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August 1, 2022

Leandra Kelly
Gobshites at the Plymouth Punk Rock Market

We caught the Plymouth Punk Rock Market on Saturday 7/30, at the Mayflower Brewery. There’s never enough punk events down the South Shore!

There were a good amount of customers moving around a dozen vendor tents, a food truck, a band playing, and more vendors inside the Mayflower Brewery loading dock. And we could see thirsty customers going in and out of the Brewery which was a good way to cool of and take a break.

The Gobshites played and there were a few record vendors…we didn’t see CD’s for sale…which again shows the popularity of vinyl. One place had a GG Allan 45 for sale. Price was $12.00 , but a Angry Young Bees’ 45 was going for $28.00. Portland Distro from Portland, ME had a table. They had shirts and LP’s. They had two Bad Brains LP’s. These were new pressings of the albums. Wild Planet had a table and area with full on B 52’s style.

G.G.Allin hats?

G.G. Allin 45

Plasmatics flower pot

Other items we saw were "Don’t Talk To Me" hats and shirts - is that from the GG Allin song? ... flower pots with Wendy O. Williams and Aladdin Sane pics ....tons of Goth and Halloween related items ... goth pot holders and skull shaped soap dispensers. All the vendors were excellent! The quality of all the items was high, nothing amateurish here.

We met Leandra Kelly, who organized the Market. Check out her Etsy shop My Rock'n'Roll Baby (cool handmade accessories and housewares) she even has Safety Pin Earrings!! She plans to make the Plymouth Punk Rock Market a regular thing - hopefully even monthly!!

Wild Panet - B 52s style

Punk Rock in Plymouth

Many of the customers were not only buying punk items but wearing them and there was lots of blue and purple hair. It's so great to see the South Shore punk community come out for this. You could see that forty five years after its banner year of 1977, punk is still not only a form of music or fashion but a way of thinking and a lifestyle. People say "Punk Is Dead" ... but that's not true, not even close!!

John Keegan hit the Rockwell for Frankie & the Witch Fingers. They formed in Indiana in 2013 but now are operating out of LA. Nikki Pickle from Death Valley Girls plays bass. Even though they have seven albums out they're not well known around here. That should change now because John describes a night of deep psych music!!

Click the photo link for the full review.

Frankie and the Withc Fingers

Also this Saturday (Aug 6) is the rescheduled New Years show with Four Point Restraints, Time and Place, and Haley Day at the Canadian American Club in Watertown. After the bands play DJ Greg Zapata Allston Rok CIty show sets up the booth and there will be dancing past midnight! and it's Free entry and snacks, and cheap drinks all night. This occasion is also to celebrate Will Barry of Four Point Restraints who is leaving Boston for South Carolina.

Reclaim Rock City Community Fair is this Saturday August 6th– Live Music, Sports, Games, Freebies, History, Live Poetry, and It's FREE!!! at Ringer Park Allston, 12-6PM Bands: Pink Navel, Tiny Deserts, Alexander, Really Great, Puppy Problems and Kind Being. More Info on Ringer Park Facebook page

For all us O Positive fans!! Dave Herlihy, lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the legendary Boston band, came up with more than forty songs during the pandemic…and then he got busy with his friends in the studio. Lunch Records will release Dave’s 5 song EP, Postcards From Kindergarten (Volume 1) this summer. Friday, September 16 Dave will be at the Burren doing a solo set from Dave, and a finale with a full band.

We're warning you now...get your tickets: September 8, 2022 (Thursday) GUTTERMOUTH, The F.U.'s, Wimpy Rutherford of The Queers, Baabes - FB page.

Skullfest Appropriately, because of their legacy - The F.U.'s are at some pretty excellent "fests" - SkullFest 12 in Pittsburgh, PA August 18-21 - They are on Friday Aug 19 along with The Adolescents, Delco MF's, No Time, Silence, Hajj. And .. Rebellion Festival 2023 in Blackpool (UK), August 2-6, 2023 along with (so far) The Only Ones, The Dickies, Bad Manners, HR-Bad brains, DRI, FU’s, Toxic Reasons.

The Midway got some attention from Vanyaland. It’s nice to see them get appreciated. They talk about Heather Timmons who used to do the sound but now does the booking with her TinyOak Bookings. She was also responsible for keeping those live feed concerts going during Covid. She is a marvel!! The article in Vanyaland


Dredd Foole Forced Exposure is releasing the Dredd Foole & the Din album Songs in Heat 1982. It's early recording by Dredd Foole (Dan Ireton) with Mission of Burma as his band. That should get the fans motivated.

It includes the a single released back in the day which has “So Tough.” Listen to that on YouTube and you can hear the MOB sounding a lot like The Velvet Underground. Other cuts are a cover of “Sister Ray,” “When I Was Young” by Eric Burden and “Final Solution” by Pere Ubu. The rest of it is a Channel gig from 8/9/1982.

More on the release, some samples of the songs, and preordering (release date is 8/5/22) at the Forced Exposure website


Black Motel

Motel Black has a video of their song "Humor Balance" from their album of the same name. It’s been a while since we had a real moody band like this. The video casts a spell by mainly being just black and red.

The video and the album are something to dig into when you are in a contemplative mood.

The Damned Movie

The Damned just came out with a movie/album titled A Night of a Thousand Vampires. It's the 2019 show at the Palladium Theater celebrating their 40th Anniversary and the departure of long time drummer Pinch. Everybody, band and audience, are in vampire gear. Dave Vanian finally gets his wish as he goes from Dracula to Nosferatu. It’s all very theatrical with fire-eaters and trapeze artists.

The trailer shows a lot of that. The list of songs in the film can be seen on the Horror Cult Films site. The list of songs in the album can be seen at Amazon

Hansen interview

Charles Hansen gets to talk about his amazing double album Pop ‘n’ Rock Music ’22 on a zoom interview by Power Popaholic. They ask – will he play the whole thing live? It looks like no, but we think it will happen someday.

Flight Attendant

Flight Attendant from Nashville (the drummer is a Bostonian) has a combination of disparate influences; they say they are a Psychedelic Space Rock Band.

The video for “Crybaby” starts off with low volume but the creepiness is there from the first image. That creepiness continues and the volume goes up at the one minute mark. It’s very over the top and campy…in an enjoyable way. You got to admire the way the singer delivers the lyrics. The song is an earworm if you listen a few times.

Flight Attendant will have a full length album out September 30.


Ron’s Late Risers Show this Monday 8/1 10am on WMBR 88.1 FM will include a live set by Cheater Slicks from a Pipeline broadcast of 1992.

Tim Kelly, one of our fave LRC DJ’s from a few years back has been doing some fill in shows. The one from last Tuesday included a set in memory of Tom Lane. Tim’s got some choice older songs and he always has the ear for new songs like The Helicopters “I Ain’t No Miracle Worker”, Mickey Erg’s “Almost Like Judy Sill” among others.

To hear the shows go to the WMBR archive page and click the appropriate day.


This week Blowing Smoke with Twisted Rico talks to Brad Hallen who is now playing with The Nervous Eaters.

Brad has been playing in bands since the sixties. He answered an ad in the Phoenix and became the bass player for Pastiche!

He moved on to Primary Colors, Adventure Set, Ministry, The Outlets, The Buddy System and The Joneses. He also played with the Eaters in the 80s. He’s recorded with Iggy Pop, Elliot Easton, and Aimee Mann among others. There’s so much more too. What an interesting career Brad has had.


dropbear is a new Boston group for us. They have a new album out called Spiralized. They describe themselves as "nugaze." To us they don’t sound like anyone else playing around town. It’s a heavy noisy group sound. It really delivers on a song like “Not the First, Never the Last”. There’s a lot of power in that song. The lyrics are so general; it’s hard to know exactly what they are singing about.

Salem Wolves released a recording of their live show at Once at Boynton Yards done a year ago (7/31/21). Live at Once has 9 cuts. The group is solid and all the songs are hard driving. There’s a lot of songs we like off this: “Titanium”, “Turn to Gold”, “Hostile Music” and “Never Die”.

“Titanium” has a slow beginning and the line, “I’ve had a nose bleed for days” that sticks in our head.

We’re going to leave you with “Turn to Gold” because it’s got so much power and energy and we love that short repetitive bass riff at the beginning.

All proceeds from the sale of this album goes toward the National Network of Abortion Funds. Bandcamp page:

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

Charlie's Kitchen August 1, 2022 (Monday) Perfectly Lethal, Dropbear, *Special Guest TBA* at Charlie's Kitchen

August 2, 2022 (Tuesday) The Legendary Cazbats, GLiDER, The Golly Geewillikers at The Jungle - FB page.

August 3, 2022 (Wednesday)  Jasmyn, Linnea's Garden, Junior Classics, Daphne Blue Underworldat O'Brien's

August 4, 2022 (Thursday) Deprogrammer Cult, Duck & Cover, C.O.B. , Give Up! at Sammy’s Patio in Revere. Facebook page

August 5, 2022 (Friday) It doesn’t get more summery than this: Tsunami of Sound opens for the film Five Summer Stories (which has been called “the finest surf movie ever made”) at the Regent Theatre in Arlington on this Friday 7:30pm. Tickets

August 5, 2022 (Friday) Brunt of It, Stray Bullets, Joystick, Jerry's Got Jokes at The Midway

August 5, 2022 (Friday) Sunshine Riot, Amy Mantis, Your Friends in Hell and Glowbox at The Square Root - Facebook page

Duck and Cover August 6, 2022 (Saturday) Reclaim Rock City Community Fair – Live Music, Sports, Games, Freebies, History, Live Poetry, and It's FREE!!! at Ringer Park Allston, 12-6PM Bands: Pink Navel, Tiny Deserts, Alexander, Really Great, Puppy Problems and Kind Being. More Info on Ringer Park Facebook page

August 6, 2022 (Saturday) Four Point Restraints, Time and Place, Haley Day at The Canadian American Club in Waltham. FB page.

August 6, 2022 (Saturday) The Very, Crow Follow, and Captain Vampire at The Square Root - Come celebrate Crow Follow's new Video Drop!!

August 6, 2022 (Saturday) Mint Green, FLKL, Dutch Tulips at Faces Brewing Co. Malden. FB page.

August 6, 2022 (Saturday) Wargraves, Brix’n Mortar, The Graniteers, Chasms at The Shaksheen Pub in Manchester, NH. FB page

August 7, 2022 (Sunday) The Pint Killers, Vansaders, Dave Strong at The Midway 7PM show.

Rock Show at Midway August 7, 2022 (Sunday) Scurvy Dog Parking Lot Mega-Show - it's FREE and it starts at 2PM with Knickerbocker5 ... then Greg Allen’s Fringe Religion, Epochsis, Bug Bites,We Own Land, Grip Bite, Public Nature, Sasquatch and his Full Moon Boys, Killer Kin, the Doosh Bags and Tall Teenagers (9:30pm). FB page.

August 11, 2022 (Thursday) Salem Wolves, Michael Kane & The Morning Afters at Notch Brighton- Free Admission but they will be collecting non-perishable food donations at the door -Show times 7-11 pm

August 11, 2022 (Thursday) The Nervous Eaters are at the Music Room Gallery & Wine Bar in West Yarmouth.

August 12, 2022 (Friday) Today Junior, FEEP, Falcon Brunch at The Middle East Up.

August 12, 2022 (Friday) La Armada (R.D./Chicago), Zeta (Venezuela), Neighborhood Shit, Sick Minds, Born from Demise, Hard Target at Sammy's Patio Revere Beach. FB page. 7PM.

August 12, 2022 (Friday) Radio Compass, Diablogato, Bird Language at Faces Brewery Malden

August 13, 2022 (Saturday) Summer Shimmer at Once @ Boynton Yards - a full day and night of glam rock and glitter! This Outdoor Festival has it all! Come out and support your local musicians and vendors. There will be food, bar, live music, PLUS Glam Karaoke with The People's Karaoke and a costume contest Glampionship with trophies for the glammiest of them all.” also 8 local bands including Gene Dante & The Future Starlets, The Jacklights, Sapling, Linnea’s Garden, Weakened Friends, Happy Little Clouds and The Pom Poms...this is an all day event with vendors etc- FB page.

Goth Show August 13, 2022 (Saturday) Vampire Lounge - Goth Night at The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem with DJ Kuro! FB page.

August 14, 2022 (Sunday) Murdoch, Men and Volts, Meaghan Casey and the Latchkey Boys, Tyler Bejoian - Midway Matinee Starts at 3PM.

August 15, 2022 (Monday) Time and Place, Shepards, Pink Slip at Charlie's Kitchen

August 15, 2022 (Monday) Michael Kane, Matt Demello, Ken Bousquet at The Midway

August 19, 2022 (Friday) Messer Chups, The Devils Twins, Damnation at Askew Provi, RI

August 20, 2022 (Saturday) Three Hour Tour! with SCMF, The Dogmatics, and Barrence Whitfield on a boat! 21+ $30. Boarding starts 3:30, departure at 4:00 from Rowes Wharf FB page.

August 20, 2022 (Saturday) The Fleshtones, GLiDER, & Tiger Bomb w/ Emcee DJ Brian Young - The Magic Room - FB page.

Voices of Addition August 21, 2022 (Sunday) Voice Of Addiction, Brix'N Mortar, Blame it on Whitman, Color Killer - 3PM matinee at The Midway

August 21, 2022 (Sunday) Presidential Disgrace (Bangor), Butch Baby (MA), Septic Approval, East End Redemption, Skum City (nyc) for an afternoon show at Sun Tiki Studios, Portland, ME- Starts at 5 and is only $7!! FB page.

August 26, 2022 (Friday) Bone Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! 3 days of music! The Guilloteenagers, Blood Built Empire, Lesser Glow, and Worshipper. FB event page is here.

August 26, 2022 (Friday) Kepi Ghoulie + Friends, Bad Idea USA, Adult Learners at Faces Brewing Co. Malden. FB page.

August 26, 2022 (Friday) Hambone Skinny at The Shaskeen Pub, Manchester, NH.

August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Morse-Kelley Playground a couple blocks from the Armory. line up to be announced.

August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Phantom Ocean, Orbiter, Minusworld, Thrust Club - 3PM Matinee at the Midway Cafe FB page

Stop Calling Me FrankAugust 27, 2022 (Saturday) The Worst, Typhoid Rosie, Marianne Toilet and The Runs, Breaking Up at The Middle East Up.

August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Bone Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! Organ Meats, The Weisstronauts, DnA’s Evolution, Benthic Realm, Attest, Sky Tigers, and Crowfeeder. FB event page is here.

August 27, 2022 (Saturday) Tiger Bomb, Bad Larrys & Sapling at Marshall Wharf Brewing Co in Belfast, ME FB page.

August 28, 2022 (Sunday) Bone Up Brewing Sixth Anniversary Bash! Sunken City, Blue Manic, DnA’s Evolution, North Star the Wanderer, and Sexless Marriage. FB event page is here.

September 2, 2022 (Friday) The Woggles with Muck and Mires & The Chelsea Curve at The Porch in Medford

September 3, 2022 (Saturday) Chris Brokaw, Samantha Hartsel, Target and the Facilities (Rich Mirsky's new band) and Kenne Highland's Airforce at The Midway.

September 3, 2022 (Saturday) Murphy's Law with Reason to Fight and RISK at the Shaksheen Pub, Manchester, NH -FB page.

Somerville Yard SaleSeptember 4, 2022 (Sunday) Somerville Rock + Roll Yard Sale in Union Square Somerville. FB page for updates!

September 5, 2022 (Monday) Daniel & Al’s last show w/ Dutch Tulips, Tatooine Punk Scene, IWICSB at Charlie's Kitchen....see the FB page.

September 7, 2022 (Wednesday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program with Leopardo from Switzerland at O'Brien's

September 8, 2022 (Thursday) GUTTERMOUTH, The F.U.'s, Wimpy Rutherford of The Queers, Baabes - FB page.

September 8, 2022 (Thursday) Zip Tie Handcuffs, Talk Chalk, Going222Jail at O’Briens

September 8, 2022 (Thursday) D.R.I at Alchemy in Provi, RI - FB page.

September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Key of Caustic at The Flying Embers Tap Room (152 Hampden St, Boston, MA 02119)

September 16, 2022 (Friday) Dave Herlihy, lead vocalist and principal songwriter for the legendary Boston band O Positive is at The Burren.

September 16, 2022 (Friday) The Loud Neighbors, Paper Tigers, Salem Wolves, Holy Hands at Dusk Provi RI

September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Kids Like Me & You (KLYAM) Spring & Summer Program at Lincoln Park Somerville (near Union Square) more info to come.

Punks for pets September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Punks For Pets with Joy Boys, Sleep Mode, Sourpunch, Musclecah, Ghost Grrrl, The Debutantes, The Something Somethin’s, The Stigmatics - at The News Cafe - early show starting at 1PM. Bring something for the doggos and kittehs check the Donation List on the FB page.

September 18, 2022 (Sunday) The Dream Syndicate at the Crystal Ballroom - TIX

September 23, 2022 (Friday) Soulside, Verbal Assault, Bedmaker, Wrong War at Once at The Armory - 6PM!! . Tix and info

September 24, 2022 (Saturday) The Superfonics have reunion gig at the Midway with Classic Ruins and Shiny Beasts

September 24, 2022 (Saturday) Supersuckers, White Dynomite at The Middle East Up.

September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Come is doing their first home town show in NINE years at the Middle East Up with Home Despot.

September 25, 2022 (Sunday) Amyl and the Sniffers at Big Night Live on September 25 TIX

September 29, 2022 (Thursday) Early Exit, Paper Tigers, Long Autumn, Robotic Hawks - Middle east Up.

Agent Orange October 5, 2022 (Wednesday) Dr. John Cooper Clarke at City Winery

October 7, 2022 (Friday) Joan Jett Birthday show with Anrea Gillis & Friends and Sue Minichiello & friends doing EVERYTHING Joan Jett. At Sally O'Brien's

October 9, 2022 (Sunday) L7: Bricks Are Heavy 30th Anniversary at Big Night Live FB page.

October 11, 2022 (Tuesday) Agent Orange, Midnight Creeps and Gnarnia at Alchemy in Provi, RI FB page.

October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Third Annual Punktoberfest at Thirsty First in Lowell...check the FB page for updates, bands etc.

October 20, 2022 (Thursday) June of 44, The Thalia Zedek Band at The Middle East Down

October 21, 2022 (Friday) Key of Caustic at The Square Root.

October 23, 2022 (Sunday) Dead Boys with The Briefs and Suzi Moon at The Vault in New Bedford. FB page.

Come rock showOctober 28, 2022 (Friday) FEAR performing The Record in its entirety at The Middle East Down - FB page.

November 5, 2022 (Saturday) The Mahones, The Pourmen, The Gobshites at Askew in Provi.

November 12, 2022 (Saturday) SO/CAL Punk Invation 2022- Black Flag, The Dickies, TSOL, Total Chaos at The Granite State Music Hall Laconia, NH - TIX!

November 20, 2022 (Sunday) Hardcore Stadium presents - The Trouble at the Middle East Down (alas this show is sold out)

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