Monday, April 30, 2007

Ask not what net radio can do for you, but what you can do for net radio

A bill has been introduced in Congress to roll back the draconian royalty rates set by the Copyright Royalty Board recently. The proposed legislation is a bi-partisan bill proposed by Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) and Rep. Donald Manzullo (R-IL). It is called the Internet Radio Equality Act and is HR2060. Call your reps and let them know you support it. More info at

Sunday, April 29, 2007


Listen to the latest show. Lots of old and new sounds from Wormtown and we help get you shined up for the gig by presenting selections from each of the acts that'll be on hand at Ralphs.

Worm Bros

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Wormtown 29th

Wormtown 29th Anniversary Party
Saturday, May 5, 2007, 9pm
Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner
95 Prescott St, Worcester, MA

"Never trust anyone over 30." -Jerry Rubin, late charter member of the Chicago 7
Wormtown 1978-2007: Thanks to the staff at Ralph’s Chadwick Square Diner, Mike Z in particular, you can celebrate the Wormtown scene before you can’t trust it anymore.

Headlining is Lyres from Boston. Their brand of keyboard driven garage rock has earned them praises from peers and critics alike. Lyres (remnants of the legendary band DMZ) have been playing to packed houses around the world since the late 70’s. Jeff aka ‘Mono Man’ Connolly, Rick Coraccio and Paul Murphy have been together since 1976, and were then joined by Dan McCormack in ‘83. (unofficial)

Also on the bill from Boston, are Classic Ruins whose early 80’s 45, 1+1 < 2, helped set the tone for future local bands. Led by Frank Rowe, Classic Ruins features Jeff Crane, a Wormtown legend in his own right, having inaugurated the scene with his noteworthy stint with The Commandos, is just back from touring with his French band The Cinders. No Ruins’ performance is complete without the inexhaustible Carl Biancucci and Matt Burns.

The Time Beings features Preston Wayne, Wormtown’s loudest, and arguably its best, guitarist. Preston’s work is tightly woven throughout Wormtown legacy; from the prehistoric days with Hooker and The Odds to a short stretch with the aforementioned DMZ, up to today with current projects The Time Beings and the Preston Wayne Four. The Time Beings’ raucous sounds are rounded out by Jay Martorano, Chris ‘Cah’ Lillyman, and the aggressive rhythms of Dave Kowalcek. Fair warning: they’ve been known to burst a few eardrums. But don’t miss this set as they will be performing tracks destined for a new Dino Records album.

Lady Kensington and the Beatlords hail from Portland, Maine formed by Chris Horne in 2001, after her band The Brood, who released four albums, split up. Lady Kensington and the Beatlords have toured New England and beyond, and are well known for their voluptuous sound and enticing stage antics. In a 2001 interview, Horne described her then new band, as “a slightly more melodic version of the garage-punk prevalent stateside in the ’60s.”
Demon Seeds add an unearthly twist to the bill. In 2005, John Kozik and Owen Rehraurer of The Crimson Ghosts (an instrumental Misfits a la surf music cover band) began writing original songs and performing to a dedicated and rapidly spreading fan base. This ghoulish group of pale skinned black suited fishnet wearin’ vampire lovin’ surf fiends say their love of punk and garage inspires them….to do what exactly? Find out at Ralph’s and pick up their CD entitled Have a Date with Death.
So, come on down to Ralph’s on May 5th and join the Wormtown 29th festivities. Because you can’t trust a scene over 30. –LB Worm, Mayor of Wormtown

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Tommy Ramone

Pictures from Uncle Monk of which Tommy Ramone is 1/2. Also Gobshites...
Saturday April 7 at Ralph's Diner in Worcester