Salem Wolves go 'Live at ONCE'
Boston psychotronic quartet Salem Wolves is no stranger to rage and hostility – led by songwriter Gray Bouchard, the band has for years turned fury and anxiety into taut, blistering anthems.
With the 2022 release of singles “Hostile Music” and “Breaking Grounds,” the Wolves charted a dark path, attempting to navigate feelings of estrangement and distrust with neighbors, the music industry, and society as a whole.
Along the way, they celebrated the local people and institutions that sought to create inclusive and safe spaces; spaces like ONCE Somerville, a beloved Boston Metro venue headed up by local legend JJ Gonson and home to hundreds of independently promoted shows. Even after the physical venue ONCE occupied in Somerville became a casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the spirit of ONCE lived on as a “virtual venue” before transitioning to a promotional entity, hosting shows at nearby venues like Boynton Yards, the Armory, the Rockwell and Crystal Ballroom.
“Our relationship with ONCE goes way, way back,” says Bouchard. “We played some of our earliest and best shows at the Ballroom. JJ [Gonson] always treated us well and even when we knew we could barely get 10 people out to a show, the chance to play ONCE made you feel like you still mattered.”
This deep connection to ONCE made it a clear choice for the unveiling of the latest and greatest lineup of Salem Wolves in July of 2021. Having spent the pandemic reformulating, the new and improved Salem Wolves – featuring Don Schweihofer on drums, Justin Tisdale on bass, and Sam Valliewre on lead guitar – made a blistering live debut at ONCE x Boynton Yards. While it was the first time the quartet had played together in front of a live audience, the sound they made was special: feral, propulsive, tuneful – hell, even joyful.
The resulting live record from the show, Live at ONCE, is now available digitally July 27 on MegaHex records and shows the Wolves in full force. Mixed and mastered by Jocko at More Sound Studios, the record contains no overdubs or sweeteners – just 100% pure, high-octane psychotronic rock and roll, played live and loud.
“When we first heard the raw recordings from the ONCE show, we were blown away,” Bouchard says. “Salem Wolves in the studio and Salem Wolves live have always been two different animals. The live energy is like a firehose, we’re white-knuckling through a set. That’s what makes it exciting and you can really hear our excitement on the live record.”
In addition to the record, the band and ONCE have collaborated on a live video for “Titanium.” The record contains live renditions of recent singles like “Hostile Music,” “Never Die!!” and “Turn to Gold”, Wolves classics like “Shameless” and “More Weight!”, and even deep cuts like the moody “Reckless and Ready,” Live at ONCE represents the past, present and future of the band – a future that seems increasingly in jeopardy for us all due to the plotting of unhinged political machinations.
With the release of Live at ONCE, the Wolves have pledged 100% of the proceeds from the album’s sale to go to the National Network of Abortion Funds, an organization devoted to advocating for safe and unrestricted access to reproductive care and abortion services.
“It’s a pretty hostile time by any metric you can think of,” says Bouchard. “Everyone in the band stands strongly against the ugly political maneuverings of the GOP, the conservative members of the Supreme Court, and the march to roll back of basic human rights for women, people of color, LGBTQIA+ and other marginalized groups. Money talks loudest, so we’re fighting back the only way we know how by making sure everything we make on this record goes to NNAB.”
May, 14th 2022
@ Elks lodge #1697
60 Clyde St.
West Warwick, RI 02893
Doors at noon
Please bring a non-perishable donation for the Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Live Music From:
Jonee Earthquake Band
Paranormal Groups to include:
Day Time Paranormal
Legit Paranormal Radio
Ocean State Paranormal
Paranormal Legend Society - PLS
The Rhode Island Paranormal Research Group & Society
And Paranormal Personalities:
Keith & Sandra Johnson
The Chuckles and Laughs show
and RI Free Radio
."Surviving The Friggin’ Apocalypse - A Benefit Compilation For Galactic Theatre" includes tracks from Allysen Callery, Bank of Ireland, Beth Barron, Bill Bartholomew, Cardboard Ox, Chris Monti, Dave Alves, Helen & The Trash Pandas, The HiFi Lowdowns, Annie + Christian of High Planes, Hollow Turtle, Jaimee Danger & The Dynamite, Jets Can't Land, Jonny from M-80, Kate Mick, Matt Gillooly, Matt York, Sasquatch and the Sick-A-Billys, the frenzy of tongs, Tony Jones & The Jerktones, and Vudu Sister.
Many of these are previously unreleased tracks and the comp will is available at: https://livingroomutb.bandcamp.com/album/surviving-the-friggin-apocalypse-a-benefit-compilation-for-galactic-theatre
Proceeds from this compilation will go directly to Dave "Sasquatch" Podsnap to support him and the fine folks at Galactic Theatre.
Dave has done a brilliant job to pivot and adapt during these unprecedented times (Galatic's tenacity is second to none) but they continue to be negatively affected by the pandemic.
Tony Jones Show #215
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Tony Jones Show #214
Check out The Tony Jones Show #214 - With music from: Flogging Molly, Hayley Jane, Midnight Creeps, WORM, The Electric Mess, Russ Carrick, Glenn Robinson, silverteeth, Sugar Cones, The Knock Ups, Deer Tick, Eric and the Nothing, Dylan Sevey and the Gentlemen, and The Dirge Carolers.
Book Review: Savage Messiah; How Dr. Jordan Peterson is Saving Western Civilization By Jim Proser
First things first…
Jim Proser’s SAVAGE MESSIAH, the story of internet guru Dr Jordan Peterson, is a biography that reads with the page-turning intensity of a well-plotted suspense novel.
This observation holds even more true if, like your reviewer, you are unfamiliar with Doctor Peterson and his life and accomplishments before opening the book. In that case, you will be introduced to a man who sits and contemplates sticking long sharp objects into the necks of his college classmates, fights a lifelong conservative political crusade against left-wing academia and government bureaucrats, and battles lifelong depression on the way to becoming a gifted educator.
The above paragraph contained no spoilers. A bare bones description of the career of Jordan Peterson is about as revealing as the x-ray of a human skull is to the inner workings of the human mind. What is the good doctor really obsessed with?
As Proser leads us toward what he believes is the answer to that question, we meet the
fanatical supporters of the good doctor, willing to provide financial support to help him
mythologize his life and achievements. We also meet the doctor’s dedicated opponents,
determined to go to Orwellian lengths to silence his arguments.
Read this book for both the sheer enjoyment of a well-told story, and also for a window into western society’s decline, which both sides of the social war Proser describes claim we are experiencing.
Does Western Civilization need saving?
Dr. Peterson’s friends and enemies are both sure of the answer. For the rest of us, Jim Proser’s book provides a stepping-off point for honest debate.
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Travis, James and Kevin are talking modern sports cars - breaking down why certain models are so heavily sought after, give advice on where to invest and speculate on the market for these modern muscle cars.
Also: - Travis really needs a Toyota Supra - The beginning of Japanese brand value increases? - Dodge Viper v10 - The True American Sports Car - Why modern collecting has taken such a huge jump - A used Dodge Demon sells for an insane amount - Vintage Station wagons - What's NOT doing so hot
Tony Jones Show #213
Check out The Tony Jones Show #213 - With music from: The Evil Streaks, 61 Ghosts, silverteeth, Mok Music Mark Cutler, Ravi Shavi, The Can't Nots, For The Love Of Sloane, The Copacetics, The Callouts, Eric and the Nothing, The Charms, Damone, The Safes, and SEXCoffee.
Travis, James and Kevin are discussing the art of bronzes and why they are an important part of the antiques world. Travis fears Bronze Disease, James puts on his metalsmith hat and Kevin sells a bronze doorstop for an ungodly amount of money.
ALSO: - Bronze in modern settings - The thinner the copper the better? - Modern street artists making bronze casts - K-Studio Bronzes - Verdigris and how it differs from Bronze Disease
Wickford Art Association (WAA) will present “March Into Art” from March 6 to March 29, 2020. Admission to the gallery, located at 36 Beach Street, North Kingstown, RI is free and open to the public.
The Call for Entries registration is on Tuesday- March 3 (11am-6pm), Wednesday- March 4 (11am-3pm), and Thursday- March 5 (11am-3pm). Artists may refer to www.wickfordart.org for submission guidelines and entry fees. Call for Entries registration is open to all artists (WAA members or non-members) and all media except photography. The theme for the show is ALL THINGS SPRING.
The juror is Mim Brooks Fawcett- Executive Director and Chief Curator at the Attleboro (MA) Arts Museum. Since 2006, Ms. Fawcett has focused her efforts on heightening the Attleboro Art Museum’s profile in the region, providing outstanding and diverse exhibitions and arts programs to promising and professional artists. She encourages visitors to explore the wonders and challenges of art through classes, gallery talks and workshops designed to stretch creative thinking.
The “March Into Art” opening reception will be held Friday- March 6, 2020 (6:30-8:30pm) at the WAA Gallery in North Kingstown, RI. Ms. Fawcett, WAA Staff and Board of Directors will present awards with cash prizes at 7:00pm.
The Wickford Art Association is a non-profit organization with over 450 members from Rhode Island and New England. The association hosts art shows and classes in its North Kingstown gallery and has produced the Wickford Art Festival every July since 1962. Wickford Art Association is dedicated to educating, encouraging and inspiring artists and art lovers throughout the community.
Wickford Art Association hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11:00am-3:00pm and Sunday 12:00pm-3:00pm. For more information, (401) 294-6840 or visit www.wickfordart.org
Justuff League #68 - Non-Sports Trading Cards - Magic The Gathering, Pokemon, Yugioh
Travis, James and Kevin are talking all things TCG. Especially the big three Trading Card Games - Magic: The Gathering, Pokemon and Yugioh. Learn more about this nostalgia driven market and get to know more about how this market came to be in the 90s and early 2000s.
ALSO - Beta and Alpha Black Lotus - Holographic Charizard - The $2 Black Friday buy worth $500 - Foreign card releases and how the values track against their English counterparts.
04/09 Providence, RI. Fete Music Hall
04/11 Philadelphia, PA. Voltage Lounge
04/12 Brooklyn, NY. The Kingsland
04/13 Washington, DC. Pie Shop DC
04/14 Richmond, VA. Wonderland RVA
04/15 Johnson City, TN. The Hideaway * Chris White
04/16 Huntsville, AL. Sidetracks Music Hall
04/17 Atlanta, GA. The Masquerade - Hell
04/18 Tampa, FL. Crowbar
04/19 Orlando, FL. Haven Lounge
04/22 Dallas, TX. The House of Blues
04/23 Houston, TX. The House of Blues
04/24 Austin, TX. Come and Take It Live
04/26 Mesa, AZ. Club Red Mesa
04/27 San Diego, CA. Casbah San Diego
04/29 Garden Grove, CA. Garden Grove Ampitheater
04/29 Hollywood, CA. Whisky A Go-Go
04/30 Sacramento, CA. Holy Diver
05/02 Salt Lake City, UT. Metro Music Hall
05/03 Denver, CO. Larimer Lounge
05/05 Kansas City, KS. The Riot Room
05/06 St. Louis, MO. Red Flag
05/07 Chicago, IL. Subterranean
05/08 Newport, KY. Southgate House Revival w/ Chris White
05/09 Morgantown, WV. 123 Pleasant St. w/ Chris White
World's Greatest Actions Figures. Hear directly from the Father of the Modern Action Figure about the history of MEGO and all the legendary tales around this staple of pop culture.
Recorded live at Rhode Island Comic Con 2019.
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