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Pandamonium (spelled wrong on purpose) started in early 1999 as a arcade and internet gaming site on Bardstown Road across from the army surplus store that has been there since the dawn of time. After a few months, punks and hardcore kids started contacting the place to have shows there, and it didn't take long for the place to realize it was easier to make money off of shows than just video games.

The first show there was with Skam Impaired and The Lynnwoods, with The Revenants and The Vagrants playing the second... but soon hardcore or more usually metal "core" bands started kicking out the jams there as well, with the Armbar riot happening there. The Revenants handled much of the booking.

Pandamonium closed in 2001 due to neighborhood complaints as well as financial restraints caused by increased rent as more of the area was becoming increasingly gentrified. The complaints and police visits became more and more frequent and the result was a deterioration of crowds. Also contributing to the demise was the opening of The Brycc House, which became an alternate place to see all-aged shows in the Highlands neighborhood.

The building was converted into a Book and Music Exchange.

Bands to play there:

National acts to play there:

  • The Undead
  • Against All Authority
  • Alkaline Trio
  • American Nightmare
  • Bane
  • Mu330
  • Tender Blindspot
  • Radar Mercury
  • Grade
  • Error Type 11
  • Cherry Valence
  • Teen Idols
  • Walls of Jericho
  • Pitboss 2K
  • Rx Bandits
  • The Cave In
  • Isis
  • Burn It Down
  • Ass Chapel
  • Disenchanted