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bananastasi - Thu, Jul 8, 2010, 12:10 A
Weekly Band E-Mail #135.0 NEWS July 8th, 2010
WEEKLY BAND E-MAIL #135.0 July 8th, 2010


1. Pernice Brothers - Goodbye, Killer
2. Hooray for Earth - Momo EP
3. Ketman - Ketman-A-Go-Go
4. Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women - Your Secrets Are Mine Now
5. Deer Tick - The Black Dirt Sessions
6. Guillermo Sexo - Vivid Nights
7. John Shade - All You Love Is Need
8. Magic Magic - Magic Magic
9. Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys - Steam Ship Killers
10. Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - Keepin Time

11. The Lights Out - Color Machine
12. Taxpayer - Photo EP
13. Forest Fires - Hark! and Other Lost Transmissions
14. The Motion Sick - "Winged Bicycle"
15. One Happy Island - One Happy Island
16. Spirit Kid - Spirit Kid
17. T Max - Why Do We Go To War?
18. Endless Wave - City Walls EP
19. Big Big Bucks - Crucial Schmooze
20. Corin Ashley and the Chocolate Olivers - The Abbey Road Session

21. Happy Birthday - Happy Birthday
22. Mean Creek - "The Comedian"
23. Monique Ortiz - When the Pigeon Flies
24. Pants Yell! - Received Pronunciation
25. Gene Dante and the Future Starlets - "The Love Letter is Dead"
26. Hallelujah the Hills - Colonial Drones
27. Sodafrog - Hang the Moon
28. Symbion Project - Misery in Soliloquy
29. Whistle Jacket - Compliment
30. Bodega Girls - "We Are Losers"

RadioTony compiles this list of top 30 CDs for
using the playlists of 13 different radio stations and Internet programs.
Brian Anastasi would like to thank RadioTony and all the folks at
The Noise-Boston for their kind permission to reprint this survey,
and encourages everyone to check out their online magazine.
The Noise-Boston does not publish in August.

Here is a video of "Jacqueline Susann" from the "Goodbye Killer" CD by the Pernice Brothers:


Luke Allen, frontman for the hardcore band Home Invasion, is being held without bail at Ludlow Correctional Facility on aggravated assault charges in connection with an incident that happened on Worthington Street in Springfield in the early morning of April 2nd. Luke was a bouncer at the Fat Cat Bar and Grill, and is charged with beating to death a 25-year-old Enfield CT man.

Scott and Lee Ogre will be having a benefit show for Luke Allen at The Waterfront Tavern in Holyoke this coming Sunday night, July 11th. Performing will be 100 Demons; Death Threat; Shoot to Kill; Palehorse; Hammer Bros.; Colin of Arabia; Revenge; and Can't Heal.

Tickets are $12 in advance, which are available from any of the bands who are playing, or $15 at the door. Doors open at 6:30pm, and the show starts at 7pm. This is an ALL AGES show.

A DVD will be made of the show, in the hopes that Luke will someday be able to see it.


This from Adam Klein of Callanan and Klein Communications Inc. in Boston:

We are hosting a special summer party on the Rock and Blues Cruise to benefit the Pan Mass Challenge on Friday, July 23 (boarding at 7:30pm). The entertainment will be the band Pablo Palooza which features Boston radio personality George Knight, good friend Mark Hobbs, American Idol contestant Mike Davis and more. In addition, DJ Morning Guy Tai will spin tunes between the bands sets and we’ll have a great silent auction on the cruise. Money raised from the auction and net proceeds from the cruise sales will support the fundraising efforts of several people riding the Pan Mass Challenge which benefits the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Tickets are $25 and available online at

The Pan Mass Challlenge is a two-day, 192 mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown. Since 1980, the Pan Mass Challenge has raised $270 million for cancer research and treatment at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The Challenge raises nearly half of the Jimmy Fund's annual revenue, so all donations raised by riders support the efforts of more than 3,000 Dana-Farber faculty and staff members as they make countless advances that have become the standard of cancer care and research.

Adan Klein will be one of the thousands of people who will be making the ride. Contributions to support his efforts can be made via


Kevin Youklis's Hits for Kids and Christopher's Haven have teamed up with Rounder Records in Burlington to put together a CD entitled Music Hits Home. Included on the CD is music by the Dave Matthews Band, The Allman Briothers, and Phish. The CD costs $15, which includes shipping and handling. For ordering information, contact, or call (781) 444-9685.

"Youk," who plays third base for The Boston Red Sox (and may or may not be a part of this year's All Star Game), has this to say about Hits for Kids:

"I am living out my childhood dream, and it is due in no small part to the tremendous support of my family, friends, and community. Now I am in the position to help foster save, nurturing, healthy environments for today's children, and I can't imagine backing away from that opportunity."


This is the weekend of the twice-yearly Greenfield Rock Fest. PDP Productions puts together the Rock Fest indoors at the Green Teen in Greenfield in the winter, and outdoors at Energy Park in Greenfield in the summer. This summer's outdoor rock fest will be on Friday, July 9th, 4-9:15pm, and Saturday, July 10th, 11am-9pm.

There will be two stages, and 40 bands are scheduled to perform. The festival stage will be closest to the parking lot and the vendors, and the station stage will be in the old train station. Be aware that there are no sanitary facilities at the site. Bring bug spray and plenty of sunscreen as there is no shade. Two day passes for $14 will be available at the gate on Friday night.

For more complete details, go to The schedule is also included in this week's LISTINGS edition of the Weekly Band E-Mail.


Signature Sounds recording artist Eilen Jewell has released a new CD as a side project paying tribute to country music legend Loretta Lynn. On the CD, titled "Eilen Jewell presents Butcher Holler: A Tribute to Loretta Lynn," Jewell sings 12 Loretta Lynn songs.

Of the CD, Jewell says:
"Butcher Holler is named for the little Kentucky town where Loretta Lynn was raised. In this tribute to the country star we pay homage to her humble roots and straightforward, hard-hitting performance style. All of the songs in this collection were written by Lynn herself and are a testament not only to her strength as a songwriter, but to her personal strength as well. In the 19 60s and '70s, Loretta Lynn dared to write songs about topics that were widely considered off-limits, especially for women. The fact that her words still hit a nerve today is proof of their timelessness. And so, a toast: to the woman with more banned songs than anyone can count; to the voice that reaches the very grain of theater walls around her; to our national treasure. Gratitude is not enough, so I sing these songs for anyone who will listen."

The CD is available for sale online at

Here is a video of Loretta Lynn performing "Fist City," the lead track on Eilen Jewell's tribute album:


According to Reuters news agency, Harvey Fuqua, who was best known as the leader of the 1950s doo-wop group The Moonglows, passed away in Detroit on Tuesday, July 6th, at the age of 80. He succumbed to "coronary problems" after a brief illness.

Fuqua formed The Moonglows in his hometown of Louisville, KY in 1951. They were discovered in Cleveland by rock n' roll dj Alan Freed, who got them signed to Chess Records. The song he wrote, "Sincerely," cracked the Top 30 in 1955, and his unmistakeably deep bass voice leads the group on their best-known song, 1958's "Ten Commandments of Love." The versatile artist, entrepreneur, and executive shepherded the careers of such acts as Etta James, The Spinners, and Junior Walker and the All Stars.

Fuqua enlisted Marvin Gaye in The Moonglows in 1958, and later brought him to Motown. He, along with Johnny Bristol, produced Gaye's duets with Tammi Terrell, including "Ain't No Mountain High Enough" and "Your Precious Love." They also produced and co-wrote the duo's 1967 single "If I Could Build My Whole World Around You."

Here is a video of Harvey and The Moonglows performing "Sincerely":

Here is a video of Harvey and The Moonglows performing "The Ten Commandments of Love" for a PBS pledge special filmed in Pittsburgh about 10 years ago::


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