List of pre-Weezer concerts

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Rivers Cuomo (left) Jeffrey Urbach (center), and Pat Finn (right) playing as the The Truth, September 1991 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, CA.

This page aims to list all concerts performed by Weezer band members prior to their time in Weezer.

About this list

This page does not aim include all bands that have included Weezer members. Instead, it only features bands that performed at least one live concert in the time of their existence. This exclude groups that never formally performed for a public audience. It also does not exclusively feature bands that existed prior to Weezer's formation - instead, it lists bands that Weezer members performed with before they personally joined Weezer. Bands that Mikey Welsh and Scott Shriner performed with before auditioning for Weezer are therefore included as well. The one notable exception to this is Brian Bell's pre-Weezer group Carnival Art, whose live chronology is long enough to warrant its own page. For concert lists by the various Weezer band member's side projects and solo careers, see these links.

Bands Weezer member(s) Chronology Shows played (est.)
Bands this list aims to cover
Fury Rivers Cuomo 1984 Unknown
Avant Garde (later "Zoom") Rivers Cuomo 1985 - 1990 Unknown
The Truth Rivers Cuomo 1991 1
The Dum Dums Pat Wilson 1990 - 1992 Unknown
United Dirt Pat Wilson 1990 - 1991 Unknown
The Brotherhood Groove Grand Junction Jason Cropper 1991(?) Unknown
Left Nut Mikey Welsh 1991 - 1992 Unknown
Heretix Mikey Welsh 1993 - 1995 Unknown
Jocobono Mikey Welsh 1995 - 1996 Unknown
60 Wrong Sausages Rivers Cuomo Pat Wilson Jason Cropper 1991 1
Carnival Art Brian Bell See List of Carnival Art concerts

1983

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Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Fury November 10, 1983 usausa East Windsor, CT Alley Cat Cafe Fury concert: 11/10/1983 [1]
Fury November 19, 1983 usausa East Windsor, CT Bridges Cafe Fury concert: 11/19/1983 [2]
Fury November 25, 1983 usausa Hartford, CT Arch Street Tavern Fury concert: 11/25/1983 [3]
Fury December 9, 1983 usausa Hartford, CT Arch Street Tavern Fury concert: 12/09/1983 [4]
Fury December 17, 1983 usausa Hartford, CT Arch Street Tavern Fury concert: 12/17/1983 [5]
Fury December 31, 1983 usausa Hartford, CT Arch Street Tavern Fury concert: 12/31/1983 [6]

1984

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Fury September 14, 1984
(or September 15, 1984) [date?]
usausa Southbridge, MA Unknown Fury concert: 09/??/1984 [7]

1988

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Avant Garde April 21, 1988 usausa Storrs, CT University of Connecticut Student Union Avant Garde concert: 04/21/1988 Midnight Dawn [8]
Avant Garde May 11, 1988 usausa East Windsor, CT Bridges Cafe Avant Garde concert: 05/11/1988 [9]
Avant Garde May 24, 1988 usausa Storrs, CT E.O. Smith High School Avant Garde concert: 05/24/1988 [10]
Avant Garde July 22, 1988 usausa East Windsor, CT Bridges Cafe Avant Garde concert: 07/22/1988 Caged Smile [11]
Avant Garde July 25, 1988 usausa Vernon, CT Henry Park Avant Garde concert: 07/25/1988 One Way [12]
Avant Garde August 1, 1988 usausa Vernon, CT Henry Park Avant Garde concert: 08/01/1988 Mariah [13]

1989

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Zoom July 1989 [date?] usausa West Hollywood, CA Gazzarri's Zoom concert: 07/??/1989 [14]
Zoom September 6, 1989 usausa Santa Monica, CA Madame Wong's West Zoom concert: 09/06/1989 [15]

1990

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Zoom March 14, 1990 usausa Los Angeles, CA Hollywood Live Zoom concert: 03/14/1990 [16]
The Dum Dums / United Dirt Late 1990 [date?] usausa Los Angeles, CA [clarification needed] [clarification needed] -- Recorded, not circulating [17]

1991

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
The Dum Dums February 25, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- X-Piracy, Qkumrbra, Cyclone Sound, Rough Justice, New Haven [18]
The Dum Dums March 8, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- The Brats, Glamor Punka, the Cry Babies [19]
The Dum Dums March 10, 1991 usausa Los Angeles, CA Coconut Teaszer -- Charm School Dropouts, Psycho City, Orange Door, Bombs Away, Baby Dolls [20]
The Dum Dums March 15, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Brats, The Glamour Punks, Fizzy Bangers, The Cry Babies [21]
The Dum Dums April 1, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Mona Lisa, Legs Up, K-Sera, Modern Day Saints [22]
The Dum Dums April 8, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Black Cherry, Fizzy Bang-era, Wanted, Crash Bang Boom, Truth or Dare, Masquerade [23]
The Dum Dums April 15, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Black Cherry, The Fizzybangers, Wanted, Blood Brother, Crash Bang Boom, Masquerade, Truth or Dare [24]
The Dum Dums May 17, 1991 usausa Santa Monica, CA At My Place -- Bangers, Rozzi Lane, The Fraidy Cats [25]
The Dum Dums June 10, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Vaudeville, Lost Deserted Souls, Wanted, Lodestone, Shake City, Killer Mockingbird, Toxic Bunnies [26]
The Dum Dums June 17, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Vaudeville, Lost Deserted Souls, Wanted, Shake City, Killer Mockingbird, Toxic Bunnies, Lodestone [27]
The Dum Dums July 22, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Freindzy, Charlotte, Monkey Paw, Trippin', Bozaque, D.Z. Stanz, Black Cat Moan [28]
The Dum Dums September 9, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Vamp, Skippy's Hot Heaven, Vaudeville, Body & Soul, Spoiled Rotten [29]
The Dum Dums September 30, 1991 usausa West Hollywood, CA The Whisky A Go Go -- Queenie, Blast Pop [30]
60 Wrong Sausages November 29, 1991 usausa Petaluma, CA The Phoenix Theater 60 Wrong Sausages concert: 11/29/1991 Nuisance, Monsula, One Man Running [31][32]
The Truth December, 1991 [date?] usausa West Hollywood, CA Whisky A Go Go The Truth concert: 12/??/1991 [33]

1993

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Heretix October 23, 1993 usausa Provincetown, MA Local 186 Heretix concert: 10/23/1993 [34]
Heretix October 25, 1993 usausa Boston, MA Strawberries Heretix concert: 10/25/1993 [35]
Heretix November 26, 1993 usausa Boston, MA The Middle East (Downstairs) Heretix concert: 11/26/1993 [36]
Heretix December 4, 1993 usausa Lowell, MA The Last Safe and Deposit Heretix concert: 12/04/1993 [36]
Heretix December 8, 1993 usausa Provincetown, MA Local 186 Heretix concert: 12/08/1993 [36]
Heretix December 16, 1993 usausa Boston, MA Paradise Rock Club Heretix concert: 12/16/1993 [36]
Heretix December 17, 1993 usausa Nashua, NH Blind Willy's Cafe Heretix concert: 12/17/1993 [36]

1994

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Heretix May 26, 1994 usausa Lowell, MA The Underground Heretix concert: 05/26/1994 [37][38][39]

1995

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Heretix February 2, 1995 usausa Boston, MA The Middle East (Upstairs) Heretix concert: 02/02/1995 Frosting, Milkmoney, Grime Youtube.png [40]
Jocobono July 13, 1995 usausa Boston, MA The Middle East (Upstairs) Jocobono concert: 07/13/1995 Youtube.png [41]
Jocobono September 27, 1995 usausa Boston, MA Axis Jocobono concert: 09/27/1995 Otis, Slush [42]
Jocobono November 15, 1995 usausa Boston, MA Axis Jocobono concert: 11/15/1995 Roadsaw [43]

1996

Artist Date Country City Venue Concert Other band(s) Bootleg(s) Source(s)
Heretix 1996[date?] usausa Boston, MA The Middle East [44]


See also

References

Expandable section due to quantity of sources
  1. [1] Hartford Courant. November 10, 1983. Page 159. Listing reads: "Alley Cat Cafe - 300 Middle St., Rt. 229, Bristol (584-0789). Tonight, Fury"
  2. Riverpedia archive - 09/05/2021
  3. [2] Hartford Courant. November 24, 1983. Page 190. Listing reads: "Arch Street Tavern - 85 Arch St. (246-7610). Fri, Fury"
  4. [3] Hartford Courant. December 8, 1983. Page 159. Listing reads: "Arch Street Tavern - 85 Arch St. (246-7610). Fri, Fury"
  5. [4] Hartford Courant. December 15, 1983. Page 188. Listing reads: "Arch Street Tavern - 85 Arch St. (246-7610). Fri, Daily Planet; Sat, Fury"
  6. [5] Hartford Courant. December 29, 1983. Page 88. Listing reads: "Arch Street Tavern - 85 Arch St. (246-7610). Sat, Fury"
  7. Riverscuomo.com archive. Entry in Cuomo's personal document reads: "1984-09-14, first show in southbridge. Or maybe the 15th."
  8. File:1988-04-21-metal madness.jpg Show poster
  9. File:1988-05-11-bridges.jpg Poster for the show
  10. YouTube video entitled "E.O. Smith Battle of the Bands, May 24,1988: Avant Garde "Never Forget"." Channel is RakkitTV. Description reads: Avant Garde, an original progressive metal band, was comprised of E.O. Smith / Rockville High School students, all between the ages of 16 and 17 years old.
  11. Riverscuomo.com archive. Entry in Cuomo's personal document reads: "1988-07-22, AVANT GARDE AND CAGED SMILE AT BRIDGE'S"
  12. Newspapers.com archive of Hartford Courant, Tuesday, July 19, 1988, Page 10.
  13. Newspapers.com archive of Hartford Courant, Saturday, July 30, 1988, Page 14.
  14. YouTube video entitled ""You Pay, You Play": Zoom at Gazzarri's on the Sunset Strip, July 1989". Channel is RakkitTV. Description reads: Avant Garde became Zoom when they relocated from Mansfield, CT to Hollywood, CA in 1989. At this time, the band members were between the ages of 17 and 19.
  15. File:Zoom promo 2.jpg Show poster
  16. Riverscuomo.com archive. Entry in Cuomo's personal document reads: "1990-03-14, Hollywood Live 6840 Hollywood Blvd/Zoom's Last Show"
  17. Recording History - Page 2#UNITED DIRT late 1990-early 1991
  18. [6] The Los Angeles Times. February 24, 1991. Page 194. Listing reads: "MONDAY... X-Piracy, Qkumrbra, Cyclone Sound, Dum-Dums, Rough Justice, New Haven (Whisky)"
  19. [7] The Los Angeles Times. February 28, 1991. Page 703. Listing reads: "the Brats, Glamor Punka, Dum Dums and the Crybabies will play March 8... at the Whisky"
  20. [8] LA Weekly. March 7, 1991. Page 75. Coconut Teaszer advertisement reads: "Sun Desi Benjamin Party! 18 OK All Nite! ... CHARM SCHOOL DROPOUTS DUM DUMS PSYCHO CITY ORANGE DOOR BOKSS AWAY BABY DOLL!"
  21. [9] LA Weekly. March 14, 1991. Page 86. Listing reads: "WHISKY A GO GO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd...Fri. Brats, The Glamour Punks, The Dum Dums, Fizzy Bangers, The Cry Babies."
  22. [10] The Los Angeles Times. March 28, 1991. Page 701. Listing reads: "Dum Dums, Mona Lisa, Legs Up, K-Sera and Modern Day Saints will play Monday, April 1... at the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles."
  23. [11] The Los Angeles Times. March 28, 1991. Page 701. Listing reads: "Black Cherry, Fizzy Bang-era, Wanted, Crash Bang Boom, Truth or Dare, Dum Dums and Masquerade will play Monday, April 8 at the Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles."
  24. [12] LA Weekly. April 11, 1991. Page 77. Listing reads: "WHISKY A GO GO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W. Hlywd...Mon'. The No Bozo Jam with Black Cherry, The Fizzybangers, Wanted, Blood Brother, Crash Bang Boom, Masquerade, Truth or Dare, The Dum Dums and more. "
  25. [13] LA Weekly. May 16, 1991. Page 86. Listing reads: "Fri Fizzy Bangers, The Dum Dums, Rozzi Lane, The Fraidy Cats... AT MY PLACE, 1026 Wilshire Blvd . Santa Monica"
  26. [14] The Los Angeles Times. June 9, 1991. Page 273. Listing reads: "MONDAY... Dum Dums, Vaudeville, Lost Deserted Souls, Wanted, Lodestone, Shake City, Killer Mockingbird, Toxic Bunnies (Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd.. (213) 652-4202)"
  27. [15] LA Weekly. June 13, 1991. Page 110. Listing reads: "Mon No Bozo Jam with The Dum Dums, Vaudeville, Lost Deserted Souls, Wanted, Shake City, Killer Mockingbird, Toxic Bunnies, Lodestone"
  28. [16] LA Weekly. July 25, 1991. Page 99. Listing reads: "THE DUM DUMS, FRIENDZY CHARLOTTE, MONKEY PAW, TRIPPIN', BOZAQUE, D.Z. STANZ, BUCK CAT MOAN at the Whisky"
  29. [17] The Los Angeles Times. September 8, 1991. Page 337. Listing reads: "MONDAY... Dum Dums, Vamp, Skippy's Hot Heaven, Vaudeville, Body & Soul, Spoiled Rotten (Whisky, 8901 Sunset Blvd.. (213) 652-4202)."
  30. [18] The Los Angeles Times. September 8, 1991. Page 337. Listing reads: "WHISKY A GO-GO, 8901 Sunset Blvd., W Hlywd... Mon No Bozo Jam with The Dum Dums, Queenie, Blast Pop, many more"
  31. Historic event: 11/29/1991
  32. [19] Petaluma Argus-Courier. November 29, 1991. Page 8. Listing reads: "NUISANCE, Monsula, One Man Running and Wrong Sausages[sic], Friday at 8 p.m., Phoenix Theater, 201 Washington St., Petaluma."
  33. Historic event: 12/02/1991
  34. DBDaron. 31 March 2016. Heretix [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93294249@N03/25883284880/
  35. DBDaron. 31 March 2016. Heretix [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93294249@N03/26130262076/
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 36.3 36.4 DBDaron. 31 March 2016. Heretix [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93294249@N03/26089848381/
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  39. DBDaron. 31 March 2016. Heretix [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/93294249@N03/25883143210
  40. RoadToRuane. 30 September 2017. Heretix 02-02-1995 Middle East upstairs [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y84fPFR17yI&t
  41. RoadToRuane. 17 July 2018. Jocobono 07-13-1995 Middle East upstairs [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0_hWJKdQEk&t
  42. klaus_kinski. 11 September 2010. Axis Boston - September Schedule - Quicksand, Blur and more [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/klaus_kinski/4980747910/
  43. klaus_kinski. 11 September 2010. Axis Boston - November Schedule - Garbage and more [Image]. Flickr. https://www.flickr.com/photos/klaus_kinski/4980140349/
  44. Heretix "At the Middle East, 1996 reunion show." Facebook. 8 October 2016. https://www.facebook.com/photo/?fbid=1409073795789398&set=pcb.1409074415789336

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