The BGN News Archive
It was Tuesday and it was frickin cold but Great Scott was on the full side. It was billed as a Welcome Home show for Black Beach and The Midriffs who just finished a southern tour. Both bands expressed their appreciation of the turnout and it did feel like the crowd cared. There was moshing from the first song to the last for the two bands. The young crowd was very energetic. It felt like a weekend gig.
Black Beach was in top form. Everything is raw with them, there are
no smooth edges. Just like the moshers you have to dive in and go with it. The
volume is up and the feedback is squealing with some clear surf toned sections
sticking out of the distorted soup. The verses are sung and the choruses are
yelled. Most songs sound like jams with tempos and volumes going up and down.
I didnt get great photos because I was trying to avoid getting hit by slammers. While I was being timmy a couple were making out passionately in front of the stage with moshers zinging back in forth within inches of them. PHOTO HERE. This is just a short video showing the scene while Black Beach were playing.
I kept thinking how healthy the music scene was that this many people came out and joined these young bands for a celebratory night mid-week in the winter. I then thought of last weeks tribute show for Allen Devine, again a night where people came out to show they care. The nights had different feelings and music but both demonstrated the depth of the Boston music scene.
There were loads of gigs during the weekend. Johnny Ds is continuing their special shows leading up to their closing. There was the Holy Holy show at the Wilbur showcasing Bowie's music. John Keegan got the best photos you will see anywhere from that gig - check the link above. We headed to the Midway on Friday. The club was on the full side even early with Mongorellis a new group with Ed Lynch of the F.U.s on bass.
They were hard without being hardcore. The songs had some
hooks in the choruses. I would like to hear all the material again.
One song they announced was a love song called Choke You, so
was it then? It seemed like it. It was more in the pop punk vein and
I thought it was the best of the set. They got some moshing going which
would be the beginning of much more during the night. A side note for
guitar fiends; the guitarist has THIS
MOSRITE a new one being made by Dana Mosley daughter of
Neighborhood Shit got the moshing going big
time with very short hardcore bursts bridged by some sonic sludge. The
slamming expanded to the edges of the main floor and it was hard to
get a safe spot. There were some big guys doing the arm windmills and
Kung Fu moves. One guy piggy backed on another and they ran across the
room and into a bunch of people who went down like bowling pins; quite
a sight. I didnt get many photos to busy avoiding the mayhem.
See This World has Dave
Tree in it. Their songs were more elaborate than the other groups and
the lyrics addressed problems in the larger world.
In other news...
Fireking is in the studio recording another album Speedway which they hope to have available in 2016.
New York City declared January 20th David Bowie Day
And MIT is honoring David Bowie this Friday Jan 29th with an Orchestral Tribute to David Bowie "MIT Music and Theater Arts' orchestral concert tribute to David Bowie will feature the Boston area premieres of Philip Glass Symphonies No. 1, Low and Symphony No. 4, Heroes. Both works were inspired by David Bowie and Brian Eno's groundbreaking albums that were part of the famous "Berlin Trilogy" of Low, Heroes, and Lodger. " The concert is completely sold out.
Here's some good shows coming up this week.....
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) 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
And out in the future we have.....
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) Randy Black and the Heathcroppers are at Tavern at the End of the World.
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. And you can get your tix here.
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 17 (Wednesday) Duck and Cover are on the bill at the Middle East with (ex Hanoi Rocks') Michael Monroe and Hardcore Superstar (Tix almost sold out folks act fast here)
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) Brian Young's A Crash Course for the Ravers has The Hummingbird Syndicate as special guests. 1-4PM 95.1 WMFO
February 20 (Saturday) Diablogato and Gold Blood & Associates along with DJ Valdez the Sinner will be shaking it up at Store 54.
February 20 (Saturday) Classic Ruins, Fireking and Plume are at The Tavern at the End of the World
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 msuic 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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