|What I know about the Pointe East is very little actually. I've been there a few times, although possibly under a different name. Wasn't it also the Poison Apple or something? It was located on US 30 just over the IN state line in Lynwood, IL. It's proximity made it a convenient and popular hangout for Region Rats. For some more on this venue I defer to the superior knowledge of Mr. Tom Lounges of Xrock, Night Rock, and Midwest Beat fame:
"Pointe East was arguably the South Sideís greatest local rock venue ever!
Sadly, when the Illinois laws changed, requiring that club patrons had to be 21 to enter as well as to drink alcohol, it sounded the death knell for many of the big clubs of the day.
Pointe East closed itís doors in the summer of 1983, making this the 20th anniversary of itís demise. Has it really been that long? In some ways, yes. In other ways, it seems like just yesterday.
During itís six year run, the spacious Lynwood concert hall played host to a virtual Whoís Who of classic musical groups.
The rock talent there ranged from Blood, Sweat & Tears, to The Plasmatics, to Humble Pie, to The Joe Perry Project, to having the first U.S. date by such imported bands of the day as Girlschool, Angel City, Max Webster and Goddo.
We also presented such blues icons as B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Willie Dixon. The club even hosted the very first Iron Maiden concert ever in Chicagoland back around Ď80-Ď81. I still have the actual 16-song set list the Paul Dianno-lead band played from that show.
I used the word "we" in the last paragraph regarding the shows, because I was/am very proud to have been a part of a magnificent team of folks that made the Pointe East the best Midwest rock venue ever." ~ Tom Lounges
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|6-02-79||Cartune||Infamous Insane Coho Lips Disco Demolition rally hosted by Steve Dahl .|
|6-27-81||Iron Maiden||Very first concert in Chicagoland.|
|7-81||Plasmatics||Wendy O Williams arrested after this show? Or was it 10-23-81?|
|10-23-81||Plasmatics||Wendy O Williams arrested after this show? Or was it 7-81?|
|4-23-82||Girlschool||First US concert.|
|Early 80s||999||w Alleycats, Dave & The Happenings (James Chance Bros Band)|
|Unknown||Killers||Might have opened for Iron Maiden.|
|Unknown||Blood, Sweat, & Tears||Opening act: Arsenio Hall|
|Unknown||Humble Pie||with Stever Marriott|
|Unknown||Joe Perry Project|
|Unknown||M&R Rush||Former Pointe East house band.|
|Unknown||Shuddup & Drive||Played their first show at Pointe East.|
|Unknown||Chameleon||Featuring Yanni on keyboard.|
|Unknown||Gamma||with Ronnie Montrose|
|Unknown||Papa John Creach|