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1979 Club Listings - Boston Punk Scene

Dates in YELLOW are ones we're sure of. Other gigs need a date or day to be 100% sure.
If anyone has further confirming info please contact us at The BGN.
Anything in GREEN is an unusual event or something of interest.


In-Square Men's Bar - Jan 1+2 Mon+Tues Hooker
In-Square Men's Bar - Jan 3+4 Wed+Thurs Thrills
In-Square Men's Bar - Jan 5+6 Fri+Sat The Stompers

The Rat- Jan 1 Mon Dawgs, Riff Raff
The Rat - Jan 2 Tues Cakes and Moving Parts
The Rat - Jan 3 Wed Rings and Surpise Guests
The Rat - Jan 4+5 Thurs+Fri Thundertrain and Harlequin
The Rat - Jan 6+7 Thurs+Fri Thundertrain, Joy Rider and Avis Davis
The Rat- Jan 8 Mon Dawgs, Classic Ruins
The Rat - Jan 9 Tues Tour De Force and Boogars
The Rat - Jan 10 Wed Maps and Rentals
The Rat - Jan 11+12 Thurs+Fri La Peste and Unnatural Axe
The Rat - Jan 13+14 Sat+Sun La Peste Wild and Nervous Eaters

Cantone's - Jan 2+3 Tues+Wed Marc Thor and Maps
Cantone's - Jan 4-6 Thurs-Sat Classic Ruins and Dawgs
Cantone's - Jan 9+10 Tues+Wed Nervous Eaters and Thrills
Cantone's - Jan 11-13 Thurs-Sat The Miki Zone Zoo with The Neighborhoods (Fri with Marshalls)
Cantone's - Jan 14 Mon Benefit for WTBS with the Zoo Types and The Phantoms
Cantone's - Jan 16+17 Tues+Wed The Count and Phobia
Cantone's - Jan 18-20 Thurs-Sat La Peste and The Stimulators (from NYC, guitarist formerly with Rat Scabies of the Dammed)
Cantone's - Jan 22 Mon No Trump
Cantone's - Jan 23+24 Tues+Wed The Rentals, Unnatural Axe
Cantone's - Jan 25-27 Thurs-Sat Nervous Eaters and Marshalls
Cantone's - Jan 29 Mon No Trump
Cantone's - Jan 30+31 Tues+Wed La Peste and Pastiche
Cantone's - Feb 1-3 Thurs-Sat Mickey Clean and the Mezz and The Rentals
Cantone's - Feb 6+7 Tues-Wed Thrills and Dawgs
Cantone's - Feb 8-10 Thurs-Sat Classic Ruins and Lyres

In-Square Men's Bar - Jan 31+Feb 1 Wed+Thurs Human Sexual Responce (A benefit for Jackie Wilson)

The Summit - Feb 1-3 Thurs-Sat Thundertrain Live recording for WCOZ on Feb 1

The Club-Jan 3+4 Wed+Thurs Pulse and Bad Sneakers
The Club - Jan 5 Fri Pastiche and Thrills
The Club-Jan 6+7 Sat+Sun Pastiche and Blitzkreig
The Club-Jan 8-10 Mon-Wed The Great Buns (from CT) and The Rozz (From NY)
The Club - Jan 11+13 Thurs-Sat Garbo and Thunderhead
The Club-Jan 14+15 Sun+Mon The Fast and Basteel
The Club - Jan 16+17 Tues+Wed Hilton James Band, Special Guests and Storm
The Club-Jan 18-20 Thurs-Sat Maxx and Bad Sneakers
The Club-Jan 21-24 Sun-Wed Ellington Alley Band and O.T.L. Bsnd
The Club - Jan 25-27 Thurs-Sun Classic Ruins and Thunderhead
The Club-Jan 30+31 Tues+Wed Phobia and Maps
The Club - Feb 1-3 Thurs-Sat Marshalls and The Thrills
The Club - Feb 4+5 Sun+Mon Basteel and Mona
The Club-Feb 6+7 Tues+Wed Dancing to the Best Disco Music with Tyree
The Club - Feb 8-10 Thurs-Sat Garbo and Pulse

Cantone's - Feb 6+7 Tues+Wed Thrills and The Dawgs
Cantone's - Feb 8-10 Thurs-Sat Classic Ruins and Lyres

The Rat - Jan 20+21 Sat+Sun The Plasmatics

The Rat- Jan 29 Mon Dawgs, Classic Ruins
The Rat - Jan 30 Tues Mona, Zoo Types
The Rat - Jan 31 Wed Precious Metal and Tour De Force
The Rat - Feb 1+2 Thurs+Fri Johanna Wild and Reckless
The Rat - Feb 3+4 Sat+Sun Johanna Wild and Rings

The Rat- Date ? Mon Dawgs and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Date ? Tues The Maps and Black Dog
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri Human Sexual Response, La Peste
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun Human Sexual Response and Unnatural Axe

The Rat- Date ? Mon Dawgs and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Date ? Tues Lips and Marc Thor
The Rat - Date ? Tues Benefit for WTBS with Willie Loco Alexander, Neighborhoods, Thrills, Lyres, Unnatual Axe
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri Shane Champagne and The Stompers
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun The Plasmatics, The Molls and Rod Swenson's TV tapes.

The Rat- Feb 13 Mon Dawgs and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Feb 14 Tues Tears and The News
The Rat - Feb 15 Wed Valentine Day Special - Nervous Eaters, The Neighborhoods, The Lyers and Dollhouse
The Rat - Feb 14 Thurs+Fri From NY IDOLS, Nervous Eaters, The Snotz (Thursday only)
The Rat - Feb 14 Sat+Sun From NY IDOLS, Nervous Eaters, The Thrills

The Rat- Date ? Mon Crash Street Kids and Phobia
The Rat - Date ? Tues Girls, Stains
The Rat - Date ? Wed Girls and The Shovels
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri Luna, Hot Dates
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun Luna and from England Chelsea

The Rat- Date ? Mon Dawgs and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Date ? Tues Hilton James Band and The Prowlers
The Rat - Date ? Wed Lyres and Slow Children
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri The Real Kids and Thrills
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun The Charge and The Rousers (from NYC)

The Rat- Date ? Mon Stompers and Dawgs
The Rat - Date ? Tues The Zoo Types, Rings
The Rat - Date ? Wed Jets and The Rouser
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri Unnatural Axe and Tracks
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun Marc Thor and Rentals
Cantone's - Feb 12 Mon The Zoo Types
Cantone's - Feb 13+14 Tues+Wed Classic Ruins and The Rings
Cantone's - Feb 15-17 Thurs-Sat Nervous Eaters and The Vinny Band
Cantone's - Feb 19 Mon The Zoo Types
Cantone's - Feb 20+21 Tues+Wed The Maps and White Boys from NYC
Cantone's - Feb 22-24 Thurs-Sat Marc Thor, Planets and The Dawgs
Cantone's - Feb 26 Mon The Zoo Types
Cantone's - Feb 27 Tues Thrils and The Vinny Band
Cantone's - Feb 28 Wed Thrills and The Neighborhoods
Cantone's - March 1-3 Thurs-Sat The Count, Crash Street Kids and Dutch Courage

Paradise - Feb 13 Tues Stompers

The Space - Feb 23-25 Fri-Sun The Rentals and Unnatural Axe

The Club - Feb 11+12 Sun+Mon Fuss and Crash Street Kids
The Club - Feb 13-15 Tues-Thurs Pastiche and Baby Bones
The Club - Feb 16 Fri Special Guest Band, Maz and Thunderhead
The Club - Feb 17 Sat The Charge, Maz and Fuss
The Club - Feb 18 Sun Disco Benefit - Public Invited
The Club - Feb 19-21 Mon-Wed Best Blues and Zepher
The Club - Feb 22-24 Thurs-Sat Balloon and Exit Laughing
The Club - Feb 25 Sun Doll House and Loose Change
The Club - Feb 26-28 Mon+Wed Prince Valiant (formerly Starless) and Fuss
The Club - March 1 Thurs Pastiche and Lodestone
The Club - March 2=3 FriSat Pastiche and Classic Ruins
The Club - March 4 Sun Loadstone and C.P. Rail Band
The Club - March 5-7 Mon-Wed Loose Change and Dollhouse
The Club - March 8-10 Thurs-Sat Thundertrain

Paradise - March 4 Sun Balloon
Paradise - March 5 Mon Reckless

Cantone's - March 6+7 Tues+Wed Phobia and Pulse
Cantone's - March 8-10 Thurs-Sat Unnatural Axe and Secrets (from Toronto)
Cantone's - March 13+14 Tues+Wed Pastiche and Marc Thor
Cantone's - March 15_16 Thurs+Fri Miki Zone Zoo and The Dawgs
Cantone's - March 17 Sat Miki Zone Zoo and Classic Ruins

The Space - March 11+12 Sun+Mon The Crash Street Kids and Zoo Typese
The Space - March 13+14 Tues-Wed The Blues Cousins and The Maps
The Space - March 15 Thurs La Peste and The Maps
The Space - March 16 Fri La Peste and Phobia
The Space - March 17 Sat La Peste and Nervous Eaters
The Space - March 18 Sun Human Sexual Response
The Space - March 19-21 Mon-Wed Kenny and the Kasuals from Texas
The Space - March 22 Thurs Shane Champagne with The Rest
The Space - March 23+24 Fri+Sat Shane Champagne with Nervous Rex from New York
The Space - March 25+26 Sun+Mon The Count and The Lazers
The Space - March 27+28 Tues-Wed Pastiche and the Hilton James Band
The Space - March 29 Thurs Taste Leggs and A "Surprise"
The Space - March 30+31 Fri+Sat Turner and Kirwin of Wexford

The Club - March 15-17 Thurs-Sat Reckless and The Lazers
The Club - March 18+19 Sun+Mon Bastel and Moustache Girls
The Club - March 20+21 Tues+Wed Hilton James Band and C.P. Rail Band
The Club - March 22-24 Thurs-Sat Marshalls and The Flashcubes
The Club - March 27 Tues Dawgs and Borrowed Tyme
The Club - March 28 Wed Dawgs and Blitzkrieg
The Club - March 29 Thurs The Charge, The Jets, Borrowed Tyme
The Club - March 30+31 Fri+Sat The Charge, The Jets, Loose Change
The Club - April 1+2 Sun+Mon The Phone, Belladonna

Paradise - March 26 ? John Cale and Nico
Paradise - March 27 ? Atlantics and Robinson's Mysteries
Paradise - March 28 ? Johanna Wild and Reckless
Paradise - Date? Private Lightning

The Rat- March 12 Mon The Dawgs, Shadow and Flying Particles
The Rat - March 13+14 Tues+Wed Flashcubes and Shane Champagne
The Rat - March 15 Thurs Plasmatics and Harlequin
The Rat - March 16 Fri Plasmatics and Classic Runins
The Rat - March 17 Sat Plasmatics and Molls
The Rat - March 18 Sun WTBS Benefit from 1PM to 2 AM
     Phobia, Cosmetics, Ground Zero, Zoo Types, Hilton James Band,
      The Girls, The Maps, Shane Champagne, Pastice, La Peste
The Rat- March 19 Mon The Dawgs and Loadstone
The Rat - March 20 Tues Lazers, Dollhouse and Pulse
The Rat - March 21 Wed From Detroit The Infidels, The Snotz and What
The Rat - March 22+23 Thurs+Fri Nervous Eaters and Neighborhoods
The Rat - March 24+25 Sat+Sun Nervous Eaters and from NY Regina Richards band
The Rat- March 26 Mon The Dawgs and Scientific American
The Rat - March 27 Tues Slow Children, The Rentals, Loose Change
The Rat - March 28 Wed The Rings and Vinny Band
The Rat - March 29+30 Thurs+Fri Unnatural Axe, Dollhouse and Marc Thor
The Rat - March 31+April 1 Sat+Sun Unnatural Axe, The Rousers and Lyres
The Rat- April 2 Mon The Dawgs and Isaish
The Rat - April 3 Tues The Hilton James Band, The Crash Street Kids and Zoo Types
The Rat - April 4 Wed From NY Bloodless Pharohs, Dirty Looks plus Tour de Force
The Rat - April 5+6 Thurs+Fri Human Sexual Response, The Dawgs
The Rat - April 7+8 Sat+Sun Human Sexual Response, The Shovels
The Rat- April 9 Mon The Dawgs and Kleen Kut
The Rat - April 10 Tues Mona Cakes and Poor Boys Almanac
The Rat - April 11 Wed The Rings, Jets, Dutch Courage
The Rat - April 12+13 Thurs+Fri The Mezz, Mandy Doll, Harlequin
The Rat - April 14+15 Sat+Sun Human Sexual Response, The Shovels

The Rat- Date ? Mon The Dawgs and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Date ? Tues The Maps and Black Dog
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri Human Sexual Response and La Peste
The Rat - Date ? Fri+Sat Human Sexual Response, Unnatural Axe

The Rat- Date ? Mon Dutch Courage and Dark
The Rat - Date ? Tues Mona, Maxx and Basteel
The Rat - Date ? Wed Arian Duce, Zoo Types and The Maps
The Rat - Date ? Thurs+Fri The Real Kids (last appearance before their West Coast Tour),The Vinny Band
The Rat - Date ? Sat+Sun The Real Kids (last appearance before their West Coast Tour), The Marshalls

Cantone's - March 20+21 Tues+Wed The Maps and The Shelved
Cantone's - March 22-24 Thurs-Sat Thrills, Infidels and The Survivors
Cantone's - March 26 Mon Crash Street Kids and The Muons (from CT)
Cantone's - March 27-28 Tues+Wed Crash Street Kids and Alpha Omega
Cantone's - March 29+30 Thurs+Fri The Classic Ruins and the Dawgs
Cantone's - March 31 Sat The Dawgs

The Space - March 30+31 Fri+Sat Turner and Kirwin
The Space - April 3+4 13+14 Tues-Wed Storm and Pulse
The Space - April 5-7 Thurs-Sat The Rings and Miki Zone Zoo

The Space - April 17+18 Tues+Wed The Silencers, Cy and the Clones
The Space - April 19 Thurs The Silencers, The Thrills
The Space - April 20+21 Fri+Sat Lyres, The Thrills
The Space - April 24 Tues The Young Adults and Darling
The Space - April 25 Wed Darlings and Classic Ruins
The Space - April 26-28 Thurs-Sat Unnatural Axe and Razz (from Wash DC)

Jonathan Swifts - March 21 Wed The Stompers
Jonathan Swifts - March 26+27 Mon+Tues Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
Jonathan Swifts - March 28 Wed Didi Stewart Band
Jonathan Swifts - April 29+30 Sun+Mon Sun Ra and his Orchestra

The Main Act - March 20 Tues Thundertrain
The Main Act - March 20+22 Wed+Thurs The Fools
The Main Act - March 23 Fri Balloon and Special Guests
The Main Act - March 24 Sat The Stompers and The Vinny Band
The Main Act - March 25 Sun The Vinny Band and Special Guests
The Main Act - March 26 Mon Las Vegas Nite - Real Casino Games
The Main Act - March 27+28 Tues+Wed Shane Champagne
The Main Act - March 29 Thurs Reckless and Special Guests
The Main Act - March 30+31 Fri+Sat The Energetics
The Main Act - April 1 Sun Rage and Babe Pino
The Main Act - April 3+4 Tues+Wed Sass
The Main Act - April 12+13+14 Thurs+Fri+Sat Johanna Wild
The Main Act - April 27 Fri Luna
The Main Act - May 2 Mon The Skinny Kid band and Thrills
The Main Act - May 16 Wed James Cotton
The Main Act - May 25 Fri Reckless and The Rings
The Main Act - May 26+27 Sat+Sun Sass
The Main Act - April 27 Fri Luna with Ray Paul and r.p.m.

1886 House - March 29+30 Thurs+Fri Nervous Eaters and Lyres
1886 House - March 31 Sat Vinny Band, Thrills and Classic Ruins
1886 House - April 1 Sun Live Broadcast WMWM Vinny Band, Nervous Eaters, Thrills and Shane Champagne

The Club - April 1+2 Sun+Mon The Phone and Belladonna
The Club-April 3 Tues The Silences and Darling
The Club - April 4 Wed Outland Zeeks and Darling
The Club - April 5-7 Thurs-Sat Balloon and Thunderhead
The Club - April 8 Sun Rough Trade, Reckless and Ripchord
The Club-April 10+11 Tues+Wed Ripchord and Special Quest
The Club - April 12+13+14 Thurs+Fri+Sat Thundertrain

The Space - April 8 Sun Classic Ruins, Zoo Types, The Destroyed, Doll House and The Phantoms
The Space - April 10+11 Tues+Wed Nervous Eaters and Marshalls
The Space - April 12-14 Thurs-Sat Ray Paul and RPM

Cantone's - April 9-11 Mon+Wed Grouind Zero and the Drones
Cantone's - April 12+13 Thurs+Fri Rentals and The Count
Cantone's - April 14 Sat The Rentals (Going away party) with The Count

Cantone's - April 2-4 Mon-Wed Dollhouse and Ripchord
Cantone's - April 5-7 Thurs-Sat Marc Thor and Lyres

Cantone's - April 23 Mon The Molls and Einstein
Cantone's - April 24 Tues The Molls and Cy and the Clones and Neighborhoods
Cantone's - April 25 Wed The Molls and The Maps
Cantone's - April 26 Thurs The Classic Ruins and The Maps
Cantone's - April 27+28 Thurs+Fri The Nervous Eaters and Classic Ruins

The Club - April 15+16 Sun+Mon Punky Reggae, The Offs and The Phone
The Club - April 17+18 Tues+Wed The Destroyed and Belladonna
The Club - April 19-21 Thurs-Sat Pastiche, Pulse and The Flaherty Bros
The Club - April 23-25 Mon-Wed The Paranoids, Reaction and Supreme Pontiff
The Club-April 26 Thurs Belladonna, Maxx and The Pack
The Club - April 27 Fri Belladonna, Maxx and Special Guest
The Club - April 28 Sat Belladonna, Maxx and The Pack

The Rat- April 16 Mon The Dawgs and Darling
The Rat - April 17 Tues Shadow, Basteel and Borrowed Time
The Rat - April 18 Wed Pastiche, Phantoms, and Phobia
The Rat - April 19+20 Thurs+Fri Nervous Eaters and Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
The Rat - April 21+22 Sat+Sun Nervous Eaters and The Vinny Band
The Rat- April 23 Mon The Dawgs and Rough Trade
The Rat - April 24 Tues Ripchord, Dollhouse and Fingers
The Rat - April 25 Wed The Needles, Flying Particles, Phobia
The Rat - April 26+27 Thurs+Fri Thrills, Flashcubes, and Tears
The Rat - April 28+29 Sat+Sun Thrills, (from CT) The Snotz and The Maps
The Rat- April 30 Mon The Dawgs and The Tools
The Rat - May 1 Tues Visions, What, Alpha Omega
The Rat - May 2 Wed Zoo Types, Baby Bones, Lickety Split
The Rat - May 3+4 Thurs+Fri Laughing Dogs with The Rings
The Rat - May 5+6 Sat+Sun Laughing Dogs with Reckless

The Club - April 30-May 2 Mon-Wed The Pack, Darling, and Reaction
The Club - May 3-5 Thur-Sat The Charge

Webb Brook Club - May 1 Tues Luna

The Space - May 1+2 Tues+Wed Mission of Burma and The Molls
The Space - May 3-5 Thurs-Sat La Peste
The Space - May 8+9 Tues+Wed Zoo Types and Single Bullet Theory
The Space - May 10-12 Thurs-Sat The Lazers and Robin Lane and the Chartbusters.

The Club - May 8 Mon Evan Thomas Band and from CT The Scratch Band
The Club-May 8-10 Tues-Thurs The Silencers and Slow Children
The Club - May 11+12 Fri+Sat Baloon and Kid Morocco
   Ad also has a paragraph addressing the new drinking age from 18 to 20.

Cantone's - April 30+May 1 Mon+Tues Slow Children and Flying Particles
Cantone's - May 2+3 Wed+Thurs Trapper and Kleen Kut
Cantone's - May 4+5 Fri+Sat The Marshalls and Cy and the Clones
Cantone's - May 7-9 Mon+Wed Ace Goss and the Kicks with The Pack
Cantone's - May 10 Thurs The Marshalls and The Thrills
Cantone's - May 11+12 Fri+Sat The Thrills and the Survivors (from CT)
Cantone's - May 14+15 2 Mon+Tues Lou Miami and Kozmetix and The Lonley Boys
Cantone's - May 16+17 Wed+Thurs The Best Blues Band
Cantone's - July 18+19 Fri+Sat Pulse and Trademarks (formerly Ripchord)

The Space - May 15+16 Tues+Wed Cakes and Classic Ruins
The Space - May 17 Thurs Kozmetix and Phobia
The Space - May 18+19 Fri+Aat Pastiche and Phobia
The Paradise - May 17 Wed The Plasmatics with Classic Ruins

The Rat- Date ? Mon Seven nights of Rock and Roll in support of WBCN strike
     Johanna Wild, The Real Kids, Outrage and Lazers
The Rat - Date ? Tues Thundertrain, Thrills, Human Sexual Response and Steel
The Rat - Date ? Wed Nervous Eaters, Tour de Force, Jets and Pastiche
The Rat - Date ? Thurs Reckless, The Vinny Band, Classic Ruins and Southern Comfort
The Rat - Date ? Fri Robin Lane and the Chartbusters, The Neighborhoods and The Dawgs
The Rat - Date ? Sat Luna, Johnny Barnes Group, The Rings and Snapdragon.
The Rat - Date ? Sat Andromeda, Johanna Wild, Kid Morocco and August

The Club - May 16+19 Wed+Sat C.P. Rail Band, O.T.L. Band and Hot Wire

The Rat- May 7 Mon The Dawgs and Single Bullet Theory
The Rat - May 8 Tues Thrills, Neighborhoods, Nervous Eaters and Unnatural Axe
The Rat - May 9 Wed La Peste and Bad Habits
The Rat - May 10-12 Thurs+Sat Thundertrain and The Fans (from GA)
The Rat - May 13 Sun Mothers' Day Massacre - Benefit for WTBS
     Cy and the Clones, Hot Dates, Dutch Courage, Mission of Burma, Phobia,
       Bad Habits, Unnatural Axe, The Neighborhoods.

The Rat- May 14 Mon The Dawgs and Underdog
The Rat - May 15 Tues Trademarks, Loose Change, Ace, Goss and Kicks
The Rat - May 16 Wed The Jets, W.K.G.B., The Bongoes
The Rat - May 17+18 Thurs+Fri La Peste, The Girls and Special Guest
The Rat - May 19+20 Sat+Sun Robin Lane and the Chartbusters and The Dawgs.

The Mad Hatter- May 20 Sun Hours of Rock and Roll - Non-Stop on Two Stages Hosted by WBCN
     A Surprise Band of International Magnitude...Fools, Nervous Eaters, The Rings, Luna,
     Thrills, Lazers, Unnatural Axe and Paul Heartless and the Spiders from Hell.

The Space - May 29+30 Tues+Wed Trapper, Ace Goss and the Kicks
The Space - May 31 Thurs La Peste
The Space - June 1+2 Fri+Sat Nicky Buzz and The Neighborhoods

The Club - May 30 Wed Jaguars
The Club-May 31+June 1+2 Thurs-Sat Pastiche and two Surprise Guest Bands

The Rat- May 28 Mon The Dawgs and Flaherty Bros.
The Rat - May 29 Tues Live WBCN Broadcast with Pastiche and Mission of Burma
The Rat - May 30 Wed The Shovels, Dark, Klean Kut
The Rat - May 31+June 1 7+8 Thurs+Fri Rings, Lazers, Single Bullet Theory
The Rat - June 2+3 Sat+Sun Artful Dodger with Ray Paul and r.p.m.
The Rat- June 4 Mon The Dawgs and Reaction
The Rat - June 5 Tues The Know (featuring Gary Valentine of Blondie) with Slow Children
The Rat - June 6 Wed The Know (featuring Gary Valentine of Blondie) with Bad Habits, Pretty Poison
The Rat - June 7+8 Thurs+Fri Johanna Wild (Farewell performance), The Streets and Harlequin
The Rat - June 9+10 Sat+Sun Johanna Wild (Farewell performance), Hot Dates and Special Guests

Cantone's - May 28 Mon Lou Miami and the Kosmetix with Mission of Burma
Cantone's - May 29 Tues Cab Drivers Special with the Outlan' Zeeks (free drink with Hack license)
Cantone's - May 30+31 Wed+Thurs The Phantoms and Mondanes
Cantone's - June 1+2 Fri+Sat The GIrls and The I.C.'s
Cantone's - June 4 Mon Lou Miami and the Kosmetix presents LULU in From Russia with Love (movie)
    Bermuda Shorts Night - Free drink to all wearing shorts
Cantone's - June 5 Tues The Tolls, Zoo Types
Cantone's - June 6+7 Wed+Thurs Rough Trade, Storm
Cantone's - June 8 Fri Unnatural Axe, Classic Ruins
Cantone's - June 9 Sat Pastiche, The Tools

Cantone's - June 18 Mon Lou Miami and the Kosmetix presents "Because They're Young" (movie)
Cantone's - June 19 Tues Free Fall and free drinks to Cab Drivers
Cantone's - June 20+21 Wed+Thurs Resonators and Lonely Boys
Cantone's - June 22 Fri The Dawgs and Lyres
Cantone's - June 23 Sat The Dawgs, Lyres and Classic Ruins

The Club - June 19+20 Tues+Wed Dutch Courage, Kleen Kut, The Blues Cousins
The Club - June 21 Thur The Third Rail Benefit for the Messiah Parish Church
    The Vinny Band, The Neighborhoods, The Boize and The Jim Jones Blues Band
The Club-July 22+23 Fri-Sat Balloon and Pulse

The Space - June 19+20 Tues+Wed Bad Habits, Kozmetixs and Doll House
The Space - June 21 Thurs La Peste and Mission of Burma
The Space - June 22+23 Fri+Sat The Neighborhoods and Unnatural Axe

The Rat- June 18 Mon The Dawgs and Dull
The Rat - June 19 Tues From Ohio Screaming Urge with Earotics and Basteel
The Rat - June 20 Wed Valor, Hot Tips, Nads
The Rat - June 21+22 Thurs+Fri From NY The Know (featuring Gary Valentine) with Robin Lane and the Chartbusters and Pastiche
The Rat - June 23+24 Sat+Sun From NY The Know (featuring Gary Valentine) with The Pins and The Snotz
The Rat- June 25 Mon WBCN RUMBLE The Charge, Zoo Types, Neighboroods, The Vinny Band
The Rat - June 26 Tues WBCN RUMBLE Classic Ruins, Jets, Phobia, Unnatural Axe
The Rat - June 27 Wed WBCN RUMBLE Arion Duce, Lazers, Reckless and Thrills
The Rat - June 28 Thurs WBCN RUMBLE Mission of Burma, Kid Morocco, Harlequin, Rings
The Rat - June 29 Fri WBCN RUMBLE Maps, Lyres, La Peste and Streets
The Rat - June 29 Sat WBCN RUMBLE Marc Thor, Dawgs, Melt Down and the Hits

The Space - June 26+27 Tues+Wed Slow Children, Lonely Boys and the IC's
The Space - June 28 Thurs Transplants and La Peste
The Space - June 29+30 Fri+Sat The Rousers from NY and Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

Jonathan Swifts - June 28 Thurs The Young Adults
Jonathan Swifts - July 4 Wed Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
Jonathan Swifts - July 5 Thurs Human Sexual Response and Thrills
Jonathan Swifts - July 12-14 Thurs-Sun The Stompers

The Main Act - July 6 Fri Streets
The Main Act - July 20 Fri Sass

Cantone's - June 25+26 Mon+Tues Lou Miami and Kozmetix with The Resonators - Straw Hat Night.
Cantone's - June 27+28 Wed+Thurs Pastiche, Ace Gogs and The Kicks
Cantone's - June 29+30 Fri+Sat Miki Zone Zoo (formaly The Fast) and The Girls

The Club - June 26+27 Tues+Wed Kleen Kut, The Blues Cousins and special surprise guest
The Club - June 28+30 Thur+Sat The Vinny Band and from NY Sorrows (formerly The Poppees)
The Club-July 1-3 Sun-Tues Micki Zone Zoo (formerly The Fast), Bastile, Earotics

The Living Room - June 29+30 Fri+Sat Human Sexual Response
Bunratty's - June 25+26 Mon+Tues Tree Fox and The Phones
Bunratty's - June 27+28 Wed+Thurs Darling
Bunratty's - June 29+30+June 1 Fri+Sat+Sun Gunsmoke
The Main Act - June 30 Sat Darling and James Montgomery

The Rat- July 1 Sun Kit Dennis "Hole in the Heart" benefit
    with Johnny Barnes, Thrills, Johanna Wild, Dawgs, The Inflictors plus guest and jam.
The Rat- July 2 Mon WBCN RUMBLE Neighborhoods, Unnatural Axe and Thrills
The Rat - July 3 Tues WBCN RUMBLE Semi-Finals Continue Bands to be Announced
The Rat - July 4 Wed WBCN RUMBLE Finalists for the WBCN Rumble at the Rat
The Rat - July 5+6 Thurs+Fri From San Fran The Hitmakers, Hot Dates and Darling
The Rat - July 7+8 Sat+Sun (First return gig)The Infliktors, (from San Fran) The Offs and Classic Ruins

The Frolics - July 3+4 Tues+Wed The Fools

The Living Room - July 6+7 Fri+Sat Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

Bunratty's - July 1 Sun Gunsmoe
Bunratty's - July 2+3 Mon+Tues The Tools, Zoo Types
Bunratty's - July 4 Wed Chris Martin Group
Bunratty's - July 5 Thurs G.R.Y.T.
Bunratty's - July 6+7 Fri+Sat The Lowell Brothers Band
Bunratty's - July 8+9 Sun+Mon Reckless
Bunratty's - July 15 Sunt Benefit for Cambridge Rape Crisis Center - 10 Bands

The Space - July 3+4 Tues+Wed Kosmetix, Phobia, The Maps on July 4 a Rock n' Roll Fashion Show
The Space - July 5 Thurs The Neighborhoods and The Vinny Band
The Space - July 6+7 Fri+Sat The Vinny Band, The Marshalls
The Space - July 10+11 Tues-Wed Ground Zero, Zoo Types and Klean Kut
The Space - July 12 Thurs The Neighborhoods and Unnatural Axe
The Space - July 13+14 Fri+Sat The Girls, Lyres and Miki Zone Zoo

Cantone's - July 2 Mon Lou Miami and Kozmetix with Bad Habits - Skinny Tie Night = Free Drink
Cantone's - July 3 Tues 1$ night Classic Ruins
Cantone's - July 4 Wed Classic Ruins, Lonely Boys Mona
Cantone's - July 5 Thurs Scan and the Lonely Boys
Cantone's - July 6+7 Fri+Sat Unnatural Axe and La Peste

The Club - July 3 Tues Special 4th of July special-Drinks 75 cents
The Club - July 4 Wed Maxx and Blue Dust (Top 40 Rock..Stones, Cars etc)
The Club - July 5-7 Thurs+Sat Maxx and Breakdown (Top 40 Rock)
The Club-July 8 Sun New Breed, Aksumites and Zion Initiation

CBGB's - July 12 Thurs Thrill, Wild Ones and Colors.

Cantone's - July 16 Mon Lou Miami and Kozmetix, Victors - Bowling Shirt Night
Cantone's - July 17 Tues Gemini and The Vegetables
Cantone's - July 18+19 Wed+Thurs Mission of Burma, Mona
Cantone's - July 20+21 Fri+Sat Classic Ruins, Scam

The Space - July 17 Tues Saucers, Phantoms and from Britain, Valor
The Space - July 18 Wed Saucers, Phantoms and Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
The Space - July 19 Thurs The Neighborhoods and Surprise Guestst
The Space - July 20-21 Fri+Sat Human Sexual Response

38 Thayer St - July 20+21 Fri+ Sat Mission of Burma and The Girls

The Rat- July 16 Mon The Dawgs, The Wrong
The Rat - July 17 Tues From NY Sinatras, The Lubricants and Paradox
The Rat - July 18 Wed From NY Sinatras, Tools and Free Fall
The Rat - July 19+20 Thurs+Fri From NY The Marbles, Rings and Trademarks
The Rat - July 21+22 Sat+Sun Jetts, The Hits, Kid Morocco

Space - July 24+25 Tues+Wed Bad Habits and Nervous Eaters
Space - July 26 Thurs Lyres and The Neighborhoods
Space - July 27+28 Fri+Sat Thrills and The Neighborhoods

The Club - July 23 Mon Hickory (Country Rock)
The Club-July 24 Tues Trademarks and The Destroyed
The Club - July 25 Wed Darling with The Badly Twisted Brothers
The Club - July 26 Thur Infliktors and The Shovels
The Club-July 27+28 Fri+Sat Balloon and Prince Valiant

Cantone's - July 23+24 Mon+Tues Lou Miami and Kozmetix, and the Mark Thor Band
    - Condom Night-FREE drink for anyone bringing one to Lou
Cantone's - July 25+26 Wed+Thurs The Maps and The I.C.'s
Cantone's - July 27+28 Fri+Sat Mission of Burma and The Lyers

The Club - July 16 Mon Lucky Southern
The Club - July 17+18 Tues+Wed Dutch Courage, The Tools
The Club-July 19+21 Thur+Sat Pulse, Thunderhead, Purged Saints

The Rat- July 23 Mon The Dawgs, The I.C.'s and Moustache
The Rat - July 24 Tues Robin Lane and the Chartbusters and the A's
The Rat - July 25 Wed The Thrills and the A's
The Rat - July 26+27 Thurs+Fri Unnatural Axe, Classic Ruins and the Lonely Boys
The Rat - July 28+29 Sat+Sun The Streets, Lazers, Harlequin

Cantone's - July 30 Mon Lou Miami and Kozmetix - Old 45 Night = Free Drink
Cantone's - July 31 Tues Bad Habits and New Army
Cantone's - Aug 1+2 Wed+Thurs Jupiter and Rough Trade
Cantone's - Aug 3+4 Fri+Sat Nervous Eaters and Classic Ruins

The Club - July 30 Mon Lucky Southern and a special-Jack Daniels 95 cents
The Club - July 31+ Aug 1 Tues+Wed Evan Thomas band and Bloodshot
The Club - August 2+4 Fri+Sat The Hits and The Dawgs

The Rat- July 30 Mon The Dawgs, Leo Ego and The Debs
The Rat - July 31 Tues Hot Dates, Flaherty Bros., and Pretty Poison
The Rat - Aug 1 Wed Clean Cut, Dutch Courage and Bad Habits
The Rat - Aug 2+3 Thurs+Fri Mickey Clean and the Mezz, Lyres and Vinny Band
The Rat - Aug 4+5 Sat+Sun Shane Champagne, Ray Paul and r.p.m. and Arion Duce
The Rat- Aug 6 Mon The Dawgs, Prince Valant
The Rat - Aug 7 Tues From Buffalo The Jumpers, From Minn NNB and Idol Treats
The Rat - Aug 8 Wed From Austin Texas The Skunks with Scientific American and Cy and the Clones
The Rat - Aug 9+10 Thurs+Fri From England Fashion, with Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Aug 11+12 Sat+Sun From Cleavland Ohio The Human Switchboard, special Surprise guests

The Space - July 31 Tues Unnatural Axe, Darling, The Peytons and suprise guest
The Space - Aug 1 Wed Nervous Eaters, Marc Thor, Mission of Burma and Peter Dayton
The Space - Aug 2+3 Thurs+Fri Inflictors and the Lazers
The Space - Aug 3+4 Fri+Sat Inflictors and the Lyres
The Space - Aug 7+8 Tues-Wed Dutch Courage, I.C.'s and Bound Courage
The Space - Aug 9 Thurs Lyres and The Dawgs
The Space - Aug 10 Fri The Dawgs and The Vinny Band
The Space - Aug 11 Sat The Hits and The Vinny Band

Jonathan Swifts - Aug 10 Fri The Stompers
Jonathan Swifts - Aug 11 Sat Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
Jonathan Swifts - Aug 13 Mon Reckless
Jonathan Swifts - Aug 14 Tues The Elevators
Jonathan Swifts - Aug 15 Wed Shane Champagne with special guest R.P.M.

Cantone's - Aug 6 Mon Lou Miami and Bad Habits - Hawaiian Shirt Night = Free Drink
Cantone's - Aug 7 Tues The Earotics and The Needles
Cantone's - Aug 8+9 Wed+Thurs Klean Kut, Darling
Cantone's - Aug 10+11 Fri+Sat Marc Thor Band and Lyres
Cantone's - Aug 13 Mon Lou Miami and Kozmetix and The Phamtoms - Plastic Shoes Night = Free Drink
Cantone's - Aug 14+15 Tues+Wed- Idol Threats (formaly Doll House) and Clothespins.
Cantone's - Aug 16 Thurs Classic Ruins and Idol Threats
Cantone's - Aug 17 Fri Trademarks and Classic Ruins
Cantone's - Aug 18 Sat Pastiche and Trademarks
Cantone's - Aug 20 Mon Lou Miami and the Kozmetixs with Phobia - Plastic Lips Night = Free Drink
Cantone's - Aug 21 Tues IC's and The Earotics - Martin Swope and Roger Miller in duo performance.
Cantone's - Aug 22 Wed+Thurs Destroyed and Lyres
Cantone's - Aug 23 Wed+Thurs Classic Ruins and Destroyed
Cantone's - Aug 24+25 Fri+Sat Mars and Marc Thor Band

The Rat- Aug 13 Mon The Dawgs and Violation
The Rat - Aug 14 Tues Keep the Sound Coming Benefit for Stinky
    The Neighbrohoods, Zoo Types, Phantoms and the Destroyed
The Rat - Aug 15 Wed Hot Tips, Paul Heartless Band, and from NY John King and the Cats
The Rat - Aug 16+17 Thurs+Fri Robin Lane and the Chartbusters and Human Sexual Response
The Rat - Aug 18+19 Sat+Sun from England Gang of Four with the Infliktors and Mission of Burma
The Rat- Aug 20 Mon The Dawgs and The Clothespins
The Rat - Aug 21 Tues From Georgia Pylon with the Wrong and Nads
The Rat - Aug 22 Wed From Ohio The Lepers with Kleen Kut and Delex
The Rat - Aug 23-25 Thurs First Appearance since West Coast tour - The Real Kids with Nervous Eaters and The Vinny Band
The Rat - Aug 24 Fri First Appearance since West Coast tour - The Real Kids with Nervous Eaters and Classic Ruins
The Rat - Aug 25 Sat First Appearance since West Coast tour - The Real Kids with Nervous Eaters and Lyres
The Rat - Aug 26 Sun Benefit for Subway News-starting at 4 pm
   with Willie Alexander, The Thrills, The Dawgs and many more.

The Club - Aug 7 Tues The Trademarks and Atlantic Coastline
The Club-Aug 8 Wed Storm and The Tools
The Club - Aug 9 Thurs Rock and Roll meet Video - Ground Zero with video by Boston's best Film makers.
The Club - Aug 10+11 Fri+Sat Coatume Party with Mission of Burma, Lou Miami and the Kosmetics, Pastiche
The Club - Aug 14 Tues Sunfire (formerly Jamaicaway)
The Club-Aug 15 Wed GYRT
The Club - Aug 16+17 Thurs+Fri The Streets, The Tools
The Club - Aug 18 Sat Balloon and Zoo Types

The Space - Aug 14 Tues De Lex and The Maps
The Space - Aug 15 Wed De Lex and Robin Lane and the Chartbusters
The Space - Aug 16 Thurs Mission of Burma and Lyres
The Space - Aug 17 Fri Mission of Burma and Phobia
The Space - Aug 18 Sat Maps and Phobia
The Space - Aug 21+22 Tues-Wed The Marshalls and The Trademarks
The Space - Aug 23 Thurs Lyres and Cy and the Clones
The Space - Aug 24+25 Fri The Infliktors and The Streets

The Club - Aug 20+21 Mon+Tues Special Teen Night with Nextune
The Club-Aug 22 Wed Slyder and Prince Valient
The Club - Aug 23 Thurs Darling and Slyder
The Club - Aug 24+25 Fri+Sat Dutch Courage and Zoo Types

Cantone's - Sept 21+22 Fri+Sat Classic Ruins and The Rings
The Space - Sept 22+23 Fri+Sat Vinny Band and The Peytons

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