There plenty of shows out there, which is great ... but there is still
Covid out there too. There was a rash of show cancelled lately. The
Rockwell and a few others are back to proof of vax and masks
We know of many people who have gotten Covid and some definitely at
gigs. All cases were on the mild side with no hospitalizations. Now
we're hearing that people are getting it twice...ugh! it's not over
folks. But ... check out our Gig Listings in the link above or scroll
down, after the 'news' ....
...and speaking of shows our Captain Easychord went
up to Lowell's Thirsty First for Gnarnia, Kid
Gulliver, Baabes and The Only Things Friday
May 6th. It was quite a show we hear!!
Check it out in the link below.
Red on Red is starting retail sales ... in record
stores. First one is withSomerville Grooves. (Conveniently located in Union
Square) Now, you can buy Red on Red products there!!
Art rockers Native
Tongue were the cool band on the scene for a few years.
They now have a four song demo from 1981 on YouTube posted by "blackoperations".
The sound will definitely take you back!! Link
to Native Tongue demos Blackops has good taste! the playlist is
well worth a look and listen!!
Hometown legends The Dogmatics have a gig in Milwaukee
on July 16 with Beebe Gallini and Fun Bois.
We’ve been watching and listening as The Dogmatics write and release
new material and grab more gigs than ever. That they're taking this
road trip is another level we didn’t expect ... but maybe we should
have. They are back in the game!! Milwaukee will get some Boston punk
vibes both new and old with the likes of The Dogmatics'
The Somerville Rock + Roll Yard Sale returns on Sunday
September 4th, Union Square Plaza in Somerville, MA. It will be filled
with locally sourced indie vendors selling a fun mix of records, vintage
+ DIY handmade goods. admission is free. there will also be live music
and an all-vinyl DJ to entertain you while you shop. So mark your calendars.
John Peel’s records and memorabilia are goign
up for auction on June 14th. It seems like selected items not his entire
collection which must be massive. There are signed records by Nirvana
and John Lennon, letter from David Bowie etc.This is probably the first
auction and more may
come later. The article about the auction is in the
The Police are re-releasing a concert film from 1982.
The material comes from a world tour they did in 1980. Originally it
was only available on Laserdisc. The film shows them in Mexico, Japan,
Australia, Greece, Hong Kong, Egypt and India. In the
article about this in Forbes Stewart Copeland talks about how the
tour came about. He also talks about his current tour with Police Deranged
for Orchestra where he plays new arrangements of Police songs with an
Two Red on Red artists put out videos this week!
Nightspell’s “Phonebooth” starts
out with a low-fi recording sound but then the smooth close harmony
vocals come in that bump up against that low-fi rawness. Those vocals
and melody harken back to the sixties or even earlier like the Andrew
Sisters. It’s a mind bender to hear them in a current effort with
the modern backing. The guitar solo is doused in effects and is memorable.
This song is cleverly written and well executed.
The video looks retro. Most is shot at an abandoned motel. The phone
in the video is decades old. There’s a drive in speaker shot against
a car windshield , all multicolored from a mid-car wash wax job. See
The other Red on Red group is Canyons & Locuts,
a drum/guitar duo. In “Trapped in the Rapture” they keep
to just the two instruments, resisting the temptation to overdub.
Both the song and the visuals are trippy. The more times you replay
it, the more trippy it gets. The repeated reference to eyes and some
of the images give us a Blade Runner vibe. See video above.
Color Killer have a new album coming out in the near
future. They have a live version of “Didn’t Make It”
- one of the tunes they recorded during practice. .
Razors in the Night and Tijuana Sweethearts have been
doing promo for their upcoming reunion show at Sonia on May 28th. This
is a video podcast called On the Nod with Dave Koop.
Troy gives a good rundown of Razors in the
Night history. He also tells why it all ended.
It’s about 45 minutes long.
The notable movie The Decline of Western Civilization Part
I is on YouTube. Sometimes these movies are only posted
for a short time. So get in there and see it if you haven’t yet.
It’s always a chore to keep up with Rum Bar Records’
releases. This week you get help with Lou Mansdorf calling
into Skybar’s Rising show on WMFO
91.5 FM on Tuesday at 8pm. Lou will talk aboutDiablogato’s Party on the Porch show coming
up this weekend on May 28th.
On Joanie Lindstrom’s Late Risers stint this
week she did an interview with Razors in the Night and Tijuana
Sweetheart on the occasion of their dual reunion show.
They revealed that the reunion show will be videotaped by a professional
company so there will be a good looking vid at some point. The interview
starts around 35 minutes in.
While your there you can check out the song “Payday”
by Yard Act. They are an English group sounds like the art
rock groups of days gone by. Here is their latest album on Spotify.
Another ear catching song Joanie played is “TCR”
Mods. It’s mod and electronic ... what a weird combo.
They played the Sinclair on Friday and it sold out.
Joanie also played the punk version of “Time of the Season”
by the Ergs that sounded good to us.
Angelle Wood on Boston Emissions did a five song set
in remembrance of David Mirabella of The Rationales
who passed away a few weeks ago. She also did a set for Mike
Gill of the Damn Personals another loss for the Boston scene.
Lots of other local music on the show too: Baabes, A Bunch
of Jerks, Michael Kane and the Morning Afters and Black
Helicopter. SO worth a listen!!
Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico has three guests in
the studio for a Punk Round Table: Chris Doherty
of Gang Green, Rev. Hank, and Keith Bennett.
It’s a loose discussion. They talk about their first songs that
got them into punk.
Chris reveled that he tried to get some original Gang Green players
together but said it wasn’t going to happen. He also said that
they are still are making money from Jerry’s Kids Is This
My World. He said the band just got $10,000 from Curtis at Tang.
We found the podcast Born to Lose with a Brad
Marino interview, from August of 2021 ... but it's new to us.
We were interested in Brad’s early days. Brad’s first band
was The Rydells,
a Ramones sounding group. The Connection was his second
band. He also talks about The
New Trocaderos. We always wondered what the story of that was.
Paper Tigers released I Wish Someone Would
Have Told Me This Sooner, a new five song EP out in time
for their big Boston Calling gig.
They released “A Portrait of a Scene” earlier. That was
one hard hitting song. The rest of the EP is similar to that. The group
has the ability to write lyrics that have emotional weight and they
fashion music that is the same. In the end all these songs will hit
you hard if you give them a close listen. There are so many moments
that grab you like the chorus of “L’appel du Vide”
with the lyrics, “You said you needed someone badly”. A
lot of stuff sounds like fluff next to this music of consequence.
This is a serious band we should all be paying attention to.
Here's some good shows coming up ..... **NOTE** double check with the clubs before going - many shows
are getting canceled or postponed these days.
23, 2022 (Monday)Linnea's Garden, Skylar Symone
& the Local Enigma, Unit One at Charlie's Kitchen
May 24, 2022 (Tuesday) Punk
Rock Aerobics at Zone 3 in Allston. 6:30pm
May 24, 2022 (Tuesday)Reverend
Horton Heat, The Koffin Kats, Sasquatch & The Sickabillys
at Alchemy in Providence, RI.
May 26, 2022 (Thursday)NO
TRIGGER, Heart & Lung at Faces in Malden. FB page.
May 27, 2022 (Friday) Key
of Caustic, Minx, Killroy Killjoy and Dave, and Orbiter
at the Cantab Underground Key of Caustic tell us this show is still
on even after the Mickey Bliss leaving shake up.
May 27, 2022 (Friday) Gretchen
Shae & The Middle Eight, Damnation, Comet Pond, 13 Fridays
at Ralph's Rock Diner
May 28, 2022 (Saturday) Rum Bar
Records & Los Coronas CC Present Diablogato's Party at the
Porch - Music by Jittery Jack, Diablogato, The Dogmatics,
Duck & Cover ... also Hod Rods, Rock'n' Roll, Soul Food,
Booze, All Hot Rods, Customs, Stockers, and Bikes Welcome - this is
an early affair starting at NOON!! at The Porch in Medford- FB
May 28, 2022 (Saturday)Razors
in the Night & Tijuana Sweetheart Reunion Show at Sonia, also
on the bill Sky Tigers. FB
May 28, 2022 (Saturday)The
Channel 42nd Anniversary celebration with The Del Fuegos,
Nervous Eaters. Also on the bill are Jon Butcher Axis,
Barrence Whitfield, Charlie Farren, Sal Baglio and Fred
Pineau who will all be playing in a 'super group' of sorts..
May 29, 2022 (Sunday)Mike
Oliver Memorial Show with Watts, Gozu, Hey Zeus, Worshipper,
Ceshci Ramos at Sonia - 7PM TIX
June 3, 2022 (Friday)Lydia
Lunch and Tim Dahl will perform from the recent Murderous
... Again album. Two shows -both sold out already!!
June 4, 2022 (Saturday)Fur
Coat Judy, Key of Caustic, Renegade Cartel, Baystate at The
Middle East Up. FB
June 4, 2022 (Saturday) Scurvy
Dog Parking Lot Mega Show with of Atlantic Thrills (9:30pm),
the Paraplegics (8:45pm), the Brunt of It
(8:00pm), Detroit Rebellion (7:15pm), Catalyst
(6:30pm), Baabes (5:45pm), the Underwires
(5:00pm), West Side Rats (4:15pm), Artist Jackie
and the Wizard (3:30pm), Structure Sounds (2:45pm),
Craig Wreck (2:00pm) -
June 4, 2022 (Saturday)Lenny
Lashley Gang of One (full band) in Providence at Askew. Facebook
June 6, 2022 (Tuesday) Punk
Rock Aerobics at Zone 3 in Allston.
June 9, 2022 (Thursday)
WMBR's Late Risers Club Turns 45, WMBR turns 60!! Celebrate
with The Darts and Loretta at The
Middle East Up.
June 10, 2022 (Friday)New
Alliance Gallery Presents: Reopening Party! Music by Mosaic
Mirrors, This Bliss, Liz Bills & The Change featuring New
Alliance artists: Alvan Long, Ivonne Blanco, Michael Crockett, Duncan
Wilder Johnson, Trevor Toscano, William Frese, Bob Shane, Charlie Warren,
Barbara Jo. Starts at 7PM/Music at 8PM. FB
June 10, 2022 (Friday)Big
Lonesome, Glowbox, Neon Cowboy at the Square Root
June 10, 2022 (Friday)Rigometrics,
Key of Caustic, Orbiter @ O'Briens
June 10, 2022 (Friday)Dying
Scene: The Resurrection! Dying Scene is celebrating the resurrection
of their website with Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, Stereo
Vulture, Acoustic set by Kevin Stevenson of The Shods, D-Tension’s
Secret Rock And Roll Band, DNZL at Thirsty First in Lowell.
This is the last DNZL show for a while since they are
'taking a break'. and we hope it's JUST a break. Mel make sure to come
June 11, 2022 (Saturday) SomerPride!
from ONCE at Boynton Yards starts at Noon
and goes all day and into the night with Matt Heaton @ 12:00
PM with a set for kids then Crow Follow, Lady Ro, Sweet Petunia,
Phantom Ocean, Muzzins, Redd Haring, Brandie Blaze, Cakeswagg, DJ WhySham
and end the night with Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken
and vendor info etc here.
11, 2022 (Saturday)U-EY at the BUOY, State of the
Union, Mercury On Mars, MFB (punk from Athol, MA) at The Midway
for a Matinee at 3PM. FB
June 11, 2022 (Saturday)Brix'n'Mortar
are at The Jungle
June 11, 2022 (Saturday)
Kid Gulliver & The Chelsea Curve at The Plough & Stars
June 11, 2022 (Saturday)The
Only Things, The Agonizers, The Brand New Luddites at Thirsty
First in Lowell
June 11, 2022 (Saturday)Screamin'
Rebel Angels, Diablogato, Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys
at Opus Underground in Salem
June 11, 2022 (Saturday)Murphy's
Law, Lenny Lashley, Cinderblock at The Vault Music Hall &
Pub in New Bedford. FB
June 12, 2022 (Sunday) The
Brand New Luddites, Jay Allen & The Archcriminals, RoadSoldier, Completely
Destroyed - at The Midway Matinee Show 3-7PM FB
June 12, 2022 (Sunday)Linnea's
Garden, Tiffy, Girl with a Hawk at The Parlour in Providence,
June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) Punk
Rock Aerobics at Zone 3 in Allston.
June 14, 2022 (Tuesday) Big
Loser (indie rock from Austin, TX), Really Great, Allison
& Moon at Faces in Malden Center. FB page.
June 15, 2022 (Wednesday)Jonathan
Richman at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth NH. FB
page for info.
June 17, 2022 (Frirday)Rawstrum,
Wicked Dead, The Winter Project at The Jungle
June 18, 2022 (Saturday)Kids
Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Kenney
Park in Davis Square. Line up to be announced.
June 18, 2022 (Saturday)40
Years of The Queers Anniversary show also with The
Dwarves, The Jasons, Stubborn Hearts at Sonia. TIX
June 18, 2022 (Saturday) Beeef,
Dutch Tulips, Tatooine Punk Scene at Faces in Malden
June 18, 2022 (Saturday)
THE ZULUS are back at The Paradise - tix
June 19, 2022 (Sunday)Randall
Gibson Memorial at The French Club in Waltham. 2-9PM. FB
19, 2022 (Sunday) A Band Called E and Dyr
Fazer for an early show at The Jungle. 5-8PM
June 19, 2022 (Sunday)The
Mahones, The Pourmen, The Gobshites at Askew in Provi, RI.
June 22, 2022 (Thursday)Oh
The Humanity, Sky Tigers, Coffin Salesman at Notch Brewery
Brighton - Shows start at 7pm. Free admission!! FB
June 24, 2022 (Friday)Maverick
@ the BPL - Concerts in the Courtyard
FB page. starts at Noon-thirty folks!!
June 24, 2022 (Friday) Concert
for Ukraine with Cold Expectations, Tsunami of Sound, Holy Smoke
and "Special Secret TBA" and DJ
Kristen Eck at The Magic Room in Norwood ...
TIX Magic Room FB
June 24, 2022 (Friday)
Gene Dante & The Future Starlets, Kenne Highland's Air Force, Tiger
Bomb at Gino's in Portland. FB
June 25, 2022 (Saturday)Once
is putting on The Somerville Solstice on June
25th with vendors and a steady stream of music starting at noon with
early sets for kids. Groups are Genie Santiago, Tigerman Woah,
Black Helicopter, Grace Givertz, Assasi, Borboleta, Nectarine Girl,
to tix and more info here.
25, 2022 (Saturday) Concert for Ukraine with Smitt
E Smitty & The Feztones, Gene Dante & The Future Starlets, Baabes,
Modern Day Idols, Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys and
DJ Chachi Loprete...at The Magic Room in Norwood TIXMagic
Room FB Page
June 25, 2022 (Saturday)
Show in Honor of Jess Victor - White Dynomite, Muck
and the Mires, Stop Calling Me Frank, Piranha Brothers, Screw Cart
at The Middle East Up TIX
June 25, 2022 (Saturday)Rockin’
Dune Tunes will happen White Crest Beach in Wellfleet with
Atlantic Thrills, Shiny Beasts, Daughter of the Vine, Andy California,
Crow Follow, Red Sand Hill, The Angry Debutantes and Tsunami
of Sound. Here
is the FB page.
June 26, 2022 (Sunday)Brix'N'Mortar,
Pint Killers, Outsiders Punkabilly Rebels, Warthog at
Thirsty First in Lowell.
June 27, 2022 (Monday) Kids
Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program 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) The
Prozacs, The Lousekateers, Lürking Class (NY), The Agonizers, Marko
Bruiser at Ralph's Rock Diner
July 2, 2022 (Saturday) Hixx,
Celseigh, The Stigmatics, Marianne Toilet and the Runs at The
15, 2022 (Friday) Nervous Eaters Single Release
with Robin Lane & Linnea's Garden
at Brighton Music Hall FB
July 22, 2022 (Friday) Brix'N'Mortar
at Ralph's Diner , Worcester.
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) The
Worst, Typhoid Rosie, Marianne Toilet and The Runs, Breaking Up
at The Middle East Up.
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,
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.
October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) Dr.
John Cooper Clarke at City Winery
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) L7: Bricks Are Heavy 30th Anniversary at
Big Night Live FB
October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Agent
Orange and Gnarnia at Alchemy in Provi, RI
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Third
Annual Punktoberfest at Thirsty First in Lowell...check the
page for updates, bands etc.
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.