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Barbecue Barn was here.

This was a small rock club, circa late 70s, early 80s. The When Punk Came to Town article on the Web mentions Kenn Kweder playing there, and the Beatoffs.

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Location: Thomas Anthonys Hair Studio , 234 South 11th Street , SW Corner 11th and Locust Sts., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107, United States
Listing Category: Bars and Taverns, Night Clubs, Concerts, Music Festivals
Virtual / Real: Virtual
Created Date: 06-24-2018

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Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : There is a workers compensation claim opinion online, Webster v. WCAB, in which an employees estate alleged that the employee was stabbed to death while working at the Barbecue Barn.
Date : 2015-08-31

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : 00.
Date : 2015-08-31

Name : Joe Brett
Email : jbrett111@comcast.net
Comments : Yes, the Google map reference is misplaced south by a half-block. I managed that joint for a while in 1979-80, and my first hire was the inimitable Kenn Kweder as night bartender. Kenn and friends built a stage above the beer cooler and put on some truly weird and amazing shows there. After I was fired my replacement was stabbed while trying to break-up a domestic dispute between two women. He managed to get across the street to Jefferson Hospital, where he died of his wounds.
Date : 2015-12-18

Name : plaquemaster
Email : sjkc0072@aol.com
Comments : Thank you, Joe, for the information. It is a sad story about the manager being killed. ... I was in the place for a couple of shows, but cant remember exactly who I saw. It could have been the Ben Wah Torpedos, or a band associated with Jeff Doctor Dirty Harris. I know it wasnt Kweder. Ben Vaughn Combo, maybe.
Date : 2015-12-18

Name : Joe Brett
Email : jbrett111@comcast.net
Comments : Youre very welcome. I neglected to mention that before I hired Kenn the bar was just a dive-bar with no food (despite the name) and very few customers. Kenn was parking cars at the time, and when he came in asking about a job I jumped at the chance to hire him, since his name was very familiar to me from the Secret Kidds posters plastered on telephone poles in my neighborhood. It was Kenn who made the place into a venue, and Kenn who filled the joint. Oh, and the place was owned by Barry Sandrow, who also owned Doc Watsons in the next block.
Date : 2015-12-18

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