Our annual Rama Lama Ding Dong festival is less than two weeks away – mark your calendars for Saturday, November 13 at O’Briens Pub in Allston.
The 2021 edition is a spectrum of pop and punk but surely not pop punk.
We’ve got RLDD 2019 favorites/late ’70s punk legends Unnatural Axe back again. Mr. B called them “the most important punk band Boston will ever call its own”.
Silver Synthetic are on tour from New Orleans! We saw them outdoors at Gonerfest so surely it will be wild to see the Third Man Records supergroup bring their warm & breezy sound to the cozy pub atmosphere of O’Briens.
The Swettes played our Holiday Party in December 2019 and surely won the hearts of the Dorchester Art Project faithful with their minimalist, adventurous, and immediate brand of rock ‘n roll. They met at Girls Rock Camp just a few years ago.
We’re excited to at long last do a show with Kathy Snax! Kathy just released a 7″ (Changeling b/w On A Winter Day) on Relief Map Records. The eerie/haunting vibe is real, but it’s the catchiness/pop of Kathy’s music that makes it feel not of this time/of this place.
Johnnie and the Foodmasters have played all of the RLDD and the streak continues. Musicality meets chaos in the context of the golden oldies.
This will sell out! Get your tickets ahead of time:
2019: Night One of Rama Lama Ding Dong/KLYAM 10th Anniversary. 10 PM at Lilypad! All Ages. $12-15 Suggested Donation. Featuring Juan Wauters (NY), The American Whip Appeal and The Glue Supergroup, and Boston Cream. See you there!
2015: Ursula, Sour Spirit, Funeral Cone, Trophy Knife (solo), Pucker Up – Grandma’s House, Wakes, Sports Coach – Theives Grotto
2014: Robot Death Kites, Charlie, Narrator, Amadels, Underwater Bear Ballet – Neverland
Boston Groupie News and Boston Hassle recently chatted with us about our 10 year anniversary celebration Rama Lama Ding Dong. Click the links to check out the interviews and a 3 night pass to all three shows. The festival is happening this Thursday (Lilypad), Friday (Dorchester Art Project), and Saturday (Cambridge Elks Lodge). If you go for an advance ticket you’ll receive any KLYAM release of your choice!
Back in the day we used to have “Hopes and Expectations” before highly anticipated shows featuring our slimy favorites. With the Rama Lama Ding Dong, the theme surrounding it is the ultimate local show that we would want to see TIMES THREE. We are grateful to be curating an experience featuring bands we consider EXCITING performers in garage, noise, punk, surf, Rock and Roll.
Opening night is Thursday, April 28 at Club Bohemia in Central Square, Cambridge. Love it or hate it, we are in the former camp and have held several fun KLYAM shows in this dank basement of the Cantab Lounge.
To kick off the festivity, KLYAM will be DJ’ing starting at 8 PM. What will we play? Ass shakers, maybe some Jandek, sure maybe some Khan, some singles from the early 1950s.
My band and I, G. Gordon Gritty, will be starting things around 9 PM. I’m not a musician, we’ve never all together played in the same room and my last gig at Bohemia we cleared the joint of aging Rockers until all but Mickey Bliss remained. Come check it out!
Next up will be Mike Mountain. I met Mike in New Bedford, his glorious hometown, about one year ago. He is joyously unpredictable, confidently moseying the musical vernacular like a guy who owns 20,000 records and favorite band is The Thinking Fellas Local Union 282. Whatever form Mike strolls to town in, it will be somethin’.
Third on the dusty billing is Andy California, perhaps the only musician who is awarded pre-arranged accommodations at the incensed Bohemia Club. Dude recently toured Europe and yup is THAT guy from The Monsieurs and Mardi Kings. In the California incarnation, he’s strumming away – bluesy stomps – and guess what you better be payin’ attention because he swirms and swims amongst the vulnerable crowd. Not some passive pensive slinger, Cali is the look you in the eye, real deal.
One, two, three and four – Second Becky. What do we know about Second Becky? It is a band coming courtesy of Victoria from GRAVEL. A two piece. What else do we know? We know it’s a band we ought to check out, a band you ought to check out. Find out more at the show!
HEADLINING are the heavies, the behemoths of the every second is a celebratory noisy freakout FUNERAL CONE. The hardest of cores playing the Ding Dong, we’ve been wanting these cats on a KLYAM show for a while and what better occasion than this, bringing this wicked evening of craze to a close.
Come early, stay late, you know. 21+. $8