The BGN News Archive
January 6, 2014
So there's rumblings about some clubs...open and closing....The Beachcomber
in Quincy is now up for sale. We hope whoever becomes the new
owners will continue to have bands there since it's been a tradition
in that spot since it opened in the 50's...but who knows...reminds me
of the Rosebud situation....*sigh*.... and what?? Quincy is gonna
be a sad place coz the owner of the Granite Rail (home of
Geezer's Garage Night) is currently deciding when (not if) he will
sell his space too!! It seems downtown Quincy is getting a little
too gentrified for these places!! damn! Kenne Highland will be bummed
Well at least this is some good news!! Jim
Seery (Triple Thick) is now booking bands on Wednesday and Thursdays
at a new space under Tasty Burger in Harvard Square - its
the old Jonathan Swift's space. Jim says it has high ceilings
and 150 seating capacity. If you want to play there contact Jim
at jimseerybooking at gmail.com.
And there's also a new performance/music venue
opening up in Allston in the Studio 52 building. It's sort
of on the way toward The Magic Room which was an incredibly
cool venue we sadly lost. Per the Boston Globe the guys that
run the the space will be opening a performance venue there called
Allston Rock City Hall ( or ARCH) early this year...but
alas the Globe says: "In its early stages of operation, ARCH will
operate as a private event hall. That means the venue will not sell
alcohol or allow public admission. Ticketing for these events will
be available through online event registration sites (like Eventbrite)
that promote across social-networking spheres.
Though Anton (a member of the Studio 52 team)
hopes to one day acquire one of the city's precious liquor licenses,
not having one will not dampen the good time. Events from birthday
parties to art galleries to rock shows can be sponsored by companies
including local radio stations, alternative magazines, food trucks,
and yes, brewing companies."
Hey long time scenster punk/politico Joyce
Linehan got a write up - as in an article on her - in Boston
Magazine!! Congrats to you Joyce!!
And speaking of magazines...The
Boston Compass, as noted in the latest "Kenne Highland At Large"
column is becoming a paper/zine not to miss...pick one up when you
see it around town. It's published by the Boston Hassle folks and
has lots of listings in it!!
And check out PunkNews.org for the
brand new Pixies song/viddy....
And True Age Media's Let's
Go to the Rat has been sold out for he past two weeks
and is now back in stock my friends....get yours now...
OK we're well on our way into January and the
new year ...here's some gigs coming up:
this Friday January 10, 2014 at the Midway...there's
a DJ Easy Ed Rockabilly Showcase with Rick Bounty doing
all Elvis songs in honor of the King's 1/8 Birthday, also on
the bill are The Red Pennys and Leah & Her J-Walkers...
Saturday 1/11/14 there's a good show
at Club Bohemia at the Cantab with Tensor, Ziptie Handcuffs
and the Drunk Nuns (see our Drunk Nuns Christmas Show review
here we like 'em!!
Brian Young, Crash Course for Ravers,
who has a whole career going on as a 'host' will be the host at
the Cracker/Camper von Beethoven show at the Middle East
on Friday January 17.
Terry Kitchen will be appearing, with
special guest Rick Berlin, at Somerville Armory Cafe Friday
Jan 17 for an evening combining spoken word and music. Kitchen will
be reading from his recent novel Next
Big Thing. For the music portion of his set, Kitchen will be
joined by members of his '80s band Loose Ties and other guests
for an "unplugged" cabaret-style performance. The concert begins
at 8 PM and admission is $10. The Armory Cafe is at 191 Highland
Avenue, Somerville. For more information call 617-718-2191 or visit
And here's what should be a very interesting
night: Saturday January 18th at Club Bohemia at the Cantab...Foxpass
is on at 10, Funeral Barkers at 11 then The Count Viglione along
Kenne Highland doing the entire White Light White Heat lp in
their Midnight Sťance for Lou!!! Kenne mentions it in his
column this week....
Friday January 24th at Precinct
it's a Winter
A-Go-Go!! With Daddy Long Legs, Muck & The Mires
and The Downbeat 5!!
Sat Jan 25th there's a cool punk rock
show at The Midway, it's an early show (4PM-8:30PM) with
The Bad Movies, The Pity Whores, Fast Times and Trip
Sunday Jan 26th (6-9PM) there's a special
event: Craig Lewis will read from his book Punk Rock Mental
Illness and Recovery for more info check out his Facebook
Event page .....In our scene we have known a few folks who sadly
have suffered with these problems and it's good to know there may
be a way out.
Thursday Jan 26th punk rock show at
TT's with The Racket, The Ungraded, The F.U.'s and Order
Friday Jan 31st...great
gig at The Midway with Classic Ruins, Greg Allen's Fringe
Religion, The Skeleton Beats and Love Love....
Sci Fi Fest is coming up in Feb (7-17) athe Somerville Theater
in Davis Square
Another primo gig up North Shore with The Real Kids/Nervous Eaters/PopGun.
That's March 1 at the Spotlight in Beverly.
Put this event in your calendar now folks -
Monday March 3rd...Gail C. and Babysitting Calamity Booking
present The Sheckies, The Pity Whores, Jimmy Jacked, The Labor
only is it a great bill but Gail C will be having one
of her fabulous bake sales so arrive hungry, see a great show and
leave with a wicked sugar high!!
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