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A Little History: What Happened When?

(A work in progress…)

1975

1975 June Parousia is formed with Gerry Cannizzaro, Drums & vocals,  Barry Cannizzaro- Guitar & vocals, Patt Connolly- Flute & vocals,  Steve Soos & Rick Kollmar – Keyboards
1975 July 14 Gerry buys his first drum set for $165.00  and Parousia begins rehearsal at 104 Baxter St. Buffalo NY
1975 October Parousia records first original song, “Crystal City”.
1975 October 26 Parousia’s 1st performance – C.Y.O. Halloween party, All Saints School, 205 Esser Ave. Buffalo, NY
1975 October 27 *** Bassist Mike Newell joins Parousia ***
1975 December Parousia’s first band photo session at Newell’s house, Payne Ave., North Tonawanda NY.
1975 December 17, Friday Big dress rehearsal for St. Joe’s performance
1975 December 18, Saturday St. Joe’s. M.D.A. Variety Show – St. Joseph’s Collegiate Institute  845 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore, NY
1975 December 22 C.Y.O. Christmas Party, All Saints School, 205 Esser Ave., Buffalo, NY

 1976

1976  January – April Parousia’s winter rehearsal place photos – All Saints elementary school, 205 Esser Ave, Buffalo, NY
1976 February 08 ***John McGovern, lead Guitarist & vocalist, joins Parousia***
1976 May – August Parousia’s summer rehearsal place photos from “Grandma’s garage” 105 Baxter Street, Buffalo, NY
1976 May 09 Bob Byzante hired as ‘lead vocalist’ for May 21st show at Holy Angels Academy, 
1976 May 19 Bob Byzante fired as lead vocalist and replaced by Patt Connolly as lead vocalist
1976 May 21 Annual “Sophomore- Freshman” date dance at Holy Angels Academy, 24 Shoshone St., Buffalo, NY
1976 November 06 Steve Panczak wedding reception – 1047 Grant Avenue, Black Rock, NY
1976 December 17 Article on Parousia published in S.J.C.I. newspaper “Student Prints”, written by Brian Meyer

1977

1977 January 05 Article on Parousia published in the “Buffalo Rocket”, written by Brian Meyer
1977 June 26 Concert at St. John’s Graduation Reception, 1085 Englewood Avenue, Buffalo, NY
1977 July 03 First outdoor concert at Riverside Park, Riverside, NY. (With substitute bassist Bruce Empric – for vacationing bassist Mike Newell).
1977 August ***Bassist Mike Newell leaves Parousia *** for out of state college.

1978

1978  January ***Bassist Bobby Lowden joins Parousia***
1978 March 17  Concert at Polish Community Center, Buffalo, NY; (1st gig with new bassist Bobby Lowden)
1978 April ***Bassist Bob Lowden leaves Parousia *** to cut 45 record with “Candor” in NYC.
1978 April *** Bassist Billy “Frank” Simms & vocalist Sharon Pierce join Parousia***
1978 May 19, Friday  Concert at Hutch Tech High School, Buffalo, NY (With bassist Billy Simms and vocalist Sharon Pierce)
1978 June  ***Lead Guitarist John McGovern leaves Parousia*** to work as a professional sound tech 
1978 June ***Keyboardist Steve Soos leaves Parousia***
1978 July ***Keyboardist Dave Maltbie joins Parousia***
1978 July 19 The “Green Slime” show (featuring Parousia members Patt, Barry, Gerry, Dave, Billy & Sharon).  McVan’s, 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY
1978 July 22, Saturday ***Bassist Bill Simms leaves Parousia*** (to rejoin several years later in 1985).
1978 July 22, Saturday  ***Bassist Robert Lowden re-joins Parousia with lead guitarist Garth Huels***
1978 August ***Female Vocalist & percussionist Kim Watts joins Parousia***
1978 August  Parousia featured in “Tops Friendly Markets” news letter, written by Cheryl Hooven
1978 August The Parousia Story “From Church Boys To Rock Musicians” – an article featuring the early years of Parousia by G. Cannizzaro
1978 October  Parousia band review published in ‘the Griffin’ (Canisius College newspaper) by Louise Brennen
1978 November22 McVan’s, 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY- ***First performance with new Parousia***

1979

1979  January 05 Photos from first rehearsal place with new band in Neb Borkovitch’s basement (Surrounded by pink fiberglass).
1979 January 06 – 07 McVan’s, 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY -Saturday (with Aunt Helen) and Sunday (Live audio available)
1979 February 02 – Friday McVan’s 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY -1st annual Buffalo Music Awards hosted by Mark Freeland
1979  February 23 – 24 Brush Gardens, Route 16, Chaffee, NY.
1979 March 02-03 Brush Gardens, Route 16, Chaffee, NY.
1979 March 09 – 10 Brush Gardens, Route 16, Chaffee, NY.
1979 March 16 – 17  Brush Gardens, Route 16, Chaffee, NY.
1979 April 05 Katharine Cornell Theater, University at Buffalo, NY
1979 April 16 The Masthead, corner of Grant & Letchworth, Buffalo, NY
1979  April 20 – Friday  Calasanctius Preparatory School, 167 Windsor Avenue. Buffalo, NY 14209
1979 April 27 Band review published in “the Griffin” Canisius College newspaper
1979 May 03  Rano rehearsal hall, (First live video recording session courtesy Gregg Filippone)
1979  May 05 -Saturday  McVan’s (with Aunt Helen), 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo NY.
1979  June 01 – Friday  McVan’s (with Rasputin a Kiss tribute band). 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY
1979  June 04 – Monday  McVan’s (with lots of pictures) 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo NY
1979 July Band photo session in Kim Watt’s basement, Kenmore, NY.
1979 July 01 – Sunday McVan’s 2078 Niagara St. Buffalo, NY (Fourth of July show with audio)
1979  July 02 Riverside Park, live outdoor concert, Buffalo, NY
1979 July 04 Parousia wins Second Place at the Fourth of July Talent Show, Riverside Park
1979 July 06  WBFO Live Broadcast (from University of Buffalo’s “Oil of Dog” radio show).
1979  July 06 – 07  Tell It to McGinty’s pub, 770 Seneca St. South Buffalo, NY
1979 July 12 Riverside Review publishes winners of Riverside Park talent competition
1979  July 28 Circus Bar, Buffalo, NY
1979 August 18 Tell it to McGinty’s pub, 770 Seneca St. South Buffalo, NY
1979  August 29 Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY (First Gig at Frank’s)
1979 September 01 Kelly’s Inn, 827 S. Park Ave. Buffalo, NY.
1979  September 03 Kitty’s Dodge City Saloon, 699 Hertel Avenue Buffalo, NY
1979 September 04 World’s Thunder Current publishes, “Who’s Got The Gig”. A review of Parousia’s live performance at Brush Gardens
1979 September 07 -08 Fireside Lounge, 3004 South Park, Lackawanna, NY.
1979  September 14 Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY. Second gig at Frank’s
1979  September 15 Curran’s Live outdoor art & music festival, Buffalo, NY
1979  September 27 Plant 6, 2179 Niagara Street Niagara Street, Buffalo NY
1979  October Parousia debut ad published in “Rockers” magazine – with better logo.
1979  October 05 Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY. Third gig at Frank’s
1979  October 12 & 13 Kelly’s Inn, 827 S. Park Ave. Buffalo N.Y.
1979 October 20 Stage One – 8200 Main Street, Buffalo NY with Rasputin
1979  November Parousia’s semi-regular (i.e. sporadic) November Newsletter
1979  November 02  D’Youville College “200 Days Mixer” (with Audio). – Dave Maltbie’s last gig with Parousia.
1979 December 1 Parousia leases rehearsal space at Keith Gregor’s Music Mall, Cheektowaga NY
1979  December Keyboardist Eric Scheda Joins Parousia

1980

1980 February  Parousia ad published in “Rockers” magazine -new redesigned logo.
1980 February 06 Santangelo’s “Before” hair-cut promo photos for Buffalo Backstage
1980  February 13 Santangelo’s “After” hair-cut promo photos for Buffalo Backstage
1980 March  Music Mall rehearsal –“post Santangelo” haircut photos
1980  March 19 St Mary’s School for the Deaf benefit concert – Cambria Fire Hall, Cambria, NY. (Eric Scheda’s first gig with Parousia)
1980  March 22  Holiday Inn, Grand Island, NY; Calasanctius Prepatory School event. J.A. party.
1980 May 04  Parousia photo session at Elmwood avenue art Gallery
1980 June 25 Filippone Sound, 1st recording session with Randy Filippone. (Songs: “Oh My Love, Malmedy, Revelation and MissOgyny”.
1980 July 11 & 12 Plant 6,  2179 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY (First gig with the “Mike & Shirlee” light show)
1980  July 20 Melanie’s Pub 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY – First Gig at Melanie’s (New Show set revealed).
1980  July 21 2nd recording session with Randy Filippone. (Finished all overdubs)
1980  July 24 & 25 Plant 6 2179 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY
1980  August 01 & 02 Plant 6 2179 Niagara Street, Buffalo NY
1980 August 09 McVan’s, Saturday night with the band, “Video” (formerly “Rasputin”). Buffalo, NY
1980  August 10 Parousia signs booking & management deal with Backstage Productions (Rick Falkowski & Dave Buffamonti)
1980 August Photo session at Forest Lawn Cemetery, Buffalo, NY. Pics by Marsha Falkowski
1980 August 15 & 16 Plant 6 – First Gig at 3020 Delaware Avenue, Kenmore, NY.
1980 August 17 Melanie’s Pub, 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY Our sensational return!
1980  August 31 Melanie’s Pub, 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY  Thrice is nice!
1980  September University of Buffalo publishes “Band Survival Guide”
1980  September 07 Melanie’s Pub, 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY  Fourth gig at Melanie’s
1980  September 12 Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY  Fourth gig at Frank’s
1980  September 14 Melanie’s Pub, 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY  Fifth gig at Melanie’s
1980 September 18 Knickerbockers, 2500 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY
1980  September 27 Holland Willows 177 Savage Road, Holland NY
1980  October 03  Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY with John Cameron
1980 October 08 The Pardi Bar, 3891 Broadway, Cheektowaga, NY
1980  October 09 Holland Willows 177 Savage Road, Holland NY (nightmare gig)
1980  October 11 South Towner, 3700 Southwestern Blvd Orchard Park, NY
1980  October 12 Melanie’s Pub – Last Gig! 6821 Main St. Williamsville, NY
1980  November 01 Bill’s Lair -9598 Broadway Rd. Gowanda, NY
1980  November 02 Garth live on WZIR 98+ FM radio to promote upcoming Buff State Dance Marathon .
1980 November 08 Buffalo State College Social Hall – “Super Dance Marathon
1980 November 15  Frank’s Casa Nova, 2216 Bailey Ave. Buffalo, NY (Last Gig at Frank’s)
1980 November 26  Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland, NY
1980 December 03  Uncle Sam’s, 2525 Walden Ave, Cheektowaga, NY; (Opening for CrossRoads).
1980  December 04 Four Fathoms, 611 Main St. Medina , NY.
1980  December 05 Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland, NY
1980  December 10 Parousia opens for Pegasonics at the Granada Theater, Buffalo, NY.
1980  December 11 D.J.’s Stillery, 2260 Niagara Falls blvd, Wheatfield, NY
1980 December 27 Bills Lair-9598 Broadway Rd. Gowanda, NY
1980 December 28 ‘The Lenny K. incident’ after Bill’s Lair gig.  (Don’t ask, you had to be there).

1981

1981 February 05  Uncle Sam’s with the Beez (Cancelled) 2525 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY
1981 February 13 Orchard Park High School – Junior Class Semi-formal Valentine’s Day concert
1981 February 18 97 Rock (WGRQ FM) ‘Buffalo Rocks’ Vol.1 1981
1981 February 19 Emergency late-night super-secret recording session at Select Sound Studios, Kenmore NY
1981  February 28 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1981 March 6 Concert at Buffalo State College Social Hall with $3 “Drink and Drown”
1981 March 15 Fast Annie’s Spring Jam, South Shore Plaza, Hamburg NY
1981  March 20 Daemen College – College Concert. 4380 Main St.  Amherst, NY
 1981 March 28 Prince of Wales Club, Wales Center, NY
 1981 April 5 Prince of Wales “JAM”, Wales Club, Wales Center, NY
 1981 April 10 the Drinking Fountain, Avon, NY
 1981  April 16 Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
 1981  April 24 & 25  the Old Harmony Bar, 28 Memorial Dr. Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 01  Starting Gate Café – 1671 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 02 Bachelor’s Den, 15 Lasalle Avenue Kenmore, NY
 1981 May 06 Graffiti’s, 479 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 09  Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland, NY
 1981 May 14 the Old Harmony Bar, 28 Memorial Dr. Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 16 Eagle’s Roost, 5853 Main st. Olcott, N.Y.
 1981  May 21 Dad’s Café, Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 22 New York New York, 935 Harlem Road Buffalo, NY
 1981 May 25 *** Kim Watts quits Parousia ***
 1981  May 29 & 30 Lou’s Inn, Westfield, NY
 1981 June Buffalo Backstage Magazine publishes band review of Parousia
1981 June 02 Shutters & Boards, 901 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY
 1981  June 05 Davio’s Niagara Falls Blvd, Amherst, NY. – Calasanctius School graduation party.
 1981  June 06  WGRQ radio interview with Patt & Gerry to be aired on June 14th & 15th
 1981  June 06 Graffiti’s, 479 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY.
1981 June 13 Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland, NY
 1981 June 20 Eagle’s Roost, 5853 Main st. Olcott, N.Y.
 1981  July 01 City Lights, 727 Main Street. Buffalo, NY
 1981  July 03 Riverside Park, live outdoor concert in the park. Buffalo, NY
 1981  July 10  Riverside Review publishes complaint of our performance in the park (aka: The “Dim-Witted Guitarist”).
1981 July 17 Eagle’s Roost, 5853 Main st. Olcott, NY
1981 July 23 Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
1981 July 24 Teenage Hot Spot, Depew, NY (with Guest Stars “Critical Mass”). ‘all age’ show
1981 July Band Practice in Room #7 of the Music Mall, Cheektowaga, NY
1981 July 25 Port Colborne, Humberstone Arena, 54 Westside Rd. Port Colborne, Ontario, Canada 
1981 August 01 The “Hertel Happening” outdoor concert (12:00 pm), Hertel Avenue, Buffalo, NY
1981 August 01 Eagle’s Roost,  5853 Main St. Olcott, NY (10:00 pm)
1981 August 02 Parousia’s picture in the Buffalo Evening news- Live photo from the ‘Hertel Happening’.
1981 August 07 New York, New York – 935 Harlem Road, Buffalo, NY
1981 August 15 The Hideaway, Darien Center, NY
1981 August 16 Melody Inn, Jamestown, NY
1981 August 20 Matthew Gurnsey writes a compliant about Parousia’s July 3rd gig at Riverside Park. (Barry gets his nickname, “the dim-witted guitarist”).
1981 August 21 Holland Willows, 177 Savage Road, Holland, NY
1981 August 22 New York, New York – 935 Harlem Road, Buffalo, NY
1981 August 28 Teenage Hot Spot, Broadway & Transit, Depew, NY  ‘All age’ show
1981 September 03 97 Rock (WGRQ FM) live broadcast of Parousia’s performance at Uncle Sam’s 2525 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY
1981 September 04 & 05 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1981 September 10 Uncle Sam’s – Parousia’s Encore Performance at Uncle Sam’s  2525 Walden Ave. Cheektowaga, NY
1981 September 11 Buffalo State College, concert in the social hall (with JDM Hybrid)
1981 September 18 The Rusty Nail, 200 Washington St., Jamestown, NY
1981 September 19 The Wooden Nickel, 816 W. State St. Olean, NY
1981 September 25 Kinfolk Corral, Road 1, Franklinville, NY
1981 September 26 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1981 October Concert review of Parousia opening for Ohio based band L.A. at Uncle Sam’s 09.03.1981
1981 October 09 & 10 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1981 October 15 Shutters & Boards, 901 Niagara Street, Niagara Falls, NY
 1981  October 17 Starting Gate Café, 1671 Seneca St. Buffalo, NY
1981 October 24 Shady Grove, Old Rte. 19, Boston, NY
1981 October 31 Arch Bishop Walsh High School Halloween Dance, Olean, NY
1981 November Parousia Newsletter – Upcoming shows, Buffalo Backstage Music Awards, etc.
1981 November 05 Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
1981 November 13 & 14 Wayside Manor, 11649 Genesee St. Alden, NY
1981 November 15 Wooden Nickel, 816 W. State St. Olean, NY
1981 November 19 Shady Grove, Old Route 19, Boston, NY
 1981  November 23  1st Annual Buffalo Backstage Music Awards at Rooftops Lounge
1981 November 27 Terminal Rock Concert one, Central Terminal Plaza, Buffalo, NY
1981 November 28 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1981 December 04 The Fire Side Inne, Haskel Road, Olean, NY
1981 December 05 Fast Annie’s, South Shore Plaza, Hamburg, NY
1981 December 10 Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
1981 December 12 Shady Grove, Old Route 19, Boston, NY
1981 December 27 The Wooden Nickel, 816 W. State St. Olean, NY
1981 December 31 Shady Grove, Old Route 19, Boston, NY

1982

1982 January 07 Sundown Saloon, Route 16, Chaffee, NY
1982 January 16 Amherst Central High School at the Hilton Hotel, Buffalo, NY
1982 January 21 Dad’s Café, 1895 Clinton St. Buffalo, NY
1982 February 09-13 “The Texas” bar, Burlington, VT
1982 February 13 Daemen College, College Concert. 4380 Main St.  Amherst, NY (the ‘Elevator of Terror’ incident with Gregg Filippone)
1982 February 20 Hamburg Skating Rink, Hamburg, NY 
1982 March 05 & 06 Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue. Kenmore, NY
1982 March 19 Sundown Saloon, Route 16, Chaffee, NY
1982 March 21 Fast Annie’s, Spring Jam, South Shore Plaza, Hamburg, NY
1982 March 26 Gilligan’s, Grant street, Buffalo, NY
1982 April 10 Fast Annie’s, South Shore Plaza, Hamburg, NY (Parousia’s last gig as a cover band)
1982 June Jukebox is formed with Parousia members Garth Huels, Patt Connolly, Gerry Cannizzaro and adding Kathy Moriarty on bass.
1982 October 28 Jukebox at Northwest Buffalo Community Youth Center Halloween Dance, 155 Lawn Avenue, Buffalo NY.
1982  September 13-25  Jukebox at Holiday Inn, 4356 Commerce Dr., Batavia, NY
1982 November 19-20 Jukebox at Plant 6, 3020 Delaware Avenue., Kenmore, NY
1982 December 16-18 Jukebox at The Squire
1982 December 31 Jukebox at The Hollywood Lounge, Batavia, NY

1983

1983 February 16 Jukebox at Attica Lanes, Attica, NY
1983 February 23 Jukebox at Attica Lanes, Attica, NY
1983 March 18 Jukebox at Attica Lanes, Attica, NY
1983 April **** Jukebox disbands ****
1983 October Parousia re-forms as an all original band- begins rehearsal at Ultimate Storage, Kenmore, NY.
1983 November Parousia records radio commercial for StarSeed Enterprise- local airplay on WPHD FM
1983 November Parousia’s “Oh My Love” is Pick of the Month on local music show WUWU FM

1984

1984 January Parousia professional photo session, Buffalo, NY
1984 February Loft Studios Studio recording session sponsored by Buffalo Backstage and Rick Falkowski
1984 February Buffalo Backstage magazine article announcing Loft Studio recordings & upcoming Riverside Park concert
1984 May 26 Parousia live at the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY. – (1st performance at the Chamber)
1984 June Buffalo Backstage magazine publishes article announcing free concert at Riverside Park.
1984 June Riverside Review publishes announcement free rock-concert at Riverside Park.
1984 June 30 Riverside Park, live outdoor concert. Buffalo, NY (Sponsored by Starseed Enterprise, F.B.S. Records, Top Shelf Music, Santangelos, etc…
1984 August 11 “The Chamber”, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY
1984 August 25 Filming for the “Keep Running” video” begins at the Chamber, Buffalo, NY.
1984 September 15 The mighty quest to wrap up “Keep Running” video production. Dallas, TX.
1984 December Photo session- “Keep Running” video promotional photos.
1984 December 22 “The Chamber”, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – “Keep Running” Video Release Party

 1985

1985 January-February Parousia creates the ‘Original Music Organization’ to promote our music & video nationwide.
1985 February 15 Parousia’s “Keep Running” Video accepted in the MTV basement tape award competition.
1985 March 6 Parousia’s recording of “Keep Running” and “Movin’ out to L.A” on rotation at WBNY (91.3 FM)
1985 July-August Filippone Sound Studio recording session, Buffalo, NY
1985 August Parousia’s “Keep Running” Video rejected in the MTV basement tape award competition?  😥
1985 September 2 “Buffalo Night-Life Magazine” publishes promo piece for Parousia’s up-and-coming “Art & Science” show.
1985  September 07 Plant 6, “Art & Science” show, 3020 Delaware Ave. Kenmore, NY
1985 October Ode to Crystal Beach Amusement Park
1985 October 15-17 Parousia’s audio solicitation tour of NYC. (Shopping our music to record labels and booking agents in the Big Apple).
1985 October 22 Parousia records “Place your Bets” at Select Sound Studio, Kenmore, NY.
 1985 November 16 Plant 6, “Time & Space” show, 3020 Delaware Ave. Kenmore, NY
1985 November 22 Parousia 1st recording session at Mark Studios, Clarence, NY. (“Turnaround”, “Tiffany”, “the Graduation”)
1985 November 30 Parousia 2nd final recording session at Mark Studios (Overdubs, etc).
1985 December 11 Parousia promo – Second Story Magazine covers our upcoming ‘Church & State’ show at Plant 6
 1985 December 28 Plant 6, “Church & State” show, 3020 Delaware Ave. Kenmore, NY

1986

1986 January *** Bill Sims joins Parousia as Keyboardist ***
1986 February 14 Broadway Joe’s, “Love, Lust & Wreckage” show, 3051 Main St. Buffalo, NY
1986 March 24 Parousia band review in Buffalo Night-Life magazine by Rick Falcowski
1986 April News from ST. Joe’s. Published article – “Keep Running” video.
1986 April 15 Live B.T.V broadcast of “Keep Running” music video on the program “Shooting Stars” hosted by Don Tomasulo
1986 April 26 the Chamber, first concert, 1660 Kenmore Ave. Buffalo NY – “Exclusive Momentum” show.
1986 May 17 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special Guests “Camouflage”
1986 May 31 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special Guests “the Moment”
1986 June 14 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special Guests “the Fun”
1986 June 23 “the Hosey Update” NightLife Magazine publishes article – “Keep Running” video.
1986 June 28 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special Guests “Trinity”
1986 July 12 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special guests “Take 22”
1986 July 26 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special Guests “Axemen”
1986 August 2 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special guests “the Riddlers”
1986 August 9 the Chamber, 1660 Kenmore Avenue, Buffalo, NY – with special guests “the Cry”
1986 August Robert Lowden moves from Buffalo, NY. to Hollywood, CA.
1986 August 26 Dr. Demento show rejection letter.  🙄
1986 September 27 Moving out of “the Chamber” back into “Ultimate (Absolute) Storage.

1987

1987 January 11 Patt & Claude leave Buffalo and drive out to Hollywood, CA
1987 January 27 Gerry Cannizzaro & Bill Simms leave Buffalo and drive out to Hollywood, CA (with Keith & Vickki Huels).
1987 January 29 Gerry and Bill – U-haul truck breaks-down in Clarksville, Arkansas.
1987 February 1 Gerry & Bill arrive in Los Angeles and move into 1st apt. w/ Bob Lowden and Patt Connolly 6358 Yucca St. Hollywood, CA.
1987 April Parousia forms Indy record label, “Rock Dog Records”.
1987 July The new Hollywood Apartment Party and rehearsal – 1435.5 Las Palmas Avenue, Hollywood CA
1987 October Parousia releases ‘Turnaround’ E.P. on Rock Dog Records, Hollywood, CA.
1987 December Parousia’s ‘Turnaround’ E.P. available at Record Theater, Terrapin Station, Record Mine, Home of the Hits, New World Records and Record Connection.
1987 December Buffalo Evening News publishes music review of ‘Turnaround’ E.P. by Dale Anderson.
1987 ? Parousia guitarist Garth Huels charged with selling Nitrous Oxide to underage customers at Starseed Enterprise

1988

1988 January 18 Buffalo Nightlife publishes music review of Turnaround E.P. by Rick Falcowski.
1988 February Parousia begins rehearsal sessions at Robert Lowden’s house 732 ½ Tularosa Dr. Silver Lake, CA.
1988 March 4 Parousia band review published in UCLA’s ‘Daily Bruin’ newspaper.
1988 March 11 Parousia band review by Cheli Bremmer is published in Los Angeles ‘READER’ 
1988 March 13 Parousia performs first L.A. Gig at Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire, Blvd. Santa Monica, CA.
1988 April 10 Parousia at the Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica blvd. W. Hollywood, CA. [Show cancelled due to Bob’s kidney!] 
1988 May 1 Parousia featured in ‘ROCKPOOL’ magazine.
1988 May Parousia’s song “Place your Bets’ is broadcast on 106.7 FM, KROQ Los Angeles, CA.
1988 May 14 Parousia at Club 88, 11784 West Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
1988 May 21 Parousia opens for ‘the Knack’ at Madame Wong’s West,  Santa Monica, CA.
1988 May 26 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA.
1988 June 8 the Palomino in N. Hollywood on KROQ 106.7 FM party night.
1988 June 24 Club 88, 11784 West Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
1988 June 30 Chuck Landis’ Country Club, Reseda CA.  (Tim Leary appears there on July 13th)
1988 July 1 Madame Wong’s, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA.
1988 July 30 Club 88, 11784 West Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
1988 August 10 the Gaslight, 1608 Cosmo St. Hollywood, CA.
1988 August 12 Parousia featured in BAM magazine’s local band issue.
1988 August 13 Madame Wong’s, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA.
1988 September Parousia featured in LA Rock’s magazine local band issue.
1988 October 7 Club 88, 11784 West Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA.
1988 October 17 the world famous Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA
1988 October 22 Parousia performs at UCLA’s Cooperage Hall -CALPRIG benefit.
1988 November Parousia records “I’m Not Having Fun” and world famous RUSK studios in Hollywood, Ca.
1988 November 2 the Sunset Club, 322 W. Sierra Madre Ave. Sierra Madre, CA.
1988 November 20 the Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA
1988 November 26 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica CA
1988 December 19 Parousia band review featured in Buffalo’s Night-Life magazine, written by Cheli Bremmer.
1988 December 26 Keyboardist Marty Leggett from Reno Nevada joins Parousia

1989

1989 January Parousia photo session at McArthur Park in Los Angeles, CA. w/ New keyboardist Marty Leggett.
1989 February 17 Parousia headlines at Club 88, 11784 W. Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 1st Gig w/ Marty Leggett
1989 March 11 Parousia returns to the Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 Sunset Strip, Hollywood CA
1989 April 16 Parousia performs at the Whisky a Go-Go on KROQ party night w/DJ Ken Fusion
1989 April 20 Friday, Calasanctius Prepatory School, 167 Windsor Avenue. Buffalo, NY 14209
1989 May 11 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA
1989 May 24 FM Station 11700 Victory Blvd. N. Hollywood, CA. 1st gig w/ the dancers “UNTAMED’
1989 June 4 Parousia performs on KROQ night at the world famous Roxy Theater. 9009 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA. – Featuring the dancers ‘UNTAMED’
1989 June 13 Parousia’s “Place Your Bets” and “Turnaround” air on KLOS 95.5 FM ‘LOCAL LICKS’ with host Joe Benson
1989 June 18 Bogart’s, 6288 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA. – Hollywood showcase Cable TV broadcast! Featuring the dancers ‘UNTAMED’
1989 July 1 First appearance on the Hollywood Showcase KSCI, UHF18
1989 July 8 Second appearance on the Hollywood Showcase KSCI, UHF18
1989 July 9 Parousia performs on KROQ night at the world famous Whisky a Go-Go, 8901 Sunset Strip, Hollywood, CA. – Featuring dancers ‘UNTAMED’
1989 July 15 Third appearance on the Hollywood Showcase KSCI, UHF18
1989 July 22 Parousia – winners of the Hollywood Showcase on cable TV station KSCI, UHF18
1989 July 23 The FM Station, 11700 Victory Blvd. N. Hollywood, CA. w/ the dancers “UNTAMED’
1989 August 1 The Music Machine, Santa Monica CA. w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1989 August 3 Bogart’s, 6288 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA. w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1989 August 5 Parousia performs at a private party in Venice Ca. ***Last gig with guitarist Robert Lowden***
1989 September 10 Parousia’s “Tiffany” debuts at the Screenwriters Guild, Doheny Drive, Beverly Hills, CA
1989 October ***Guitarist Dudley Taft joins Parousia***  Rehearsal in Dudley’s Garage Venice, CA
1989 November 7 Parousia’s song “Tiffany” appears in movie soundtrack for “Step Father 2”.
1989 November Parousia featured in BAM magazine’s band directory.
1989 December ***Bassist Gary Lee joins Parousia.***
1989 December Band rehearsal with Dudley, Gary and the dancers “Untamed” at Uncle Studios, Van Nuys CA
1989 December 21 Parousia headlines at Club 88, 11784 W. Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA. 1st Gig w/ Dudley & Gary

1990

1990 January 24 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 February 15 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 February 21 Parousia opens for ‘GIANT’ at Bogart’s, 6288 Pacific Coast Hwy, Long Beach, CA. w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 February 25 FM Station, 11700 Victory Blvd. N. Hollywood, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 March 2 Club 88, 11784 W. Pico blvd. Los Angeles, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 March 10 Parousia – Winners of the “Hollywood Showcase” KSCI TV (Channel 18)
1990 March 14 Parousia Headlines ‘Original Rock Night’ at the Sunset Club. w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 March 15 Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire blvd. Santa Monica, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 March 19 Parousia at Casey’s, 1325 N. Tustin, Orange, CA
1990 April 9 FM Station, 11700 Victory Blvd. N. Hollywood, CA w/ dancers ‘Untamed’
1990 April 17 Parousia headlines first concert at Goodies, 1641 Placenta Avenue Yorba Linda, CA.  Last show with Keyboardist Marty Leggett, Guitarist Dudley Taft and Bassist Gary Lee.
1990 August Parousia creates the rock-play titled “Virtual Reality”
1990 August Rehearsal begins for Parousia’s new show set titled, “Virtual Reality” with Guitarist Ian Ashley, Bassist Kenny Gray and Keyboardist Jeremy Yeremian
1990 November 25 ‘Sneak Preview’ performance of “Virtual Reality” at Madame Wong’s West, 2900 Wilshire Blvd., Santa Monica, CA

 1991

1991 January 15 Band Rehearsal at the Ethical Pool for the show set “Virtual Reality”
1991 January 26 Dress rehearsal at Uncle Studios for the show set “Virtual Reality”
1991 January 27 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at the Whiskey A Go-Go w/ special guests Green Jello hosted by “Jed the Fish” and KROQ FM
1991 February 7 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at The Troubadour w/ special guests Twist and Shout
1991 March 3 Parousia headlines “Virtual Reality” at the FM Station with male exotic dancers “Dan Max & Co”… wtf?
1991 April 10 Rejection letter from Disneyland (?)
1991 May 17 Virtual Reality reviewed in Music Connection Magazine
1991 May 20 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at the FM Station, N. Hollywood, CA
1991 May 24 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at The Troubadour
1991 September 21 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at The Troubadour
1991 October 14 Parousia sets sail to the FM Station with Virtual Reality on Columbus Day
1991 October 31 Halloween Madness. Parousia presents ‘Virtual Reality’ at The Troubadour with special guests The Zero’s

1992

1992 January 9 Parousia presents “Virtual Reality” at The Roxy Theater, 9009 Sunset Blvd. (FINAL SHOW)

2014

2014 May 18 Parousia featured on “Bloodstains Across Buffalo” Compilation LP

2015

2015 May 20 Then And Now reunite Parousia founders at Zebb’s Bar & Grill

2 comments for “Events

  1. GT Richards
    February 19, 2015 at 12:26 am

    Wow!!! I happened across your site by chance and it blows me away … All the memories I haven’t thought of in many years. We had parallel paths. I grew up in Buffalo and played on the scene there (The Look, Cinema, etc.) and moved out to LA in July ’86. I remember seeing the Parousia name on the Whisky a Go Go Marquee one day back in the late ’80s as I was most likely on my way to a gig at another sunset strip venue, and thought hmm, it can’t be. Who knew??? This is an awesome site!!! Great memories!!! – GT Richards (member of LA Underscore & Strut)

  2. September 1, 2017 at 8:59 am

    From the Ptolemaic period to the second century of the common era “parousia’ was used in the East as a technical expression to denote the arrival or visit of a king or emperor, and celebrated the glory of the sovereign publicly.

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