In the mid seventies, major label acts were either too commercial or too progressive. FM radio, that had started in such an underground promising manner, was overrun with DJs on the payola train. It was fertile ground for bands that began writing and performing their own material.
Scorgies was the premiere rock and roll club in Rochester, New York between 1977 and 1987. Original bands from all over upstate New York played here as well as national acts like Marianne Faithfull, John Cale, MX-80 Sound, Mutabaruka, The Cramps, Ramones, The Go Gos, Johnny Thunders, Gun Club, Comateens, Alex Chilton, Tom Verlaine, Willie Loco Alexander, X, Mission of Burma, Fear, and 10,000 Maniacs.
Please join this effort to celebrate Scorgies. If your band played Scorgies, send us a link to your site and we’ll include it here. Send us your Scorgies stories.