LIVE REVIEWS Dec 2006

Tyler Derryberry (Ho-Ag as DEVO) Photo: Just Bill HO-AG (as DEVO) Halloween Show The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge, MA 10/31/06 Yes, it’s Halloween night and a number of bands are paying tribute to other national/ international bands, but I specifically came to see Devo. Ho-Ag jumps into “Beautiful World” wearing the classic yellow plastic jumpsuits sporting the diagonal Ho-Ag where Devo would be written. They’ve got the jolted Devo sound down, they look great, and they pull off some of … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS Feb 2007

COUNT ZERO, VAGIANT Abbey Lounge, Somerville, MA 1/12/07          I may be late for That Handsome Devil but the band’s lovely Ms. Plaural is right upfront for the opening of Vagiant. I wasn’t sure what to expect from these buxom females. Two longhaired voluptuous gals are on guitars—the blond (Hellion) jubilant lead singer plays an old vintage crap guitar, the brunette (Elena) bangs a heavy metal axe. Then you’ve got the stylish flop-topped Cleopatra-like (Leeanne) on bass and the spike-haired … Read More >>

LIVE REVIEWS Feb 2006

ELI REED & THE TRUE LOVES, THE DIAMOND MINES, THE MULES Central Square VFW, Cambridge MA 1/28/06 A sampling of hipsters, rude boys and girls, art-noise kids, college students and townies fill up the basement of the Central Sq. VFW to give witness to the last True Loves show.   The show is scheduled to start at 9:00; it is now 9:35. I grab a $2 Budweiser can from the bar on the other side of the swinging doors and make … Read More >>