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Willie Loco
Wille Loco Alexander at Third Life Studios
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Catch up time here: John Keegan was up in Portland on Saturday April 14th to see a show at the Bayside Bowl. It was Tiger Beat, Muck and the Mires and Crunchtime. He somehow had time to sample the famous Portland cuisine for a dinner and then a band breakfast the next morning. Click the photo below for the story and photos.

Bayside Bowl

This week on Thursday at O’Briens was a hardcore bill with Lessener, Taxi Driver, Sick Minds, & Faux News

FAUX NEWS
Faux News
Photo:Blowfish

We just saw a song and a half by Faux News. They were having fun on stage and the music was hitting hard and the lyrics seemed like they were saying something. We did capture one song on video - see below.

hardcore Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver
Photo:Blowfish

We’ve seen Taxi Driver a few times so we knew what to expect. They did some sledge hammer hardcore at a fast but not super fast pace. Danny the lead singer was an imposing front man. He was roaming the floor in front of the stage which the next two singers did also.

Taxi Driver has been together since 2010. They've played on bills with many popular hardcore acts. We saw them with The Anti-Nowhere League in 2014. They give you that complete hardcore submersion feeling where you are overwhelmed with the volume and intensity. Listen to them on Bandcamp.

Sick Minds
Sick Minds
Photo:Blowfish

That whole feeling was continued and enhanced with Sick Minds. The music was even more uncompromising and the lead singer was putting all his energy into the singing - yelling at full volume. It was a guess if he could do it a whole set. He did, but he was panting like crazy near the end. Tommy the drummer of Taxi Driver did double duty by playing with Sick Minds too. So, he kept up the frantic pace for two sets.

We are always impressed with the dedication of most hardcore groups, there’s no walking through a set with this music.

Lessener continued the hardcore but broke a string after the first song. Knowing we were doing a multi-night stretch of clubbing we bailed.

When we hear a multi set of hardcore like this night we walk out feeling like we’ve been beaten up a bit. It’s a physical as well as mental thing.

The next night was a complete turnaround. It was Willie Loco, Randy Black and Mark Chenevert in Somerville. Mark set up this cozy show at Third Life Studios. It’s across the street from Sally O’Brien’s and closer to the Union Square intersection. You don’t see it till you are right on it. It’s a simple square room which had about 40 chairs. There were about 20 people there. We were expecting more. In the front of the room was a grand piano that Willie had played and expressed a desire to do a show with, so, there we were.

Randy Black
Mark Chenevert and Randy Black
Photo:Blowfish

Randy Black began playing a set with amplified acoustic and accompanied by Mark on clarinet. Randy has a lot of technique and doesn’t just strum chords which makes his acoustic sets more rewarding. He does finger picking and hybrid picking as well as moving chord forms up the neck with open strings.

His arrangement of "Everybody’s Talking" flowed like a river. One of his own songs called something like “Time More Slowly” had lyrics that resonated like prose. Randy works to make his songs go deeper. All his songs rewarded the close listening made easier in this setting.

Willie Loco
Willie Loco and Mark Chenevert
Photo:Blowfish

Willie started his set with a song called “Spring”, maybe hoping that would happen soon. The words were by Vincent Ferrini. Willie has an album of Vincent’s material: Vincent Ferrini's Greatest Hits as Interpreted by William Spence Alexander.

He did “Gravelly Hill” from the Dog Bar Yacht Club CD which had words by Charles Olsen (American Poet that lived in Gloucester). Here's a YouTube video of it.

As the songs went on you could appreciate the beauty of that quality piano. There were times where the sound had a concert hall feeling. In this intimate setting you could almost X-ray Willie’s playing style. There’s so much in there, obviously rock (of all eras) but also stride, boogie woogie, jazz, Latin, Cecil Taylor, blues and something...lets call it freeform....that keeps things interesting. He also had a song with chords borrowed from the Rites of Spring, so you can add classical music into the mix.

Willie Loco
Willie Loco
Photo:Blowfish

You could also see the virtues of Mark Chenevert. He has a grasp of multiple music genres and disciplines as well. He’s with Willie the whole way and even pushing things further with an eastern scale that Willie wouldn’t dare go near and leading the dynamics of the songs when he wanted. He added another layer to Randy’s set also. Things are simply better with Mark in the mix. No mystery why he’s the go to guy in these situations.

Willie did “Bass Rocks” (great sax by Mark), “Gin”, “Shopping Cart Louie” (‘He survived the Germans, but not the kids.” ) and “Kerouac”. He told a lot of stories in between songs. He apologized for “babbling”, but that was the exact right thing to do in that setting.

We don’t get a lot of Willie shows in town these days. They might do this again. Hopefully more people will show up.

Also on Fridaym Jiblantos, Shiny Beasts, and Black Souls rocked up a house party away from home at the Tavern at the End of the World.

Band Members
Two Jiblantos and a Shiny Beast
Photo:John Keegan

Jiblantos warmed up the room with their retro mix of sax, violin, guitar spazzmatazz. In a move worthy of Kenne Highland they segued from the last tune, Don Van Vliet’s Zig Zag Wanderer, into a keep your seat intro for Shiny Beasts.

Henry
Henry - Shiny Beasts
Photo:John Keegan

Speaking of Shiny Beasts, they were in crispy form. The Mitch/Henry vocal overlap fits together like jigsaw pieces. Greg 2 sets up the edge on lead. From "Feral Cats" to "A Girl Like You" to "Drive All Night" catchy hooks, pushy choruses, rhythm section kickin’ up a ruckus.

Black Soiuls
Black Souls
Photo:John Keegan

The Cam and Kim, Classic Ruins graft called The Black Souls is starting to take. The deep-cut covers, the rocked up r & b, the Ruins, Cam’s harmonica, Kim’s back up and lead vocals, and especially Brian Worsley’s King Curtis sax had the late night crowd boppin’ and dancin’. "Sally Goes Round the Roses" is an inspired call. "Venus" was ragged and right. "Charlie Brown" was a riot with Frank going low on “why you always pickin’ on me.”

The next night we moved on to the Middle East Up. Muck and the Mires were opening up for the Bush Tetras. The Bush Tetras used to play the Underground a lot. Mark Davis used to do sound for them there. He was at the Middle East and saw the sound check and said before the show that they sounded just like they did back in the day.

Muck and the Mires
Muck and the Mires
Photo:Blowfish

We never saw Muck and the Mires even get on stage before they launched into the first song and started the avalanche of songs that seems to not stop till the very end of the set. They do it every time, and we love it every time. We thought this was the best set of theirs that we ever saw, but that’s what we always think. Does that mean they are indeed getting better every time or probably it’s just the immediacy of getting bombarded by the great songs and the joyful rock and roll delivery. How can you not love this band?

Bush
Bush Tetras
Photo:John Keegan

The Bush Tetras were post punk and considered part of the ‘no wave’ bands from NYC. The song “Too Many Creeps” was a staple of college radio in 1980. We never saw them in their Underground appearances and were interested in getting a measure of them now. A lot of others did too, it was good to see the club fill up for a band like this.

Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras
Photo:John Keegan

The overall sound did evoke the art rock genre that was prevalent in punk in the early 80’s. It was jerky and fragmented which would have bothered us back when we wanted straight punk but now sounds just fine. The thing that kept everything together was Val Opielski's prominent bass, it was up front and constant. That steadfast and repetitive nature gave a hypnotic feel to the whole set. Singer Cynthia Sley was the visual focus. She gyrated and shook, messed up her hair and used her long arms to punctuate the lyrics. Original guitarist Pat Place had a ton of effect peddles and delivered her slicing, atmospheric guitar sound throughout the set. It wove together with the bass and drums to create their unique sound.

Bush Tetras
Bush Tetras
Photo:Blowfish

The crowd gave them a big reception and the band seemed to appreciate the response. Some times there are issues with reunions. This one felt right and was very welcome. In our case it brought us around to their music. We really did miss out not seeing them back in the day.

Between Muck and Bush Tetras sets, Hugo Burnham (Gang of Four) was DJing. Though we were not in the room much of the crowd stayed for the music and were dancing too!

More band photos below the show listings


And in other news.....

Killing Joke Killing Joke's - 40th Anniversary Tour hits Boston on Sept 11 at the Paradise. Check out more on the FB page.

Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion’s drummer is moving to Arizona so they're looking for a new drummer if anyone is interested.

We talked to Mr. Curt at the Willie Loco show at Third Life. He gave some more information on a subject he mentioned in his Crash Course for the Ravers interview a few weeks back. He worked with LaPeste during their early days. He did several recording sessions. Now, just like his tape of The Kids resulted in a release on Crypt Records, those recordings may show up on a compilation album on La Peste being put together by Curtis at Tang. Peter Dayton is listening to those tapes and deciding if they should be released. Mr. Curt said that Peter once thought that the tapes didn’t reflect what they eventually decided to do as a group. That’s something to wait for.

Tang LP Tang also has a limited vinyl release called Boston Hardcore 1989-1991.

Phil'n'Plash is part of a big Chicago photo show called the Co-Pro Photo Show. It's spotlighting 20 Chicago photographers. It started Friday and goes till next Saturday 4/28.

The Neighborhoods at the Ocean Mist in RI on June 9, Tickets

Time to fall in love with “Doll Eyes” by Tom Baker and the Snakes all over again. They just released a video of the song done by Duncan Wilder Johnson. The Snakes have been played four weeks in a row on Underground Garage. They have great songs performed by stellar musicians, they deserve the attention. Check it out here.


Here's some good shows coming up this week.....

Whitman show April 23 (Monday) Game Night for Girls Rock Campaign Boston! at The Aeronaut Brewing Company This is a fundraiser for Girls Rock so there is a sliding scale suggested donation of $10-$15. Bring our own games to share and food if you want to eat! 6-9PM FB page

April 25 (Wednesday) The Guilloteenagers, Houston & The Dirty Rats, Sewer Buddies, Blame It On Whitman at O'Brien's

April 27 (Friday) Pete Cassani (acoustic), Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, MOTO, Billy Connors Project at Tavern at the End of the World

April 27 (Friday) Bad Luck 13, Full Blown Chaos, Enrage, Grudgeholder, One Less Scumbag, LHB at Maximum Capacity Chicopee. MA FB page

April 27 (Friday) Revilers Antibodies Worm MATB Braindeth Nick Nobody(acoustic) at The C Note in Hull

April 28 (Saturday) Cranktones and DJ Easy Ed at The Midway. Early 4:00 PM Show!

April 28 (Saturday) Salem Wolves, Mercy Union, The Offseason at O'Brien's Pub

April 28 (Saturday) Booze&Glory, Antagonizers ATL, Brix'n Mortar, Pint Killers at Hardcore Stadium on Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge 7PM - Midnight FB page

C note show poster April 28 (Saturday) Shrink Ray, Yes, Commander, The Big Lonesome and Courters at The Midway

April 28 & 29 (Sat & Sun) The 4th Annual East Coast Block Party in Salem NH- loads of great bands like Highway Chapel, ,Tried & True, Cloater, The Stigmatics, Drunken Uncle Inc, Seismis Pulse and that's just day 1!! Check out the FB pages for more info and directions FB Day 1 FB day 2

And further out we have.......

April 30 (Monday) Loser's Circle, NO HANDS, Secret Spirit, DNZL at Charlie' s Kitchen

May 1 (Saturday) Rock and Roll Trivia w/ Erin and Brett at The Sinclair (FB page)

May 5 (Saturday) Taxi Driver, Neighborhood Shit, Out Live Death, Alouth, DNZL at The Midway - a 4-8PM show

May 5 (Saturday) Kal Marks, Black Beach, Rong, Pleaser at O'Brien's Pub

May 6 (Sunday) The Dirty Truckers take over Atwoods 4-6PM

May 6 (Sunday) Kelly Davidson's Rock Parents #7 Photo Show at Once 5-9PM with music by John Powhida International Airport, The One Smith and Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys. FREE! FB page

Cranktones May 6 (Sunday) Punkcake is hosting it's Flat Out Flea and Punk Rock Open Mic at Ralph's in Worcester. 12-5PM Here's the FB page.

May 9 (Wednesday) Hoods, Death Before Dishonor, Set Your Anchor, Scars of Deceit and Distressor! at Hardcore Stadium (Bishop Allen Dr Central Sq) 7PM!

May 10 (Thursday) Maple Mars w/Corin Ashley and Richie Parsons at the Tavern at the End of the World

May 10 (Thursday) Elseware, Slum Raisons and Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion at Once

May 10 (Thursday) Mickey Rickshaw and Buster Shuffle at Thunder Road

May 11 (Friday) Pale Monsters, Stars Like Ours, Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections, Dana Osterling of CIVIC at O'Brien's Pub

May 11 (Friday) Loser's Circle, K.C.U.F., Dial Drive (FL), You Scoundrel at The Midway

Hardcore show May 11 (Friday) One Less Scumbag, The Great War, Brix'n'Mortar, Chasms at The Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill MA FB page

May 11 (Friday) The Hudson Falcons are at Askew in Provi, RI FB page here.

May 12 (Saturday) Roy Sludge at Atwood's, early 4PM Show

May 12 (Saturday) M.O.T.O., Color Killer, The Sprained Ankles, Sewer Buddies, Time Out Timmy for a 4-8PM show at the Midway

May 12 (Saturday) Clever Girls, Night Nurses, Dark Wing, Today Junior at O'Brien's

May 12 (Saturday) WEMF presents – Stigmatics, Vanishing Point, Crunchtime and Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion at PA's Lounge

May 12 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters with Justine and the Unclean, The Gala, The Hi-End at The Midway 8pm show

May 12 (Saturday) WEMF Night with The Stigmatics, Crunchtime at PA's Lounge

May 12 (Saturday) Stray Bullets, Coffin Salesman, Girth Control, DNZL at Club Boho/Cantab

Salem WolvesMay 12 (Saturday) Watts, The Dents, We Can't Work It Out at Sally O'Brien's

May 12 (Saturday) Crimespree, Pruf, Crossthreads at The 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA

May 13 (Sunday) Ski Bunny, Happy Little Clouds, Yes Commander at The Dark Horse Public House in Somerville

May 13 (Sunday) Buster Shuffle, Mickey Rickshaw, The Pourmen, Threat Level Burgundy at Alchemy in Provi, RI - 7-11PM

May 14 (Monday) Salem Wolves w/the Very Reverend, LE Yikes, SURF CLUB, the Maxims at Charlie's Kitchen

May 16 (Wednesday) Sean Patrick Carney (of The Scandals) with special guests Michael Kane and the Morning Afters, The Callouts, and Coffin Salesman at the Midway

May 17 (Thursday) Tsunami Bomb, Diablogato at Once

May 19 (Saturday) The Facc-tones, A Bunch of Jerks, Sugar Cones, Charlie Don't Surf at The Midway

May 19 (Saturday) A Crash Course For The Ravers 1pm to 4pm on 91.5FM Medford. featuring Simon Ritt talkin' 'bout Johnny Thunders!

May 19 (Saturday) Kingsley Flood, Glenn Yoder & The Western States, Andrea Gillis at Once - music starts at 8PM

Today JuniorMay 19 (Saturday) The Knock Ups, State of the Union, The New Frustrations, The Imposers at The Midway- early show 4-8Pm

May 19 (Saturday) WAAF Presents: Punk In Drublic Festival with NOFX, Bad Religion, The Interrupters, Mad Caddies, Bad Cop Bad Cop at Campanelli Stadium in Brockton, MA FB page for more info/directions

May 19 (Saturday) Celebrate Sue (Miniachello's) 50th Birthday!! at Sally O'Brien's celebrate Sue with friends and family and food and drink and cake and, of course, MUSIC! A stellar lineup of bands and special guests is in store. More details to come on that, although a few surprises will be kept under wraps. FB page for updates

May 20 (Sunday) It time again for Slimedog's 22nd Birthday Party. The line up is Kermit’s Finger, The Lost Riots, The Revilers, Uncle Spud, and Time Out Timmy. Linnea Svedka will play between sets. All that and FREE PIZZA too! Starts at 4PM.

May 20 (Sunday) The Crank-tones (Record Release), Jittery Jack and DJ Easy Ed at Great Scott this is a 2PM show start

May 20 (Sunday) Red Hare, Sweet Jesus (Last Show), Holy Hands, Silver Screams are at AS220 in Provi, RI FB page

May 20 (Sunday) The Proletariat are at Alchemy in Providence RI FB page This show is FREE and All Ages.

May 24 (Thursday) Thrust Club with Dump Him & Sapling at Once

BulletsMay 25 (Friday) Whore Paint, E (record release), Arch Cape at The Midway

May 27 (Sunday) The Four Point Restraints, The Guilloteenagers, Surprise Party, American Affairal (Jess & Tom of Man Trouble) at ZuZu

June 2 (Saturday) The Black Souls, Crunchtime & Guests, do a Midway Cafe Matinee 4-8PM

June 2 (Saturday) Sheer Terror, Nothing But Enemies, Brando, American War Machine at The Middle East - this is an early show 5:30-10:30

June 3 (Sunday) The FUs, Working Poor USA, The Straight Eights, Worm at The Midway for a 4-8PM show

June 9 (Saturday) The Neighborhoods at the Ocean Mist in RI on June 9, Tickets

June 10 (Sunday) Tokyo Tramps, Jody Moore, Billy Connors Project, Club Linehan A Go Go atThe Midway for a 4-8 PM show

June 13 (Wednesday) doing their G.G. ALLIN 25th Death Anniversary Tour the Murder Junkies are at Cafe Nine in New Haven CT FB page

June 13 (Wednesday) Supersuckers, Speedealer, Salem Wolves are at Alchemy in Provi, RI

WFMOJune 14 (Thursday) The Dickies (40th Year Anniversary) w/ The Queers, Duck & Cover and Cookbag at The Middle East FB page for tix etc

June 16 (Saturday) GLiDER Live on Radio 91.5FM CrashCourse for the Ravers! wmfo.org stream 1-4PM

June 16 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters, Justine and the Unclean, Stop Calling Me Frank are at Thunder Road

June 16 (Saturday) GBH with Pinata Party are at The Middle East Down.

June 17 (Sunday) Micah Schnabel, Live Nude Girls, Olde Boy, Amy Griffin at O'Brien's Pub

June 20 (Wednesday) Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones at Alchemy Provi RI

June 22 (Friday) Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Pop Gun, Muck and The Mires and 138 at KOTO in Salem

June 22 (Friday) Tied To A Bear, Duck &Cover, The Von Traps, Sonic Libido at Opus in Salem

June 23 (Saturday) Gene Dante And The Future Starlets, Parlour Bells, The Gala, Smitt E. Smitty and special guest DJ, Gang of One (Hugo Burnham formerly of Gang of Four) at Once - 8:15PM show time!

June 23 (Saturday) Mr. Airpane Man, GLiDER, Andy California, Shiny Beast, Thigh Scrapers at Club Boho/The Cantab

StigmaticsJune 24 (Sunday) The Adolescents, Electric Frankenstein and Duck & Cover at Brighton Music Hall

June 29 (Friday) Nervous Eaters, The Gamma Goochies, Euphemia at Geno's in Portland, ME

June 30 (Saturday) Goddamn Draculas, Jason Bennett and The Resistance, Art Thieves at Middle east Up 6:30 PM show

July 1 (Sunday) G.G. ALLIN 25th Death Anniversary show with The Murder Junkies, Smoking Triples, Jonee Earthquake, They Hate Us, Malcolm Tent at The Dutch Treat Franconia NH Here's the FB page

July 7 (Saturday) Pajama Slave Dancers (reunion) with special guests Trusty Sidekick, Grey Matter (ft. Eric Gaffney), and The Weisstronauts

July 8 (Sunday) Step 13, Genuine Rust, The Martians, Cry Havoc at the Midway for a 4-8PM show

July 11 (Wednesday) The Goddamn Gallows, The Koffin Kats, Viva Le Vox at Alchemy in Provi, RI

July 12 (Thursday) Koffin Kats, The Goddamn Gallows, Viva Le Vox at The Middle East

ShepardessJuly 13 (Friday) Last Ones and CalCali Band are at Tavern at the end of the world. (Rick must be back from his Grand Tour!)

July 14 (Saturday) il Mostro, Psychic Dog, The Laces, Jim Healey for a 4-8PM show at the Midway

August 8 (Wednesday) The Blasters come back to ONCE

August 13 (Monday) Agent Orange, Fea, and more at Ralph's Diner in Worcester FB page

August 16 (Thursday) Agent Orange w/ FEA, Zero Holds at Alchemy in Provi, RI

September 9 (Sunday) Slim Cessna's Auto Club and Kid Congo Powers at Once - music starts at 8:30

September 11 (Tuesday) Killing Joke on their 40th Anniversary Tour at the Paradise FB page

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Cam - Black Souls
Photo:John Keegan
Frank and Kim

Frank Rowe and Kim - Black Souls
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Carl and Greg
Carl and Greg
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Sick Miinds

Sick Minds
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Taxi Driver

Taxi Driver
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Linda Muck

Linda - Muck and the Mires
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Pedro

Pedro - Muck and the Mires
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Danny

Danny - Taxi Driver
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Live at the Rat CD DVD party
John Felice Inerview
Trivia Night by LRC WMBR
Wayne Viens Interview
Abbey Lounge Reunion
David Minehan Interview
Middle East Holiday Party
   We interviewed David Bash on the week where his International Pop Overthrow is coming to town. It's some backgroud on the history of the event and of course talk about POP..........
David Bash Interview
   We bring you into the Rat Room at the Hotel Commonwealth. Jimmy Harlold invited a group of scene veterans. It was a Rat reuion with lots of stories exchanged. Get to see the room and the people.........
The Rat Room
   Joanie takes a shorter trip (for her) with a Quebec jaunt. She checks out the old city and Bryan Adams' art exhibit!?
Joanie Lindstrom's Quebec Vacation
   Johnny Angel writes a mystery novel Looking for Lady Dee steeped in Boston punk and Thrills history. It's no apologys given for the punk lifestyle. ....
Johnny Angel talking about his Book
   John Keegan get some great photos at the Cramps tribute night at the Middle East Down. .....
All Cramped Up
   It's always a special time when The Damned play. As Halloween looms The Damned hit The Royale...John Keegan reviews and has photos......
Review of The Damned at The Royale
   Just ahead of the big punk show at the Middle East we have an interview with the outspoken Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth......
Paul Cripple of Reagan Youth Interview
   It appeared before us like a chimera and it's still growing...it's the Pipeline 25th Anniversary celebration. We interview mastermind Bob Dubrow about his background and search for what motivates him as well as Pipeline history and the show....
The Bob Dubrow Interview
   A look at a notable summer Wednesday. We start at the LRC Summer Party and bar hop to the Sonny Vincent show at Radio......
LRC Summer Party/Sonny Vincent
   The Boston punk community comes out for a good cause. Neighborhoods, Upper Crust, Dents, Dogmatics, Roy Sludge Trio, Ed Moose Savage, Downbeat 5 and Classic Ruins raise some money and rock the house at......
The Viva La Eva Benefit
   It's Part IV and there are still awesome revels....and the photos go back to 1971....not to be missed stuff for Boston Punk fans......
The Lyres Chronicles:The story of a Lyre Retyre - Part IV
   He's legendary and his surprise birthday party was legendary in turn. Only in your Boston Rock and Roll dreams could you come up with a night like this.......
Willie Loco's 70th Birthday Party
   In a case of reverse outsourcing Carl Biancucci of the Classic Ruins also plays bass in the English group Shotglass Killers. He tells us about a gig at the 100 Club with a reformed Damned....
Carl Biancucci in London
   2011 - there are upheavals all over the world, the US is in economic shambles...yet somehow Johnny Anget finds inspiration for a renewal an artistic rebirth if you will......
Interview with Johnny Angel about his new CD
   Ralph Fatello gets into reporter mode and gives us a look into the Cars reunion gig with some great back stage photos too at. ......
The Cars reunion gig at the House of Blues
   The scene gets together for Charlie Chesterman and we get to see Scruffy the Cat reunite......
The Charlie Chesterman Benefit
   The Domatics and The Neats Band 19 and Last Stand reunite...for a benefits for cancer research.... ......
Dogmatics Reunion show at the Paradise
   In the middle of the worst winter ever we give you a story about one of the worst winters ever: mainly the winter of 1978. But it's not just about the winter of course, we don't care about winters we care about punk. Rick Coraccio gives us the inside story from 33 years ago when DMZ went to record their LP.........
The Story of DMZ and the Blizzard of '78
    The Konks' hypnotic bashing was a smart mindlessness that you got addicted to. They are calling it quits and we'll miss 'em and there's no free clinic out there to help us either...........
The Konks Final Show
   We were so thrilled with the La Peste DVD we had to talk with Jan Crocker and while we were at it, get his story too......
Jan Crocker/La Peste DVD Interview
Thank god for 110 Instamatics or we wouldn't have a lot of our early Boston punk photos. Kathy Flynn used hers to get some pics of the Rat and The Club and she sent them to us to share with you..........
Kathy Flynn's Photos
One of the interesting things in the early days of Boston punk was seeing the attention grow around us. One watershed moment was when we heard that a Time Magazine reporter was going to visit the Rat. We didn't like the resulting article. But you can decide. Take a look at the .... ...
Time Magazine Article on Punk 1977
Let's get real. We are all getting older and will die. Do you ever consider how you will be remembered? I'm talking about your tombstone. It's morbid, it's in poor taste, it's .....
Future Tombstones
Crotch biting...head bleeding...dick jiggling...it's all in Miss Lyn's report (with photos to prove it) from the GG Allin 10 Year Memorial Tour at the Middle East....
"R.I.P. GG!!"
Everybody wants to know where everybody else is. To help keep track of the wild, the beautiful and the damned we have set up ....
Then and Now
Punk started 25 years ago. Did any of us think we would ever make it this far? Probably not, that was punk; nihilistic, "no future!". Here is a place to remember, and give a moment of thought to, those who didn't make it this far...
In Memoriam
The minute she hit the scene she was every male punk's heart throb. She was beautiful. She had a winning personality. She had a ...well...a...glow. That could be my heart talking because I, Blowfish, confess: I too am Judy's love slave. We didn't just love Judy, we worshiped her. So, now all of us members of Judyism have somewhere to meet and offer our prayers of unrequited love.
The Judy Map Shrine
1977-The Damned were ready to piss on Blowfish and started to undress Miss Lyn! And people seemed to like it!! This interview IS outrageous...for then AND now!
The Damned Interview

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