The wait is over, The Nervous Eaters released their new song
and video. “Wild Eyes.” The video is professionally mapped out,
shot and edited. It features Kelly Knapp (Bristols, Darlings)
as the desired woman. This is a better video than anyone has put out for a long
while. It reminds you of the way things used to be.
“Wild Eyes” has the Nervous Eaters sound but it’s uplifting
and soars in a new way for the group. We’re a sucker for that 12 string
sound that this has too. Like the video the recording of the song speaks of
professional studio time.
The Eaters are now on Wicked Cool Records, the label set up by Little Steven
Van Zandt. It’s nice to see the Eaters getting this support at this point
in their career. Steve Cataldo’s talent is a lot of the
reason for their longevity, but it’s also his persistence and keeping
his eye on the ball that has brought the group to this point. Even with all
the problems out there now they're well poised to take advantage of this time
and make a mark with this new material. “Wild Eyes” was the Coolest
Song In the World this week on Little Steven’s Underground Garage! The
video’s premier was on the Big
Takeover magazine website
“Wild Eyes” is on a lot of digital platforms. Bandcamp
has the song as a digital single coupled with the original “Loretta”.
The mention of “Loretta:” will make you want to get a hit of that.
Here it is on Bandcamp.
There’s a lot of buzz on the repressing of SS Decontrol’s
Kids Will Have Their Say album.
On "There's Something Hard in There" the
blogger Andy and Cat Rose share memories of the album
when it came out originally (with a first pressing of only 1900). They
also post some comments from SSD drummer Chris Foley
like "To say that the album helped to shape my formative years
would be an understatement. The whole hardcore scene was such a big
stepping stone in my life. And it turns out a whole lot of people feel
that way, too," He mentions that some of the album was recorded
at Radiobeat in Kenmore Square. Jimmy DuFour
seems to have disappeared off the face of the earth. Does anyone
know what happened to him??
We got to the Quincy Porchfest on Saturday to see Richie
Parsons do a set. It was a hot day but there was plenty of shade and
it was comfortable.
There was a lot of talk about the spread of Covid. Richie's guitarist and drummer
both got Covid so they were not there. But even short the group sounded full
and the melodies came out strong. Later Pat noe was a fill in drummer for some
songs. He did a great job, he should have played the whole set. Elissa on viola does wonders as a support. She supplies
counter melodies and classical colors.
There’s something to be said of playing outside. When the conditions
are right and the balance is good it’s a more open sound than in a club
where the mix is being controlled by the soundman. Richie’s guitar sounded
just rough enough in the open air. Richie did two of our faves: “Love
Letters” and “Blue and Grey” by Richard Lloyd. Everything
stops for us when “Blue and Grey” is playing.
Some of the other songs were ; “Blue Sands”, “Winter Dreams”,
‘Mix Tape” and “When You’re Dancing”. There are
lots of songs to love in Parson’s solo material. It’s all on Bandcamp
Pit-A-Palooza happened this past Saturday. it was a good bye
to the old Harvard Square and "The Pit" and a celebration of the kids
of The Pit, the "Pit Rats." The
Pit even has it’s own Facebook page.
City Councilor Marc McGovern is working to get a bronze plaque placed in teh
"revitalized" area that will read:
Here gathered between the years 1982 and 2022, the Pit Rats,
a motley crew of punks, riot grrrls, breakdancers, time-warpers,
trouble-makers, slackers, living statues, trash poets and day-dreamers.
Long may they rage.
"It’s something unpredictable
But in the end, it’s right
I hope you had the time of your life"
~ Green Day
The Pit-A-Palooza was "made possible by a generous donation
from Newbury Comics."
Which reminds us that Ooops, we forgot ... congratulations to Peter
Gates for retiring from Newbury Comics!! For many
Peter was the face of Newbury Comics especially when he was at the Newbury St.
location. Peter has been a perennial on the Boston scene. We are lucky to have
Newbury Comics which has been supplying jobs to punks for over 40 years. It
has been part of the scene in its way.
Just recently we saw how it’s seeped into the culture itself.
In Sugartown (2006) the book of poetry by
David Rivard there's a poem that mentions Newbury Comics. Rivard teaches
at Tufts and lives in Cambridge. He has won several literary prizes.
In the poem Della the title character is viewed in a mall…”you
stood by yourself beside the Newberry Record store, above you the poster
of a singer…” The spelling is different but it’s Newbury
Roger Miller has updated
his Blog and he always has a lot going on.
He just played two shows with his group Trinary System. They're
getting ready to record an album, one that was delayed because of Covid.
His solo project called “Eight Dream Interpretations for Solo Electric
Guitar Ensemble” is an "art music" creation, it will be on Cuneiform
Records. Another art music project titled "Music for String Quartet and
Two Turn-Tables" will be recorded at Berklee later this summer.
His silent move soundtrack group The Anvil Orchestra will
record a CD of The History of the Civil War, which is scheduled for release
in September of 2022.
His group Sproton Layer’s record called Press Your
Hand and the Whole Room Fluctuates has found a home on Third Man Records.
They'll release a double-album of Sproton Layer in 2023, Another museum music
piece called "Transmuting the Prosaic" will be posted in the 3S Artspace
in Portsmouth NH in November.
So, I guess some of us are busy.
If you go
to his blog you can also see a photo of Roger at a rock concert in Ann Arbor
Analog recording was supposed to go the way of vinyl records and that never
happened. These days recordings are often a combination of analog and digital.
When studios started to go digital, Sonic Youth bought up
the tape that many studios were dumping. They would take trips to NYC and come
home with a car loaded with reels of tape. Now, they finally realize they have
more than they will ever need…. so they're selling their excess. The story
Reverb.com You can buy the tape on the Sonic
Youth Reverb Shop
The Dropkick Murphys have gone country! wait, what??? Well,
they did cover Woody Guthrie's “Gonna Be A Blackout Tonight” on
one of their earlier albums. Now their entire new album This Machine
Still Kills Fascists, is a tribute to Woody Guthrie. They even
worked with Woody Guthrie’s daughter, Nora Guthrie who curated the 10
songs on the disk.
One of their earlier songs “I'm Shipping Up To Boston” which was
in the film The Departed, was inspired by some incomplete Woody Guthrie
lyrics. Now, they've expanded that idea and created a body of work that will
be two albums. The first of the two, This Machine Still Kills Fascists,
will be released September 30.
It's all acoustic but it still sounds very much like the Dropkicks, judging
from the small clips we heard on the promo video. You can read the article and
see the promo video at the Saving
Country Music website
It's summer and there are music festivals ....
The English Glastonbury Festival is happening now. We always
knew it was big but this big? Try scrolling down these listings for the three
day festival. It’s insane!! Festival
and then there's the Rebellion Festival, considered It's the
largest punk and alternative festival in the world, is returning this year for
the first time since 2019 due to the pandemic. It's also in the UK and also
completely insane with three days and way too many venues and a gazillion bands.
It's a line up of punk legends that includes Sham 69, Bad Religion, Circle Jerks,
Cock Sparrer, The Buzzcocks, The Stranglers, The Undertones, and Stiff Little
Fingers among many, many ... many more. Check
out the line up here.
The Punk in Drublic Festival will happen in October - it's
very confusing... it takes place in a bunch of different cities in different
states on different dates: Baltimore, MD, Worcester, MA, Detroit, MI,
Asbury Park, NJ, Greenwood Village, CO, Meza, AZ, Cleveland, OH and
three California location. Its first day is in The Baltimore at Port
Covington on October 1. Closer to home Worcester, MA at The
Palladium is on September 24 with NOFX, The Descendants,
Face to Face, TSOL and more. Punk
In Drublic site. Here's the Worcester,
Meanwhile Punk In The Park is more manageable it's two days;
November 5th & 6th at Oak Canyon Park in the foothills of Orange County
California. An epic lineup of punk rock icons with 2 stages, 2 days (and a ton
of craft beer sampling) Bands include Bad Religion, Dropkick Murphys, 7Seconds,
Agent Orange, The Adolescents, SubHumans...and a ton more. More
Also closer to home...a four day festival: Bone Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary
Bash! Thursday 8/25 is funk and jazz...but Friday 8/26: The
Guilloteenagers, Blood Built Empire, Lesser Glow, and Worshipper.
Saturday 8/27: Organ Meats, The Weisstronauts, DnA’s Evolution, Benthic
Realm, Attest, Sky Tigers, and Crowfeeder. Sunday
8/28: Sunken City, Blue Manic, DnA’s Evolution, North Star the Wanderer,
and Sexless Marriage. FB
event page is here.
And we like this one, one day, Revivalfest VII @ Dusk, Providence,
RI this Saturday July 3rd with The Hammer Party, Midnight Creeps, Jesse
The Tree, All Star Stars, She Rides, Slashers, Gnarnia, Substantial Abuse, Lush
Honey, Alley Trash, Gamma Rage, Department Of Teleportation, Eclectic Electric,
Corrine Southern & The Constellations, Hallucination Realized. Doors
at 2PM!! Here's the FB
Congrats to Jane Hudson of Rentals/Jeff & Jane Hudson!
She will have her art shown in the David/Joyce
Milne Public Library in Williamstown for the month of July. It’s a
good idea for a day trip, there are museums in the area too.
Red on Red’s Canyons and Locusts have a new video for
their song “ Night of the Locust,” from their album Roll
The video has a humorous tone but the song seems to have a darker side to it.
We have a review of their album below.
Sloth Fist (hardcore punk rock and roll from Dallas, TX), has
a take on the great resignation and corporate greed. If you are victim of that,
their song “Cut Through It” will be cathartic for you. Punk is perfect
for this!! The song is on their upcoming album, Bombs Away, on MindPower
Records comes out on October 7. You can Order
it here. Sloth
Fist FB page. SlothFist.com.
On Monday DJ Ron turned his Late Risers Show over to Claire
McLellan-Cassivi who usually does the Out of Your Orbit show
on Sunday nights. Claire took the opportunity to play some classic punk as well
as some new stuff. She started with X-Ray Specs, and then on
to Rezillos, Damned, Gang of Four and Husker Du.
She played some Polish, Finnish and Japanese punk to switch things up, then
some older material like Sonics, Capt Beefheart and the Monks.
Great show to take in. You can find it by going to the WMBR
Archives and playing the Monday June 20th show.
Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico gets Al Quint
on the show for the second time. Steeve gets Al to talk about some house and
alternative space shows that he frequents. Al also talks about the SS Decontrol
re-release and other records that have had new pressings. It’s so interesting
to hear Al talk about those early hardcore shows.
There’s a lot of talk about new bands and Al gives some recommendations.
He listens to a lot of music. This is a very good episode of Blowing Smoke.
Hey when will there be a BGN Blowing Smoke??
Screeching Weasel is squeezing out one song at a time off
their album. Well, it worked. “Just Another Fool” is a pumping pop
punker that you want to hear. There’s some production on this with some
instruments in the background that you can barely hear. What you can hear is
the organ work which adds a lot. Ben Weasel says his ten year
old son plays that!
There’s a ton of groups that have songs in the Ramones style.
“I Should Have Cried” by the Budweisers is another one,
but there is a difference. They do the Ramones thing on the verse but the chorus
has a whole different mode going on. It drops the straight power chords and
the song structure opens for a short wistful tuneful section.
The Budweisers come from Spain. It seems like it’s Spain’s time
these days with a lot of interesting groups popping up.
We also like “Christmas Bells”, the surfy “That’s the
Way”, and “The Things I Never Told You”. We’re sticking
that last one on our Top
Red on Red’s Canyons and Locusts are a duo. Their material
is marked by that. They don’t add much if anything over the guitar and
drums. There is nowhere to hide with that set up. The sparseness is part of
We like “Incumbra Volcana” which is one of the more straight ahead
songs and then “At the Bottom of the Desert” which is where they
get the noisiest.
We give you “Incumbra Volcana” to hear.
Here's some good shows coming up ..... **NOTE** double check with the clubs before going - many shows are getting
canceled or postponed these days.
June 27, 2022 (Monday) Kids Like
Me & You (KLYAM): Spring & Summer Program with Rong,
Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Pledge Pins at Charlie's Kitchen 9PM show.
June 28, 2022 (Tuesday) Punk
Rock Aerobics at Zone 3 in Allston.
June 28, 2022 (Tuesday) Supercrush,
Somerset Thrower, Bad Larrys at Faces in Malden
July 1, 2022 (Friday) Actor|Observer,
GIRIH, Sleepspirit and Godseyes at Jewel in Manchester,
NH. FB event page.
July 1, 2022 (Friday) The Prozacs,
The Lousekateers, Lürking Class (NY), The Agonizers, Marko Bruiser at
Ralph's Rock Diner
July 2, 2022 (Saturday)
The New Frustrations, Kermit's Finger, The Imposers,
The Grommets - matinee shows 3-7PM at The Midway
July 2, 2022 (Saturday)Randy Black
& The Heathcroppers - First Saturday of Every Month Early evening
show 4-6PM at Plough & Stars
July 2, 2022 (Saturday)Antagonizers
ATL, Hub City Stompers, Lenny Lashley's Gang of One at The Middle East
July 2, 2022 (Saturday) Hixx,
Celseigh, The Stigmatics, Marianne Toilet and the Runs at The Midway
July 3, 2022 (Sunday) Revivalfest VII @ Dusk, Providence, RI Doors
at 2PM!! with The Hammer Party, Midnight Creeps, Jesse The Tree, All
Star Stars, She Rides, Slashers, Gnarnia, Substantial Abuse, Lush Honey, Alley
Trash, Gamma Rage, Department Of Teleportation, Eclectic Electric, Corrine Southern
& The Constellations, Hallucination Realized. FB
July 3, 2022 (Sunday)Hub City
Stompers & Antagonizers ATL, The McGunks, Hellbound Hitmen
at Askew in Provi. 7-11PM. FB
July 9, 2022 (Saturday) Rum Bar
Records back to the Once Summer Series with Rumstock!!
A line up of NINE great Rum Bar bands plus food vendors, craft vendors, bar
and games. Start time is at Noon with Electric Heaters, Uncivil Servants,
Tsunami of Sound, Roll Over White and U-ey at the Buoy.
The at 6PM the Evening festival starts with The Gypsy Moths, Dogmatics,
The Shang Hi Los and Muck and The Mires. wow!! Get
your tix here.
July 9, 2022 (Saturday) Minibeastat The Jungle
July 15, 2022 (Friday) Nervous
Eaters Single Release with Robin Lane & Linnea's
Garden at Brighton Music Hall FB
July 16, 2022 (Saturday) Micah
Schnabel, Coffin Salesman, Amy Griffin, Olde Boy at the Taproom at
Faces Brewing Co. in Malden. FB
July 17, 2022 (Sunday) SkyTigers,
Working Poor USA, The Errorists, Cherry Pop, Loser Birds - it's a
3PM matinee show at The Midway. Facebook
July 17, 2022 (Sunday) The Dollyrots,
Don't Panic at Sonia 7PM
July 21, 2022 (Thursday) Skybar
Rising & Rum Bar Records presents Summer Sizzler @ The
Square Root with The Hi-End, The Dents, Carissa Johnson
starting at 8PM.
July 22, 2022 (Friday) Brix'N'Mortar
at Ralph's Diner , Worcester.
July 23, 2022 (Saturday) The Chelsea
Curve, Little Billy Lost, Tsunami of Sound and DJ Sherman at
Bone Up Brewery Everett.
July 26, 2022 (Tuesday) Exsanguination,
The Prozacs, Working Poor USA, Hippocrisis at The Midway
July 29, 2022 (Friday) Sidewalk Driver and Weakened Friends
are at The Wellfleet Beachcomber
July 30, 2022 (Saturday) Tiber
Bomb, Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion are at The Square Root FB
July 30, 2022 (Saturday) Plymouth
Punk Rock Flea Market at The Mayflower Brewing Co. 12-5PM FB
July 31, 2022 (Sunday) The Crank-Tones
do a matinee show at the Midway with The Fathoms Trio and The
Hi-Fi Lowdowns 3PM
August 3, 2022 (Wednesday) Jasmyn,
Linnea's Garden, Junior Classics, Daphne Blue Underworldat O'Brien's
August 4, 2022 (Thursday) Duck
& Cover, C.O.B. , Give Up! and more TBA at Sammy’s Patio
in Revere. Facebook
August 6, 2022 (Saturday) The
Very, Crow Follow, and Home Despot at The Square Root
August 13, 2022 (Saturday) Summer
Shimmer at Once @ Boynton Yards - a full day and night of glam rock
and glitter! This Outdoor Festival has it all! Come out and support your local
musicians and vendors. There will be food, bar, live music, PLUS Glam Karaoke
with The People's Karaoke and a costume contest Glampionship with trophies for
the glammiest of them all.” also 8 local bands including Gene
Dante & The Future Starlets, The Jacklights, Sapling, Linnea’s Garden,
Weakened Friends, Happy Little Clouds and The
Pom Poms...this is an all day event with vendors etc- FB
August 20, 2022 (Saturday) The
Fleshtones, GLiDER, & Tiger Bomb w/ Emcee DJ Brian Young
- The Magic Room - FB
August 26, 2022 (Friday) Bone
Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! 3 days of music! The Guilloteenagers,
Blood Built Empire, Lesser Glow, and Worshipper.FB
event page is here.
August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Kids
Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Morse-Kelley
Playground a couple blocks from the Armory. line up to be announced.
August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Phantom
Ocean, Orbiter, Minusworld, Thrust Club - 3PM Matinee at the Midway
Cafe FB page
August 27, 2022 (Saturday) The
Worst, Typhoid Rosie, Marianne Toilet and The Runs, Breaking Up at
The Middle East Up.
August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Bone
Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! Organ Meats, The Weisstronauts,
DnA’s Evolution, Benthic Realm, Attest, Sky Tigers, and Crowfeeder. FB
event page is here.
August 28, 2022 (Sunday) Bone Up
Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! Sunken City, Blue Manic, DnA’s
Evolution, North Star the Wanderer, and Sexless Marriage. FB
event page is here.
September 2, 2022 (Friday) The
Woggles with Muck and Mires & The Chelsea
Curve at The Porch in Medford
September 4, 2022 (Sunday) Somerville
Rock + Roll Yard Sale in Union Square Somerville. FB
page for updates!
September 7, 2022 (Wednesday)Kids
Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program with Leopardo
from Switzerland at O'Brien's
September 8, 2022 (Thursday) D.R.I
at Alchemy in Provi, RI - FB
September 10, 2022 (Saturday)Key
of Caustic at The Flying Embers Tap Room (152 Hampden St, Boston, MA
September 16, 2022 (Friday) The
Loud Neighbors, Paper Tigers, Salem Wolves, Holy Hands at Dusk Provi
September 17, 2022 (Saturday)Kids
Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Lincoln Park
Somerville (near Union Square) more info to come.
September 17, 2022 (Saturday)Punks
For Pets with Joy Boys, Sleep Mode, Sourpunch, Musclecah, Ghost
Grrrl, The Debutantes, The Something Somethin’s, The Stigmatics
- at The News Cafe - early show starting at 1PM. Bring something for the doggos
and kittehs check the Donation
List on the FB page.
September 23, 2022 (Friday) Soulside,
Verbal Assault, Bedmaker, Wrong War at Once at The Armory - 6PM!! .
September 23, 2022 (Friday)Come
is doing their first home town show in NINE years at the Middle East
Up with Home Despot.
October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) Dr.
John Cooper Clarke at City Winery
October 7, 2022 (Friday)Joan Jett
Birthday show with Anrea Gillis & Friends and
Sue Minichiello & friends doing EVERYTHING Joan Jett. At
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) L7: Bricks Are Heavy 30th Anniversary at Big
Night Live FB page.
October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Agent
Orange, Midnight Creeps and Gnarnia at Alchemy in
Provi, RI FB
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Third
Annual Punktoberfest at Thirsty First in Lowell...check the FB
page for updates, bands etc.
October 23, 2022 (Sunday) Dead
Boys with The Briefs and Suzi Moon
at The Vault in New Bedford. FB
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) The
Mahones, The Pourmen, The Gobshites at Askew in Provi.
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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.