March 8, 2010
I trekked out to Wistah, with the wonderful Judy Willburn to go to WAM (The Worcester Art Museum) for their Who Shot The Rock exhibition: excellent rock'n'roll photos from Elvis on up to The White Stripes. The first photo I see is one of Curt Cobain sitting on the floor crying after a gig...oh, poor Curt. But it sure did make for a striking photo. ...the one that really surprised me was a rich black & white of Jimi Hendrix playing guitar in Wilson Pickett's band!!! I never knew!! WOW!! And there was Johnny Cash "giving the finger" to the photographer at a San Quentin concert...oh and then Henry Rollins....trying to be tough and all angst and rebellion (like Johnny Cash REALLY was) in a staged photo of him punching the image of himself in a mirror ...with fake blood running down his hand...there were also the photos of many album covers I have seen and purchased over the years: Led Zepplin, Traffic, The B-52's, Bow Wow Wow's great cover that is a re-staging of the Manet picnic painting, Bjork, The Beatles covers, lots! And there were some great old black & whites of Elvis, a pic of the Silver Beatles(!) a Johnny Rotten, a Clash, Marilyn Manson, ...all are gorgeous high quality prints of pics you have seen in the press over the years but there are also other ones you have not seen. Both are great to look at presented this way! All the photos have a little story/explanation next to them too so it's really a wonderful show and well worth the drive to Worcester! The show runs until May 20th and there are tons of events, lectures, classes all connected to this show!
After that it was straight to the Middle East UP....to see Tijuana Sweetheart,
The Marvels and Dead Friends....the
Marvels were the usual; FANTASTIC!! Fun, tight, high energy, great songs,
my fave band ...really!
Tijuana Sweetheart is a band full of personality. The lead singer smiles and winks her way through some songs of woe that still seem to make you feel good. They made the set feel like a party.
Dead Friends had some sort of rap or hip hop thing going over the rock base. Strong players but not our genre. The first band Never Got Caught had a heavy sludge pounding at the bottom our their sound that created some powerful moments.
So what's coming up??? Well this very week...this very Tuesday....The Downbeat 5 are playing a RARE weeknight show at TT the Bear's Place , in honor of the "second coming" of The Right Ons. If you missed them last year, they brought the house down at the Lizard Lounge. Opening the night is a band that was selected for Sonicbids' "Road to Canadian Music Fest" tour, Hey Marseilles. So get on down and see this excellent show! Great combo of bands to bring the house down again this year!....
The Young Tremors are playing at The Midway every Friday on
March: this Friday 3/12 with The Swinedells and 1977.... then on 3/19
with Classic Ruins and Jay Allen and The ArchCriminals and on 3/26 with
And we got the St. Patrick's Day gigs ...so if you are on the Cape or wanna do the drive...here's an excellent St Paddy's day show with Outlets' Rick Barton and his band Continental, with Bryan McPherson, The New Frustrations, Noggin (Featuring Richie Parsons and members of the Dogmatics), and the Purse Snatchers on Wednesday March 17th at Memorial Hall in Plymouth.
At The Middle East Up you got your St Patrick's Day Blowout Featuring: Swaggerin' Growlers, F Bombers, Faulty Conscience, Old Edison, Time and Place
Three Day Threshold are at Precinct for a St Patrick's Day Party in Union Sq!
And of course at The Plough and Stars is a FREE St Paddy's Day party with a Pogues cover band!!!
many options for tossing back several Guinnesses!
After that The Beachcomber in Quincy on Friday March 19th with Big Bad Bollocks, Beantown Boozehounds, Paul & The Strings and Drago. and.....
in town at The Middle East UP is a whole weekend event of punk rock.....Boston Rules, OK! and it goes like this: Fri 3/19: Night One - COA, PanzerBastard, Side Effects, Cromulent, Nothing But Enemies, Revilers
Sat 3/20 -Day One - The Pinkerton Thugs, Tommy and the Terrors, Razors in the Night, Disorderly Conduct, Oi! the Band, Colin and The Cancer
then Sat 3/20...Night Two - The Vigilantes, Jason Bennett and the Resistance, These Lies, Paul & The Strings, War of Words
Sun 3/21 - Day Two - Guns Up!, For the Worse, Ashers, Watchfire, Word for Word Oi.
And Thursday 3/25 is a very interesting event at TT The Bear's :its
Boston Underground Film Festival "Tokyo Steampunk" Party with Humanwine,
Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys, Jaggery, and OwlWatcher
Mark your calendars now for Nancy Neon's Rat Reunion Night at The Cantab with The Flashcubes, 1-4-5, The Varmints, The Boize, Foxpass, Third Rail, The Last Ones and The Classic Ruins........
and more reunions...I can't wait for this one!! Johnny D's (the one in Allston from the good ole days) Reunion!!! At Church Saturday May 1st, with Turbines, Prime Movers, Classic Ruins and Moose & The Mudbugs
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