Gene Dante and Goddamn Glenn
Photo: John Keegan
There wasn't much action for us going out this week...but Miss Lyn
did make it to the Tavern at the End of the World to see Randy Black
and the Heathcroppers and the Jeremy Wallace Trio. We saw
this line up in February
2012...was it really four years ago? wow!!
Randy Black and the Heathcroppers
Photo: Miss Lyn
All the raving we do about the Heathcroppers
is true for this show too. Randy's writing is superb....deep
and heartfelt. And Larry on drums and Matt on bass are
great musicians who know what to do at every turn in every song. Gawd
I love Larry's simple drum set with two cymbals and three drums. Just
enough and not too much. As thoughtful as Randy's songwriting is his
guitar playing also does a lot to set the mood and reinforce what he's
singing about, In our fave Sadness Comes in Waves his playing
was more raw and jangly this time...like a raw nerve when you 're sadness
isn't so much from melancholy but from frustration! "Somebody won't
shut up" indeed! Randy's intimate performance style and personal
songs seem so right in as we sat by the fire at the Tavern on a cold
and snowy winter night.
The beautiful and talented Linda Viens joined
Randy for a song midset- that's always a treat!!
Randy Black and the Heathcroppers
Photo: Miss Lyn
Sharing the bill this night was the Jeremy Wallace
Trio. Wallace on his dobro again with Matt playing a different bass
than he used for the Heathcroppers. I say Wallace is delta blues inspired
and when I checked his
website I find he studied for years with Dave Van Ronk and is
influenced by the likes of Leadbelly and other old time blues guys.
He makes me think of Calhoun Tubbs from In Living Color!!!... I loved
But Wallace certainly knows what he's doing, he has
that blues sound down. My only request - I wish he would slow down,
I'd love to hear his songs done at a slower pace.
In other news .......
Cal Cali is gearing up for his springtime return to Boston…he's
booked Barry & The Remains for a show in May!! Barry &
the Remains~Lyres~Cal Cali Band~Muck & the Mires - Friday May
13 (Muck starts the night at 8PM) at Once Lounge, Somerville.Link
April 10, 2016 is the opening day for "Hey Ho Let's Go The Ramones
and the Birth of Punk" a Retrospective at the Queens
Museum in New York...road trip!!! This exhibition will have
" many key objects drawn from more than 50 public and private collection
across the world, each will explore the Ramones through a different
lens: the Queens Museum will begin with the Ramones roots in Queens
and reveal their ascendancy in both music and visual culture, demonstrating
their remarkable influence on music, fashion, fine art, comics, and
film." The show runs from 4/10 to 7/31.
Also in April is Iggy coming to Boston! Here's an interesting bit from
Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown show where he explores Miami and has
a healthy meal with Iggy. Here's the viddy Eating
Healthy with Iggy
We also got the early word that the band that makes you dance like
crazy - The Woggles are touring with the Sonics and
Barrence Whitfield in May/June across the US. They plan on playing Fri
6/03/16 at Brighton Music Hall.
We'll just remind you that ...Andy California has three songs
recorded and up online. Check
them out here. They're released by Slovenly records. Nothing
beats the live experience but these capture the blues via punk that
are Andy plays.
Here's some good shows coming up this week.....
February 8 (Monday) Punk Rockin'
And Pastie Poppin' Burlesque at The Midway!! Wheeeew!!
February 12 (Friday) Chetstock
#1 2016 will be at Once Lounge @ Cuisine En Locale! They will also
be filming a documentary with lots of interviews and great Chet's stories.
This is a memorial event to support Pine Street Inn in honor of Chet.
And check out the killer line-up of bands: Moose and the Mudbugs,
Liz Borden Group, Pajama Slave Dancers, Dogmatics, Bim Skala Bim, Dogzilla
Reunion (with special appearance by AEF) and Chet's All Stars
- more info soon check the FB
page for updates. And you can get
your tix here.
February 12 (Friday) Petty Morals,
B.L.O.W.W., Johnny Blazes And The Pretty Boys and Drawstring
Lamps are at Great Scott
February 13 (Saturday) The Quiggs
will be on Brian Young's A Crash Course for the Ravers on
WMFO 95.1, 1-4PM.
February 13 (Saturday) Eat
Your Heart Out diner at Cuisine en Locale-Five courses
featuring hearts of all descriptions. There are 2 seatings 5:30pm and
8pm, the dinner includes ticket to Frozen
Hearts Club show which is to follow at Once Lounge an Aniti
Valentine's Day show with Sneeze the Daizys, Casanoves in Heat
and Ian Cat & The Crimsons.
February 13 (Saturday) Vapors of
and Mr Airplane Man
February 13 (Saturday) Lux Lives!
A celebration of all things Lux and The Cramps is
back this year at Dusk in Provi, RI featuring The Buzzards (members
of thee Itchies and The Worried), Rumble Party and Thee Icepicks
also music by DJs Ty Jesso and Kogar the Swinging Ape -(FB
And out in the future we have.....
February 17 (Wednesday) Poison
Idea, Child Bite, The FUs, LIVVER and Profit Margin at Once
February 17 (Wednesday) Duck
and Cover are on the bill at the Middle East with (ex Hanoi Rocks')
Michael Monroe and Hardcore Superstar (Tix almost sold
out folks act
February 18 (Thursday) Keytar
Bear is at The Midway...a bear's gotta play but it's cold outside!!
He's on before Queereoke.
February 19 (Friday) Taxicab
Cowboy , The Galvanics, The Brigands and Phil Yates & The
Affiliates at PA's Lounge
February 19 (Friday) The Humanoids,
Arctic Horror, In The Shit and Oxblood Forge are at The Midway
February 19 (Friday) The Monsieurs,
The Barbazons, Nice Guys and Pouty are at The Middle East
February 19 (Friday) Russian Punk
bands Naive and Matrixx are at the Middle East down. More
info on the FB
event page But fair warning the tix are $55...really????
February 20 (Saturday) Brian
Young's A Crash Course for the Ravers has The Hummingbird Syndicate
as special guests. 1-4PM 95.1 WMFO
February 20 (Saturday) Diablogata
and Gold Blood & Associates along with DJ Valdez the Sinner
will be shaking it up at Store 54.
February 20 (Saturday) Classic
Ruins, Fireking and Plume are at The Tavern at the End of
February 20 (Saturday) Quiggs,
Howie & The Scrapes, Electric Octopus, and The Black Cheers
are at The Foundation Room at the House of Blues (FB
page for this excellent gig!)
February 20 (Saturday) The Handymen
are at The Plough and Stars (10PM show)
February 20 (Saturday) M.O.T.O.
, Stop Calling Me Frank, Sprained Ankles and The Johns are
at The Midway
February 26 (Friday) Township
is having their Vinyl Release Party, also on the bill Sidewalk Driver
and When Particles Collide - at Great Scott
February 26 (Friday) Jittery
Jack & Miss Amy along with Cactus Attack and The Alrighters
are at O'Brien's
February 27 (Saturday) Charlie
Dont Surf are at PA's Lounge.
February 27 (Saturday) Cujo,
Watts , Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents and Christian McNeill
are at Thunder Road
March 4 (Friday) The Upper
Crust, Muck & The Mires and Tsunami of Sound are at The
March 5 (Saturday) Jeremy &
The Harlequins and The Connection are at The Plough &
Stars (Great show! )
March 5 (Saturday) Hoplessly
Obscure and the Black Souls at the Bayside Bowl in Portland,
March 16 (Wednesday) Battalion
of Saints, Phobia, Nomads and I am Become Death are at Great
March 19 (Saturday) The Devil's
Twin and Diablogato are at O'Brien's
March 19 (Saturday) Lux Lives!
A celebration of all things Lux and The Cramps is back this year
at The Baysside Bowl in Portland, ME featuring
The Gamma Goochies, Thee Ice Picks and Video Nasties - also music
by DJs Ty Jesso and Kogar the Swinging Ape -(FB
March 25 (Friday) OK whoa....this
is gonna be a wild night...go if you dare...S&M punk band GASH
is at PA's Lounge...also on the bill is DISIPLINE:
Boston queer BDSM Punk.
March 28 (Monday) The Goddamn
Gallows, King Sickabilly Trio, and Outlaw Ritual are at The
Middle East Up.
April 1 (Friday) "Drop
Ya Mic and pick up yer paint brush" is a show of Musicians'
art work at Once Lounge...check out the FB
page..the list is looooonnnnggg. Providing music for the event
will be The Old Edison, Tom Baker and the Snakes, Stars Like Ours and
Ringtail. $9 cover with free apps, art at 6PM msuic about 8:30.
April 1 (Friday) Kenne Highland
60th birthday party at The Cantab Club Bohemia
April 2 (Friday) Kenne Highland
60th birthday party at the midway (this is his actual birthday!)
An afternoon 4PM show -looks like Hixx and Afrika Korps -
more info to come
April 2 (Friday) the night show
at The Midway is Wussy and The Thalia Zedek band.
April 3- 22 (Friday) Rock
n Roll Rumble at Once Lounge
April 5 (Tuesday) The Legendary
Shack Shakers, The Pine Hill Haints and Diablogato are at
May 21 (Saturday) We loved him...he
was unforgettable so the show goes on...Joe Coughlin Memorial-
Johnny & The Jumper Cables and Classic Ruins more to come
May 21 (Saturday) A Celebration
of Life of Keith Brooks (friend and hardcard music lover) will
be at The Midway - on the bill: The Struggle, Honest John, Words
Of Truth, CHEECH, Straphangers, and DOT RATS -This show runs
from 4PM to Midnight.
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