Flyer of the Week

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Superstars of Love, 2008: a love odyssey

Location

Saint Louis, Missouri, USA

Date

April 23rd, 1994

DJ's Live Performance

Keoki, Scott Hardkiss, Mystic Bill, Davey Dave, Terry Mullan, Jajo, Merlin, Astroboy, Marc Buxton, Jethrox, R.P. Smack, Matt Brendle, Marbe, Droid, The Saint Louis Vibe Tribe, Time Warps to Techno Dimentia, Ray elasquez, Riverman, Sundowners and The Tribe

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Freesia

Location

San Francisco, California, USA

Date

May 14th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Buck, Noel, Doc Martin

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

NASA

Location

New York City, New York , USA

Date

July 24th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

DB, Soul Slinger, Jason Jinx, On-E, MOBY, Dante, Mr Kleen, Jacquelyn Christie

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

NASA

Location

New York City, New York , USA

Date

April 4th, 1993

DJ's Live Performance

Dmitry (Deee-Lite), Destructo (Rave America), Jason Jinx (Nasa), Troposphere (Nasa), DB (Losing his Mind), Minus 8

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Swirl

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Date

NA

DJ's Live Performance

That Girl DJ

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Psycedelic Circus

Location

London, England, United Kindom

Date

December 18th, 1993

DJ's Live Performance

Andy Weatherall, Steve, Proctor, Fabio Paras, Rad Rice, Ware French, Robert Owens, Norman Jay, Mark Moore, Seb Fontaine, Roy the Roach, Biko, Breeze, Steve Goddard, Spenser Broughton, Queen Maxine, Sally Dee, Jannen, Arron, Eddie Piller, Bunny, Chris Sullivan, Martin, Fraser, James White, Jason and Reece, Sabres of Paradise, Robert Owens

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Uplift

Location

Louisville, Kentucky, USA

Date

January 28th, 1995

DJ's Live Performance

Keoki, Josh Wink, Scott Henry, Reese, Astroboy, David Hollands, Cyber Jive, Benman

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Tang

Location

San Francisco, California, USA

Date

NA

DJ's Live Performance

Empira, Raul, Electra

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

X Marks the Spot

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

June 12th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Mark Lewis, Sunny Stone, Mr. Hershey, Dice, Marco R., Willie Survive, Color Blind, Orbit

Media

Newspaper Clipping

Crew, Event

Toon Town, UFO's Are Real

Location

San Francisco, California, USA

Date

1992

DJ's Live Performance

Joey Beltram, Kevin Saunderson, MOBY, Jeno, Doc Martin, Pete Avila, Nikki Rivera, Markie Mark, Spacetime

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Wicked

Location

San Francisco, California, USA

Date

November 14th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Garth, Thomas, Jeno

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Kick Drum

Location

Sacramento, California, USA

Date

July 18th, 1997

DJ's Live Performance

JL, Jeno, Garth, Markie, Markus

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Barbarella

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Date

August 22nd, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Mark E Quark, Dale Charles, Ecstatic, Special Guests

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Wicked

Location

177 Townsend, San Francico, California, USA

Date

December 18th, 1998

DJ's Live Performance

Stacey Pullen, Garth, Jeno, Markie

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Archie Annual

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

January 18th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Barry Weaver, Beej, Ron D Core, Jon Williams, Tony Largo

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Coordinated Chaos

Location

Austin, Texas, USA

Date

NA, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

NA

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Citrusonic

Location

836 North Highland, Hollywood, California, USA

Date

Wednesdays, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Doc Martin, Barry Weaver

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Deliverance

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

July 18th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Dan, Ron D Core, Kandy Man, Jon Williams, Steve Loria, Anything Box

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Destiny

Location

Austin, Texas, USA

Date

January 27th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Keoki, Trance, Markie Mark, Rob Vaughan, Herb, Chris Anderson

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Exult

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

November 14th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Barry Weaver, Ron D Core, Markem, Dan, Culture D, Rankin Thomas, Sean Perry, Mike Messex

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Fab

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

July 3rd, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Darius, Barry Weaver, Steve Loria, Ron D Core, Special Guests

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Faith

Location

860 Garnet Avenue, San Diego, California, USA

Date

March 6th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Ian Colloway, Richardo Antonte, That Girl

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Hug o' War

Location

Sacramento, California, USA

Date

September 3rd, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

NA

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Intoxication

Location

San Francico, California, USA

Date

July 19th, 1997

DJ's Live Performance

Glenn Garcia, Donald Glaude, Jon Bishop, Jeno, Garth, Spun, Simon, Galen, Tony, Dreamer, Spinbadd, Joe Lanzon

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

King Street Garage

Location

174 King Street, San Francico, California, USA

Date

June 6th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Jeno, Markie Mark, Todd Kerry

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Looney Land

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

May 2nd, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Ron D Core, Barry Weaver, Dan, Sean Perry, Moon Pup,Aldo Bender, Co Co T, Tosa, Roots of David

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Turn Your Mind Inside Out

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Date

March 27th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Barry Weaver, Jon Bishop, Mr Silva, Kaos-X

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

A Rave Called Sharon

Location

208 Nueces, Austin, Texas, USA

Date

October 7th, 1995

DJ's Live Performance

DB, On-E, Spun, Bizz, Rob Vaughan, Bryson

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Snapped

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Date

August 20th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Mark E Quark, Dale Charles

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

THOR

Location

Los Angeles, California, USA

Date

April 11th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Ron D Core, Dan, Tony Largo, Barry Weaver, Markem X, Jon Williams, 749, Juanito, Kandyman

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Tilt a Whirl

Location

520 4th Street, San Francico, California, USA

Date

April 4th, 1993

DJ's Live Performance

Carlos, Dutch, La Paix, Jeno, Dan

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Mister Toad Rides Again

Location

10999 Sorrento Valley Road, San Diego, California, USA

Date

March 21st, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

Mark E. Quark, Jon Bishop, Phil Frias

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Who Is Waldo?

Location

San Diego, California, USA

Date

June 5th, 1992

DJ's Live Performance

NA

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Come Unity

Location

1015 Folsom, San Francico, California, USA

Date

January 6th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Josh, Jeno, Garth, Simon

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Come Unity

Location

1015 Folsom, San Francico, California, USA

Date

March 5th, 1991

DJ's Live Performance

Ernie, Garth, Jeno

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Come Unity

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

NA, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

NA

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Love American Style

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

April 24th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Jeno, Garth, Thomas, Spun, Ernie, Alfie, Markie, Funky Disco Lounge

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Get Down Get Down

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

January 22nd, 1993

DJ's Live Performance

Garth, Spun, Dani, Thomas, Shon, Jeno, Simon, Harry Who

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

120 bpm

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

October 24th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Carlos, Dutch, LaPaix, Moonpup

Media

Ameba Rave Record and Clothing Shop Flyer

Crew, Event

Ameba

Location

1732 Haight Street San Francico, California, USA

Date

NA

DJ's Live Performance

NA

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Wicked

Location

King Street Garage 174 King Street San Francico, California, USA

Date

February 3rd, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Tony Humphries, Markie, Garth, Jeno, Thomas

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Soul System

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

April 2nd, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Onions, Mark Farina, Jeno, Garth, Spun

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Mister Rogers' Neighborhood

Location

San Francico Bay Area, California, USA

Date

January 9th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Spun, Ghost, Carlos, E-Mixx

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Pepper

Location

668 Haight San Francico, California, USA

Date

Mondays, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Buck, Josh, Chris Lum, & Guests

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Wicked

Location

King Street Garage 174 King Street San Francico, California, USA

Date

May 1st, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Jeno, Garth, Markie, Thomas

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Care Free Dancing, Care Free Curl Car Wash

Location

177 Townsend San Francico, California, USA

Date

June 23rd, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Roger S., Nikki Rivera, Markie Mark

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

The Love Garage

Location

174 King Street San Francico, California, USA

Date

September 4th and 11th, Year(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Jan Cooley

Media

Flyer

Crew, Event

Toon Town, UFO's are real

Location

San Francico, California, USA

Date

April 11th, 1992(?)

DJ's Live Performance

Joey Beltram, Kevin Saunderson, MOBY, Jeno, Doc Martin, Pete Avila, Nikki Rivera, Markie Mark, Spacetime

Underground, Rave Flyer and Poster Preservation Project
Goal:

To preserve original; Underground, Rave, Club, and Disco memorabilia (flyers, posters, laminates, tickets, etc.).

Why:

As the years go by, old flyers and posters are lost, damaged, thrown away, and recycled. This project is to ensure the flyers and posters are curated and stored in a healthy environment.

Storage:

I have a climate controlled environment where the flyers and posters are curated and stored.

Digitalize:

All flyers and posters under the care of this project will be scanned at a high resolution and shared on this website for anyone in the world to enjoy. Scanning is a byproduct of the curating process. If you would like a high resolution scan of anything you see on this website please email me.

Website:

This website is updated often. Please join our email list to stay up to date. As galleries are added to and updated, emails will be sent out to bring you up to date.

Future plans include designing a database and coding the front end to allow users to;

Search

View a timeline of a filtered search. (Ex: Filter by Wicked, years 1992-1994, accessing.) This will display all Wicked memorabilia; flyers, posters, lams, tickets, etc. in a timeline from the earliest date to latest date. This will show the evolution of flyer and poster design.

Other features on the road map; create user accounts, tag, share, and download sets.

In the interim I have put together THIS SIMPLE GALLERY. Please enjoy!

Books:

Once this project has an expansive collection there will be a series of “coffee table” books dedicated to; Underground, Rave, Club, and Disco memorabilia (flyers, posters, laminates, tickets, etc.) offered via a crowd funding campaign.

Curation Process
1. Find and acquire memorabilia by donation

2. Sort by location

3. Sort alphabetically

Once flyers, posters, and other memorabilia is in the care of the Rave Preservation Project they are sorted alphabetically.

4. Sort each letter

After the memorabilia is sorted alphabetically each letter is sorted by event. One off events or one off memorabilia is sorted alphabetically.

5. Create envelope with event information

An envelope is created for each event for safe storage and archiving. Each envelope is organized by; Event, Country, State or Province, then City or Town.

6. Add envelopes to storage containers

Storage containers are safe and labeled alphabetically stored in a climate controlled room. Each letter storage box contains all the envelopes under that letter.

7. Digitize

Scan memorabilia.

8. Share

Once scanned all is shared with the world on this site.

Founder

Hi, my name is Matthew Johnson. I have been involved with the Underground/Rave scene since the late 1980’s. So many amazing memories. A lot of my friendships cultivated from this scene one way or another. My love for music, art, and fashion, PLUR, and a better today and tomorrow has kept me attracted to this (underground/rave) culture. I have been fortunate to be part of a group in the SF Bay Area called Friends and Family for many years. FnF perpetuates this lifestyle and I could not have asked for a better group of people to experience the last half of my life with and I look forward to growing old with these people.

This project started out as an effort to curate and scan my own flyer and poster collection. I shared this with friends, immediately stories came in about flyer and poster collections; lost, damaged, and other fates that ended in a demise and/or loss that was unrecoverable. Friend after friend told me they wished there was a project dedicated to the preservation of underground and rave memorabilia (flyers, posters, laminates, tickets, etc.) to keep the originals safe while digitalizing the library to share for everyone to enjoy.

I decided to fill a much desired need in the community and built this project in 2013.

Site Updates

PLEASE CONSIDER DONATING TO THIS PROJECT AND PUT YOUR OLD FLYERS AND POSTERS UNDER THE CARE OF THE RAVE PRESERVATION PROJECT.

Newsletter:

Receive email updates when;

Memorabilia is added to the gallery
The "Flyer of the Week" area is updated
Have new donors
and make other updates to the site!

STAY UP TO DATE! Type your email address and hit “SUBSCRIBE” Click here!

Sign up for email updates

If you would like to donate memorabilia please mail to:

*If you live in the bay we can arrange a pick up.

Matthew Johnson
511 Alameda Del Prado #318
Novato, CA 94949

If you would like reimbursement for shipping please let me know.

If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions...

Email:
matthew@ravepreservationproject.com

Mobile:
415-254-1563

If you would like to donate to help cover the cost of servers, archival storage materials, or just to show your appreciation, THANK YOU!

To donate money, PayPal by clicking the button below, donate Bit or Lite coins, or mail a check to:

Matthew Johnson
511 Alameda Del Prado #318
Novato, CA 94949






Please include your name to be added as a donor.

If you would like to remain anonymous let me know.

If you would like me to link to a business or personal website please email me the url.

Donors
Memorabilia

ENGLAND

Weed

UNITED STATES

Alison Ashcroft
Amber Nixon
Brian Behlendorf
Charles Munger
Charlotte The Baroness
Cindy Lopez
Cory Harris
Cosmic Selecta (Space Children, TekFreaks, Opulent Temple)
Dan Seoane
Dana Marlow
Darrell Olson
Dutch Starbuck
ElGeneral
Eva Salyer (Moody Eva)
Flint Hahn
Frank Nitty
Galen Abbott
Goldie Sirois (Goldilox)
Jamie Ross
Janet Foo
JD Chan
Joe Rice
John Kuzich
Kara Williams
Laura McBride
Liz Menon
Madhvi Dalal
Marty Gotera and Grace Dolcini
Martin O'Brien
Matthew Cantu
Matt Levy
Matt E Silver
Matthew P Johnson
Mermaid (M Normal)
Mark Sandstorm
Michael Clement
Michael Valderrama
Mike Wona Warner
Monica L Cardenas
Monty Luke
Pete Avila
Peter Sandifer (Boomerang Fidget) RIP
Phil Spitler
Rudy Munis (EXSTASIS)
Sarah Hope
Scott Osman (DJ SCOTTO)
Shannon Titus
Silver Jones
Sly Williams
Steven McCormick
Steven Sethofer
Sylwia Jarosz
Terry Estioko
Terrac Skiens
TopDawg
Zack Darling

Monetary

Azure Salon
Columbia Pictures
E.J.
Juliet C.
Kathy Johnson
Matthew P Johnson
Mark Sandstorm
Scott N.W.

Expertise