Sasha Rubel and Pogo Studio Photographs and Papers

Overview

Scope and Contents

Biographical Note

Subject Terms

Administrative Information

Detailed Description

Rubel Family Photographs and Papers

Local Bands

Recordings



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Collection Overview

Title: Sasha Rubel and Pogo Studio Photographs and Papers, 1974-2005Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: 12/9/134

Primary Creator: Rubel, Natasha (1964-)

Extent: 1.0 cubic feet

Arrangement: Organized in three series: Series 1, Rubel Family Photographs and Papers, 1974-2005; Series 2, Local Bands, 1983-1989; and Series 3, Recordings, 1968-1993.

Date Acquired: 01/17/2014

Subjects: Mabels, Music - United States, Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign, Rock Music

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

Consists of audio recordings, photographs, newsclippings, business records, broadsides, correspondence, and memorabilia documenting Urbana-Champaign's local music scene, the work of Pogo Studio, and the musical performances of the rock bands Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets and the Vertebrats between 1968 and 2005.

Biographical Note

Natasha "Sasha" Rubel was born in 1964 in Champaign, Illinois to Lee A. Rubel, a computer scientist and mathematician at the University of Illinois (1958-1993), and Nina Rubel, who worked as a journalist for the Urbana Courier and News-Gazette between 1958 and the 1990s.  Sasha Rubel earned her Bachelor of Science in Art degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1986 and her Master of Art in Art Therapy from Chicago's School of the Art Institute in 1990.  Growing up in the Urbana-Champaign community during the 1980s gave her many opportunities to attend rock concerts held at Mabel's, a popular venue for local and regional rock bands such as the Vertebrats and Captain Rat, for which her older brother, Mark Rubel, played bass guitar.  When her fake ID no longer enabled her to get into the popular music venues where these local band played because she was considered a minor, her parents would take turns chaperoning her in these bars.  "My dad would do mathematics in the dressing room, smoking a cigar, with napkins stuffed in his ears to block out the sound, oblivious to the hubbum around him.  For me, I loved the music and the crowd. It was electric."  After completing her Master of Art degree, she returned to the Urbana-Champaign community to pursue her career as an artist.

Subject/Index Terms

Mabels
Music - United States
Popular Music--Illinois--Urbana-Champaign
Rock Music

Administrative Information

Repository: The Sousa Archives and Center for American Music

Acquisition Source: Sasha Rubel

Acquisition Method: Gift


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Series 1: Rubel Family Photographs and Papers, 1974-2005Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Rubel Family Photographs, 1974-1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Picture captions written on back of photographs. Pictures include the Rubels' trip to Italy, Denmark, Lego Land, St. Louis, and a car trip back from Williamstown.
Folder 2: Rubel Family Photographs, 1982-1984Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 1 of 2. Picture captions written on back of photographs. Includes pictures of the Bascom Hill Croquet Club, Rubels' trip to Milwaukee, Santa Monica Pier, CA, Venice, CA.
Folder 3: Rubel Family Photographs, 1978-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folder 2 of 2. Pictures captioned on back of photographs. Pictures include photographs of the Rubel family in Champaign, IL.
Folder 4: Rubel Family Photographs, 1979Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pictures have been rehoused from original photograph sleeves to better preserve them.
Folder 5: Rubel Family Photographs of the Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets band, 1984-1985Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pictures include photographs of the Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets band.
Folder 6: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets Group Pictures, UndatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
One photograph is autographed
Folder 7: Rubel Family newpaper clippings and personal papers, 1988-2005Add to your cart.
Includes a newspaper wedding announcement of Nancy Hermans and Mark Burrill Rubel and a newspaper article on the Rubel Family involvement in a fundraiser for the Champaign County Humane Society.
Series 2: Local Bands, 1983-1989Add to your cart.
Includes newspaper clippings, flyers, memoribilia, and programs for the Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets band as well as the Rock City Rebels band.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 8: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets newspaper clippings, 1986-1989Add to your cart.
Folder 9: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets flyers, reviews, and programs, 1983-1988Add to your cart.
Folder 10: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets memorabilia, undatedAdd to your cart.
Folder 11: Josh Gottheil newspaper clipping, 1989Add to your cart.
Folder 12: Rock City Rebels flyers, reviews, and newspaper clippings, 1987Add to your cart.
Box 3Add to your cart.
Item 1: Vertebrats t-shirtAdd to your cart.
Item 2: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets WristwatchAdd to your cart.
Item 3: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets WristwatchAdd to your cart.
Wristband is missing
Series 3: Recordings, 1980-1993Add to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 13: Pogo Recording Studio flyers, newspaper clippings, and business cards, 1989Add to your cart.
Includes a business card from Faithful Sound Studios. Mark Rubel worked at Faithful Sound Studios before starting Pogo Records.
Folder 14: The Fightin' Illini in Pasadena, Be True to Your School - Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, Pogo Records, 2 copies, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 15: Run Rudolph Run, Blue Christmas, Little St. Nick, Jingle Bells Rock - Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, Pogo Records, 2 copies, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 16: Worst comes to Worst, Too Late (to change your mind) - Nines, Pogo Records; Can't Think, American Dream - Organ Donor, Engineered by Mark Rubel, 1983; 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 17: Inside Out, Shakin 209, Everything is Falling - B-Lovers, Engineered by Mark Rubel, Be Warm Soon, You're Not Free, Boy on a Roof - The Outnumbered, Produced and Engineered by Mark Rubel, 1982, 1983Add to your cart.
Folder 18: Another Face, Look (the other way) - Ack-Ack!, Tupelo Dust, Rock of Graces - Big Daddy Sun and the Outer Planets, 1985, 1980Add to your cart.
Folder 19: Some Things Never Change, It Should be Alright by Now - The Big Maybe, Future Amnesia, Fuckheads (uncool slamming), Zen Punk - Breeders, 1986-1987, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 20: Say Do, Can't Stop - Shells, Today, Looking at You - Reaction Formation, 1986Add to your cart.
Folder 21: The Holy Dance, Whitefriars - The Arms of Someone New, Jackie's Gone, Diamonds in the Rough (Nineteen) - The Vertebrats, 1984, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 22: (Love in the) Twilight Zone, Kidnapped, No girl, Vanessa - The Rocking Clones, 1982, 1981Add to your cart.
Folder 23: Paint a Pretty Picture, Construction, One Possession, Couples - Last Gentlemen, 1984Add to your cart.
Folder 24: Bodies in the Backyard, Pretty Mouth, You're Not in L.A. Anymore, Bad Chemical - Firsthingsfirst, 1982Add to your cart.
Folder 25: Romanticide, It's a Crime - Combo Audio, Goodbye Mr. Policeman, 1 Dead Hippy - Didjits Love Sicle, 1982 and 1989Add to your cart.
Box 2Add to your cart.
Item 1: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pogo Records. Cassette tape. Side A: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas, Baby.
Item 2: Captain Rat and the Blind Rivets, undatedAdd to your cart.
Pogo Records. Cassette tape. Side A: Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree, Merry Christmas, Baby.
Item 3: Karen Hellyer, "Peon Queen", 1991 and 1993Add to your cart.
Pogo Records. Cassette tape. Side A: Month of March, Can't Figure it Out, Peon Queen, It Takes Time, Courage Song, Intergalactic Hitchhiker. Side B: Fly, Hangin' with the Boys, Sleepy Dawg (Rag), Housework, View from a Bridge, Watch the Falling.
Item 4: The Last Straw, 1990Add to your cart.
Pogo Records. Cassette tape. Side A: Scary Thing, Lust Again, No One in Particular, Muleskinner Blues, Arkansas Traveler, Almost There, Old Soul. Side B: Ole Slewfoot, Tonya, Somewhere Else, Last Train, Will the Circle be Unbroken, The Squawk, Common Stompin'.
Item 5: The New Duncan Imperials, "Loserville", 1993Add to your cart.
Recorded at Pogo Studios. Cassette tape. Side A: Tilt-A-Whirl, Loserville, Skipper & Prince, Ugly Stick, If I Liked You, Running with a Fork in My Mouth, Queen of Venus, Shitload of Kisses, Today's Tom Sawyer, 2 Hearts on the Dance Floor. Side B: It's Not Unusual, Turkey Neck, Fan it and Cool it, Shut Up and Drive, Clock in My Pocket, Shotgun, Kill me Now, Boo Boo the Kitty, Haircut and New Shoes, Jivin'.
Item 6: Rock City Rebels, for Sasha, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Studio tape. Cassette tape. Side A: Virtue (The Waiting), Everyday in a Real Cool Way, Flight of the Songbird.
Item 7: Vertebrats, Live at Pogo Studios, August 31, 1992Add to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 8: Area, "White Canvas New Hope", 1986Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Disappear Here, The Blue Spark, Crystal, Michael Writes his Parents, Copper, A Fine and Still Line, All About Money, Parachute, Sincerely Charlotte, White Canvas New Hope, Higher Than Heaven.
Item 9: The Arms of Someone New, "Love, Power & Justice", 1986Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Silhouette, Hollywood, No City Fun, Next Year in Jerusalem, Summer Dress. Side B: Your Evening At Home, The Sense of an Ending, Believe Me, Out Town, Everything at Once.
Item 10: Better Than God, 1986Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Radio Now - The Arms of Someone New, Uptown - The Arms of Someone New, Radio Bombay - Ack-Ack!, Pretty Babies Invade Moscow - Ack-Ack!, You're a Good One - Secret Goldfish, Big Decline - Secret Goldfish, Kingston Town - Pete Govert. Side B: Museum - Nick Rudd, Science Dub - Nick Rudd, Air to Blade - Tim Hanafee, Million Times - Tim Hanafee, Disappear Here - Area, The Blue Spark - Area.
Item 11: B-Lovers at Mabels, December 29, 1983Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Unknown song, I Want You, South Shore, Shoot the Moon, Between the Space, Anytime but this Time, Soul Doubt, Favorite Matches, My Parade, Waste My Time. Side B: Three Sisters, Unknown song, Let's Talk About Gods, Cats Away, Undertow, Faster, 28 Days, Everything is Falling, Out into the Light, Talking to Statues, Psychotic Reaction, When Tomorrow comes.
Item 12: B-Lovers at Heartbreak Hotel, St. Louis, Fall 1982Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Out into the Light, She Really Talks, Fire Escape, No Last Words, Let's Fall in Love, Holocaust, Between the Space, 28 Days, Where Do You Come From, Unknown song, Spark, Disarray. Side B: Unknown song, Pumping for Jill, Last Night, Unknown song, Heat, Soul Doubt, Unknown song, Stomping All Over the World, Waste My Time, Unknown song, Now and Again, Random Words, Shakin 209.
Item 13: The Breeders, "Things Happen", 1985Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Man Who's Not There, Conventional War, Gone, Mental Ease. Side B: Do You Hate Me Now, Grey and Red, Camera Love, Empty Handed.
Item 14: Captain Rat and the Blind RivetsAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 15: Sounds Over Kiddie City, 1982Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Downtown - Mixed Company, Speakeasy - Mixed Company, Reclaim - Mixed Company, P's and U's - Abandon, What I Want - Abandon, 1-2, 1-2, Abandon, Crazy Joe's - Big Daddy Sun and the Outer Planets, The Outer Planets - Big Daddy Sun and the Outer Planets. Side B: I Don't Like Memphis - The First Things, Bodies - The First Things, Water is Water - Tim Hanafee, Oceans & Prostitutes - Tim Hanafee, Memorial - Tim Hanafee, Light at the Crossroads - Little Death, Burn Away - Little Death.
Item 16: The Elvis Brothers, "Adventure Time", 1985Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Burnin' Desire, Somebody Call the Police, Don't Take My Guns Away, Holy Moly, Crosswinds. Side B: Count to Three, I Wonder Why, Akiko Shinoda, Chin Up, Big Ideas.
Item 17: The Farmboys, "Ditch Valley", 1985Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Take the Blame, Ashtray, In Three Days. Side B: Over and Again, Run Away, Nothing's Wrong (Tell Me).
Item 18: Hot Glue Gun, "Tater-tots", UndatedAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Punk Funk, So Mean, Get Hip, Tilt-A-Whirl of Love, We Go.
Item 19: Lonely Trailer, 1987Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Speck Meets Manson, Barbed Wire, Man with a Broom, Why'd he Blow his Brains Out, Paint My House. Side B: Speck Meets Manson, Gone to Hell, Heavy Jail, Plane Crash on my Head, Blue with Water, Touching Dirt.
Item 20: Mixed Company live at Mabels, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 21: Mixed Company, 1983Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Downtown, Dionysus, From the Hip.
Item 22: Mixed Company, April 3, 1982Add to your cart.
ZBT Dance-a-thon. Cassette tape.
Item 23: Pete Govert - Nairobi, 1986Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Majengo, Rangeland, Liza. Side B: Still, Lonely Lane, Missing Me.
Item 24: Parkland Camerata Dad's B'Day, 1988Add to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 25: Psychedelic Boneyard #1, UndatedAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape.
Item 26: Nick Rudd, "Spine Trail", 1986Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Spine Trail, Science Head, Museum, North to South. Side B: Innocent Green, Some Things Never Change, Blur, Twilight.
Item 27: Turning Curious, "You're Alive You're Dead", UndatedAdd to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Back in Your Time, Intangible, My Parade, Area. Side B: That's Right, High Noon, Cat and Mouse.
Item 28: Turning Curious, December 10, 1984Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Pumphouse, Anytime But This Time, That's Right, Three Sisters, Let's Talk About Gods, Intangible, Undertow, Black Crow, My Parade, Think About You, Fire Escape. Side B: Some Things Never Change, High Noon, Cat and Mouse, The Pursuit of Happiness, Tightrope.
Item 29: WeIRD SuMMer, "deja VU", 1985Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Willow Weeps, The Hands are Mine, Obvious. Side B: A Knight These Days, She's Got an Engine Down, Get Going!
Item 30: Vertebrats I, Dance Marathon, 1982Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: Anyday, Left in the Dark, Try, try Again, Turn on Your Face, Never Felt Like This Before, Jackie's Gone, Oklahoma, Face Got You Floored, Instrumental, Johnny Avant, Don't Think About it, Red Light District of Love.
Item 31: Vertebrats II, Dance Marathon, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: You're so Beautiful, Don't Think About It, Put Your Toys Away, Everything You Do, They Have Never Been in Love, Teen Scene, Face got You Floored, Looking for Another Strike, Jackie's Gone, Hold on, I'm Coming, Burn Center, Don't ask Me Baby, Tomorrow's Door. Side B: Try, Try Again, Left in the Dark, Turn on Your Face, I Like You, Red Light District of Love, Anyday, Johnny Avant, Diamons, Secret Agent Man, Turn on Your Face - Demo, Oklahoma - Demo, Everything You Do - Demo, Teen Scene - Demo, I Like You - Demo, Robbery - Demo.
Item 32: 1 Vertebrats, April 24, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Diamonds Killed in the Rough, Don't Think About it, Tomorrow's Door, Try Again, Never Been in Love, Girls of the World, The Brat, Electric Chair. Side B: Red Light District of Love, Secret Agent Man, Johnny Avant, Anyday Now, The Loner, California Sun, The Last Time, This is Not Earth.
Item 33: 2 Vertebrats, April 24, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: Live Next Door, Put Your Toys Away, Don't Cry no Tears, Lover Please, Everything You Do, Some Like it Hot, Turn on Your Face, Jackie's Gone, Hearful of Soul, Red Hot. Side B: Tammy, Teen Seen, Robbery, How Come, Hurricane, Strike, Almost Saturday Night, Don't Ask Me.
Item 34: 3 Vertebrats, April 24, 1981 and May 9, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: Burn Center, Abul and Cleo, Get off My Cloud, Wanna be Your Dog, Hold on, I'm Coming, Face Got You Floored, Trouble Boys, Green River. Side B: Johnny Avant, Trouble Boys, Feel a Whole Lot Better, Teen Seen, She's Digging, Diamons, Anyday Now.
Item 35: 4 Vertebrats, December 20, 1980Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: Powderfinger, Put Your Toys Away, Everything You Do, Sounds of the Street, Some Like it Hot, Strike, Jackie's Gone. Side B: Fusebox, Adbul and Cleopatra, Lover Please, Connection, Face Got You Floored, Live Next Door, Don't Think About it, Left in the Dark.
Item 36: 5 Vertebrats, December 20, 1980Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Recorded at Mabels. Side A: Teen Seen, Hurricane, The Brat, Red Hot, Border Wars, Secret Agent Man, Diamons in the Rough, Burn Center. Side B: Electric Chair, Robbery, This is Not Earth, Once in a While, Girls of the World, Every Once in a While, Trouble Boys, The Brat.
Item 37: 6 Vertebrats, February 14, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Hold On, I'm Coming, Robbery, Johnny Avant, How Come You Don't Like Me, Don't Think About it, Turn on Your Face, Strike, Diamonds. Side B: Fusebox, Teen Scene, Spin Away, Red Light District, Anyday Now, Live Next Door, Try Again, Hearts in Her Eyes.
Item 38: 7 Vertebrats, April 5, 1981Add to your cart.
Cassette tape. Side A: Live Next Door, Don't Think About it, Put Your Toys Away, Everything You Do, They've Never Been in Love, Teen Scene, Face Got You Floored, Strike, Jackie's Gone, Hold on, I'm Coming, Burn Center, Don't Ask Me Baby, Tomorrow's Door. Side B: Try, Try Again, Left in the Dark, Turn on Your Face, How Come You Don't Like Me, Red Light District of Love, Johnny Avant, Anyday Now, Damonds in the Rough, Secret Agent Man.

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