August 11, 2008
Ok first off;
where the hell was everyone?????
I thought the show was going to sell out, we bought tickets ahead of time to make sure we'd get in!!
Hey all you other old farts!!! Where the hell were YOU?????
There was only me and a handful of the old schoolers who were actually there back in the day ( Eric Law and I reminisced about the Orpheum show in '78; The Ramones, The Talking Heads and Eddie & The Hot Rods, what a bill huh???) , but mostly there were young people in the audience. (For example Ryan and Iain of Red Invasion which is why they will always remain a fave band of mine!!)
So I have to say; Alright!! Kudos to the kids!!! They were not only "there" they knew the words to every song and were SO psyched to be seeing The Hot Rods!!!! THAT made me very happy.
The band sounded great, from what I hear the only original member is the lead singer Barrie Masters, but the other member were appropriately aged and were tight!! And great performers as well. Man, I had been singing (and am still singing) "Do Everything You Want To Do" for the past 2 weeks at least so it was great to hear it live!!
Also on the bill; The Pinkerton Thugs… they were good, songs were good, but the band never related to the audience at all, so it felt weird to me. I have to say the lead singer had nicely pegged tight pants AND a majestic nose!
…speaking of tight pants, as you will see in accompanying
photos, I ran into Rick Barton of The Outlets and Everybody Out!.
He looked extremely HOT, wore a pair of fabulous
TIGHT pants and I talked to him about Everybody Out!
They just finished an acoustic album and an electric album and they just wrote the best rock'n'roll party song since Kiss' "Rock'n'Roll All Night and Party Every Day"…wow!! Can't wait to hear it!! They are touring during August and will be back in Boston on Sunday, September 7th at Harper's Ferry with Deadly Sins, Mark Lind & The Unloved and Asher. So don't' miss that one!! Until then you can check out the Everybody Out! Myspace site
Pegged pants=check. .
So Saturday we went to Church to see The Throwaways, Buried
in Leather, Bad Lieutenants and Electric Frankenstein. Hmm, this
gig was not one of the best nights evah, that's for sure.
We missed the Throwaways but Joanie Lindstrom said she thought they were really great with the new lead singer Paul from Mung. So that's very cool. But I mourn the loss of Staffy on stage.
Buried in Leather were extremely entertaining as usual. Sometimes it's like they are two separate bands, there's the metal punk music, serious guys playing away up on stage, then there's this crazed lead singer mulling around on the floor, living in a different world but singing songs that go with what the band is doing on stage. He's really awesome and funny and kind of an enigma to me. We love these guys!! Also this was their CD Release party so there's something new you gotta buy, go to their site and purchase!!
OR they are playing again at The Abbey on August 29th so definitely go check 'em out, and hit the merch table then!!!
Bad Lieutenants were….. well with a name like that, you have a LOT to live up to and ya got to have something happening and there was just nothing happening with this band. They didn't do anything for us. Sorry.
Electric Frankenstein was pretty damned good though. They looked cool
to me and really rocked it…yes they ARE high energy metal inspired punk and
excellent as well. Whew!!
Also I have to mention that there were some real assholes in the audience this night and that always help to raise the suck level of a show to me. There were some Church regular I hate to see in the crowd and others up there on the dance floor flailing their arms around HOPING their fists would meet with someone's face, I mean people, you don't have to be a raging asshole to have a good time. Bleck.
But on to cool stuff that's upcoming:
this coming Thursday & Friday at Church is the Annual Mission Hill Little League benefits, Thursday its Jason Bennett & The Resistance along with Scars and Super Power , Friday its Jason Bennett & The Resistance again with Confront and Vagiant…..
Thursday night (Aug 14th) at TT The Bear's Place is Red Invasion with Have Mercys and The Soso Glo's
on Friday night August 15th at The Abbey is Muy Cansado(cd release), Prime Movers, Diamond Mines and The New Dumb
Sunday August 17th at Harper's Ferry is a cool show: The Cute Lepers, The Power Chords, Avenue Rose and The Throwaways...
Now the big shows coming up are NEXT weekend….
Unnatural Axe 30th Anniversary Tribute cd record release!!!!
These are three incredible shows...
Thursday August 21st at Church with The Outlets, Unnatural Axe, Watts, Andy Pratt and The Beachcombovers
Second show: Friday August 22nd at Church with Cheetah Chrome, Willie Loco, The Dogmatics, Miss Chain and The Broken Heels and the New Frustrations,wow!!!
Saturday, August 23rd at the Middle East down with Unnatural Axe, The Queers, The Meatmen, the Nasties and The Sleazies
my suggestion: buy tickets now!
And of course go to the Axe's myspace site to hear the songs!!!
And what a way to end the month;
1) don't forget: Buried In Leather at The Abbey on Friday, August 29th
2) this should be one awesome show:
at Saturday, August 30th at TT, The Bear's in Central Sq Cambridge: Sexpod, Thalia Zedek and The Poison Arrows
OK, now on to ...Saturday September 6th:
1) is the Somerville Rock and Roll Yard Sale!! It's an outdoor sale In Union Square Somerville , open to sellers of records, art, crafts, vintage items, etc. Vendor cost is only $25 , the hours are 3-7pm (it may run later if people want)
they are still looking for vendors though space is limited so email 'em if you want to sell stuff . And if you don't want to be a vendor well you'll want to be there as a shopper so save the date!!
2) after that you can go to the Middle East for Magic Christian (members of Blondie, Flaming Groovies, Plimsouls), Muck and The Mires, Parallel Project, Fox Pass
and then Sunday, September 7th, an early and all ages show 6PM! at Harper's Ferry with Deadly Sins, Mark Lind & The Unloved and Asher. So we have a busy August and September my friends.....YEAH!! I like that.
and my friends, we'd just luv to hear from you so do email us, just click and write.....Miss Lyn
Further down the raod.....
Because of the heat issuing from the bowels of hell itself at last year's Late Risers Club Anniversary they are having an evening on year latter to allow people to see the Jan Crocker videos and the LRC's documentary from Marissa Acosta. There will also be some DJ action from Joanie, Albert O and Mark. It will be at the Alchemist Lounge in Jamaica Plain on Friday September 5, 10PM to 1AM...and maybe some FREE PABST.