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Uncle Ira's Counter & Culture

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Uncle Ira's Counter & Culture
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Location: Greenwich Village, NY
Purpose: Concert venue

Chris Coolidge's concert takes place at Uncle Ira's in Greenwich Village.

Notable Visitors


Graphic Novel:From the Files of Primatech, Part 1

Angela, Charles, Bob and Daniel sit in Uncle Ira's, a venue where Chris Coolidge is holding a concert, in order to evaluate Chris's ability. There appears to be quite a large crowd there, presumably to see Chris's show. The future Company discusses Chris's talent; while they agree that he's not much of a musician, they say that he somehow seems good at it. After Chris finishes his song however, a group of police officers arrive and claim that Uncle Ira's is over-capacity. Chaos erupts, as Chris claims that they've done this to him three times while another woman says that they don't like the message Chris is sending. After brief moments of hostilities on both sides, Chris claims that he's going to start a riot.

Graphic Novel:From the Files of Primatech, Part 2

The riots that Chris Coolidge started with cops are being handled outside of Uncle Ira's.

Graphic Novel:From the Files of Primatech, Part 7

Uncle Ira's name appears on Chris Coolidge's record when Bob holds it.

Heroes Evolutions

A Hero's Quest

In Hiro's third blog post, "A Sign!", Hiro mentions that he finds a flyer advertising Chris Coolidge's concert on July 12, 1963.

In Hiro's fifth blog post, "Day of Despair in 1963", he posts a newspaper article about the mayhem that interrupted Chris's concert: 350 people rioted, at least seven died, several dozen were injured, and more than 50 were arrested. Hiro decides to investigate the incident.

In Hiro's sixth blog post, "The Loft", Hiro reports that he has time traveled to "that fateful and tragic evening".


  • Graphic novelist Howie Ira Kaplan used his middle name to name this location.
  • The word "ira" means "anger" in several languages.
  • The full name of the location is Uncle Ira's Counter & Culture. The term "counterculture" refers to the social and cultural movement in the 1960s in which people protested what they believed to be injustices. Chris Coolidge and his music seem to be part of this counterculture.
  • The riots that took place at Uncle Ira's on July 12, 1963 were referred to as the "St. Marks Coffeehouse riots". Indeed, the coffeehouse is located on St. Marks Place, near 2nd Avenue. However, in reality, there is no Uncle Ira's at this location.
  • Uncle Ira's is also the name of the company that produces Chris Coolidge's record.
  • The newspaper article about the St. Marks Coffeehouse riots incorrectly names the venue "Uncle Ira's Counter Counter and Culture".


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