The Anthrax

The Anthrax was an all-ages music venue that hosted punk and hardcore shows during the early/mid 1980s.
The actual club was located in the basement of a makeshift art gallery on the then dilapidated west side of Stamford, Connecticut. It was founded by Brian and Shaun Sheridan. In 1986, The Anthrax closed its doors in Stamford, and within 3 months reopened at a larger location in nearby Norwalk, Connecticut, which flourished in a similar manner until November 1990, when a neighboring apartment complex won the decision in a zoning dispute.


The Anthrax was an all-ages music venue that hosted punk and hardcore shows during the early/mid 1980s. The actual club was located in the basement of a makeshift art gallery on the then dilapidated west side of Stamford, Connecticut. It was founded by Brian and Shaun Sheridan. In 1986, The Anthrax closed its doors in Stamford, and within 3 months reopened at a larger location in nearby Norwalk, Connecticut, which flourished in a similar manner until November 1990, when a neighboring apartment complex won the decision in a zoning dispute.
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