Before there was Myspace, text messaging, graphics cards and enter keys, there was paper, magic markers, scissors, tape, and glue sticks…and telephone poles and staple guns. The posting of flyers on telephone and utility poles was one of the cheapest and most efficient ways to communicate upcoming shows. Making the rounds of the Elliston Place/Rock Block, Vandy , Belmont, 21st Avenue South, and Music Row areas with a stack of flyers and a fresh pack of Arrow staples was in the beginning an initiation, but became a ritual, and often times a party.

These scans are taken from originals. Band members usually saved a copy of every flyer, but in some cases that copy was ripped off a pole or out of a window after the gig. No effort is made here to correct the ravages of time.

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