Here In 1975 - still going strong    
Willie BGNTWO.jpg - 5.73 K Ocasac BGN.jpg - 6.12 K The Late Risers Club WMBR at MIT Nervous Eaters pIc by Denise Donahue Johnathan Richman. Oedipus - for a while he had rainbow colored dandruff.
home | interviews | photos | features |BGN issue list | reviews
links | contact us

The BGN News Archive

April 9, 2018

This week at Opus in Salem, John Keegan had the problem where he was playing in the band but covering the show. So, we have nothing on Club Linehan a Go Go which includes John, Kenne Higland, MJ Quirk, Al Hendry and Kevin Linehan. But we do have a video slideshow for the visuals and review of Evert and Thee Fightin’ Fish.
Click the photo below for the story.

Keeegan link

And in other news....

Mars Records It’s Mars Records Third Anniversary. Marsman used to have a shop on Newbury St. He relocated to Plymouth. If you go to Plymouth go to Mars Records and buy some records!! He's at 58 Main Street.

Above the Basement podcast has a two part show interviewing David Minehan. (Listen here!) The interviewers, Chuck and Ron, only know David’s history by googling him which seemed odd probably only to us who have lived through it all. They are in the band The Butler Frogs! and they recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound. So, they have experience with David on that level. They get into some interesting subjects.

David says the new Neighborhoods record is mastered. They will shop it around and then release it one way or the other this summer.

Thrifties Thrifty’s Second Hand Stuff in Manchester, NH is closing. This place is full of instruments and plenty of vinyl. The prices are going to get cheaper every week until the final close on May 31. They have plans for the future at maybe a smaller place but scoop up the cheap stuff now while you can! They are at 1015 Candia Road Unit B.

Somebody stole Captain Sensible’s guitar! Read the story on Birmingham Mail. Well we know it wasn't Steve Jones, coz he doesn't do that anymore.

James Sullivan wrote up a nice piece on the Boys From Nowhere for the Globe on Thursday. You can read it here.

The Graneros have a new 5 E.P. release called “The Bull” ‘65. Seeing them live last February we got to love what they were doing. It’s often Matt’s voice that draws you in. They will put a song through tempo and volume changes to shake things up. The first song on the EP “Away She Goes” is representative. Check it out here.

Andrea Gillis Andrea Gillis, she of the amazing voice, has finished her new album. It was financed through PledgeMusic so those lucky people have that album now…and that would be us. It’s a genre jumping effort. Andrea puts her voice on top of fuzzed out guitars or slow graceful soul backdrops. She takes on “Jump Into the Fire” for six and half minutes. We can’t see the title but maybe that will be announced with the general release of the album.

Synopsis: "In 1970s London, a teenage boy who is into punk music gets involved with a tourist who wants to escape from her tour group and explore the dangerous suburb of Croydon." Check out the trailer here.

Joanie Lindstrom hit the road again this time to Florida, seeing Naples, St Petersburg and Vera Beach. The beaches, the sunsets, the record stores and donuts: we have it all right here.

Punk in the movies doesn’t work out most of the time. Now, there is a new movie called How To Talk to Girls at Parties. From the trailer it looks like they milk 1970’s era Punks looks and attitude for the laughs. The plot is Punk meets Aliens. It’s based on a short story by Neil Gaiman. Nicole Kidman is in the film but looks like not in a main role. The Trailer is below.

Here's some good shows coming up this week.....

FU's April 9 (Monday) The Sewer Buddies, Threat Level Burgundy, Nick & the Adversaries at Charlie's Kitchen

April 10 (Tuesday) Chris Brokaw Rock Band & Shepherdess at Atwoods 8-midnight

April 10 (Tuesday) Courters, Electric Street Queens, and Totaled at O'Brien's Pub

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 11 (Wednesday) Today Junior, Bruvs, The Furniture, Dutch Tulips, C8music at Once

April 13 (Friday) Abraskadabra, Threat Level Burgundy, The New Limits, Hospital Beds at O'Brien's Pub

April 13 (Friday) The Devils Twins, Julie Rhodes, Diablogato at Opus in Salem

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 14 (Saturday) It's a Marathon Weekend Mess Around Matinee with Justine Covault, Tom Baker, Jay Allen, and special guests Lee Harrington and Mike Gent (Mike Gent and The Rapid Shave and of course The Figgs and The Gentlemen) It all happens at The Plough and Stars from 4-6PM

Surf 4 U April 14 (Saturday) Tiger Bomb, Muck &The Mires, Crunchtime at the Bayside Bowl Portland, ME

And further out we have.......

April 16 (Monday) Furanimal, Gold Muse, Lawn Chairs (CA), Bendays at Charlie's Kitchen

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 20 (Friday) Willie Loco Alexander will be in Somerville at Third Life Studio (Union Square), playing their grand piano & singing with Mark Chenevert. Randy Black is opening.

April 20 (Friday) The Black Souls, Shiny Beasts, Jiblantos at Tavern End Of World

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 Bush Tetras (their FB page) are at the Middle East Up - early 6:30 show. They are touring to promote their new record! Get tix here.

Von Traps April 21 (Saturday) Stars Like Ours and The Winter Project: No cover, craft beer! Cool!! 8 PM - 10 PM at the Dorchester Brewing Comp[any (FB page for directions etc )

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) Spanish Love Songs, Rebuilder, Oh The Humanity! at O'Brien's Pub

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 23 (Monday) Game Night for Girls Rock Campaign Boston! at The Aeronaut Brewing Company This is a fundraiser for Girls Rock so there is a sliding scale suggested donation of $10-$15. Bring our own games to share and food if you want to eat! 6-9PM FB page

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

Salem Wolves April 28 (Saturday) Cranktones and DJ Easy Ed at The Midway. Early 4:00 PM Show!

April 28 (Saturday) Salem Wolves, Mercy Union, The Offseason at O'Brien's Pub

April 28 (Saturday) Booze&Glory, Antagonizers ATL, Brix'n Mortar, Pint Killers at Hardcore Stadium on Bishop Allen Drive Cambridge 7PM - Midnight FB page

April 28 (Saturday) Shrink Ray, Yes, Commander, The Big Lonesome and Courters at The Midway

April 28 & 29 (Sat & Sun) The 4th Annual East Coast Block Party in Salem NH- loads of great bands like Highway Chapel, ,Tried & True, Cloater, The Stigmatics, Drunken Uncle Inc, Seismis Pulse and that's just day 1!! Check out the FB pages for more info and directions FB Day 1 FB day 2

April 30 (Monday) Loser's Circle, NO HANDS, Secret Spirit, DNZL at Charlie' s Kitchen

May 1(Saturday) Rock and Roll Trivia w/ Erin and Brett at The Sinclair (FB page)

May 5 (Saturday) Kal Marks, Black Beach, Rong, Pleaser at O'Brien's Pub

May 6 (Sunday) The Dirty Truckers take over Atwoods 4-6PM

May 6 (Sunday) Kelly Davidson's Rock Parents #7 Photo Show at Once 5-9PM with music by John Powhida International Airport, The One Smith and Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys. FREE! FB page

Punk show May 9 (Wednesday) Hoods, Death Before Dishonor, Set Your Anchor, Scars of Deceit and Distressor! at Hardcore Stadium (Bishop Allen Dr Central Sq) 7PM!

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) Pale Monsters, Stars Like Ours, Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections, Dana Osterling of CIVIC at O'Brien's Pub

May 11 (Friday) One Less Scumbag, The Great War, Brix'n'Mortar, Chasms at The Chit Chat Lounge in Haverhill MA FB page

May 12 (Saturday) Roy Sludge at Atwood's, early 4PM Show

May 12 (Saturday) The Nervous Eaters with Justine and the Unclean, The Gala, The Hi-End at The Midway 8pm show

May 12 (Saturday) WEMF Night with The Stigmatics, Crunchtime at PA's Lounge

May 12 (Saturday) Stray Bullets, Coffin Salesman, Girth Control, DNZL at Club Boho/Cantab

May 12 (Saturday) Crimespree, Pruf, Crossthreads at The 13th Floor Music Lounge in Florence, MA

Today Junior May 13 (Sunday) Ski Bunny, Happy Little Clouds, Yes Commander at The Dark Horse Public House in Somerville

May 13 (Sunday) Buster Shuffle,Mickey Rickshaw,The Pourmen,Threat Level Burgundy at Alchemy in Provi, RI - 7-11PM

May 14 (Monday) Salem Wolves w/the Very Reverend, LE Yikes, SURF CLUB, the Maxims at Charlie's Kitchen

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) Kingsley Flood, Glenn Yoder & The Western States, Andrea Gillis at Once - music starts at 8PM

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.

WFMO 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) Red Hare, Sweet Jesus (Last Show), Holy Hands, Silver Screams are at AS220 in Provi, RI FB page

May 20 (Sunday) The Proletariat are at Alchemy in Providence RI FB page This show is FREE and All Ages.

May 24 (Thursday) Thrust Club with Dump Him & Sapling at Once

May 27 (Sunday) The Four Point Restraints, The Guilloteenagers, Surprise Party, American Affairal (Jess & Tom of Man Trouble) at ZuZu

June 2 (Saturday) The Black Souls, Crunchtime & Guests, do a Midway Cafe Matinee 4-8PM

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

Gene Dante June 16 (Saturday) GLiDER Live on Radio 91.5FM CrashCourse for the Ravers! 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 17 (Sunday) Micah Schnabel, Live Nude Girls, Olde Boy, Amy Griffin at O'Brien's Pub

June 20 (Wednesday) Reverend Horton Heat, Big Sandy, Lara Hope & The Ark-Tones at Alchemy Provi RI

June 22 (Friday) Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Pop Gun, Muck and The Mires and 138 at KOTO in Salem

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!

June 23 (Saturday) Mr. Airpane Man, GLiDER, Andy California, Shiny Beast, Thigh Scrapers at Club Boho/The Cantab

June 29 (Friday) Nervous Eaters, The Gamma Goochies, Euphemia at Geno's in Portland, ME

June 30 (Saturday) Goddamn Draculas, Jason Bennett and The Resistance, Art Thieves at Middle east Up 6:30 PM show

GG allin 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

August 8 (Wednesday) Agent Orange, Fea, and more at Ralph's Diner in Worcester

September 9 (Sunday) Slim Cessna's Auto Club and Kid Congo Powers at Once - music starts at 8:30

CONTACT US Send us your gig listings, your news and anything else ya got!! You want your CD reviewed?? Contact us for that too.


home | interviews | photos | features |BGN issue list | reviews
links | contact us

Copyright © 2016 Paul Lovell. All rights reserved.