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The concerts depicted here, during a time of especially energetic developments in hardcore punk, may be fairly considered among the most notable in the history of punk. Locations are in Los Angeles, except the Cuckoo's Nest in Costa Mesa; the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium in Santa Monica; and Astro Burger, Oki Dog, the Starwood, the Whisky, and a party  in unincorporated West Hollywood.

1. Starwood, November 11, 1980

2. Starwood, November 18, 1980

3. Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks at the Starwood, December 9, 1980

4. Cathay de Grande, November 23, 1980

5. Baces Hall, October 24, 1980

6. Florentine Gardens, September 6, 1981

7. Cathay de Grande, possibly early 1982

8. Oki Dog, ca. September, 1980

9. Baces Hall, October 24, 1980

10. Baces Hall, October 24, 1980

11. parking lot of the Pioneer Market near Baces Hall, October 24, 1980

12. party, East Hollywood, May 6, 1981

13. Vern Auditorium, November 28, 1980

14. Hong Kong Cafe, October 31, 1980

15. Starwood, November 11, 1980

16. Starwood, November 18, 1980

17. John Denney of the Weirdos at the Starwood, October 15, 1980

18. Exene of X at The Vex, February 6, 1981

19. Rick Wilder of the Mau-Mau's at the Vex, ca. spring 1981

20. party, February 6, 1981

21. Lee Ving of Fear at the Starwood, November 11, 1980

22. Hong Kong Cafe, October 31, 1980

23. Hong Kong Cafe, October 31, 1980

24. Roger Rogerson of the Circle Jerks at the Florentine Gardens, September 6, 1981

25. Dez Cadena of Black Flag at Baces Hall, October 24, 1980

26. Robert Becerra of the Stains at the Starwood, November 25, 1980

27. Oki Dog, ca. September, 1980

28. Starwood, November 18, 1980

29. Oki Dog, May 6, 1981

30. Starwood, January 7, 1981

31. Black Flag roadie Mugger at The Whisky, March 28, 1981

32. Starwood, December 3, 1980

33. Greg Hetson of the Circle Jerks at The Vex, April 25, 1981

34. party, Hollywood, February 6, 1981

35. Jim Decker of the Crowd at the Starwood, December 2, 1980

36. Hong Kong Cafe, October 31, 1980

37. The Vex, May 8, 1981

38. across the street from Astro Burger at Santa Monica and Vista, September 11, 1981

39. L.A. Press Club, August 12, 1981

40. Polish Hall, January 10, 1981

41. Keith Morris of the Circle Jerks at Polish Hall, January 10, 1981

42. Starwood, October 15, 1980

43. Todd Homer, Jeff Dahl, Bill Vockeroth of the Angry Samoans at the Vex, April 18, 1981

44. audience member singing "Louie Louie" during Black Flag show at the Starwood, November 18, 1980

45. Chuck Dukowski and producer/engineer Spot of Black Flag during equipment repair break at Polish Hall, January 22, 1981

46. The Whisky, March 27, 1981

47. Starwood, November 11, 1980

48. Stardust Ballroom, February 11, 1981

49. after riot, outside Polish Hall, January 22, 1981

50. record producer Gary Hirstius at Florentine Gardens, September 6, 1981

51. The Whisky, March 27, 1981

52. The Whisky, March 27, 1981

53. Henry Rollins of Black Flag at Cuckoo's Nest matinee, August 21, 1981

54. Eva O of the Speed Queens at The Vex, May 6, 1981

55. Starwood, November 11, 1980

56. Starwood, December 3, 1980

57. stage guard fights audience members at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, June 19, 1981

58. The Whisky, May 13, 1981

59. Starwood, November 11, 1980

60. Oki Dog, December 3, 1980

61. Oki Dog, December 3, 1980

62. John Macias of Circle One at Cuckoo's Nest matinee, August 21, 1981

63. Black Flag at Cuckoo's Nest matinee, August 21, 1981

64. Starwood, December 30, 1980

65. Chuck Dukowski of Black Flag at the Starwood, January 6, 1981

66. Oki Dog, November 11, 1980

67. outside The Vex, April 16, 1981

68. Vern Auditorium, November 28, 1980

69. backyard party, Venice, May 10, 1981

70. The Gears at the Starwood, December 2, 1980

71. Fear at the Stardust Ballroom, February 11, 1981

72. provisioning a party, Hollywood, January 24, 1981

73. Vern Auditorium, November 28, 1980

74. Derf Scratch of Fear at the Hong Kong Cafe, October 31, 1980

75. party, August 16, 1981

76. Starwood, January 6, 1981

77. party, West Hollywood, January 21, 1981

78. The Vex, May 6, 1981

79. PJ Galligan, Jeff Dahl, Todd Homer of the Angry Samoans at The Vex, April 18, 1981

80. The Whisky, February 5, 1981

81. Ukrainian Cultural Center, March 12, 1982

82. Black Randy at the Starwood, December 30, 1980

83. Rudy Navarro, Louis Dufau, Ceasar Viscarra, Robert Becerra of the Stains at Stage One, May 23, 1981

84. The Whisky, 1981

85. Oki Dog, 1981

86. Devonshire Downs at CSUN, May 2, 1981

87. The Vex, April 16, 1981

88. Astro Burger, September 11, 1981

89. Oki Dog, January 7, 1981

90. Starwood, December 2, 1980

91. Steve Soto and Rikk Agnew of The Adolescents at the Starwood, January 7, 1981

92. Merill Ward of Overkill at Bard's Apollo, August 22, 1981

93. Oki Dog, August 16, 1981

94. Stage One, July, 1981

95. (right) producer/engineer Spot of Black Flag at the Starwood, January 7, 1981

96. Starwood, January 7, 1981

97. Starwood, April 1981

98. The Vex, April, 18, 1981

99. Polish Hall, January 22, 1981

100. Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush, during their first press conference as President-elect and Vice President-elect, at the Century Plaza Hotel, November 5, 1980

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