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   The 2010 Somerville Yard Sale was a big success. Miss Lyn shows us......
The Somerville Yard Sale
Two gigs on a busy July weekend.................
The Joe Coughllin Benefit
The Beachcomber gig
   We got a celebration of Johnny D's heyday along with a Turbines' reunion, not to mention the Prime Movers, the Classic Ruins and Moose and the Mudbugs...Wah Hey , what a night......
The Johnny D's and Turbines' reunion.
   There was a flurry of NEATS activity at the tail end of 2009. Initiated by the Ace of Heats CD compilation they played the Orpheum on New Years Eve. We have two pages for you ....
Neats Surprise gig at Church
The Neats Interview in the BGN from 1981
   A good idea begets a good night of music at Church. We missed All Mod Cons doing the Jam but we did catch John Powhida and crew doing Cheap Trick and Richie Parsons and crew playing the Dictators...Here's the pics....
The Church - Tribute Night
April had a good weekend with gigs featuring headliners The Woggles one night and The Fleshtones the next. ...........
The Woggles/Watts/Konks/Muck and the Mires

The Fleshtones/Lyres
   Joey Boy Lead Singer of Red Invasion: truly a once in a lifetime combination of fabulous personality, fashion-sense, talent, showmanship, humility and a rock hard , incredible body that just won’t quit!!
    Ah yes Joey devotees, Blowfish and David M. have their Judy Shrine now we have our very own Joey Boy Shrine!
    Enter and enjoy, nay, worship to your heart’s content at the....
Joey Boy Shrine!
A benefit brought together two of Boston's biggest and best groups. We have pictures and links to other pictures.........
The Neighborhoods - Mission of Burma gig.
A couple of years ago we were all thrilled about this new club. Now there somehow wasn't enough business to keep going. How did that happen? In any case it was a memorable night and here are the pics .........
The Closing of the Abbey
The much liked Pat Leonard of Moving Targets passed away recently and they had a Memorial Show at the All Asia. Joanie Lindstrom shares some photos of the bands. .........
Pat Leonard Memorial Show
To celebrate 30 years of unruly behavior on stage and vinyl The Unnatural Axe served up a two LP set and three days of awesone gigs.........
The Unnatural Axe 30th Anniversary
We added a few more pictures than were in the news and made a page to spotlight..........
The Late Risers Club night at The Alchemist
We were all saddened by the death of Spencer Gates. She was a tornado of personality. The radio seemed like it could hardly contain her. We have a page of pictures and some info and another page from her memorial............
Spencer Gates-Pictures .....The Memorial
A rerelease of some of their albums prompted a few reunion gigs by this talented crew. The crowd gave them the love, we're giving you the pictures...........
The Big Dipper Reunion
The Fleshtones bring their own fun with them but they also had some help with The Prime Movers and Lyres. It was a great night, see what you missed if you weren't there..........
The Fleshtones at Harpers Ferry
Twenty years ago Billy Ruane convinced a small club to have his rocking birthday party. Now Billy is twenty years older and so is the club, so they both have a party........
The Middle East 20th Anniversary
One of Boston's most notorious groups decides to do it again. Kilslug plays The Church and BeatGirl reports and takes pictures.........
Kilslug Reunion
A special milestone in the Boston music scene, a book of it's history, required a celebration in proportion so it was big night. Brett was able to call on all his favorites. We have lots of pictures so give your computer time to load the page on .........
Brett Milano's Book Bash
The idea for this has been floating around for years. Finally someone just did it. Very DIY and it was actually fun.....
The Rat Reunion
It was just a bar, just a juke box for music and cheep drinks but it turned into a punk hangout.......
The Fathers Too Reunion
After 20 years on the radio she looks and sounds fresh as a daisy. She obviously loves doing Baystate Rock on WAAF. For working bands it's a perfect high profile exposure for their music and gigs. For her 20th anniversary Carmelita whipped up a special time........
Carmelita's Baystate 20th Anniversary at the Abbey
Talk about a great gig, The Unnatural Axe recieved an invitation to play The Road To Ruins Festival in Rome. We have the story from Tommy White and the pictures from John Nikolai ........
The Unnatural Axe in Rome
She didn't follow any template and she didn't copy anybody. She fashioned her own singing style and personal fashion. She was punk in the TRUE sense of do-it -yourself independance. As the lead singer of Thrills she had our attention and every man's heart. Rest in Peace.....
Barb Kitson
Celebratory yet cautious we elected to herald in 2006 on New Year's Eve Eve at The Kirkland with the Crybabies, The Classic Ruins and the Preston Wayne 4.......
The Crybabies at the Kirkland
Photographer Jim Curran shows us the public spectacle that is the.......
Mach 5 at the Abbey
   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
We live vicariously through Joanie Lindstom and her Rock and Roll vacations....
Joanie's Rock and Roll Vacation
   A good idea begets a good night of music at Church. We missed All Mod Cons doing the Jam but we did catch John Powhida and crew doing Cheap Trick and Richie Parsons and crew playing the Dictators...Here's the pics....
The Church - Tribute Night
They had a party without me. I was there but they still had the party without me. Let me explain, I'm the worlds worst party goer. I will attend a party but be a big wet blanket. So, here is a report from the fringes of .....
The Noise 25th Anniversary Party
There has been more and more punk film talk out there lately. Founding Unnatural Axe member Tommy Whte Trash has been busy with his film "You'll Pay For This". He has shown his film in Los Angeles, CA and Austin, TX. and has supplied us with a road trip report.....
Tommy White Trash Film Tour
   The idea of the Rock and Roll Flea Market and Yard Sale has gained some traction and now they are around with more frequency. We love them. Here's some pictures from the latest one in Somerville....
Rock and Roll Yard Sale
April had a good weekend with gigs featuring headliners The Woggles one night and The Fleshtones the next. ...........
The Woggles/Watts/Konks/Muck and the Mires

The Fleshtones/Lyres
   Joey Boy Lead Singer of Red Invasion: truly a once in a lifetime combination of fabulous personality, fashion-sense, talent, showmanship, humility and a rock hard , incredible body that just won’t quit!!
    Ah yes Joey devotees, Blowfish and David M. have their Judy Shrine now we have our very own Joey Boy Shrine!
    Enter and enjoy, nay, worship to your heart’s content at the....
Joey Boy Shrine!
Two birthdays in a row and two like ideas for parties gave us two nights at the DIlboy in Davis Square...........
Two Nights at the Dilboy
A benefit brought together two of Boston's biggest and best groups. We have pictures and links to other pictures.........
The Neighborhoods - Mission of Burma gig.
There realy are two stories here. One: The Late Risers Club 30 years history and all that entails and two: a hell of a great gig at the Baseball Tavern celebrating the event..........
The Late Risers Club 30th Anniversary Party
It was a great idea; a tribute to one of the originators, money going to a good cause and a great line up of bands. Could something go wrong? No way, it was a night to remember. The bands played at the top of their forms and the audience was eating up every note. All had a great time at the ........
Tribute to Alpo at Dodge Street
They were from out of town but we loved them like our own. The Dead Boys made a big impression with their first Rat show and Miss Lyn was right there. We have a radio show transcription that captures their sarcastic fun and some memories from Miss Lyn and others who were there with......
The Dead Boys
Twenty years ago Johnny D's in Allston closed down. Just a small place and just a short time but we have big memories and good feelings when we think of it. Into the Wayback Machine Sherman: It's Allston, February 1986 ......
The Closing of Johnny D's
Ralph 'Vinny' Fatello has sent us some pictures from Alpo's Memorial Service and has written some remembrances. We couple this with Miss Lyn's observations of that day and Jessica's, Allen's stepdaughter, wonderful essay......
Allen 'Alpo' Paulino Memorial Page
Tmax celebrates the talent in town with his Maxie Awards. We went to the ceremony, if that's the word for these goings on. It was lots of fun but we have an axe to grind.......
The Maxies
Celebratory yet cautious we elected to herald in 2006 on New Year's Eve Eve at The Kirkland with the Crybabies, The Classic Ruins and the Preston Wayne 4.......
The Crybabies at the Kirkland
Photographer Jim Curran shows us the public spectacle that is the.......
Mach 5 at the Abbey
The road takes a dip and Rick has a down gig. Rick Coraccio's Journal recounts an off night that feels like every off night. He digs deep to recount.......
The Friends of Kathy Duff Night - Kirkland Cafe
Renee Devine did a lot of clubbing in the early Boston scene. She also took pictures with a Kodak Instamatic, the same kind Miss Lyn used. She sent us a boodle. Check out the Boize, Blondie, the Rat's Ladies room even. ..... ...
Pictures From Renee Devine
Celebrating her first 50 years, Miss Lyn had a big blowout bash at the Abbey. Here's a look with the Birthday Girl as your guide. The photos posted on the walls, of Miss Lyn with rockers from 1976 on up, were a big hit! And we have them here for all of you that weren't there ...
Miss Lyn's B-day Party
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
There is a new Nervous Eaters compilation comming out real soon. The Eaters played in Spain in July, Here are a few pictures that Enric from Penniman Records sent us.. . ....
The Nervous Eaters In Spain
When Reddy Teddy reunites it does it without its main man - Matthew Mackenzie. Matthew made a big impression on his audiences as well as his fellow musicians. Boby Bear is one of those musicians. Here he helps us get back the feeling of having Matthew around......
Boby Bear Remembers Matthew Mackenzie
We look for some perspective along with our music these days. That's what we get from Johnny Angel in this article about his Blackjacks reunion. Originally in the LA Alternative Press, it has some nice thinking points about him, us and the rock world around us. . ....
You Can Go Back Home Again by Johnny Angel
No one had more fun at the Helanie Saad Tribute show than Helanie herself but we had a great time too. Loads of good friends and great music. Here's a look....
The Helanie Saad Tribute at the Kirkland
We were in Paradise both literally and figuratively when we saw Reddy Teddy hit the stage. That night the stage was filled with people that could have been there in 1976...75...74... whatever.We live for this ....
The Reddy Teddy Reunion - Paradise
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
This wraps it up for the moment. Info is more sketchy but very interesting. Some concider the four day battle of the bands at the Club as the first event of the Boston Punk Scene. After seeing the same people for four days running we knew we had something special going.......
The 1976 Boston Club Listings
The 1978 Clublistings were a big hit, so we continue with the listings for 1977. As we go further back we begin to see some firsts and some beginnings......
The 1977 Boston Club Listings
Enough cheap talk. Let the facts do the talking. Here we have the 1978 Club Listings for the Boston Punk Scene. If you were there we are putting a date and place on your memories, if you weren't there just imagine you're back in 1978 and you open The Phoenix or The Real Paper to figure out where to hang out that night. These would be your choices......
The 1978 Club Listings
We wern't going to do another page on this but it was just so much fun with so much good stuff and it's a great idea.......
The Punk Rock Flea Market #4
He's easy to hear but hard to understand and with his lattest birthday Kenne Gizmo marks the 48th year of people going "Huh?" and "What does that mean?". It was a real party at the Kirkland with great music and guests. It's all here to see......
Kenne Gizmo 48th B-day Party
Imagine our disappointment. JJ Rassler sent a great DB5 tour diary and never sent us the pictures. We asked several times but not dice on the pics. So, we're running it anyway with illustrations by.... well see for yourself........
JJ Rassler's New York Diary
We wern't going to do another page on this but it was just so much fun with so much good stuff and it's a great idea.......
The Punk Rock Flea Market #4
Hide the women! Thudertrain is back, How did this happen? Well it started in 1975 and who else could tell you about it except Miss Lyn who was there with Mach Bell ? It's memories, perspective and update in....
Thundertrain Returns
It was fun, it was sold out, it was much photographed. So this page is just packed with photos ......
The BGN Bash at the Abbey
It was an exciting week and it all revolved around the All Kindsa Girls movie. The goings on could have been a movie in itself. We give you two doses of the All Kindsa Girls mania.....
Preview at the Zeitgeist 6/3

Premier at the Coolidge 6/10
It was bigger and better. We got good stuff. You should go next time.
The Punk Rock Flea Market
The Clueless Clubhouse a WMBR radio show hosts......
Sonny Vincent and Rocket From the Crypt
On 2/15/03 The Lyres, DMZ , and The Upper Crust played the LA Shakedown. Critic Laura Markley sets the scene in her introduction and then we get a frank inside look at the musicians and the traveling punk lifestyle from a bandmember himself in....
Excerpts from Rick Coraccio's personal Journal
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
It's 2002 and The BGN is still goin' at it. But lets' face it…most sane people quit. What happens? Do all those years beat you down eventually? Is it an imperceptible, unconscious change? In Johnny Angel's case it was an epiphany while on the road to yet another gig……we thank Johnny for this great piece that gives us insight into a rocker's mind at the point of I-give-up…..
Johnny Angel's Epiphany
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

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