There was never any denying that The Real Kids
were one of the greats, even at the beginning. Hearing the songs
and the performances in the mid-seventies was an experience that
had a lasting effect for all of us. Its over 40 years now
and its all the more clear that the music of the Real Kids
was as important as we thought.
Our original interview with The Real Kids
happened in 1978. This time around we talk to John Felice
alone. We dig deep and the interview is long. It covers a lot
of material and a lot of time. John talks about the songs, the
drugs, his health, the business deals and Jonathan Richmond, and
in enough detail that you see his life view. It's a pretty amazing
It's finally here a Conversation with John
It was a little bit of a stab in the dark on Wednesday at OBriens.
We thought wed hit the early bands for a fast hit. Elephants
were indie influenced but with a good kick. They covered a Guided
by Voices song and did a fine job on that. It was an enjoyable
set. Their Bandcamp
page is representative of what they do live.
Then there was The Eradicator from Chicago. Their web sites
says, The Eradicator is a punk band devoted to the classic
Kids in the Hall sketch of the same name. Thats
a sort of red flag right there. The other one was the computer
on stage for backup tracks.
The lights go down and out of the nearby bathroom pops out The
Eradicator; a guy in a ski mask and a tennis racket. Now we see
its only one guy. He starts his spiel, Im the
Eradicator, this is my group (his hands indicating an empty stage)
called The Eradicator. I have a CD for sale called
The Eradicator. This is my first song Eradicator."
His second song was called, I Am the Eradicator.
All of that is funnier in the retelling. And that was it for us.
Saturday it was another chance to rock on the South Shore with
Hardcore Punk run show at Dylans in Brockton.
Dylans is a newish square building housing a big bar and
serving bar food. Its built like a warehouse with a corrugated
steel ceiling. They have a good sized outside deck. The music
room was a big square also. People are lined along the wall and
the whole middle is empty for the moshers that are sure to appear.
play a sludgy metal hardcore. The moshers get out there.....and
they are intense and of the furious arm swinger ilk. With the
setup it was important to get to a safe place (for us anyway).
The video above gives a slice of the action.
We didnt stay for more but we do love having these Brockton
Arthur Freedman caught some interesting bands he wanted to share at Club Bohemia this week on Thursday. ...Stephie Peeking & Seeking 7 and
The Last Second
Photos: Arthur Freedman
Stephie Peeking & Seeking 7
Stephie Peeking & Seeking 7
The Last Second
The Last Second
And in other news...
The Thigh Scrapers will be recording an EP at Woolly Mammoth.
Sir David's WM seems to be the place everyone wants to go lately.
From Allston Pudding- The Record Company is looking to
open an all ages space. A non alcoholic space for all is much
needed. So "in an effort to gear it towards the community"
they want to hear from musicians and others in the music scene
so they can see what people really want.They have put together
a survey which you can go to here. Let them know what you think
we need!! Go
to the survey. Read
more about it here.
Its not in this trailer for Baby
Driver but the Damneds Neat, Neat, Neat is
in this movie.
Oh the Humanity have been pushing their new CD. They've
posted this new song that shows what they do. Give
it a listen!!
If you haven't already read it, take a look at Michael Whittaker's
52 Gurls on Facebook. Eash entry is about one of 52
'gurls' he was enthralled with back in the day.... you know, Rita
Ratt, Judy Grunwald, Thalia Zedek.....and he talks about the clubs
and the scene. Great reading!!
Here's some good shows coming up .....
May 22 (Monday) Whoopi
Sticks, Fire In The Radio (Philly) and Cook Bag at
May 26 (Friday) The Billy
Connors Project, Reddy Teddy and State of the Union
are @ the Cantab
May 26 (Friday) Corin Ashley
and Modern Day Idols are at The Plough
May 27 (Saturday) A Crash Course
for the Ravers will be featuring the new Greg Allen's Fringe
Religion! Check it out on 91.5
May 27 (Saturday) A Cal Cali
show: Lyres, The Black Souls, Classic Ruins and
CalCaliBand You can buy
tix here (Only ten bucks!!) FB
May 27 (Saturday) The Runouts,
The Martians, Blame Shifters, Nymphidels at The Midway this
is an afternoon show - 4-8PM
May 28 (Sunday) Yankee Power,
The Stigmatics and Violet Intent at The Midway for
an afternoon show 4-8PM
And further out....
May 29 (Monday) Teenage Bubblegums
(Italian Pop Punk), Jagger Holly, Mongorellis, Jimmy Jacked
at Opus Underground in Salem (FB
June 2 (Friday) awesome
punk show with Jerry's Kids, Stranglehold and Panzerbastard
at Once (Jack Grisham from TSOL will not
June 3 (Saturday) Chicago
Vin, who is actually here in Boston and was in Greg Allen's
Fringe Religion and is now solo is on A Crash Course For the Ravers
1-4PM 91.5FM WMFO
June 3 (Saturday) Parks,
Psychic Dog, Me In Capris and Surf Vietnam at The Midway
June 3 (Saturday) Birdsongs
of the Mesozoic are at Once
June 4 (Sunday) Mike's
Monster Guitars is having its 4th Birthday at the Midway!
It's a 2-8PM show and features M.O.T.O., The Worried, Hambone
Skinny, Axemunkee, Shiny Beasts, The Guilloteenagers, headband
and most likely others too! Last year's bash was a blast and we
hope they have another Guitar
Fashion Show! FB
page for the show
June 4 (Sunday) Hixx
are doing an acoustic show at The Tavern at the End of the World
June 4 (Sunday) GIUDA (from
Rome Italy) and Unnatural Ax & The Hi End at
June 8 & 9 (Thursday & Friday)
Reverend Horton Heat along with Agent Orange,
and Flat Duo Jets at Once in Somerville
June 9 (Friday) are they
back from a tour or going on a tour?? OC45 are at The Midway
with Mickey Rickshaw and AMDX (American Discord)
June 10 (Saturday) Psycho,
Conclave, Whoopi Sticks, Gant, Spillers an afternoon 4-8PM
show at the Midway
June 10 (Saturday) The Real Kids
(back from touring Europe!) Muck and the Mires and
Greg Allen's Fringe Religion at The Spotlight Tavern in
June 11 (Sunday) A Sunday
Punk Matinee at the Midway with M.A.T.B. (frm Worcester),
Worm, The Hideout and No Good (frm Maine) 4-8PM
only $5!!and All Ages.
June 14 (Wednesday) Eve
Minor (from NYC), DnAs Evolution, The Stigmatics,
Doug Linse at The Midway
June 16 (Friday) Kids Like
You & Me' s Rama Lama Ding Dong 2017! Featuring.. The Monsieurs,
Creaturos, Littlefoot, Germhouse & more! at The Middle
East - check out
the FB page
June 17 (Saturday) A
Crash Course for the Ravers will be featuring Anthony Kaczynski!
Tony is the consummate musician, he should have some interesting
stories to tell and picks to play. Check it out on 951.5
June 17 (Saturday) The
McGunks, Pint Killers, The Martians and Taxi Driver -
4PM Show at The Midway
June 17 (Saturday) Quiggs,
Diablogato, Duck & Cover, Loser's Circle at O'Brien's Pub
June 17 (Saturday) Held
Hostage, Point Blank, Infernal Diatribe, Profit Margin at
Koto in Salem (FB
June 18 (Sunday) Help
Save Out of the Blue Gallery Too - this will be an all day
affair (3PM-11PM) with FOURTEEN bands including: Brian Young
-WMFO as Emcee plus Thalia Zedek, Fireking, Randy Black,
The Knock Ups, Tsunami of Sound, The Stigmatics, State of the
Union, Cal Cali Rockin' Trio, The Last Ones, The KENZ (Highland
& Kaiser), The Thigh Scrapers and Club Linehan A Go
Go ~ 50th Birthday Party for Joe Quinn. Check out the
June 23 (Friday) Club Linehan
A GoGo, Johnny Plankton, The Unoriginals, Mad Painter and
Nonzerochance at McGann's Pub FB
page for directions etc
June 25 (Sunday) Punk Oi
Matinee at The Midway with Working Poor USA, Moose Knuckle,
DestrOi! and The Abductors 4-8PM
June 25 (Sunday) Nonzerosum
Present: Conflict, Who Killed Spikey Jacket, Cinderblock, Pandemix
- ALL AGES, $20, 8:00 PM Doors at the Middle East Up.
July 19 July 30: The
Midways Dirty 30th Anniversary Celebration Spectacular
July 17 (Monday) Township,
The Dents, Love Love and Weather Weapon at The Midway-
Night 1 of the Midway Dirty 30.
July 21 (Friday) Stray
Bullets, Hobo Chili, Warning Shots and Stop Calling Me
Frank at The Midway!! Night 5 of the Midway Dirty 30.
July 22 (Saturday) DJ
Easy Ed Night with The Cranktones, The Barley Hoppers
and Fearless Leaders at The Midway!! Night 6 of the Midway
July 29 (Saturday) The
Real Kids, Muck & The Mires, Watts and Gene Dante & The
Future Starlets night 13 of the Midway Dirty 30!!
July 30 (Sunday) Fast
Times Nervous Eaters, BarRoom Heroes, The Revilers -4-8PM
at The Midway!! Night 14 of the Midway Dirty 30. at The Midway
August 5 (Saturday) The
Silver Mirrors, Instant Shawarma, The Facc-Tones and The
Sound Down Cellar at The Midway
August 12 (Saturday) The
Modern Voice, Black Helicopter, Wrought Iron Hex, Scuzzy Yeti
at The Midway
August 27 (Sunday) Stop
Calling Me Frank, State of The Union, The New Frustrations, The
Only Things at The Midway - afternoon show 4-8PM
September 16 (Saturday) Chameleons
VOX At the Middle East Also on the bill: Soft Kill , Way
Out and The Milling Gowns FB
November 3 (Friday) Human
Sexual Response at HOB
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