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July 10, 2023

Punk: Rage and Revolution Exhibit in England

Dave TreeTREE has been out and playing everywhere – north shore, south shore and in town. They played the Jay Potts memorial show at the Magic Room on Sunday. Adam 12 at WBOS did a ten minute interview with Dave Tree but it seems longer because Dave jams a lot of info in there. Even more important is Dave’s positive and practical outlook. If you don’t get excited and inspired to get active when listening to him you are dead to the world.

To hear the interview go to the 92.9 WBOS website


The Dogmatics are all over the place taking advantage of their Dogumentary. They were all over the place back in the day too. They've posted the entire set from there in studio live set at WERS from 1984. It’s a smoking set. It begins with a cover of Teenage Head’s “Picture My Face,” Dogmatics WERS recording boy were we captivated by that song!
They play the hits like “Gimmie the Shakes,”“Pussy Whipped,”“Sister Serena” and “Hardcore Rules” but all 15 songs are rocking and sharp. There’s superb guitar work by Peter all the way through. WERS did a fine job capturing the group in this recording.

In a sign of the times they mention in the intro to “MTV OD” that the South End will soon be getting ‘cable TV’.

Here the WERS show.


Canadian rockers Danko Jones have a new song that must be some peoples ideal summer song. “Good Time” has a chorus: “I came here to fuck shit up, and have a good time.” It’s a rocking tune and you can imagine that people might get carried away.

If you like that tune you should check out the rest of their songs because they are right in line with “Good Time”.


There is a new exhibition in England at the Leicester Museum called Punk: Rage & Revolution. It’s has a large display of punk memorabilia and tells the story of English punk along with it: “Tracing punk’s origins and influences as well as its ideology, attitude, fashion, music, art and legacy, the exhibition features an incredible collection of original punk items, artwork and clothing that needs to be seen to be believed. Alongside items from Seditionaries, BOY and Sex, there are original items loaned by Leicester punks and museum collections, and the exhibition also boasts the first retrospective of original clothing from the late Dame Vivienne Westwood since she died.”

You can see by the videos that there is a lot of material. The video to the left is by YouTube poster Art of the Punk and the video to the right is by kevk57. All very interesting. The exhibit goes till September 3…with a "Punk Festival Weekender" 18-20TH August, if you’re thinking of doing the flight and taking it in! it's only a 2-hour train ride from London.

Here is an article on the show in Punktuation Magazine which has a promo video from the exhibitors

A Million Miles Away is a documentary about Peter Case. Looking back it seems unlikely that three talented guys like Case/Lee/Collins would end up in the same trio, Nerves. Case went on to lead The Plimsouls. The song “ A Million Miles Away” stands as one of the greatest power pop songs ever and ruled the world with it’s place in Valley Girl in 1983. Peter has a history before and after that 10 years in rock.

The film is now on all video on demand services. It can be seen on Amazon for $3.99. We saw it on our online digital section of our local library for free, you should check that option.

After seeing the film you can check out our own local journalist Harold Lepidus and his podcast where he talks an hour and half with Peter and comes up with some local color. See that above left.

The Plimsouls had a tremendous reputation for their live show. See them play Hollywood in 1980 at the Starwood in the video, above right. They cover “Time Won’t Let Me”.

Venomous Pink

We’ve posted videos from Arizona punkers The Venomous Pinks before. They were very good but they didn’t have the ferocity of their current “We Must Prevail.” It's about abortion rights - the imagery is provoking and the intensity of the message is fierce. The music is all the better for it as they get intense to bring home the message. The band has really found their voice with this!!

Urban HEat

Joanie played a song by Urban Heat from Austin on her LRC show this week. We thought it was a current and worthy take on Goth. The song is not any streaming services but it’s on YouTube.

The group sings, “Trust there’s just no future left for us” and the music suits that nihilistic outlook.

More about Urban Heat on the New Noise website and on the band's website


Anngelle Wood has her first Boston Emissions show since she's been busy with the Rumble.

There’s a lot a good material: Paper Tigers’ “Wedding Cake”, and Danny the K’s “Roller Derby Girl”. There’s some brand new songs: “Fever Dream” by Texas Instruments and “Burn Scar” by Kind.

There’s vids to on the website by Trailer Swift (love that name), Catching Hell, blindspot’s “Still Breathing” and “Knoxville by John Powhida.

SkybarOn Skybar’s Rising show he had an early copy of a new The Winter Project song called “Entropy” from their new album Chasing the Light. We don’t have long to hear the whole album because it will be released on July 14. “Entropy” is one of three new songs and there will also be some remastered songs from the last few years.

Next Tuesday Skybar will have John Powhida as guest, he's been getting lots of airplay with his sharp “Knoxville” song.

Hear the Rising show on WMFO 91.5FM on Tuesday at 8pm, or after Tuesday go to the WMFO schedule page Hit the Rising show on 8 to 10 pm on Tuesday nights, then hit the ‘archive’ button.


WMBRWe can’t let Ben Kochen’s Tuesday Fourth of July show go by unmentioned! He did a lot of prep work on this. He started with five songs titled "Fourth of July." Then it was a whole show of songs with subjects of USA, Independence, American Dream, This Land etc.

He plays new and old: Down By Law – “Independence Day,”Piebald – “American Hearts.” The Avengers – “The American in Me”. One set was Anti-Flag, Husker Du, The Proletariat, Wipers and Naked Raygun. We loved that!!

To hear the show go to the WMBR archive page hit the LRC show for Tuesday 7/4.


Sonic OverloadThen there’s Al Quint’s in your face take on Sonic Overload. He begins with Seven Seconds “Fuck Your Amerika”. Other song titles were: “White Amerika,”“Sick Society,” “American Paranoia”, “Patriotic Cattle Call” and “American Rampage.” Like always it's two hours of hardcore that never pussyfoots around.

You can hear the show at Sonic Overload


Danny the K Jonathan says

Danny The K now has a second song on Bandcamp from his new EP Cigarettes & Silhouettes. “Skateaway” takes up where “Roller Derby Girl” left off.

These songs, like “Sugar Rush,” which will come out next week, take you to your ideal summer vacation where you had the best time of your life. They are irresistible and will give you a rush of great memories. How Dan can get that in his songwriting, we don’t know.

Dan has let out that there will be a video for “Sugar Rush” next week too.

“Jonathan Says” is a tribute to Jonathan Richman by The Wind-Ups. The group is led by Jake Sprecker who's been a sideman for Richman.

It’s very loud and raucous – not very Richman like but here it is. The rest of the four song EP will be released on August 4. One of the songs “Little Boy Blue” has Richman playing guitar on it.

Private Function Dammit records

Private Function from Australia are a punk/garage mix but that doesn’t peg them entirely. They are having some fun on their album 370HVSSV 0773H - right there, you should know they are a bit cray-cray. Is “One Headed Dog” a take on “Two Headed Dog” by Roky Erickson? Is “Seize & Destroy” connected to “Search & Destroy? We can't be sure....

They sound like Sweet on “General Mr. Meaner.” They punk up “Yellow” by Coldplay. Their own “Downright Dangerous” is a good punker.

We’re going to direct you to “Don’t Wanna Go Out On The Weekend” which is a bit perkier and more of a production than the other cuts and it has a neat cutting guitar solo.

We saw a story on the English label Dammit in Punktuation Magazine. They release regular punk albums but also some monthly compilations. They have 10 cuts of unreleased songs, all of them loud energetic punk. We suggest getting in there and checking it out for some good new songs.

Here's some good shows coming up .....

SilhouetteJuly 11, 2023 (Tuesday) Science Penguin, Modern Fuzz, Weatherless, Between Skies at The Silhouette

July 11, 2023 (Tuesday) Black Beach, Pardoner, National Photo Club, Invisible Rays at O'Brien's

July 13, 2023 (Thursday) Sky Tigers, Brix'n'Mortar, Ghostwaves at Koto Salem- FB page.

July 14, 2023 (Friday) The Devil's Twins album release - with Kingshot and Aaron & the Lord at Faces Brewery Malden- All Ages

July 14, 2023 (Friday) Lust Sick Puppy, Johnascus,Zed Kenzo at The Middle East Up

July 14, 2023 (Friday) Nice Guys, Balaklava, Loretta, and Banana at Deep Cuts Medford

July 14, 2023 (Friday) The Winter Project Record Release Show with Screaming Sushi at Exhibit 'A' Brewing, Framingham FB event page.

July 14, 2023 (Friday) Phantom Ocean, Robotics Hawks, Neglected Witches, Mold at The Worthen Attic

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) Celebrating Johnny Thunders Birthday with Simon Ritt on A.C.C.F.T.R. Click here for link to WMFO

Winter ProjectJuly 15, 2023 (Saturday) Super 170, Eliza & the Organix, Crow Follow, The Concerns at The Midway 3PM Matinee at The Midway

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) THE DEL FUEGOS Reunion Show - 4-9 PM East Bridgewater Commercial Club - The Del Fuegos will do 90 min. Set, starting at 6:30- FB page.

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) Hardcore Stadium Presents: The Unseen, Death Before Dishonor, Blanks 77, Violent Society, For the Worse, The Massacred - Middle East Down $30 tix

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) The Shang Hi Los & Gene Dante & The Future Starlets - at the Burren EARLY show- music starts at 7.

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) The Grip Weeds, Fling, American Ocelot at The Square Root - FB page

Punk rock show posterJuly 15, 2023 (Saturday) Overcalc, Black Helicopter, The Freqs, Hunting Accidents at O'Brien's

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) Gothic Metal Luau with Fog Wizard (10th Anniversary CD Release Party), Haxawald, The Innsmouth Look, Witches Tears, Lucretia's Daggers, Your Friends in Hell, Red Ledger at The VFW Peabody Ma, Fidelity Post 1011 - Doors at 5pm- FB page.

July 15, 2023 (Saturday) The Chelsea Curve, Tsunami of Sound, DJ Sherman - Free outdoor show At Tuscan Village in Salem, NH - 6 PM – 9 PM- FB page

July 16, 2023 (Sunday) Holy Smoke, Little Billy Lost, Shiverlane at The Midway 3PM Matinee

July 16, 2023 (Sunday) Worcester Punk Rock Flea Market at Ralph's Rock Diner - there is a TON of awesome vendors! -Market 12PM-8PM - Music 5PM-8PM. Check out the FB page for all the vendors.

July 18, 2023 (Thursday) Arms Aloft, Guerilla Poubelle, Oh the Humanity at O'Brien's

July 19, 2023 (Wednesday) Charlie Don't Surf (Tribute to the Clash) music starts at 7PM at The Midway CANCELLED

July 19, 2023 (Wednesday) Miracle Blood's first official tour show at Dusk in Provi, RI with Cross Bite, Ghost in the Snow, Sleep Mode. Gene Dante

July 21, 2023 (Friday) Radio 95.9 WATD, Rock the Lot #5, Marshfield with Warthog (Ramones Tribute), The Chelsea Curve, The New Frustrations, Charlie Don’t Surf (Clash Tribute). 6-8:30 PM FREE! 135 Enterprise Dr Marshfield - FB page.

July 21, 2023 (Friday) Midnight Creeps, Hammered Saint, Sourpunch at The Midway

July 21, 2023 (Friday) Cheap Beer Booking Presents- Eradicator, Couch Sex, Burp at Koto Salem

July 21, 2023 (Friday) Kid Gulliver and Sly Fang at Exhibit 'A' Brewing

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) Blame it on Whitman, Jerrys Got Jokes, SleepJumper, Dear Maryanne - at The Midway 3PM Matinee

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) Taken By Vultures, The Downhauls, Low Lives - Middle East Up

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) The Lemon Drop Gang EP release with The Dogmatics, The New Frustrations at The New World Tavern Plymouth MA. Facebook page

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) Wicked Cool Show at The Shaskeen with The Graniteers, TFR, The Wicked North, Matty Anderson - 9PM- FB page.

Square Root July 22, 2023 (Saturday) 1.4.5., Stigmatics, Black Souls at The Square Root

July 22, 2023 (Saturday) Gene Dante & TFS, Tiger Bomb and Can't Tell You are at Empre Live in POstland, ME - FB page

July 23, 2023 (Sunday) Bad Idea USA, Official Hooligans, Dilemma Rose & The Wailin Milfs, The Invisible Rays at State Park

July 23, 2023 (Sunday) Cro-Mags (Performing Best Wishes), The Long Wait, Klaxon, Face First, S.A.C at Alchemy in Providence RI

July 24, 2023 (Monday) Kenzie, Castle Doctor (NM, Aber Fly, Thee Fighting Fish at The Silhouette

July 24, 2023 (Monday) Himelfarb, Shmegegge, & Stubborn Hearts @ The Silhouette Lounge

July 28, 2023 (Friday) Degenerates of Punk, No Detour, The Sleds, Key of Caustic at the Jungle 8PM

July 28, 2023 (Friday) Glowbox, Holy Smoke, Little Billy Lost - at Faces Malden 8pm All Ages $20

July 28, 2023 (Friday) Skybar Rising & Rum Bar Records present Summer Sizzler Round 2 @ The Square Root with The HI End, Freeloader, Kate Redgate FB page

Koto rock show posterJuly 28, 2023 (Friday) Deprogrammer Cult, Sexless Marriage, Done, Mind Killer at Koto Salem

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) Once Block Party at Boynton Yards with Barrence Whitfield, Jill McCracken, The Womps, Field Day, Casey Neil - FREE 4-10PM

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) Miracle Blood at The Jungle

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) Color Killer at The Square Root

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) The Instamatics, Uncle Spudd, Wired For Sound, The Cindy Crawford Cult - 3PM matinee at The Midway

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) Thalia Zedek Band, Autopolitan, Tyler & The Names at Faces Brewery Malden

July 29, 2023 (Saturday) Tigerbomb at The Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. Belfast, ME FB page.

August 2, 2023 (Wednesday) The White Bear Principle, Sleep Jumper, Dead Vapor & From Starlight @ The Silhouette Lounge

August 3, 2023 (Thursday) Poison Ruïn, Home Front, Savageheads, Sinister Ward, Silver Dagger at Garage B Brighton Speedway

August 5, 2023 (Saturday) Crown Court, Violent Way, Oil!, Klaxon, Doc Marten Soundsystem at The Midway - 8PM

DogmaticsAugust 5, 2023 (Saturday) Huck 2, Alabaster Sons, Bobby Oakes and TV Models, Getaway Moon, Daisy at The Midway Cafe for a Matinee Show.

August 9, 2023 (Wednesday) Rawstrum, Horsehands, Big Howard, Joeypiff at The Silhouette FB page

August 9, 2023 (Wednesday) Sick of It All with Life of Agony at Brighton Music Hall Tickets

August 11, 2023 (Friday) Modern Day Idols at Exhibit A Brewing, Framingham. 7-9PM

August 11, 2023 (Friday) Tiger Bomb, Freeloader at The Burren FB page

August 11, 2023 (Friday) Andy California and Lupo Citta at Notch Brighton (bring shelf stable food donations and health supplies at this and every event to help fill our local community pantries.) 7PM

August 11, 2023 (Friday) KCUF record release with Jukebox Romantics, In the Meantime, Jeff Bousquet - 8pm All Ages at Faces Malden

SCMF show posterAugust 13, 2023 (Sunday) Booze Cruz'n with Stop Calling Me Frank, The Chelsea Curve & The Shang Hi Los around Boston Hahbah...Boarding starts at 3:30pm and boat will be leaving at 4:00pm sharp! This event is 21+ Advance Tickets $35 on sale now!!! FB page

August 14, 2023 (Monday) Linnea's Garden, Drama Dolls and Hammered Saint at O'Brien's

August 17, 2023 (Saturday) Andy California & Lupo Citta at Notch Bewery RSVP Tickets 7PM 21+ FREE

August 19, 2023 (Saturday) Once Block Party at Boynton Yards with Hasaan Barclay. Lonely Leesa & The Lost Cowboys, Trespasser, Moxie, The Far Out - Free - 4-20PM

August 19 & 20, 2023 (Sat & Sun) In Between Days Festival - 2 Stages, 2 Days, 24 bands ... and Cool Vintage and Local Market Place, Vinyl Record Pop Up Shop, Food, Modest Mouse , Weakened Friends, Paper Tigers, Clarissa Johnson, Dutch Tulips and the South Shore’s own Gypsy Moths. You'll want to get your tickets now because they have a ‘tier’ system. They have some "tier" ticket scheme so the longer you wait the higher the ticket prices are. FB page

August 23, 2023 (Wednesday) The Supersuckers,The Rumours, Far Above The Ground, The USM at The C Note in Hull.

August 24, 2023 (Thursday) Generación Suicida at Deep Cuts Tickets

August 24, 2023 (Thursday) Headband, The Endorphins & Fantastic Trees at Notch Brewery & Tap Room - Brighton 7-10PM 7PM 21+ FREE RSVP Tix

Bone Up Brewery show posterAugust 25, 2023 (Friday) Bone Up Brewing Seventh Anniversary Festival Night 2 - 6pm -10PM with The Guilloteenagers, Blood Lightning, Lesser Glow

August 25, 2023 (Friday) The’s, Sit n’ Spin plus DJ Pokemonjeff of the group Lyres - at Sonia - 8PM doors

August 25, 2023 (Friday) Key of Caustic at The Sqwuare Root

August 25, 2023 (Friday) Mach Bell Experience, The Cynz (NYC) at Back Room at the Burren

August 26, 2023 (Saturday) Bone Up Brewing Seventh Anniversary Festival Day 3 12:30pm- 10PM with from 1st to last: DnA's Evolution, Glacier, Sundrifter, Clouds Taste Satanic, North Star the Wanderer, SkyTigers (6PM), Brain Famine

August 26, 2023 (Saturday) WRPS Rocks - Scholarship Fundraiser: A Dogumentary & The Dogmatics at Rockland High School Auditorium - Doors at 6 pm, Movie at 7 pm (90 min), followed by The Dogmatics- Facebook page Buy tickets here!!

August 26, 2023 (Saturday) Rock N Roll Candlepin with U-Ey at the Buoy at the Cape Ann Lanes in Gloucester. FB page

August 27, 2023 (Sunday) Bone Up Brewing Seventh Anniversary Festival Day 4 - 12:30pm - 7PM - with Weisstronauts, Organ Meats, Hobo Wizard, Cortez, Major Stars, Crowfeeder

August 31, 2023 (Thursday) Tsunami Bomb, The Dollyrots, The Shang Hi Los at Sonia

Dead BoysAugust 31, 2023 (Thursday) Time and Place, Micheal Kane and the Morning afters & Bitter Pill at Notch Brewey Brighton. Free but reserve a space here.

September 2, 2023 (Saturday) Hope Fest - A Benefirt for NAGLY (North Shore Alliance for GLBTQ+ Youth) with Mall Cops, Pink Navel, Circus Tree, Tattooine Punk Scene, and many many otgher bands - 39 bands across four venues, accompanied by lively vendor markets scattered throughout Downtown Salem. Noon to 11:45PM FB page.

September 3, 2023 (Sunday) Belvedere, One Fall, Oh The Humanity! - 7pm All Ages $15 at Faces Malden

September 9, 2023 (Saturday) Kelly Knapp, and Simon Ritt, 61 Ghosts, Hummingbird Syndicate at The Square Root

September 10, 2023 (Sunday) Somerville Rock + Roll Yard Sale Union Square 12 - 5PM. FB page.

September 10, 2023 (Sunday) Huck2 Album Release Party! With special guests Key of Caustic, Motel Black, and Acrylic Killers at , The Middle East UP Doors at 5:30PM

September 15, 2023 (Friday) Booze & Glory, Avem, The Downhauls, Losers Circle at Deep Cuts Medford - Tickets

September 16, 2023 (Saturday) L7 at The Brighton Music Hall

September 17, 2023 (Sunday) Komintern Sect, Cinderblock, Battery March, Grip Bite at NOON at the Middle East Up. TIX

Porch Fest Jamaica PlainSeptember 17, 2023 (Sunday) Halfway to St. Patrick's Day 3 PM Matinee with The Gobshites, The Peelers, The USM, Jonee Earthquake Band at The Midway

September 19, 2023 (Tuesday)  Ash Code, Pilgrims of Yearning, Ghost Painted Sky at The Middle East Up

September 22, 2023 (Friday) Hardcore Stadium Presents: Sheer Terror, A Poor Excuse, Nothing But Enemies, American War Machine, ICU, The Rejekts, Poor Impulse Control - Middle East Down - tix

September 23, 2023 (Saturday) 2023 Punks for Pets (#16!!) with The Agents, Vague, Sourpunch, Starbath, Shirley Drive, Musclecah, Crossbite - outside at NickANee's (Indoors if it rains) Something from the wish list is your ticket in. See the Wishlist on the Facebook event page.

September 26, 2023 (Tuesday) Dead Boys, Nervous Eaters, The Plimsouls at The Middle East Up FB page.

September 28, 2023 (Thursday) Dead Boys, GLiDER, Midnight Creeps, One Fall at Alchemy Provi RI. FB page.

September 29, 2023 (Friday) Anti Heros, Legion 76, Antagonizers, Blood Stained Brindle, Absuctors - Middle East Down.

September 29, 2023 (Friday) The Fleshtones + The Nervous Eaters - FB page

Tiger BombOctober 7, 2023 (Saturday) Agent Orange, Spice Pistols at The MIddle East Down

October 7, 2023 (Saturday) The Welch Boys, The Long Wait, The USM, Josephine With A Cause at Faces Brewing

October 11, 2023 (Wednesday) The Mission UK & The Chameleons: Deja Vu Tour 2022 Rescheduled to 2023!!! also on the bill Theatre of Hate

October 12, 2023 (Thursday) The Len Price 3, The Chelsea Curve, Cynz, Tiger Bomb. at Geno's Portland, ME

October 13, 2023 (Friday) The Len Price 3, The Chelsea Curve, Muck & The Mires at The Burren Backroom,

October 14, 2023 (Saturday) The Len Price 3, Palmyra Delran and the Doppel Gang, Steve Krebs and The Maynard G's at Parkside Lounge NYC

October 20, 2023 (Friday) The Jacklights at The Square Root

Andy CaliforniaOctober 21, 2023 (Saturday) Bicker Sins, Classic Ruins, Little Billy Lost at The Square Root

October 26, 2023 (Thursday) Mudhoney at The Brighton Music Hall 18+ TIX

November 3, 2023 (Friday) Modern Day Idols Single Release Party with Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals at Square Root, Roslindale.

December 8, 2023 (Friday) Huck 2, Gretchen Shae and The Middle Eight and Key of Caustic at Koto Underground, Salem


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