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Dig Through The Metro's Archives

By Tankboy in Arts & Entertainment on Nov 5, 2012 5:40PM

Ticket stub courtesy of Brian Comiskey via The Metro
The Metro is in the midst of celebrating it's 30th anniversary. You can credit the club with so much of Chicago's musical history, both homegrown and in the form of legendary tours, so it's unsurprising that the venue has a pretty impressive archive to cull memories from. So that's just what theyr're doing!

The Metro has launched a a Tumblr dedicated to sharing some of the club's more storied moments from the last thirty years. If you want to lose a couple hours this a pretty good place to start. Looking for Nirvana's 1991 stop through town? They've got it. Memories of a 1985 stop through town by an impossibly baby-faced Nick Cave? Here you go. And how could you leave out something like a 1987 stop by Front 242? Given The Metro's intertwined history with the Industrial music scene through the years you know it's a must see. Blur's 1995 stop? One look at this setlist makes us achingly sad that we missed it!

And this is just the tip of the iceberg of memories, so take a plunge and see where it takes you.