The BGN News Archive
October 12, 2009
Well this past weekend I ran the gamut of musical and artistic experiences.....Saturday
started out with The Honk Fest in Davis square Somerville...lots of alt
drum and bugle bands from all over the world dressed in crazy costumes and performing
in various locations in Davis sq. Very entertaining! There was a local band;
Norton's Stationary Marching Band who were great fun and the band that was
most entertaining had to be The
Pink Puffers from Rome, Italy...really great show!...
on from there we went to an Closing Soiree at the MKL
Gallery in Somerville, 99 Beacon St, just outside of Inman Square where French
artist Frederic Marsanne had his Religion painting series on display. Their
next opening is October 22nd , looks like a really excellent show called
from their we ran across town to the Old Lincoln High School in Brookline for
No More, a play/performance/installation event in an abandoned school
by a London Theater Group called PunchDrunk in cahoots with A.R.T.
, based on Shakespeare's Macbeth. People this is AMAZING....an incredible experience...a
dark abandoned school with roving actors and either industrial noise music or
1920's songs being played through out and it all begins and ends with a 1920's
style speakeasy bar with fantastic singers and a three piece band. You GOTTA go
to this!!!! The site does not do the experience any justice...it's a complete
emersion into a dark, weird, creepy, maniacal world wherein you experience Macbeth
via a Hitchcockian labyrinth of rooms that make you feel like you are in The Shining
as well. This is NOT to be missed......
After this experience I ran over to the Middle East UP to catch The
Glam vs Punk Show...Blowie was there and we got to see the most awesome New
Alibis. I am very sorry to report this was their last gig!!! This band is
SO good. All good musicians and very at ease and comfortable up there on stage
and with their songs and their instruments. Jesse Meyer being drummer ya
know it was good. ...then there was Gene Dante and the Future Starlets -
this guy can SING...he's a great performer...very influenced by the excellent
Bowie, let's say circa Diamond Dogs, Alladin Sane and even Hunky Dory.
...with a really good guitarist who reminds me SO much of Australian actor Noah
Taylor it's just too strange!! Certainly not Taylor as Max but maybe in Down
Rusty Down or the Nick Cave viddy 15 Feet of Pure White Snow.....anyway...if there
was a "versus" this night both glam and punk won with these two bands as their
OK so coming up...
for punk we have This Friday, the 16th at the Middle East up with
Televandals, Have Nots, Side Effects (feat. James Lynch of Dropkick Murphys),
Blood Stained Brindle, Burning Streets...sounds excellent...
And then hard core punk this Saturday October 17th at Church with
Cheech, Reason Enough, Bulldog Courage and Reason to Fight...well worth
it for $10!!
But also on the 17th you can find Red Invasion, August Spies, The Ruperts,
Brunt of It and Allston Pants at the Cambridge Elks Lodge..dats 55
Bishop Allen Drive in Central Square...
so I hear tell that Red Invasion
have a new guitarist...that means super cutie Ryan is gone!!!!!!!.....and last
time I saw him he looked so great with his clean shaven face..and I LIKE his guitar
playing! Damn...well we'll see who's in his place I guess...more later on this
Now to get you in the Halloween mood Friday October 23rd at TT's
is Xmortis' Devil's Night ; DJ Chris Ewenspinning Goth & Industrial with some
Horrorpunk, Psychobilly & Spook Rock mixed in! I believe this is one of those
dress code nights so wear at least all black my friends!!! Sunday October 25th
is a heavy duty show at Middle East down with Eyehategod , Goatwhore,
A**l C**t, Strong Intention, Howl and Rampant Decay - sponsored by
Ammonia Booking and Narragansett this will definitely be a night in living hell!!
Monday October 26th is Halloween at Charlie's Kitchen with The Coffin
Lids, The Egos, and the Acrobrats...
Saturday October 31st is a Nancy Neon Nite at the Cantab downstairs
with The Varmints, The Coffin Lids, Spittz as The Cramps and Girl on Top
And in case you still haven't had enough Halloween after the 31st there's Sunday
Nov. 1 at the Middle East UP with Dark Sky Productions presenting: 6th
Annual Mass Morgue featuring: Avariel, Lucretia's Daggers, The Milling Gowns,
Mortuus Ortus and Sans Nomenclature......ghoulie...................
And we were interviewed for the latest Rat documentary Rat
Tales By Andrew of True Age Mediaůso check him out and if you want to blabber on like us about your days at the Rat get in touch with Andrew about it!!!!
Ok folks, that's it for this week, gotta cut it short,be back next week with more info...email me ....let me know what's happening..thanks!! click and
write me!.... Lyn