Friday, August 29, 2008
It's Labor day Weekend, the unofficial end of Summer. What a weird one it was , too. Most of the time it rained, and lately it seems Fall wants to give us a sneak preview. Not much happening on the punk music scene this week, but there is still lots to do to rock. Down on Millbury St , The Emerald Isle is holding a 4 day tent party to celbrate their rebirth. Friday features Marc Orrell formally of The Dropkick Murphys with his band 57th Clover, and then The Silverbacks which features Jim Perry and Mike Lynch of an old Worcester band I use to see a very long time ago called Albatross. Way back before Wormtown , I use to see those guys at Sir Morgans Cove and The Red Barn among other places. On Saturday , Sal Baglio formally of The Stompers and Jimmy D'Angelo and Code Blue perform. On Sunday, one of New Englands' best blues band , Sugar Ray and the Bluetones plays. Why not just get a room at The Hotel Vernon and stay all weekend.
And Friday night over at Ralphs' Huck and The Bees Knees are making the floor shake upstairs.
And, as it the case every Labor Day Weekend, The Spencer Fair is going on, but I have not been there since they shut down my favorite exhibit, The Beer Tent , years ago. Instead, I'll be at The Spencer Unfair.
And speaking of not drinking, there is Sober in the Sun at Treasure Valley, but I never saw the point of that either.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Here is the latest from The Worm Bros on wurn.org featuring the recordings from The Unnatural Axe 30th Anniversary show. You'll hear Miss Chain and the Broken Heels from Italy, Willie Alexander and the Boom Boom Band, and Unnatural Axe along with their special guest Cheetah Chrome from The Dead Boys. What a great rockin/punk extravaganza it was. Also, some more great music from the Worm Bros as we watch the summer season fade away.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Get started early this week at The Hotel Vernon Thursday night with Slitstich, Can't Kill Katie, and Hoodrat who will be embarking on a short tour to promote Wormtown Punk Rock around the Northeast.
Friday, as mentioned last week, abandon Wormtown and head to The Church in Boston for Unnatural Axe 30th Anniversary show #2.
And then Saturday, head to The Lucky Dog for Guns Of Navarone, great Wormtown Ska, and Dirty Walters' latest outfit, Natural Disaster to get your fix of rock and roll. I've seen these guys a few times and they are always worth it.
So, that should make up for the lack of real rock and roll last week.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
I discovered this week that Charter has FINALLY added The Boomerang Channel to their line up. It's about frickin' time. This is the home for all the old , great cartoons from the past . When cartoons were the finest produced. No Japanamation, CGI, or other tricks used nowadays. Just good ,hand drawn images with great writing that were actually funny.So check your local listings and also their web page for more details.
And you can also print out this picture of Fred and the gang and break out your crayons.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Friday, August 15, 2008
Motorhead at The Palladium Friday Night , with 10 other bands. If you're into Lemmy and the boys, here is a great opportunity to see them up close and personal. Get there early and be prepared to ROCK!
Slow weekend for Wormtown Punk. No shows that I can recommend. Oh sure there is rock to be had at Ralph's', The Lucky Dog and other venues, but nothing I'm familiar with. Last week there was a show at The Raven on Pleasant St. What's that you ask? The bar formally known as The Cardinal Club is now The Raven. It's not in the best section of the city, and has a notorious past as a tough bar. I was at a wedding party there a long time ago that was broken up by a bar fight after twenty minutes. But , it's only as tough as you are.
Also last week Worcester Magazine's new office was hit by lightning by one of those rare thunderstorms we have been having this Summer. That's what they get for coming up with that "Turtle Boy" name.
Lots of private rock parties in the past and coming weeks to keep me off the Radio. The Worm Bros will be back on WURN.org with new shows when things settle down.
And next week there are a series of shows to celebrate 30 years of the band Unnatural Axe out in the Boston area. I'll be at the one at the Church on Friday night. Get out of Wormtown and see some of the legendary Boston rock Bands.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
It's a three way tie, all shows are on Friday this week. First, at the Palladium it's Rancid. So-Cal punks who wear their Clash influence like a badge of honor. Check their site where you can download songs and entire live shows, legally. Over at The Lucky Dog, Bottlefight are on the bill with a bunch of bands I've never heard of. And over at Ralph's The Commandos open for Murphy's Law. More punk rock then you can handle. Check it out now, because I don't see much coming up in the next few weeks . But things may change. The way things get booked around here , you never know.
Friday, August 1, 2008
Now it's August, where did the summer go? It's slipping away faster than Manny leaving Fenway Park. So go out and Rock while it's hot! This week the show is at The Vernon Hotels' Ship Room. Free to get in, 1 dollar drafts. See.. Can't Kill Katie, Hoodrat, Slitstich, and more. Or, go to the Hot Rod Show in Palmer, Ma put on by Milltown Ink. It starts Friday and continues Saturday and The Preston Wayne Four are playing Saturday Night. I love the Hot Rod stuff, always makes me wish I had a 67 Chevy like my old man had when I was a kid. Even with the price of gas , these guys don't care. Rev it up and GO!