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1977 Club Listings - Boston Punk Scene

Dates in YELLOW are ones we're sure of. Other gigs need a date or day to be 100% sure.
If anyone has further confirming info please contact us at The BGN.
Anything in GREEN is an unusual event or something of interest.


The Rat - Jan 1 Sat Willie Loco and The Boom Boom Band
The Rat - Mon+Tues+Wed Slash and Johnnie Barnes
The Rat -Thurs+Fri+Sat Talking Heads and Fox Pass
The Rat - Sun Real Kids and Nervous Eaters

The Rat - Tues+Wed The Atlantics with Special Guests
The Rat -Thurs Real Kids
The Rat - Fri The Shirts with Real Kids
The Rat - Sat The Shirts with Infliktors
The Rat - Sun The Shirts with Nervous Eaters

The Rat - Jan 31+Feb1+2+3 Mon+ Tues+Wed +Thurs Infliktors with special guest
The Rat - Feb4+5+6 Fri+Sat+Sun Reddy Teddy with Johnny Barnes and The Rhythm Method
The Rat - Feb 7+8+9 Mon+Tues+Wed Cars and Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Feb 10+11 Thurs+Fri Thundertrain and The Dead Boys
(I have a note indicating that maybe The Nervous Eaters and Willie Loco played instead)
The Rat - Feb 12+13 Sat+Sun Willie Loco Alexander and Suicide
The Club - Feb 3+4+5 Thurs-Sat Third Rail
The Club - Feb 6 Sun Sea King and Thrust
The Club - Feb 7 Mon Wayne Naus and Greg Hopkins 15 piece Jazz Big Band
The Club - Feb 8+9 Tues+Wed Chris Martin Group
The Club - Feb 10+11+12+13 Thurs+Fri+Sat+Sun Sea King and Showdown

Dummy's - Feb 16+17 Wed+Thur Bonjour Aviators with The Count and Guest Band
Dummy's - Feb 18+19 Fri+Sat Third Rail and Willie Loco and The Boom Boom Band
Dummy's - Thur+Fri+Sat Tracks featuring Lorry Doll
Dummy's - Feb 23+24 Wed+Thurs Johnny Barnes Band and Nite Flite
Dummy's - Feb 25+26 Wed+Thurs Roomful of Blues

The Rat - Mon+Tues+Wed Slash
The Rat -Thurs+Fri Sass and the Laughing Dogs
The Rat - Sat+Sun Sass and The Cars
The Rat - Feb 21 Mon Sass (held over)
The Rat - Feb 22 Tues The Fast and Thundertrain
The Rat - Feb 23 Wed The Fast and Willie Loco
The Rat- Feb 24 Thur John Cale and Willie Loco
The Rat - Feb 25 Fri John Cale and Third Rail
The Rat - Feb 26 Sat John Cale and The Molls
The Rat - Feb 27 Sun The Molls and Carnelian
The Rat - Mon+Tues+Wed Carnelian
The Rat - Thurs+Fri Reddy Teddy and The Atlantics
The Rat - Sat+Sun Reddy Teddy and DMZ
The Rat - Mon toThurs The Infliktors

The Club - March 7 Mon Wayne Naus and Greg Hopkins 15 piece Jazz Big Band
The Club - March 8 Tues House of Assembly (Reggie act)
The Club - March 9+10 Wed+Thur DMZ and Tracks
The Club - March 11+12 Fri+Sat Third Rail and Sea King

The Rat - March 7+8 Mon Tues Orchestra Luna
The Rat - March 9 Wed Max Fergenson Band
The Rat - March 10+11 Thurs+Fri Willie Loco Alexander and His Boom Boom Band and The Infliktors
The Rat - March 12+13 Sat+Sun Real Kids and the Nervous Eaters
The Rat - March 14 Mon Runaways with the Real Kids
The Rat - March 15 Tues Runaways with the Reddy Teddy
The Rat - March 16 Wed Runaways with the Thundertrain
The Rat - March 17 Thurs Infliktors and Thundertrain
The Rat - March 18 Fri Thundertrain and Willie Loco Alexander and The Boom Boom Band
The Rat - March 19 Sat Thundertrain, DMZ and Marc Thor
The Rat - March 20 Sun Real Kids, Boize and DMZ
The Rat - March 21 Mon Tracks
The Rat - March 22 Tues Tracks and the Molls
The Rat - March 23+24+25+26 Wed to Sat The Cars and The Shirts
CBGB's - March 23 to 27 Wed to Sun Appearing from the "Live At The Rat" Record Release

9 Boston Bands….Willie Loco, Thundertrain, Susan, Marc Thor, The Real Kids
The Inflictors, DMZ, Third Rail, and The Boize.

The Rat - Mon Carnelian
The Rat - Tues Carnelian and Guest
The Rat - Wed Slash and guest
The Rat -Thur+Fri Nervous Eaters and The Real Kids
The Rat - Sat+Sun Nervous Eaters with Special Guests
The Rat - Mon+Tues Carnelian

The Rat - Wed Thundertrain and DMZ
The Rat -Thurs+Fri DMZ and The Real Kids
The Rat - Sat+Sun DMZ and Special Guest from ? (That's the way it's listed-ed)

The Rat - Mon Cat's Ass ( This is the way it was listed, but who also played was The Dammed-ed)
The Rat -Tues The Shirts (The Dammed also played this night…not listed in paper-ed)
The Rat - Wed The Shirts and Johnny Barnes
The Rat -Thurs The Shirts and Johnny Barnes
The Rat - Fri The Shirts and Johnny Barnes
The Rat - Sat The Shirts and Third Rail

The Frolics -April 1+2 Fri+Sat James Montgomery and Reddy Teddy
The Rat - April 17 Sun Ramones and DMZ
The Rat -- April 18 Mon Sea King
The Rat - April 19+20 Tues+Wed Real Kids and Malpractice
The Rat - April 21+22+23+24 Thur+Fri+Sat+Sun Thundertrain and The Dead Boys

The Frolics - April 15+16 Fri+Sat Ramones and DMZ
The Frolics - April 22+23 Fri+Sat Fabulous Rhinestones and the Johnny Barnes Group
The Rat - Sun Thundertrain and The Dead Boys with special appearance by Beyond Bondage
The Rat - Mon+Tues+Wed The Molls and Max Ferguson Band
The Rat -Thurs to Sun The Cars and Good Rats
The Rat - Mon Rage
The Rat -Tues+Wed Tracks and Sea King
The Rat -Thurs The Molls and Susan
The Rat - Fri Willie Loco and his Boom Boom Band and Susan
The Rat - Sun Susan and Cat's Ass
The Rat - May 9+10 Mon+Tues The Real Kids and The Molls
The Rat - May 11+12+13+14 Wed to Sat TVT and Orchestra Luna
The Rat - May 15 Sun Inflictors and Tracks
The Rat - May 16+17+18 Mon+Tues+Wed Slash and Easy Action
The Rat - May 19+20+21+22 Thurs+Fri+Sat +Sun Mink DeVille with The Cars

The Rat - May 23+24 Mon+Tues Fat and Real Kids
The Rat - May 25 Wed Rage and Inflictors
The Rat - May 26 Thur Inflictors and Reddy Teddy
The Rat - May 27 Fri Nervous Eaters and Reddy Teddy
The Rat - May 28+29 Sat+Sun Atlantics and Reddy Teddy
The Rat - Mon+Tues Mindless F*cks with One
The Rat - Wed The Ketims and Tracks
The Rat - Thurs+Fri DMZ and The Nerves
The Rat - Sat+Sun Third Rail and The Nerves
The Rat - Mon+Tues Malpractice and Slash
The Rat - Wed BENEFIT for FRENZY MAG

Reddy Teddy, Baby's Arm, The Atlantics, Tracks, La Peste and special guest performers.

The Rat -Thurs+Fri Johnny Barnes and The Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Sat+Sun Mindless F*cks, The Real Kids, The Infiktors.
The Rat - Mon SUPERSTAR JAM "77
With 99 44/100% of Boston's Best Rockers From Bostons's Best Bands…see ya!

The Club - June 17+18 Fri+Sat Third Rail and DMZ
The Rat -Tues Slash and Easy Action
The Rat - Wed+Thurs Orchestra Luna
The Rat - Fri+Sat+Sun Reddy Teddy with special guests, and Dirty Angels.
The Rat - Mon+Tues Yarbles
The Rat - Wed Road Apples and The Shirts
The Rat -Thurs+Fri Cat's Ass and The Shirts
The Rat - Sat Willie Loco Alexander and his Boom Boom Band and The Shirts
Paul's Mall - July 11 and 12-Fox Pass, Pierce Arrow
The Rat - July 11 Mon Easy Action and Lady Luck
The Rat - July 12+13 Tues+Wed Easy Action and Baby's Arm
The Rat - July 14 Thurs DMZ and The Romantics (from Detroit)
The Rat - July 15 Fri DMZ and Special Guests
The Rat - July 16 Sat DMZ and Willie Loco and his Boom Boom Band
The Rat - July 17 Sun DMZ and Special Guests
Cantone's - July 25 Mon Juke Box Special…Pitcher's of beer ½ price
( This is the first listing I have for Cantone's which opened in this time frame.-ed )
Cantone's - July 26 Tues Caradhras
Cantone's - July 28 Thurs Real Kids
Cantone's - July 29 Fri Real Kids
Cantone's - July 30 Sat Willie Loco and his Boom Boom Band

The Rat - Aug 1+2+3 Mon+Tues+Wed The Molls with Special Guest
The Rat - Aug 4+5+6 Thurs+Fri+Sat Wayne County and the Electric Chairs and Third Rail
The Rat - Aug 7 Sun SPECIAL NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (Not a band…..(the movie?-ed)-at 8:30 and 12 midnight ) and Third Rail at 11:00pm
Cantone's - Aug 2 Tues La Pest (That's the way they listed it !-ed)
Cantone's - Aug 2 Tues Rage
Cantone's - Aug 3 Wed Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Aug 4 Thur Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Aug 5 Fri Real Kids
Cantone's - Aug 6 Sat Real Kids
The Ra t- Aug 8+9 Mon+Tues The Marshalls and Hard Core
The Rat - Aug 10+11 Wed+Thurs Flying Guitar and The Cars
The Rat - Aug 12+13 Fri+Sat Nervous Eaters and The Cars
The Rat - Aug 14 Sun East Pike and East Wing
Cantone's - Aug 8+9 Mon+Tues Rage
Cantone's - Aug 10 Wed Punk (?-ed)
Cantone's - Aug 11 Thurs Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Aug 12+13 Fri+Sat Real Kids
The Club - August 22to 24 Real Kids,Starliner
The Club - August 25to 27 Johnny Barnes, Easy Action, Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Aug 23+24 Tues+Wed The Destroyed and Special Guests and Baby's Arm
The Rat - Aug 25+26 Thurs+Fri Third Rail and The Erasers (from NYC)
The Rat -Aug 27+28 Sat+Sun Third Rail and Easy Action
Cantone's - Mon Juke Box Special…Pitcher's of beer ½ price
Cantone's -Tues Real Kids
Cantone's - Wed+Thur Baby's Arm
Cantone's - Fri La Peste
Cantone's - Sat Real Kids (door prizes)

The Club - -Aug 22+23+24 Mon+Tue+Wed The Real Kids and Starliner
The Club - Aug 25+26+27 Thurs+Fri+Sat Jah Malla (reggae band)
Cantone's - Aug 22+23 Mon+Tues Baby's Arm
Cantone's - Aug 26+27 Fri+Sat Nervous Eaters
Bunratty's - Aug 28-31 Sun-Wed Private Lightning

The Rat - Aug 29 Mon Wimpy
The Rat - Aug 30+31 Tues+Wed The Destroyed and Rage
The Rat - Sept 1+2 Thurs+Fri Johnny Barnes Group and The Boyfriends (form NYC)
Cantone's - Aug 30 Tues The Destroyed
Cantone's - Sept 2 Fri Real Kids
Cantone's - Sept 3 Sat Have a nice Labor Day !
The Rat - Sept 13 Tues Lawrence Talbot Band and Hard Core
The Rat - Sept 14 Wed The Atlantics with The Feelies (from NYC)
The Rat - Sept 15+16 Thur+Fri The Atlantics with Alex Chilton (of the Box Tops)…win tickets on WCOZ
The Rat - Sept 17+18 Sat+Sun The Atlantics with The Mumps (from NYC)

Cantone's - Sept 6 Tues The Real Kids
Cantone's - Sept 7+8 Wed+Thurs The Atlantics
Cantone's - Sept 9+10 Fri+Sat The Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Sept 13+14+15 Tue+Wed+Thurs Tony and The Rock'n' Mechanics
Cantone's - Sept 16+17 Fri+Sat The Marshalls
The Rat - Sept 3+4 Sat+Sun Fri Johnny Barnes Group and Teenage Head (from Toronto, Canada's #1 Punk Band)
The Rat - Sept 5 Mon HELD OVER Johnny Barnes Group and Teenage Head
The Rat - Sept 6+7 Tues+Wed Road Apples and Third Rail
The Rat - Sept 8+9+10 Thurs+Fri+Sat The Cars and Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Sept 11 Sun THE MARC THOR BENEFIT
….featuring: Reddy Teddy, Nervous Eaters, Willie Loco, The Atlantics, La Peste, The Destroyed, Real Kids, DMZ, The Count andTracks.
Cantone's - Sept 19+20 Mon+Tues Marshalls
Cantone's - Sept 21 Wed Real Kids
Cantone's - Sept 22 Thurs Tracks
Cantone's - Sept 23 Fri DMZ
Cantone's - Sept 24 Sat GRAND REUNION: Knobs, Bloody Virgins, Bonjour Aviators, also comedy by Mario Cantone
Yes, THAT Mario Cantone. I would assume this was one of his first gigs.

The Club - Sept 24 Sat The Marshalls, The Criers, Cat's Ass and The Cars
The Birdcage - Sept 24+25 Sat+Sun The Real Kids
In Square Men's Bar - Sept 24 Sat The Baboons
In Square Men's Bar - Sept 29+30+Oct1 Thurs-Sat Private Lightning
Gladstones - Sept 26-Oct 2 Mon-Sun Sass
Jonathan Swift's - Sept 25 Sun Sleepy La Beef
Jonathan Swift's - Sept 26+27+28 Mon-Wed Orchestra Luna (Farewell show.)

The Rat - Sept 19 Mon Third Annual Reunion of Lovelace with Shane Champagne
The Rat - Sept 20+21 Tues+Wed Talking Heads and Fox Pass AD
The Rat - Sept 22+23 Thur+Fri The Dead Boys and The Destroyed
The Rat - Sept 24+25 Sat+Sun The Dead Boys and Slash
The Rat - Sept 26 Mon SPECIAL RAT RECORDS SHOWCASE
Nervous Eaters, Buck and Third Rail AD
The Rat - Sept 27+28 Tues+Wed The Return of The "NEW" Infliktors with special guests
The Rat - Sept 29+30 Thurs+Fri Reddy Teddy and Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Oct 1+2 Sat+Sun Reddy Teddy and The Streets

Cantone's - Sept 27+28 Mon+Tues Elixir (funk band)
Cantone's - Sept 28 Wed Real Kids
Cantone's - Sept 29+30 Thur+Fri La Peste
Cantone's - Oct 1 Sat Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Oct 3+4+5 Mon+Tue+Wed Tony and The Rock'n' Mechanics
Cantone's - Oct 6+7 Thur+Fri The Real Kids and DMZ
Cantone's - Oct 8 Sat The Real Kids
The Rat - Oct 3 Mon Showcat and Wimpy
The Rat - Oct 4 Tues DMZ and Roger Bruce Band
The Rat - Oct 5+6+7 Wed+Thur+Fri Johnny Barnes Group and Johanna Wild
The Rat - Oct 8+9 Sat+Sun Third Rail and DMZ
The Rat - Oct 10 Mon Shane Champagne Band
The Rat - Oct 11 Tues Sea King and Whimpy
The Rat - Oct 12 Wed Sea King and Tracks
The Rat - Oct 13+14 Thur+Fri The Jam and The Nervous Eaters
The Rat - Oct 15+16 Sat+Sun Fox Pass and Dirty Angels

Orpheum Theater - Oct 14 Fri Iggy Pop and Bee Bop Deluxe

Cantone's - Oct 11+12 Tues+Wed Hard Core
Cantone's - Oct 13 Thurs The Real Kids
Cantone's- Oct 14+15 Fri+Sat The Marbles and The Mechanics

Cantone's - Oct 18+19 Tues+Wed Shane Champage Band
Cantone's - Oct 20 Thurs La Peste
Cantone's - Oct 21+22 Fri+Sat Third Rail …And the First Boston Appearance of The Neighborhoods with Careful Mike (Of course they have played Cambridge -The Club- for months.-ed)
The Rat - Oct 27+28 Thur+Fri Reddy Teddy and The Cramps

The Rat - Nov 7 Mon Auditions for "LIVE AT THE RAT II "

Lord Manuel with Garbo, Eastwood Peak, and Shane Champage
The Rat - Nov 8 Tues Auditions for "LIVE AT THE RAT II"
Where Cares, Neighborhoods, and Peter Vallis
The Rat - Nov 9 Wed Stephan Lovelace and Rubits-The all purpose band, and One
The Rat - Nov 10 Thurs The Real Kids and The Mechanics
The Rat - Nov 11+12 Thurs The Real Kids and The Criminals (from NYC)
The Rat - Nov 14 Mon The Dead Boys and the Nervous Eaters
Cantone's - Nov 11+12 Fri+Sat Ann Prime (from Yazoo)
Cantone's - Nov 8+9+10 Tues+Wed+Thurs Shane Champagne and (From Dante productions…a band called…) Vinnie
Cantone's - Nov 11+12 Fri+Sat Mechanics and Yazoo (from Canada)
Cantone's- Nov 15 Tues Neighborhoods with Carful Mike
Cantone's - Nov 16 Wed Marshalls
Cantone's - Nov 17+18 Thur+Fri Marshalls with Sea King
Cantone's - Nov 19 Sat A party with African Core (They meant Afrika Korps-ed) and Baby's Arm …Happy Birthday Miss Lyn

Cantone's - Nov 21+22 Mon+Tues Inflictors and guest Arlene Fins
Cantone's - Nov 23 Wed Real Kids
Cantone's - Nov 24 Thur HAPPY THANKSGIVING
Cantone's -Nov 25+26 Fri+Sat The Feelies (from NYC)
The Rat - Mon+Tues Slash and The Yazoo Band (from Canada)
The Rat - Wed Tracks and La Peste
The Rat - Thurs Nervous Eaters and Tracks
The Rat - Fri+Sat+Sun The Cars and The Mechanics
The Rat - Mon Fox Pass, Max and Winter Wood Fire
The Rat - Tues Lilith (An All Girl Band)
The Rat - Wed Skayfish (from Chicago) and Luna
The Rat - Thurs+Fri Skafish (from Chicago) and The Streets
The Rat - Sat The Streets and Rage
The Rat - Sun The Streets and Harleguin
The Rat - Nov 14 Mon Black Sheep of the Family, Marshalls and Peter Vallis
The Rat - Nov 15 Tues SPECIAL RECORDING OF LIVE AT THE RAT II…Chris Martin , The Molls and Cat's Ass
The Rat - Nov 16 Wed SPECIAL RECORDING OF LIVE AT THE RAT II…Chris Martin, The Molls and Fighter
The Rat - Nov 17+18 Thurs+Fri The Atlantics and Luna
The Rat -Nov 19+20 Sat+Sun The Atlantics and La Peste
Orpheum Theatre - Nov 18 Ramones, Talking Heads.
The Rat - Mon SPECIAL RECORDING OF LIVE AT THE RAT II…beginning at 6pm…Southern Comfort,Menace,Neighborhoods, and Shane Champagne
The Rat - Tues SPECIAL RECORDING OF LIVE AT THE RAT II…The Nervous Eaters, Lazers, The Marshalls, The Mechanics
The Rat - Wed+Thur+Fri Fox Pass and Reddy Tedddy
The Rat - Sat+Sun Fox Pass and Third Rail.

The Rat - Nov28 Mon (ALL WEEK- SPECIAL RECORDING OF LIVE AT THE RAT II …Special Guests Each Night) The Count, Harleguin
The Rat - Nov 29 Tues Balloon,Hard Core
The Rat - Nov 30 Wed Johnny Barnes Group, Neighborhoods
The Rat - Dec 1 Thurs The Molls, The Lazers
The Rat - Dec 2 Fri Slash, Fighter
The Rat - Dec 3+4 Sat+Sun Menace, Marshalls, The Mechanics.
Cantone's - Nov 28 Mon Mechanics, Fighter
Cantone's- Nov29+30 Tues+Wed Mechanics
Cantone's - Dec 1 Thur Shane Champagne Band
Cantone's - Dec 2+3 Fri Sat Shane Champagne Band, Inflicktors
Cantone's - Dec 5+6+7 Mon+Tues+Wed The Jaguars…a different sound -Roots Level Rock and Roll
Cantone's - Dec 8 Thurs The Mechanics
Cantone's- Dec 9+10 Fri+Sat DMZ
Cantone's -Dec 12 Mon Ann Prim Group
Cantone's - Dec 15 Thur Thrills
Cantone's - Dec 16 Fri La Peste and The Inflictors
Cantone's - Dec 17 Sat The Real Kids
Cantone's - Dec 18 Sun Frenzy Benefit
   with La Peste, Baby's Arm, Unnatural Axe, The Count, Thrills, The Bimbos, Kustoms.
The Club - Dec 13+14 Tues+Wed The Stompers (formerly Sea King) and The Destroyed
The Club - Dec 15+16+17 Thurs+Fri+Sat Third Rail, Max (Introduction band for James Montgomery), and The Neighborhoods
The Club - Dec 27+28+29 Tues+Wed+Thurs Max and the Original Sin and Surprise Guest
The Club - Dec 30+31 Sat+Sun The Atlantics and La Peste
The Rat - Dec 26 Mon New England and Maxx
The Rat - Dec 27+28 Tues+Wed The Clones and The Mechanics
The Rat - Dec 29+30+31 Thur+Fri+Sat Nervous Eaters and Reddy Teddy
Cantone's - Dec 26+27+28 Mon+Tues+Wed Ann Prim Group
Cantone's - Dec 29 Thurs Cat's Ass and Six Feet Under
Cantone's - Dec 30 Fri The Real Kids and The Infliktors
Cantones - Dec 31 Sat NEW YEARS EVE PARTY with The Real Kids, DMZ and Tracks

Here are some events that happened this year.

Live at the Rat released April
Maxanne leaves WBCN
Anarchy In The UK released
Real Kids - All Kindsa Girls released
Bonjour Aviator single released
Reddy Teddy LP ( or late 1976?)
Paradise Club opens.
Cantone's opens in the spring.
Photo of Lee Ritter in Time magazine
Miss Lyn gets Married to Kenne Gizmo on WTBS on Oedipus show.
Greg Reibman is on WERS

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