The BGN News Archive
February 2, 2015
well folks we were pretty snow bound by the storm this past week. A lot of
shows were cancelled and the city has been a total mess so we don't have much
Come hell or high water or two feet of snow WMBR's Late Risers Club had their
Rock N Roll Trivia Party this past week...we didn't even make it there never
mind getting trampled by the likes of E. Law like last time but here's some
words from Joanie Lindstrom's report of the night:
"There were 10 or 11 teams but only 8 playing for real. The top team
got 37 out of a possible 51 . Eric Law's (and Carl Biancucci's)
team was #1 again and Pip from ZBC's was #2 again, those guys know their stuff.
It lasted exactly 90 min as predicted and I heard the free hot dogs were great
but never grabbed one. Mully, Olga and I handled game duties with Mark arriving
as the music started after his hellish day. And right when Mully brought out
my anniversary cake! I thought it was a joke when after giving me props for
the anniv, he mentioned a cake but it was a really nice baked apple thing
from Petsi Pies. Dude you could have just grabbed a Stop & Shop one and
it would have been a super surprise."
Well congrats to Eric and Carl and their team for winning (are you even
surprised? we aren't. Joanie's right these guys DO know their stuff!!) And a
big congrats to Joanie for a job well done and for another LRC Anniversary under
While we found it hard to get out of the driveway others got out and sold out
the Midway on Saturday for Mark Lind's all day Boston's
Burning 2 line up of bands including The Welch Boys, Hudson Falcons,
Burning Streets, Diablogato, OC45. Great line up so we're glad it still
sold out so congrats are in order there as well.
We're all Lyres fans and Lyres have started a Go Fund Me campaign
to help get their first album in 20 years completed. With a working title
of Completeled Lyres 2015 this disc has been worked on since 1994. Let's
get it wrapped up and in our hands so we can listen to mroe Lyres!!! Here's
the Go Fund Me page...go fund them!!.....
Bob Colby is putting together Bob Colby
Presents gigs to start this spring at Store 54, he's got to shows set
up and more to come!
Fireking have wrapped up their January residency
at The Midway. By all accounts it was a successful month and John Doherty
got some great videos of the band performing. Here's Dukes
of Rock for your viewing and listening pleasure!! Thanks John.
There was LOTS of posts on FB when Miss Lyn posted a comment to Kenne Highland
about the Smithereens playing at Johnny D's in March....the reason?
The outrageous price of the tickets!!! $65.00!!!! $75 day of show. WTF???? People
are saying they won't pay those prices. Meanwhile live from New York we just
spoke to Kenne Highland and he saw The Smithereens last night
at BB King's in NYC for $30!! He's been pals with Frank Lima since the
70's. Frank said Dave Davies was going to show up but in the end could
So here are some shows that will be considerably cheaper ....
February 2, (Monday) Tigerman Woah!, Cactus
Attack and the Radiator Rattlers are at Opus Underground in
February 5 (Thursday) The Upper Crust
and Watts are at Johnny D's in David Sq.
February 6 (Friday) There's a Winter
Rock Extravaganza at the Greek American Social Club in Union Square
with The Eric Barao Band, Claws that Catch, Right on Red and Soft Pyramids
February 7 (Saturday)
It's Michael J Quirk's Birthday Show!!! at The Granite Rail in
Quincy. and the night goes like this: 7:30 Pat on Piano 8:15 Real Real Bayou
Boy Band, 9:00 Joey Fingers and the Cottage Ave Band, 10:00 Tokyo Tramps
then 11:30 Happy Birthday Mike Quirk Jam
February 7 (Saturday)
you can catch Kim and Cam Ackland guesting with Litehouse as The
Black Souls at Club Bohemia at The Cantab. Also on the bill Fireking
February 7 (Saturday)-
The Middle East has The
Drax (Goddamn Draculas) Record Release Show
along with Aquanutz, Township, Planetoid,
and Party Bois
February 7 (Saturday)
- The Midway has Bella's Bartok, The Sprained Ankles,
The Pity Whores, Trashawk and Whoopi
February 7 (Saturday)
You folks out in Worcester get to see Roy Sludge and Johnny Sciascia!
They are at
Vincent's (49 Suffolk St, Worcester, Massachusetts 01614)
And coming up after this week we have.......
February 8, (Sunday) Roy
Sludge is back in town at The Midway
for a killer afternoon of Stump The Undertaker!! Here's some video
from a previous event. Start thinking of a good song to stump him with!!
February 9, (Monday) It's Triple Thick's
Semi-Annual Cupid Has Rabies Anti-Valentine's Day Party at Charlie's
Kitchen with Pioneer Valley Pioneers (9:30), White Pages (10:15),
Triple Thick (11) and Cracked Mirror (11:45)
February 9, (Monday) is Punk Rockin
And Pastie Poppin Burlesque at The Midway
February 10, (Tuesday)
O Brien's has Today Junior, Straight To VHS and Dirt Naps
February 13 (Friday)-
the thirteenth show!!: The Cretins, Duck and Cover, Scrapes, and
The Quins are at The Middle East Up this is a
February 13 (Friday)-
Tim Catz 50th Birthday Party featuring White Dynomite, The Humanoids,
Muck And The Mires, Worshipper and DJ sets by Joanie Lindstrom at Great
February 13 (Friday)
at The Midway there's The Wrong Shapes, Unstraight, Four Point Restraints
and Night Slice
February 16 (Monday)-
Thee Icepicks (from Portland, ME), The Egos, The Boglins, &
Tsunami Of Sound! are at Opus Underground in Salem, MA
February 20 (Friday) It's the Second
Annual Lux Lives
celebration of all thing Lux Interior and the Cramps!! at The
Midway, who better to play this night than The Evil Streaks, Thee Icepicks
and The Skeleton Beats...along with Kogar the Swinging Ape.
February 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course
for the Ravers WMFO 91.5 FM 1-4PM has The Radiator rattlers as guests...plus
a whole lotta great music.
February 21 (Saturday) Midway
Matinee with Urban Waste, Progree, Sick Joke, Honest John and Incidious
- this is an All Ages show doors arte at 4PM.
February 21 (Saturday) Spectre Hawk,
Bunch of Jerks, The Skeleton Beats and DnA's Evolution are at
The Greek American Club in Union Sqwuare Somerville.
February 23 (Monday)
-The Ungraded, Quiggs, Duck & Cover and The Runouts are at Opus
Underground in Salem, MA
February 24 (Tuesday)
Calabrese, BITERS, The Connection, Zipgun Bomber, and Quiggs -are
at The Middle East. It's a bit of an early show -NOTE: 7pm Doors. Here's the
February 27 (Friday) Squallie Greenthumb's
Birthday Party at The Midway with Penalty Kill, B'Loco, The Warning
Shots, Squallie Greenthumb, Squallie And The Chaotix, Wayne Da Payne, OC45
and Split Face
February 27 (Friday) At the Oberon in Harvard
Us Your Women presented by Catherine Capozzi of Axemunkee
is a multi-media performance which includes live band, projected film, dancers
and poets - dedicated to women and the pursuit of divinity and freedom. Bring
Us Your Women tells existing and re-imagined stories of historic and mythical
individuals presenting a message of humanity that transcends gender and religion.
8PM Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and friends will perform.
February 27 (Friday) Tigerman WOAH
is having their record release party at Cuisine
en Locale also ont he bill The Dirty Bangs
February 28 (Saturday) One can never get
enough Roy Sludge and he's at Johnny D's in Davis Square.
March 1 (Sunday) Salad
Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution is a film about the great punk scene that
came out of DC this specifically covers 1980-1990 though there was great stuff
in the late 70's too!! Anyway if you want to see it I hope you have a car coz
the only place its playing around here so far is in Amesbury. It's at The
Stage 2 Cinema Pub on March 1st with two showing 2 & 6PM. Keep up to
date and buy your tix ahead of time
here. There's limited seating.
March 6 (Friday) Opus Underground
and It's Gonna Get Weird continue to produce great shows up in Salem.
Tonight is no exception: Whiskey Kill, Diablogato and The Red Pennys...a
March 6 (Friday) At The Midway there's
My Own Worst Enemy, When Particles Collide, Preacher Roe and Full
March 7 (Saturday) A Crash Course for
the Ravers on WMFO 91.5, 1-4PM has Heavy Neckers and Jay DiBiasio
as guests this time around.
March 7 (Saturday) and talk about good
bills - this
one is EXCELLENT! Sean Coleman comes back to Boston with his band
the Quazars along with Little
Lesley and The Bloodshots and The Red Pennys
March 8 (Sunday) Mark your calendars! Gail
Corcoran is putting on an all
ages show at the Midway Cafe featuring... The Sheckies, The FUs,
Jimmy Jacked, and Jagger Holly (members of the Hollywood Blondes
and The Johnie 3!) And she's having a bake sale too!
March 9 (Monday) Cuisine en Local
has it's Taco Night on Mondays and this one also includes sets by The
Weistronauts and Tsunami of Sound.
March 14 (Saturday) Terry Brenner
is trying to give the Spotlight Tavern a go again...and he's doing it
will almost the same bill as the ill fated show back in November 2014...Willie
Alexander and The Boom Boom Band and The Nervous Eaters...sadly no
Real Kids this time around but we do get to see The Knock Ups with John
the FB page
March 14 (Saturday) In town there's The
Humanoids, Kilslug, Gaskill at The Midway...that should be a hell
of an event!
March 19 (Thursday) The
much loved '80s garage-pop-psych band The Prefab Messiahs
has an EP (10", cassette, CD) coming out March 10 on Burger Records &
KLYAM Records (split release). It'll be their first new sounds in 32 years!
So they are having a record release party at The Middle East Upstairs
- it's The Prefab Messiahs, The Fagettes, Magic Shoppe, and Fedavees
March 19 (Thursday) at Atwoods in
Cambridge, MA. World-renowned rockabilly sensation Jittery Jack, along
with Miss Amy Griffin on guitar, Johnny Sciascia - America's Bass
Player , and Judd Williams on drums. Two big sets of top-notch rockabilly
and rock 'n' roll on a thirsty Thursday evening ! WMFO's Easy Ed spins
platters early, late, and on the break.
March 20 (Friday)
at TT's - Join The Dogmatics, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, The Hired Men, GypsyMoths - band,
and The Other Girls for a night of rock and roll to benefit Team MR8, running for The Martin W. Richard Foundation
in the 2015 Boston Marathon. The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation
honors Martin's message of "No more hurting people. Peace" by investing in education, athletics and community..
March 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course for
the Ravers WMFO 91.5FM, 1-4PM has the Welsh Boys as guests today.
March 28 (Saturday) - Township is
at the Midway.
March 28 (Saturday) Bob Colby presents
Thalia Zedek Band and Banditas at Store 54.
April 3 (Friday)
-It's Party Time at TT's with Party Bois, Petty Morals, Parlour Bells
and Gene Dante & The Future Starlets
April 24 (Friday)
The Upper Crust, The Grannies, White Dynomite and I Am Next are at
Cuisine en Locale. You can buy tix for this killer show here.
April 25 (Saturday)-
Bob Colby Presents Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins and
The Wrong Shapes at Store 54
May 9 (Saturday) Johnny and The Jumper Cables
at the Midway Cafe!
May 16 (Saturday) Hixx are at Club
Bohemia at The Cantab
May 22 (Friday)-
You have been warned - Book the flight now: Sleep Chamber!! Doing their
only show in 34 years in Tel Aviv, Israel at UTC+02. Not only is this their
first show in 34 years -
its their LAST SHOW ever.
July 18 (Saturday) Mission of Burma
opens for The Foo Fighters and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September
25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their
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