The BGN News Archive
Jamie Reid who made the instantly recognizable ransom note art work for the cover of the Sex Pistols album and several singles died this week..
Reid's collage of God Save the Queen is one of the most influential images of its time.
Reid was a friend of Malcolm McLaren at Art School. He was heavily influenced by the Situationist movement
It’s one of those inexplicable or fortunate twists of fate where a visual artist latches up with another discipline, in this case a musical movement, and they have a symbiotic relationship. There’s more on Reid in this CNN story, in Vogue magazine and in the NY Times
Jane Hudson of Jeff and Jane/The Rentals now has a tarot deck that uses her paintings. The deck is of the Major Arcana which is the first 22 cards of the deck. It’s a good way to get some of Jane’s distinctive and colorful op-art work.
You can see some of the images and get the cards at the Wild Soul River website.
Because we’re in America it was gonna happen ... there was a shooting at a punk house show in Minneapolis on Friday night.
One person, who the police think was targeted, was killed and at least six others wounded. Witnesses say two guys walked up the alley to the backyard of the venue and started shooting then fled. Story in the Star Tribune Local punks are claiming this was a hate crime because the event was a queer punk show.
Liz Borden of Lizzie Borden and the Axes went out to Hollywood to take up an acting career. She's been in a bunch of films. Now one can be seen on Amazon Prime.
It's The 3rd Annual Matricher Falls Internationel Film Festival. Liz says “This film is to film festivals what Spinal Tap is to rock bands.” We watched it and we think that nails it.
Liz plays a concession stand worker, she seems like a natural. She has a real presence and persona. It’s a smaller part but she stamps it. Meanwhile Liz still has the music going and has a deal with Code 213 records to record some new material.
To see the film (it costs $1.99 to rent) go to Amazon
The Linda Lindas have a new song/video. “Resolution/Revolution” shows some development for the group. It’s much more confident sounding. They took influence from Pantera and Judas Priest. It’s not as heavy as those groups and it has a strong melodic element in the chorus that’s more pop leaning.
Mook started Friday’s Late Risers Club with Gumm's “Slogan Machine.” We like the message of this song along with its raw punk sound. If you like the song the rest of the album is right in the same ballpark. Here's the video Gumm is from Chattanooga, TN which makes them the first band we ever heard from there.
Another song that stuck out was “Cut Your Hair” by Nuclear Tourism. It sounded like a rougher Artic Monkeys effort. It has a fun video
Brian Young had the VA Va Voodoos as a guest on A Crash Course for the Ravers. The group is from Troy, NY. They play a primitive garage style. Brian played nine songs so you get a good idea of how they sound. They were in town to play the Square Root on Saturday along with Brian’s Thigh Scrapers and Soul Cake who were also on the show playing a live set.
The Billygoons would like to know they do a cover of their favorite “The Crusher.” They also do a cover of “Liar, Liar” by the Castaways. There’s a lot to catch up with on their Bandcamp page and here’s their Facebook page.
To listen to that show go to the WMFO Schedule page and the Crash Course for the Ravers show at 1pm Saturday then hit the archive button.
Here’s this week’s Elastic Glam Breakfast Show. They have Sweet doing “Changes.” and the latest Suzi Quatro song “Shine A Light” which is a duet with KT Tunstal.
We liked the bouncy “Lay Your Love on Me” by Racy. The familiar “Amateur Show” by Sparks sounded so good.
A lot of punks were listening to glam in 1974 because main stream rock had gone wimpy. That ties in with the song Elastic Glam played this week by Silverglam titled “1974.” That was the year that the Boston scene started with Willie Loco, Reddy Teddy, Fox Pass and Third Rail.
Elastic Glam also supports the Trevor Project. They give help and resources to the LGBTQ community.
Al Quint’s Sonic Overload always gives you plenty of hardcore to digest. We really like the punk sets he plays too. This week he opened with the Swell Maps doing “Let’s Build a Car.” One set he played: Jayne County and the Electric Chairs – “Rock ‘n Roll Resurrection,” Poles – “CN Tower”, Eater – “Outside View.”
They played that “CN Tower” to death on the radio in 1977. Eater has been getting much attention these days as people come to appreciate their raw punk.
Another set was: Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark –
“Enola Gay”, URINALS – “Sex”
and The Girls – “Jeffrey I Hear You.” That
Girls song, wow!! It’s just more amazing as time goes by. Hear that below.
Quint also played the Art Yard song “The Law” which sounded fine too. You can hear the whole show on the Sonic Overload web page.
The Winter Project has three EP’s on Bandcamp. Now they've upgraded to a 10 song album titled Chasing the Light. They have five previously released songs along with five new ones.
They open with one of our very favorite songs “Scars Above.” It's a perfect opener because it introduces you to Tim McDonald’s voice. Tim has an everyman persona that comes across as experienced. He is not world weary but more world wary. Tim’s voice gives heft to all the lyrics and that makes this album special.
The arrangements don’t have many frills. This is the sound of experienced musicians taking care of the songs above all.
The prereleased songs include “Brotherhood” which is about playing in a band, imagine that, and “Taste the Color of Your Lipstick” which is a very sexy song.
With the new songs they bring in some different styles. “Grounded” has a harmonica accompaniment that makes the song stand out. It also has an Alt-country influence. “Smile When You Wake” is even more country but still with a rock sound. “Lenny’s on the Roof” goes further afield still with its Irish punk style a la Dropkick Murphys.
There isn’t a lot of push or splashy posts on social media with this album but don’t let it (or this group) get by you!!
It only takes the Cyanide Pills 30 seconds into their first song “The Kids Can’t Be Trusted With Rock and Roll” on their new album Soundtrack to the New Cold War to get a very Ramones like chorus. In another minute they musically quote “Day in the Life” by the Beatles and then brag in the lyrics that they are ripping off the famous group and taking the money.
“Do You Wanna Go Out Tonight” is a perfect Ramone song title and they do run it though the Ramone paces but still they put some of themselves in it.
There’s so much here (to begin with 16 songs); lots of melodic hooks incased in a punk crunch. They are punk but borrow from other eras of rock. “It’s Over” sounds like a 50’s rock tune.
“Day After Day” is as close to the perfect pop punk ideal as you could imagine. “It Won’t Be Long” starts with a gong. Why?, don’t know, but it has so many nice moments we like in it.
There’s not a bad song in the bunch. If you haven’t heard the Cyanide Pills this is the time to correct that.
A little more about the album here on Lounder Than War website
Here's some good shows coming up .....
August 14, 2023 (Monday) Linnea's Garden, Drama Dolls and Hammered Saint at O'Brien's
August 14, 2023 (Monday) Former Critics, Riotcourse, Twelveyes, Bike Thrasher at The Silhouette
August 17, 2023 (Saturday) Black Mold Market Presents Troll Milk, Lepra, Pleasure Coffin, Bubblegum Octopus, Three Brained Robot at Koto Salem.
August 18, 2023 (Friday) The McGunks Turn 20!! - The McGunks, COB, Jason Bennett & The Resistance at The Midway
August 18, 2023 (Friday) Kooked Out, Wildcat Slim, Roser, Blindspot at The Worthen Attic
August 19, 2023 (Saturday) Ray Paul will be the guest on A.C.C.F.T.R. WMFO 1-4PMS
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, 2023 (Saturday) 1.4.5., Ray Paul, 28IF's at The Square Root
August 19, 2023 (Saturday) Midnight Creeps, Some Kind of Nightmare, Grip Bite, D.O.P. at The News Cafe in Pawtucket. 2PM start, all ages.
August 19, 2023 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters with special guest Girl With A Hawk at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts - FB page for directions/tix etc.
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. FB page
August 20, 2023 (Sunday) Another Fine
Mess Around with The Memphis Sun Mafia featuring Dan Fontaine
and Brian Martin doing their stellar Elvis Presley tribute so free admission
with a peanut butter, bacon, and banana sandwich ... and First Messers the duo
of Gary Mondello and Vikki Porter and Captain Easychord and co-hosts
August 20, 2023 (Sunday) Bootleg Dan presents Greg Allen and The Fringe Religion and Satch Kerans at The Worthen Attic - this is a 4PM show!!
August 22, 2023 (Tuesday) Yani Batteau, Why Cat Why, Classic Ruins at The Jungle 6PM Show!!
August 23, 2023 (Wednesday) The Supersuckers, The Rumours, Far Above The Ground, The USM at The C Note in Hull.
August 24, 2023 (Thursday) Verbal Assault at The Middle East Up
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
August 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 22.214.171.124’s, Sit n’ Spin plus DJ Pokemonjeff of the group Lyres - at Sonia - 8PM doors
August 25, 2023 (Friday) Key of Caustic at The Square Root
August 25, 2023 (Friday) Diablogato, Devils Twins, The Shang Hi Los, Ruin The Night at The C Note in Hull
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) Arsen Fest 2023 with Sophisticated Adult, Clock Out, Multiple Pieces, Louzy, Hung, Sike at The Middle East Up - 6PM doors
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 26, 2023 (Saturday) The 5678's, Sit n' Spin, Tiger Bomb, Gamma Goochies at The Space in Portland, <E
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 28, 2023 (Monday) Couch Sex, Alenka, Over Ends, Keep Ons at The Silhouette
August 30, 2023 (Wednesday) DEclaw, Erik Wormwood, Sunshine Riot at The Silhouette
August 31, 2023 (Thursday) Tsunami Bomb, The Dollyrots, The Shang Hi Los at Sonia
August 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 1, 2023 (Friday) Rebuilder, No Trigger and Choke Up at The Sinclair
September 2, 2023 (Saturday) Hope Fest - A Benefit for NAGLY (North Shore Alliance for GLBTQ+ Youth) with Mall Cops, Pink Navel, Circus Tree, Tattooine Punk Scene, and many many other 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 4, 2023 (Monday) Scrivener, In Use, Happy Just To See You at The Silhouette
September 8, 2023 (Friday) Rum Bar Records Presents Local Boston Band Bash featuring Continental, U-ey At The Buoy, Stop Calling Me Frank, Jay Allen and The Archcriminals at The Magic Room FB page
September 8, 2023 (Friday) Sgt Scag, Girth Control, Josephne with a Cause, Green Street Fiends at JJ's Tavern in Florence MA - FB page.
September 9, 2023 (Saturday) Diablogato, Baabes, CE Skidmore at Sally O'Brien's FB page.
September 9, 2023 (Saturday) Kelly Knapp, and Simon Ritt, 61 Ghosts, Hummingbird Syndicate at The Square Root
September 9, 2023 (Saturday) Plymouth Punk Rock Market - Noon - 5PM at The Mayflower Brewing Co - vinyl records, housewares, original art, accessories, handmade jewelry, oddities, vintage clothing, tarot readings and more! Weird stuff for weird people. Live music, food trucks - FB event page.
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 11, 2023 (Monday) Marvel Prone, Jean Paul Jean Paul, Big Rav, Cindy Crawford Cult at The Silhouette
September 14, 2023 (Thursday) Sorry Mister, Cold Expectations, Bad Verb at the Notch Brighton Tap Room 7-10PM - FREE bring some shelf stable food to donate.
September 14, 2023 (Thursday) Dinosaur Jr. at The Strand in Provi, RI Tickets
September 15, 2023 (Friday) Booze & Glory, Avem, The Downhauls, Losers Circle at Deep Cuts Medford - Tickets
September 15, 2023 (Friday) The Chelsea Curve, Speed Fossil, Hammered Saint at Faces Malden, 8PM All Ages
September 15, 2023 (Friday) The Daylillies, Memory Lame, Octavate, Trailer Swift at The Jungle
September 16, 2023 (Saturday) Thee Fightin' Fish, Zip Ups, American Ocelot at the Jungle for a MATINEE show at 4PM.
September 16, 2023 (Saturday) Glowbox, Glad Machine, Density/Black, NYC at The Square Root
September 16, 2023 (Saturday) Stars Like Ours (Record release show!), Sidewalk Driver, Ruin The Nite at Faces Malden.
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
September 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 17, 2023 (Sunday) Crow Follow, Tysk Tysk Task, Sapling at Electric Haze in Worcester - FB page
September 17, 2023 (Sunday) Modern English at Sonia!!
September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) Punk Band (Bob Cenci) at The Midway Matinee Show- and Bob says:"Okay Jerry's Kids fans.. my band, "Rockin Bob From Jerry's Kids aka Jerry's Kids Forever and Ever Until we Die" has added Authentic Blazing Hardcore Versions of Jerry's Kids Classics like 'Build Me A Bomb' and 'I Don't Belong' and 'Lost' to our set list.. and there is still time to add more.. we are not going to do this all the time.."
September 19, 2023 (Tuesday) Ash Code, Pilgrims of Yearning, Ghost Painted Sky at The Middle East Up
September 20, 2023 (Wednesday) Captain Easychord, Fast Tracks, Johnny Plankton, Glowbox at The Silhouette
September 21, 2023 (Thursday) Split Squad , Shang Hi Los, Speed Fossil, at The Stone Church Newmarket NH
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 22, 2023 (Friday) Ruby Grove, The Endorphins, When Particles Collide, Linnea's Garden at The Jungle
September 23, 2023 (Saturday) TJ Welch and the Wasted, The Lookout Honeys, Hilken Mancini Band, Christian Kids at The Midway
September 23, 2023 (Saturday) Field Day, Looking Glass War, Horse Fly Gulch, Parenting at The Jungle
September 23, 2023 (Saturday) Muzak, Foxy Grandpa, Ski Club at The Silhouette
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 24, 2023 (Sunday) Split Squad, Brad Marino, Tiger Bomb, at Geno's Portland, ME
September 26, 2023 (Tuesday) Dead Boys, Nervous Eaters, The Plimsouls at The Middle East Up FB page.
September 26, 2023 (Tuesday) Anti-Heros, Legion 76, The Antagonizers - Middle East Down
September 28, 2023 (Thursday) Dead Boys, GLiDER, Midnight Creeps, One Fall at Alchemy Provi RI. FB page.
September 29, 2023 (Friday) Kurt Baker record release show with Bad Idea USA and Nate Doyle at Faces Malden TIX!
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 at Cafe Nine - New Haven CT- FB page
October 6, 2023 (Friday) Hi-End, The Black Cheers, Kate Redgate at Faces in Malden
October 6, 2023 (Friday) Crow Follow at The Parkside Lounge NYC
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) Agent Orange, Spice Pistols at The Middle East Down
October 7, 2023 (Saturday) The Long Wait, The USM, Josephine With A Cause at Faces Brewing
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Black Beach, Saturniids, Astral Bitch, Bad//Verb at The Silhouette
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Great Falls, Miracle Blood, Bed Time Magic, Don't Grow Old at O'Brien's
October 9, 2023 (Monday) Voided Shape, Cotter Champlin Group, Mad Painter at The Jungle - music starts at 6:30PM!!
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) Hammered Saint, Tiger Bomb, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Warthog at The Jungle MUSIC AT 8PM
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, Double Star (EP Release Party!), Harry & The Hot Flashes at The Square Root
October 20, 2023 (Friday) Bootleg Dan Presents Ivan Julian, Muck & The Mires, Judy Ann Nock at The Burren - 6PM show!!! FB page
October 21, 2023 (Saturday) Psych-O-Postive NYC, Classic Ruins, Little Billy Lost at The Square Root
October 25, 2023 (Wednesday) The Zip-Ups, Magen Tracy & the Missed Connections, Stars Like Ours, at Sally O'Brien's
October 26, 2023 (Thursday) Mudhoney at The Brighton Music Hall 18+ TIX
October 27, 2023 (Friday) Darkbuster, Working Poor USA, Noi!se, Battery March, The Stress at Sonia. SORRY SOLD OUT already!
November 3, 2023 (Friday) Modern Day Idols Single Release Party with Tad Overbaugh and the Late Arrivals at Square Root, Roslindale.
November 3, 2023 (Friday) Sex Zombies (NJ), The Spackles, Hammered Saint, Hixx at The Midway FB page
November 9, 2023 (Thursday) The Cocktail Slippers, The Chelsea Curve at Cafe Nine New Haven, CT
November 10, 2023 (Friday) The Cocktail Slippers (Norway), Diamond Dogs (Sweden), Soraia at The Burren Back Room
November 11, 2023 (Saturday) The Cocktail Slippers (Norway), Diamond Dogs (Sweden), Soraia, Tiger Bomb at Geno's Portland, ME
November 12, 2023 (Sunday) Cynz, USM, C.E. Skidmore, The DFB at The Worthen House Attic
November 15 - 18, 2023 (Weds - Sat) International Pop Overthrow at The Square Root Rosindale
November 16, 2023 (Thursday) Cocktail Slippers, Muck and the Mires, Sourpunch at Alchemy Providence
November 17, 2023 (Friday) Justine Convault Tribute Night!! at The Square Root - More to come later.....
December 8, 2023 (Friday) Huck 2, Gretchen Shae and The Middle Eight and Key of Caustic at Koto Underground, Salem
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