The BGN News Archive
December 29, 2014
Christmas week was weak in gigs. Saturday was Captain P.J.s Benefit
at Ralph's Diner in Worcester. We didnt go and if you didnt
you can still give to help the living
legend by giving here (and he does NEED some help!!) . We did get a chance
to talk to Kenne Highland after the benefit and he told us
it was packed - that's GREAT news!!! Worcester punkers, we like your style.
And you can read more about PJ here on Worcester
We went to the Davis Square Theater to catch Endation. It was
a benefit for Last Hope K-9 Rescue
It turned out Endation went on last so we saw a lot of the evening which included
several comedians who we liked. There were members of the
Old School Game Show which does shows regularly at the Davis Theater
and are somehow connected to the Punk Rockin' and Pasties Poppin' burlesque
ladies at the Midway on Monday nights.
There were two bands, a pop band called the Easy Reasons
and Darling Pet Munkee. Darling Pet Munkee has the whole
concept of material based on mail order items from the back of comic books.
We saw them at their
CD release party in 2012. Tonight they were sporting actual X-Ray Specs
and said that we looked like an attractive audience from what they could see.
They have also added full sock Munkee suits. The darkest song Draculas
Dirt was my fave.
We sat through a lot to catch Endation and they did not disappoint.
We saw them first
a Radio and then
the Midway. There is just two of them, a drummer and a guitarist/vocalist.
Even with just two, the music sounds full and loud. Matts drumming is
machine-like. Its busy, regular and clean. The snare hits sound like a
pneumatic nail gun.
The guitar which only has four strings puts out a raspy roar
that Anthony controls making long and short segments that interlock with the
drums which enhances the mechanical feel.
The kicker is the vocals on top. They are anything but mechanical.
They are full of human rage and distress. They are delivered by Anthony Connolly
with every ounce of energy the human body can put into a vocal. Its that
combination that is the Endation trademark. Its what
makes them different from everyone else.
Anthony on stage is bending his body like his hip has a hinge bringing his
head from 90 degrees back up to the microphone to unleash a scream. A few times
he ends up on the floor. Hes going through a catharsis and we are too.
When the set is finished I feel more drained than he looks.
I catch a few lyrics and they seem to be emotional statements that are worthy
of the stunning vocals.
Ya, we love Endation.
The Theater started with a healthy crowd but the time Endation
came on at about 12:20 there were only a handful left but they gave Endation
an energetic response. I was so grateful for that. Id like to see them
play in front of a large audience. Heres hoping their day will come.
is a video of a song from a Midway gig.
That was our week ...here's some other news...
We mentioned this last week but in case you missed it: Jan Crocker is
up to his old tricks and has put together, for our viewing and listening pleasure,
a new La Peste DVD!!! You can catch
a preview of it here. La Peste v.2.0 is now available for
pre-orders, it will ship out 7 to 10 days after you order. Details on the DVD
content and ordering information can be viewed from this link: La
Peste v2.0 DVD!!!
Theres lots of good stuff on this DVD, it features a dynamic live
performance filmed at the Bradford Hotel Ballroom where the band opened
for the Buzzcocks in 1980. Ten additional videos are included in the
Muzak Video and Jukebox Gallery Sections. The DVD contains 16 videos in all,
with footage from the Bradford Hotel show and Cantones, along with photos
from The Rat, Cantones, and the Peppermint Lounge in NYC. And
it's a great selection of songs and performances - WOW!! Order yours now my
Here's a listing upcoming shows we think are pretty damn worthy:
December 29th There's a Rockin' Midway Dance
Party at The Midway brought to you by DJ
Easy Ed....this party is a collection of Boston's Coolest DJs spinning all
vinyl 45s all night long!! They have Jason Thornton and Stacy Shreffler,
DJ Panda, Alex Piandes and Easy Ed
December 29th Up in
Salem at Opus Underground - Things are gonna get weird presents a great
show with Ladymob, The Knock Ups, Gene Dante, The Skeleton Beats and
Four Point Restraints.
THIS Wednesday, December 31st, New Year's Eve!!!
MIDWAY NEW YEAR'S EVE P-A-R-T-Y!!! with Marianne Toilet And The Runs,
The Knock Ups, Looker, Fur Purse and Night Slice!!!
THIS Friday, January 2nd-
The Barley Hoppers and DJ Easy Ed are at Johnny D's in
Davis Sq Somerville.
THIS Friday, January 2nd
- Sprained Ankles, Bunch of Jerks and Muck & The Mires
are at the Plough
THIS Friday, January 2nd-
Sasquatch & The Sick-a-billys, The Radiator Rattlers and Diablogato
are up in Salem at Opus Underground
THIS Saturday, January 3rd
its special show at the Midway when The
Burns Out in a Blaze of Glory...yeah they are doing what they figure to
be there last show for a very very long time.....their special guests for this
special night are The Pity Whores, The Radicals, Jared Hart (of
The Scandals), Miketone Graton from Down to the Well. Tix
are $8 ahead of time $10 night of the show.
And further out.....
January 9th (Friday)
-M.O.T.O. , Jay Allen & The Archcriminals,
Hambone Skinny, Classic Ruins and Andy
California at The Midway
January 9th (Friday)
Roy Sludge nad Johnny
Sciascia are out in Worcester at Vincent's
January 10th (Saturday)
there's an excellent early show at TT The Bear's with Embrionic
(going on at 6PM) Randy Black and the Heathcroppers (on at 7PM) and
(Saturday) Johnny Carlevale & The Rollin'
Pins are playing a new place...Terry O'Rielly's Irish Pub, 45 Union Street,
Newton, MA...with Carlevale you are guarantied both great Rockabilly
and a fun time.
January 11th (Sunday)
Spend your early evening (5pm showtime) with the fabulous Roy Sludge Trio
at The Midway -only $5!!!
January 12th (Monday)
Punk Rock Burlesque at The Midway!!! and on this very night it's
their Second Anniversary
so there's a special party goin' on!!
January 15th (Thursday)
Powerslut, Fur Purse, Hammer and Snake and Axemunkee at O'Brien's
January 17th (Saturday)
Watts are at
January 17th (Saturday)
There is a new PUNK ROCK FLEA MARKET...this time on the North Shore in Peabody
at Bridge Nine's warehouse...they say, "This year, as Bridge Nine
begins to celebrate 20 years, we're opening our warehouse doors and inviting
our friends to promote themselves in our 10,000 square foot warehouse in Peabody."
It's at 119R Forster St. Check the poster below on this page.
January 24th (Saturday) A great punk hardcore
oi matinee show (4-8PM) at The Midway with Rat Trap, Blastmat, Barfight
Champs, Pus and Aftermath. this is an all ages show.
January 29th (Thursday)
We has a lot of fun at The Late Risers Summer Party playing trivia a year and a half ago. They are going to do it again at The Independent
. The BGN team got trampled last time and we're looking to save face this time.
January 30th (Friday) -
Here's another Endation gig in town again!! We were blown away by them
the last two times we saw them. Here's
some info from the last time we got to catch them. So, at O'Brien's
we have Bent Knee, Something Like A Monument, Left Hand Does
and Endation - dont miss these guys they are amazing!
January 31st (Saturday) there's a killer
ALL DAY show at The Midway...Mark Lind presents Boston's
Burning 2. So Show One- 4PM All Ages features: The Welch Boys,
Hudson Falcons, Burning Streets, Diablogato and Live Nude Girls playing
between sets. Show Two - 9PM 21+ features: Stray Bullets, Hudson Falcons,
OC45, New Red Scare and Art Thieves. It's $16 for an all day pass
or $10 for a single show.
January 31st (Saturday) at Sally O'Brien's
conveniently located in fabulous Union Sq Somerville - Muck and the Mires,
Tsunami of Sound and The Shambolics.
February 2nd, (Monday) Tigerman Woah!, Cactus
Attack and the Radiator Rattlers are at Opus Underground in
February 7 (Saturday)-
The Middle East has The
Drax (Goddamn Draculas) Record Release Show
along with Aquanutz, Township, Planetoid,
and Party Bois
February 13th (Friday)-
the thirteenth show!!: The Cretins, Duck and Cover, Scrapes, and
The Quins are at The Middle East Up this is a
February 13th (Friday)-
Tim Catz 50th Birthday Party featuring White Dynomite, The Humanoids,
Muck And The Mires, Worshipper and DJ sets by DJ Slim Jim at Great
February 16th (Monday)-
Thee Icepicks (from Portland, ME), The Egos, The Boglins, &
Tsunami Of Sound! are at Opus Underground in Salem, MA
February 20th (Friday) It's the Second
Annual Lux Lives
celebration of all thing Lux Interior and the Cramps!! at The
Midway, who better to play this night than The Evil Streaks, Thee Icepicks
and The Skeleton Beats...along with Kogar the Swinging Ape.
February 23rd (Monday)
-The Ungraded, Quiggs, Duck & Cover and The Runouts are at Opus
Underground in Salem, MA
March 8th (Sunday) Mark your calendars!
Gail Corcoran is putting on an all ages show at the Midway Cafe
featuring... The Sheckies, The FUs, Jimmy Jacked, and Jagger Holly
(members of the Hollywood Blondes and The Johnie 3!) And she's
having a bakesale too!
March 28th (Saturday) - Township
is at the Midway.
May 22 (Friday)-
You have been warned - Book the flight now: Sleep Chamber!! Doing their
only show in 34 years in Tel Aviv, Israel at UTC+02. Not only is this their
first show in 34 years -
its their LAST SHOW ever.
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September
25,26,27th 2015! Keep yourself updated at their
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