Thursday, May 30, 2019

Love and Flame Preview of June 1 - Video Practice from Wednesday Night



Published on May 30, 2019

5/29/19 Love and Flame Practice "Of Yesterday," "Whiskey Mama" for June 1, 2019 Middle East show - Lady Carolyn "Of Yesterday"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJhY-fgnZWY&feature=youtu.be

"Of Yesterday" was recorded at Electro Acoustics studio - Ted St. Pierre engineer, written and produced by Joe Viglione, Lady Carolyn on vocals. The flip side of "I'm Sticking With You" - the Moe Tucker debut 45, a hit on WBCN, mentioned in Rolling Stone Magazine way back when Whiskey Mama was one of 4 songs off of my debut E.P.

Live Saturday Night June 1
The Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
Smaller than its downstairs sibling, this enduring rock venue features underground & indie bands.
Address472-480 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Hours
Open ⋅ Closes 2AM

Monday, May 27, 2019

June 1 @ The Middle East - The Reunion

Gary Shane and the Detour  2019




With Cowboy Mach Bell on drums from Thundertrain

Will Hunt on guitar, vocal, flute
Larry Newman on bass

Gary Shane & The Detour will Perform @
The Middle East Saturday June 1, 2019

Find some fun links on Gary’s website

http://garyshane.com/music.html

LARRY NEWMAN- Bassist

I started playing bass and singing with Gary Shane in the Spring of 2018.  I was looking for a bass gig and put it out there on Facebook and Gary contacted me.   We had met back in the mid-eighties but never played together. I started out my career in Ann Arbor and Detroit Michigan in the late 70s with a band called THE INFIDELS, my original material, playing guitar. Then I had an opportunity to join BOMP recording artists, NIKKI & THE Corvettes on bass and recorded and toured around the world with them for several years. I also played with a Stones type band called HOI POLLOI and had a Rockabilly band called the Mustangs that toured the U.S. and Canada.  

I came back to Boston around 1985 and joined a band called THE REAL.  A few months ago I met Tim and Judy Sprague who asked me to start playing with Crow Follow, as their previous bass player was getting busy with another project.

I'm looking forward to working with them when Agent Judy recovers.

Incidentally I met (Gary Shane drummer) Mach (Bell) back in 1974 or 75 when THUNDERTRAIN played at my high school and at the Rat, it was great to reunite and start playing with him last summer at The Rat Beach Party. We hope to play as many shows as we can this summer. I also do some solo and duo stuff up in Maine and NH, I currently live in Kittery, Maine I have a Kinks Tribute band called PRESERVATION that will be playing at Tavern at The End of the World in July


MACH BELL
A Q & A with Cowboy Mark

Q:When did you guys join up with Gary Shane and the Detour?

A:I first (unexpectedly) played (drums) with the Detour on Thursday Aug. 30, 2018.

Q:How many people play with Gary in his current Detour lineup?

A:The regular quartet is Gary Shane (lead voc, gtr), Will (lead gtr, flute, voc), Larry (bass, voc) and me Mach (drums).  On tour we have been joined by backing vocalists, percussionists, harp players, horn sections, violinists, occasional celebrities... 

Q:When did Mach Bell join the Detour?

A: 
I went to see Gary Shane play at the Rat Reunion Party 2018 on Nantasket Beach. 
I knew Gary from when he was on the bill with my bands The Hits, Mag 4 and the Joe Perry Project. When I heard talk at the bar that the Detour drummer was a no-show - I offered to help out on the skins. 

Q:Mach, when was the last Thundertrain reunion and how did it go?

A:Thundertrain rocked a crowd of over 10,000 at Jet Blue Park in Fort Myers FL on St. Patrick’s Day 2018.  We opened for Boston Red Sox vs. Tampa Bay. (Sox won).
That day we performed with our original “Live at the Rat” line-up - excepting our dear departed drummer, Bobby Edwards.

Q:Will this lineup of the Detour perform any Thundertrain or any other music from the Boston scene?

A:Gary Shane changes our set every time I’ve played with him. Surprises every night.
Sometimes Gary performs his Boston scene 80’s hits “Shadow World” & “Johnny’s Coaltrain” (available on Pure & Easy Records).

Q:Do you have other gigs planned?

A:Yes. We are on tour: SUN May 26-Tavern At The End of The World, Charlestown, MA 5pm -7
SAT June 1 - Middle East, Cambridge 6:50pm
SUN June 2- Out of The Blue, Allston, MA
AND - Don’t Miss the Gary Shane & the Detour Movie:
LIVING IT UP

Q:Have you fellows performed at the Hull shows - The Rat Beach Party?

A:I joined the Detour at the Rat Beach Party in Hull on 8/30/18.
We were asked to return to Hull as headliners a few weeks later.

with compliments,
Mach Bell



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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
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/

Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/

Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/
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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!



Event Page May 24, 2019 Waymaker, Friendly Psychic Strangers, Halo Therapy, Quadroped
https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/



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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1213620142130896/





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/


Friday Nov 22, Wild Allegations, Alexandria Lillian, Brother Odd, Kid Wolf Saturday Nov 23 @ Club Bohemia

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