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February 9, 2015

   We're sounding like a broken record here....snow bound, yup - and check with any clubs tonight and Monday and Tuesday to see if any shows have been cancelled. Today we got a message that Roy Sludge's Stump The Undertaker was cancelled.

   The blog Blowing Smoke, by Twisted Rico Management just posted a great interview with Greg Allen. You can read it right here. Among other things, he talks about his recently released Jerry Nolan & the Profilers - the Final Recordings. Here's Greg's website too. You can purchase said recording from his site as well.

Damned    DAMN...we wish this would come to Boston....THE DAMNED: Don't You Wish That We Were Dead is a brand new film about guess who? The Damned!! It's debuting at SXSW this spring. Just look at the photo on this page...oh I remember them like that!!...when we saw them at the Rat and did the infamous interview in 1977. In the blurb about the film they cal The Damned "the first punks on wax and the first to cross the Atlantic." and we saw them first here in Boston. Check out our 1977 interview here.

   Ands here's a reminder about Lyres Go Fund Me campaign to help get their first album in 20 years completed. With a working title of Completeled Lyres 2015 this disc has been worked on since 1994. Let's get it wrapped up and in our hands so we can listen to mroe Lyres!!! Here's the Go Fund Me page...go fund them!!.....

   And speaking of bands we love from back in the day who just keep going (thankfully!!) Rick Harte says the Real Kids are recording at Q Division. There are four new songs so far and more to come.

   Remember back in September when John Cooper Clarke was supposed to come to town and do a show at The Cantab's Club Bohemia but it got cancelled? Well he's IS coming the Berklee in May...see the listings below for more info and links

Mars manAs posted on Facebook Mars Man (Tim Downie) who used to own Mars Records on Newbury Street in Boston will be openign a new Mars records downtown Plymouth Ma on April 1st 2015. he assures everyone "this will be the coolest and funkiest record store you have ever seen!! I will be selling New and Used and Rare Collectable records as well as other music related goods. I will also be paying cash for unwanted vinyl records. This has been a LONG time coming and I plan to make something special for Plymouth and all of the south shore and beyond !" Here's a link to the store's FB page, like it to keep updated on what's happening! Road trip to the Cape!!! and while there dont forget the most awesome Atomic Dimestore run by Rick Paige in Hyannis!!

   So here are some shows that are happening this week.....

   February 9, (Monday) It's Triple Thick's Semi-Annual Cupid Has Rabies Anti-Valentine's Day Party at Charlie's Kitchen with Pioneer Valley Pioneers (9:30), White Pages (10:15), Triple Thick (11) and Cracked Mirror (11:45)

   February 9, (Monday) is Punk Rockin’ And Pastie Poppin’ Burlesque at The Midway

white dyno   February 10, (Tuesday) O Brien's has Today Junior, Straight To VHS and Dirt Naps

   February 13 (Friday)- Nice Friday the thirteenth show!!: The Cretins, Duck and Cover, Scrapes, and The Quins are at The Middle East Up this is a LeaguePodcast show

   February 13 (Friday) - The Luxury is having a release party for their thirs album Bones & Beaten Heart at Cuisine en Locale. They will play the new album, live in its entirety for this evening. Also on the bill are Z*L, Vary Lumar and Shadwell.

   February 13 (Friday)- Tim Catz’ 50th Birthday Party featuring White Dynomite, The Humanoids, Muck And The Mires, Worshipper and DJ sets by Joanie Lindstrom at Great Scott's

   February 13 (Friday) at The Midway there's The Wrong Shapes, Unstraight, Four Point Restraints and Night Slice

   And coming up after this week we have.......

   February 16 (Monday)- Thee Icepicks (from Portland, ME), The Egos, The Boglins, & Tsunami Of Sound! are at Opus Underground in Salem, MA

   February 20 (Friday) It's the Second Annual Lux Lives celebration of all thing Lux Interior and the Cramps!! at The Midway, who better to play this night than The Evil Streaks, Thee Icepicks and The Skeleton Beats...along with Kogar the Swinging Ape.

Gig    February 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers WMFO 91.5 FM 1-4PM has The Radiator rattlers as a whole lotta great music.

   February 21 (Saturday) Midway Matinee with Urban Waste, Progree, Sick Joke, Honest John and Incidious - this is an All Ages show doors arte at 4PM.

   February 21 (Saturday) Spectre Hawk, Bunch of Jerks, The Skeleton Beats and DnA's Evolution are at The Greek American Club in Union Square Somerville.

   February 23 (Monday) -The Ungraded, Quiggs, Duck & Cover and The Runouts are at Opus Underground in Salem, MA

   February 24 (Tuesday) Calabrese, BITERS, The Connection, Zipgun Bomber, and Quiggs -are at The Middle East. It's a bit of an early show -NOTE: 7pm Doors. Here's the FB page

   February 27 (Friday) Squallie Greenthumb's Birthday Party at The Midway with Penalty Kill, B'Loco, The Warning Shots, Squallie Greenthumb, Squallie And The Chaotix, Wayne Da Payne, OC45 and Split Face

   February 27 (Friday) At the Oberon in Harvard Sq!! Bring Us Your Women presented by Catherine Capozzi of Axemunkee is a multi-media performance which includes live band, projected film, dancers and poets - dedicated to women and the pursuit of divinity and freedom. Bring Us Your Women tells existing and re-imagined stories of historic and mythical individuals presenting a message of humanity that transcends gender and religion. 8PM Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and friends will perform.

dogs    February 27 (Friday) Tigerman WOAH is having their record release party at Cuisine en Locale also ont he bill The Dirty Bangs

   February 28 (Saturday) One can never get enough Roy Sludge and he's at Johnny D's in Davis Square.

   March 1 (Sunday) Salad Days - The D.C. Punk Revolution is a film about the great punk scene that came out of DC this specifically covers 1980-1990 though there was great stuff in the late 70's too!! Anyway if you want to see it I hope you have a car coz the only place its playing around here so far is in Amesbury. It's at The Stage 2 Cinema Pub on March 1st with two showing 2 & 6PM. Keep up to date and buy your tix ahead of time here. There's limited seating.

    March 3 (Tuesday) The Four Point Restraints, Marianne Toilet and the Runs, The Knock Ups, and The Grubs are all at The Middle East Up.

   March 6 (Friday) Opus Underground and It's Gonna Get Weird continue to produce great shows up in Salem. Tonight is no exception: Whiskey Kill, Diablogato and The Red Pennys...a very good bill!!

   March 6 (Friday) At The Midway there's My Own Worst Enemy, When Particles Collide, Preacher Roe and Full Body Anchor.

   March 7 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers on WMFO 91.5, 1-4PM has Heavy Neckers and Jay DiBiasio as guests this time around.

   March 7 (Saturday) and talk about good bills - this one is EXCELLENT! Sean Coleman comes back to Boston with his band the Quazars along with Little Lesley and The Bloodshots and The Red Pennys

FUs    March 8 (Sunday) Mark your calendars! Gail Corcoran is putting on an all ages show at the Midway Cafe featuring... The Sheckies, The FUs, Jimmy Jacked, and Jagger Holly (members of the Hollywood Blondes and The Johnie 3!) And she's having a bake sale too!

   March 9 (Monday) Cuisine en Local has it's Taco Night on Mondays and this one also includes sets by The Weistronauts and Tsunami of Sound.

   March 14 (Saturday) The Dwarves are at the Middle East Up. This is an early show, doors are at 6PM!! It's also 18+ Also on the bill The Atomic Age

   March 14 (Saturday) Terry Brenner is trying to give the Spotlight Tavern a go again...and he's doing it will almost the same bill as the ill fated show back in November 2014...Willie Alexander and The Boom Boom Band and The Nervous Eaters...sadly no Real Kids this time around but we do get to see The Knock Ups with John Surette. Here's the FB page

    March 14 (Saturday) In town there's The Humanoids, Kilslug, Gaskill at The Midway...that should be a hell of an event!

   March 19 (Thursday) The much loved '80s garage-pop-psych band The Prefab Messiahs has an EP (10", cassette, CD) coming out March 10 on Burger Records & KLYAM Records (split release). It'll be their first new sounds in 32 years! So they are having a record release party at The Middle East Upstairs - it's The Prefab Messiahs, The Fagettes, Magic Shoppe, and Fedavees

Fagettes    March 19 (Thursday) at Atwoods in Cambridge, MA. World-renowned rockabilly sensation Jittery Jack, along with Miss Amy Griffin on guitar, Johnny Sciascia - America's Bass Player , and Judd Williams on drums. Two big sets of top-notch rockabilly and rock 'n' roll on a thirsty Thursday evening ! WMFO's Easy Ed spins platters early, late, and on the break.

   March 20 (Friday) at TT's - Join The Dogmatics, Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, The Hired Men, GypsyMoths, and The Other Girls for a night of rock and roll to benefit Team MR8, running for The Martin W. Richard Foundation in the 2015 Boston Marathon. The Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation honors Martin's message of "No more hurting people. Peace" by investing in education, athletics and community..

   March 21 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers WMFO 91.5FM, 1-4PM has the Welsh Boys as guests today.

   March 23 (Monday) - The The Downbeat 5 are playing in Salem at Opus Underground along with The Skeleton Beats and Crimson Ghosts

   March 28 (Saturday) - Township is at the Midway.

   March 28 (Saturday) Bob Colby presents Thalia Zedek Band and Banditas at Store 54.

    April 1 (Wednesday) It's "Surf and Turf" at TT's for a night of instro/surf and rockabilly/rock and roll/honky tonk featuring The Skeleton Beats, Matt Heaton & the Electric Heaters, The Weisstronauts and Leah and her J-Walkers

   April 3 (Friday) -It's Party Time at TT's with Party Bois, Petty Morals, Parlour Bells and Gene Dante & The Future Starlets

    April 3 (Friday) The Skeleton Beats The Knock Ups, Ladymob, Lucky United and Radio Compass are at Opus Underground in Salem. The Skeleton Beats will start recording an album...on vinyl....on March 27th at Galaxy Park Studios....and Lucky United's Jenn Lombardi has made up some fab buttons for this gig as well.

gig     April 4 (Saturday) Cadillac Heart is doing a show at Club Bohemia at The Cantab. Also on the bill is James Straight and The Wide Stance, Billy Connors' nephew Cory's band Dr Fuzz and the Garage Boys

    April 24 (Friday) The Upper Crust, The Grannies, White Dynomite and I Am Next are at Cuisine en Locale. You can buy tix for this killer show here.

   April 25 (Saturday)- Bob Colby Presents Sarah Rabdau & Self-Employed Assassins and The Wrong Shapes at Store 54

   May 9 (Saturday) Johnny and The Jumper Cables at the Midway Cafe!

    May 14 (Thursday) John Cooper Clarke is performing at Berklee!! At the David Friend Recital Hall (921 Boylston Street) Click the link to read more about JCC and to buy tickets.

    May 16 (Saturday) Hixx are at Club Bohemia at The Cantab

   May 22 (Friday)- You have been warned - Book the flight now: Sleep Chamber!! Doing their only show in 34 years in Tel Aviv, Israel at UTC+02. Not only is this their first show in 34 years - its their LAST SHOW ever.

   July 18 (Saturday) Mission of Burma opens for The Foo Fighters and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Fenway Park

   and of course The New England Shake-Up! September 25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their FB page

   CONTACT US AT.....misslynbgn @ yahoo.con Send us your gig listings, your news and anything else ya got!!

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