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151 Tremont Street, Suite 110
Boston, MA 02111-1151
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DIRECTIONS TO CLUB BOHEMIA IN CENTRAL SQ at the CANTAB,
738 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 tel: (617)354 2685
11 PM The Doug MacDonald Band
10 PM Hot Biscuits (R & B)
9 Almost Young (Neil Young Tribute Band)
The Union Boys, Lion's Share, The Martians AND Paid Vacation will not be on this event.
December 12, 2015
Saturday December 26, 2015
9 PM GHOST CATS
CLUB BOHEMIA MUSIC REVIEWS
BY WEBMASTER JOE VIGLIONE
ARTIST: Scott Damgaard
TITLE: Leaving Hyannis...
Leaving Hyannis...a twelve song, thirteen track disc from Scott Damgaard, formerly of psychedelic band the Wayoutz, is almost as stylistically adventurous as Santana's huge Supernatural cd and outside of singles - where the focus is on one composition - the abrupt shifts can be jarring for the first few spins. Damgaard is a craftsman who rolls out the melodies and the stories with a free spirit abandon.
"Alligator" goes deep into the Cajun wilderness, the bluesy, slinky opening track would make Rusty and Doug Kershaw both proud. In a sudden turnabout an uptempo Jim Gambino accordion (he of Swinging Steaks) on an Irish jig (hit the link on Irish Jig if you've got the CD playing on your computer for a nice video) sends the mood into a different dimension on "Oh, Annie Murphy." And if you think "Patrick Stands" keeps the Emerald isle a rolling, you'd be wrong. This is a Dr. John blues beat that might fit in New Orleans, but it's not of the same wavelength as "Alligator" which starts the show off. There's literally the cast of thousands at this party, different flavors from many musicians, co-songwriters and a variety of grooves. "I've Always Been Lonely" is in the Damgaard pop craftsmanship pocket while "Alden" opens up like John Lennon's "Working Class Hero," evolving into a superb folk/pop/blues song with staying power and heartfelt singing and playing.
"Darwin's Uncle" opens up with Scott's acoustic guitars very reminiscent of Ray Jackson of Lindisfarne's Mandolin on Rod Stewart's "Maggie May." Damgaard keeps switching styles, "I found love that first night, her soft eyes looking at me" in the neo-skiffle "An Accidental Look (It was)" Then we swing back to New Orleans on "Nantucket Stroll," the song that has most in common with the CD's title, Leaving Hyannis. The musicianship is top notch throughout the twelve tracks plus bonus hidden adventure that is the unlisted #13. A baker's dozen that are light years away from the pure pop/psychedelia of the singer's Wayoutz band and their classic Something Now disc.
Four minutes and 21 seconds of "Frankie Got My Lighter" sound like an opening act for Ricky Riccardo of I Love Lucy going half-reggae while "Sandcastles" gets more serious. Saving the best for last, "Sandcastles," "Bikini Island" and "You Were Here" close out the disc with some beautifully crafted pop. "Margaritaville" with a bit of Elton John's "Island Girl" gloss. "Bikini Island" is a look at the devastation and radioactive fallout removing the beach music aspect of that area while "You Were Here" goes full-out reggae/pop, the full journey of Leaving Hyannis clocking in
at fifty two minutes.
JV Reviews SOMETHING NOW by WAYOUTZ and
Scott Damgaard on AllMusic.com
Members: Jared Dew - Bass/Vocals. Kevin Kupillas - Drums/Vocals. Dug McCormack - Guitar/Vocals
The no-title instrumental opening track blitzes in at 2 minutes and 23 seconds with what we hope is rainwater in the rehearsal space and the onslaught that follows about 45 seconds in, the actual song
more like 1:13 in, a riff that barks along with the drums sliding into "So," the second track. The same riff for another minute and thirty seven seconds, rife with the "f" word it splashes out with feedback, straight into a minute and forty two of "E."
"E" is a more conventional spy novel guitar with Beastie Boys-styled attitude, something that would have fit nicely on the bill with early Alice Cooper. "Cactus of Love" is country rock gone scat, Steve Tyler's "Walk This Way" on 78 RPM instead of 45. "Toyota" also blasts along with a reprieve on Rippinanativehearts - a sluggish ballad with sludge and lament. Things brighten up with "Two Beer Minimum," fun and short and sweet like Richie Parsons' "Mix Tape" off of his Honey and Tears CD. Parsons own Unnatural Axe would give short punk bursts like Psychic Dog, though their mission was celebrating 50's science fiction through the chainsaw while Psychic Dog 's psychosis flies all over the underground rock map. Thirty four seconds of "She Like Me" as zany as the conclusion of Scott Daamgard's new CD Leaving Hyannis with its hidden thirteenth track. "TV Head" might be the lost sequel to Iggy Pop's "TV Eye" - crunching along with a few afterthought bursts prior to the haunting sounds that create a nice distraction to conclude it. "Long Night" is track 10 on this fifteen title excursion, its military like strike pounding away with its catchy "ready to go, rock and roll" chant. "60 Days" takes you inside the labyrinth of the Psychic Dog mentality (or practice space,) yearning guitar leads under the framework. "Digital Perm" is clever, something for Mott The Hoople's Ian Hunter to consider if he ever does a sequel to the Short Back n Sides lp. Great descending guitar line that adds an emphasis to the catchy riff. "Goodhello" - like many tracks on this disc, circles in at 2:32 - under three minutes - and is not Martin Scorsese's Good Fellows, nor is track 14, "Ends." Everything on the Big and Lonely CD comes in well under three minutes except for final track, "Psychic Dog," perhaps the group's theme song and best on the disc. The howling primal scream with Black Sabbath inspired riffs - the song "Black Sabbath" by the band Black Sabbath - deep inside the halfway point of the song "Psychic Dog" by the band Psychic Dog.
Band - I WAS AWAKE
Title: "The End" album single rough mix
Found this CD on the freebie shelf at Club Bohemia, downstairs at the Cantab in Central Square.
The rough mix of "The End" (not the song by The Doors) has a voice of Chris Harvey, maybe an octave above Geddy Lee of Rush, with a thunderous, dark dirge which vacillates as if in a murky kaleidoscope. Aggressive and determined rock with a tinge of hardcore over its pop leanings.
Photo: 10/24/14 The Cannery in Southbridge MA from their Facebook page
Chris Bouchard - Drums
Justin Demko - Guitars
Dan Goodhue - Guitars
Chris Harvey - Vocals and additional guitars
Kyle Paradis - Bass
I Was Awake: "Seek To Hide" | LIVE
END OF THE WORLD Show 12/21/12
@ The Spotlight Tavern, Beverly, MA.
I Was Awake
Rush Subdivisions R40 Live
Blue Murder with Carmine Appice
Valley of the Kings
Black Murder Deadsex
Reviews by Joe VIglione
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015 $8.00
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015 9:00 Backhand 9:45 The Martians 10:30 Whoopi Sticks 11:15 Jonee Earthquake 12)Mickey Rickshaw $8.00
Tonight's EVENT PAGE
9:45 The Martians
10:30 Whoopi Sticks
11:15 Jonee Earthquake
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 7, 2015
9:45 The Martians
10:30 Whoopi Sticks
11:15 Jonee Earthquake
Thursday November 5 $8.00
Thursday November 5 $8.00 Peter Noone's Birthday Party 11)The Skirts 10)Restless Atlantic 9)Blue Manic 8)The Breakfast Project
Thursday November 5 $8.00 Peter Noone's Birthday Party 11)The Skirts 10)Restless Atlantic 9)Blue Manic 8)The Breakfast Project Thursday November 5 $8.00 Peter Noone's Birthday Party 11)The Skirts 10)Restless Atlantic 9)Blue Manic 8)The Breakfast Project
Thursday November 12th at Club Bohemia. Show will go from 8-12.
Thurs Nov. 12 1) Self Serv 2) Solo Sex 3) Blk Bx 4) 7th House
Steve Baldrate - Guitar / Backup Vocals,
Mike Powell - Guitar
Alex Kotzias - Bass
9 PM BLUE MANIC
12:00 Midnight Weaklings
10:30 Puberty Wound
Thursday the 19th 8.00
11 Baeja Vu
10 Ghost Cats
9 pm The Rollo Tomasi Quartet
8 PM And then there was one
THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19, 2015
11 PM Baeja Vu
9 Rollo Tomasi Quartet
8 And Then There Was One
Thursday the 19th 8.00
Thursday the 19th 8.00 11 Baeja Vu 10 Ghost Cats 9 pm The Rollo Tomasi Quartet 8 PM And then there was one
Saturday 21 $10.00
DEEP HOUSE T.C.C. Manolo's Daughter and Montique Sounds Presents... Saturday November 21 $10.00
Erato DJ Event
9 pm to 1:30 PM
Guest DJs spin deep house
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11 Blood Knife / 10 Nark / 9 Miracle Blood
Friday 27 $10.00
November 28, 2015
Saturday November 28, 2015 $8.00
12 Pulitzer Prize Fighter
10 Hollywood Ghosts
9 Back Channel
EVENT PAGE NOVEMBER 28, 2015
11-28-15 at Cantab/Club Bohemia Midnight
Photos by JV