Parousia at Bogart’s in Long Beach CA. June 18th, 1989

Here are twelve exciting video clips of the band Parousia from their performance at Bogart’s in Long Beach CA. June 18, 1989.  This was Parousia’s eighth performance with keyboardist Marty Leggett (from Reno Nevada) who joined the band in December, 1988.

Parousia 1989

Parousia 1989: Patt Connolly, Gerry North Cannizzaro, Marty Leggett and Robert Stuart Lowden

Ticket for Parousia at Bogarts. Long Beach, CA. 06.18.1989

Ticket for Parousia at Bogart’s. Pacific Coast Highway in Long Beach, CA. 06.18.1989

Here’s a slide show compilation from our live video broadcast:

 

The Bogart’s gig on June 18th, 1989 featured Parousia in a professional three-camera shoot for broadcast on the “Hollywood Showcase“, a cable TV program featuring up-and-coming musical talent from Southern California.  Hosted by Ron Brady (aka: Pop Rock, “the big daddy of rock’n roll”) the TV show ran in the 1980’s on Orange County’s own KSCI channel 18.  In this extraordinary video, Parousia’s bold backdrops, sculptures and stage presence makes for a visually as well as aurally fascinating experience for viewers.

Flyer for Parousia at The Roxy, Bogart's, and the Whiskey-a-Go-Go

Flyer for Parousia at The Roxy, Bogart’s, and the Whiskey-a-Go-Go

This special event features the band with the dancers “Untamed” performing their choreographed moves in front of the stage. [Dancers: Claudine Regian (from Buffalo), Susan Castang (from North Hollywood) and Janice (who’s last name no one seems to remember unfortunately)].

Ad for Parousia at Bogart's & Whiskey a-go-go - published in 'Achtung Magazine' June 10, 1989

Ad for Parousia at Bogart’s & Whiskey a-go-go – published in ‘Achtung Magazine’ June 10, 1989

Many amazing bands and musicians played at Bogart’s including Nirvana, Ginger Baker, Adrian Blew, Nick Cave, Crazy Horse, Devo, Robert Fripp, Guns N’ Roses, Ian Hunter, Hot Tuna, Jellyfish, Janis Ian, the Knack, Lemonheads, L.A. Guns, Timothy Leary, Missing Persons, Dave Mason, Ray Manzarek, Donovan, Meat Puppets, Graham Parker, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Leon Russell, the Smithereens, Andy Summers, Paul Stanley, Al Stewart, Thelonious Monster, Robin Trower, the Vandals, Wendy O’ Williams, Hunter S. Thompson, Faith No More, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Wishbone Ash, John Waters, Wall of Voodoo and of course Parousia. ’nuff said.

Some great bands and musicians played at Bogart's including Nirvana, Ginger Baker, Adrian Blew, Nick Cave, Crazy Horse, Devo, Robert Fripp, Guns N' Roses, Ian Hunter, Hot Tuna, Jellyfish, Janis Ian, the Knack, Lemonheads, L.A. Guns, Timothy Leary, Missing Persons, Dave Mason, Ray Manzarek, Donovan, Meat Puppets, Graham Parker, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Leon Russell, the Smithereens, Andy Summers, Paul Stanley, Al Stewart, Thelonious Monster, Robin Trower, the Vandals, Wendy O' Williams, Hunter S. Thompson, Faith No More, Johnny & Edgar Winter, Wishbone Ash, John Waters, Wall of Voodoo and of course Parousia. 'nuff said.

Parousia performed at the venue Bogart’s concert club three times in total; twice in 1989 and then once in 1990. Bogart’s eventually closed in 1993, ending its six-year run as the hub of the grass-roots music scene for Long Beach and Orange County. It was one of the few clubs in Orange County that featured both national acts and cool alternative bands from all over Southern California.

One of the greats passing through its hallowed halls (besides PAROUSIA of course) was the band Nirvana who performed there on February 16, 1990.  Here’s some video from that show:

 

Nirvana at Bogart's 1990

Nirvana – Bogart’s Night Club, Long Beach, CA, 02/16/90
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxvVScML5HM

 

1 comment for “Parousia at Bogart’s in Long Beach CA. June 18th, 1989

  1. Gerry North
    March 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

    Article from The Los Angeles Times:
    December 02, 1993

    Bogart’s Closes in a ‘Mighty Blow’ to Local Pop music Scene: The venue featured cutting-edge touring acts and was a place where young bands could get experience and win a following.

    LONG BEACH — After more than six years of serving up cutting-edge alternative rock, Bogart’s abruptly closed its doors last week, eliciting a collective groan from local musicians.

    Since switching from a Top 40 format to original alternative rock in 1987, the 300-capacity venue booked a steady stream of shows, featuring cutting-edge touring attractions and serving as a nurturing ground where young bands on the local scene could gain experience and win a following.

    The club’s final concert was a show Saturday by Firehose, the San Pedro band that had been a regular Bogart’s headliner.

    “I think it’s going to be a mighty blow” for alternative rock in Orange County, said David Hayes, president of Doctor Dream Records, the Orange-based label that has signed many bands that used Bogart’s as a launching pad and home club. “It’s sad, considering we have such a sparse club scene as it is for national acts. That doesn’t leave much for Orange County.

    “It was the only club that had national acts and cool alternative bands that was consistently in business doing great shows,” Hayes added. “I hope somebody sees the opportunity to open a club in Orange County to fill the gap. We have such a community of music-lovers here, and you either have to drive to San Juan Capistrano (home to the Coach House) or to L.A. There are no rooms here doing touring national acts and alternative music.”

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