FROM Bryan Ray Turcotte
'It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era' In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, some of the biggest bands from the burgeoning alternative rock scene used to play a tiny coffeehouse in Arlington Heights — Jabberjaw. From L7 to the Make-Up, Bratmobile and Nirvana, the club was the place to be for a certain subset of the L.A. music scene, far from the Sunset Strip. A new book called It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era collects the photos and flyers and memories the legendary venue. From 'It All Dies Anyway: LA, Jabberjaw, and the End of an Era'
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