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   Here's a little news for ya:

Rat    The film: Let's Go To The Rat is going to be shown at Cape Ann Cinema - Gloucester - on Nov. 6 and at The Brattle Theater sometime soon...keep posted here we'll let ya know as soon as info is available!

   And for your viewing pleasure, on there's a story about 80's Hardcore bands in Boston - it includes info about All Ages-Boston Hardcore The Film and a link to watch it on YouTube, There's also lots of really great photos by Phil'n'Phlash, Debbie Damage and others. Check it out here... . And flash from the past on ebay - there's a old BGN ad from the 80's for sale... Um, we were publishing not so frequently at that time. Only $8.99!!

   And what's coming up.......

Don't forget this weekend there's some cool stuff going on...we are posting this on Saturday so you make these shows:

   The Rat Beach Party set for September 27 & 28 (Sat & Sunday) you get all the info on their Facebook page new bands are being added.

   Crash Safely is coming up in September/October - On Sunday Sept 28th

   At BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL on Sunday Sept 28 is Pipeline! super show ....the line up now is..... 5:00 - 5:40 The F.U.'s / Strawdogs (split set) - 5:55 - 6:35 The Nervous Eaters, 6:50 - 7:30 Men & Volts, 8:00 - 8:40 Bentmen, 88:55 - 9:35 The Flies, 9:50 - 10:30 Anastasia Screamed

FU's    And Monday (9/29) at The Midway!!! The Swindlers, Statutory Apes (Ok it's the RKs!!! On Ace of Hearts Records), Richie Parsons, The Connection- that's a killer show- GO!!! I believe this is the LAST time they are doing these weekday shows so get down there.

   Friday October 3rd at the Middle East down is a Pipeline! at 25 Presents: 50 Years of Boston Rock! with: Fuzzy, Blood Oranges, Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, Tacklebox, Lazy Susan, Buttercup, and Weeping in Fits and Starts

   Another Middle East down Pipeline! Show on Saturday Oct 4 with The Clamdiggers (members of Upper Crust). Orangutang, and Crazy Alice

   And for The Midway early evening show (4PM doors) this Saturday October 4th - Kenne Highland and Eddie Flowers are at it again with The Rockabilly Yobs (mems of The Gizmos/Afrika Korps), Didn't Planet, Wasted Luck (from Germany) and The New Frustrations

   Saturday October 4th O'Brien's has a really good ...and long and early starting show with 3PM doors: DRAGO, The FU's, Black Cheers, Silver Screams, Quiggs and Little Richards can read our write up on the Quiggs and The Black Cheers here from when we saw them at The Midway in March.

   Also on Saturday the 4th there's Cadillac Heart and the Cal Cali Band ~ 2 sets each and NO Cover - free - at The Tavern at the End of the World !

   Next night Sunday Oct 5th Pipeline! has something at The Paradise ...and the current line up added Tree .. so we have : 4:30 - 4:50 Kristina and Carol of Quivvver mini-set, 5:05 - 5:45 High Risk Group , 6:00 - 6:40 Big City Rockers with The Atlantics' Fred Pineau , 6:55 - 7:35 Reddy Teddy, 7:50 - 8:30 Shake the Faith, 8:45 - 9:05 Tree (mini-set), 9:20 - 10:00 Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band and 10:15 - 11:00 Heretix

gig    - another amazing Sunday show on Oct 5th at The Midway will bring us The Vibrators!!! also on the bill MOTO and The Skeleton Beats. And the Vibrators have a new record coming out on Cleopatra Records it's Punk Mania - Back To The Roots: "14 killer reminders (plus 3 more on the CD) as to why Knox, Eddie & Co. have built a long, successful career on their razor sharp riffs and rousing hooks!"....check it out here.

   Wednesday October 8th our own Duck & Cover open for Electric Six and TSWS at the Brighton Music Hall

   On Thursday Oct 9 7 PM there's a night of "Remembering The Tam!" with with Terry Kitchen, Jay Feinstein, and the Memphis Rockabilly Band at Hunneman Hall, The Public Library of Brookline (361 Washington St. Brookline, MA 02445 617-730-2370 and it's free!!! Here's the deal: "Local author and musician Terry Kitchen hosts an evening honoring Brookline's Tam O'Shanter nightclub, featuring music by the Memphis Rockabilly Band and Jay Feinstein of Push Push. Kitchen will also perform and read from his new novel Next Big Thing, set in the 1980s Boston music scene."

   Friday October 10 is Night 2 for Crash Safely Benefit this one's at the Midway again...and there's a great line up with Petty Morals, Gymnasium, Tsunami of Sound and My Own Worst Enemy. The Pipeline! juggernaut continues with SHOW #11 - Fri. Oct. 10 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: 6:30 - 7:10 Luca Brasi, 7:20 - 8:00 Unnatural Axe, 8:10 - 8:50 Permafrost (Miles Dethmuffin), 9:00 - 9:40 Hullabaloo, 9:50 - 10:30 The Red Telephone, 10:40 - 11:20 Orbit, 11:30 - 12:10 Green Magnet School You can get TICKETS here.

   over at Store 54 Bob Colby Presents The Beachcombovers and Mars on Saturday October 11th

   The Gizmos are in Brooklyn at Union Pool on Saturday October 11th this line up will be Kenne Highland, Eddie Flowers, & Ted Niemiec bringing the original 1976/77 Gizmos to NYC w/ assistance from Kenny Kaiser (Afrika Korps), MJ Quirk (Kenne Highland Clan), & Matt Burns (KH Clan, Litehouse and a gazillion other bands) also on the bill: Lame Drivers, Milk Dick, & Liquor Store.

   At Store 54 on Oct 11th - from Bob Colby: This month features two great tastes the surf rock of The Beachcombovers and the power pop of MARS MUSIC that go great together, all at the coolest place to play a show in this town! (we agree!) So come on down and join the party (and bring your own beverages - but no food, please). Doors will be at 8:00, music starts at 9 . There'll be a suggested cash donation at the door.

   For you guys up in the north near Portland you're in for a great show with The Real Kids, Nervous Eaters and The Flipsides are at Geno's tonight October 11. Geets Romo says : "I booked this 1st Portland show with the Real Kids in 1977, and now they're playing their 2nd Portland show on Oct 11, 2014, which I also booked... Sorry for the long wait."(FB page) ..

   Also on October 11th an all day affair with the 9th Annual Hot Rod Fallout in Glastonbury CT - Bands & Continuous Music All Day
Vendors, Food, Booze, and more.....1963 & Older Traditional Styles Vehicles - Hot Rods, Customs, Stock, Race and Bikes

Dling    Now, pre Pipeline Show on Sunday October 12th there 's our fave Roy Sludge Trio at The Midway for a 4PM- 8:30PM show with The Calamity Cubes : with Roy (going on at 6:30-8:30) will be with Jim Scoppa, guitar & Johnny Sciascia, upright bass), The Calamity Cubes (from Kansas) go on at 5PM - all for only 5 bucks my friends…then head on over to the Middle East down for

   Pipeline! Show #13 - Sun. Oct. 12 at The Middle East Downstairs, with The Gizmos (original line up of Highland, Flowers, Neimec), The Bags, The Voodoo Dolls, Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears (Moving Targets), The Underachievers, Carrie Bradley (of Ed's Redeeming Qualities, The Breeders, The Buckets) TICKETS can be bought here

   Monday October 13th there's a special show at Weirdo Records with Eddie Flowers and Kenne Highland , its the day after their Pipeline! show at the Middle East Down. Pre Kenne/Eddie there's CTM opening the night around 8pm and Cryostasium middle things out around 8:30-8:45. If you know the album 'Vernietiging', you'll love the set. Triple guitar attack all coming out of tiny l'il amps. Keep in mind that this is a TINY place so if you want to see the sets best to get there earlier than later.

   A few weeks ago we mentioned that we missed Plumerai but that they were reforming as DRLNG...well now they are playing out and already have a new EP called Icarus. And they are celebrating with a EP Release Party on Thursday October 16th at The Davis Square Theater. Also on the bill are Video Teeth, Cooling Towers and Funeral Advantage. We are looking forward to seeing this new iteration!!

Thigh Scrappers    Friday October 17th is Night 3 of Crash Safely Benefit...this time its at the Middle East Up and wow, the line up again is killer with Township, White Dynomite, The Field Effect, Triple Thick and Animal Hospital!!

   Also on Oct 17th at The Midway is Sasquatch and the Sick-A-Billys, Tigerman WOAH, Tail Light Rebellion, and The Radiator Rattlers

   Saturday October 18th there's a insane bill at The Cantab with Kilslug, Hirudinea, Witch King and David Carradine

   Also n the 18th - out in JP at The Boston Wreck Center are the Hub City Stompers, Brunt of It, Beantown Boozehounds, Disaster Strikes and Neighborhood Shit. All info and map here

   October 25th we can see The Cranktones at The Midway again's WMFO's Easy Ed presents:- The Cranktones, Johnny Carlevale & The Rollin' Pins, plus Easy Ed's Record Hop!!! - great night!!! These are fun gigs with a friendly group prone to dancing….. And Easy Ed doing the DJ thing between sets….Here’s a video we took last time they were there….check it out here!

Cranktones    Also on Saturday, October 25, at Copperfields there's compilation CD Release Party for Chris Atwood's radio show The Alternative on WATD featuring: James Straight and the Wide Stance, A Fifth Column, Ruby Rae, and The New Frustrations. That little radio show is getting bigger by the day.

   The Damned are touring this Fall with TSOL. They are playing Halloween in NYC but playing Boston on Saturday October 25th at the Royaletix here....

   In November Bob Colby has his Store 54 show with When Particles Collide and Powerslut on Saturday November 8th

   Roy Sludge is doing another Sunday 4-8:30 Pm show on November 9th at The Midway!

   Cavestomp ! & King Yum Records Present: Lyres with Special Guests Wicked Cool Recording Artists Cocktail Slippers, The Connection, TRiPLE THiCK on Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at The Middle East - Up. (Tickets here) The Cocktail Slippers, great Norwegian female band: “The band's main musical influences are Blondie, The Shangri-Las, Joan Jett, Foo Fighters, The Ramones, and The Beachboys”.

    Also on Nov 14th over at The Midway you will find The Upper Crust The Weisstroauts, Tim Lee 3 and My Own Worst Enemy - that should be a great show!! And an interesting mix to say the least!

   At The Midway - November 16th (Sunday - Day Show): The Humanoids, Mama Ladilla, The FUs, Chin Strap

   Mark yr calendars for this one!!: December 12th (Friday): The Real Kids , The Titanics, The Nectarines - at The Midway

   CONTACT US AT.......misslynbgn @ yahoo.con Send us your gig listings, your news and anything else ya got!!


It's NEW people    Just ahead of the big punk show at the Middle East we have an interview with the outspoken Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth......
Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth Interview
It's NEW people    It appeared before us like a chimera and it's still's the Pipeline 25th Anniversary celebration. We interview mastermind Bob Dubrow about his background and search for what motivates him as well as Pipeline history and the show....
The Bob Dubrow Interview
It's NEW people    Going to Detroit for vacation? Yup, you might think of it as vacation as warfare but Joanie Lindstrom the urban explorer takes it on.........
Joanie Lindstrom's Detroit Vacation
   A look at a notable summer Wednesday. We start at the LRC Summer Party and bar hop to the Sonny Vincent show at Radio......
LRC Summer Party/Sonny Vincent
   The Boston punk community comes out for a good cause. Neighborhoods, Upper Crust, Dents, Dogmatics, Roy Sludge Trio, Ed Moose Savage, Downbeat 5 and Classic Ruins raise some money and rock the house at......
The Viva La Eva Benefit
   It's Part IV and there are still awesome revels....and the photos go back to 1971....not to be missed stuff for Boston Punk fans......
The Lyres Chronicles:The story of a Lyre Retyre - Part IV
   He's legendary and his surprise birthday party was legendary in turn. Only in your Boston Rock and Roll dreams could you come up with a night like this.......
Willie Loco's 70th Birthday Party
   In a case of reverse outsourcing Carl Biancucci of the Classic Ruins also plays bass in the English group Shotglass Killers. He tells us about a gig at the 100 Club with a reformed Damned....
Carl Biancucci in London
   2011 - there are upheavals all over the world, the US is in economic shambles...yet somehow Johnny Anget finds inspiration for a renewal an artistic rebirth if you will......
Interview with Johnny Angel about his new CD
   Ralph Fatello gets into reporter mode and gives us a look into the Cars reunion gig with some great back stage photos too at. ......
The Cars reunion gig at the House of Blues
   The scene gets together for Charlie Chesterman and we get to see Scruffy the Cat reunite......
The Charlie Chesterman Benefit
   The Domatics and The Neats Band 19 and Last Stand reunite...for a benefits for cancer research.... ......
Dogmatics Reunion show at the Paradise
   In the middle of the worst winter ever we give you a story about one of the worst winters ever: mainly the winter of 1978. But it's not just about the winter of course, we don't care about winters we care about punk. Rick Coraccio gives us the inside story from 33 years ago when DMZ went to record their LP.........
The Story of DMZ and the Blizzard of '78
    The Konks' hypnotic bashing was a smart mindlessness that you got addicted to. They are calling it quits and we'll miss 'em and there's no free clinic out there to help us either...........
The Konks Final Show
   We were so thrilled with the La Peste DVD we had to talk with Jan Crocker and while we were at it, get his story too......
Jan Crocker/La Peste DVD Interview
Thank god for 110 Instamatics or we wouldn't have a lot of our early Boston punk photos. Kathy Flynn used hers to get some pics of the Rat and The Club and she sent them to us to share with you..........
Kathy Flynn's Photos
One of the interesting things in the early days of Boston punk was seeing the attention grow around us. One watershed moment was when we heard that a Time Magazine reporter was going to visit the Rat. We didn't like the resulting article. But you can decide. Take a look at the .... ...
Time Magazine Article on Punk 1977
Let's get real. We are all getting older and will die. Do you ever consider how you will be remembered? I'm talking about your tombstone. It's morbid, it's in poor taste, it's .....
Future Tombstones
Crotch biting...head bleeding...dick's all in Miss Lyn's report (with photos to prove it) from the GG Allin 10 Year Memorial Tour at the Middle East....
"R.I.P. GG!!"
Everybody wants to know where everybody else is. To help keep track of the wild, the beautiful and the damned we have set up ....
Then and Now
Punk started 25 years ago. Did any of us think we would ever make it this far? Probably not, that was punk; nihilistic, "no future!". Here is a place to remember, and give a moment of thought to, those who didn't make it this far...
In Memoriam
The minute she hit the scene she was every male punk's heart throb. She was beautiful. She had a winning personality. She had a ...well...a...glow. That could be my heart talking because I, Blowfish, confess: I too am Judy's love slave. We didn't just love Judy, we worshiped her. So, now all of us members of Judyism have somewhere to meet and offer our prayers of unrequited love.
The Judy Map Shrine
1977-The Damned were ready to piss on Blowfish and started to undress Miss Lyn! And people seemed to like it!! This interview IS outrageous...for then AND now!
The Damned Interview

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