.
July 4, 5, 6, 1997 at the Met Cafe in Providence, Rhode Island with Faithless, Charles Bronson, Lightning Bolt, Lycosa, Drop Dead, Paindriver, Lesion, McVeighs, Unsettled, Ojorojo, Bongzilla, Spazz, Grief, Force Field, Fit for Abuse, Voorhees, Mindflayer, Morning Star, Cattle Press, Saturation, Eat Shit and a few bands I can't figure out. What a fest.
July 5, 1997 at VFW Post 8692 in Colonie, NY with Spazz, Monster X, Devoid of Faith, Judas Iscariot, Dead Baby and Greyland. Show starts at 1:00 PM - remember those?

July 5, 1998 at 403 Chaos in Tampa with Los Crudos, Process Is Dead and Scrotum Grinder. This was a late-period show for them.

July 8, 1995 at Twisters in Richmond with Whirlybird, Christie Front Drive, Levelhead and One Nature. Whirlybird always booked Atlanta bands in Richmond. Great guys.

July 15, 1993 at Somber Reptile with Gauge and Car Vs. Driver. CVDs first show, and Quadiliacha's second. I seem to remember somebody dancing on stage during Quadiliacha's set, but to this day I have not been able to verify who this was.

July 19, 1996 at The Fireside Bowl in Chicago with Oblivion, Sleepasaurus, The Halflings, and The Crumbs. Loved playing there, but have never actually bowled.

July 20, 1998 at WMUC in Maryland with Shoutbus and De Nada. Another late-period Q flyer.

July 23, 1998 at QE2 on Central Avenue (where?) with Seein' Red, Palatka, 12 Hour Turn, Police Line and The Disenchanted. Seein' Red still plays in Amsterdam every month.

July 26, 1998 at Cafe Chaos (Montreal?) with Manner Farm, Face Up Reality and Blue Jacket Rebellion. Q 1998 Summer Tour continues.
July 27, 1996 at Common Ground in Long Island with Drop Dead, Devoid of Faith, Suffer, C.R., and Black Army Jacket. Cool flyer - Worship Your Hardcore God.
July 29, 1998 at 4120 Trumbull in Detroit with Palatka, John Bender and 12 Hour Turn. Nice Big Boys shout-out, but pretty amateur flyer in the 1998 computer graphic era. No Guns or Raver kids, which I guess is an issue at Detroit shows.

August 2, 1998 at Knights of Columbus Hall in Aberdeen (Ohio?) with The Adversives, 4th Grade Nothing and Kinship.

August 9, 1998 at Stage 4 Theater in Portland with The Adversives and Intifada. I like the creature on the flyer.

August 11 (1995?) at the I-Defy house with Hot Water Music, Swank and Walleye. $3 is a pretty good price for this lineup, and in Gavin's living room!

August 11, 1998 at House of He-Man in Boise with The Adversives, Classic A-Holes and Intifada.

August 14, 1998 at Gilman Street in Berkeley with Babyland, Wet Nap, Tres Kids and The Secretions. Another Quadiliacha show at Gilman St.
August 15, 1996(?) at the Somber Reptile with Oblivion and Catchpole. Check out the other upcoming shows on the flyer.

August 17, 1996(?) at The Somber Reptile with Voodoo Glow Skulls, Dog Pound and Levelhead. Voodoo Glow Skulls ruled the Somber Reptile during this era. I was playing elsewhere.

September 29, 1996(?) at Somber Reptile with Face To Face, Levelhead and Five by Nine.

October 5, 1996 at Unity 1605 (Birmingham?) with Exhaust and Tres Kids. I'm surprised Hulk Hogan is on only one flyer in this collection, but it's a good one. I remember Exhaust playing at Dottie's around this time and taking a walk around the neighborhood after soundcheck. They were subsequently mugged.

October 18, 2007 at The Drunken Unicorn with All Night Drug Prowling Wolves and American Cheeseburger. The big reunion show, which was a lot of fun. Plenty of footage on Youtube from this one.

November 6, 1998 at the Hardback Cafe in Gainesville, FL with Asshole Parade and Tres Kids. This must have been one of the last Quadiliacha shows. The Hardback was always a great place to play.

November 8, 1996 at The Dead Body House in Athens with Levelhead and The Martin Family. CD release show for the purple album.

November 8, 1997 at 403 Chaos in Tampa with I Hate Myself. Another great venue in the US. I like the flyer.

November 25, 1995(?) at Somber Reptile with NOFX and Face To Face. This show must have been packed.

December 8, 1996 at I-Defy House with Hickey and Tres Kids. Hickey was great, I never saw a band bum hardcore/emo kids out more.

December 12, 1997 at Magnifico House in Jacksonville with 12 Hour Turn, Cards in Spokes and Tres Kids. Jason still makes this face when he drums.

December 15, 1996 with Hickey and Tres Kids at the Capri Cinema. I have no idea in what city this show took place.

December 17, 1997 at Auto Styling International in Warminster Pennsylvania with Under Privileged Nation, Kill the Man Who Questions and The Jazz June.

December 19, 1995 at The Flag House in Tampa (Ybor City) with Order of Importance. This graphic was used for a Floodgate flyer at the Somber Reptile about a year before this. Where did it come from?

December 26, 1997(?) at The South West Community Cultural Center in the West End with Assuck, Hot Water Music, Reversal of Man, Rent America, Early Grace, Portrait and Tres Kids. What a show - how many of you were there?
Lastly, the Quadiliacha Summer tour schedule for 1996, up through the Midwest and down the East Coast. Good times.


  1. A coupl'a memories to post:

    The Queers, Car vs. Driver, Quadiliacha show occurred when the Somber Reptile was doing shows in the basement too (The Lazy Lizard Lounge or something). Round Ear Spock played that night down there, and we were super pumped because it was our first show "opening" for a big band, even though it was basically a separate show in a connected venue. The flyers we made up certainly didn't bother making the distinction, haha. I was totally starstruck by the Queers, even moreso due to the fact that they had Dan Panic and Dan Vapid from Screeching Weasel playing with them. I helped Panic carry his drums out and felt cool. Also, I still keep in touch with B-Face to this day after meeting him at this show. (That no deadheads thing on the flyer really made me chuckle, btw.)

    RES shared a bassist with Stopper. I'll have to ask him if he's got their version of the 7 Seconds flyer. They managed to play with a bunch of big punk bands back then (The Misfits, Fear, Rancid, etc).

    Regarding Voodoo Glow Skulls, we were scheduled to play with them twice. The first time it was us, Levelhead, and VGS, but the singer for VGS got violently ill at some point before they got to Atlanta, so they canceled. The Somber Reptile made it a free show, and we and Levelhead went on as scheduled, only to a much smaller crowd.

    The second time I don't remember who else played, but due to a technical difficulty with my guitar we restarted our first song three times before essentially breaking up on stage in a fit of frustration. We did end up regrouping, but vowed to never try to play with Voodoo Glow Skulls again.

    The NOFX show was 1994, and yes, it was totally packed. Probably the most crowded show I saw at The Somber Reptile.

    Levelhead is on a ton of these flyers. What ever happened to those guys?

  2. the inkwell show must have been june of '94 if it was their first. cvd played with them many times between then and when we broke up in july of '95.

    great flyers, quadiliacha always had funny flyers. did will not have a copy of the "we're not punk enough for beth johnston" show at the driverdome? i remember she was some wrote some column in MRR saying there wasn't a punk scene in atlanta where she lived, even though we were all doing what we were doing.

  3. Wasn't the Capri Cinema an old porno theater in Augusta GA?

  4. Thanks for the post and memories:

    The Sea of Timeless show is still probably my fave Quadiliacha show ever. They didn't even move the CD racks out of the way, we just all bunched up in the middle and had fun.

    The show at the Dead Body House w/Assuck and Tres Kids: I skipped my senior prom to go to this, I shot a video of it and it's probably sitting around somewhere.

    The big fest at the SWCCC: Was a great show, I remember either Assuck or Hot Water Music showing up late, so we were all waiting around until an impromptu Harpies of the Night set came to fruition.

    Good times...

  5. yup, that was the first inkwell show. scary times. that was one small basement.

  6. i remember that first inkwell show. when josh was still on drums. weird.

    going through these flyers was exhausting, thanks james :) so many of the flyers from the summer of '94 and earlier shows were on my wall when i was stuck in boone for 2 horrible semesters.

    so many good shows, so many great memories. i especially like the flyer that says, "support nisha's boobs!" i'll have to send that one to her.

  7. june 25th, 1994 - propagandhi
    So the flyer reads, "support nisha's boobs." I remember being a little mad at the time and so the next group of flyers didn't have that on it. It is kind of funny now. How many scene points do my boobs get??

    and thanks for this, it really does bring me back.

  8. I was surprised, yet relieved, not to see the flyer for the Quadiliacha cd release show with In/humanity at the Driverdome on Nov. 30th (1995 or 1996). Ashley, Will, and my brother conspired to use my Navy photo on that flyer. Its funny now, but at the time I was so furious at them and I think I tried to destroy as many of those flyers as I could. I still have one, but won't be sharing!

    Great to see all these old Somber Reptile shows as well as some of the lesser known or shorter lived Atlanta venues. Quadiliacha were always a fun band to see.

    Nisha!!!!! Hey!!! How are you! Its been many years since we last radomly saw each other in D.C. Awhile back I heard you were in NYC, if you are still here we should hang out sometime.

  9. Paul from megaweapon here! The ABC No Rio show was awesome. You had to avoid to big hole in the floor, or else you fell into the sewer. They paid us $5 for that show.

  10. Hey Steve -how do i get in touch with you? we will be in nyc soon.

  11. Wow. I think I have a bunch of those flyers, either in the garage or my mom's attic. The "Be there or Greg will kill you" show was the first show that I went to with Christine. The Oblivion show at the Somber Reptile was the most awkward naked band that I've ever seen - there were only like 10 people there and the bass player got nekkid. I missed most of the Propagandhi show because I thought it was more important to hang out with my girlfriend (it wasn't). And yes, I was at the SWCCC fest. I think we skipped out to Soul Veg during the delay and missed the Harpies set.

  12. The Capri Cinema was a venue in Augusta, GA; that was their old logo. It was indeed an old (and small) porn theater converted into a show space, and I saw tons of shows there in the early-mid 90's.

    I'm not sure how long the venue lasted, as I was in Atlanta by fall '95, but that's definitely where that Hickey/Tres Kids/Quadiliacha was.

  13. The Dead Body House show with Assuck and Tres Kids. Wow, brings back memories. I had long hair back then, but I couldn't compete with Clay.

  14. "I am not sure where Full Circle was"- That was in Gainesville, us (EMO) and Quadiliacha went on a road trip. We also played with At the Drive-In in I think Tampa that trip in the back of a CD store. This was when ATDI just had the Flipside Magazine CD out. They were amazing. We stayed at Hot Water Jason's house and the Quads' van died and had to ride back with EMO. Fun times.

  15. Will I keep seeing you at the grocery store, and Clay up at the pizza joint... WTF, rock out with your cock out allready..... LL

  16. The Voodoo Glow Skulls show August 17 was on a Wednesday, 1994. Skats and Skeletones played the same night at the Wreck Room. What were they thinking?

  17. Oblivion, Quadiliacha, Catchpole @ Somber Reptile was August 15th, 1994. Sorry for the awkwardness, someone bet me that I wouldn't do it.

    Hi to Will, and everyone else reading...

  18. The Aberdeen show with The Adversives was in Aberdeen, South Dakota. I set that show up. Fun times.

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