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Olympic Auditorium

The Grand Olympic Auditorium was built in 1924 specifically for the 1932 Summer Olympics, which saw the boxing, weightlifting and wrestling events held there. At the time it was the largest indoor venue in the U.S., originally seating 15,300. The grand opening of the Olympic Auditorium was on August 5, 1925, and was a major media event, attended by such celebrities as Jack Dempsey and Rudolph Valentino. Some scenes in the 1976 film Rocky were filmed at the venue.

The Dicks

The Dicks are an American punk rock band originally formed in 1980. They disbanded in 1986 before reforming in 2004. The Dicks are considered influential in introducing the sound of hardcore punk and incorporating blues rock influences into their sound.

Big Boys

The Big Boys were a pioneering band who are credited with helping introduce the new style of hardcore punk that became popular in the 1980s.


Flipper is a punk band formed in San Francisco in 1979. Their slowed-down, bass-driven, and heavily distorted style of punk is also considered a key forerunner to sludge metal and bands such as the Melvins.

Meat Puppets

Meat Puppets are an American rock band formed in January 1980, in Phoenix. The group's original lineup was Curt Kirkwood (guitar/vocals), his brother Cris Kirkwood (bass guitar) and Derrick Bostrom (drums).


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