The BGN News Archive
February 17, 2014
Hey congrats to the folks in My Own Worst Enemy!! They were featured
Magazine !! Check it out!
It's the last 6 days for Richie Parsons Kickstarter project supporting his gorgeous new set of pop songs....
Parson's Kickstarter campaign. He's got only a little more than a thousand to go.
And for all you musicians out there, from Fretboard Journal...The
Skies are Now Guitar Friendly: Congress Orders Airlines to Let You Carry on
Your Musical Instrument! 'bout time damn it!
And sadly we get a definitive message about Radio not reopening
in the article that came out a while ago about liquor
licenses in Somerville on Wicked Local. Business owners are salivating over
their license and want it!! "This pressure was evident at the Somerville Licensing
Commission's Jan. 22 meeting, during which commissioners promised to revoke the
shuttered Radio Bar's all-alcohol license if the owners haven't sold it by the
commission's next monthly meeting, and three business owners competed for the
city's one available beer and wine license."
Here's some shows coming up
THIS Tuesday!! Feb 18 at the Middle East UP
Richie Ramone, The Connection and The Gobshites
Get yourself on over to the Plough and Stars this Thursday Feb 20
- for a new Thursday residency there its
Rockabilly 101 with John Carlevale and The Juke Joint Rhythm Rockers
as they play the songs that made us all fall in love with rockabilly...
And every Thursday - for a good shot of "R & B, Punk and Pop Drek from
the has beens, shoulda beens, woulda couldas and never weres from the 50's through
the present day" turn on yr radio to WMFO 91.5 and give a lissen to Alex
Piandes' The Desperate Hours show....6-8PM.
The Cantab gig this Saturday Feb 22, Saturday...is
shaping up to be quite a night folks....first off Greg Allen's Fringe Religion
has added: a special guest band from NYC - Curtis Suburban featuring
Waldos' drummer extraordinaire, Screamin' Joe Rizzo!
But also Kenne Highland & Ken Kaiser and they are now
doing a special event: Afrika
Korp Survivors Reunion!!! Awesome....check out the FB
page for the event and see the song list etc. (And you can read Kenne's
column about this show and others this week here) Also the Gravedancer's
CD Release Party has been moved to this gig too...so this is
not a night to be missed...
Also on Sat Feb 22...up in the north country all you crazy mogul luvin'
guys and gals...there's a Sunday
River Ski Party with The Flipsides and The Jonee Earthquake
Band....go listen to some cool music and do some hot doggin'!!
There is also an awesome show at The Midway on Feb 22 as well…tough
call...coz they have The
Bloodstains presenting TV
Party Pilot Episode (there'll be more of these!) the theme being
Family Night! Oh I'd like to see that with these guys....not your mama's family
And Sunday Feb 23rd there's Sunday Mayhem at The Midway with
The FUs, That Racket and the Ungraded
Thursday Feb 27th another good show at Tasty Burger down with
The Sprained Ankles, Thee Legendary Rockin' Prophets and Dots on Dice
Sadly the March 1st Spotlight Tavern, Beverly - Nervous
Eaters/Real Kids show has had a major change - no Real Kids -John Felice
is not doing so well and has had to pull out of this show....we wish John the
absolutely best ...current bill is Nervous Eaters, Pop Gun and now.....Classic
No if you're going to the big Frank Maratta car show in Springfield Ma make
sure to go to
the Skeleton Beats show at the after party at the lovely La Quinta
Hotel's Mount Tom Ballroom...check out their FB page for info and how to get
Put this event in your calendar now folks - Monday March 3rd...Gail
C. and Babysitting Calamity Booking present Pop Punk Madness and Bake Sale
at the Middle East with The Sheckies, The Pity Whores, Jimmy Jacked,
The Labor Pains....not
only is it a great bill but Gail C will be having one of her fabulous
bake sales so arrive hungry, see a great show and leave with a wicked sugar
WOW! this should be an awesome show Friday March 7 at The Midway:
Punk Goes Acoustic
with Glen Matlock and Sylvain Sylvain - I suggest you buy tix for this NOW folks cause it is gonna sell out!!!
Mary Lou Lord Benefit, Saturday March 8th at the Midway Café. The
show will go from 9:00 PM till 1:30 AM. This list keeps changing...new bands
are getting added all the time so check the link.... My Own Worst Enemy
(it's also Sue's birthday!), Kingdom of Love (featuring Linda Viens
and Rich Lamphear) , Hilken Macini (acoustic), Love Love (featuring Chris Toppin and Jefferson Davis)
So Sol (Latin/Americana), Matt Minigell (brilliant young singer/songwriter)
At Mary Lou's request, the cover has been set low ($5) so everyone who wants
to help can afford to come. However, there will be a donation bucket as well,
and we encourage you to contribute as much as you can if you are able to do
so. More details as they are worked out."
March 8th is also the Richie Parsons 10 Song Set performance
at Store 54. And Cadillac Heart is at the Cantab
and we have St Patrick's Day coming up March 14th but the 15th
could be an all day affair at The Midway...it starts out with
Swamp Patrick's Day Celebration - 4 to 8:30 PM with Everymen,
Yankee Cockfight, The Radiator Rattlers and The Old Edison...
Then it's another DJ Easy Ed Show -this one's amazing!! With Sean
Coleman coming back for a visit to Boston with Sean Coleman and The Quazars
along with Leah and Her J-Walkers and The Bloodshots
Jonathan Richman is back to the Middle East Up on March 19,
20 & 21 with Tommy Larkin on drums.
Wow Friday March 21 there a mega OI!! Show at TT's with Yellow
Stitches, Victory, Razors in the Night (who are great and are celebrating
a record release this night) And The Warriors real Oi! Straight from
London you know...(and named after one of my fave films!)
Saturday March 29 at The Midway you can get a double dose of
Chris Brat plus these are some damned good bands - its The Old Edison
(In case you missed them last week), The Warning Shots, The Black Cheers
and Duck & Cover
Jon Bernhardt is celebrating his 50th Birthday and 30 Year Anniversary
on WMBR's Breakfast of Champions with a gig at the Middle East down
on April 2 with Bevis Frond and Barbara Manning and
are $20, to benefit WMBR and are available via TicketWeb.
Friday April 4th at The Regent Theater is the debut of Tim
Jackson's film "When Things
Go Wrong": Robin Lane began as an artist singing with Neil Young
in the Laurel Canyon music scene of the late 1960's. A decade later, in the
Boston music scene, she achieved high critical praise with her own band, The
Chartbusters, which became the 11th band to be broadcast on MTV. After the birth
of a daughter she was rejected by the music business and after decades of struggle
and ups and downs, she began songwriting workshops for women who have survived
trauma and abuse. The film is a feminist perspective on the difficulties of
sustaining a career as an independent woman in male dominated business. Directed
by filmmaker and musician Tim Jackson who has played drums with Robin Lane for
35 years. The soundtrack features 21 songs by Robin Lane, many heard for the
first time, with additional music by John Kusiak.
This one-time screening is to help raise money for publishing rights for Robin's
Lane's own songs which are featured in the film. The film will be followed by
a Q&A with Tim and Robin and live performances from Robin, The Chartbusters,
Barrence Whitfield, Ramona Silver, and others TBA . You can buy tix here
Regent Theater site.
April 26th Barry & The Remains are at Johnny D's in Somerville....this
aint a cheap show folks...$40 for tix and another $15 food minimum if you want
guaranteed seating...but hey...you just can't keep a good fan down.....so go
buy those tix here.
Sadly the Standells show at TT's was canceled because lead singer Dick Dodd
passed away...but that's not holding them back it seems..the show has been rescheduled
The Cavestomp (Boston) Standells and Lyres is now at The Brighton
Music Hall on Monday May 5th.... You can buy
Thursday, May 22 at The Middle East Up...... The Woggles
with Muck and the Mires, Lyres - whoa what a show!!!!
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