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The Trauma Club

Former Location –
The Trauma Club’s proprietor was Manny Rubin, who also ran The 2nd Fret on Sansom Street, considered one of Philadelphia’s leading folk clubs. The Trauma was a pretty small place, and was referred to as a psychedelic nightclub. It looked like a normal neighborhood bar when you first walked in and did not know that upstairs was a stage complete with an early light show.

Notable Rock Concerts held at The Trauma Club include:

5/4/1968 – Small Faces
4/21/1968 – Tim Buckley
3/17/1968 – The Velvet Underground
3/3/1968 – Electric Flag
1/20/1968 – Moby Grape
12/27/1967 – The Mothers of Invention
12/2/1967 – Strawberry Alarm Clark
10/28/1967 – The Chambers Brothers
10/14/1967 – Canned Heat
10/1/1967 – The Youngbloods

The Trauma Club
2121 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

The Trauma Club