NOV. 16 – KLYAM Presents MOTO, Sticker Shock, Electric Street Queens, Johnnie & The Foodmasters @ Club Bohemia

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. 

What G. Gordon Gritty Is Listening To – A Lot

Who cares what anyone is listening to? Right??? Full disclosure: anytime you click on any of these songs (on any form of media) I will earn a commission.

Parsnip – “Too Late” – I’ve gone back and forth on what my favorite song is from When The Tree Bears Fruit, the recently released debut LP from Melbourne’s Parsnip. Band of the year, maybe. Gonerfest alumni. I think I like it so much because it has Fat Creepsian ‘Aaahhhh-aahhhhhhh’ parts and then that really killer “I might sammy out of here…” section that is so so addictive. Repeat repeat repeat

Knaughty Knights – “Get Well In Jail” – From the Gonerfest 2 soundtrack. That’s Jack Oblivian singing, right? Clocks in at one minute. Don’t sit down and dissect, just reach for the repeat. Need to kill 10 minutes? 10 “Get Well In Jail”s

Icky Boyfriends – “Pigs” – Okay so the full report is coming soon on how the Nervous Guys show went. Icky Boyfriends, best band. 18 seconds long is “Pigs”. Has my attention span really gone to shit? Maybe.

Paris Hilton – “I Want You” – I’ve been proud to sing Paris Hilton at karaoke at every opportunity. This is a deeper cut aka not ‘Stars are blind’ from her excellent album Paris. The production is insanely thick and juicy and immediate and this sure beats most any Mainstream material from the past 10 or so years (when I stopped following along).

Giorgio Murderer – “Computer Simulation” – Shoutout to Hugo in Montreal, first and foremost. On the subject of cover bands, has anyone tried Giorgio? Too sacred? A band or guy that makes you want to quit making your own music.

The Hussy“Have To Hide” – We all know The Hussy is hook after hook. Been like that for a decade and that’s not stopping. This cut from their recently released banger Looming is filled with brilliance by working in a number of styles – all in a hair over 2 minutes.

ONE WEEK FROM TODAY – OCTOBER 21, 2019 – THE HUSSY @ THE GREEK

Early heads up everyone. We’ve got THE HUSSY from Madison, Wisconsin. New album out on Dirtnap Records. 4 Piece Line-Up. Just played Gonerfest. On Tour. Checking all of the boxes. One of the most exciting live bands? Check check. Blew minds opening for Thee Oh Sees? Yes.

But this post and our next KLYAM show that we are Pumped for: THE HUSSY live at The Greek (Greek American Social Construction Club) in Union Square, Somerville (9 Bow St, Somerville, MA 02143) on OCTOBER 21, 2019. One week from today. All Ages. 8 PM Doors. $10.

Opening bands: Funeral ConeG. Gordon GrittyKind Budz 

Check Out Will from Healers Mix

Get on over to I Heart Noise and check out Will from Healers Altered Cultures Mix.
Quite a treat and not shy to bounce around from disparate styles. For fans of music discovery. It is wild and says a lot that the only song on here that I had heard before was  the Mickey Bliss Band’s “Venus Dressed In Plastic Garbage”. This is a really incredible playlist. Thank you Will.

And before, or after, you listen to the mix go on over and pull up Healers visual album Healers Paradise.

G. Gordon Gritty – “The Official Theme Song of the Lil League World Series” (lost rehearsal version)

Long rejected from Little League (TM) as the Official Theme Song, that’s A-okay because this is the Lil League (No TM) Theme, and just in time for the start of the 2019 tournament – one Jeremy Barngrumbles unearthed a lost band rehearsal version. Drop your bats kids and pick up your instruments. Make some noise. Check below:

You’re 13
You’re the star of your team
Grown men say you’ve got good hits
You’ve got free pie, kid

When you return
You’ll hold babies
All because you’ve won the
Little League World Series

Bobby did you hear
Are you going to be there next June?
When your balls drop
You’ll turn 16 and then flop

When you return
You’ll hold babies
All because you’ve won the
Little League World Series

Healers Co. New Visual-Audio Album!

Healers Co. just released their latest album Healers Paradise. If you knew what was up last night, you went to comfy Trixie’s Palace to celebrate the release of the audio-visual album. Stream it below. Sound collage experimentalism and campfire acoustics, some dreamish pop. I watched/listened first thing in the morning and it worked wonders. I bet late at night would be a nice time too. Early Animal Collective, early Girls of the Gravitron. Good work dudes.

Healers play Kids Like You and Me’s A Mouth Is a Mouth Noise Fest Part 7 at Trixie’s Palace on AUGUST 17.