The BGN News Archive
June 10, 2013
We hope you listened to Crash Course for the Ravers on WMFO 91.5 FM
this past Saturday to hear us (Miss Lyn & Blowfish) on the show. What a blast
that was! As we pulled up to the station Carl Biancucci (scheduled to
go on after us) drove up, so he was with us the whole time. We sat around for
a while figuring out what song to play to go with our various stories we had
planned to tell. Oh, about 5 minute to show time Brian Young sauntered
in we kind of figured at that point that it was going to be a bit more free
form..... and Crash Course is...so we didn't get to a lot of our songs or stories
but we did have a ball. We got to tell about how we met, how the BGN started,
we told the story of Groupie Towers and The No-Good Groupie News and a few other
things....lots of great humor and banter and music with Brian Young, Mike Stewart
and Jimmy James....Our playlist: Goo Goo Eyes, Kerouac, When
I Talk to Loretta, Who Needs You, Boys From Nowhere, Brakes
on You by Tracks (Nothing beyond 1978!)...and as mentioned Carl
Biancucci was up after us to promote the Viva La Eva Benefit and
played a song from each of the bands on the bill...THAT's an amazing set of music
with My Little OCD a great new song from Classic Ruins!....if
you didn't get to listen don't be too upset my friends coz they archive their
shows and you can listen to it anytime you'd like: Here's the
MFO Archives...Next week 6/15 the Ravers have Danny Marquis
and Steev Riccardo who are two guys with interesting histories and sure
to have great stories.
Earlier in the week on Thursday we headed over to The
JP Art Market for the opening of "From Boston to the Bowery: Photos by
Godlis" curated by bizarro fashion plate John
Nikolai . We arrived late because traffic in that neck of the woods
is totally insane...we walked in on David
Godlis mid-talk but we got to hear lots of interesting tales. Godlis
is a sweet down-to-earth guy, he held up prints of the pics in the show and
told a tale for most of them, which was a really nice touch. His artist's statement
explains how he was influenced by Brassai...and once in NYC, like Brassai in Paris
in the 30's he began taking night time street photography without a flash. Since
he hung out at CBGB many of those photos were of the punks that played
there or hung out there and much like Brassai many of his subject went on to
become famous. His photos are rich and dark and really evoke the feeling of
that time. There's Patti Smith and The Ramones, the Dead Boys,
that great one of snarling Stiv Bators , the awe inspiring list goes
on and on...so many of these photos I've seen a ton of times but never realized
they were by Godlis! And now, as he explains in his talk, the Met's recreation
of the CBGB bathroom for their Chaos
to Couture show is an completely based on his photos! ...and Richard Hell's
new book I Dreamed I
was a Very Clean Tramp uses a couple of his photos as well. Godlis is everywhere
and that's a good thing.
Now for stuff that's coming up:
Tuesday, June 11...The Young Adults are at Great Scott's...
This Thursday June 13th!! The Viva La Eva Benefit -
Viva La Eva Benefit for Eva Lipton at TT The Bears:
Ivan Lipton is a huge Boston music fan, and was the VP of Strawberries back
in it's heyday. His
daughter Eva was in a horrible crash last year -- she's still on life support
and fights to recover daily. The lifelong costs for her care are astronomical,
so her family really needs your support. Boston rockers are going to help here's
This is an amazing bill with Classic Ruins (going on at 8:30) ... Roy
Sludge...The Bristols... The Neighborhoods... The Dogmatics...The
Downbeat 5...The Dents and Upper Crust (Ending the night).
That's one hell of a night for a great cause...It starts at 8:30 and all the
bands (except the Crust) are doing 20 minute sets...you don't want to miss one
You can buy tix here....TIX
Oh one more thing: From Ivan Lipton: We hope as many friends as possible
can make it to TTs to see all these great bands! If you can't make it, but still
want to support Eva you can donate on Paypal to: EvaLiptonBenefitFund@gmail.com
Also on Thursday June 13th is the first Bob Colby Second Thursday
at Club Bohemia Downstairs at The Cantab...and he has a great line up with
Mary Lou Lord, Matt Mingell, Kingdom of Love and Randy Black.
June 15th is a happenin' evenin' with - Jonathan Richman at The Somerville Theater!!
New England's only Cheap Trick Tribute band The Clock
Strikes Ten is playing this saturday June 15th at JOhnny D's in Davis Square...
Clock Strikes Ten (CS10) was originally formed in 2003, when front man
John Powhida and bassist Tony Goddess from the Boston based band
The Rudds started to play Cheap Trick songs during Rudds shows.
Various line-up changes ensued over the next few years and by 2008 CS10 was
solidified with Powhida, Goddess, John Brookhouse and John Lynch
rounding out the guitar and drum slots respectively. Tony and the 3 Johns love
Cheap Trick and play their catalog with Power, Charisma and Magnetism!!!
We saw them in 2009
at Church and they were pretty fabulous.
Also on 6/15 The Middle East Down has The Adolescents, The Casualties,
Tenebrae, and Done With You
and then we have Muck & The Mires at The Plough...
Plumerai has a new CD
out...it was recorded in a Masonic Temple! And they are participating in the 5th
Annual Make Music Harvard Square / Fête de la Musique next weekend on Sunday
June 16th, when the streets of Harvard Square become a free, live music
festival featuring more than 70 musicians from across the USA and Canada playing
on 11 different stages. Festivities kick off at 2pm and come to a close at 10pm.
That's pretty cool! Plumerai is also at the Gulu Gulu Café in
Salem on the 28th too!
Friday June 21st at The Hard Rock Café (wherever that is ) Boston
Rocks for the OneFund with Charlie Farren, LizBorden Band, James
Straight and The Wide Stance, Adventure Set and other...
Like night and day we have two separate events on June 22nd:
The Milton Art Center is putting on a very special event: Roger
Miller of Mission of Burma, Alloy Orchestra, Sproton Layer will perform
in a rare solo performance in the MAC gallery Saturday June 22 at 7 PM.
AND The gallery will be featuring Roger's visual artwork throughout the weekend.
Roger Miller will also host a demonstration/discussion/workshop on the frottage
art technique on Saturday from 12-2:00PM. Miller's art will be on display in
the gallery through Sunday 6/23, and select pieces will be available for sale.
For more info and to buy advanced tix go to
Milton Art Center's site And then at the other end of the spectrum we have:
GG Allin Remembrance
Show -and bake sale- at The Midway!!! - This is going to be a great
show and an early show from 2-8PM folks!! The original Jabbers are making their
way down from NH to play at The Midway...This is the 20th Anniversary of
GG's death and all proceeds from this show go to GG's daughter. Here are the
bands: The Jabbers, The Pity Whores, Antibodies, Meat Depressed, Red Line
Rebels, The Manglers, Insult, Taxi Driver, Connection and more!!!
So Cal Cali has been working on booking shows at a couple clubs in
the area like The Midway and PA's Lounge so after 8PM at the
Midway this same day - the 22nd Cal Cali has his New Experience, Tsunami
of Sound, Foxpass and Answerman...
At PA's on June 28th Cal's got MOTO and JetSet and he's
working on a third band as well.
June 29th at The Midway you'll find the Dirty Truckers and
Slim Jim and The Mad Cows.
and coming up in July: Awesome Day Festival at O'Briens
with Cult 45 and The Humanoids on the 6th....
Fleshtones at Church on the 12th and ...
Morals on the 19th at Great Scott
Pere Ubu is at Brighton Music
Hall Saturday, September 4th!!!
Sadly there is another Ramones loss to report: Arturo
Vega, Artistic Director for the Ramones has died. RIP Arturo!!
Chris Brat (Marvels, Acrobrats, By The Throat and so on) has
yet another new band Duck
and Cover and of course they kick ass...we can't wait to see them play
out somewhere but until then you can hear rough mixes of their songs here...on
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