A 1983 flyer for the Violent Femmes at the Mediterranean Tavern on West Burnside in Portland, and the Violent Femmes first Portland appearance. George Touhouliotis ran the Mediterranean Tavern and started doing poetry and live shows there in the early 1980s. It was this Violent Femmes show that prompted Touhouliotis to open the legendary Satyricon, saying "They weren't really loud—it's the Violent Femmes. But there were a lot of complaints from the people upstairs. So this other space, Satyricon—it seemed right" (Willamette Week, 10/26/2010).
The Femmes self-titled debut album was released (on vinyl and cassette) by Slash Records in April of 1983, a month prior to this show. The show was presented by Thor Lindsay's record shop, Singles Going Steady. Satyricon opened later that year. A rare flyer from an important moment in both the Violent Femmes and Portland's punk and club history. Item #1300.
Condition: Fair, multiple pinholes, edge chips and edgewear from posting; soiling spot to surface and lifting to "t" of "violent" likely from tape.