The BGN News Archive
March 21, 2011
For St. Patrick's Day we went to the JP
Art Mart/Monumental Cupcakes place for a visit with Patti Smith.
It was an excellent experience..... a very small room with Patti set up in a corner
and all her books around her and some very nice black and white photos on the
walls. All for sale and I would say she raked in some dough that night, as well
she should.... her written word her imagery all her product is fabulous, and besides
she freaking Patti Smith one of those that changed the course of music
when we needed it most. Hearing Piss Factory is still an important memory for
me as is seeing her a few times.
She sportin' the scruffy look she has so
well cultivated but she seemed very nice, friendly but quiet. All I can say it
it must have been a strange experience to hear all of us gush at her and tell
her how much she meant to us while sitting there for two hours signing and signing
and signing our multitude of Patti 45's and albums and books. I am very glad I went and it
was fun to hang out on the street with Eric Law, Carmelita, Blowfish, Bret
Milano, as well as talk to strangers there too.
In case you haven't heard about this there's a new reality show on The
Travel Channel: Deathwish Movers, On the crew of Deathwish Movers (Boston
based moving company with an awesome name) are a few local musicians including
Keith Bennett who hails from the likes of Mung and Panszerbastard.....check
Alrighty....for your listening pleasure my friends we have here a link to a new
song by our pal Johnny Angel! The song is entitled "As
Long As You Always Love Me"--it's different from, what we are u sed to from
Johnny....its mellow countrified....his singing, in particular though, reminds
me here of Willie DeVille, the music is excellent, these cats know how
to play no question!! And the lyrics are VERY Johnny Angel...he don't care what
the hell you do, as long as you love HIM!! And Johnny you know I 'll always love
you my dear! So my friends take al isten and here are the very impressive credits:,br>
Johnny Angel: Vocals, all acoustic guitars, percussion Jordan Shapiro:
Electric guitars (plays with Eddie Spaghetti) John Goetchius: Piano
(Dogmatics, Mighty Mighty Bosstones) Scott Gilman: Sax (New Man
and Foreigner) Paul Ill: Bass (Young Adults, Government Mule,
Alicia Keys, Pink, Tina Turner) Dave Bach: Drums (Wheelers and Dealers,
Adam Sandler) and it was mixed by Justin Burrill (Wild Stares)...wow
talk about ALL star!!
So here some stuff coming up ....
And Wow Thursday March 24th also over at Church is A.C.
Psycho, Scummy Men and The Nose Jobs....
and there's punk the next night at Church too with Urban Waste, Refuse
Resist, Down Low and The Revilers
also on Friday the 25th The Lyres are at Club Bohemia at the Cantab
with My Own Worst Enemy
We're almost into April and we just heard that Classic Ruins will be
recording, in April, at Q Division Studios in Somerville, with producer
Ed Valauskas (Barrence Whitfield & The Monkeyhips, Muck & The Mires,Eli "Paperboy"
Reed & The True Loves) at the helm. Sounds like something to look forward
Also in April that stupid stinking useless behemoth The Rock'N'Roll Rumble rears
its ugly head again....and the only reason I'm gonna mention it is on Thursday,
April 7th there's a couple of cool bands playing for the "prelims" at TT's
The Acrobrats and Triple Thick....just go and enjoy the bands and don't buy
into the other ridiculousness.....
also coming up in Aprilů......such as....Cheetah
Chrome appearing with Mike Hudson of the Pagans and Bob Pfeifer
of the Human Switchboard in the Cleveland
Confidential Book Tour ....... On Thursday April 7th they will be in our
area, down in Providence RI at the Knight Memorial Library (275 Elmwood
Avenue, Provi.) they will be reading from and discussing their books - A
Dead Boy's Tale, Diary of a Punk and University of Strangers! Put
this on your calendars NOW!!
April 9th is an all day punk extravaganza at the Middle East for
Boston Rules OK! 2011 ...the day show has Death Before Dishonor, For
The Worse, Ashers, Watchfire, Bulldog Courage and The Bonus Army...then
the night show is excellent for sure with Razors In The Night, Bloodshot
Hooligans, Blood Stained Brindle, Combat Crisis, Word For Word, Taxi Driver
and Choke Up....
April 16th a screening of Andy
Warhol's film The Velvet Underground in Boston!!! This is being presented
Emerson and should be a fantastic thing to see!!
a sweet bill to look forwards to...... The Nervous Eaters, Lyres, and Robin
Lane and the Chartbusters at the Royale on Saturday, April 16.
Last time the Eaters played at the Beachcomber in Quincy they were in
ripping top form.
and just in Nancy Neon is puttin' on a new show at The Cantab
on Friday, April 29th with Kenne Highland opening at 9 then The
Apeshits and Sticky Business......
Nancy also tell us she has a most awesome show lined up for May 20th....at
The Cantab with The Varmints along with Corolla DeVille, The Satin
Kittens and The Nervous Eaters!!
Hey keep in touch huh??
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