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Cementing Lounge Ax's Place In History

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Oct 22, 2009 3:40PM

2009_10_lounge_ax.jpg The opening of Lincoln Hall near to the old Lounge Ax space has brought up a flurry of memories we have of late nights spent watching awesome bands. It seems like we're not the only ones experiencing a renewed sense of sentimentality over the hugely influential venue once run by Julia Adams and Sue Miller (who later married a dude named Jeff Tweedy whose band played Lounge Ax pretty regularly).

The Chicago History Museum has put out a call asking for donations of any memorabilia, band posters, photos, recordings, etc. that anyone has relating to Lounge Ax in hopes of more concretely documenting the venue's place in the history of the Chicago music scene.

I wonder if I still have that video of Uncle Tupelo's last performance at Lounge Ax ... that seems like something worth donating. What do you have that could go towards celebrating and remembering Lounge Ax's history?

[H/T Loud Loop]