Thursday February 22nd 2018

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Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations

Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations

Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations Club Bohemia, Cambridge MA   2/3/18   Isolations in the first band up. This is a new band, or at least, a new band to me. I really enjoy their style as the seem to verge from very, fast hardcore into dirgey, [Read More]

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman!

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman!

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman! Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     1/21/18   My boss, editor-in-chief, Andy Bang, has made it quite clear that the goal of TNB this year is explicit. We need to cover the [Read More]

The Grommets / Cotton Candy / Invisible Hours / Kermit’s Finger / The Instamatics

The Grommets / Cotton Candy / Invisible Hours / Kermit’s Finger / The Instamatics

The Grommets / Cotton Candy / Invisible Hours / Kermit’s Finger / The Instamatics Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     1/20/18   I almost didn’t go to this show because I heard that nepotism was at play in the construction of this show’s lineup [Read More]

Stop Calling Me Frank / State Of The Union / The Only Things / The Angel Martins

Stop Calling Me Frank / State Of The Union / The Only Things / The Angel Martins

Stop Calling Me Frank / State Of The Union / The Only Things / The Angel Martins Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain     1/13/18   As I pop into the Midway on a weekend afternoon, as I am wont to do, that is if I’m guaranteed I’ll be hit with the music we cover [Read More]

Thrash N Bangs 47th Annual XMAS / Pizza Party

Thrash N Bangs 47th Annual XMAS / Pizza Party

Thrash N Bangs 47th Annual XMAS / Pizza Party Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA   12/17/17   The following is a dual texting of our recent, nearly half century old, Xmas party. Dual texting, once thought to be harmless, has proven to cause middle aged men to act like [Read More]

Watts / Diablogato / Duck & Cover

Watts / Diablogato / Duck & Cover

Watts / Diablogato / Duck & Cover Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     12/2/17   I thought I would be here with plenty of time to catch the first band, A Bunch Of Jerks. If nothing else they have a name that would suit the offices of Thrash N Bang, though [Read More]

Cheech / The McGunks / Red Mantis / Phil McCaffrey

Cheech / The McGunks / Red Mantis / Phil McCaffrey

Cheech / The McGunks / Red Mantis / Phil McCaffrey Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA          11/18/17   Today is like going to Providence for me and that’s because all the bands playing are from there, or have some [Read More]

The Welch Boys / Held Hostage / Out Live Death / Working Poor USA

The Welch Boys / Held Hostage / Out Live Death / Working Poor USA

The Welch Boys / Held Hostage / Out Live Death / Working Poor USA Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     11/11/17   Today is Veterans Day and today is a benefit for veterans, for Operation Delta Dog, in fact, and it is also in honor of one our fallen [Read More]

Carissa Johnson / Michael Kane & The Morning Afters / Bundles / Coffin Salesman

Carissa Johnson / Michael Kane & The Morning Afters / Bundles / Coffin Salesman

Carissa Johnson / Michael Kane & The Morning Afters / Bundles / Coffin Salesman Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     11/4/17   Coffin Salesman is Aria Rad’s solo project, and with his black jacket, black shirt and black tie he does look a [Read More]

M.A.T.B. / Some Kind Of Nightmare / Whoopi Sticks / The Knock Ups / Color Killer

M.A.T.B. / Some Kind Of Nightmare / Whoopi Sticks / The Knock Ups / Color Killer

M.A.T.B. / Some Kind Of Nightmare / Whoopi Sticks / The Knock Ups / Color Killer Midway Cafe, Jamaica Plain, MA     10/21/17   I’m walking up to The Midway, hearing music. I’m wondering if it’s the Whooopi Sticks I hear. But, lo [Read More]

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Wimp – “Vengeance EP”

Wimp – “Vengeance EP”

Wimp – “Vengeance EP”   Wimp is a new, all-girl punk/doom/metal/noise band from Boston. [Read More]

Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations

Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations

Rictus Grin / The Ratz / Wimp / Whoopi Sticks / Isolations Club Bohemia, Cambridge MA   2/3/18   Isolations in [Read More]

No Good – “Citizen’s Arrest”

No Good – “Citizen’s Arrest”

No Good – “Citizen’s Arrest”   No good will come of this. It looks like you’re up to [Read More]

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman!

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman!

Electric Street Queens / DNZL / Jerry’s Got Jokes / Color Killer / Blame It On Whitman! Midway Cafe, Jamaica [Read More]

Broken Heroes – “Make Oi! Great Again”

Broken Heroes – “Make Oi! Great Again”

Broken Heroes – “Make Oi! Great Again”   Broken Heroes is a band I’ve only seen play live [Read More]

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