Category Archives: Rock Gods

Rock Gods #190: Adventures in Our Little Music Scene

First The She Bows claim they were barred from playing Hamilton’s because they were too black. (The band has one black member, who does the Detroit covers in their sets, which are broken up into decades rather than any single genre. As you can imagine, they do a lot of costume changes.)
Hamilton’s acknowledged the heave-ho, but said it has nothing to do with musical miscegenation and everything to do with two of The She Bows spitting on an old man outside the club. This elderly gent, an accountant and money manager, is critical to Hamilton’s existence.
The band had no idea whom they’d insulted. They’ve lost a key money gig, and it serves them right. They tried to return to Hamilton’s under a different name, using a phony “manager.” Then they tried groveling. Now they’re circulating a petition. Just try not spitting, guys. We know phlegm-covered punk bands who could teach you a thing or two about offstage decorum. Not to mention fashion.

The Linear Blocks and The Parity Codes, complex pop, at the Bullfinch… Subdued show of BCH and Hamming at Hamilton’s… Reed & Solomon, unless it’s become Reed & Muller again in the last week, at D’ollaires. Polly and the Nomials may open…

Rock Gods #137: Adventures in Our Little Music Scene

Got a song stuck in our head. That’s because it’s about arrows. When the Bottom Cushions did it last week at Hamilton’s (yeah, we braved an off-season College Nite at the club), they fired toy arrows at the crowd. One of them hit us in the neck and fell down our shirt. Since we weren’t paying attention to the stage antics at the time, it registered as a severe shock. Thought we’d been stung. Then we had a flash of that squirrel dropping out of the ceiling at the Bullfinch that time.

Friends, and friends of the band, immediately came to our aid. Since it was a shot which had unnerved us, it was prescribed that another sort of shot should calm those nerves. Thanks for the bourbon guys. But the stun lingers. Serves us right for going to Hamilton’s on a College Nite in the off-season.

Fork and Bowl at the Bullfinch, with solo sets by both Fork and Bowl (formerly Frank & Beans)… Circle Lane and AMF at Hamilton’s… D’ollaire’s is closed due to a minor drinking infractions. Minors were drinking there, and they lost 36 hours of openness…