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January 22, 2018

The Dazies have a new video for their song “Misery”. The song is from a new split EP with The Courters called Seen a Ghost. The video has a paranoid guy in a tin foil hat running in fear. The song is about feeling on the outside of things and living in misery. The recording is led by the bright guitar sound. If you haven’t heard The Dazies, this is a good introduction. It can be ordered on Bandcamp

Another video showing lots of creativity is by Mick Lawless and the Reckless Hearts. John Keegan reviewed their show in Holliston last week. The viddy is of their song “Dead on the Vine”.

The drummer for the Rockin Bob Punk Band has quit. Their February shows have been cancelled. They'll use Bob Hatfield aka Bob Furapples from the FUs for their Midway Cafe afternoon show on 3/10.

From The Smithereens always seemed like a hard-working club band. Following the death of frontman Pat DiNizio in December, surviving members got together, Jan. 13, for one more show in that vein at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, filling the venue with loud, celebratory sound, well past midnight. "On stage, with members of The Smithereens were Lenny Kaye, Marshal Crenshaw Little Steven Van Zandt , Dave Davis, Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms), and Richard Barone. The set list and plenty of videos here.

This Friday there will be a show that is a record release party and the last show for the group. It’s not the first time it’s happened, but it’s never good. In this case, it’s Casanovas In Heat from Lowell. They were a young group that knew their punk history and had a Husker Du style attack. We’re sorry to see them go but happy to get the recorded material. It's at UnchARTed in Lowell (FB page)

Bob Dubrow who does Lost & Found on WMBR has put a two hour special show plus his interview with Richard Lloyd up on Mixcloud. You can listen here.

Please Kill Me has a conversation with The Kinks Drummer Mick Avery.

This week John Keegan caught Gary Mondello and Vikki Porter doing a duet thang at Tavern at the End of the World. Mondello had set up backing track arrangements on his iPhone. The keys and drum tracks highlighted the Gary Numan, OMD synth side of the tunes. Vikki added the human bass and backup vocals. Porter took center stage for a few of her own tunes. They were more straightforward with some punchy vocal repeat riffs. Nice contrast.

Tavern at the end of the world
Gary Mondello and Vikki Porter

And in other news.....

Here's some good shows coming up .....

COTW January 22 (Monday) Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! at ZuZu- 10PM show

January 22 (Monday) U.S. Bombs, Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics, The FUs - at the Dover Brickhouse Dover, NH - Here's the FB page

January 25 (Thursday) Hambone Skinny, Psychic Dog, The Guilloteenagers at the Middle East Up

January 25 (Thursday) Carrisa Johnson at Thunder Road

January 26 (Friday) The Melatonins, Mars, Sue’s Guitar, Heather & Johnny at O'Brien's Pub

January 26 (Friday) Lonely Leesa & the Lost Cowboys, Tom Baker & The Snakes, Devil Love featuring Peter Buzelle, The Blue Ribbons at The Midway

January 27 (Saturday) Punk Rock Aerobics - A benefit for Girls Rock Campaign Boston! Starts at NOON.

January 27 (Saturday) Red Mantis, Silver Screams, Wrought Iron Hex & Greylock at O'Brien's

January 27 (Saturday) Il Mostro, Mercury On Mars, Uncomfortables, Silver Screams at O'Brien's Pub

And further out we have...

WFMO January 30 (Tuesday) Zip-Tie Handcuffs, Julep, Stuyedeyed, Birdgangs at O'Brien's

January 31 (Wednesday) Jay Allen's Mess-Around at ONCE Lounge &:30-11:30 Free!!

February 2 (Friday) It's a double shot of The Dirty Truckers with Michael Kane & the Morning Afters, The Dirty Truckers (first shot), Tad Overbaugh, The Dirty Truckers (2nd shot) at O'Brien's

February 2 (Friday) The Natty D's, Idle Pilot, Psychic Dog, Squash at UnchARTed in Lowell FB page for info/directions

February 3 (Saturday) Isolations, Rictus Grin, WIMP, Ratz, Whoopi Sticks at Club Bohemia at The Cantab

February 3 (Saturday) Eddie Japan, Devil's Twins, Grownup Noise & Analog Heart at Once

February 3 (Saturday) Nervous Eaters, the Straight Eights and DUI at Pete’s Grill (540 South Street, Quincy) FB page

February 8 (Thursday) Powerslut, Thrust Club, Leafcutter, Ski Bunny at O'Brien's Pub

February 9 (Friday) The Melatonins, The Connection, Justine and the Unclean at the Tavern at the End of the World

February 9 (Friday) The Bentmen are at Once Ballroom

Justine and the Unclean February 10 (Saturday) Hudson Falcons 20th Anniversary Tour with special guests The Sprained Ankles and more! at the Midway - this is a 4PM show.

February 10 (Saturday) The Humanoids, Mercury On Mars, Uncomfortables, Il Mostro at O'Brien's Pub

February 10 (Saturday) The Classic Ruins, TJ Wheeler, Black Cat Road at Bayside Bowl, Portland ME. Free Show! Starts 8:30 Sharp!

February 11 (Sunday) The Thigh Scrapers, State of The Union, Pop Gun, Lily Black for an early show at 4PM at The Midway

February 12 (Monday) Rocker Zine's Rock n Roll Trivia at Once. With Brett Milano and Erin Amar. Starts at 7Pm

February 15 (Thursday) Major Stars, Black Helicopter & Henry Owings at Once Ballroom

Zip Tie handcuffs February 16 (Friday) Jittery Jack, Stop Calling Me Frank, Kenne Highland and friends at Sally O'Briens

February 16 (Friday) Bundles, Dan Webb & The Spiders, Birdwatching, Michael Kane & The Morning Afters at OBriens

February 17 (Saturday) Roy Sludge at Atwood's at 4Pm

February 17 (Saturday) MOTO, Crunchtime, State of the Union, Little Billy Lost & the Cocks of the Walk at Tavern at the End of the World

February 17 (Saturday) Damn why isn't this in Boston?? LUX LIVES at Koto in Salem with SPiTZZ, Evil Streaks, Tsunamibots. FB Page

February 18 (Sunday) The Crank Tones at Atwoods

February 23 (Friday) The Dirty Truckers "Best of" double shot release party with very special guests: Tad Overbaugh & The Late Arrivals and Michael Kane & the Morning Afters

February 26 (Monday) Thrust Club, Electric Street Queens, Sister,Disco Nap at Charlie's Kitchen

February 24 (Saturday) Jason Bennett & the Resistance, Blood Stained Brindle, Jesse Ahern and The Roots Rock Rebel Revue, and Jake Bell & the Maybe One More's at The MIddle East -this is an early evening show at 6:30PM

February 24 (Saturday) A Bunch of Jerks, Muck & the Mires, Jay Allen & The Archcriminals, Hambone Skinny at The Midway 9PM show

Silver Screams March 2 (Friday) Damon & Naomi, Thalia Zedek and Kevin Robert Thomson at The Lily Pad Inman Square 7-10PM

March 2 (Friday) Fat Togue Music presents! .Black Helicopter, Blackletter and more TBA- check the FB page for updates.

March 3 (Saturday) Peter Perrett (of The Only Ones) at The Brighton Music Hall FB page for tix etc

March 9 (Friday) Nick & The Adversaries, Continental (ex-Dropkick Murphys/The Outlets), The Hi-End, The Gala at The Midway

March 10 (Saturday) Carissa Johnson Talk Talk Talk Album Release at Great Scott also on the bill: The Organ Beats, Lady Pills, and Watts!

March 14 (Wednesday) Clan Of Xymox and Stoneburner at Once

March 14 (Wednesday) Dropkick Murphys, Agnostic Front & Bim Skala Bim at The State Theatre, Portland, Maine FB PAGE!

March 16 (Friday) Bonecrusher, The Welch Boys, The Blue Bloods, The Ice Cold Killers at The Midway

March 16 (Friday) Richie Ramones, Marko and the Bruisers, Musclecah, at Ralph's Diner in WistahThe Pathetics

March 18 (Sunday) State of the Union, The New Frustrations, Billy Connor's Project, Far Above The Ground at The Midway- this is a day time show 4Pm

March 23 (Friday) Barrence Whitfield & the Savages at the Middle East!! FB page and tix link here.

April 17 (Tuesday) My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: 30th Anniversary Show at the Brighton Music Hall

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