Someone from my Tate Street days recently posted some videos of my old band Warehouse playing the last show of Hot Tamales. Hot Tamales was a Mexican restaurant in Greensboro, NC that had shows in the mid-late 1980s. I played with, and saw a lot of amazing bands there; bands like Token Entry, the Vandals, Flat Duo Jets, and even Gwar! Oh yeah… apparently I was pretty good drummer back in the day.
I spent the better part of my teenage years on Tate Street at Hot Tamales and Galaxy, playing pool, and eating tacos with with fellow punks, skins, goths, skateboarders, and musicians. Though this mini documentary stops when I started going there, I fondly remember many of the bands, venues, restaurants, and people.