All right folks, maybe the end of all this snowbound hell is near....wow.
So here's some stuff we're talkin' about.....
Here's a cool John Lyndon interview in which he apologizes to the entire human race. But he doesn't have to apologize to me!! Click here to see the article.
Agnostic Front (who were in town last December) will soon (April 4th) release their 11th album The American Dream Died. They are also releasing, ahead of it, a series of 'webisodes' of the recordings of the album and stuff. Here's an interview with some great info about the ideas behind this album...and you can watch the first in the series of webisodes here. And preorder The American Dream Died and T Shirt bundle here!!
Exciting news!! Salad Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution the film about the early punk days in Washington DC is playing at a number of new locations now - this Wednesday (in Portland, ME) and Sunday 3/1 in Amesbury, MA and at The Somerville Theater 3/27!! (See listings below for more info)
Florida record collector and later record store owner and much more, Bob Suren has written a book called Crate Digger. It's about his obsession with punk record collecting and where that ultimately took him. He had lots of interaction with punk rock luminaries, went to many a punk show, funded bands and reissued records...looks like an awesome read! And his fully funded Kickstarter campaign to publish the book means it should be out soon enough. In fact you can read more about it and pre-order it from Microcosm Publishing here.
And from Facebook: MARS RECORDS GRAND OPENING PARTY FRIDAY APRIL 3rd 2015 at The New World Tavern Plymouth with Kingsley Flood! and special guests Plymouth's own New Frustrations! 9pm no cover charge! The store itself opens on April 1st. (see below)
Night Slice has a new video. The animated vid has wacky imagery and garish colors that mirror Night Slices creative fantasy style lyrics. We're dying to get out and see this group and will as soon as the damn snow stops.
So here are some shows that are happening this week....
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 FB page and here's a great live viddy of The Biters And Kim Ackland is right, Matt the guitarist for The Biters is also in Sonny Vincent's band and he was killin' it when we saw them last!!!
February 25 (Wednesday) Salad Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution the film about the early punk days in Washington DC will be shown at The Space Gallery in Portland, ME!! It's at 7PM Here's the FB page for more info.
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 Sq!! Bring 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 on the bill The Dirty Bangs
February 28 (Saturday) One can never get enough Roy Sludge and he's at Johnny D's in Davis Square. It's an early show at 7PM folks.
February 28 (Saturday) The Legendary Rockin' Prophets, Lady Pilot, Eriic Junkins, The Tenafly Vipers and Rawstrum do an early show (4-8PM) at The Spotlight Tavern in Beverly.
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!! It's at The Stage 2 Cinema Pub in Amesbury on March 1st with two showing 2 & 6PM. Keep up to date and buy your tix ahead of time here. There's limited seating.
And coming up after this week we have.......
March 3 (Monday)Hessian (Portland, Me), White Dynomite, Spectre Hawk, BDSX (mems of Tenefly Vipers/Madball) and Heavy Necker are at Opus Underground in Salem.
March 3 (Tuesday) The Four Point Restraints, Marianne Toilet and the Runs, The Knock Ups, and The Grubs are all at The Middle East Up.
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 very good bill!!
March 6 (Friday) At The Midway there's My Own Worst Enemy, When Particles Collide, Preacher Roe and Full Body Anchor.
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 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 13 (Friday) its a
show in Portland ME: at the Bayside Bowl they haveThe Outsiders
(Cd release/13yr anniversary)
The Pubcrawlers (13yr Anniversary), El Grande, and DJPJ (33 years)
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 Surette. Here's 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, 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 20 (Friday) The Skels, The Allstonians, The Sprained Ankles and Tsunami of Sound at The Midway. Surf, Punk, Ska, Irish what a combo but these bands are all connected in some way...come on down!!
March 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers WMFO 91.5FM, 1-4PM has the Welsh Boys as guests today.
March 21 (Saturday) Lux Lives comes to Portland, ME at The Bayside Bowl with The Crimson Ghosts and Thee Icepicks and DJ's Kogar the Swinging Ape and Matt Little! It's all Cramps all night!!
March 23 (Monday) - The The Downbeat 5 are playing in Salem at Opus Underground along with The Skeleton Beats and Crimson Ghosts
March 27 (Friday) Salad Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution is a film about the great punk scene that came out of DC from 1980-1990 is showing at the Somerville Theater.at 7:30PM Here's the FB page for more info and you can buy tix here
March 28 (Saturday) - Township is at the Midway.
March 28 (Saturday) Bob Colby presents Thalia Zedek Band and Banditas at Store 54. That's gona be a really nice night here! FB page
March 28 (Saturday) All ages early (4PM)
show at The Spotlight Tavern in Beverly with The FUs , Los Bungalitos,
Oh the Humanity, 138 (a Misfits/Samhain/Danzig cover band) and RMW - Randy Mississippi Whiskey
April 1 (Wednesday) It's "Surf and Turf" at TT's for a night of instro/surf and rockabilly/rock and roll/honky tonk featuring The Skeleton Beats, Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters, The Weisstronauts and Leah and her J-Walkers
April 1 (Wednesday) The all new Mars Records opens today in downtown Plymouth Ma Mars Man says "this will be the coolest and funkiest record store you have ever seen!! I'll be selling New and Used and Rare Collectable records as well as other music related goods. I will also be paying cash for unwanted vinyl records. This has been a LONG time coming and I plan to make something special for Plymouth and all of the south shore and beyond !" Here's a link to the store's FB page, like it to keep updated on what's happening! Road trip to the Cape!!! and while there dont forget the most awesome Atomic Dimestore run by Rick Paige in Hyannis!!
April 3 (Wednesday) Mars Records Grand Opening Party at The New World Tavern Plymouth with Kingsley Flood! and special guests Plymouth's own New Frustrations! 9pm no cover charge!
April 3 (Friday) -It's Party Time at TT's with Party Bois, Petty Morals, Parlour Bells and Gene Dante & The Future Starlets
April 3 (Friday) The Skeleton Beats The Knock Ups, Ladymob, Lucky United and Radio Compass are at Opus Underground in Salem. The Skeleton Beats will start recording an album...on vinyl....on March 27th at Galaxy Park Studios....and Lucky United's Jenn Lombardi has made up some fab buttons for this gig as well.
April 4 (Saturday) Cadillac Heart is doing a show at Club Bohemia at The Cantab. Also on the bill is James Straight and The Wide Stance, Billy Connors' nephew Cory's band Dr Fuzz and the Garage Boys
April 10 (Friday) Salad Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution is a film about the great punk scene that came out of DC from 1980-1990 is playing in Providence, RI at AS220 (115 Empire St) Here's the FB page for this event.
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 24 (Friday) if you live near Dover, NH you're lucky coz there's a awesome show with NYC legends Thee Casualties and we luv us some Wimpy and you get Wimpy Rutherford & The Cryptics doing a Full Queers set - the Cryptics backing up NH legend and original Queers singer Wimpy Rutherford ...also, he should not have cut his hair,- Rockin' Bob which is Bob Cenci of Jerry's Kids and The FUs & friends playing Jerry's Kids material + more but you also get Shitty Friends we all have some of those right? these guys are from Lancaster, PA and also on the bill are Maine street punks The Earbleeds. its all happening at the Dover Brickhouse. See the FB page and be there.
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 14 (Thursday) John Cooper Clarke is performing at Berklee!! At the David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston Street) Click the link to read more about JCC and to buy tickets.
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 Fenway Park
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September 25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their FB page
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