The BGN News Archive
September 17, 2012
We seem to end up at Radio a lot. This past weekend they had The 360's playing.
They are getting the good buzz again, I mean you can't escape Kim Ackland raving about this band!! So we went.
We get to the club to catch Terrible Beauty setting up. They look like a rockabilly group with the
two women in the band wearing sort of rockabilly punk style dresses. But their set starts and
they play dirge and gothy type of music. There was such a disconnect with their visual style I found it
hard to digest. That seems an unfair criticism even as a write it but it was too strong to deny.
The singing pretty bad, uncomfortable to have to sit through really. Actually
it was kind of like torture. The bass player had some nice moments though, and
she kept the band as close as they could get to listenable. With the dirge goth
sound she made them sound reminiscent of very early Cure. None of the songs
clicked though. They finally ended their set.
The next group was Pop Gun.
Gotta love that name. Not too dramatic looking, pretty much jeans and t-shirts,
they played in a straight forward rock style for say, 1975 and that's what they are shooting for. It felt good to get some
straight no bull rock.
Here's stuff that's coming up and worthy:
There's two excellent nights coming up at Radio this coming weekend:
Friday, Sept 21st is the WMBR 35th Anniversary Party
There will be a
backing band with various singers from around town covering bands like the Diodes,
Stiff Little Fingers, The Boys, etc. plus Cocked n' Loaded doing heavier
stuff like Motorhead and Turbo Negro. Downstairs in Moe's Lounge, Artie Friedman
will screen old local videos and perhaps a screening of the LRC documentary.
Cover charge is only $5! On the air that week they will be playing one decade
of punk each half hour. You can even buy
tickets in advance, which might actually be needed. When was the last time
you paid $5 for a show? 1977 when this radio program started probably.
then on Saturday the 22nd there's a killer show celebrating Joan
Jett's Birthday with The Dirty Truckers, Tijuana Sweetheart, Gene Dante,
The Other Girls and Cradle to the Grave, The Acro-Brats.....doing all Joan
Jett all night long - excellent!!
But again, Club Bohemia has The Titanics , The Banditas , The Big
Digits and The White Pages
And if you can get there head over to the O'Neill Rose Barn, 305 Great
Neck Rd, Waterford, CT for a Reducers Tribute show featuring The Dogmatics!!!
It's a 7PM show so plan accordingly!
And Thursday Sept 27, at The Lizard Lounge, Tony Savarino -guitarman
extraordinaire- is having a Record Release Party for his new disc: Guitaresque.....this
CD was produced by Barry Marshall! Sounds like a pretty amazing combo
to me! Tony will also have a stellar belly dancer in the house that night as
Now here's a puzzler....for all you Bauhaus/Love & Rockets fans Dark Sky
Productions presents David J (yeah, as in Bauhaus & Love & Rockets),
Adrian H & the Wounds , Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling - this is so
odd! Why is David J at The Cantab??? I don't know but it's a show you can't
And into that weekend there's a two night Crash
Safely Benefit at The Davis Square Theater (not the Somerville Theater
but down the street from it!) Friday 9/28 has The Unholy 3, The Dirty
Truckers, The Gentlemen, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents and The Phil
Saturday 9/29 has The Upper Crust, Sidewalk Driver, TRiPLE THiCK,
Thick Shake sand Cotton Candy- that sounds like a totally fun night!! And
a worthy cause my friends- help fight MS!! And you can buy
your tix here!
Thee Cuban Heels are at Toad on the 29th too...it's just a short
walk from Davis to Porter to check them out too! and its FREE!
Oi, there's also another fab show over at The Midway - awesome rockabilly
night presented by DJ Easy Ed This
night has Jittery
Jack, Rick Coyne, Rick Bounty and John Carlevale and The Rolling
And it looks like Nicole
Tamaro is having another book release party for yet another book - her
third .... this one's at Radio on Friday October 5th with Razors
in the Night, Full Body Anchor and Jason Bennett & The Resistance
- only $5 folks!!...
Also at Radio the next weekend there's a lot happening to think about ..benefits
for Barbara Walsh ....I don't know her personally but she had a stroke
while at the LA Airport and is now headed toward the long haul of rehab...we
wish you well Barbara and a speedy recovery!! - this could happen to ANY of
us....go and show some support for a fellow rocker:
Thursday Radio UP has the benefit for Barbara with Rule, Jenny Dee
& The Delinquents, The Decals, AM Stereo, The Modifiers - Radio Down
has: The Charms, Dave Mirabella, Eric Salt & The Electric City.
Friday the 12th is Barbara Walsh benefit at Radio Down with
The Dirty Truckers and others - Radio UP has The Dents, Devil
On Horseback CD Release, Watts, Gymnasium, Spin Off
And if you can't make it and would like to donate a little dough to the cause
go here: Benefit for Babs
And you might as well come back the next night too cause Saturday Oct 13th
is Radio's 1 Year Anniversary!!! More info later!
If you are out in the western part of the state there's a Happy Birthday
Cheryl Crane/Crybabies Reunion show on Oct 13th at the awesome Hotel
Vernon. Also on the bill is Carolla Deville and The Flipsides
with Chris Horne from the Brood.
November 3rd The Neighborhoods and Robin Lane and The Chartbusters
are at the Blue Ocean Music Hall at Salisbury Beach....they must be like
huge rockstars or something coz tix are again overpriced at $25.
News from the Magic Room: Sunday, November 4th it The Halloween
Hangover Show ! ANd Butch Patrick aka Eddie Munster, from the original
60s tv program The Munsters ,will be on hand for a "meet and greet " live at
the Magic Room Gallery ! Also performing will be the legendary Muck and the
Mires , and Tsunami of Sound . Also appearing, will be The King of
Pop Culture himself !
And November 9th!!! Roky Erickson is going to be at the new
Harvard Square club Sinclair, which will be at 52 Church Street - it
would be awesome if it was in the Harvard Square Theater space....it would be like
the old days kind of....when there were bands there. But anyway there you have
Finally All Ages- Boston Hardcore the film is available on DVD!!! You
can check it out and purchase right
here.... This DVD has 30 minutes of extra footage AND The Springa Chronicles...oh
yeah!! GOTTA get it just for that...we can never have enough Springa, right?.....
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