- July 11, 1980 California Hall (SF)
- July 12, 1980 Cuckoo's Nest (Costa Mesta)
- July 23, 1980 Mudd Club (New York City)
- July 25 & 26, 1980 Danceteria (New York City)
- September 10, 1980 the Inner Sanctum (Austin Tx)
- September 12 & 13 1980 Whisky A Go Go
Write Ups, Reviews and Mentions
- July 25, 1980 New York Times
Other Go-ings On
- Urgh! A Music War (film)
July 11, 1980
California Hall (San Francisco)
625 Polk Street
w/ Alleycats, Plugz, Punts, Impatient Youth
At Tail of the Pup (West LA)
July 23, 1980
July 25 & 26, 1980
July 25, 1980
New York Times - Concert Review
The GoGos Play Two Clubs on Way To the Coastby Robert Palmer
Excerpt from article
THE Go-Go's, who made their New York debut at the Mudd Club on Wednesday and are at Danceteria tonight and tomorrow night, arrived in New York by a circuitous route. They're from Los Angeles and might still be working there as a local band if they hadn't happened to share a club engagement with the English group Madness earlier this year. Madness arranged for them to tour England, and now they're playing a series of East Coast dates on their way back to California.
The band consists of five women, and many of their original songs have an explicitly feminine point of view, but calling the Go-Go's ''an all-girl band'' wouldn't be doing them justice. They play tighter, more kinetic rock-and-roll than most ''all-male bands,'' and they have an original, intelligent perspective on the rock-and-roll tradition and their place in it. This grasp of tradition was particularly evident in their choice of non-original material at the Mudd Club; they performed the Capitols' ''Cool Jerk,'' a soul number from the 60's, and Wanda Jackson's ''Let's Have a Party,'' a 50's rockabilly classic, and made both sound like Go-Go's songs.
Belinda Carlisle is an energetic and musical lead vocalist, and the musicians behind her - Charlotte Caffey and Jane Wiedlin on guitars, Margot on bass, and Gina Schock on drums are equally impressive. With their accomplished playing, their solid original material, and their inspired versions of older rock hits, the Go-Go's are a band that definitely bears watching.
AUGUST 16, 1980
The Go-Go's film a performance for URGH! The Music War at the Whisky A Go-Go in LA. It is used in a movie and on the sound track album.
September 10, 1980Inner Sanctum Records store504 W. 24th StreetAustin, TX
Inner Sanctum was an indie record store in Austin Texas. They stocked all the cool stuff. It was located at 504 W. 24th Street.September 12-13, 1980The GoGo's played two sold out shows on the 12th and 13th of September at The Whisky.
The Go-Gos had to sign with an independent (Stiff Records) to get some kind of deal this year. The major record labels may be sorry they passed on The Go-Gos, crowds are jamming their shows and their self-released single, 'We Got The Beat,' is starting to gain national attention besides getting relentless play on KROQ.