Greg Allen's Fringe Religion is wrapping up a new
album. Greg talks about that on the podcast called Joe Public
Speaking. They play a demo of a hysterical song titled “I
Need a Face Lift”. Greg is a great guest because he has colorful
stories galore and boy does he have a long rock history. He has lived
the rock and roll life. Listen here Joe
Lincoln of Color Killer was interviewed on
the podcast The Dummy Room. They gave Lincoln plenty of time
and the interview is very relaxed. They played the Color Killer versions of
“Hey Suburbia” and “Crocodile Rock”. There's a Color
Killer documentary that's ready to be seen as soon as theatres get going again.
The show also debuts two new songs by the Queers!! Hear the podcast here: The
We tuned in to get the unique experience that is the Dug McCormack art
As he does his art he gets donations and the money goes to many good causes.
Dug is very generous that way and also in using his platform to spread the word
on worthy causes and other events happening online.
On the soundtrack in the background: Captain Beefheart, Jerry Lee Lewis, Santo
& Johnny (“Misty” this time) and Velvet Underground.
He went at a painting of a weasel then to a painting of skeletons of animals
that don’t exist. He never rushes. He talks about what he is doing and
then goes about painting slowly and methodically. Part of the fun is to see
how he gets to his goal this way.
Before actually seeing this we can’t image that we would look at a show
like it. But there we were for the second week taking it in learning about painting
and loving it!!
Catch it on Thursdays at 6 pm on Dug’s
Comning up on September 27th is a show you 'll want to catch: Atomic
Fez Fundraiser for Once in Somerville. It's a A virtual video performance
by fourteen of New England's best artists and bands including Little
Billy Lost, Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones, Lynda Mandolyn (Tiger Bomb),
Dan Kopko, Jennifer D'Angora, State of The Union, Gene Dante, Emily Doran (The
Gala), Jim Gerdeman (The I Want You), John Powhida, Muck and The Mires, Kid
Gulliver, Lily Black...FB
The NY Times had a story on Monday on Creem:
America's Only Rock 'N' Roll Magazine, a documentary about
the rise and fall of Creem Magazine. Creem
was in the pre-punk
era but was very irreverent and a lot of future punks were fans, especially
of Lester Bangs. It was in the pages of Creem and Rock
Scene that we learned about The New York Dolls, Patti Smith, The
Clash and the Sex Pistols! And where loads of future punks reached out
for pen pals (that's what we did before the internet!) In 1976 Creem
had a circulation of 210,000. It had the attitude and grit of its Detroit
The Creem people have future plans: “An intellectual-property
lawyer, JJ Kramer spent 20 years gathering the rights to the old material, and
is eager to make the magazine’s archive available for a new generation.
To coincide with the film’s release, a limited-edition best-of-Creem issue
will be available on newsstands on Nov. 1, and additional print editions are
being considered, as well as a TV show.”
Check out the trailer
here. Here's The
NY Times article.
The Regent Theatre in Arlington is streaming the movie from
this Aug 7 to Mon Aug 20. So go to the Regent
streaming page to watch!
Patti Smith continues her intimate feeling live show An
Evening of Words and Music but now it's streaming online . She reads
from her most recent book, Year of the Monkey and
performs songs her longtime bandmate Tony Shanahan. Cinematographer Matthew
Schroeder filmed the show. It was performed and recorded at the Murmrr Theatre
in Brooklyn, Tickets cost $30 each and come with a new paperback copy of Year
of the Monkey. You can purchase tickets via the
Murmrr website. We've been to a couple of Patti's shows (like
this one in 2016 and
this one in 2017) and they are always well worth the price of the ticket.
Green Day is streaming a live concert FREE from Fenway Park
on August 27th. You just have to register
We were thrilled when the group 1.4.5.
reformed and gave us
many memorable moments in the last few years. Now there is a entire 1.4.5.
set from 1988 at Bunratty’s posted on YouTube. Truth be told, they sound
pretty much the same. They do a cover of “Gimme, Gimme Good Lovin’”
by Crazy Elephant amidst their own songs. Right after that they do “Third
Rail” one of our fave 1.4.5.
After decades Sparks still seem like they came from outer
space. Their sound has been described as glam-pop but that doesn’t begin
to reveal all that’s going on in their music. It turns out that filmmaker
Edgar Wright has been deemed trustworthy enough to film a documentary on Ron
and Russell. Wright has worked on the likes of 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot
Fuzz'. There’s no title as yet but this could not fail to be interesting.
Sparks were going to do a short tour this year but Covid put a stop to that.
info from The List
On the radio .....
A Crash Course for the Ravers brightened up our Saturday as
usual with it’s 1 to 4pm slot on
A stand out tune was “Here I’ll Stay” by Tiger
Bomb. It starts with that Bo Diddly beat but they take it to
another place…and then it was a double hit of Jay Allen
and the Archcriminals. “Chopped Liver” and “Little
The quality of Jerry Lehane’s “Runaway With You”
was reinforced by hearing it in the line-up. The songwriting and the smooth
performance seal Jerry’s standing as one of Boston’s biggest talents.
Brian had a lot of faves in the show: The Stooges, Stranglers, Cars and Cheap
Sara J on Gorilla Got Me (WMBR Friday 4pm)
’s “Little Daggers”. She played a new release
of the song "Stable" that's a collaboration between James
of the Stooges and Deniz Tek
of the Radio
Birdman. That sounded fine. There’s an album, Two to One
out in September. A little more info here on Noise
. And watch the video
of “Stable” here.
Joanie Lindstrom ended her Late Risers Show
this week with “City on a Hill” by OC45. It's a
politically scathing song released just before the coronavirus hit. OC45 is
raising their game all the time, we hope this hiatus doesn’t slow them
down. Meanwhile this song can be found on the Quarantine Age Wasteland:
A Benefit for Boston’s Small Venues. Proceeds do exactly
what the title says. So get in there and buy the album. HERE!!
On Mook's Friday version of the Late Risers Club he played "I Fall
in Love Every Night" by Born Ruffians. The song has a lot of energy
but also has older rock influences wrapped in indie pop. It was notable
because it doesn't sound like anything else out there beginning with
the horn heavy beginning. The Group is from Toronto. Give it a listen.
And ..... Sara and Joanie are prepping for
their Swede Stampede on August 20 and 21.
The last one was in November of 2007. Joanie starts the onslaught
of Swede on her 10 to noon Late Risers Club Show on Thursday 8/20 and Sara J
continues on her Gorilla Got Me show on Friday 8/21. They do all the hard work
by getting all the tunes lined up, you just listen and enjoy.
Hey bands dying to play live....Ralph's in Worcester is now
booking bands for their outdoor patio!! Wanna play? Email: ralphsbooking
In September Mach Bell will release an audio version of his
book Once A Rocker, Always A Rocker. Narrating will
be Mach and Earthquake Morton with guest spots by DJ
Carter Alan and Joe Perry himself. For now the book
is available on Amazon.
Don't foget - Replay at The Midway - replays of past
performances every Wednesday from 6 to 9pm. It looks like they will
play just one or two songs by as many as 14 artists. Sounds like a great
idea to us. The schedule is listed below. Check out the Midway
Facebook page to keep a closer track. Have a video you would like
to submit? Email TinyOakBooking @ gmail . com
Online/Live Streaming stuff:
Wednesday 8/12 - 6-9PM - Replay at The Midway with Jaya The
Cat, Classic Ruins, TRiPLE THiCK, Death & Taxes, The Prime Movers, Electric
Mummy, Nick Curran The One and Only Tribute Page, Jay Allen and The Archcriminals,
Mellow Bravo, The Sprained Ankles, Johnny & the Jumper Cables, Guns of Navarone,
Gunpowder Gelatine, Surf's Up Spicoli,
Wednesday 8/19 - 6-9PM -Replay at The Midway with Lenny Lashley's
Gang Of One, The Incredible Casuals, Street Dogs, The Old Firm Casuals, Big
Dipper, Koffin Kats, The Old Edison, The Killer Abs, The New Frustrations, The
Spoilers, The Arkhams, Al & the Black Cats,
Wednesday 8/26 - 6-9PM -Replay at The Midway with Sidewalk
Driver, Varsity Drag, The Ale Marys, The Robot Knights, Shadwell, Wendi Faren,
Chad Raines & The Simple Pleasures, The Motion Sick, Lovewhip, John Powhida
Thursday 8/27 Free Live Green Day concert
from Fenway. 5:30 Pm Register
Saturday September 27th 8-10 PM - Atomic Fez Fundraiser
for Once in Somerville. It's a A virtual video performance by fourteen
of New England's best artists and bands including Little Billy Lost,
Smitt E. Smitty & The Feztones, Lynda Mandolyn (Tiger Bomb), Dan Kopko,
Jennifer D'Angora, State of The Union, Gene Dante, Emily Doran (The Gala), Jim
Gerdeman (The I Want You), John Powhida, Muck and The Mires, Kid Gulliver, Lily
Gigs possibly, hopefully coming up....
October 28, (Wednesday) Einstürzende
Neubauten - The Year of the Rat Tour - The Wilbur Theater Facebook
Thursday December 17 -7-9:30PM - Talkin’
to Dracula and his Crew: Goth subculture and horror, a lecture - Miskatonic
Institute of Horror Studies Brooklyn NY FB
January 16, 2021 (Saturday) New Date
- The Schizophonics, Muck and the Mires at ONCE Lounge Early
Show: 5:30 PM – 8 PM
February 17, 2021 (Saturday) Rescheduled
- Swans w/ Anna von Hausswolff at the Paradise
April 19, 2021 (Monday) Rescheduled -
Dead Can Dance at The Wang Theater
April 29, 2021 (Thursday) Circle
Jerks Plus Special Guests at the paradise (this is a rekedged show)
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