Nervous Eaters, Lyres, Robin Lane & The Chartbusters

Legends of Boston Punk

Nervous Eaters

Lyres

Robin Lane & The Chartbusters

Sat, April 16, 2011

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

Royale

Boston, MA

$15 adv, $17 day of show

This event is 18 and over

Tickets available at TICKETMASTER.COM, by phone 800-745-3000 or no service charge on tickets purchased Fridays at Royale from 12-6PM.

Nervous Eaters
Nervous Eaters
Jones’n for the “Nervous Eaters”? We’ve got your fix!


Slicked back and kicking ass, the Nervous Eaters, are back and more lethal than ever. The major driving force behind the legendary Boston Rat Punk music scene, the ‘Eaters’ reached legendary status in the late 70s and early 80’s. Fronted by the multi-talented, punk popper, Steve Cataldo, this raging band, with their poppy hooks and clever lyrics, will be bringing their gritty, down and dirty rock sound to stages across the U.S. and Europe.

The original core of the Nervous Eaters, Jeff Wilkinson on drums, Rob Skeen on bass, and Steve Cataldo on guitars and vocals crawled out of “Wilk’s” basement and into Punk prominence. They were managed by Boston nightclub impresario, Jim Harold, who released two primitive singles for his Rat Records label; “Loretta” and “Just Head”.

Music critic and popular online Blogger, Mike Desert, writes, “I don't throw around the term "essential" much, but Boston's pre-punk degenerates, the Nervous Eaters are just that.”

Bent on self-destruction, fueled by anything they could get their hands on, and ignited by the raw sounds of Link Wray, early Blues, and British guitar legends Beck, Clapton and Page, the Nervous Eaters created a raw edgy style that is uniquely their own. Their R-rated hits, "Loretta," "Get Stuffed," and "Girl Next Door", are as vital today as ever.

Never tame, never bridled, the Nervous Eaters will always deliver a hard driving, riff-blasting, rock show and Cataldo proclaims, “This band will blow you away. It’s the best version yet and we will treat our fans to nothing less than a scorched-earth experience.” Joining Cataldo on stage are guitarist and vocalist Allen Hebditch, Drü Colella on bass, and Lou Cataldo on drums.
Lyres
Lyres
Lyres were founded in 1979 following the breakup of DMZ. Their most popular songs included "What A Girl Can't Do" and "Help You Ann". The original lineup of the band featured Rick Coraccio(bass),Ricky Carmel (guitar), and Paul Murphy (drums).

Former DMZ members Rick Coraccio, Paul Murphy, and Peter Greenberg had rejoined Connolly in Lyres over the course of their existence (from 1979 to the early 2000s) [1]. Miriam Linna, former drummer of The Cramps and The A-Bones, played in Lyres in 1986. Stiv Bators of The Dead Boys and Lords of the New Church, and Wally Tax of The Outsiders also recorded with Lyres in the late 1980s.

Lyres were less active in the 1990s, due to Conolly living in California and in Europe for brief periods of time. After a renewed period of activity in the early 2000s, the band went through another dormant period up until 2005. The band has been playing regularly during the last two years. Conolly is the only member who has been in every lineup during the large number of personnel changes that Lyres have gone through over the years. In 2009, Lyres played at the Go Sinner So festival in Madrid and an additional date in Porto Nuovo. This line-up included Peter Greenberg on guitar.
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
It was in Cambridge in the late 70's, in an environment of cultural and intellectual experimentation that Robin was able to integrate Punk and New Wave influences, East Coast folk, and West Coast rock in her songs and her band -- the legendary Robin Lane and The Chartbusters. The band included ex-Modern Lovers Asa Brebner and Leroy Radcliffe who infected Lane's songs and sensibilities even further with their unique and now historic garage sound. Robin Lane and The Chartbusters released three albums on Warner Brothers Records. The first, Robin Lane And The Chartbusters was released in 1980 to widespread critical acclaim. Singles "When Things Go Wrong" and "Why Do You Tell Lies?" received extensive national airplay. Their follow-up album, Imitation Life was also well received by the critics including Nat Hentoff who described Robin's vocals on this release as "...ominous, desperately tender, and cuttingly illuminating." Subsequently, the band released a 5-song live EP entitled 5 Live. They toured extensively, opening for The Kinks, The Cars, Split Enz (later Crowded House), Hall & Oats, and XTC, but mostly crisscrossing the country headlining shows of their own.
Venue Information:
Royale
279 Tremont St.
Boston, MA, 02116
http://royaleboston.com/