Cropfrom Australia played their first
set in America at the Lily Pad. That was a long way
to go to such a small space but that could also be a legendary date
to catch…you were there! In this case Joanie Lindstrom
was there. Al Quint was the DJ for the night and locals
Landowner were the opening act. CLICK
HERE for a few photos, a video and a short review of the gig from
The Nervous Eaters show at the Middle East
on Tuesday 9/28 with The Dead Boys and The Plimsouls has been moved
to Sonia from the ME Up. Looks like that opened up some more tickets.
Here's the Middle
East Ticket Page. You might still get in.
We had the British TV series Pistol based on
Steve Jones’ book Lonely Boy. Now we have I
Was A Teenage Sex Pistol., a film on based on Glen Matlock’s
There's more detail and recall in Matlock’s book than Jones’ more
personal and sensational take. For instance you learn more about the goings
on of the McLaren/Westwood’s SEX store in Matlock’s book.
The film will be a documentary with interviews.
The men in charge according to the Hollywood reporter: “I Was a Teenage
Sex Pistol will be directed by Andre Relis (Randy Rhoads: Reflections of a Guitar
Icon, NWA & Eazy-E:Kings of Compton) and Nick Mead (Clarence Clemons: Who
Do I Think I Am?). The film will be produced by Matlock, Jessica Bennett (Darkness
of Man, The Price We Pay) and Nick Mead, with Stephen Nemeth (Fear and Loathing
in Las Vegas, Dogtown and Z-Boys) serving as executive producer.”
The Dogmatics have had some issues with Brown
Paper Tickets company, mainly non-payment. In fact they owe the Dogs $4605.00!!
It looks the company has a history going back a few years. There have been
complaints to the Better Business Bureau. We mention it here to caution any
band to check them out before they use them.
The New England Music Awards have their ballots out for this
year. You can vote now
Both Eddie Japan and Air Traffic Controller
are up for the Act of the Year and Song of the Year.
Kooked Out are up for New Act of the Year.
Linnea’s Garden is vying for Live Act of the Year
Rock Act of the Year has acts: Paper Tiger, Devil Love, Today Junior
and Salem Wolves.
Punk Rock Act of the Year has: The Jacklights, Justine and the Unclean,
Key of Caustic and One Fall
The Chelsea Curve are in the Pop Act of the Year category.
Hard Rock/Metal Act has Actor/Observer, Mach Bell Experience
Girl With A Hawk is in the Rising Stars of Mass category.
Video of the Year has: Danny the K, The Chelsea Curve and
We’ve been posting a lot on Geoff Palmer lately because
his album is on the verge of release. Geoff not only plays rocking good pop
punk he also has good taste in spotting others doing it.
Geoff's "2023 – Best of (so far) Spotify list" is 170 songs
long!! He’s included a few of his own songs and his mates Kurt
Baker and Brad Marino. There are a few other recognizable
bands but most are new discoveries for us.
Then there is the 40 song list that Spotify calls "This is Geoff Palmer."
These are songs that encompass all of Geoff’s releases.
There always seems to be questions about what Pixies songs are about. The American
Songwriter website offers an explanation of “Where Is My Mind”.
Black Francis says, “The song is about a high-school
trip to the Bahamas. I was swimming in clear water and there was a small fish
– about four inches, not dangerous at all – that was aggressively
following me and poking me,” he explained to The Guardian in 2020. “It
kept doing it – it freaked me out. I was like, ‘I have to get away
from this fucking crazy fish." .... Gee, that seems so deflating.
The title of the song and the atmosphere of the song seem to indicate some
existential doubt going on. We still think it does, even if prodded by a fish.
The Dandy Warhols debuted a new video/song on Brooklyn
Vegan. “Summer of Hate” is their “homage to the sounds
of The Damned, The MC5, and probably a bit of the Stooges in there as well.”
We think you can hear all that in there too.
It’s fuzzy, garage-y and a little cheesy. They admit the visuals were
controlled by AI. You can see that right off. It looks very different.
Das Damen are reissuing their 1986 album Keeps
Me Wild. As part of that, they retrieved some unfinished songs
and had guest singers in to complete them. One of those singers is Thalia
Boy, what a powerful performance she does on “How Do You Measure.”
She’s a wonder!! There aren’t many singers that could pull this
The video itself is a bit vertiginous. We stopped looking and just listened
Go Betty Go are a Southern California punk band that started
in 2000. They made their name on a few Warped tours and then had a few stops
and starts. Now their new album Black and Blue coming
out in 2024 on Wiretap Records. This video for the first single off the album,
“Keep Up”, it’s a good way to see what they do. The guitars
are thick and distorted the vocals are clear as a bell. That’s a nice
A mention of a song titled
“The Rat” in the London Review of Books caught our attention.
It's a song by the NYC group The Walkmen who were part of
the New York scene that has received attention because of the book Meet
Me In The Bathroom (which later became a documentary of the same name).
But the song is not about our beloved Boston club.
The Walkmen were just before that era of The Strokes and the
Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs. “The Rat” doesn’t sound that far from The
Strokes doing “Last Night”. The Walkmen bear down with their intensity
which makes The Strokes almost seem detached by comparison. It was worth searching
out the vid.
Our ears perked right up when we heard DMZ's “Ball
Me Out” on Ron’s Monday Late Risers Show.
It wasn’t DMZ!, it was a cover by the French group NC
Five. It is rough, but it should be rough to be real.
Speaking of covers Ron then played a cover of Devo’s “Girl
You Want” by UK group Get the Fuck Outta Dodge.
They have a whole album of covers called These Songs Aren’t Ours Either.
They pick from a wide range of very roughly done covers like “Kids in
America” and “Ever Fallen in Love”.
We liked this song “Pink Bikini” by the Drama Dolls
from LA. It’s on You
A song about a Pink Bikini should be a nice and breezy but no, they put the
‘drama’ in it.
To hear Ron’s Monday LRC show go to the WMBR
archive page, hit the LRC show for Monday 9/18.
This week The Jacklights were interviewed on Blowing
Smoke with Twisted Rico.
Nilagia McCoy grew up in San Diego and heard a lot of skate
punk growing up. Drummer Mike Gaylord is from Newbury, VT.
His early influences were Nirvana and Tool then ska and So Cal punk. Bassist
Mike Allen is from Upton, MA. He was in bands from early teenage
years. Mike also plays with the Instamatics.
The Jacklights are Nilagia ’s first band. Before
that she only played solo. She found her bandmates on Craigslist in
2019, just before Covid. She was impressed with Justine Covault’s
Whistle Stop shows and felt the band would fit in on Red on
Red and submitted their music.
They talk a lot about the upcoming EP Final Girl
(out October 3. See
Bandcamp), the title song “Final Girl” and the video for the
song. This is a good way to get up to speed with the group who is getting
a bigger presence on the scene all the time.
Steev also logs a session with Corey Loog Brennan
of Bullet LaVolta and The Lemonheads.
Corey has many interesting stories starting right of the bat with stories about
his home town of Scranton, PA. He was into punk from 1977. He lived in London
in 79 and 80 and saw tons of live punk then.
We love that he lauded a 999 show in Philadelphia that he
rates as an all-time best.
Corey is also a professor which has involved travel so his stories involve
playing in bands, seeing live bands and teaching.
He was also a DJ at the Record Hospital on WHRB. What hasn’t this guy
done? The show is an hour and a half and the stories never stop.
It’s about a year old but It’s Another Sunday Podcast has
well done interview with Liz Borden. There is some Rat stories
which we always like to hear. Some stories of unfair treatment to female bands
that The Axes had to endure.
There was some new news for us. We didn’t know that Liz has written some
books. If you go to Amazon
you'll see she has four books: My Life in Poetry & Short Stories
(Volumes 1 and 2), Photos from the Road of Life Series #1
and The Facts & Importance Of Bees, Bugs & Butterflies for
As Liz says in the interview, she’s always keeping busy. That’s
why she started acting because that is something she could do on her own without
Here’s your weekly hit of Glam from the Elastic Glam Breakfast
Show. New faves this week was “Boogie Star” from Velvet
Insane, “Rockstar” from The Struts and
an older one, “Motor of Love” by an Australian group Sherbert.
This band, “…transcend mortal constraints to traverse the cosmic
tapestry. They are the embodiment of sonic divinity, revered as the Gods of
Rock who defy the limitations of time and space.” That’s how Bang
Camaro defines themselves. We think no stage is big enough for them…because
there are so many of them.
Their new album is Bang Camero III. Two previously
released singles start the album, “We Know You Know" and
“Too Fast To Fall In Love”.
The music is hair metal coupled with fantasy. You know what you’re getting
with Bang Camero and it’s fun.
It all comes together in “Never Stop the Rock” where they build
up to a frenzy as they pledge “We’ll never stop the rock”.
The Tearaways have Blondie’s drummer Clem Burke
which makes them notable right there. They had a few singles and vids
out, now it’s the whole album; And Now For Our Next Trick
on Dirty Water Records.
This is some Power Pop old school style. The singing is one of the major pluses.
It’s so full and saturated sounding.
“Are You Effing Kidding Me” is getting attention – great
title. “Charlie, Keith and Ringo” has a notable video featuring
Clem who gets a chance to show off a bit. Here’s the video on YouTube
Our pick to click is “No Love Lost.” Some songs just get to us
and this is one. It's Pop with full vocals, power chords and some 12 strings
ringing out – sold! We played and replayed this to death. That’s
why we have it on our
Top Ten Songs
Australian punks The Square Tugs have a new tune “One
Minute Love Song.” As advertised it’s one minute long (short). But
it only takes a second to visualize the instant mosh pit for this song when
done live. Way to go guys!!
We spotlighted The Young Rochelles before with their song
“I Never Saw the Ramones” - done in Ramones style of course. They
have a new song out now, “Breezy” as the title would suggest, is
less punk than that last song we posted. This is light and sweet and poppy.
Their new album is Kicked to the Curb.
Here's some good shows coming up .....
September 26, 2023 (Tuesday)Dead
Boys, Nervous Eaters, The Plimsouls at The Middle East Up FB
September 26, 2023 (Tuesday) Anti-Heros,
Legion 76, The Antagonizers - Middle East Down
September 27, 2023 (Wednesday) Freeloader,
Silverlane. The Modifiers at the Silhouette - FB
September 28, 2023 (Thursday)Dead
Boys, GLiDER, Midnight Creeps, One Fall at Alchemy Provi RI. FB
September 28, 2023 (Thursday) Bootleg Dan
Presents - The Stigmatics, Little Billy Lost, Crow Follow at
Geno's Rock Club Portland, ME
September 29, 2023 (Friday)Kurt
Baker record release show with Bad Idea USA and Nate
Doyle at Faces Malden TIX!
September 29, 2023 (Friday)Anti
Heros, Legion 76, Antagonizers, Blood Stained Brindle, Absuctors -
Middle East Down.
September 29, 2023 (Friday)The
Fleshtones + The Nervous Eaters at Cafe Nine - New Haven CT-
September 30, 2023 (Saturday) The
New England Rock'n'Roll Hall of Fame Awards ceremony is at The Regent Theater. Perfromign wil be Mach Bell
Experience, Robin Lane, Lizzie Borden & Axes at Regent Theater
Arlington MA - New England Music Hall of Fame Live Awards and Performances.
September 30, 2023 (Saturday) Forever’s
Fallen Grace, Dark Rain, Authentic Descent, Third Knuckle, Renegade Cartel,
Anu Dysfunction at The Peabody VFW Fidelity Post 1011. Facebook
page 6 bands only $10!!
September 30, 2023 (Saturday)The
Woo Music Review is at the Raven in Worcester.... there are 14 bands,
starting at 2PM, including Thigh Scrapers, Musclecah, and Wrought
Iron Hex. Check out the FB
page for times and bands.
October 4 & 5, 2023 (Wednesday & Thursday) Belly and Parkington Sisters atThe Paradise
October 6, 2023 (Friday) A Night
for Justine (Justine Covault Triobute show) with Quest For
Tuna, The Croaks, The Black Threads with guests, The Bags, Dink Pinkerman, Tom
Baker and the Double Down, The Unclean with guests - at The Crystal
Ballroom FB page
October 6, 2023 (Friday) Crow
Follow at The Parkside Lounge NYC
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) Agent
Orange, Spice Pistols, Baabes at The Middle East Down
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) The
Long Wait, The USM, Sonic Bomb at Faces Brewing Malden
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) Hi End CD release Party with Grimly
Pleased - Square Root - 8:00pm - 11:00pm
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) The
Courettes, The Devils Twins, Thee Fabulous Itchies at Askew in Provi
October 8, 2023 (Sunday) The Scurvy
Dog Parking Lot Mega show 2-10 PM - Here's a list of bands (Last to
first) Rockin’ Bob Punk Band, Sire, Chew, Vudu Sister, the Slashers,
Epochsis, Some Kind of Nightmare, Grip Bite, Salem Wolves, the Moodrunners -
cehcek the FB page
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Black
Beach, Saturniids, Astral Bitch, Bad//Verb at The Silhouette
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Great
Falls, Miracle Blood, Bed Time Magic, Don't Grow Old at O'Brien's
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Voided
Shape, Cotter Champlin Group, Mad Painter at The Jungle - music starts
October 11, 2023 (Wednesday) Nick
Cave Book Signing - a signing of Faith, Hope and Carnage at
The Harvard Square Bookstore NOON - sold out- sorry!
October 11, 2023 (Wednesday) The
Mission UK & The Chameleons: Deja Vu Tour
2022 Rescheduled to 2023!!! also on the bill Theatre of Hate
October 12, 2023 (Thursday) Sydney
Valette, Looking Glass War, Goiter at O'Brien's
October 12, 2023 (Thursday) The
Len Price 3, The Chelsea Curve, Cynz, Tiger Bomb. at Geno's Portland,
October 13, 2023 (Friday) Gretchen
Shae & The Middle Eight, Your Friends In Hell, American Ocelot, Thou Merciless
Graves at Faces Brewery Malden
October 13, 2023 (Friday) The
Len Price 3, The Chelsea Curve, Muck & The Mires at The Burren
October 13, 2023 (Friday) mssv,
Minibeast at The Middle East Up
October 14, 2023 (Saturday) Son
of a Gun, The Legendary Brewmasters, The Ballbusters, Linwood Strange
at The Midway - 3PM matinee
October 14, 2023 (Saturday) Hammered
Saint, Tiger Bomb, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Warthog at The Jungle
MUSIC AT 8PM
October 14, 2023 (Saturday) Murphy's
Law, The Rumjacks, Bar Stool Preachers at Deep Cuts Medford
October 14, 2023 (Saturday) The
Len Price 3, Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang, Steve Krebs and The Maynard
G's at Parkside Lounge NYC
October 15, 2023 (Sunday) Honey
Cassette, Miss Geo, Thrust Club at Once at The Rockwell - 6: 30PM early
October 20, 2023 (Friday) The
Jacklights, Double Star (EP Release Party!), Harry & The
Hot Flashes at The Square Root
October 20, 2023 (Friday) Bootleg Dan
Presents Ivan Julian, Muck & The Mires, Judy Ann Nock at The
Burren - 6PM show!!! FB
October 20, 2023 (Friday)The
Zip-Ups, Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, Stars Like Ours
at Sally O'Brien's
October 20, 2023 (Friday)Jonathan
Richman is at The Somerville Theatre Tickets!!
October 20, 2023 (Friday)Lewsberg,
Chris Brokaw, Minibeast at The Middle East Up
October 20, 2023 (Friday)Wreckless
Wreck Chords presents Wreck-O-Ween at The C Note This
is a TWO day event - Day 1 - Barfight Champs, War Graves, Mitch Kramer,
Screams Of Hockomock, Witches Tears, Hardwired, Barry LarryTickets
here. $25 for both days Day
1 FB page
October 21, 2023 (Saturday) Wreckless
Wreck Chords presents Wreck-O-Ween at The C Note - Day 2 -
Worm ( as Misfits for Halloween Guest Singers)
Far Above The Ground, Rockin Bob Punk Band, Presidential Disgrace (ME Punk Rock),
Dead Low, Dogs In The Woods, Goon Platoon, Ruffian Dick - Day
2 FB page.
October 21, 2023 (Saturday) Psych-O-Postive
featured on A.C.C.F.T.R. WMFO 1-4PMS
October 21, 2023 (Saturday) Psych-O-Postive
NYC, Classic Ruins, Little Billy Lost at The Square Root
October 21, 2023 (Saturday) Here they
come, the Halloween shows....Halloween Kick Off Cover Extravaganza - post punk
cover bands are ready to get you into the costuming swing: Gretchen
and The Banshees, Staring at the Sea (The Cure), The Devil
(The Pixies). Plus the whole night will be MCed by the most
fabulous Gene Dante! Dress to impress. Dress to win! It's at Once at
Arts @ The Armory. Tix
October 25, 2023 (Wednesday) The
Zip-Ups, Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, Stars Like Ours, at
October 26, 2023 (Thursday) Mudhoney
at The Brighton Music Hall 18+ TIX
October 26, 2023 (Thursday) Tim
Sköld and Nero Bellum combine forces for their
brand new project, NOT MY GOD. with special guests
Snakes of Russia, Klock Work Echo, Death Loves Veronica plus local
guest metal industrial band Deprived at Koto Salem
October 27, 2023 (Friday) Darkbuster,
Working Poor USA, Noi!se, Battery March, The Stress at Sonia. SORRY
SOLD OUT already!
October 27, 2023 (Friday) Bootleg
Dan Presents: The Grip Weeds, 1.4.5., Preacher, Kenne Highland
Airforce at Lost Horizon, Syracuse NY FB
October 28, 2023 (Saturday) The
New Frustrations, State of the Union, The Grommets, Stop Calling Me Frank
at The Midway for a 3PM matinee show.
October 29, 2023 (Sunday) GBH
and NIIS at The Middle East down. Tickets
November 1, 2023 (Wednesday) Handsome
Dick Manitoba playing classic punk including The Dictators songs -
Garage B Brighton MA
November 2, 2023 (Thursday) Handsome
Dick Manitoba playing classic punk including The Dictators songs at
Geno'sd POrtland, ME
November 3, 2023 (Friday) Modern
Day Idols Single Release Party with Tad Overbaugh and the Late
Arrivals at Square Root, Roslindale.
November 3, 2023 (Friday) Handsome
Dick Manitoba playing classic punk including The Dictators songs at
Race Street Live Holyoke, MA
November 5, 2023 (Sunday) Handsome
Dick Manitoba playing classic punk including The Dictators songs at
The Music Room in Yarmouth
November 9, 2023 (Thursday)The
Cocktail Slippers, The Chelsea Curve at Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
November 10, 2023 (Friday)The
Cocktail Slippers (Norway), Diamond Dogs (Sweden), Soraia at The Burren
November 11, 2023 (Saturday) KLYAM's
annual Rama Lama Ding Dong Fest! with Johnny & The Foodmasters,
Balaclava (NY), Gossip Collar (ex-Spitz), Nurse
Joy, Orange Whip (new band with members of Funeral Cone/Ancient Filth)
at O'Brien's Tickets
November 11, 2023 (Saturday) The
Cocktail Slippers (Norway), Diamond Dogs (Sweden), Soraia,
Tiger Bomb at Geno's Portland, ME
November 12, 2023 (Sunday) Cynz,
USM, C.E. Skidmore, The DFB at The Worthen House Attic
November 12, 2023 (Sunday) Diamond
Dogs, Soraia at Divine Theater, Holyoke MA
November 15 - 18, 2023 (Weds - Sat) International
Pop Overthrow at The Square Root Rosindale
November 16, 2023 (Thursday) Cocktail
Slippers, Muck and the Mires, Stigmatics, Sourpunch at Alchemy Providence
November 17, 2023 (Friday) Tribute night
to your favorite goth & post-punk bands: Staring At the Sea performing
The Cure and Gretchen & the Banshees performing Siouxsie
& the Banshees at The Midway
November 17 & 18, 2023 (Friday & Saturday)Letters To Cleo and Gigolo Aunts at The Paradise
November 18, 2023 (Saturday) The
Fast Tracks, Hammered Saint, The Spackles, Sex Zombies - a 3PM Matinee
at The Midway
November 18, 2023 (Saturday)Color
Killer, Rockin' Bob PunkBand at the Middle East - Matinee show starts
November 24, 2023 (Friday) Bootleg Dan
presents- Kurt Baker Acoustic, Brad Marino, Kris Rodgers, Drew Eckmann
Band at Geno's Portland, ME
November 25, 2023 (Saturday)Blood
Lightning, Kind, Casket Rats, Lipsmear at The Middle east Up
November 25, 2023 (Saturday)Girl
With A Hawk, Cold Expectations at The Divine Theater Holyoke, MA
December 2, 2023 (Saturday) Buffalo
Tom at The Paradise
December 2, 2023 (Saturday) Hammered
Saint at Parkside Lounge NYC
December 3, 2023 (Sunday) The
Chelsea Curve, State of the Union, DJ Sherman at The Worthen Attic
December 8, 2023 (Friday) Huck
2, Gretchen Shae and The Middle Eight and Key of Caustic
at Koto Underground, Salem
December 8, 2023 (Friday) Girl
With A Hawk CD Release Party, Cold Expectations, USM, at The Burren
December 9, 2023 (Saturday)Connor Storms, Fire King, Crow Follow at The
December 10, 2023 (Sunday)Mad
Painter, Church Puppets, Galaxy Cake at The Worthen Attic
December 15, 2023 (Friday) Sheer
Terror, Nothing But Enemies, American War Machine, ICU, Rejekts, Clearance
at The Middle east Up
December 15, 2023 (Friday) The Dogmatics at The Parkside Lounge NYC
January 11, 2023 (Thursday)Punk
Rock Karaoke with members of (Bad Religion, Circle Jerks The
Dickies, Pennywise, Goldfinger) Pick a song,they give you the lyrics.They
call your name and voila! you are the singer in a punk rock band backed by the
finest hand picked side men.Simple...there will be a sign up sheet at venue
- The Middle East Down. We
went to one in 2015 and it was loads of fun!!
January 26, 2023 (Friday)Hooligan
Holiday Night 1 - Suited and Booted with DJ Boss Hooligan,
Stress The White Boy, DJ Ruben Doc Marten Soundsystem
January 27, 2023 (Saturday)Hooligan
Holiday Night 2 - The Templars, Battle Ruins, Merauder, Violent
Way, Powerhouse at The Paradise
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We bring you into the Rat Room at the Hotel Commonwealth.
Jimmy Harlold invited a group of scene veterans. It was a Rat reuion
with lots of stories exchanged. Get to see the room and the people.........
It appeared before us like a chimera and it's
still growing...it's the Pipeline 25th Anniversary celebration.
We interview mastermind Bob Dubrow about his background and
search for what motivates him as well as Pipeline history and
The Boston punk community comes out for a good cause.
Neighborhoods, Upper Crust, Dents, Dogmatics, Roy Sludge Trio, Ed
Moose Savage, Downbeat 5 and Classic Ruins raise some money and
rock the house at......
Thank god for 110 Instamatics or we wouldn't have a lot of our early Boston punk photos. Kathy Flynn used hers to get some pics of the Rat and The Club and she sent them to us to share with you..........
One of the interesting things in the early days of Boston punk was seeing the attention grow around us. One watershed moment was when we heard that a Time Magazine reporter was going to visit the Rat. We didn't like the resulting article. But you can decide. Take a look at the ....
Punk started 25 years ago. Did any of us think we would ever make it this far? Probably not, that was punk; nihilistic, "no future!". Here is a place to remember, and give a moment of thought to, those who didn't make it
The minute she hit the scene she was every male punk's heart throb. She was beautiful. She had a winning personality. She had a ...well...a...glow. That could be my heart talking because I, Blowfish, confess: I too am Judy's love slave. We didn't just love Judy, we worshiped her. So, now all of us members of Judyism have somewhere to meet and offer our prayers of unrequited love.