Q&A With Eric Baylies leading up to 4752 Festival

Baylies Band plays the 4752 Festival in New Bedford around 7:45 PM at Solstice Skateboarding. In a brief exchange, I shot off some question to Eric Baylies:

GGG: You’ve been a New Bedford staple for years – any particular noteworthy venues or memorable show/festivals that you’ve taken a liking to in your hometown?

EB: There is no steady venue in New Beige

GGG: What two bands (in existence or dead) would you bring along on a package tour with Baylies Band? 

EB: I’ve been lucky enough to tour with Pere Ubu so that leaves Captain Beefheart and The Fall

GGG: What two songs would you recommend the uninitiated start with in your vast discography that capture your musical essence? 

EB: Let’s Get Stabbed parts 1 to 5 on Risibility and Discourse and I Want To Marry The Prime Minister of Iceland from the new Kafkaesque

GGG: Is there any chance you could bring a copy of your book Heroin’s Rainbow to the festival?


4752 Festival Coming To New Bedford On October 19!

A one-day Gonerfest of the North is coming to New Bedford on Saturday, October 19. 4752 Festival. Located about an hour drive south from Boston and 40 minutes south east of Providence, New Bedford has long been the home of a bevy of underground and eclectic (dare I say outsider) artists and bands. Remember the old Traphaus scene?

Devin from the great no-nonsense post-wave NB outfit Picniclunch has organized this doozy of a festival and here’s how it works: 13 musical acts perform in 6 venues. All the venues are within less than a mile so from 3:30 PM to 1 AM you can hop around, get some exercise, a bite to eat, maybe a libation or two, and see a lot of weird performances. More information forthcoming, but mark your damn calendars and get excited for what we do know:

Circa Vintage Wear – 204 Court Street
3:30 – Moist Boy (NB)
4:15 – Scare City (Worcester)

Alison Wells Gallery – 106 William Street
4:45 – Silent Fields
5:25 – Tal Vez (Western, Ma)
6:00 – Carl Simmons (NB)

Destination Soups – 149 Union Street
6:30 – Heavy Gaze (Vermont)
7:10 – Johnnie and the Foodmasters (Boston, Ma)

Solstice Skateboarding – 801 Purchase Street
7:45 – Baylies Band (NB)
8:30 – Hill Haints (Albany,NY)

Paradise McFee Gallery – 104 William Street
9:10 – Picniclunch (NB)
9:50 – Leap The Dips 

No Problemo – 813 Purchase Street
10:30 – Bunnies (Western, Ma)
11:15 – Lazertuth (NB)