The BGN News Archive
Last year Simon Ritt released his video of the Standells' Dirty Water. It made its way around the Facebook World with loads of people sharing it. We loved it too!
In the video he verbally and visually name checks an unbelievable amount of bands and people from the Boston music scene...he also includes places, sports teams and other Boston phenomena. It's a feast for the eyes and ears of every Boston music fan! It's obvious Simon loves our music scene here….just to create and record this tribute was a true labor of love. We finally caught up with Simon and asked him some questions about the making of the video. He also gave a list of of everyone mentioned!!
And in other news.....
Congrats to The Cars getting in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. We had Ric Ocasek on the cover of our issue #27 in 1981. He already won the most coveted award then … we gave him the one and only BGN Medal of Honor. After the Cars got mega-big Ric opened up the Syncro Sound studios on Newbury Street. They recorded bands like Third Rail, Nervous Eaters (demos) New Models and Peter Dayton.Below is a photo of the cover of the issue. The two other photos are the 'paste up' versions of the BGN article. Those were the pages we gave the printer.
During the induction Elliot Easton gave a shout out to Maxine Satori of WBCN. Even in the just pre-punk era she had great taste and was a help to Aerosmith as well. JJ Rassler and Peter Greenberg of DMZ worked with Maxine.
The induction ceremony was also an occasion to remember Ben Orr. We missed the post-Cars carreer he would have had. We heard is later material and wish that was out there now. Elliot mentioned that Cleveland was Ben’s hometown.
The speeches by the band members. - https://youtu.be/ZetsKLwVfYU
Playing “Just What I Needed” - https://youtu.be/C4HTIreVNrA
Playing “My Best Friend’s Girl” - https://youtu.be/dPAdbygyNwU
Playing “You Might Think” - https://youtu.be/Cd3Gz_L0jSY
Here’s an article on Hilken Mancini in Boston Voyager
The Neighborhoods are at the Ocean Mist in RI on June 9, Tickets
Richard Mirsky of Hixx is still raising money for his next solo album. - check it out here
The Salem Wolves cover the Smithereens song “Blood and Roses” watch that video
There’s a new video of The Connection doing the song “Checking” from the new album Wishing You Success. - watch it
Here's some good shows coming up this week.....
April 16 (Monday) Furanimal, Gold Muse, Lawn Chairs (CA), Bendays at Charlie's Kitchen
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) Stars Like Ours and The Winter Project: No cover, craft beer! Cool!! 8 PM - 10 PM at the Dorchester Brewing Company (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
And further out we have.......
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
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) Taxi Driver, Neighborhood Shit, Out Live Death, Alouth, DNZL at The Midway - a 4-8PM show
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
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) Loser's Circle, K.C.U.F., Dial Drive (FL), You Scoundrel at The Midway
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) Clever Girls, Night Nurses, Dark Wing, Today Junior at O'Brien's
May 12 (Saturday) M.O.T.O., Color Killer, The Sprained Ankles, Sewer Buddies, Time Out Timmy for a 4-8PM show at the Midway
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
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 16 (Wednesday) Sean Patrick Carney (of The Scandals) with special guests Michael Kane and the Morning Afters, The Callouts, and Coffin Salesman at the Midway
May 17 (Thursday) Tsunami Bomb, Diablogato at Once
May 19 (Saturday) The Facc-tones, A Bunch of Jerks, Sugar Cones, Charlie Don't Surf at The Midway
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.
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 25 (Friday) Whore Paint, E (record release), Arch Cape at The Midway
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 3 (Sunday) The FUs, Working Poor USA, The Straight Eights, Worm at The Midway for a 4-8PM show
June 10 (Sunday) Tokyo Tramps, Jody Moore, Billy Connors Project, Club Linehan A Go Go at The Midway for a 4-8 PM show
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 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 24 (Sunday) The Adolescents, Electric Frankenstein and Duck & Cover at Brighton Music Hall
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
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 7 (Saturday) Pajama Slave Dancers (reunion) with special guests Trusty Sidekick, Grey Matter (ft. Eric Gaffney), and The Weisstronauts
July 8 (Sunday) Step 13, Genuine Rust, The Martians, Cry Havoc at the Midway for a 4-8PM show
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
July 13 (Friday) Last Ones are at Tavern at the end of the world. (Rick must be back from his Grand Tour!)
July 14 (Saturday) il Mostro, Psychic Dog, The Laces, Jim Healey for a 4-8PM show at the Midway
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
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