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:
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.
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:
New memories will be made tonight! See flyer for The Cavemen, TVO, and Johnnie and the Foodmasters at O’Briens.
2013: Beware The Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Jacques Le Coque, The Zookeepers, Polaroidz – O’Briens Pub [REVIEW]
2012: Big Mess, Sneeze, Griefhound Bus, Lines n Spaces – Wilder Zangcraft, Lowell
This day will always be a part of KLYAM mythology – the fourth of July 2015. Chris was not present (as he explains in the video below). Johnnie and the Foodmasters first show. We rock, we rolled. It was wild debauchery, very sloppy. The cops were called on us; the show had to be moved inside. But mainly? Fun. A lot of fun. And we’re still out there getting at it.
2015: 1st Annual Lower Allston Rock ‘n’ Roll Speedtrials featuring Nice Guys, Miami Doritos, Dinoczar, Black Beach, Charlie, Drug Dogs, Grave Ideas, Johnnie and the Foodmasters, Axe Horder
Limited 3 day passes available for $30:
Night One – THURSDAY, JULY 11 @ LILYPAD (CAMBRIDGE, MA) — TICKETS —
Juan Wauters [NY], Boston Cream, The American Whip Appeal, The Glue
10 PM Sharp Doors – All Ages – $12-15
Night Two – FRIDAY, JULY 12 @ DORCHESTER ART PROJECT — TICKETS —
Thighs, G. Gordon Gritty, Kremlin Bats
8:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $5-10
Night Three – SATURDAY, JULY 13 @ CAMBRIDGE ELKS LODGE TIX: https://bit.ly/2QoVVVV
Unnatural Axe, Nice Guys, Atlantic Thrills, Andy California, Johnnie & The Foodmasters
6:30 PM Doors – All Ages – $12
FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/1195706223816172/
We are kicking off our 2017 show series in what can only be described as TYPICAL KLYAM FASHION. We let you off the hook in January, but look at this one. Saturday February 4th at Club Bohemia. Yup, the downstairs of the Cantab Lounge on the edges of Central Square in Cambridge. We’ve thrown several shows at the palace of Mickey Bliss.
You read that right, too. It’s the return of Johnnie and the Foodmasters. Who? The KLYAM House Band. The wildest, noisiest devotees of the golden oldies era of rock and pop music. There is the Yin and Yang dynamic of the clean and professional and the raw and amateur. It is a sight to see and with tremendous bias, I can say that.
We’ve curated an all-star lineup in support of the Foodmasters return: JIM LEONARD. Rock and roll juggernaut, back from Scotland. He’s been doing his thing for years, in a variety of iterations. Top notch on record, top notch live. THEE CAVEMYN – back to the basics rock and roll. Primitivalia as I have termed it. Boom doom BOOM. That riff. The line-up has seen many varieties, fuck I even used to react in it, but this latest one is a contemporary Boston underground supergroup featuring members of Nice Guys, Big Buck Hunter, Birthing Hips, and a newer group that is playing this show – PEACH RING, another contemporary Boston underground supergroup. We’ve never seen them, but oh we’ve heard them and we are excited for the noiseeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!
KLYAM will be spinning records and I might introduce the bands in some MC capacity. 21+. $8.
See you there!!!!!!!!