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Performances 1968-1970:

DatesVenuesNotes
Feb 9, 10, 11, 1968Hippodrome
805 N. 16th Street, Murphysboro, IL
Grand Opening, OM with The Long Wave Radio (Sat & Sun), the Mellow Fellows (Fri & Sun); light show by The Walnut
Feb 23-24, 1968Hippodrome
805 N. 16th Street, Murphysboro, IL
OM with Associated Sound (Fri) and The Long Island Sound (Sat); lights by The Walnut
Apr 26, 1968Hippodrome
805 N. 16th Street, Murphysboro, IL
OM
June 1968Deno and Carlo's
North Beach
 728 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA
with Creedence Clearwater Revival (2 shows) , first gig as Devil’s Kitchen and first gig in San Francisco

“We played there once or twice a week all summer. It was pass the beer pitcher for pay.” Other young, new groups at the time like CCR and Santana did the same, sometimes the same evening, splitting the take.
June 1968San Francisco Mime Troupe's loft, 924 Howard Street, Mission District, San Francisco, CA"Bill Graham presents a Benefit for SF Mime Troupe", Devil's Kitchen's 2nd gig in San Francisco
Summer 1968Stinson Beach, CAWe played there a couple times that summer, at least once with Creedence Clearwater Revival.
Summer 1968Muir Beach, CAWe played there a couple times that summer, once with the Land of Milk and Honey
Summer 1968Headhunter’s
North Beach, San Francisco, CA
 
Summer 1968Monterrey, CAPlayed a weekend at a bar after meeting some locals who invited us down for a gig
August 20, 1968Fillmore West
10 South Van Ness Avenue at Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Tuesday Night Auditions - with Zig Zag Follies
October 11, 1968Lenz Hall, Thompson Point
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL
SIU Homecoming Dance
Oct 31-Nov 2, 1968The Ark
Gate 6, Sausalito, CA
with Initial Shock, Boogie, White Lightning
Nov 21-23, 1968The New Committee Theatre
836 Montgomery, North Beach, San Francisco, CA

with Ohm, Womb, Day Blindness

Nov 29-30, 1968The New Committee Theatre
836 Montgomery, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
with Crome Syrcus, Glass Thunder
Dec 6, 1968The New Committee Theatre
836 Montgomery, North Beach, San Francisco, CA
with Sanpaku, Initial Shock
Dec 10, 1968Mandrake's
1048 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 
Devil's Kitchen
Dec 11-12, 1968The New Orleans House
1505 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Sam 'Lightnin’ Hopkins,  Robbie, Brett and Steve were his backing band on guitar, bass and drums
Dec. 31, 1968San Francisco Art Institute
New Year’s Eve Party
New Year’s Eve Party
with the Tubes
Feb 25, 1969Fillmore West
10 South Van Ness Avenue at Market Street, San Francisco, CA
with Steve Lock Front, Buffington Rhodes
Mar 3, 1969Fillmore West
10 South Van Ness Avenue at Market Street, San Francisco, CA
Jam night - played with Alvin Lee from 10 Years After
Apr 19, 1969Sonoma Fairgrounds, Santa Rosa, CA"Rock Jam" with The Bycycle, Sir Douglas Quintet, Gentle Dance
May 24, 1969Santa Rosa Veterans Memorial Building, 1351 Maple Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA with The Mode, Arizona Subway, Lights by Zodiac Light Co.
Spring 1969San Francisco Art Institute
Party for the opening of the New Addition
*Elvin Bishop and Harvey Mandel dropped in to jam with us
Spring 1969The Poppycock
135 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA
arrested for making a U-turn about 2 am after a gig there
Jun 13-15, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
Grand Opening with The Charlatans with Lynne Hughes (13-15), Jefferson Airplane (13-14), Pulse (13-15), Jim Reinhart (juggler) (13-15), Cleanliness and Godliness Skiffle Band (13th only on the outdoor patio)
July 4-6, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
Robbie played guitar for Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton.  Also on the bill were The Flying Burrito Brothers and the Cleanliness & Godliness Skiffle Band
July 25-27, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Chrlie Musselwhite, Poco, Harvey Mandel, Magic Sam, we weren’t on the bill but filled in for one of the other bands that didn’t show up.  Big jam at the end Saturday night with Magic Sam leading the group… Peter Tork of the Monkees showed up and sat in on the jam on the opposite stage
Aug 1, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
Played as Satan’s Sinners or something like that to avoid problems with the musician’s union which was striking the Family Dog
Aug 15-17, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Taj Mahal, New Lost City Ramblers, Mike Bloomfield & Nick Gravenites with Southern Comfort, Brotherhood of Light
Aug 31, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Gravity, Transatlantic Railroad, S. F. Radical Lab's Moog Synthesizer
Sept  4, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
"Carnival Ball and Coronation Honoring The Playland Girls of 1969 sponsored by Playland-At-The-Beach" with Metropolitan Sound Company
Sept  16, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Orion, In Search of America (film/light show with sound track by Devil’s Kitchen)
Sept  19-21, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Carlos Carvajal, Moog Synthesizer, Garden of Delights, Shag, Super Gem "Circus of the Absurd Costume Ball"
Oct 1969Brush Towers
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL
“Homecoming Dance"
Oct 11, 1969The Big Oval
15 miles east of Harrisburg, IL
with Pear
Oct 14-18, 1969Ludlow Garage
346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
with Mountain (14-16), Barry Goldberg Union (17-18)
Oct 15, 1969National Viet Nam Moratorium Day end the way rally
University of Ohio, Cincinnati, OH
see review on "More" page
- played that afternoon for the rally then that evening at Ludlow Garage
Oct 25, 1969Bonaparte's Retreat,
Carbondale, IL
25 cent beer
Oct 31-Nov 2, 1969Ludlow Garage
346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
"Halloween Weekend Special" with Elvin Bishop Group, Humble Pie, Catfish, Schehera The Belly Dancer  with her 12 foot python accompanied by Vince Sawma (electric Oud player) and Congo Drums
Nov 7-8, 1969Ludlow Garage
346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
with the Allman Brothers Blues Band
Nov 9, 1969Carries
old Rt. 13, Murphysboro, IL
 
Nov. 14, 1969The Flying Dutchman
on old Rt. 13, Murphysboro, IL
 
Nov 15, 1969Carbondale Teen Center
211 Elm Street, Carbondale, IL
 
Nov. 22-23, 1969Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with the New Riders of the Purple Sage, Anonymous Artists of America
Dec 9-11, 1969Keystone Korner
750 Vallejo Street, San Francisco, CA
* Elvin Bishop dropped in to jam
Dec 26-27, 1969New Orleans House
1505 San Pablo Avenue, Berkeley, CA
with Mendelbaum
Jan 1-3, 1970Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Osceola, Cleveland Wrecking Co., Millard the Wonder Horse
Late Jan 1970Bear Valley, CAPlayed a weekend gig at a ski lodge
Late Feb, early Mar 1970The Golden Bear
Huntington Beach, CA
 
Late Feb, early Mar 1970The Irma Hotel
Los Angeles, CA
with Dominic Troiano
Late Feb, early Mar 1970The Corral
Topanga Canyon, CA
 
Mar 10-15, 1970The Brass Ring
15463 Ventura Blvd, Sherman Oaks, CA
with Eric Mercury, Birthrite
Mar 16-17, 1970Whisky a' Go-Go
8901 Sunset Blvd at Clark, West Hollywood, Los Angeles, CA
with Charlie Musselwhite (16), Savoy Brown (17)
Mar 20-22, 1970Family Dog on the Great Highway
660 Great Highway, San Francisco, CA
with Big Brother & the Holding Company, Kaleidoscope
* Janis Joplin dropped by to sit in with her old buds in Big Brother
Apr 3, 1970The Field House of the University of Ohio
 Cincinnati, OH
with the Grateful Dead, the Lemon Pipers, the Merry Pranksters
Apr 4-5, 1970The Ludlow Garage
346 Ludlow Avenue, Cincinnati, OH
with the Allman Brothers Blues Band
Apr 10-11, 1970 The Gauntlet
Carbondale, IL
"Anniversary Weekend" with The Touch (10th), *Mug of Beer and a Hot Dog 40¢” (Steve Sweigart’s last gig with Devil’s Kitchen)
May 30, 1970"Kickapoo Creek Outdoor Rock Concert“
Dave Lewis’s Farm
Heyworth, IL
"Incident at Kickapoo Creek", with 40+/- other bands including B.B. King, Amboy Dukes, Canned Heat, REO Speedwagon, Joe Kelly Blues Band and 60,000 other folks
(Randy Bradle joined on drums)
June – July, 1970free concerts at Giant City State Park, Makanda, ILBob left after the first  of these performances. We carried on for a few more dates as a trio with Brett on bass, Randy Bradle on drums, Robbie on guitar.
Aug  – Sept, 1970THE FINAL FINAL DAZE…merged with Coal Dust band (Carla Peyton and Bob Pina) formed Coal Kitchen
(Brett left after a couple weeks to go back to school, then Robbie and Randy along with Bob Pina left several months later to form Rolls Hardly – no Kitchen left in the Coals)

Special thanks to Bruno Ceriotti who compiled the bulk of this listing and corrected some dates/venues we added.  This is a partial listing of most of our gigs as best we can determine or remember when and where they occurred. 

"The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand;
the angels come to visit us and we only know them when they are gone
"
-- George Elliot

"Sure we could have been famous and made albums and stuff, but that would have been predictable.  This way it's poetry"
-- Joey "The Lips" Fagen in "The Commitments"


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