The BGN News Archive
The week began with the shocking news of David Bowies
death. The multitude of tributes were amazing and coming from all sources.
Even for Bowie fans the breadth and depth of emotion was surprising.
Allen was a member of Stardarts the often forgotten interlude of David
Minehans career. Those that know, treasure the album. I dont
think they did many live gigs. This was a rare chance to see them.
Chilli Kurtz and Caged Heat is well
thought of and I can see why. Its a little hard to connect the
powerful harmonica playing with the lithe woman playing it. What lung
power. I was reminded from the beginning of James Cotton and sure enough
she ended with Cottons tour de force The Creeper. As we
are punk oriented we dont get to hear this gut bucket style of
blues and it was fun. She has a great voice for those kinds of songs
The Bastards of Fine Arts were different again with a more straight rock orientation. Then John Powhida added his tasty pop style.
The intimate Lizard Lounge added to the warm feeling of the night. The Lounge has a folk or jazz club feeling to it. Its all about listening to the acts. It worked for this tribute to Allen. Here is Allens website the gives an idea of the range of things his talent lead him to.
Friday Arthur Freedman caught the Robin Lane and the Chartbusters show at the soon to be closing Johnny D's in Somerville. The band has flown the threat that it might be the last show but you never know.
Here's some good shows coming up this week.....
January 22 (Friday) The Dot Rats are at The Midway along with See This World, Neighborhood Shit and Mongorellis
January 22 (Friday) Goddamn Draculas, Red Sky Mary and Watts are at Johnny D's
January 23 (Saturday) Brian Young's A Crash Course for The Ravers with feature Nancy Neon and Friends. 91.5 1-4PM
January 23 (Saturday) Vapors of Morphine and Mr Airplane Man at Atwoods
January 23 (Saturday) The Devil's Twins, Marianne Toilet and the Runs, Diablogato and Damnation are at The Spotlight Tavern in Beverly
And out in the future we have.....
January 29 (Friday) Conmen, Shepherdess, Casanovas In Heat and Nomad Stones at O'Brien's
January 29 (Friday) The Dictators - NATUR - Neutral Nation are at The Parlor Newport, Newport RI (FB page for more info)
January 29 (Friday) Phil Collins Beat, Thee Itchies and others are at Dusk in Provi, RI. (FB Event page)
January 30 (Saturday) Punk Rock Aerobics at The Sinclair - classes start at NOON! (FB page)
January 30 (Saturday) The Dictators - Lenny Lashley's Gang of One - Nick and the Adversaries - Neutral Nation are at Great Scotts
January 30 (Saturday) Lyres, The Paul Collins Beat and the modifierS are at The Middle East Up. BUY TIX here
January 30 (Saturday) Reddy Teddy is playing at a 10 Jam for Ink Jam Tattoo in Arlington . 6-10 PM at the Knights of Columbus, Arlington MA. Check out the FB page for more info.
January 30 (Saturday) Angela Sawyer (of Weirdo Records) & Gabe Stoddard present their Open Mic Night
January 31 (Sunday) Charlie Dont Surf, The Damn Garrison, Evan Weckbacher, & some very special surprise guests at The Midway this is a 4PM show
February 4 (Thursday) Highway Chapel is at Hennessey's Hooley House 25 Union St (by Haymarket) Boston.
February 5 (Friday) The Shiny Beasts and The Knock Ups are at Jeanie Johnston Pub in JP. each band is doing two sets, alternating sets.
February 5 (Friday) The Silks, The Dirty Truckers and The Furs are at The Midway
February 6 (Saturday) Roy Sludge with Duke Levine & Johnny Sciascia at Atwoods this is a 4PM show
February 6 (Saturday) Magic Shoppe (celebrating their EP Release) Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Bong Wish and S.S. Cretins at Great Scott
February 6 (Saturday) Koto in Salem goes MOD with The Forz, Tiger Bomb and The Evil Streaks
February 7 (Sunday) The Manglers, The Grommets, Jason Bennett & The Resistance are at The Midway for a 4PM show
February 8 (Monday) Punk Rockin' And Pastie Poppin' Burlesque at The Midway!!
February 12 (Friday) Chetstock #1 2016 will be at Once Lounge @ Cuisine En Locale!! They will also be filming a documentary with lots of interviews and great Chet's stories. This is a memorial event to support Pine Street Inn in honor of Chet. And check out the killer line-up of bands: Moose and the Mudbugs, Liz Borden Group, Pajama Slave Dancers, Dogmatics, Bim Skala Bim, Dogzilla Reunion (with special appearance by AEF) and Chet's All Stars - more info soon check the FB page for updates.
February 13 (Saturday) The Quiggs will be on Brian Young's A Crash Course for the Ravers on WMFO 95.1, 1-4PM.
February 13 (Saturday) Lux Lives! A celebration of all things Lux and The Cramps is back this year at Dusk in Provi, RI featuring The Buzzards (members of thee Itchies and The Worried), Rumble Party and Thee Icepicks also music by DJs Ty Jesso and Kogar the Swinging Ape -(FB page)
February 17 (Wednesday) Poison Idea, Child Bite, The FUs, LIVVER and Profit Margin at Once Lounge (FB event page)
February 18 (Thursday) Keytar Bear is at The Midway...a bear's gotta play but it's cold outside!! He's on before Queereoke.
February 19 (Friday) Taxicab Cowboy , The Galvanics, The Brigands and Phil Yates & The Affiliates at PA's Lounge
February 19 (Friday) wow this should be interesting Russian Punk bands Naive and Matrixx are at the Middle East down. More info on the FB event page
February 20 (Saturday) Diablogata and Gold Blood & Associates along with DJ Valdez the Sinner will be shaking it up at Store 54.
February 20 (Saturday) The Hummingbiord Syndicate (Jon Macey's band) will be on A Crash Course for the Raves on WMFO 91.5 FM 1-4PM.
February 20 (Saturday) Quiggs, Howie & The Scrapes, Electric Octopus, and The Black Cheers are at The Foundation Room at the House of Blues (FB page for this excellent gig!)
February 20 (Saturday) M.O.T.O. , Stop Calling Me Frank, Sprained Ankles and The Johns are at The Midway
February 26 (Friday) Township is having their Vinyl Release Party, also on the bill When Particles Collide - at Great Scott
February 26 (Friday) Jittery Jack & Miss Amy along with Cactus Attack and The Alrighters are at O'Brien's
March 19 (Saturday) The Devil's Twin and Diablogato are at O'Brien's
March 19 (Saturday) Lux Lives! A
celebration of all things Lux and The Cramps is back this year at The Bayside
Bowl in Portland, ME featuring
April 1 (Friday) "Drop Ya Mic and pick up yer paint brush" is a show of Musicians' art work at Once Lounge...check out the FB page..the list is looooonnnnggg. Providing music for the event will be The Old Edison, Tom Baker and the Snakes, Stars Like Ours and Ringtail. $9 cover with free apps, art at 6PM music about 8:30.
April 1 (Friday) Kenne Highland 60th birthday party at The Cantab Club Bohemia
April 2 (Friday) Kenne Highland 60th birthday party at the midway (this is his actual birthday!) An afternoon 4PM show -more info to come
April 2 (Friday) the night show at The Midway is Wussy and The Thalia Zedek band.
April 3- 22 (Friday) Rock n Roll Rumble at Once Lounge
April 5 (Tuesday) The Legendary Shack Shakers, The Pine Hill Haints and Diablogato are at Great Scott
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