"I was asked, in response to my message about the band A.K.A.,: what was "The Party Room". The party room was a rental spot at 27th and Randolph streets in Lincoln that was one of the 2 birthplaces of punk/alternative shows in Lincoln. The other was way out west of town beyond the city limits in a restaraunt/bar called the "El Ranchito". The El Ranchito was interesting partly because it was very old and made of straw bales. The stage was up on the second floor and when people would slam or pogo someone on the first floor could observe their ceiling bowing in time with the music. The actual place origin depends on whom you ask and what bands they considered truly alternative or punk. But whichever venue you defend as the "true origin" of the Lincoln punk scene, the shows began the same year, which was, I believe, 1978 or 79. By 1980 a number of other venues had been discovered and touring bands started getting booked in Lincoln at places like The Drumstick, which is now a McDonalds.