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May 23, 2022

Kid Gulliver at Thirsty First in Lowell.

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 on attendees.

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 with Somerville 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!!

Dognatics 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' hit Drop That Needle

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 Police movie come later. The article about the auction is in the Guardian.

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 full orchestra.


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 video above.

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

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. .

Helen Tijuana

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.

X in End of Western Civilization

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.

They also have Part II posted - and Part III from 1998 is in there too!!


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 about Diablogato’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.

You can hear the show on the WMBR archive page

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” by Sleaford 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.

Chris talks about Eddie’s Saloon the animated film that has a Boston punk hardcore soundtrack. That project has fund raising campaign now on Indegogo

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 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.

DanteMay 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. FB page.

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 page

Channel show May 28, 2022 (Saturday) Razors in the Night & Tijuana Sweetheart Reunion Show at Sonia, also on the bill Sky Tigers. FB page

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.. TIX

May 29, 2022 (Sunday) Mike Oliver Memorial Show with Watts, Gozu, Hey Zeus, Worshipper, Ceshci Ramos at Sonia - 7PM TIX here. FB page.

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 page.

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) - FB page.

June 4, 2022 (Saturday) Lenny Lashley Gang of One (full band) in Providence at Askew. Facebook page

June 6, 2022 (Tuesday) Punk Rock Aerobics at Zone 3 in Allston.

WMBR SHOW 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 page

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 back!!

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 Toys. Tix and vendor info etc here.

Rpcl Sjpw PloverJune 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 page.

June 11, 2022 (Saturday) Brix'n'Mortar are at The Jungle

June 11, 2022 (Saturday) Kid Gulliver & The Chelsea Curve at The Plough & Stars - FB page

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 page.

June 12, 2022 (Sunday) The Brand New Luddites, Jay Allen & The Archcriminals, RoadSoldier, Completely Destroyed - at The Midway Matinee Show 3-7PM FB page.

June 12, 2022 (Sunday) Linnea's Garden, Tiffy, Girl with a Hawk at The Parlour in Providence, RI. FB page.

Punk Rock aerobic 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 here.

June 19, 2022 (Sunday) Randall Gibson Memorial at The French Club in Waltham. 2-9PM. FB page.

Lydia LunchJune 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. FB page

June 22, 2022 (Thursday) Oh The Humanity, Sky Tigers, Coffin Salesman at Notch Brewery Brighton - Shows start at 7pm. Free admission!! FB page.

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 page

June 24, 2022 (Friday) Gene Dante & The Future Starlets, Kenne Highland's Air Force, Tiger Bomb at Gino's in Portland. FB page.

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, The Dripp. Link to tix and more info here.

RawstrumJune 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 The Magic Room in Norwood TIX Magic 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 and FB page.

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 FB 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) Hixx, Celseigh, The Stigmatics, Marianne Toilet and the Runs at The Midway

baabesJuly 15, 2022 (Friday) Nervous Eaters Single Release with Robin Lane & Linnea's Garden at Brighton Music Hall FB page

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 page.

September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Key of Caustic at The Flying Embers Tap Room (152 Hampden St, Boston, MA 02119)

September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Lincoln Park Somerville (near Union Square) more info to come.

Punks for Pets 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 page.

October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Agent Orange and Gnarnia at Alchemy in Provi, RI FB page.

October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Third Annual Punktoberfest at Thirsty First in Lowell...check the FB page for updates, bands etc.

November 5, 2022 (Saturday) The Mahones, The Pourmen, The Gobshites at Askew in Provi.

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