The BGN News Archive
John Keegan saw Kepi Ghoulie and Bad Idea this week. Part of the story was the club.
Faces Brewery is in Malden and that is John's old stomping grounds. Small craft breweries have been
the unexpected new venues for music these last two years.
This Friday September 2 is another Bandcamp Friday when all sales go to the bands. Every week we have Bandcamp links to great local and punk songs. Get in there and buy up some of that stuff!! Bandcamp!!
Next weekend there is a LOT to do...so we are here to help you plan accordingly!!
Chet’s Last Call documentary is coming to Boston TV on Saturday September 10 at 11PM on WLVI Channel 56!! Facebook page
Nick and the Adversaries are a group worth checking out. They're influenced by “The Jam, Elvis Costello, The Specials, and Gang of Four” and we can vouch for that. We saw them in 2018 a few times
After being sidelined a few years, like all of us, they're back playing and are ready to release new material. They'll be playing the JP Music Fest on Saturday, September 10 (check gig listings below) and will have their new CD on hand then. You can hear some of the new songs on Soundcloud here
Paper Tigers will be playing Hope Fest, a two day festival at Sammy’ s Patio Bar in Revere. 20 bands will be playing on the weekend of September 10 and 11.
The charity is Hope for the Day, a “non-profit movement empowering the conversation on proactive suicide prevention and mental health education.” Check the gig listings below for links, tix etc.
Boston Hassle Flea is Sunday Sept 11!! It's at The Cambridge Community Center 12:30-6PM. "The Boston Hassle Flea Market specializes in all things DIY and local. Our vendors sell used/new clothes, zines/books, prints, crafts, paintings, records and tapes, jewelry, and so much more. If you haven’t been to one of our Flea’s before, you are truly missing out a piece of Boston you never knew existed." and they are right about that!! It's only $1 to get in and proof of vax and masks are required.
The F.U.’s have a video for “Razor”, the first song off their new EP. It’s a performance video with good control of the lighting so there isn’t any distracting background. It seems simple but the power of the tune sure comes through. Their EP, Death Squad Nostalgia is up on Bandcamp
Red on Red’s Speedfossil have a new video for the song “The Verge”
It’s a rock pop tune with lots of twists. The chords take some sudden swings and the guitar solo is an angular wonder. Then, just when it seems it’s winding down, the song goes into a long coda with a completely different feel. What a nice piece of work.
Stormstress is in a documentary that celebrates the resiliency of the Armenian people and the place of music that helps buttresses their fortitude. It is wonderful for the group to be included in this. Right now there is only the trailer that you can see above.
David Greene was on the Late Risers Club in the 80s now does monthly guest shots on the LRC. He had a show last Tuesday. Except for a few flashbacks almost all songs from 2022. Way to go!!
He played Oeida, from NYC, doing “Beat Me To The Punch”. The group hits a point where they are playing through a storm of feedback for three minutes, sounded good to us. Here it is on Bandcamp.
Another find was Chat Pie. They are a sludge group but the vocals come across as if they are an art group. No throat singing here. It’s something different and has a powerful message.
You can hear the show on the WMBR Archive page by hitting the LRC show on Tuesday 8/23
Michael Cudahy who made his fame with Christmas has a new song ; "Bouncy"with a new group: Thee Millionaire & the Magnetic Syncopations. And yes an album is forthcoming. It’s close to the Combustible Edison’s version of lounge music but with the emphasis on exotic rhythms and instrumentation. This is for the adventurous, which is always true with Cudahy’s excursions.
MOB’s Roger Miller has a new experimental album out on Cuneiform Records called Eight Dream Interpretations For Solo Electric Guitar Ensemble. The concept is that Roger lets dream logic control the direction of the music. Roger has kept dream diaries for a long time. It’s all very Dada and trippy. It goes to unexpected places as a matter of course.
You can get the album in digital, CD or vinyl form on Bandcamp.
Dream Interpretation #20 goes from sparse to dense and gets almost cinematic. Hear that below.
Local band Kal Marks did five albums as a trio. They broke up in 2020 and now have a four person line up. My Name is Hell is their new eleven cut album. The music hits hard, deep and varied. The vocals are intense; this is no summertime walk in the park. The singer is Hell, indeed.
There so much in these songs. You need a few listens to get acclimated and get everything out of them.
“My Life Is A Freak Show” begins the album and it’s an attention getter. One line that jumps out is “we’re all fucked.” and we know that's true!! We would love to have the lyrics to this and all the other songs. The music is guitar thick and then almost has a soundtrack quality at the end which is a nice touch.
Another cathartic song follows with “Shit Town.” At this point you wonder if it will all be this emotional, and basically it is.
This sounds like a major work to us. Something as accomplished and full blown like this doesn’t crop up that often.
Back in the 80s Men & Volts fit in with the art groups but they were even separate from them. Most commonly they played a fractured blues, although they had other styles.
They just came out with a new EP titled Amber Supreme. They sound generally the same, which is no small feat. We used to compare some of their songs to Captain Beefheart and we do that again with “New New Creamsicle Blues”.
“Twin Souls” combines slide and wah-wah guitar and has a pronounced bass to create a mood enhancing atmosphere. We leave you with a link for that.
Here's some good shows coming up .....
August 29, 2022 (Monday) Shortest Life, Bed of Razors, Beyond Agitated, Blast Shield at The Midway
September 1, 2022 (Thursday) The Shang Hi Lo's, Rockin Bob Punk Band, Hall Monitor at Notch Brighton -FREE - FB page.
September 2, 2022 (Friday) The Woggles with Muck and Mires & The Chelsea Curve at The Porch in Medford
September 3, 2022 (Saturday) Deep Vibe Show: Motel Black, Gretchen Shae& M8, Crow Follow, Thalia Zedek at The Midway Café - Facebook page
September 3, 2022 (Saturday) Murphy's Law with Reason to Fight and RISK at the Shaksheen Pub, Manchester, NH -FB page.
September 3, 2022 (Saturday) Hope Anchor, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, The Bickersins at Askew in Provi
September 4, 2022 (Sunday) Somerville Rock + Roll Yard Sale in Union Square Somerville. FB page for updates!
September 4, 2022 (Sunday) Scurvy
Dog Mega Show with Daikaiju, Midnight Creeps, She Rides,
Some Kind of Nightmare, Marianne Toilet solo, Gnarnia and MORE!!! It's
FREE, bands start at 2PM. FB
September 5, 2022 (Monday) Daniel & Al’s last show w/ Dutch Tulips, Tatooine Punk Scene, IWICSB at Charlie's Kitchen....see the FB page.
September 6, 2022 (Tuesday) Best Bear, Linnea's Garden, Daphne Blue Underworld,, Ghost Girl at O'Brien's
September 7, 2022 (Wednesday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program with Leopardo from Switzerland at O'Brien's
September 8, 2022 (Thursday) GUTTERMOUTH, The F.U.'s, Wimpy Rutherford of The Queers, Baabes at The Middle East UP- FB page. TIX!!
September 8, 2022 (Thursday) Zip Tie Handcuffs, Talk Chalk, Going222Jail at O’Briens
September 8, 2022 (Thursday) D.R.I at Alchemy in Provi, RI - FB page.
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) JP
Music Festival - here are some of the bands you can
catch: Bird Language, CD Skidmore & The Damn Fine Band, Nick and
the Adversaries, Rick Berlin & The Nickel and Dime Band, Diablogato, Thalia
Zedek Band, Lenny Lashley's Gang of One, Lovewhip, Walter Sickert & The
Army of Broken Toys. Check
out the website JP Music Fest!!
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Key of Caustic at The Flying Embers Tap Room (152 Hampden St, Boston, MA 02119)
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) KCUF, Already Dead, The Graniteers, and Matty Anderson at The Jungle
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) HOPE FEST Day 1 at Sammy's patio: Paper Tigers, Gollylagging, Sinking, Arms Like Roses, this body is all i have in this world, Ahanna, Conor Ryan Hennessy, Lovewell, Dead Wait, Bomb Pack Eventbrite tickets
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Chet’s Last Call documentary is on WLVI Channel 56 at 11PM!! Facebook page
September 11, 2022 (Sunday) HOPE FEST Day 2 at Sammy's patio: Me in Capris, Magazine Beach, Tiny the Bear , Rusty Mullet, Toluca Lake, Pregame Rituals, Couch Sex, Cape Crush, The Only Things, Awnthay - Eventbrite tickets
September 11, 2022 (Sunday) The McGunks, West Side Rats, Freezing Process, The Martians doing a 3-7PM Matinee at The Midway FB page.
September 11, 2022 (Sunday) Nice Guys, G Gordon Gritty, and Bradford Barker - Silhouette Lounge, Allston
September 13, 2022 (Tuesday) Brave the Sea, Pint Killers, Degenerates of Punk at Thirsty First in Lowell MA FB event page.
September 15, 2022 (Thursday) The Hi-End, The Midnight Creeps FREE at Notch Brewery Brighton!! FB page.
September 16, 2022 (Friday) The Downhauls, Duck & Cover, Blame It On Whitman at Faces Brewery in Malden. FB page.
September 16, 2022 (Friday) Dave Herlihy, lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the legendary Boston band O Positive is at The Burren.
September 16, 2022 (Friday) The Loud Neighbors, Paper Tigers, Salem Wolves, Holy Hands at Dusk Provi RI
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Lincoln Park Somerville (near Union Square) more info to come.
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) ANTIfest with ANTI-FLAG - TWO shows 4:00PM All Ages with Mint Green and Rebuilder (TIX) and 9:00PM 18+ with Brendan Kelly (TIX) at the Brighton Music Hall. TIX
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) A Vulture Wake, Counterpunch, Ruin the Nite at Faces Brewery Malden- FB page
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.
September 18, 2022 (Sunday) The Dream Syndicate at the Crystal Ballroom - TIX
September 23, 2022 (Friday) Soulside, Verbal Assault, Bedmaker, Wrong War at Once at The Armory - 6PM!! . Tix and infoSeptember 24, 2022 (Saturday) The Superfonics have reunion gig at the Midway with Classic Ruins and Shiny Beasts - this is a 3PM matinee show! FB page.
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) October FUZZ with Kind, Major Stars, Electric Street Queens, and Sundrifter at Bone Up Brewery Everett - FB page.
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) Supersuckers, White Dynomite at The Middle East Up.
September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Come is doing their first home town show in NINE years at the Middle East Up with Home Despot.
September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Amyl and the Sniffers at Big Night Live on September 25 TIX
September 29, 2022 (Thursday) Early Exit, Paper Tigers, Long Autumn, Robotic Hawks - Middle east Up.
October 1, 2022 (Thursday) Octoberfest at Dusk with a Full day/night of live music. Indoor and outdoor stages. Bands/Food/Drinks/Vendors. Bands: Vudu Sister, Jade Tourniquet, Brown Apples, Joy Boys, DNR, Minibeast, Paranoid Android, LooksThat Kill, Parapalegic, Ski Bunny, Atlantic Thrills, Joudy Ju, Northeast Traffic - starts at 2PM and goers all day and night. FB page.
October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) Dr. John Cooper Clarke at City Winery
October 7, 2022 (Friday) Joan Jett Birthday show with Anrea Gillis & Friends and Sue Minichiello & friends doing EVERYTHING Joan Jett. At Sally O'Brien's
October 8, 2022 (Saturday) Roger Miller will be performing some of Dream Interpretation at the Lilypad Facebook page
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) Plymouth Punk Rock Market at Mayflower Brewing in Plymouth Mass. 12-5PM - FB page for info, vendors etc.
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) L7: Bricks Are Heavy 30th Anniversary at Big Night Live FB page.
October 9, 2022 (Sunday) Brix 'N'Mortar, Cry Havoc, Triggered, Blood Stained Brindle, Grip Bite at Dusk in Provi.
October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Lion's Law, Violent Way, Blood Stained Brindle, Battery March at Sonia - TIX!!
October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Agent Orange, Midnight Creeps and Gnarnia at Alchemy in Provi, RI FB page.
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Third Annual Punktoberfest at Thirsty First in Lowell...Razors In The Night, The Fake Boys, SkyTigers, Taken By Vultures, Diablogato, Warthog, Chumhuffer, Working Poor USA, The Downhauls, Hagglers, Baabes, CE Skidmore And The Damn Fine Band ... FB page
October 20, 2022 (Thursday) June of 44, The Thalia Zedek Band at The Middle East Down
October 21, 2022 (Friday) Key of Caustic at The Square Root.
October 21, 2022 (Friday) Stars Like Ours, Gene Dante & The Future Starletes, Paper Tigers at Faces Brewery Malden
October 23, 2022 (Sunday) Dead Boys with The Briefs and Suzi Moon has been moved to Alchemy. FB page.
October 28, 2022 (Friday) FEAR performing The Record in its entirety at The Middle East Down - FB page.
October 29, 2022 (Saturday) Red on Red Halloween Party with Stupidity (from Sweden) with Keith Streng from the Fleshtones, Cold Expectations, Andrea Gillis, Justine & The Unclean and Speedfossil - at the French Club in Waltham. FB page
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) The Mahones, The Pourmen, The Gobshites at Askew in Provi.
November 7, 2022 (Monday) Starcrawler at The Brighton Music Hall - this is all ages and EARLY at 6:30PM TIX.
November 11, 2022 (Friday) Hardcore Stadium Presents: Wound Man, Tinnitus, Robert Siege, Hideous, Shawnie Brando, Strictly Hip Hop, Sinister Wand, Operation Paperclip, Biproduct at The Middle East Down. Doors at 5 PM.
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) SO/CAL Punk Invasion 2022- Black Flag, The Dickies, TSOL, Total Chaos at The Granite State Music Hall Laconia, NH - TIX!
November 17, 2022 (Thursday) The Thigh Scrapers, Mad Painter, Doug MacDonald Band, The Stigmatics at The Middle East Up.
November 20, 2022 (Sunday) Hardcore Stadium presents - The Trouble at the Middle East Down (alas this show is sold out)
November 26, 2022 (Saturday) Dinosaur Jr., Guided by Voices and Eugene Mirman are at the House of Blues -FB page
December 17, 2022 (Saturday) The Lemonheads are playing the Paradise
December 18, 2022 (Sunday) The Lemonheads are playing a seco0nd show the Paradise - Facebook event page
October 11, 2023 (Wednesday) The Mission UK & The Chameleons: Deja Vu Tour 2022 Rescheduled to 2023!!! also on the bill Theatre of Hate
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