The BGN News Archive
July 13, 2015
Marie, Brian, Blowfish, Miss Lyn
On my way to the Middle East this past Thursday I detoured to TT's and pick
up a few tickets for their closing week shows.
The final day, July 25th, with Scruffy the Cat was sold out. But I was
able to get some other tickets. The window for getting tickets for TT's final
week is short since everyone wants to be there. Rumor has it that there's a
good percentage of tickets being held for walk ups the night of the shows…but
that's a rumor.
Zip Tie Handcuffs
At The Middle East was a show put on by Illegally
Blind and they tend to have interesting groups. Zip Tie Handcuffs
was in the lineup. I can see why they won the Rumble this year - they are exciting.
One huge plus is the drummer; he's a madman. He sounds like he has a Keith Moon
sized drum set when in fact he just has a few drums. He flails his arms in a
whirlwind and puts out a thundering rumble. Also, the bass player is a busy
player and between the two it sounds like subway cars running through your head.
Zip Tie Handcuffs
The songs are in the three minute range. One of their signature moves is to
sing in a falsetto in the choruses- all three band members simultaneously. Last
time I heard that was - never. It's such a daring move; it can't stop thinking
of it. Genius! They had a lot of other interesting tricks to vary things up.
They know what they're doing. I really want to catch these guys again.
Other bands in the line up that night were Kal
Midriffs and the headliners Meatbodies, who are from LA and
are getting attention from Pitchfork.
Miss Lyn and Blowie
Saturday we brought the BGN to the airwaves on Brian Young's
A Crash Course for the Ravers on WMFO. We were
there once before and it was even more fun this time. We got to introduce
John Keegan who was standing on chairs and crouching under desks to get
new angles for his photos. We went over
our evening at the Rat Room reception, TT's upcoming Blowout gigs, our upcoming
interview with David Minehan, Billy Borgioli memories and upcoming
memorial show, The Monsieurs, Endation and other things about the current
scene. We played a few related songs and a few new groups like The
Offseason. We know Nancy Neon and Cal Cali were listening
because Nancy posted on Facebook and Cal phoned in. It was lots of fun and we
hope to listen to the archived version as soon as it 's available.
Brian Young on Crash Course for the Ravers
Brian keeps everything loose and makes you feel at home in the studio environment.
He has guests that we care about like Richie Parsons two weeks ago. He
did a Billy Borgioli tribute last week. This week the whole beginning
of the show was a tribute to his father who died earlier in the week. Brian
did the show almost for therapy. Our condolences go out to him and his family.
In other news.....
The Bridgands posted a new song in demo form. Its more of the
punk we love from them. Give
it a listen here.
Zip Tie Handcuffs
You would never know it from our site but U2 had a multi night stint
at the TD Garden. It was more our speed when we saw them in 1980 at the
Paradise at their first US show. No question - it was was one of the most memorable
shows ever. In this months issue of Boston Magazine PhilnPlash
writes about seeing U2 at that very show in 1980 and he has a photo from
that show on the page as well.
You can purchase Cheryl Egan-Donovan's Real Kids documentary
All Kindsa Girls on her wesbite Controversy
Films now!! Our suggestion act fast. It's $19.99 and worth every
penny! Go here to order it...now.
Here are some shows that are happening this week....
July 14 (Tuesday) - WHAT a great show this
will be The Rezillos with Petty Morals and Casanovas in Heat
at Johnny D's. And the Rezillos have a new full length CD out. There
will be a CD and a limited edition vinyl album available at the shows !! Get
July 16 (Thursday) Wolf's Farewell to TT's
Party (also his 22nd Bastille Day A go-go) and what a show this will be!! with
the Legendary Vudu Krewe & special guests Jenny (Dee) DAngora,
John Powhida, Amber Casares, Asa Brebner, Kevin Connelly, Jittery Jack, Anthony
Kaczynski (Fireking), Michelle Paulus (Dents), Ramona Silver and more! Music
start at 7:30 folks so dont arrive late. In fact the music is mostly 7:30 -
July 16 (Thursday) Ten Foot Polecats,
Tsunami of Sound and Sprained Ankles are at Johnny D's.
July 17 (Friday) at TT's for their
final blowout week: The Upper Crust, Last Stand, Stop Calling Me Frank, The
Bristols, Reid Paley and Pooka Stew
July 17 (Friday) at Club Bohemia
- Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, Caged Heat, and the Black Souls.
July 17 (Friday) There's an Illegally
Blind show at The Middle East with Pile, Creaturos, Vundabar,
Ian and Milk.
July 17 (Friday) at Sally O Brien's
- Richie Parsons, Aca Brebner and The Trick Wallace Trio
July 17 (Friday) at The Midway -
The Dirty Truckers, A Bunch of Jerks, The Dents and Jay Allen &
July 17 (Friday) The Brigands are
putting on a Wounded Warriors "Garage Night" Benefit at Spotlight
Tavern in Beverly, MA. Here's who's on the bill and the music starts at
9PM: Pop Gun, Corolla DeVille, The Brigands, The Flying A-Holes and Gary
July 17 (Friday) And up in Salem at The
Spotlight Tavern Pop Gun is putting on a Wounded Warriors benefit. Also
on the bill Corolla Deville, The Brigands, The Flyin' A's and Gary
Shane FB event
July 18 (Saturday) Roy Sludge Trio
is doing an early show (6PM) at Sally O'Brien's. Perfect for dinner and
July 18 (Saturday) Mission of Burma
opens for The Foo Fighters and the Mighty Mighty Bosstones at
July 19 (Sunday) TT's Final Blowout:
The Daily Pravda, Bearstronaut, Animal Talk, Spirit Kid, The Luxury Paddy Saul
up after this week we have.......
July 20 (Monday) The Detroit Cobras
and Fireking are at Great Scott -
Get your tix here.
July 20 (Monday) TT's Final Blowout:
Mike The Considerate & The Interns, TT's Staff House Band!, Mary Lou Lord
(with Annabelle Lord-Patey), Jules Verdone, and Matt &
The Lower Standards
July 21 (Tuesday) TT's Final Blowout:
Runner & The Thermodynamics, Thalia ZedekBand, The Dazies, Evan Dando, Willy
and doing an accoustis set: The GrownupNoise
July 22 (Wednesday) TT's Final Blowout: The
Lights Out, Ad Frank & The Fast Easy Women, Parlour Bells, Francine and
Cujo (featuring Jen Trynin)
July 22 (Wednesday) Jaz Coleman
founding member of Killing Joke is doing a Spoken Word performance at
The Middle East Down. its al about his new book: "Letters from Cythera".
Jaz will delve into his many experiences that have influenced his philosophical
outlook on life and also discuss, Supersynthesis, a principle which has facilitated
his many accomplishments including acting, conducting, singing, composing, geometry,
architecture, and occult history. Tix
available here. This one will be different, there's seating and VIP seating
tix for this show.
July 22 (Wednesday) up North in Portland
ME at The Space Gallery (538 Congress St, Portland, Maine 04101) are
Kid Congo Powers & the Pink Monkey Birds with Tiger Bomb and
Cheerwine Here's the FB
page for this one.
July 23 (Thursday) TT's Final
Blowout: Harris, Emergency Music, Vic Firecracker, Orbit, Field Nurse
(featuring TT's bartender John) and Atomic Spectra - music starts at
7:30 this night
July 24 (Friday) WOW! check this out: Bim
Skala Bim and the Pajama Slave Dancers are at The Middle East
Down along with Brunt Of It, Zeme Libre and The Porter Squares
July 24 (Friday) at The Midway - BrownBoot,
Barbusters and Hambone Skinny
July 24 (Friday) TT's Final Blowout: The Dogmatics,
The Neighborhoods, Howie & The Scrapes, Martin & Morrell and Bleu
(members of The Neats & Del Fuegos)
July 25 (Saturday) A Crash Course For
The Ravers is featuring Ajda The Turkish Queen! That WMFO 91.5 from
1PM - 4PM.
July 25 (Saturday) The final day of TT
's Final Blowout...Scruffy The Cat, O Positive, Randy Black & The
Heathcroppers with Willie Loco Alexander.
July 25 (Saturday) Muck & The Mires,
The Nervous Eaters and Richie Parsons are at The Midway
(FB event page)
July 25 (Saturday) The Shambolics, Greg
Allen's Fringe Religion, Jay Berndt & The Orphans are at Sally O'Brien's
July 26 (Sunday) a Matinee Show at the
Middle East Up - 1PM doors with Band Without Hands, The Knock Ups,
Radio Compass, and Happy Little Clouds
July 26 (Sunday) Screeching Weasel,
plus The Queers and The Mr. T. Experience are at The Royale.
get tix here. This is a 6PM show!!
July 26 (Sunday) Matinee show at The
Middle East Up with Band Without Hands, The Knock Ups, Radio Compass,
Happy Little Clouds. Doors are a 1PM
July 30 (Thursday) There's a mega hardcore
show at Cuisine en Locale with Power Trip, Foreseen, Boston Strangler,
Peacebreakers, Freedom, Fury, Red Death, Intent, CIAC and Take Control.
Music starts at 6:30 SHARP doors are at 6.
July 30 (Thursday) at O'Brien's in Allston
- Death Waltz '76 last show along with PowerSlut, Catching Moons
and Sleep Crimes Doom Trio (instrumental set)
July 30 (Thursday) X, with all original
members, are at The Sinclair Tix
July 31 (Friday) THE DAMNED: Dont
You Wish That We Were Dead documentary is FINALLY playing in Boston!!
It's at the Regent Theater at 7:30. You can buy
tix here. Watch the
August 1 (Saturday)
Tiger Bomb is on Crash Course for the Ravers on WMFO 91.5FM from
August 1 (Saturday)
Later Tiger Bomb is at Club Bohemia
at the Cantab along with Hambone Skinny featuring Mr & Ms Skinny
Jay Allen and The Archcriminals and The Sprained Ankles (FB
August 1 (Saturday)
The Static Dynamic, The Wrong Shapes, Hope & the Husbands and Alchemilla
at The Middle east (FB
page for upcoming updates)
August 2 (Sunday)
A Punk Show at Koto with USA Waste (ex A Global Threat), Adults,
The Earbleeds, Gravel and Farce!
August 3 & 4 (Monday
and Tuesday) Darkbuster
returns!! at The Sinclair. Well, no tix available anymore congrats
to Darkbuster for two night of sold out shows!!!c
August 3 (Monday)
Tsunami of Sound and The Vista Cruisers are at Opus Underground,
August 5 (Wednesday)
remember the awesome band Wall of Voodoo? Well leading singer Stan
Ridgeway will be at Johnny D's doing is current solo act. Tix
here ....FB Event
page here. The San Francisco Chronicle said, "He conjures "Burroughs,
Bukowski and Brecht," while LA Weekly has called him "the Nathaniel
West of rock."
August 5 (Wednesday)
at O'Brien's you'll find Howlo, The Radium Girls, Weather Weapon
August 6-8 (Thursday - Saturday) Boston
Fuzzstival 2015 is at The Middle East Down. The Fuzztival highlights
"the best bands in the region that make psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock"
and its goal is "to build bridges within the local music community."
Stay tuned for the lineup and more info keep checking their FB
August 8 (Saturday) - Head over to Store
54 to help Bob Colby celebrate his birthday (two days early) with
The Rationales and My Own Worst Enemy!
August 8 (Saturday) - The Bush Tetras
and headlining at The Sinclair and also on the bill are E, Gene Dante
& The Future Starlets and DJ Gang of One (Gang of Four's Hugo Burnham)
get tix here.
August 8 (Saturday) The Memphis Rockabilly
Band are doing an early show at Johnny D's (FB
August 9 (Sunday) The Billy Borgioli
Tribute Show will be held on this day at Cuisine en Locale starting at 2PM.
Please stay tuned for updates on this.
August 14 (Friday)
at The Midway are The Connection, The Above, Fireking & Special
guest to be announced...watch for updates on the FB
August 16 (Sunday)
Barrence Whitfield playing a SOLO show is at the Salem Jazz Festival
at Salem Willows. Ninth-annual Salem Jazz and Soul Festival a FREE, two-day
music festival featuring 10 bands, a kids tent, Salem Five Bank music-education
tent, more than 40 artisan vendors and a 21-plus Ipswich Ale Brewery beer garden.
Here's the FB event
page AND ITs FREE!!!
August 29 (Saturday) Crash Course for
the Ravers on WMFO 91.5FM from 1-4PM has the Ten Foot Polecats on....
August 22 (Saturday) Memphis Rockabilly
Band is at the Marshfield Fair. check
out the particulars here
August 28 (Friday) Sidewalk Driver,
Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, Ruby Rose Fox and The Lights Out
are at The Sinclair.
August 29 (Saturday) The Ten Foot Polecats
are gonna be on A Crash Course for the Ravers with Brian Young
and Mike Stewart on WMFO 91.5 - that's 1PM- 4PM.
August 31 (Monday) The Fake Boys, Petty
Morals, BDSX, Spectre Hawk and The broken glass kids at Opus Underground
Marie Michele - Crash Course
and of course The New England Shake-Up! September
25,26,27 2015! Keep yourself updated at their
September 3 (Thursday) Wormwood
(mem of Doomriders), Mountain God (NY), Conclave (ex Warhorse),
and Livver are at Obriens
September 12 (Saturday) Amy Prohaska has
Barrence Whitfield and the Savages listed as playing at the Brighton
Music Hall. I dont see it on the BMH website but Amy knows more than I do
September 17 (Thursday) at
The Oberon this should be an amazing experience. Endation has out together a
special show "The Chimera" explores musical and artistic dichotomies.
Act I features the raw, intense, melodic force of two-piece Endation
accompanied by movement and dance. Act II brings the audience into the dreamy,
experimental world of Bent Knee as visual artists create pieces inspired
by the band in real time. The Chimera invites the audience to seek their own
interpretations in the disparate pieces that form one singular evening of performance.
Buy tix here.
Get more info on the FB
September 18 (Friday) Livver, Tenafly Vipers,
Dead Cats Dead Rats and Profit Margin are at Koto in Salem,
September 19 (Saturday) Pop Gun
along with Fireking, Classic Ruins and 138 are at Koto in
CONTACT US AT.....misslynbgn @ yahoo.con Send us your gig listings, your news
and anything else ya got!!
Miss Lyn and Blowfish
Brian Young who is Crash Course for the Ravers
Miss Lyn, Blowie,Marie and Brian