The Club Bohemia opening has moved from November 28
to Friday December 3. We get this from an email from Joe V and their
flyer in the mail! The owners have been fixing up and have found more
to do (ha! no surprise there!). There will be all new bathrooms!!!!
The first show? 12/3 - Planet Mercury, Super Pink and
Chris Walton. Saturday 12/4 - Hunter, Melt,
Faith and GingerIbex. 12/11 Sidebody
and 12/17 Kids Like You & Me Christmas Special
featuring Johnnie & The Foodmasters.
Weakened Friends will have a two day album release
show at O’Brien’s on Friday and Saturday
November 19 and 20 for their new disc Quitter. . More info
and links in the Gig Listings.
We mentioned Want
List Record a while back but didn’t know then that
Brian Coleman of the Buy Me Boston
books was a co-owner. Brian knows a lot about music in general and he
knows how to find interesting things which makes him a natural for a
record store owner. Want List is in the Mall at Echo
Bridge in 381 Elliot Street in Newton Upper Falls. Hours are Fri/Sat
11 to 7pm and Sun 12 to 6pm.
The Velvet Underground documentary is playing
at the Kendal Square Cinema now and until Thursday (10/21). Tickets
and times here. Kenne Highland is going to see
it on Tuesday (it's the Kendall's $7 Tuesdays deal).
Shots in the Dark with David Godlis is a
new short film focusing on Godlis, known for his photos of the burgeoning
NYC punk scene from 1976 to 1980. In this 7 minute piece he tells of
his time at CBGB’s.
This week we get the second chapter of Tommy White’sZoom Lost and Found Part Two - The Birth of ZOOM and the
TV Cowboy, documentary series. This week we see the very
beginnings of Zoom’s formation and it includes Rex Trailer!
Blowing Smoke With Twisted Rico has two members of
Slap Shot in the studio. Mark McKay and Steven
Risteen talk aboutthe "Slap
Not" show coming up at the Middle East on Sunday Nov 21.
It's a karaoke version of the band Slapshot, with more than a dozen
former members of Slap Shot reunite, but none of them can sing. . The
guys play, you sing! They will have some guest singers including Hilken
Mancini (that girl never stops!!). All proceeds benefit a super worthy
Rock Saves Lives!! More info in the Gig Listings Tickets
for that show
Steeve Ricardo of Blowing Smoke has linked up with
the multitalented Dunker Wilder Johnson to do their
second podcast of We’re Coming For Your Band.
This show is focused on Dag Nasty. They go chronologically
through the catalog. Dag Nasty has a complicated history and Steeve
and Duncan cover a lot of territory in this. Ricardo worked at the record
label that released some of the Dag Nasty material so you get some inside
The Stigmatics have served up a Halloween treat with
“Creeper”. It’s not the similarly titled Unnatural
Axe song. It’s a howling garage rocker, the kind The Stigmatics
do better than anyone around these days. It’s almost four and
a half minutes long which gives time to enumerate the terrors of the
Creeper and to include some ripping solos too. Choice!!
It’s been a while since we’ve heard mention of
The db’s. Well, I Thought You Wanted to Know:
1978-1981 is their new 23 cut album release of early singles,
demos and live recordings. It comes with a 28 page full color booklet.
The db’s cut their own path with their quirky indie pop. You can
get it at Collectors’
We’ve seen Steve Conte in Boston in the bands
for Michael Monroe and the New York Dolls.
Now, he has a solo album. Bronx Cheer will
be released on Friday, November 5th on Wicked Cool Records. That’s
Little Steven's label. No surprise that one these songs, “Gimme
Gimme Rockaway”. has been the Coolest Song of the Week on the
Conte keeps things melodic rather than going for heavy rocking, which
he can do. There’s a lot more acoustic work than you'd expect
too. Some guests on the album are Chris Spedding, Clem Burke and Willie
Nile. Here’s the song “Gimme Gimme Rockaway”.
Here's some good shows coming up .....
October 21 (Thursday)The
Desperate Hours does a Leonard Nimoy Tribute show!! 6-8PM WMFO
October 22 (Friday)The
New England Mafia (Brad Marino, Geoff Palmer and Kurt
Baker) playing 2 sets of hits from all their bands also on
the bill now Muck and the Mires at The Square Root.
October 23 (Saturday)Once
OktoberFest at Boynton Yards FREE Live Music provided by ONCE
Somerville - Artists TBA, FREE Beer Tasting from Portico Brewing, FREE
Food Tasting from Jules Catering (starting at 3pm til it’s gone),
FREE Fun and Games provided by EventThem, FREE Taza Chocolate Factory
Tours and Tasting - 3-6pm is Family Fun Time and 6-9pm we crank it up
for a party with Lala’s Pizza and more Live Music. Link
to register. FB page.
October 23 (Saturday)The
McGunks, Jason Bennett and the Resistance, Triggered, The Agonizers,
Hosted by Mina Soly Matinee Show at the Midway FB
October 23 (Saturday)Sugar
Blood Jinx, Hambone Skinny, The Guilloteenagers, Answerman
at The Midway (night show)
October 23 (Saturday)Teenage
Bottle Rocket, Broadway Calls, COB, Brix’n Mortar at
The Brighton Elks Lodge FB
October 23 (Saturday)The
Molly MaGuires, Modern Day Idols, The Hi-End, The Cast Irons
at The Jungle
October 23 (Saturday)Freeloader
Album Release party at The Plough & Stars on October 23
October 24 (Sunday) The
Grommets, The Fatal Flaw, Girth Control, The Jacklights at
The Midway - a matinee show 3-7PM
October 24 (Sunday) Nervous
Dater, Good Looking Friends, Tatoonie Punk Scene, Stubborn Hearts at
O'Brien's in Allston
October 26 (Tuesday) Premature
Ejack-U-Lantern 2 with Loser's Circle, The Blame Shifters,
Squallie Greenthumb at The Hong Kong
October 29 (Friday) The
Dents, Black Helicopter, Motel Black at O'Brien's
October 30 (Saturday)Tsunami
of Sou nd, Ghost Truckers, Gypsy Moths, Jonee Earthquake Band
at The Midway - a 3PM matinee show
October 30 (Saturday) Halloween
Show with True Faith as Pixies, Bedroom Eyes
as Smashing Pumpkins, Wire Lines at The Smiths - at
October 30 (Saturday) Halloween
with Tsunamibots, Brand New Luddites and State
of the Union in Montpelier, Vermont at Charlie-O's World Famous.
October 31 (Sunday)ONCE
Upon a Very GRCB Halloween - Once is taking
over the Crystal Ballroom at the Somerville Theater 2-5PM FB
Page for info on bands etc. "Line Up Coming Soon!" if
you want to play at this show
October 31 (Sunday)Coffin
Salesman, Miracle Blood, Zoe Rose dePaz - 3PM Matinee Show
at The Midway
October 31 (Sunday)Spinal
Max, Gretchen & the Banshees, Wired for Nirvana yes you
read that right!! It's Max Boras as Spinal Tap, Gretchen
Shae and her band as Siouxsie and the Banshees and Wired
as Nirvana...at The Jungle Somerville. FB
October 31 (Sunday)Dropkick
Murphys At Hogan's Run again 7-11PM...best Tessie costume wins
a free drinks bracelet for the night. FB
November 1 (Monday) YAY!! The
Hong Kong is back!! Ignorantes, Wanted, G.R.I.N., The
Massacaered, 4 Minute Warning,
November 13 (Saturday) Hixxgiving
X with Black Clouds, Hixx, Black 13 and Zagnutt - The Midway
3pm Matinee shows - there'll be free food and they are accepting food
donations for local charities.
November 13 (Saturday) Field
Day (x-Dag Nasty), Moving Targets, Lenny Lashley's Gang of One at
the Middle East Up TIX!!
November 13 (Saturday)Unnatural
Axe, Silver Synthetic, Kathy Snax, The Swettes, Johnnie and the Foodmasters
at O'Brien's FB
November 13 (Saturday)Tsunami
of Sound, U-ey at the Buoy at The Square Root
November 14 (Sunday)Thrust
Club, Phantom Handshakes, Bad Larrys, Sorry, Ma! at O'Brien's
November 19 (Friday)Murderer's
Row First Show In The Boston Area in 15 Plus Years at The C
Note in Hull. Also on the bill Worm, Working Poor USA, Punk
Band( Rockin' Bob's) and Dead Low(ex Revilers,
Fast times, Led to the grave) FB
November 19 (Friday)Weakened
Friends Record Release Day #1 at O'Brien's - also on the bill
Mint Green, The Color and Sound. FB
November 19 (Friday) Hardcore Stadium
and Grayskull Booking Presents: Slapshot - Celebrating 35 Years
of Hardcore Day 1- Stars & Stripes, Noi!se, COA,
Patriot, Violent Way at Sonia - (already sold out!!)
November 19 (Friday)Joan
Jet & the Blackhearts will be at the Chevalier Theatre
in Medford Square. Tickets.
November 19 (Friday) Letters
to Cleo are at the Paradise. Tickets
November 20 (Saturday)Lurid
Purple Flower, Verdegree, Motel Black, Shrink Ray at The Jungle
November 20 (Saturday)Weakened
Friends Record Release Day #2 at O'Brien's - also on the bill
Rebuilder and Old Soul.
November 20 (Saturday) Hardcore
Stadium and Grayskull Booking Presents: Slapshot - Celebrating
35 Years of Hardcore Day 2 -Slapshot, Sheer Terror,
Death Before Dishonor, Pummel, Count Time - at The Middle East
Down. (already sold out!!)
November 21 (Sunday)KCUF
(record release) with On The Cinder, CE Skidmore and
The Damn Fine Band , Bad Ideas USA - 3PM matinee at The Midway.
November 27 (Saturday)
Jason Bennett & the Resistance, The Damaged, The Hagglers, &
Chris Skel at The Middle East
November 27 (Saturday)Dinosaur
Jr. at the House of Blues on Saturday Nov 27. Tix
November 30 (Tuesday)The
Labor Pains, Disqualifier, Tensor, Bad Sandy, The Lost Boys
at The Midway. FB
December 3 (Friday)Kurt
Baker, The Fatal Flaw, Dutch Tulips at The Jungle
3 (Friday)Planet Mercury, Super Pink and
Chris Walton at Club Bohemia
December 4 (Saturday)Hunter,
Melt, Faith and GingerIbex at Club Bohemia
December 10 (Friday) Live
Skull w/ Thalia Zedek Band at the Midway -
December 11 (Saturday)The
Hi-End, Watts, Freeloader - Middle East Up - starts at 12:30PM!!
December 11 (Saturday)
Kids Like You & Me Christmas Special featuring Johnnie
& The Foodmasters at Club Bohemia
December 18 (Saturday)Koto's
Killer Kristmas Party with Marianne Toilet and the
Runs, Fog Wizard, Dust Prophet at Koto Salem.
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.