The BGN News Archive
Hey what are you doing this Saturday night? If you are home make sure to watch the Chet’s Last Call Documentary! It will air at 11PM on this Saturday, September 10 on WLVI, Channel 56. Here's the Facebook page for the film.
The Magic Room seemed like the perfect place for that recent Fleshtones show with Glider and Tiger Bomb. Cal Cali has a bunch of photos of that show on a Facebook page. You can check it out here
The Lizard Lounge announced that they will re-open after being closed for two and a half years. We’re happy that they were able to hang in there. That’s a long hiatus. The Lizard Lounge has such a unique vibe. They news made the Boston Globe on Wednesday. Lizard Lounge Facebook page
Red on Red is brinbing back their Dress Like a Rock Star Halloween party! It's at the French Club in Waltham on Saturday October 29. Stupidity from Sweden are on the bill and Keith Streng from the Fleshtones will be playing with them. Also on the bill is: Cold Expectations, Andrea Gillis, Justine & The Unclean and Speedfossil. Facebook event page
Jay Scott Henderson died on Sunday morning 9/4. Jay fronted the band Red House. He had a sterling reputation as a guitarist especially on the South Shore. The group played the Boston scene for years. Here's a video clip of a show at Green Street Station from July 1990. YouTube of Red House.
We reviewed Men & Volts return album Amber Supreme last week. It’s on Bandcamp now. They are having their album release show at the Lilypad on Sunday October 9.
Rick Paige gave up his Atomic Dimestore in Hyannis this year. He's been doing fleas markets and conventions to make up for that. Now he will be part of the next Plymouth Punk Rock Market on Sunday, October 9 at the Mayflower Brewery. The Plymouth Punk Rock Market has been adding more vendors. They are all excellent too!!
Plymouth Punk Rock Market Facebook Atomic Dimestore on Facebook
Closer to home - This year's Boston Hassle Flea Market is happening this coming Sunday Sept 11 at The Cambridge Community Center outside of Central Square. (5 Callender Street) 12:30-6PM.
Chris Doherty of Gang Green is slowly getting back in action it seems. That is awesome news!! He joined The Gobshites for "Alcohol" at the Plymouth Punk Rock Market and he’s going to do a few songs, backed up the Guns of Brighton, at the Midway on Saturday October 1 at 8pm. The show is a benefit for the Pine Street Inn. Other bands on the bill are Nothing But Enemies and Hagglers. Facebook page
Tsunami of Sound had to cancel their a NYC show at Otto’s Shrunken Head. Rick Sanger fell and hurt himself on the Hi Line. He’s doing OK. Gee ... Surfing they do fine ...but on dry land they have trouble! Tsunami of Sound Facebook page
Creem magazine is back after many years!! They have a print version and a web site. They have some September posts up now. One is a review of Aussie punk. It starts, as it has to, with The Saints, then goes on to Radio Birdman, X, Cosmic Psychos and the Hard-Ons. They get more up to date with Royal Headache from 2011 and then current with Amyl and the Sniffers and Romero.
Royal Headache’s Psychic Episode has a bit of They Might Be Giants “Birdhouse In Your Soul” in it, but is some great punk, none-the-less.
That Creem page on Aussie Rock is here
There's also an article on Richard Hell where they revisit a 1983 interview and rehash it. Hell was involved with the movie Smithereens at that point, not a high point of anyone’s career! You can read that here
They also try to make you think 8 Tracks are somehow cool. No, they never were. Their page on that
The headline in Pitchfork was the story: Bauhaus Cancel Tour as Peter Murphy Enters Rehab. Boston was in that tour at the new MGM Music Hall on September 13. Read it on Pitchfork
Third Man Books is now taking preorders for Needles & Plastic: Flying Nun Records 1981-1988 by Matthew Goody.
Flying Nun Records was the New Zealand label that released records that filled college radio air time for years. They had groups: The Clean, The Chills, The Verlaines, Tall Dwarfs, The Bats, Look Blue Go Purple, Straitjacket Fits and Bailter Space. This is the first comprehensive history of the label.
You can preorder the book on Third Man Books or get the hardcover special addition (with extra photos and poster) here.
The Nervous Eaters continue to knock everyone out. This is a group and management with a plan and they are all business executing it!!
The “Superman’s Hands” video has a concept and it’s done with creativity and enough of a budget to make it look good. The beginning takes imagery from Superman movies to set the scene. It even has text that scrolls out cinema style: “As long as your heart has the capability of love and a true desire to help your fellow man, then any man can possess the strength and dependability of Superman’s hands.”
Steve starts the song with some twelve string action. That jangle comes in during the choruses. They basically power chord through the versus. Steve also plays a patented searing solo in the middle.
There’s some comic relief too when, with the strength of Superman’s hands, Steve is able to open a stuck pickle jar. That takes power!
This is, in many ways, the Nervous Eaters plus. They're doing some excellent song writing and playing but they have sympathetic support. The recording has depth, detail and that ringing twelve string sounds so brilliant. The quality and creativity that went into the video is obvious.
And to think that this is maybe the halfway point to the final release of the album Monsters + Angels! If you go to the Bandcamp page for the album you can see the song list. One of them is “Last Chance”. So, we have that to look forward too!!
It’s a great time to be a Nervous Eaters fan.
Muck and the Mires are revolting! Revolting against boring music that is! Their new song is titled “Beat Revolution” and it’s the leading song from a new album.
They have the funniest vid where they run around in Colonial Tricorn
hats. They sign the bottom of a Bill of Rock and go off to
The Tinnitist website did a Mixtape for the weekend featuring 228 songs…at number one is “Beat Revolution”! That list is here
This week Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico interviews everyone’s favorite Richie Parsons of the Unnatural Axe!! Yay we love Richie!!
Richie gives a few Jimmy Harold memories and some of the very early Rat years. Then you get a review of Richie’s bands: Unnatural Axe, Future Dads, Band 19, Tomato Monkey and into his solo material.
As Steeve says Richie is a legend at this point. He’s been involved with Boston punk for decades.
Geoff Palmer has released two more songs from his project of covering Dee Dee Ramone's Standing in the Spotlight album. Not being fully familiar with the Spotlight album Geoff’s songs have been a revelation. There’s so much personality and musical variety here and that’s based on three songs. “Emergency” we covered a few weeks ago.
“Brooklyn Babe” goes from a doo wop intro to rap to Ramones style pop. Then Palmer slides in a tasty double stop solo, wonderful.
“The Crusher” is a Ramones style song about wrestling.
The thing is, there seems to be so much of Geoff Palmer in this. He’s covering someone else’s whole work but his own playing and personality come through. We can’t wait for the rest!!
We saw The Downhauls in their first gig in 2018. We were impressed. The group is now with Rum Bar Records with a three song EP with one song free to hear on Bandcamp. This is a roundup of previous material. With Rum Bar it’s properly packaged and given attention.
“Convenient Friend” like the group live, is pumped up rocking. The idea with this group seems to be that…rock immediately and keep it going.
The Downhauls are having their EP release show with Duck & Cover, Blame It On Whitman on Friday Sept 16, at Faces Brewery Malden.
When it comes to Rum Bar, you have to ask yourself, where does Lou get these groups? In the case of The Young Hasselhoffs it’s Omaha, Nebraska. Lou has the ear. The album Life Got In The Way has two songs free to hear on Bandcamp. They are well written and well recorded tunes with excellent vocals. It makes you hanker to hear the whole thing, which is the idea of course.
You could write a book on The Atlantics. Following up the stories of the group’s members would take more than a few interesting chapters. Here’s another twist in the tale, Tom Hauk, playing now as Telamor, has released his version of The Atlantics' “Lonelyhearts”.
That is not a small thing to do. People love that song and it’s been played on local radio shows up to the current day since it’s release in 1980. Telamor does a fine job. The vocals, drums and guitars duplicate the original enough to transmit the feel of the song. Tony Goddess does up Fred Pineau’s original solo. Goddess was in the Rudds and Papas Fritas and now has a recording studio (Band-A-Song) in Gloucester.
Here's some good shows coming up .....
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 along with Noah Britton and G. Gordon Gritty 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) Hallapalooza - Summer Music Festival with from Noon - 7PM - in order of appearance: Rolling Nectar, Speedfossil, Cold Expectations, Mike Fritz Quartet, Andrea Gillis, Justine and The Unclean, The Mach Bell Experience, The Day Breakers ... then there are free booze samples...games and ocntests...all at the Craft Food Halls - Revolution in Lexington. FB page.
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) Boston Hassle Flea market 12-5PM att he Cambridge Community Center, 5 Callender Street.
September 11, 2022 (Sunday) Chet's Last Call doc is on Channel 56 at 11PM tongiht/
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 15, 2022 (Thursday) Ginger Ibex, Melt at The Jungle
At The Jungle 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) The Gypsy Moths, Stop Calling Me Frank, The Haymakers at The Porch Medford.
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Mad
Painter and Kenne Highland's Airforce at the Newburyport
Brewery ( 4 New Pasture Rd Newburyport, MA) FB
September 18, 2022 (Sunday) The Dream Syndicate at the Crystal Ballroom - TIX
September 22, 2022 (Thursday) Seepeoples, Paper Tigers, Old Tom & The Lookouts at O'Brien's
September 22, 2022 (Thursday) Thalia Zedek Band, Andy California, Daughter of the Vine at Notch Brewery Brighton
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) Joy Boys, Today Junior, Dog LIps, Alex Walton, Shame All Star Band at O'Brien's
September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Amyl and the Sniffers at Big Night Live on September 25 TIX
September 29, 2022 (Thursday) Key of Caustic is playing the Boston MiniFest at Sonia on 9/29, doors 6pm.
September 29, 2022 (Thursday) Early Exit, Paper Tigers, Long Autumn, Robotic Hawks - Middle east Up.
September 29, 2022 (Thursday) The Modern Day Idols, Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals at Notch Brighton 7-10PM
September 30, 2022 (Friday) Crow Follow Record Release Party with: The Daylilies and The Jacklights at The Square Roots, Roslindale.
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) Benefit for Pine St. Inn ft. The Welch Boys w/ Chris Doherty, Nothing But Enemies, The Hagglers, Guns of Brighton at The Midway - get TIX here FB page.
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) A Wilhelm Scream, Oh The Humanity at the Middle East Down
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) 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 14, 2022 (Friday) Shakedown at the Shaskeen - Scissorfight returns to the stage with Drunk off diesel and Humanoids. at the Shaksheen Pub Manchester, NH
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Speed Fossil are at The Square Root
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
October 29, 2022 (Saturday) Tiffy, Divine Sweater, Kipani, Paper Tigers at O'Brien's
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 11, 2022 (Friday) Speed Fossil are at Sally O'Brien's
November 11, 2022 (Friday) The Teezers, The JackLights, Phantom Ocean, Key of Caustic at The Jungle
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 16, 2022 (Wednesday) Youth of Today, Art Thieves, ICU at The Middle East Down 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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