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Scene Turns 40: The 40 Most Memorable Concerts of the Last 40 Years

Looking back over four decades of shows for Scene's 40th anniversary


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Black Flag


Oct. 13, 1984  

Black Flag were releasing albums so prolifically during this period, it's hard to tell which one they were actually promoting. Either way, the band was on fire this Saturday night, literally tearing apart the tiny stage at JB's, a small Kent club that played host to a number of punk shows over the years. Frontman Henry Rollins plunged his micstand into the ceiling, causing debris to fall all over him and the sweat-drenched audience below. He left another giant hole in the club that didn't get repaired for months. The set list — including faves "Beat My Head Against the Wall," "Rise Above," and "My War" — was pretty brutal too. (Michael Gallucci) 

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