The BGN News Archive
September 30, 2013
One never lets a Nervous Eaters gig go by if at all possible and we
didn't, we headed across town to the Midway on Saturday.
We caught most of the set by Glider another shuffling
of personel by Cal Cali. This one cobbled together members of Billy Rath
and the Street Pirates with Jetset. I thought it was a good combo
of punk and psychedelia. The songs were very punkish being older songs Cal has
used in past groups and the music had a punk base with swirling psychedelic
feedback and effects by guitarist "Alf". Tempos were slow on purpose. The overall
group sound was interesting as was the whole idea.
Meanwhile the club attendance was sparse. It looked like the Eaters set would
be like a private performance but the crowd picked up a bit just before they
Alas the Eaters had mucho amp problems and technical glitches
that interrupted the flow of the set but we got the good songs. Degenerate,
On the Avenue, Shit for Brains, Tomorrow and Today (newer
song and a live favorite now), No More Idols and 528
about the Rat which looms larger than ever in Boston Punk lore as each day goes
by it seems.
The lineup was Steve Cataldo, Alan Hebditch, Rob Skeen and David
McLean. The gig had a nice low key vibe to it as does the Midway.
I love their Saturday afternoon gigs Ive hit and the easy parking. I complain
about the drive but I like the place.
Rick Harte was there and helped to get the sound set up. Having Rick
as your soundman - sounds like heaven to me. Rick name on a CD always indicates
quality and lately his presence at a gig indicates a quality music night also.
We didn't want to annoy Rick and ask about the Real Kids CD he's working on
but thank god he mentioned it first. After all he is putting in lots of time
on this and he told us the new John Felice disc is coming along. Six
songs mixed and six songs to go. Rick said "This record needs to be as good
as the Red Star records".... And "I'm working for him" meaning of course John
Felice! Which is pretty amazing and explains why product from Ace of
Hearts is always so good... Rick also giave us a teaser and told us its all
originals except for two covers: a Modern Lovers tune and a Kinks
And in other John Felice news...Chris Parcellin finally got to
interview John for The Boys from Nowhere film...it wouldn't complete with
out John Felice so its great that happened!
And from True Age Media - they are promising that Let's Go To The
Rat (the film) will be out by December!! awesome!
And...WHAT??? The Flaming Groovies are at Radio??? Yup- Thursday November 14th and note- since you do not want to miss anything that doors are at 7 and the show starts at 8PM sharp!! Andy Shernoff is also on the bill! Word is that the tix are half gone as of this writing...so go to radio and buy your tickets- like - NOW!!!
And we wanted to meniton Mal
Thursday and his Mal Thursday Show podcasts...take a listen it
si GOOD STUFF! HIs most recent is Mass PIke
Memory Lane with songs from The Real Kids, The Barbarians, Kenne Higkand,
DMZ and so on....well worth bookmarking this link and lissenin' each week
There's a double whammy of a special show on to start off
this week: Monday Sept 30th at Charlie's Kitchen in Harvard Square
there's Unnatural Axe with Kepi Ghoulie and all the way from Italy
Richie Parsons brings us : Miss
Chain and The Broken Heels then you can do it all over again (almost)
on Tuesday October 1st at The Beachcomber in Quincy with Richie
Parson doing a special solo gig this time with (talk about a super group!!
) Brother Cleve on guitar - and Carl Biancucci on bass!! Richie
says he has loads of new material they'll be performing! Also Kepi Ghoulie
and Miss Chain and The Broken Heel...playing this show too -
This Friday Oct 4th you can hear John Havorka tell his story
on WRFG FM out of Atlanta GA..... He's on the Americana Garage radio
show, hosted by Steve K...and John will talk about his novel, his music
and more...and you can listen here .....
And this Saturday October 5th we have a bunch of good stuff: first
off there A
Crash Course for Ravers with Kenne Highland!! That should be for some
pretty interesting listening folks coz as Kenne said on the facebook page..."He
likes hearing his own voice" a yup, we're sure Kenne will have no probem filling
up the 3 hours of the show. He's gonna give Brian Young a run for his
money!!......listen up this Saturday 1PM to 4PM on WMFO
Also this Saturday 10/5 Wayne Viens has a great show at his Store
54 with The
Classic Ruins and the Titanics
all for a $10 donation and the first 30 people get free Satanics tapes....wooohooo
show up in Salem...The Smithereens (!!!) with Pop Gun and Gyro
Lula at the Old
Town Hall in Salem Tix are 35 buckaroos my friends...and its an early show
with doors at 6PM.
Friday October 11 there's what promises to be an excellent show at
The Midway with Hambone Skinny (Ex Coffin Lids etc) Midnight
Creeps (who are always fantastic!!) Classic Ruins (always great too!)
Also on the 11th at The Plough and Stars there's Jay Allen
and Archcriminals with special guests Assisted Living featuring Kevin
Stevenson from The Shods in his new hardcore project
October 12th -is the Spit Reunion
#2!!! At Bill's Bar on Landsowne St.....There'll be a punk fashion show...DJs
will include Tony V, Paul V and Steven Strick and performing they have
some pretty special guests Debora Iyall/Romeo Void doing a very special
reunion. They have not played in Boston in over 30 years...and even though they
say Never Say Never, they do say they will never do this again!! We hear people
are coming from all over the country to see them do this rare appearance! To
make even more special they also have Boston's own Adventure Set with
Ken Scales (of Pastiche fame) and Mark Pother (of Ministry!)
...we met up with Mario Taddeo last night and he told us some wild stories
about Spit and the old days ...those were some crazy days.
Also on October 12th is The Boston Boozehounds Reunion Show at
the Middle East Up along with Reno Divorce and Loser's Circle
October 25th - Friday- Thalia Zedek 's band is at The Midway
And October goes out with a bang at O'Brien's!! Thursday Oct 31 they've
got The Sprained Ankles, Squallie and The Chaotix , The Radicals and
The Pity Whores
Then the next night Friday November 1st is Penis Flytrap, Kermit's
Finger and Padded Hell
And speaking of the Satanics...they are playing at The Middle east
up on, you guessed it Halloween night Oct 31st along with Aquanutz
featuring Michele Paulhaus as they do 80's hard rock send ups and Slim
Lizzy which is members of Slim Jim and The Mad Cows doing Thin Lizzy
Sunday November 3rd The Dickies are at Middle East up wlong with
Duck & Cover and Burning Streets. November 8th is Baker
boys night at Radio down with The Kurt Baker Band and Tom Baker
and The Snakes...
Flaming Groovies are at Radio??? Yup- Thursday November 14th and
note- since you do not want to miss anything that doors are at 7 and the show
starts at 8PM sharp!! I'd say buy tix now for this one!! Andy Shernoff is
also on the bill!
are playing at The Old Town Hall in Salem on November 23rd...along
with Pop Gun and Gyro Lula.... now folks get yr tix for this its
very limited seating...
And really far in advance we're letting you know about John Surette's
punk opera Tomorrow The World will be performed live at the Middle
East, Saturday Dec 14.
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