Also it's very important to keep in mind concerts and gigs along vinyl records..because there was some bands with a very impressive number of gigs but an insignificant record history (like the amazing Wild Kingdom)..
some clubs around LA area:
this was sat 25apr1981 at the Brave Dog , very rad night, with Speed Queens (Eva-O band), the killer synth-punk Unit 3 (mum, dad uncle and the 8year daughter Venus) plus the artpunk Stingers (spin off of Unit 3). Brave Dog was a venue in Los Angeles that last from 1980 till 1982 to became later the Theoretical project, a series of events and concerts around the l.a. clubs.
Over here the wonderful site with tons of infos about Theoretical nights.
in 1986 this gig with 54.40 ..a post-punk band from canada, with the Party Boys , an amazing l.a. tribal punk outfit and finally Soave Bolla (alice bag related). The flyer graphics is simply amazing (work of Jim Van Tyne one of the founders).
Another link that you should check is this one
tons of gigs funny reviewed by an ex orange-county punk..nice and with a simple description you can definitively feel the concert and the atmosphere....a huge and impressive archive of gigs around los angeles could be found here on the Flipside magazine!..
also i must copy this passage taken from this great article over the L:A: Punk Rock 80s site.
''At first, the owner of the One Way's attitude about his DJs playing punk and experimental synth music was, "Our customers don't want to hear it, but we don't give a damn, we're playing it anyway." Eventually the patrons started liking what they heard and the club started to attract a more diverse, younger crowd.
The One Way is dark, there is a chain link fence that separates part of the space to the left of a bar that sits in the center of the club. The loud music is hearty mix of hardcore punk and techno/trance with lots of local bands represented, played some nights by DJ John Bryant who will take your requests.''
There's tooons of other stuff that i could write drown...like about the ON Klub, Anti-Club, Starwood ..but i'm tired and i wanna go to watch a movie
here for your pleasure some issues of No Mag..one of the coolest L:A: fanzines