The propitious debut from outlaw country outfit The Glue Whatever Sticks is now on BANDCAMP. Whatever Sticks was released by KLYAM on tape in late 2018. Rave reviews followed and those without a tape player were left in the wild, wondering ‘how can I listen to this amazing band?’ For this performance, the group consisting of leader Lil (vocals/guitar/keys), Lena Dips (keys/bass/vox), Yoyopa (cello), sleuth (Sax), and Satchmington Forresterson (writer) ventured to Basin Bay, Lake George, NY. Close affiliate James Coarse was behind the boards. Six originals and three covers – this is a pure and intimate release.
The Glue will be performing alongside Coarse’s Whip Appeal for our Hungover for the Holidaze party at the Dorchester Art Project on Friday, December 20. Metaphorically roast chestnuts!
NERVOUS GUYS will be performing at Cold Spring Hollow in Belchertown for Gray St Sounds #63 for Saturday, November 2. KLYAM recording artists and Cummington legends The Glue and Holyoke’s Giant Sadness will also perform on that fine evening.
Nervous Guys is a trio consisting of members of Johnnie & The Foodmasters, G. Gordon Gritty, and >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>. The group has performed under various discreet aliases at noise fests around town, but for this show will be going under Nervous Guys, as a 100% tribute to the legendary Bay Area slop-core group Icky Boyfriends. The Icky Boyfriends formed around 1989 and played their first show opening for The Melvins. They cleared the room. Described as abrasive, ungodly, and sometimes unlistenable. Chris from Foodmasters plays the part of vocalist Jonathan Swift, G. Gordon Gritty myself as guitarist Shea Bond, and Brian aka Up Up Up behind the kit as Gonerfest homeboy Anthony Bedard. Let’s teeter to the edge of noise rock.
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!
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
Thursday, October 18 @ Lilypad – 10 PM Doors – All Ages, $7 to $10 Sliding Scale – Dumb Vision (Madison, Wisconsin), Boston Cream, Request Freebird, G. Gordon Gritty – A classic KLYAM show featuring our buds on tour from Madison, Wisconsin (nice city, nice bands that roll through Boston regularly) along with what could be described as an eclectic medley of supporting acts: Boston Cream has been known to incite spontaneous wild dances, Request Freebird unforgettable sing-alongs, and G. Gordon Gritty confusion. Dumb Vision splits the difference with their full-steam-ahead punk rock attack.
American Whip Appeal – Nevermind tape – Mischief country/country glam trio originating in Newton, Massachusetts. We put our their Live In New York ditty a while back and they wasted little to no time congregating for a spontaneous ‘gospel’ record. The quotes are necessary; these kind folk spend a good chunk of their livelihood in New Orleans, Louisiana.
The Glue tape – The mysterious Glue, oft hailed on this very site as one of the most exciting NEW local bands, is getting together for a Last Chance record production. YouTube viddies and the irregular show have kept us satisfied, but imagine a tape of the hits? Cello, bass, keyboard, voice. Oozing passion. Get ready.
Bong Wish – Songs under a Minute tape – Stated best by Mariam: “These were all made on a PC computer from 2010-2011.. I had this generic program called “Sound Recorder” that only allowed you to record up to a minute..so that’s essentially why the songs are all under a minute. I also used headphones to record everything. Was heavily influenced by Guided by Voices and Beat Happening at the time. I was still in the process of teaching myself guitar, I didn’t know you were supposed to tune a guitar so I just played whatever sounded interesting to me.” If that’s not amateurism in its perfect nature, I’m not sure what is. This is a special tape.
The Migs tape – We’ve been sitting on a comprehensive Migs compilation for three and a half years. Waiting for just the right moment to release it to the world. It’s coming. You bet.
The Glue is no longer underground! In fact the New England based group is proudly our new Band of the Week.
Maybe you were at the KLYAM show they played on November 17 or perhaps you caught ’em a week later at the Newton Underground Pop Arts and Performance Showcase. Maybe not. The Glue said that they are a one/two-times a year band, but we’re hoping that is surely not the case.
One of the more unique outfits I have caught in the past year or so, The Glue is made up of Lily (keyboard/vocals), her dad Mike (cello), Lena (bass/vocals), and Martha (keyboard/vocals). Their sets brought to mind the short, sweet, cozy unpredictability of a band like The Beets, although with a whole different set of instrumentation and performance character. The Glue were in a perfect comfort zone without a PA as Lily emerges from behind her keyboard and shouts about Ten Mile Creek. This anything-is-possible, plus classical tinged cello improvisations, nature is encouraging and liberating. Just what we all need!
Check out The Glue on YouTube:
“Ten Mile Creek”
“Field of Diamonds” (Johnny Cash)
“Cut Your Bangs” (Radiator Hospital)