The BGN News Archive
November 15, 2010
I was all planning to go see Roky Erikson but got a ticket to the Grinderman
show for my birthday so I went....I am SO glad I did. Grinderman is fabulous!
Nick's on guitar as is Warren Ellis...of course they both switch back
to their usual instruments piano and violin as well but it is an interesting change
and nothin's really gonna be able to reign in Nick and his love of the audience
and performing right to them! The music in this band is powerful and crazed! Nick
says he doesn't write the songs like he does for The Bad Seeds but that each song
is written in a team effort...still they sound like the wildest most raucous of
the Bad Seeds songs amped up even a little more. Really truly enjoyable
show!!!! And importantly Nick Cave shaved off that dreadful handlebar monstrosity
from his face...now if they could just get Warren Ellis to get rid of all
the disgusting growth obscuring our vision of his features I'd be real happy!!
It's a shame both shows happened on the same night and at the same time...I saw a video over at BeatGirl's a couple months ago of a Roky song done by him and his new band and it was positively mesmerizingly killer!!! Word has it the show was OK.
After that we went over to the Plough and watched Barrence
Whitfield and The Monkey Hips...oh yeah...excellent soul scream studded
rockabilly...very good show there..I just wish the Plough could double in size
when the music starts.
SO the big news is the Billy Ruane Tribute Show show this Wednesday,
held at both The Middle East Down and TT's. Middle East being the more
retro type music, TT's the newer band...so it goes something like this:
The Middle East down: Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Buffalo Tom, Jenny
Dee and the Deelinquents, Tanya Donnely and Skeggy Kendall, Pat Mc Grath, Stephen
Fredette, Peter Wolf, Reid Paley, Hilken Mancini and Thalia Zedek, Chris Brokaw,
Willie Alexander, Joe Harvard, Jimmy Ryan and Sean Staples, Linda Viens and
Catherine Coleman, Randy Black, Rockin Bob Cenci, Eric Martin, Drew O'Doherty
as well as a slideshow, Michael Patrick Macdonald (speaking) and
Billy stories and roast
At TT's will be Drug Rug, Banditas, Frank Morey, Jon Langford & the
Skull Orchard, Chris Mills, Hallelujah The Hills, Belle & The Bees and The Raging
You have to buy separate entry to each club; I'll see you at the Middle East!
This should be quite a night...and Amy Prohaska said it well: "This is
going to be a memorable, crazy, bittersweet night and a fitting celebration
of Billy. Tickets are selling fast get yours now so you don't miss out." And
after that night...
ON Thursday the 18th at TT's is Brownboot along with Tad and
Kate from Sidewalk Driver...should be a good show...
Friday the 19th Buried in Leather are at O'Brien's...always an
excellent show with them!
also on Friday night at Precinct is JetSet...
Friday 11/20 Port Charles Quintet and the Satin Kittens at the
And coming up in December : Sat. Dec 4th at the Rosebud are The
Last Ones - Thee Cuban Heels - The Coffin Lids
December 10th Watts' CD Release show at The Rosebud...more info later
and December 17th is The Raging Teens Rock n' Roll Odyssey at TT's!!...
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