Thursday, May 23, 2019

Halo Therapy and Friends Friday May 24, 2019 @ Club Bohemia JUNE CALENDAR, plus Mach Bell, Larry Newman Interviews


Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
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Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
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Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
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 A night of rock music you won't wanna miss!

9 PM- Waymaker
10 PM- Friendly Psychic Strangers
11 PM- Halo Therapy
12 AM- Quadroped

Doors open at 8 PM
$10 admission
21+
Bring your friends!



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Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped

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MACH BELL OF THUNDERTRAIN
TALKS ABOUT DRUMMING WITH
GARY SHANE AND THE DETOUR



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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Aladdin Sets Will Smith Free - A Movie review by Joe Viglione

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Will Smith Dominant in Amazing ALADDIN

     By Joe Viglione

     Do you remember 2000's The Legend of Bagger Vance,
2014's Winter's Tale, 2013's After Earth (it was actually ok, M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith taking it on the chin...) and Suicide Squad, of course, another almost but not quite...

    For Will Smith and his appearances in those less-than-blockbuster flicks, redemption comes in dazzling colors, and Aladdin, thanks in no small part to Smith,  is as crafty as it is in your face.  Mamma Mia 2 goes back to the land of Oz - and this is everything that James Franco's Oz the Great and Powerful should have been.   Aladdin satisfies on many levels, mostly because it is a roller coaster ride which keeps your attention on the big screen for the entire 

      This is truly a magical drama with tinges of comedy bathing the audience in escapism that is action from the start that keeps on even after the words The End begin to close out the film.
       
        High school drop-out Walt Disney had been falsely accused throughout the years and gives great weight to Howard Stern's use of a cliche' in Private Parts which Stern, of course, cleverly crafts and makes his own: "After all, beingmisunderstood is the fate of all true geniuses is it not?"

     The Disney Company takes the world on many a magic carpet ride, and this one succeeds in a very large way.  But it is Will Smith who emerges here bigger than life.   As Werner Klemperer as Colonel Klink and John Banner as Sgt. Schultz  were the stars directly under Bob Crane as Colonel Hogan, it is the genie, Smith, who is the marquee name.

    Keep in mind, the 1992 animated Alladin was the biggest grossing picture of that year with Will Smith referencing Robin Williams in a recent interview.  How could you not?  Twenty Eight million as a budget turning into 504.1m is a nice day at the race track so why not bring it back 27 years later 

    
     Director Guy Ritchie's films are highly successful, though they never resonated with this critic.  Artistically, Ritchie gets huge marks for making a motion picture that can appeal to all ages, and captures the imaginative spirit moviegoers want. Need I tell you that as good as a film that John Wick 3: Parabellum is, the extreme violence of the Wick world is a descent into hell whereas Aladdin is the antidote where swords and sorcery replace the gunfire, Harry Potter being an effective way to combat the NRA on things of this matter.

     Smith's desire to become human, much like Data in Star Trek The Next Generation wishing the same thing, is like the Scarecrow wanting a brain: throughout the film you see that Smith's genie already IS human.  And the Oz references are as tucked away neatly in the fabric as they were in Mamma Mia 2, these big budget fantasies going way beyond the Emerald City in bombast and cheer, just remember whence they were derived from.
      For the very good-looking and unknown Mena Massoud(Canadian/Egyptian fellow - born in Egypt, raised in Canada as the linked outlet notes) - born September 17, 1991, the twenty-seven year old actor was a one year old when the animated Robin Williams Aladdin was released.   Massoud is perfect in the role, a Christopher Reeve unknown coming in and instantly becoming a star...well, instantly in about two days as the screening was on Tuesday evening, May 21 and the film opens Thursday May 23, so get ready world for a major new star.  To quote Raquel Welch in the late Gore Vidal's classic, Myra Breckinridge "Uncle Buck and I deal in myths, and movie stars are like gods and ... its place, because the human race require that the Pantheon always be filled."

    Truer words were never spoken and Massoud delivers with Will Smith pulling out every thespian fiber from his soul, it only adds to the main actors cooperation and interplay.  Think Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins working off each other so well in The Silence of the Lambs, irreplaceable intuition that makes for classic performances.

     Naomi Scott as Princess Jasmine is another near-unknown about to rocket to stardom in the new Charlie's Angels 2019 version (the poor thing's scenes in The Martian were left on the cutting room floor! See her as Ryoko in the extended version of that 2015 Matt Damon movie, if you'd like!)  

    Marwan Kanzari is the heavy here, yet another unknown  playing the sorcerer Jafar.  The sorcery is subtle until Jafar really gets things going, but we'll let you see the film to find out how, why and what.   You can bet on the fact that Kanzari's naked scenes in 2015's Bloedlink, based on the cult classic The Kidnapping of Alice Creed are going to be as overexposed as Melania Trump's front page naked lesbian pose went worldwide during the 2016 election.

  
      Guess Will Smith wasn't the only one set free! 

      Get the naked slideshow here:https://www.mejane.com/films/detail/52331/bloedlink.html   

Bloedlink trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm_PXGxr9Z8

        And so, Myra Breckinridge's words ring true, three new stars to enter the pantheon and - perhaps - the best performance ever from Will Smith.    This critic had a feeling in January 2019 that Shyamalan's Glass was going to be huge, there's no doubt that Aladdin is going to be part of a big summer that Avenger's Endgame kick-started.    Enjoy.



ALADDIN WALT DISNEY STUDIOS MOTION PICTURES
Hashtag: #Aladdin
Genre: Action Adventure
U.S. Release date: May 24, 2019

Cast: Will Smith, Mena Massoud, Naomi Scott, Marwan Kenzari, Navid Negahban, Nasim Pedrad, Billy Magnussen, Numan Acar Directed by: Guy Ritchie Screenplay by: John August and Guy Ritchie (credit is not final) Animation Screenplay by: Ron Clements & John Musker and Terry Based on: Disney’s “Aladdin” Produced by: Dan Lin, p.g.a., Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a. Executive Producers: Marc Platt, Kevin De La Noy Songs Music by: Alan Menken New Lyrics by: Benj Pasek and Justin Paul Lyrics by: Howard Ashman and Tim Rice Score by: Alan Menken ONE-LINER: A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. OFFICIAL BOILERPLATE: A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie (“Sherlock Holmes,” “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”), who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August (“Dark Shadows,” “Big Fish”) and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith (“Ali,” “Men in Black”) as the larger-than-life Genie; Mena Massoud (“Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan”) as the charming scoundrel Aladdin; Naomi Scott (“Power Rangers”) as Jasmine, the beautiful, selfdetermined princess; Marwan Kenzari (“Murder on the Orient Express”) as Jafar, the powerful sorcerer; Navid Negahban (“Legion”) as the Sultan concerned with his daughter’s future; Nasim Pedrad (“Saturday Night Live”) as Dalia, Princess Jasmine’s free-spirited best friend and confidante; Billy Magnussen (“Into the Woods”) as the handsome and arrogant suitor Prince Anders; and Numan Acar (“The Great Wall”) as Hakim, Jafar’s right-hand man and captain of the palace guards. “Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., (“Sherlock Holmes”) and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., (“Death Note“) with Oscar® nominee and Golden Globe® winner Marc Platt (“La La Land”) and Kevin De La Noy (“The Dark Knight Rises”) serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,” “The Little Mermaid”) provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar-winning lyricists Howard Ashman (“Little Shop of Horrors”) and Tim Rice (“The Lion King”) and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (“La La Land,” “Dear Evan Hansen”). The film, which was 2 shot on practical stages in London and on location amidst the stunning desert vistas of Jordan, has a talented creative team helping to bring Agrabah to life, including: director of photography Alan Stewart (“The Commuter”), production designer Gemma Jackson (“Game of Thrones”) and costume designer Michael Wilkinson (“American Hustle”). The 1992 animated film starred Robin Williams and featured such memorable songs as the Oscar®-winning “A Whole New World” and “Friend like Me.” The film grossed more than $502 million at the global box office, which led to successful stage productions on Broadway and abroad as well as a North American touring company. “Aladdin” opens in U.S. theaters nationwide May 24, 2019.

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Saturday May 18th ROLLING STONES TRIBUTE

Saturday, Rolling Stones Tribute
May 18, 2019

event page:
https://www.facebook.com/19thNervousStonesTribute/?tn-str=k*F



may 24
EVENT PAGE 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/
A night of rock music you won't wanna miss!

9 PM- Waymaker
10 PM- Friendly Psychic Strangers
11 PM- Halo Therapy
12 AM- Quadroped

Doors open at 8 PM
$10 admission
21+
Bring your friends!




Waymaker

Chris Preble - Bass, Vocals
RJ Barnett - Drums, Vocals
Greg Whitney - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Chris Sibilia - Lead Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/WaymakerMA/


Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Friday May 17 Lilly Black, Thee Fightin' Fish, Highway Chapel, The Negans



Coming on Friday night May 17

Event Page
https://www.facebook.com/events/352759948907304/

Saturday, Rolling Stones Tribute
May 18, 2019

event page:
https://www.facebook.com/19thNervousStonesTribute/?tn-str=k*F



may 24
EVENT PAGE 
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/
A night of rock music you won't wanna miss!

9 PM- Waymaker
10 PM- Friendly Psychic Strangers
11 PM- Halo Therapy
12 AM- Quadroped

Doors open at 8 PM
$10 admission
21+
Bring your friends!




Waymaker

Chris Preble - Bass, Vocals
RJ Barnett - Drums, Vocals
Greg Whitney - Rhythm Guitar, Vocals
Chris Sibilia - Lead Guitar

https://www.facebook.com/WaymakerMA/






May 31

Cook Bag
https://www.facebook.com/cookbagmusic/

Broken Boats
https://www.facebook.com/BrokenBoatsMusic/





June 13, 2019

A heavy rock n roll show featuring:
High n' Heavy
Death Pesos
Heavy Hands
Beacon Project

EVENT PAGE
https://www.facebook.com/events/396149330967984/




JULY 5  REBECCA HARROLD

http://rebeccaharroldmusic.com/




July 5th downstairs
Rebecca Harrold
With Louis Ochoa,
Ben Cuba and Johan Narsjo
DIVERSIONS
https://www.facebook.com/rebecca.harrold.1



Diversions
https://www.facebook.com/Diversionstheband/


JOHN WICK 3: Parabellum - a review by Joe Viglione


JOHN WICK 3: Parabellum
A review by Joe Viglione

PRELUDE:
         On February 6, 2015 the Wachowski Brothers....errr...the Wachowski Sisters....uhhhh...what the hell, the Wachowskis delivered a terrible Jupiter Ascending with a production budget of 176 million.  This boring piece of alleged film-making brought in about 184 million worldwide, chop that in half and you see what a bust this was for the directors who should have given the world what the world wanted: Matrix 4.

     John Wick 3, for all intents and purposes, IS Matrix 4.   It reunites Neo, Keanu Reeves, with his mentor, Morpheus, Laurence Fishburne, a duo who last appeared together in the November 5, 2003 The Matrix Revolutions (150 m budget, over 427 million return,) and the May 2003 The Matrix Reloaded (both films shot at the same time; budget 150 m, 742 plus return; and for good measure the original March 1999 The Matrix cost around 63 m and brought in around 463m)

    According to WICKipedia, the 122 minutes of the 2nd John Wick film cost 40m and brought in 171.5 m.   Wikipedia, usually reliable with the film costs, doesn't have info for JW3 budget just yet.

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THE REVIEW

      Ultra-violence is the theme here with cutting and slashing and gore beyond gratuitous.   So much so that, despite my enjoying the film for its acting, spectacular cinematography and many, many Matrix elements, I probably won't be watching it again anytime soon.  Was I judging the film for the MPAA I would rate it X for the extreme meat grinder that it is.

      But there IS the taxi cab in the pouring rain, a la Matrix 1, chase scenes a la Matrix 2 and 3, Keanu and Laurence back together again, images reminiscent of Neo vs Mr. Smith, and ninja battles that are so reminiscent of the fight scenes in Matrix that you get the marketing at play here: this is Keanu Reeves "Mission Impossible," the safety net Tom Cruise has when he needs a little career jolt.  Reeves' acting is superb, twenty years after the naive Mr. Anderson/Neo, Keanu Reeves is in full control, superb acting from all involved.  Anjelica Huston?  Marvelous, brilliant, as is Halle Berry, Lance Reddick, Ian McShane, they all came to this deadpan humor fest with tons of brĂ­o,

     Indeed, the bloodletting is offset by the humorous camera shots, director Chad Stahelski and the actors adding dark humor to the axe to the head or the dozens of slice and dice moments.  The younger audiences want the lurid killings, and that's a shame.  Svengoolie on METV playing The Bride of Frankenstein this past weekend (May 11, 2019) is Exhibit A as to why the vintage early sound horror movies had a touch of class when it came to the bloodshed.  Words like "macabre" and "morbidly gruesome" were used by critics for the 1935 film which was a masterpiece of movie-making and certainly in my Top 25 of all-time great films.  Eighty-four years later you have overkill, hacking away at the human body, deconstructing Frankenstein's monster with so many bullets flying beyond the two hours plus that the NRA probably would give this film its stamp of approval.

   And that's the dicey part at play here.  For today's young slasher film audiences, John Wick 3 is going to make money hand over fist.   For those of us who see the potential of the brilliant acting, cinematography and thick, dark humor - the bullets and the killings are a detriment.  Were this film more vague about the butchering, an opaque mind twist leaving more to the imagination, it would be in a class by itself.  But, alas, the kids want the slasher flicks, and this is high quality slash, slash on a stylish and sophisticated level, the pluses being the minuses, but ones that will deliver hundreds of millions at the box office, and for the bottom line, that's what it is all about.  Money over true art.   But for those in need of a Matrix fix, this is as close as you are going to get until the Wachowskis are forced to plug us back in.  The feel of this motion picture, especially the zombie-like "adjudicator," Asia Kate Dillon, makes it FEEL like you are back in the Matrix.  Dillon is known as "non-binary" with Wikipedia explaining the person as " 
having a fluctuating gender identity (genderfluid)."   Back in the Star Trek pilot with Jeffrey Hunter, The Menagerie/ The Cage, the Talosians were women with men's voices, so Gene Rodenberry had the idea long before people started exploring different aspects of gender.   There's even a line from the Oracle (the Matrix series) though not bringing my notebook, I can't recall it at the moment.  Visceral vagueries  
and more cerebral parlance would have made this an extraordinary epic.  But, alas, ruthlessness and barbarity are the order of the day here, so let the bullets fly!

 


Saturday, May 11, 2019

May 11 Saturday Night at Club Bohemia

10 minutes ago

Thank you WMWM for playing and today on 91.7 FM Really Appreciate It Great Joel Schwelling interview. Empty County coming up next! Remember The Middle East Restaurant June 1, 2019   See below:


Saturday May 11, 2019



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May 11, 2019
10 minutes ago
Thank you WMWM for playing and today on 91.7 FM Really Appreciate It Great Joel Schwelling interview. Empty County coming up next! Remember The Middle East Restaurant June 1, 2019
 




June


Little Billy Lost   4 song e.p.

Little Billy Lost takes Willie Nile's "Magdelena" and gives it a marching stomp. Guitarist Fred Pineau always likes to stretch Ray Davies' riffs into different dimensions and this combination of block chords rock out like Paul Revere's "Just Like Me," or Alice Cooper's "Be My Lover."  Uptempo and charging, the production is top notch while the band's energy is that of lifelong rockers who still have an urge to break things.  You can feel elements of Blue Cheer in "Magdelena" as well.  Check out the 3 minutes and 41 seconds on Bandcamp: https://littlebillylost.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR1bWII9IKbVrb7knt0PzlnP6YHpLRfFduwIgQSvBrqq9FOiMxrV6znEYj4

__________________________ Little Billy Lost is comprised of 4 veteran Boston musicians with ties to Detroit as well.
Former members ofBoston stalwarts The Atlantics, Figures On A Beach, L7, just to name a few

LBL is:
Fred Pineau Guitar & Vocals
Smitt E. Smitty Drums
Pat Moynihan Bass & Vocals
Jim Melanson Guitar & Vocals

Magdalena an upbeat cover done by Little Billy Lost off of Willie Nile's record "House of 1000 Guitars"

Willie Nile: "Love it! Little Billy Lost did a great job!"
Here's Willie performing the song live: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RY6BB6iQ2_Y

credits

released March 18, 2019  written by Willie Nile and Frank Joseph Lee






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Perry Farrell coming to Boston City Winery
June 10 and June 11, 2019, a month away!

PIRATE PUNK POLITICIAN
https://citywinery.com/newyork/perry-farrell?fbclid=IwAR3Skr3zBprF1dtTWx8XLPtFNHFhz5UUreHUS-2dpUfDkDu0BPOomf8EvDA

Remember when Sly and the Family Stone took two and a half years to release a new album... "two and a half years is not a long time to wait..." - well, it was a lifetime in the fast-moving 1970s.  Perry Farrell has taken 18 years to put together Kind Heaven, his newest release, featuring "Pirate Punk Politician."

With guitar blasts straight out of Marilyn Manson, Perry comes roaring back with a short and sweet two minute and fifty two second attack on Donald Trump: "I'll cut your job, I'll raise your rent/'Cause I'm your so-called president"  

Great stuff, and something you will put on serious "repeat."

From the press release:
Performing songs from his new solo album Kind Heaven plus hits from JANE'S ADDICTION and PORNO FOR PYROS.

Tickets & More Info: http://bit.ly/PerryFarrellCWBOS

6:00pm doors / 8:00pm show / $48-$$148.50

Perry Farrell's Kind Heaven is his first solo record in 18 years! This is a rare opportunity to see Perry in an intimate setting. Perry will be playing music from his new album but also diving into his deep catalogue of Janes Addiction and Porno for Pyro's. Do not miss this event!


Every ticket includes a copy of Perry's new album!

Legendary frontman Perry Farrell will release his highly-anticipated collection of new songs Kind Heaven, on June 7th, 2019 on BMG. This is the noted visionary’s first album of new music in a decade. The album is available for pre-order HERE. The vinyl version of the album includes a code for downloading a digital version mixed in Dolby Atmos® to give fans an immersive listening experience.

The first single “Pirate Punk Politician” is a searing indictment of the current state of our planet under a rising tide of autocratic regimes. Farrell describes “Pirate Punk Politician” as “a good old fashioned protest song about today’s strongmen and their tactics of oppression.” Listen to the first single HERE.

Farrell continues his tradition of creating signature spectacles by teaming up with The Box and City Winery to deliver an intimate, immersive concert experience in New York, London, Boston, Washington and other cities. All tickets will include a digital download of the new album, available on release date. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 5th at 10:00AM local time.

Farrell and The Kind Heaven Orchestra have also been announced as part of the lineup for this year’s Lollapalooza’s in Chicago, Stockholm, and Paris. Further dates in a variety of exotic locations will be announced shortly. See the current list of tour dates below.

For the recording of Kind Heaven, the alt-rock icon assembled a dynamic group of artists who together realized the new collaborative musical venture known as Perry Farrell’s Kind Heaven Orchestra. The record, co-produced by Farrell and Bowie collaborator Tony Visconti, features contributions from Dhani Harrison, Elliot Easton (The Cars), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters) among others.

Kind Heaven is an expansive set of interlinked compositions fused together by Farrell's electrifying vocals into a rich sonic tapestry. Meticulously interwoven rock, electronic, and symphonic elements combine to yield a compelling tale told through large-scale orchestral scores (courtesy of Hollywood composer Harry Gregson-Williams), intense back-and-forth duets with Etty Lau Farrell, and flourishes of hard guitar with electronic vocal distortions. Farrell's long-awaited return entrances the listener into a musical adventure grappling with life's eternal questions and engaging its biggest challenges.

The Kind Heaven universe will reach an apotheosis in Las Vegas. Kind Heaven, Las Vegas will combine leading edge technology and Hollywood style storytelling and take visitors on a sensual exotic journey that offers the best of Southeast Asian culture, music, food, fashion, exoticism, exploration, mystery and spiritual enlightenment. All surrounded by a musical soundscape curated by Farrell. More details will be released in the coming months.

Perry Farrell’s long legacy as a prolific musician, artist, and impresario has kept him at the forefront of today’s cultural institutions. As a founding member of seminal alternative acts like Jane’s Addiction and Porno For Pyros, as well as Satellite Party and his subsequent solo career, his constantly evolving sound has inspired generations of musicians. As co-founder of Lollapalooza, Farrell set the standard for experiential music festivals, reviving his beloved traveling festival to become the worldwide behemoth it is today. An avid activist, he channels his passion for the environment, politics, and spirituality into numerous causes, including the Axis of Justice with Tom Morello.


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Steve Kuchinsky interview on WMWM Salem May 11, 2019

Empty County/Steve Kuchinsky




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Halo Therapy and Friends Friday May 24, 2019 @ Club Bohemia JUNE CALENDAR, plus Mach Bell, Larry Newman Interviews

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