Fugazi and many many more
I'm pretty sure Fugazi didn't ever play at Sammys (they have an "all ages" policy for their gigs, so generally don't play at licensed venues). My memory of when they played Dunedin was that they were at the old RSA building on Moray Place.
I’m pretty sure Fugazi didn’t ever play at Sammys
They were booked to play the Musicians Club in April 96 but two weeks at the end of that tour got cancelled due to illness of a band member - new dates were booked for Jan/Feb 1997 - can't see a venue for Dunedin - but it is pencilled in ...
- Doug will know!
I saw them at the Caledonian Hall in Chchch - great night.
I’m pretty sure Fugazi didn’t ever play at Sammys (they have an “all ages” policy for their gigs, so generally don’t play at licensed venues).
They definitely did play Sammy’s; I know, because I was there. I thought they were boring as hell and was mystified by the fact their drummer had a bell on a stand next to him, which I don’t recall him even hitting / ringing.
Edit: just remembered that Fugazi came through NZ at least twice in the '90s: in '94 it was at Sammy's, then the next time around at the venue Andrew mentions, presumably.
I saw the 1993 Pavement gig Grant refers to and I beg to differ - they were bloody superb.
Unfortunately, when they came through a year later they were, indeed, pretty poor. In mitigation, the four NZ gigs were the last four gigs in a 100 gig world tour.
As a result, they were clearing sick of it all, on auto-pilot and just desperate to get home and off-tour.
3Ds/Puddle/Street Chant gig (flying nun 30th?)...I too remember being misty eyed seeing the Clean for the first time ever there (Vehicle album release),
The 3Ds' gig was their early 2010 reunion gig, but it was just them and Street Chant, the Puddle didn't play.
The Clean played their first ever reunion show at Sammy's on May 4*, 1989, Vehicle came out in 1990, so I assume they would've done Sammy's that year, too.
The 1989 gig remains my #1 gig in terms of how electric the atmosphere in the venue was: it was packed to the gunnels and the place just went mental, when they came on and 'Tally Ho' started.
*I know, because I managed to rip a poster of a wall with "Sammy's, May 4" written on it.