BOSTON AREA INDEPENDENT VENUES STATUS

ATWOOD’S TAVERNCAMBRIDGE – Undergoing a renovation indoors – live shows to return late summer/fall

DEEP THOUGHTS JAMAICA PLAIN – Live shows came back in June

THE JUNGLESOMERVILLE – Live shows came back in June

LILYPADCAMBRIDGE – Live shows came back in June

THE MIDDLE EASTCAMBRIDGE – Shows in August and beyond

MIDWAY CAFE JAMAICA PLAIN – Live shows came back in June

O’BRIENS PUB – ALLSTONShows in July and beyond

ONCE – SOMERVILLE – Outdoor venue at 101 South Street with shows in July and beyond

PLOUGH AND STARSCAMBRIDGE – Live shows came back in June

THE PORCHMEDFORD – Live shows came back in June

EMAIL US at KLYAMEMAIL@GMAIL.COM FOR UPDATES ON ABOVE / IF WE FORGOT ANYTHING!

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The question we asked all of our podcast guests was always: WHEN WILL SHOWS RETURN?

In Boston – at least – the correct answer was June 2021.

KLYAM Shows

Total: 74 shows

2019 [16 shows]

December 20 – KLYAM XMAS FREAKOUT/HOLIDAY HANGOVER PARTY W/ Johnnie & The Foodmasters, The Swettes, American Whip Appeal & The Glue, and Children of the Flaming Wheel  – Dorchester Art Project

November 16 – M.O.T.O, Electric Street Queens, Sticker Shock, Johnnie & The Foodmasters – Club Bohemia

October 21 – The Hussy, Funeral Cone, G. Gordon Gritty, Nice Guys – Somerville Greek American Social Construction Club

September 7– Mickey Bliss, Gull Boy, The Mystery – Club Bohemia

August 31 – Mavis The Dog, American Whip Appeal, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, F – Dorchester Art Project

August 17 – A Mouth’s A Mouth Noisefest Part 7: G. Gordon Gritty, Healers Co., DJ Tomorrow’s Achievements, Con Tex & Lindie, Corsefuckers, >>>>>>>>>>> – Trixie’s Palace

August 1 – Andy California, The Swettes, Johnnie and the Foodmasters  – Hong Kong

Rama Lama Ding Dong 2019:
July 13 – Unnatural Axe, Nice Guys, Atlantic Thrills, Andy California, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – Cambridge Elks Lodge
July 12 – Thighs, Kremlin Bats, G. Gordon Gritty, Semi Sounds – Dorchester Art Project
July 11 – Juan Wauters, Boston Cream, American Whip Appeal, The Glue – Lilypad

June 29 – Booji Boys, Idiot Genes, Sticker Shock, Johnnie & The Foodmasters – Ted House

June 8 – Mickey Bliss with Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Life Partners, Love Strangers Duo (LSD) – Club Bohemia

April 25 – Kids Like You & Me and BUFU Present: Request Freebird (record release), Sean Daniel Daniels (fka Bad History Month), G. Gordon Gritty – Deep Thoughts

March 16 – A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest Part VI featuring Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Evicshen, Birthday Ass, Thighs, Pain Chain, Eric Baylies, Healers, KLYAM Haus Band – Trixie’s Palace

March 5 – The Cowboys, Nice Guys, Boston Cream – Deep Thoughts

February 16 – Mr. Airplane Man, Sticker Shock, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – Club Bohemia

2018 [9 shows]

December 21 – HOLIDAZE Party – Love Strangers, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, American Whip Appeal, The Glue – Dorchester Art Project

November 14 – Ts foss, B.J. Snowden, Glue (solo) – Potato Emporium

October 18 – Dumb Vision, Boston Cream, Request Freebird, G. Gordon Gritty – Lilypad

September 4– Proud Parents, Love Strangers, Electric Street Queens – Lilypad

July 14 – A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest Part V: G Gordon Gritty, Scum, Con Tex, Luoto, Blue Ray, Jarva Land, Bashful Slasher, Tom Ashton, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> – The ER

July 13 – American Whip Appeal (“Live in NY” KLYAM Records tape release), Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Bashful Slasher, The Glue – The Farm

June 23 – RAMA LAMA DING DONG! featuring The Monsieurs, Nice Guys, Rene Chambers (Jim Leonard – “A Brief History of Slime re-release”), Love Strangers, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, James Coarse reading – Cambridge Elks Lodge

May 28 – Fire Heads, Nice Guys, Andy California, G. Gordon Gritty – The Jeanie Johnston

April 14 – Kids Like You & Me and Dann Lawrence Present: Bashful Slasher, Request Freebird, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, The Glue, Someone Else’ Blood – The Farm

2017 [12 shows]

December 18 – Kids Like You & Me and Rad Castle XMAS FREAKOUT! featuring Earthquake Party, Boston Cream, G. Gordon Gritty – ZuZu

November 17 – Andy California, Bashful Slasher, G. Gordon Gritty, The Glue – The Farm

November 4 – A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest Part IV: Johnnie and the Foodmasters, James Coarse reading from “American Light Beer,” Poacher, Chill City Icon, G. Gordon Gritty, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> – The ratsnest

November 1 – Guantanamo Baywatch, Creaturos, Nice Guys, Andy California – Deep Thoughts

October 7 – Boston Hassle and Kids Like You & Me Present: Crocodiles, Saint Pe, Boston Cream, Second Becky – First Parish Cambridge

October 6 – Johnnie and the Foodmasters, _highlightreel, Picniclunch, Dylan and the Ded Beets – Club Bohemia

August 21 – Earthquake Party, Love Strangers, American Whip Appeal – ZuZu

June 16 – Rama Lama Ding Dong featuring The Monsieurs, Creaturos, Littlefoot, Germ House, Jim Leonard, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – Middle East Upstairs

May 22 – Peach Ring, Proud Parents, G. Gordon Gritty – ZuZu

April 1 –  A Mouth Is a Mouth Noise Fest Part III featuring Fat Shuggy, Sam Rog, April & the Foolmasters, Picniclunch, Tom Ashton, vbit 32, >>>>>>>>>>> – Trixie’s Palace

March 27 – Kids Like You & Me and Rad Castle Present: Birthing Hips, -1, Body Meat, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – ZuZu

February 4 – Kids Like You & Me Presents: Johnnie and the Foodmasters (return show!!!), Thee Cavemyn, Jim Leonard, Peach Ring – Club Bohemia

2016 [13 shows]

December 12 – Electric Street Queens, Andy California, Tiki Twins – ZuZu

November 14 – Illegally Blind, Kids Like You & Me, and Rad Castles Present: Straight Arrows, Sprit Ghost, Ryan Major & The Love Strangers, Chasms – ZuZu

November 12 – The Channels, TRIM, Request Freebird – Lilypad

October 8 – A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest Part II featuring Id M Theft Able, G. Gordon Gritty, Asher Tuil, Mike Mountain, The Craters, Disembowelment Choir, Negative One, Orgins – Black Lodge

September 12 – Nice Guys, Sauna Youth, Earth Heart, G. Gordon Gritty – ZuZu

July 23 – 7th Anniversary Show featuring (New England) Patriots, IAN Sweet, Giving Up, Birthing Hips – Lilypad

June 11 – A Mouth is a Mouth Noise Fest: The Cavemen, Puzzle Mansion, Meat Dreams, Fenner, Wendy Alembic, Gangbang Gordon, >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> – Black Lodge

May 14 – Illegally Blind and Kids Like You & Me Present: Peach Kelli Pop, Secret Lover, Gravel, Electric Street Queens – Middle East Upstairs

Rama Lama Ding Dong 2016
April 30 – Guerilla Toss, Ursula, The Barbazons, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Electric Street Queens – Middle East Upstairs
April 29 – The Monsieurs, The Prefab Messiahs, Nice Guys, Scully, Black Beach, CosMc (First show!), Future Spa – Middle East Upstairs
April 28 – Funeral Cone, Second Becky, Andy California, G.Gordon Gritty – Club Bohemia

April 22 –  Boston Hassle & Kids Like You & Me Present – OBN III’s, The Monsieurs, Devil Music, Far Corners – Out of the Blue Too

March 30 – Kids Like You & Me Present: Cumstain, Pookie & The Poodlez, The Mardi Kings, Idiot Genes – Out of the Blue Too

2015 [19 shows]

December 14 – Kids Like You & Me and Rad Castle Present: Gravel, The Nude Party, Adam PC, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – ZuZu

November 21 – Kids Like You & Me Presents: The Lonely Machines,Future Spa, Squash, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – Wilder Zangcraft

November 20 – Kids Like You & Me and Bob Records Present: Future Spa (“Girl” CD EP Release Show!), The Double Buscemis, The Rococo Bang, Johnnie and the Foodmasters – Out of the Blue Too Gallery

November 13 – Illegally Blind and Kids Like You & Me Present: Nobunny, The Monsieurs, Nice Guys, Gymshorts – Middle East Upstair

October 20 – G. Gordon Gritty, Style, Whip Appeal, Mike Mountain – Midway Cafe

October 3 – The Shallow End Divers, Drug Dogs, Johnnie and the Foodmasters (first club show!), KLYAM DJ Set – Club Bohemia

September 23 – Wet Nurse, halfsour, Digital Prisoners of War – ZuZu

August 28 – Só Sol, Bum Candy (first show!), Field of Sheep (first club show!), G. Gordon Gritty – Club Bohemia

August 17 – Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Electric Street Queens, The Shallow End Divers – ZuZu

August 1 – Kids Like You & Me and BUFU Present: Nice Guys (Free Pizza split tape release), (New England) Patriots, Power Masters, Jim Leonard, G. Gordon Gritty – Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery

July 1 – 6th Anniversary Party featuring The Barbazons, Nice Guys, Atlantic Thrills, G. Gordon Gritty – Middle East Upstairs

June 26 – Earthquake Party, Whip Appeal, Andy California, Jim Leonard – Cantab Lounge/Club Bohemia

June 6 – Nice Guys, The Hussy, G. Gordon Gritty – ZuZu

May 29 – Kids Like You & Me and BUFU Records Present: G. Gordon Gritty “Still Not a Musician” Tape Release Show w/ Tall Juan, Underwater Bear Ballet, The Shallow End Divers – Club Bohemia

April 17 – Nice Guys, Jacques Le Coque, Black Beach, G. Gordon Gritty – Club Bohemia

March 30 – Kids Like You & Me and Rad Castle Present: The Barbazons, Miami Doritos, G. Gordon Gritty – ZuZu

March 19 – Kids Like You & Me and Illegally Blind Present: The Prefab Messiahs EP Release Show with The Barbazons, Fedavees, Secret Lover – Middle East Upstairs

March 7 – Boston Hassle and Kids Like You & Me Present: Nice Guys, Nancy, Gymshorts, Robot Death Kites, Muscle Plant – Boylston JP Church

January 24 – The Monsieurs, Atlantic Thrills, Feral Jenny, ACLU Benefit – Lilypad

January 16 – The TeleVibes,Future Spa, CHARLIE, Ben Tan – Club Bohemia

2014 [4 shows]

November 28 – Miami Doritos, G. Gordon Gritty, Ben Tan – Club Bohemia

October 24 – Big Buck Hunter, Ravi Shavi, Phaze, Gangbang Gordon – Club Bohemia

September 10 – Illegally Blind & Kids Like You & Me Present: Creaturos, The Electric Street Queens (Tape Release!), Nice Guys, Headband – Church

August 24 – Kids Like You & Me, Boston Hassle, BUFU Present: Cumstain, G. Gordon Gritty (Tape Release), Free Pizza, White Pages – JP Drive In

2013 [1 show]

October 11 – Miami Doritos, Free Pizza, G. Gordon Gritty, Ben Tan – Radio Down 

2012 [1 show]

April 29 – Kids Like You & Me Presents: Atlantic Thrills, The Roaches, G. Gordon Gritty (first show!) 

Mike Mountain S/T

People also ask, why are dreams so weird when sick. The first one is runaway like hardcore speed oven stuffer, the transporting nostalgia of when Reatard’s live band just took the fuq off. Fuq off. In Mike Mountain style and surely this is a defined style – Webster Worthy – the second one, and my favorite “Acid At The Funeral”, is cooling off. Taking a skinny dip into Acushnet river in the early to mid 90s off a noise rock on Popes Island. Mumblejumble screaming behind the band’s turn right screwdriver rhythms and meet in the middle spasms. I could spend a half a day on those rocks with a smartphone and headphones trying to transcribe the lyrics and associated meanings. This was a well rehearsed crew that was in spiritual unison with Mark E and any number of knowing wiseperson frontpersons. Three “Trash Bed” and Four “Creepo Fiendo” settle back to the urgency of Number One before an aberrant misremembered & altogether rewarding go at Rebel Jew. Gateway bridge back to motifs of moments prior: the transformation of bean bag toss to Cornhole in thirty rich years of exploration and higher level mountaineering, thinking, and winking to Netflix climber, Dirtbag. Someone says that was awesome and it was and it’s over. Move right along or revisit as some wise folks do.

All Music by Meyer Brown*
All Lyrics by Michael Montagano*
Recorded 2015 by Clinton Lisboa at the Wamsutta Mills, New Bedford, MA.
*Track 5 originally by David Berman & Silver Jews.

Vocals: Michael Montagano
Guitar: Meyer Brown
Bass: Tyrell Pina
Drums: Christopher DeSouza

SHIT THAT STILL EXISTS: GOODBYE BOOZY RECORDS

i’ll check everything else out later but for now

Terminal Boredom ‘s Greatest Garage Band of 2014 or maybe 2013. It Not Memphis In September If Not Buck Biloxi and The Fucks

Three songs, every song sounds the same not a knock but just a sound. Take that seriously and the joke is on you

The heads knew it and liked it before it came out and it delivered. Again not a knock , knock who is there?

let’s smoke a joint outside the Hi Tone and miss a little of a set. not Buck tho. Giorgio without synths

The train wreck, The Hurricane/Alligator fingers

Two years ago today I was in Tuscany!

We’re Still Here!

Hope everyone is healthy and hanging in there. We wanted to let you know that we are still here and active.

With no new shows to book, play, or attend, we’ve shifted gears to a new medium: the Podcast!

Link is up at the top of the website and here. These have been great – one to two (sometimes longer!) hours of catching up with old pals, artists, and musicians. We try to cover formative experiences in music whenever possible along with what’s going on currently and in the future.

 

This Day In KLYAM (March 30)

2019: RUSSIAN TSARLAG / EVICSHEN / Dan Talbot / Baby;Baby / CorpseFkrz – Deep Thoughts

2016: Kids Like You & Me Present: Cumstain, Pookie & The Poodlez, The Mardi Kings, Idiot Genes – Out of the Blue Too

2015: Kids Like You & Me and Rad Castle Present: The Barbazons, Miami Doritos, GBG – ZuZu

2014: Tacocat, Dylan Ewen/Teenage Springsteen, Miami Doritos, Dylan Ewen & The Sulk Scouts – The Womb [REVIEW]