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December 16, 2019

Axe at baseball
Unnatural Axe at the Baseball Tavern
The Baseball Tavern is closing, not that there have been many shows there lately....but still.. There were a few memorable shows there. WMBR Anniversary shows and those Fathers’ reunion shows 2018, and another Father's Too Reunion Show 2007, Jay Allen's CD release Party and manymore. Luckily the original plan for student housing has been scrapped. Looks like there will be residential space plus a performing arts space. You can read more here

Roy Loney of the original Flamin’ Groovies has passed away. He left the Groovies in the early seventies but his solo records in the 80s got played a lot on college and alternative radio. Read his bio, discography etc here.

Skybar has Carissa Johnson as a guest this Tuesday, 12/17 at 8PM on his Rising show on WMFO 91.5. Carissa will do an accoustic set and Skybar will play her new album, which is also accoustic, A Hundred Restless Thoughts. Her CD release show will be Wednesday the 18th at the Burren.

Looks like after we christened Koto Providence with an amazing 999 show they are having more music there now. Here's their FB page.

Mark you calendar for:

Lyres rock show Friday Jan 3 Oh The Humanity!, Loser's Circle, Tensor, Rage//Quit at O’Brien’s

Saturday January 11 -Black Beach / Nomad Stones / Labor Hex / Chrome Over Brass At Great Scott

Saturday January 11- Lyres (record release party) Middle East Up -early show at 6:30.

Saturday January 25- Punk Rock Aerobics is back! Get in shape after the holidays! At Once Ballroom 12-2:30 FB page

Alternative Christmas shopping....not too much time left!!!

Sunday December 22 - Holiday Buzz Markets, 2 floors and over 40 vendors each! Come check out local folks with handmade, craft, vintage and fine art @ Once Somerville - starts at 11AM - FB page

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

Glowbox rock poster December 16 (Monday) We Are Space Horses, The Zygote Theory, Rawstrum, Kevin Madden Band at The Jungle

December 18 (Wednesday) Randy Black & The Heathcroppers Plough & Stars Residency 6-8 pm

December 18 (Wednesday) Carissa Johnson's CD Release party also on the bill Dutch Boy Blues at The Burren - this is an early show 7-10PM Read more about her CD on the FB page.

December 20 (Friday) WBCN and the American Revolution Screening at The MIddle East down 6:30PM

December 20 (Friday) Instamatics, Radium Girls, Thee Fightin' Fish, Johnny No Graves at The Jungle

December 20 (Friday) Hungover for the Holidaze at The Dorchester Art Project & brought to you by Kids Like You & Me with The Swettes, Glue & Whip Appeal, Johnnie & The Foodmasters, Children of the Flaming Wheel ...FB page.

Rum Bar rock show December 20 (Friday) Crunchtime, The Hi-End, The Chelsea Curve at Koto Salem

December 21 (Saturday) WMFO (91.5FM) Holiday Hang 11AM-4PM spinning Holiday music! - and LIVE performances from some of our favorite local artists

December 21 (Saturday) MOTO, The Thigh Scrapers, The Thirsty Pirates (NYC) , The Montgomerys at The Midway for a Matinee Show 3-7:30PM

December 21 (Saturday) Black Helicopter, Blood Built Empire, Above the Din & NSTW at Club Bohemia

December 21 (Saturday) Lily Black, Set Fire, Baabes, The Spins at Sally O'Brien's

December 21 (Saturday) A Rum Bar Holiday Spectacular with Jay Allen & the Archcriminals, A Bunch of Jerks, Hambone Skinny, and The Black Souls at The Midway

December 21 (Saturday) Mother Iron Horse, Tied to a Bear, Von Traps, Skytigers at Opus in Salem

Rock show in Dorchester December 27 (Friday) The Hangovers, The Knightsville Butchers and 61 Ghosts! at Koto Providence,

December 28 (Saturday) A Crash Course for the Ravers featuring Mad Painter! WMFO 1-4PM

December 29 (Sunday) Cook Bag, Louzy, DownBoy!, Circus Battalion at The Midway matinee show 3-7Pm

And further out there is.....

December 30 (Monday) The Last Rebuilder New Year’s Eve Party at Charlie's Kitchen with Save Ends, Sorry and 1 special guest to be announced

December 31 (Tuesday) Ken Highland's HAPPY LOU YEAR 2020 New Year's Eve Club Bohemia

December 31 (Tuesday) NYE show with Margaret & The CoPilots & Sugar Blood Jinx at Atwood's

January 3 (Friday) Oh The Humanity!, Loser's Circle, Tensor, Rage//Quit at O’Brien’s

Jam January 4 (Saturday) The McGunks, Hamhocker, We Own Land, COB matinee show at The Midway 3-7PM

January 4 (Saturday) Handsome, Four Point Restraints, T and the Wrecks, Micah Howeson at The Jungle

January 4 (Saturday) Freaking, Minibeast, Service, Nice Guys @ Great Scott

January 10 (Friday) All Mod Cons Final Show....this will be a special event...after 30 years and lots of shows in the UK All Mod Cons are planning a great night with great music and a host of local musicians getting together to celebrate the music of The Jam and the music of Boston. Also on the bill are The Cretins and Didn't Planet. Also, since the band Boy's Life twice played support for The Jam (at The Channel and the Orpheum), John Surette will take to the stage with All Mod Cons as his back up band to play a couple of Boys Life tunes and then a dive headlong into Private Hell to end it. It all happens at Once Lounge (upstairs) Music atarts at 9PM. Tickets here. FB page

January 10 (Friday) Nomad Stones, Labor Hex, Chrome Over Brass at Opus Underground Salem

January 10 (Friday) The Mercy Case, Bystander, blindspot, Foxes at Koto Salem

January 11 (Saturday) Black Beach, Nomad Stones, Labor Hex, Chrome Over Brass at Great Scott FB page

January 11 (Saturday) Lyres (record release party) Middle East Up -early show at 6:30.

January 11 (Saturday) No Fucker (NY), Sadist, Innocent, Bakkara at The Hong Kong Harvard Sq

Brian Young WMFO January 11 (Saturday) WhistleStop Rock Festival at Askew in Providence- this is the first Whistle Stop - Featuring: Heather Rose In Clover, The Knock Ups, The Chelsea Curve, PowerSlut, Kid Gulliver, The Cold Expectations, Justine and the Unclean

January 15 (Wednesday) Randy Black & The Heathcroppers Plough & Stars Residency 6-8 pm

January 18 (Saturday) Triple Thick, Crunchtime, 1.4.5., Butterscott at The Midway 3-7PM matinee

January 18 (Saturday) Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, Muck and the Mires at The Middle East FB page and tickets

January 19 (Sunday) Brix 'N'Mortar, The Hangovers, Stubborn Hearts, Hellbound Hitman at Koto Providence RI MUSIC Starts at 6PM!!

January 19 (Sunday) Stoploss, Secret Spirit, F.U.’s, more TBA at The Thirsty First Tavern Lowell FB page

Punk Rock Aerobis 12-2:30PM at Once Ballroom

January 27 (Monday) il Mostro, Between Skies, Silver Screams at Charlie's Kitchen

February 1 (Saturday) Stop Calling Me Frank,Greg Allen's Fringe Religion,Tsunami of Sound at The Square Root Roslindale

BGN Archives February 7 (Friday) Lucid Lynx, Above The Din, Luxury Deathrap, Heavy Hands at The Midway

February 7 (Friday) Immolators, Labor Hex, Wire Lines, Brain Vacuum at 13th Floor Music Lounge Florence MA.

February 8 (Saturday) Scuzzy Yeti, IL Mostro, Z/28 and Wrought Iron Hex at The Midway

February 8 (Saturday) Nick And The Adversaries (CD Release), Jason Bennett and The Resistance, Triggered at The Middle East Up

February 16 (Sunday) Stop Calling Me Frank, State of the Union, The New Frustrations, The Steamies at The Midway - matinee 3-7PM

February 22 (Saturday) Justine's Black Threads EP Release Party w/Two Fathoms Down at Atwood's TAvern - this is a 4-6PM show.

February 22 (Saturday) Rum Bar Records Anniversary Show with The Dogmatics - 11:00 PM, Muck and the Mires - 10:00 PM, The Dirty Truckers - 9:00 PM at The Square Root

February 28 (Friday) LUX LIVES East Coast 2020 with The Evil Streaks, The Demon Seeds, Thee Benevolent Tarots and DJ Kogar the Swinging Ape playing Lux and Ivy's Favorites all night long! at Opus Underground Salem. FB page.

February 29 (Saturday) DJ Easy Ed presents: Lynnette & the Sundowners, The Barley Hoppers, Easy Ed's Record Hop at The MIdway for a 3-7PM matinee show.

February 29 (Saturday) PowerSlut “Fun With Junk” Release Party...AND...WhistleStop Rock Fest featuring The Chelsea Curve, Cold Expectations, Field Day, Heather Rose In Clover, Justine and The Unclean, Lockette, Kid Gulliver, The Knock Ups, The Shang-Hi-Los, and Tiger Bomb! EARLY show 3PM - Midnight mat Once Somerville.

Midway March 13 (Friday) This is Night 1 of a 2-night Whistle Stop Rock festival in Salem!! Featuring: The Knock Ups, The Cold Expectations, The Chelsea Curve at Koto Salem

March 14 (Saturday) This is Night 2 of a 2-night Whistle Stop Rock festival in Salem!! Featuring: Kid Gulliver, Heather Rose In Clover, Justine's Black Threads... And special guests: The Dents!! at Koto

March 28 (Saturday) The Zulus at The Paradise

March 28 (Saturday) WhistleStop Rock Festival Portland with Tiger Bomb, Heather Rose In Clover, The Knock Ups, PowerSlut, The Chelsea Curve, Kid Gulliver, Justine and the Unclean at Sun Tiki Studios 6PM start!!! FB page

April 19 (Sunday) The Undertones at The Paradise

April 25 (Saturday) WhistleStop Rock Festival Western Massachusetts - featuring: Heather Rose In Clover, Kid Gulliver, The Cold Expectations, OTP and special guests State Of The Union at HiLO North Adams - FB page

May 16 (Saturday) Baabes, The Knock Ups, Mister Vertigo, Motel Black at The Jungle

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