The BGN News Archive
The third Nor'Easter in a row put a cramp in our week. We did show up at the Midway on Friday but the show was sold out. So, no show reviews this week.
Phil ‘n Phlash did amazing work here in Boston in the early eighties. He’s now located in Chicago where he documents happenings in the city. Here's his blog page with pics. There's also lots of images on his Facebook page.
“Hey Zeus sign with Argonauta Records, promise heavy rock hellfire”…so heralds the Vanyaland headline. Hey Zeus finds an outlet in a label that is based in Italy. Ear and brain damage available now by visiting their Bandcamp page
Art & Soul is an art exhibit in Watertown with
some interesting images of rock and roll personalities. The opening
is this Friday, March 23 6PM : and they will "honor Rock ‘n
Roll historian, acclaimed author and prolific storyteller Peter Guralnick,
the exhibition features professional and emerging contemporary art,
as well as fan art, that is inspired by, pays tribute to or otherwise
celebrates musicians, bands and music culture. The exhibit features
visual art in all mediums as well as handmade instruments. The opening
reception will feature a DJ spinning hits from the musicians and bands
that inspired artwork featured in the show"
Marsman is involved in a fundraiser on Friday April 6, in Plymouth to benefit local music programs. There is going to be a Pop Up Museum by David Bieber and his legendary Archives. Tim Downie and Cha Chi Loprete will be spinning records. Theirs is beer tasting and food too. Tickets are $50.00 and $125.00. Get your tickets here!!
Here’s a few new songs we came across this week...
Today Junior’s latest song posting is “Skate Punx”. It has all the characteristics that mark them as one of the most promising and interesting groups on the scene now. It’s sort of surfy and sort of punky. The lyrics hit a long standing and always relevant generation gap problem. There is an album following soon.
The Monks of Doom who have members of Camper Van Beethoven and Counting Crows are doing what they describe as ‘mind melting psychedelia” which sounds like a good description of the music on their new video “Up From the Cane"
Death Pesos who we fell in love with at O’Briens (that sounds like a song, right there) has a new ‘single’ out on Bandcamp. We think it's an advance copy not available to all yet. It shows them progressing a bit more away from traditional ruts and playing up their quirky individuality. Nicely done. They we be playing O’Briens on Friday, April 6th, with Jessica Rabbit Syndrome, Sundrifter and Canadian Rifle. To hold you over here’s a another cut, T.W.A., from Bandcamp that shows their hammer-the riff hard rock attack.
Another group that we have run into twice this last month and have been wowed by is The Gala. – Check out their video for their latest song “Touch Me”
We like looking at music films but we are cheap too. We found that that library has some titles and with portals like Hoopla, which our library has, you don’t even have to leave the house!! They're streaming for your winter cocooning pleasure.
In Hoopla we found You Weren’t There a documentary on Chicago punk, Big Star’s Nothing Can Hurt Me, Sound City by David Grohl, T-Rex; The Marc Bolan Story, Viva Joe Strummer: The Clash and Beyond, Nick Cave: 20,000 Days on Earth, and Don’t Ask Me Questions a look at the career of Graham Parker and the Rumor. There’s plenty of more main stream titles. Check your library’s digital portal and see what you can find.
Speakign of music films - Ransom Note Productions will be filming of ‘Live at the Midway- A Rockumentary’ produced by Billy Squire (not Billy Squier) on Sunday, March 25 at 3:30 PM - 8 PM. This special matinee show will feature the music of Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band, The Hi-End, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers and Fur Purse.
Here's some good shows coming up this week.....
March 20 (Tuesday) on WMFO with Skybar! 91.5 FM. 8 PM. An interview with some of the members of Little Billy Lost & The Cocks Of The Walk, JPx, The I Want You, and Raibard! Playing music and talking about their show at The Midway Cafe on Saturday, March 24.
March 21 (Wednesday) Basilisk, Wolf Herder, SICK MINDS, and Ugly at PA's Lounge
March 22 (Thursday) Black Beach, Bike Thieves, Nest at O'Brien's
March 22 (Thursday) Crowfeeder, SkyTigers, Table Trash, the Sewer Buddies at UnchARTed, Lowell, MA FB page
March 22 (Thursday) Bystander, Oh The Humanity, Sternman, The Color Me at OPUS in Salem.
March 23 (Friday) BirdGangs, The Bruvs, The Quins, Something Sneaky at O'Brien's
March 23 (Friday) Barrence Whitfield & the Savages with Mr. Airplane Man at the Middle East!! FB page and tix link here.
March 23 (Friday) Demon's Alley, The Hi-End, Greg Allen, Otter River at Ralph's in Worcester.
March 23 (Friday) Brick By Brick, One Less Scumbag, Scars Of Deceit, Built For Battle, Maniac, LHB at Maximum Capacity Chicopee. MA- FB page
March 24 (Saturday) Nervous Eaters, The Connection, Classic Ruins at O'Brien's
March 24 (Saturday) Raibard, John Powhida International Airport, Little Billy Lost & The Cocks of The Walk and The I Want You at The Midway
March 24 (Saturday) Going Hardcore Foe The Homeless benefit with PUSH NJHC, Scars of Deceit, Burden, Years Apart, Shrink, Force Of Habit, One Less Scumbag all that at Max's Blues Cafe in brockton...FB page for directions and more info
March 24 (Saturday) See This World's CD Release Party for Sign of the Times at the Launch Pad at Norwood Space Center, also on the bill Neighborhood Shit and The Pint Killers.It's a 6-11PM show- FB page
March 24 (Saturday) Michael Kane & The Morning Afters, Reverend Dan, Pull it Together at The 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA
March 24 (Saturday) A Bunch of Jerks and Stop Calling Me Frank at The Auld Sod in Dedham, MA FB page for direction etc
March 25 (Sunday) Rebuilder, The Penske Files, Dan Web & The Spiders, Buy My Book at O'Brien's
March 25 (Sunday) Ransom Note Productions is proud to announce the filming of ‘Live at the Midway- A Rockumentary’ produced by Billy Squire. This special matinee show will feature the music of Rick Berlin and the Nickel and Dime Band, The Hi-End, Erin Harpe and the Delta Swingers and Fur Purse.
And further out we have.......
March 28 (Wednesday) The Strypes are at Brighton Music Hall
March 29 (Thursday) Loser's Circle, Crimespree, Worm, Circus Battalion, Flatlager @ PA's Lounge
March 30 (Friday) Randy Black and the Heathcroppers will be at the Tavern at the End of the World and will start @9:30.
March 30 (Friday) The Connection, Watts, Tiger Bomb, Wizzardess at The Stone Church Music Club, Newmarket, NH FB page
March 30 (Friday) Flathead Rodeo, Creepin' Cadavers, Diablogato at The 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA FB page
March 30 (Friday) When Particles Collide, OC45, The Jukebox Romantics at Fury's in Dover, NH
March 31 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers is featuring The Jonee Earthquake Band....1-4PM WMFO 91.5
March 31 (Saturday) The Von Traps, Silver Screams, Revilers and Automatic (members of Jerry's Kids/ex-DYS/Deathwish) at Koto in Salem FB page
March 31 (Saturday) MK & The Morning Afters, OC45, Jukebox Romantics, After The Blackout at The Hotel Vernon in Worcester.
April 1 (Sunday) Hidden Knives, Wired for Sound, Whoopi Sticks, & Powerslut @Zuzu
April 3 (Tuesday) Rock and Roll Trivia w/ Erin and Brett at The Sinclair (bar) starts at 8:30
April 6 (Friday) Skinny Mike's Birthday Party with M.O.T.O, Duck and Cover, Hambone Skinny, Trainwreck-Boston at Club Bohemia/at The Cantab
April 6 (Friday) Death Pesos, Jessica Rabbit Syndrome, Sundrifter and Canadian Rifle at O'Brien's
April 7 (Saturday) Catalina Shortwave, The Thigh Scrapers, Helen, The No Shows, Corner Soul at Club Bohemia/The Cantab. Hosted by Catalina Shortwave and Helen
April 11 (Wednesday) L7 are at the Paradise. They are playing with the Death Valley Girls (who played in town with Roky Ericson last September.)
April 14 (Saturday) Jittery Jack & Miss Amy Griffin with Johnny Sciascia at Atwoods - 4-6PM show
April 14 (Saturday) The F.U.'s, McGunks, Pint Killers & The Essays at Dusk in Provi RI
April 17 (Tuesday) 1476, Crimespree, Crowfeeder, John Trudeau at Koto in Salem
April 17 (Tuesday) My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult: 30th Anniversary Show at the Brighton Music Hall
April 19 (Thursday) Lessener, SICK MINDS, Taxi Driver, Fox Nüz at O'Brien's Pub
April 21 (Saturday) The McGunks, Jason Bennett and the Resistance, The Dimwits, Loser's Circle an early show 4-8:30 at The Midway
April 21 (Saturday) The Residents are at Brighton Music Hall.
April 22 (Sunday) Hardcore Stadium presents: The Unseen, American War Machine, Moose Knuckle, The Von Traps at the Middle East - this is an ALL AGES show - starts at 6PM
April 22 (Sunday) The Unseen, American War Machine, Moose Knuckle, The Von Traps at The Middle East UP- this is a 6PM show
April 22 (Sunday) Punk Night at The Hotel Vernon!! with The FU’s, Punk Band ( ex Jerry’s Kids), Working Poor USA, Braindeth and Lewd...
April 22 (Sunday) The Bush Tetras are at Cafe Nine in New Haven CT
April 25 (Wednesday) The Guilloteenagers, Houston & The Dirty Rats, Sewer Buddies, Blame It On Whitman at O'Brien's
April 27 (Friday) Bad Luck 13, Full Blown Chaos, Enrage, Grudgeholder, One Less Scumbag, LHB at Maximum Capacity Chicopee. MA FB page
April 28 (Saturday) Cranktones and DJ Easy Ed at The Midway. Early 4:00 PM Show!
April 28 (Saturday) Booze&Glory, Antagonizers ATL, Brix'n Mortar, Pint Killers at Hordcore Stadium on Bishop Allen Drive Cambridgbe 7PM - Midnight FB page
May 10 (Thursday) Maple Mars w/Corin Ashley and Richie Parsons at the tavern at the end of the world
May 10 (Thursday) Mickey Rickshaw and Buster Shuffle at Thunder Road
May 11 (Friday) OneLessScumbag, TheGreatWar, Brix'n'Mortar, Chasms at The Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill MA FB page
May 12 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters with Justine and the Unclean, The Hi-End at The Midway 8pm show
May 12 (Saturday) WEMF Night with The Stigmatics, Crunchtime, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion at PA's Lounge
May 12 (Saturday) Crimespree, Pruf, Crossthreads at The 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA
May 17 (Thursday) Tsunami Bomb, Diablogato at Once
May 19 (Saturday) A Crash Course For The Ravers 1pm to 4pm on 91.5FM Medford. featuring Simon Ritt talkin' 'bout Johnny Thunders!
May 19 (Saturday) The Knock Ups, State of the Union, The New Frustrations, The Imposers at The Midway- early show 4-8Pm
May 19 (Saturday) Celebrate Sue (Miniachello's) 50th Birthday!! at Sally O'Brien's celebrate Sue with friends and family and food and drink and cake and, of course, MUSIC! A stellar lineup of bands and special guests is in store. More details to come on that, although a few surprises will be kept under wraps. FB page for updates
May 20 (Sunday) It time again for Slimedog's 22nd Birthday Party. The line up is Kermit’s Finger, The Lost Riots, The Revilers, Uncle Spud, and Time Out Timmy. Linnea Svedka will play between sets. All that and FREE PIZZA too! Starts at 4PM.
May 20 (Sunday) The Crank-tones (Record Release), Jittery Jack and DJ Easy Ed at Great Scott this is a 2PM show start
May 20 (Sunday) The Proletariat are at Alchemy in Providence RI FB page
May 27 (Sunday) The Four Point Restraints, The Guilloteenagers, Surprise Party, American Affair (Jess & Tom of Man Trouble) at ZuZu
June 2 (Saturday) Sheer Terror, Nothing But Enemies, Brando, American War Machine at The Middle East - this is an early show 5:30-10:30
June 13 (Wednesday) doing their G.G. ALLIN 25th Death Anniversary Tour the Murder Junkies are at Cafe Nine in New Haven CT FB page
June 14 (Thursday) The Dickies (40th Year Anniversary) w/ The Queers at The MIddle East FB page for tix etc
June 16 (Saturday) GLiDER Live on Radio 91.5FM CrashCourse for the Ravers! wmfo.org stream 1-4PM
June 16 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters, Justine and the Unclean, Stop Calling Me Frank are at Thunder Road
June 16 (Saturday) GBH with Pinata Party are at The Middle East Down.
June 20 (Wednesday) Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones at Alchemy Provi RI
June 22 (Friday) Tied To A Bear, Duck &Cover, The Von Traps, Sonic Libido at Opus in Salem
June 23 (Saturday) Gene Dante And The Future Starlets, Parlour Bells, The Gala, Smitt E. Smitty and special guest DJ, Gang of One (Hugo Burnham formerly of Gang of Four) at Once - 8:15PM show time!
July 1 (Sunday) G.G. ALLIN 25th Death Anniversary show with The Murder Junkies, Smoking Triples, Jonee Earthquake, They Hate Us, Malcolm Tent at The Dutch Treat Franconia NH Here's the FB page
July 11 (Wednesday) The Goddamn Gallows, The Koffin Kats, Viva Le Vox at Alchemy in Provi, RI
July 12 (Thursday) Koffin Kats, The Goddamn Gallows, Viva Le Vox at The Middle East
August 8 (Wednesday) The Blasters come back to ONCE
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