Friday, February 27, 2009
What's up this weekend? There are plenty of sites that will tell you what, where and when. This is the only info that matters. And it looks like The Hotel Vernon is the only place to be this weekend.
Friday, The Blow Up Dads and Blue Collar Union drift into The Ship room. The Dads feature Ron Roy, ex of Sheeze Late, and BCU features Jay Riley formally and currently from The Vejtabils, one of Wormtown's founding punk bands.
On Saturday, you know her, your love her, come celebrate Katie's Birthday in The Ship Room with The Numbskulls, Sadplant, The Pathetics, Reign of Pestilence, and from Boston, Not LA, the return of The Groinoids. They were a seminal punk band back in the 80's and they are returning to perform around the region and you need to be there.
I contacted The 'Skulls earlier this week and inquired about a flier for this show, so Alex whipped up that tremendous poster you see here. I had to post both, so you could decide which one represented the spirit of the show better.
Go grab a Gansett, stay for the rock, and say Happy Birthday to Katie. Maybe she'll pour you one.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Sunday, February 22, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Just in time for the economic meltdown, the best show this week is free!
The Jabbers, the band formed in 1979 to play with GG Allin are performing in The Ship Room at The Hotel Vernon on Saturday along with The Pity Whores, Slitstich, And Way To Go!, from Portsmouth NH. Those of you who are familiar with GG and his bands, you know this will be a wild night. For those of you who aren't, here's some History.
From The Jabbers Myspace,
20 years later, The Jabbers have reunited to wreak their brand of Punk Rock and Roll havoc once more. Alan Chapple, Chris Lamy, and Mike ODonnell have been joined by new vocalist, Wimpy of The Queers and lead guitarist Harlan Miller, also who played with the Queers and more recently, the Tunnel Rats.
Coolest poster of the week goes to The Dave Rivers Band who are playing the Lucky Dog on Friday. I don't know anything about them.
And also on Friday, The Invictus Music Festival is at Ralph's with Huck, The Shills, The Wandas, and This Car Up. I know only one of those bands, but what does that matter? I'm not here to judge. Maybe you know and love them all. Go anyway.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
The new House Of Blues opens in Boston on Thursday, and the most famous band from Worcester will be the featured artists. The J Giles Band will blow your face out at the new palace on Landsdowne Street, the former site of The Metro, Spit, Avalon, etc. What you say? From Worcester? Yes, from Funky Judge.net, "In 1966 in Worcester, MA, Jay Geils, Magic Dick and Danny Klein formed a jug band called Snoopy And The Sopwith Camel. " They later hooked up with Peter Wolf and Stephen Jo Bladd of The Hallucinations to form The J Giles Blues Band. Go to funkyjudge.net for all the info.
Ticket are only $45.00 to $160.00 and are available now through Ticketbastard. I will not be going.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Again this week, only one punk show, but it's a good one! London Billiards on James Street is the place to be Friday, The 13th. No, it's not scary, just looks that way. Hoodrat, Slitstich, The Pathetics, The Pity Whores ,and The Sentence will make the pool balls break uneven while they blast loud, fast, rude and crude music from the stage. I went to a show here once before and it was great . Huge room, huge stage, people outside the room playing pool, lots of action. Free parking across the street. What more do you need. Get a jump on Valentines Day by bringing your sweety down for the show.
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
The Buzzcocks were always one of my favorite bands from the old punk days. I use to think of them as punks' answer to The Beatles, great pop songs about love, girls and such. While visiting their website, I discovered that they are doing a live show in Amsterdam on Wednesday Feb 11 that they will be streaming at 2:30 pm our time. Please be sure you catch it, you won't be disappointed. They will not be touring the USA anytime soon, so this is your chance! The link is Fabchannel.com
Friday, February 6, 2009
Only one honest to god punk rock show this week, and it's at The Ship Room at The Hotel Vernon on Saturday, 2/7.
Can't Kill Katie, Hannaford & The Hearstoppers, Reign of Pestilence and Leecheater This show was scheduled a few weeks back, but it was canceled for some reason. So if you were planning to see it, now is your chance. The Hotel Vernon was voted bar of the year in 2008 by me, so go have a Gansett or two and enjoy the show. There is no pretty flier to post, so I put an old picture of Katie in Kelly Square.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
The best front man from the sickest band in the world has passed away.
Lux Interior, of The Cramps, passed away yesterday from heart problems.
Two of the best shows I've ever seen in my life were both Cramps shows. One at the old Lupos in Providence, and the other at The Channel in Boston. Both were packed to the roof, wild sweat inducing, real rock n roll. At The Channel, when a female fan lost her shirt in the pit, Lux dedicated the next song "to that girls Tits!!" At the Lupos show, while crawling around onstage, he stopped to refresh himself with a cold one , from the pumps he was wearing.
The whole time, the band screamed out it's brand of rock-n-shock-a-billy music at deafening pace.
The band was formed in the mid 70's by Lux and his wife Poison Ivy and has a fan base that stretches the entire globe.
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Instead he decided to listen to the latest show from The Worm Bros on wurn.org. Here he heard great rock n roll songs about job losses, trailer parks and a salute to Ron Ashton of the Stooges who passed away recently. He also heard many mind bending and cryptic songs about life, love and laws.
Then he went out and bought some razor blades. Whether that leads to success will depend on how he uses them.