The BGN News Archive
February 9, 2015
We're sounding like a broken record here....snow bound, yup - and check with
any clubs tonight and Monday and Tuesday to see if any shows have been cancelled.
Today we got a message that Roy Sludge's Stump The Undertaker was cancelled.
The blog Blowing Smoke, by Twisted Rico Management just posted a great
interview with Greg Allen. You
can read it right here. Among other things, he talks about his recently
released Jerry Nolan & the Profilers - the Final Recordings. Here's Greg's
website too. You can purchase said recording from his site as well.
DAMN...we wish this would come to Boston....THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish
That We Were Dead is a brand new film about guess who? The Damned!!
It's debuting at SXSW this spring. Just look
at the photo on this page...oh I remember them like that!!...when we saw
them at the Rat and did the infamous interview in 1977. In the blurb about the
film they cal The Damned "the first punks on wax and the first to cross
the Atlantic." and we saw them first here in Boston. Check
out our 1977 interview here.
Ands here's a reminder about Lyres Go Fund Me campaign to help get their
first album in 20 years completed. With a working title of Completeled
Lyres 2015 this disc has been worked on since 1994. Let's get it wrapped
up and in our hands so we can listen to mroe Lyres!!! Here's
the Go Fund Me page...go fund them!!.....
And speaking of bands we love from back in the day who just keep going (thankfully!!)
Rick Harte says the Real Kids are recording at Q Division. There
are four new songs so far and more to come.
Remember back in September when John Cooper Clarke was supposed to come
to town and do a show at The Cantab's Club Bohemia but it got cancelled? Well
he's IS coming now...to the Berklee in May...see the listings below for more
info and links
As posted on Facebook Mars Man (Tim Downie) who used to own Mars
Records on Newbury Street in Boston will be openign a new Mars records downtown
Plymouth Ma on April 1st 2015. he assures everyone "this will be the coolest
and funkiest record store you have ever seen!! I will be selling New and Used
and Rare Collectable records as well as other music related goods. I will also
be paying cash for unwanted vinyl records. This has been a LONG time coming and
I plan to make something special for Plymouth and all of the south shore and beyond
!" Here's a link to the
store's FB page, like it to keep updated on what's happening! Road trip to
the Cape!!! and while there dont forget the most awesome Atomic
Dimestore run by Rick Paige in Hyannis!!
So here are some shows that are happening this week.....
February 9, (Monday) It's Triple Thick's
Semi-Annual Cupid Has Rabies Anti-Valentine's Day Party at Charlie's
Kitchen with Pioneer Valley Pioneers (9:30), White Pages (10:15),
Triple Thick (11) and Cracked Mirror (11:45)
February 9, (Monday) is Punk Rockin
And Pastie Poppin Burlesque at The Midway
February 10, (Tuesday)
O Brien's has Today Junior, Straight To VHS and Dirt Naps
February 13 (Friday)-
the thirteenth show!!: The Cretins, Duck and Cover, Scrapes, and
The Quins are at The Middle East Up this is a
February 13 (Friday)
- The Luxury is having a release
party for their thirs album Bones & Beaten Heart at Cuisine
en Locale. They will play the new album, live in its entirety for this evening.
Also on the bill are Z*L, Vary Lumar and Shadwell.
(Friday)- Tim Catz 50th Birthday
Party featuring White Dynomite, The Humanoids, Muck And The Mires, Worshipper
and DJ sets by Joanie Lindstrom at Great Scott's
February 13 (Friday)
at The Midway there's The Wrong Shapes, Unstraight, Four Point Restraints
and Night Slice
And coming up after this week we have.......
February 16 (Monday)-
Thee Icepicks (from Portland, ME), The Egos, The Boglins, &
Tsunami Of Sound! are at Opus Underground in Salem, MA
February 20 (Friday) It's the Second
Annual Lux Lives
celebration of all thing Lux Interior and the Cramps!! at The
Midway, who better to play this night than The Evil Streaks, Thee Icepicks
and The Skeleton Beats...along with Kogar the Swinging Ape.
February 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course
for the Ravers WMFO 91.5 FM 1-4PM has The Radiator rattlers as guests...plus
a whole lotta great music.
February 21 (Saturday) Midway
Matinee with Urban Waste, Progree, Sick Joke, Honest John and Incidious
- this is an All Ages show doors arte at 4PM.
February 21 (Saturday) Spectre Hawk,
Bunch of Jerks, The Skeleton Beats and DnA's Evolution are at
The Greek American Club in Union Square Somerville.
February 23 (Monday)
-The Ungraded, Quiggs, Duck & Cover and The Runouts are at Opus
Underground in Salem, MA
February 24 (Tuesday)
Calabrese, BITERS, The Connection, Zipgun Bomber, and Quiggs -are
at The Middle East. It's a bit of an early show -NOTE: 7pm Doors. Here's the
February 27 (Friday) Squallie Greenthumb's
Birthday Party at The Midway with Penalty Kill, B'Loco, The Warning
Shots, Squallie Greenthumb, Squallie And The Chaotix, Wayne Da Payne, OC45
and Split Face
February 27 (Friday) At the Oberon in Harvard
Us Your Women presented by Catherine Capozzi of Axemunkee
is a multi-media performance which includes live band, projected film, dancers
and poets - dedicated to women and the pursuit of divinity and freedom. Bring
Us Your Women tells existing and re-imagined stories of historic and mythical
individuals presenting a message of humanity that transcends gender and religion.
8PM Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and friends will perform.
February 27 (Friday) Tigerman WOAH
is having their record release party at Cuisine
en Locale also ont he bill The Dirty Bangs
February 28 (Saturday) One can never get
enough Roy Sludge and he's at Johnny D's in Davis Square.
March 1 (Sunday) Salad
Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution is a film about the great punk scene that
came out of DC this specifically covers 1980-1990 though there was great stuff
in the late 70's too!! Anyway if you want to see it I hope you have a car coz
the only place its playing around here so far is in Amesbury. It's at The
Stage 2 Cinema Pub on March 1st with two showing 2 & 6PM. Keep up to
date and buy your tix ahead of time
here. There's limited seating.
March 3 (Tuesday) The Four Point Restraints,
Marianne Toilet and the Runs, The Knock Ups, and The Grubs are all
at The Middle East Up.
March 6 (Friday) Opus Underground
and It's Gonna Get Weird continue to produce great shows up in Salem.
Tonight is no exception: Whiskey Kill, Diablogato and The Red Pennys...a
March 6 (Friday) At The Midway there's
My Own Worst Enemy, When Particles Collide, Preacher Roe and Full
March 7 (Saturday) A Crash Course for
the Ravers on WMFO 91.5, 1-4PM has Heavy Neckers and Jay DiBiasio
as guests this time around.
March 7 (Saturday) and talk about good
bills - this
one is EXCELLENT! Sean Coleman comes back to Boston with his band
the Quazars along with Little
Lesley and The Bloodshots and The Red Pennys
March 8 (Sunday) Mark your calendars! Gail
Corcoran is putting on an all
ages show at the Midway Cafe featuring... The Sheckies, The FUs,
Jimmy Jacked, and Jagger Holly (members of the Hollywood Blondes
and The Johnie 3!) And she's having a bake sale too!
March 9 (Monday) Cuisine en Local
has it's Taco Night on Mondays and this one also includes sets by The
Weistronauts and Tsunami of Sound.
March 14 (Saturday) The
are at the Middle East Up. This is an early show, doors are at 6PM!! It's
also 18+ Also on the bill The Atomic Age
March 14 (Saturday) Terry Brenner
is trying to give the Spotlight Tavern a go again...and he's doing it
will almost the same bill as the ill fated show back in November 2014...Willie
Alexander and The Boom Boom Band and The Nervous Eaters...sadly no
Real Kids this time around but we do get to see The Knock Ups with John
the FB page
March 14 (Saturday) In town there's The
Humanoids, Kilslug, Gaskill at The Midway...that should be a hell
of an event!
March 19 (Thursday) The
much loved '80s garage-pop-psych band The Prefab Messiahs
has an EP (10", cassette, CD) coming out March 10 on Burger Records &
KLYAM Records (split release). It'll be their first new sounds in 32 years!
So they are having a record release party at The Middle East Upstairs
- it's The Prefab Messiahs, The Fagettes, Magic Shoppe, and Fedavees
March 19 (Thursday) at Atwoods in
Cambridge, MA. World-renowned rockabilly sensation Jittery Jack, along
with Miss Amy Griffin on guitar, Johnny Sciascia - America's Bass
Player , and Judd Williams on drums. Two big sets of top-notch rockabilly
and rock 'n' roll on a thirsty Thursday evening ! WMFO's Easy Ed spins
platters early, late, and on the break.
March 20 (Friday) at TT's - Join
The Dogmatics, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, The Hired Men, GypsyMoths,
and The Other Girls for a night of rock and roll to benefit Team MR8,
running for The Martin W. Richard Foundation in the 2015 Boston Marathon. The
Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation honors Martin's message of "No
more hurting people. Peace" by investing in education, athletics and community..
March 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course for
the Ravers WMFO 91.5FM, 1-4PM has the Welsh Boys as guests today.
March 23 (Monday) - The The Downbeat
5 are playing in Salem at Opus Underground along with The Skeleton
Beats and Crimson Ghosts
March 28 (Saturday) - Township is
at the Midway.
March 28 (Saturday) Bob Colby presents
Thalia Zedek Band and Banditas at Store 54.
April 1 (Wednesday)
It's "Surf and Turf" at TT's for a night of instro/surf and
rockabilly/rock and roll/honky tonk featuring The Skeleton Beats, Matt Heaton
& the Electric Heaters, The Weisstronauts and Leah and her J-Walkers
April 3 (Friday)
-It's Party Time at TT's with Party Bois, Petty Morals, Parlour Bells
and Gene Dante & The Future Starlets
April 3 (Friday)
The Skeleton Beats The Knock Ups, Ladymob, Lucky United and Radio
Compass are at
Opus Underground in Salem. The Skeleton Beats will start recording
an album...on vinyl....on March 27th at Galaxy Park Studios....and Lucky
United's Jenn Lombardi has made up some fab buttons for this gig as well.
April 4 (Saturday)
Cadillac Heart is doing a show at Club Bohemia at The Cantab.
Also on the bill is James Straight and The Wide Stance, Billy Connors'
nephew Cory's band Dr Fuzz and the Garage Boys
April 24 (Friday)
The Upper Crust, The Grannies, White Dynomite and I Am Next are at
Cuisine en Locale. You can buy tix for this killer show here.
April 25 (Saturday)-
Bob Colby Presents Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins and
The Wrong Shapes at Store 54
May 9 (Saturday) Johnny and The Jumper Cables
at the Midway Cafe!
May 14 (Thursday) John Cooper Clarke
is performing at Berklee!! At the David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston Street)
Click the link
to read more about JCC and to buy tickets.
May 16 (Saturday) Hixx are at Club
Bohemia at The Cantab
May 22 (Friday)-
You have been warned - Book the flight now: Sleep Chamber!! Doing their
only show in 34 years in Tel Aviv, Israel at UTC+02. Not only is this their
first show in 34 years -
its their LAST SHOW ever.
July 18 (Saturday) Mission of Burma
opens for The Foo Fighters and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September
25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their
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