The BGN News Archive
August 2, 2010
OK, it was quite a eventful weekend guys.... we went to the Joe
Coughlin Benefit Friday night at the Midway....a night for really good
music, everyone there did excellent sets and were the best of Boston music: it
was a long list: John Powhida,
Chandler Travis, The Philly Roy All-Stars Lenny
Lashley, Classic Ruins, Roy Sludge Trio, Johnny & The Jumper Cables, Richee Parsons/Johnny
black etal and finally a song sung by Joe himself! Johnny & The Jumper
Cables were in rare form, this being their first show in many years!!
Kenne Highland was
full of energy and delivered big time with all the hits and what a bunch of great
musicians. Johnny Black really is pretty damned
stellar I must say and Carl Biancucci is honestly
Boston's best bass player! Tom Bull
was a madman on the skins as well. This set transported me back to the
old days...b>Kielbasa, Nervous, Landmine, all
the hits...and I must give credit where it is due; Kenne is a really good song writer.
All the way from Jailbait Janet
to his more recent stuff he has created more than his share of memorable
After that set Johnny, Carl and Tom stayed onstage and were joined by
Charles Hansen (Rock Bottom & Stinkin' Linkins), Roy Sludge
and Richee Parsons for a great set. They ended
with Don't Fear the Reaper and wow,
it was amazing! Charles Hansen is also an
awesome guitarist! And of course it is always a pleasure watching Richee Parsons,
he's a great punk performer. With that said he delivered a great softer side for
the closing number.
Joe finished off the night with a rousing rendition of the Cher
hit The Way of Love, oh yeah!! Joe's got a good voice too! He should
have been a singer!
At the end of the night as promised Jay Allen
did show up with a jar of cash for Joe, $250 to be exact.
Now, if you would like to show some love in the way of donating
$$$ for Joe and help him out with all his frightful hospital
bills you can do it!! Just go to Paypal and click on "Send Money" (this link
takes you there) you fill in Joe's email which is: Click for full page on the Coughlin Benefit
joeradio (at) ix (dot) netcom (dot) com
(put the symbols in for the words in parenthesis, you know the drill) And
just like magic Joe will get the dough....don't be embarrassed if you just want
to send like 10 or 20, that will definitely help too, it all adds up my friends!!
And Joe says Thank You VERY Much!!!
To see pics and read a fabulous write up of the whole evening by Blowfish, scroll
down and click on the link below. I was actually socializing out front for much of the evening.
and lastly you can also go to Joan Hathaways
photos on Facebook of the evening!! Monsters
of The Midway
Blowfish also made it out on Saturday
night to the Unnatural Axe/Nasties CD Release show
at The Beachcomber. Sounds like an awesome night!! The
Axe, The F.U.'s, The Dogmatics and Jerry's Kids....pretty unbeatable.
...scroll down to the link below for a page of pics and commentary on this night
by Blowfish as well! He's been a busy guy!!
Click for full page on the Beachcomber gig
So, what's coming up, huh? Well, we're into August now and from Marissa
Acosta we have the info that Bandwidth TV
episode #50 featuring Razors
in the Night will be showing all of August on Cambridge Community
Television (CCTV) Ch 10 Cambridge and on public access stations in Boston,
Somerville, Brookline, Belmont and Malden. You can also watch the full episode
This weekend has a lot happening!: Thursday Night at TT's there's Triple
Thick, Lyres, Satin Kittens and The Pandemics.
on Friday, August 6 at Precinct is The Sprained
Ankles, Muck & the Mires, and The Opiods (formerly Black Mosettes)!
then the Somerville
Rock'n'Roll Yard Sale 2010 is during the day: Saturday August
7 (in Union Square Somerville) from 3-7 PM:
There'll be tons of vendors selling everything from Vinyl Records and other
music memorabilia, Vintage Eyewear and Apparel, to Local DIY Handmade Goods.
There will also be local musicians performing throughout the day as well. See
Also during the day on Saturday August 7th is an excellent all ages
punk matinee at the Middle East , this one has
Blood Stained Brindle, Bloodshot Hooligans, Revilers and Word for Word.
Then next the Friday the 13th at Church,
Agent Bishop Presents a night of epic mayhem: the Lucky
13 Bash! with an excellent line-up of Liptease,
Gene Dante and the Future Starlets and Sidewalk Driver.
Coming up later in August is Mondo Generator, Roadsaw,
Cocked N' Loaded and Cult 45 Friday, August 20 at Middle East Upstairs
Saturday , August 21 is a big Nancy Neon Birthday
Bash, at the Cantab with Ramones (former
members of The Ramoniacs), Sticky Business - A Bubble Gum Tribute, The Arch
McDonald Quintet and the Port Charles Quintet (this is their first
gig with new guitarist Greg Allen)
And don't forget...the show at Club
Lido in Revere on Sunday August 29th at 2PM.
In celebration of the film: xxx ALL AGES xxx and it is also a Gallery
Boston pioneer hardcore punk bands DYS, Jerry's Kids, Gang Green and FUs
will perform with New York City's Antidote and guests for a monumental reunion
show ...AND the show will be featured in the film xxx ALL AGES xxx.
Rich Mirsky tells us that there is a new CD of The Devotions
on Crazy 8 Records! Available now at Newbury Comics and online at CD
Baby, Amazon, Itunes and more. Featuring 15 songs of the kind of blistering
rock n roll you'd expect from John Felice. We won't let you down!!
And if you haven't ordered yet: Lawless Records Axe
& Nasties disc available! Here's the lowdown: a split 45 with Boston
punk legends Unnatural Axe and the smoking hot, sexy Nasties from Italy.
Two songs each. A brand new Unnatural Axe song "I Am The Way". Their first
newly recorded material in over 28 years!!! The second song they cover the
Nasties "Back To L.A.'.
The Nasties side has a Nasties original, "Maybe" and a cover of Unnatural
Axe's "The Creeper". There are only 290 pressed on mint julep green vinyl.
Hand numbered. AND they are only $8 ppd for the U.S. and Canada. You can
pay by paypal - contact Eric Law
.......also contact him for paying by check or money order.
OK, that's it....
.....you can email us at: Miss Lyn email......