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February 1,2016

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 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 that guy!

   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.

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In other news .......

Remains 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 for Tickets

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 he 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.....

Chetstock 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 Morphine and Mr Airplane Man at Atwoods.

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 page)

And out in the future we have.....

Giant February 17 (Wednesday) Poison Idea, Child Bite, The FUs, LIVVER and Profit Margin at Once Lounge (FB event page)

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 fast here)

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 Up.

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

Slaem 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 the World

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

Brigands 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 Midway

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, ME

March 16 (Wednesday) Battalion of Saints, Phobia, Nomads and I am Become Death are at Great Scott.

Diablogato 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 page)

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

Gig 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 Great Scott

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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