2017: Guerilla Toss, Ryan Power (LP Release Show), The Electrician – Cambridge Elks Lodge; Littlefoot (EP Release Show), Nova One, Ian Doerr – Lilypad
2017: Kids Like You & Me Present: Andy California, Bashful Slasher, G. Gordon Gritty, The Glue – The Farm
2012: Fat Creeps, 28 Degrees Taurus, Electric Street Queens, Secret Lover – P.A.’s Lounge [REVIEW]
2018: Kal Marks, Nice Guys, Maneka, Rong – Great Scott
2010: No Age, Lucky Dragons, Needy Visions- Mid East Downstairs (REVIEW)
It is high noon for the second to last KLYAM show of the year. First, the details. Saturday November 16 at Club Bohemia in Cambridge’s Central Square (very accessible by public transport, bike, car, whatever). Plan on arriving at 8:30 or 8:45 PM. Hand over $8 in cash and make your way down the steps to Mickey Bliss’ dank dungeon. Electric Street Queens – KLYAM alum from way back (2014’s Live From Your Dreams tape) – will start things off. They released Thank You Good Night this past summer. Their line-up has changed a bit over time, but their infectious and explosive live performance has not. Perfect way to start this wild night. Next up is Sticker Shock. They are a local KLYAM favorite for sure – a band that would fit in perfectly on a Gonerfest bill wedged between Trampoline Team and Sick Thoughts with that high gear, high speed attack. Speaking of Gonerfest. Less than two months ago, M.O.T.O joined the Memphis fest’s prolific progeny of relatively obscure, but ultra beloved performers. And we got to see them in action. Since then we’ve been dying to get Paul Caporino and crew on one of our shows and sure enough here they are headlining this one! I think I read somewhere that everyone has a favorite M.O.T.O song, but the back catalog is so damn extensive it might be near impossible for them to play all the favorites. What a great problem to have! After M.O.T.O will be Johnnie and the Foodmasters. M.O.T.O is a tough act to follow, so the Foodmasters will have to ride off the high of that set and hopefully not clear the room. The oldies noise-mongering sextet are hoping the Boomer who called them the worst band Cambridge has seen in 40 years comes out to the gig.
The only explanation I can think of for not going to a show on November 15 is that we lived it up too much on November 14.
But maybe some days are just not really SHOW days? That theory doesn’t have much bite to it. For example, tonight there is Kal Marks, Exhalants, Rong, and Aneurysm at Hong Kong.
The 5 year streak of going to shows on November 14 ended in 2019 :(
2018: Ts foss, B.J. Snowden, Glue (solo) – Potato Emporium
2017: Birthing Hips (tape release/last show), Blau Blau, Dove Lady, Andrea Pensado – Great Scott
2016: Illegally Blind, Kids Like You & Me, and Rad Castles Present: Straight Arrows, Sprit Ghost, Ryan Major & The Love Strangers, Chasms – ZuZu
2015: Providence Garage Fest: Black Beach, Future Spa, Midriffs, Party Pigs, Eric & Nothing, Neutrinos, The Nebulas, Gavage, THE WORRIED, Malyssa and the Sugar Cones, ST JAMES AND THE APOSTLES – AS220 (Providence, RI)
2014: Ty Segall, Guantanamo Baywatch, The Numerators, Rips – Death By Audio (Brooklyn, NY); Soft Cat, Vio/Mire, Anne Malin, Trashbaby, Horse Jumpers Of Love – Lasthaus
2018: Ts foss, Pete Cassidy, Ezra Cohen, somekidwholiveshere – The Greenhouse (Salem)
2015: November 13 – Illegally Blind and Kids Like You & Me Present: Nobunny, The Monsieurs, Nice Guys, Gymshorts – Middle East Upstairs; The King Khan & BBQ Show, Milk Lines – Middle East Downstairs
Thanksgiving dinner came early
2016: Kids Like You & Me Presents The Channels, TRIM, Request Freebird – Lilypad
2011: Big Mess, Killer BOB, A Bit Much, and Taiwan Typhoon – 119 Gallery (Lowell)
2017: Hassle Fest 9 – Xiu Xiu (CA) PILL (NY), Erica Eso (NY), Trinary System, Buck Gooter (VA), Ono (CHI), Obnox (OH), Sunburned Hand of the Man, Creative Healing, Pink Navel, Sidney Gish, Ed Balloon – ONCE Ballroom
2018: Hassle Fest 10 with The Gories, Germ House, Andy California, The Laces – Brighton Music Hall
2012: Atlantic Thrills, Nude Beach, Ravi Shavi – Firehouse 13 [REVIEW]