Monday, November 10, 2008


Nov 14 2008
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Go to the website and check out their fucking awesome new songs!
Also check out their in my opinion, a classic A Dark In The Light song called A Darkness In The Light....This is an awesome video of a great song!

Be there at the CD Release Party this Friday night at the Middle East CLub Upstairs!

You will not be dissapointed!

A Dark In The Light is a band based out of Boston, Massachusetts that brings the melodic elements of southern blues together with grunge and brutal metal as one cohesive sound. The band was formed in Gainesville, Florida by Mike McCarthy (guitar/vocals) and Seth Roberts (drums/vocals), before re-locating to Boston and finding new inspiration via the addition of talented bassist Robert MacLeod.

Through influences ranging from Pantera, to Alice in Chains, to The Allman Brothers, A Dark In The Light refuses to conform to any one sound and will not be limited by the constraints of modern heavy music. The band has recently recorded their debut E.P. entitled The Nature of What's To Come at the Moontower Studios in Cambridge, MA.

The band has played to near sold out crowds at the Freebird live CafĂ© in Jacksonville, Florida, Harpers Ferry in Allston, Massachusetts and the Middle East Club in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Through its dynamic live performance in which the band’s passion and talent takes center-stage, A Dark In The Light will stop at nothing to bring good times rock n’ roll back to the heavy music community.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Bscott288's Collection Of Bootlegs Special

Awesome Double Show ...Oldies Are The Best!!!!!

Foghat & Robin Trower
NOVEMBER 8, 1974


NOVEMBER 8, 1974






NOVEMBER 8, 1974


Set list:

1: Twice Removed from Yesterday
2: Bridge of Sighs
3: AlThea
4: Lady Love
5: Daydream
6: Too Rolling Stoned
7: Can't wait too much longer
8: Day of the Eagle
9: Little bit of Sympathy
10: Rock me Baby

Bscott's Collection Shows

Thought Id Share With Ya Some Oldies From Boston..Enjoy

JULY 26, 1974

Set list:

1: Take it easy
2: Outlaw Man
3: Already Gone
4: Deuling Daltons
5: Desperado
6: Peaceful Easy Feeling
7: Midnight Flyer
8: Unknown track
9: Blackberry Blossom
10: James Dean
11: Good day in hell
12: Keep on trying
13: Witchy Woman
14: Chug all night
15: Out of Control

Thursday, October 2, 2008



1. Shine
2. Stuntman

3ht began when Andrew Mueskes, Billy LeBlond, and Sean Weldon got together for a jam session in late 2005. After realizing their mutual interest in music, they decided to put together a group to play at a school assembly later in that year. In preparation for the show, the trio picked up Jeff Sullivan on bass, and Matt P. on drums. In April 2006, the group played a cover of Green Day's "Brain Stew" which was an instant hit to the audience, and the group realized that they could take their music to the next level. The group then chose the name of 3ht, and Danny Shores took over behind the kit of the newly formed band. Since then, 3ht is still going strong today. In late 2007, they released their first EP, self titled "3ht", under the production of EJ Oulette and Pine Island Music Resource in Byfield, MA. They are now in the process of writing material for their next CD, release date TBD.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Jet Screamer - Live (date unknown)

Jet Screamer - Live (date unknown)

  1. Treat You Right
  2. Heart Of Stone
  3. It's Alright Tonight
  4. Say That You Love Me
  5. Hold On
  6. Wasn't It You
  7. Sister Disco
  8. Drum Solo
  9. Don't Wanna Love Your Way


Chris Ferri - 1st Vocalist

Warren Hosker - 2nd Vocalist

Stephen Ferrara - Guitar (Chris' Crue, In the Wild, King of the Rats, Street Kid)

Johnny Risti - Bass (Bob's Mob, Chris' Crue, Street Kid)

Gary Cioffi - Drums (Sass, West, Axes)

I had always wanted to see these guys live but never had a chance to.

Please enjoy!

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 20 02-13-1987 Issue 73

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 20 02-13-1987 Issue 73

Here is the "newest" issue of the Beat Magazine with this issue featuring The Blackjacks, Jeanne French's Irresistible Force, Nine Lives and Pulse 8.

Please also check out the regular features such as Insignifica, Sound Reactions, the Club Listings and local band reviews from Ace Diamond!


Friday, August 29, 2008

Tom McElman Band

Tom McElman Band

1. Home
2. Live Again
3. Sasha Blue Monday
4. Thorton's Boogie
"All songs Copyright 2008. All rights reserved"

The Tom McElman Band is an eclectic blend of Rock, Blues, and Funk. The nucleus of the band/project is Tom McElman on Vocals and Guitars (sometimes bass, sometimes keyboards) and Sean Moore on Drums. Tom and Sean write the songs and additional players, if needed, are added during the recording process.

Tom, originally from Boston, has a long history playing in hard rock bands such as Vernia Caliper and Strombringer but grew up listening to Blues. It was his father that first exposed him to Fats Domino, from there, Muddy Waters, Elmore James, Sonny Boy Williamson but when he heard Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple for the first time, the music took on more of an edge.

Sean, actually born in the Boston area, grew up in Cincinnati and has been in Rock and Blues bands for most of his life. The two got together back in 1997 and has been writing music and producing and recording bands ever since.

Tom was recently diagnosed with Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). It is a genetic disease that usually goes undetected in men and women until they're in their late 30s. There is no cure and it is currently untreatable. However, as with all diseases, there's always hope. You can help by going to and learning more about the disease. If you can make a monetary donation or donate your time, it would be more than appreciated!

Check Tom out at his MySpace site:

Please enjoy!

Vernia Caliper - Bill Ash's Lounge 8-6-1989

Vernia Caliper - Bill Ash's Lounge 8-6-1989

WBCN Band Intro
Think For Tomorrow
Something About You
All That's Left Behind
Missing You Again
How Bad Do You Want It
Can't Get Enough

The Line up:
Tom McElman - Guitar
Jim Skelton - Bass
Troy Sellards - Drums
Guy Tarantino - Vocals

Here is the beginning of the Bill Ash's 1st Battle of the Bands Finals from August 6, 1989.
This was a great set! So, check it out!
Vernia Caliper was the winner that night too!
This was also the last appearence of singer Guy Tarantino.

This post is by special request from Tom McElman....


Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Took a little break

Hey Everyone!

I took a little break for a while.....

Between the constant storms this summer causing power outages and the extreme humidity, I had decided to take a little break....

I will start posting again very soon....

I have more issues of The Beat Magazine to post including a special 3rd year anniversary issue with Peter Wolf on the cover!

As for bands.....I have Jet Screamer, Scorcher, Maximum, Clutch Grabwell and more amazing compilations coming your way!

Thank you for your patience!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Funky Broadway

Funky Broadway

  1. Hey Joe
  2. Honky Cat

I don't know a thing about the band. It was my first time hearing this...

It's live versions of these 2 cover tunes and they have a real good sound to them...

I wish I had more from these guys....


Leadfoot - Escape Club, Salsbury Beach 07-02-1991

Leadfoot - Escape Club, Salsbury Beach 07-02-1991

  1. Intro
  2. Sister Sister
  3. The Mirror
  4. Better Off Dead
  5. Think
  6. Your Kinda Guy
  7. Rail Line Blues
  8. 9 To 5
  9. N.O.B.
  10. Highway Star
  11. Lookout

Former Bass Player of Vernia Caliper Jim Skelton formed a new band called Leadfoot after the breakup of Vernia.

Different sound, new vocalist....great songs!

Please take a listen...


Monday, May 19, 2008

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 17 01-02-1987 Issue 70

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 17 01-02-1987 Issue 70

Check out all the cool Year-In Review features this month.....All the band reviews for 1986!
All the gossip about the local bands at the time....
And also.....A story about Harvey Wharfield, a local Boston DJ who has been on the scene for years and on many radio stations such as WAAF, WZLX and a staple in the early years on WCOZ!
Thank you!

Monday, April 21, 2008

A Dark In The Light

I had a chance to see the band this past Friday night at O'Brian's Pub in Allston....I was amazed! You have to see these guys play! They have a unique sound to hardcore that to me, stands above the typical bands I see.....

A couple videos from the band....

A Dark In The Light - Devolving (Middle East Club 03-08-08)


Friday, April 18, 2008

Guitarzan - Atlantic Lounge 03-10-1990 (not full show)

Guitarzan - Atlantic Lounge 03-10-1990 (not full show)

  1. Freight Train
  2. Love In Vain
  3. The Only One
  4. Draw The Line
  5. See The Light
  6. I Love You So
  7. Weight Of Us
  8. Intro-Standing In The Rain (fuse blown near end of song)
  9. Drum Solo
  10. Hold The Line (fuse blown near end of song)
  11. Drum Solo
  12. Instrumental
  13. 1 2 Scoodle Dee Do
  14. Heartbreaker
  15. Living Lovin' Maid
  16. All That You See
  17. Change In You

Dana Fecto - Lead Vocals
Jon Fagan - Lead Vocals (Full Force, Headhunter, Sin City, Steel Assassin, Twisted Fate, Wicked Lester)
Peter Hunt - Guitar (The Dream, Mixed Nuts)
Mike Musto - Guitar
Rob "Ruby" Nockowitz - Guitar (Diver Down, Gypsy)
Mike Vai - Bass
Lou Serio - Drums

My favorite songs from this band were "Love In Vain", "Standing In The Rain" and "Hold The Line" but all are actually really good....

I saw these guys several times and they always put on a great show!

There were no pictures of the band that I could find. I got the band members from the Boston Rock of the 80's and 90's site on MySpace.

If anyone has any actual demos from them, please let me know. I would be interested in hearing them....

Please enjoy!

Monday, April 7, 2008


  1. Brighter Hemispheres
  2. Control Of Me
  3. Mother Goose
  4. Prelude/Off Your Rocker
  5. Lies
  6. Silent Cries

Tom Collantouni - Lead and Backing Vocals, Rhythm Guitar

Paul Amenta - Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals

Bill Livesy - Bass, Lead and Backing Vocals (R.I.P.)

C. Peter Asklund - Drums, Keys, Backing Vocals

I got a chance to see these guys play once and thought it was a great show!

They had ran out of tapes that night but a friend of mine who also went got a copy and made one for me....

Please enjoy! This was a great band!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 3 06-06-86 Issue 55

Beat Magazine Vol. 3 No. 3 06-06-86 Issue 55

Check out my newest upload of The Beat magazine!

As a bonus this month, I have added a track by the band The Lines called One Man Army. It's a great tune I had gotten off the Live at The Metro LP.

I had a chance to see this band in concert at the Kingston Fairgrounds in Kingston, NH. They were the opening act with headliners Cheap Trick, Twisted Sister, Ratt and Lita Ford. It was an incredible show!

Again, check out the interviews with these great local Boston bands and also check out all the other features.....


Tuesday, February 26, 2008

A Dark In The Light

A Dark In The Light

  1. Devolving
  2. Dopplegangers
  3. Atrophy Of Me

I recently got an email from Seth and he told me to take a listen to his band. I gave it a listen and it blew me away! The first time I heard Dopplegangers, I knew they are the band to listen to for 2008. For the hardcore scene, there is always one band I hear each year that stands out in my book and A Dark In The Light is that band. Give it a listen, go to their site as well as

Below is a message from Seth and some info about the band.....


This is Seth from A Dark In The Light checkin in with all you bloggers! I hope you enjoy our material and join our email list, friend us on myspace, or just drop a line via any form of communication. We will be playing several live shows over the next few months, highlighted by a March 8th gig at The Middle East Club in Cambridge, MA. If any of you are local, please come out and say hi! Thank you all for your support, and we hope to see you out there in the real world!


Seth & A Dark In The Light

True success will only be achieved through struggle and perseverance. This is a credo that A Dark In The Light takes to heart as the band prepares to move forward and launch itself into the throes of the Boston heavy music scene in 2008. While Mike McCarthy (guitars, vocals) and Seth Roberts (drums, vocals) have waded through their share of personal and professional hurdles on their way to this exciting time, it is the music that has kept everything together. Formed out of a love for metal, blues, punk, and sincere, intelligent rock, A Dark In The Light does not hold fast to any claims or gimics. The music and the people who care about the music are what matter to the band.

Despite its northeastern roots, the band took shape in Gainesville, Florida, where McCarthy and Roberts united with bassist Josh Vlahos and began to craft the songs that would comprise their 2007 debut EP. Eight months of rehearsing, gigging, and recording resulted in something none of the three members were certain would be achieved—A Dark In The Light became something tangible. Heart, soul, and struggle were all wrapped up into a package and represented by eight songs that reflected a musical vision and, more importantly, a belief in that vision. The recent college grads also learned a thing or two about life, and perhaps, that was the most valuable part of their Gainesville experience.

Looking to the future, the band parted ways with Vlahos and returned to the northeast in order to pursue their dreams a bit closer to home. The following months proved stressful, as they faced several setbacks in the search for the right musician to once again complete the band. After several musicians fell by the wayside, the band finally settled on Rowan Elowe to take over bass responsibilities. Now officially a full time member, A Dark In The Light is thrilled to have Rowan’s impressive skill set, including a background in jazz and a passion for brutal metal, to complete the band. Always looking to expand and improve, A Dark In The Light looks forward to its new chapter with Rowan, and is in the process of writing new material. The band would like to personally thank everyone who has supported them during both the good and the difficult times. We hope to see you all in the front row soon!

Just Us - A Different Kind Of Sun

Just Us - A Different Kind Of Sun
  1. A Different Kind Of Sun

  2. King's Highway

Here is another release from my friend's band Just Us (formerly Koala Red).

If you haven't heard anything from them, please give this a listen.

They have drums, keyboards and they both share vocals....They have had an occasional guitarist fill in on certain parts but it's all them.

The first song "A Different Kind Of Sun" got radio airplay on WERS in Boston ( a local college station).

A video was also made for this which I am happy to say I got to take part in. I will post the video as soon as I have it transferred....

They were great friends but we lost touch when they moved to New York in the 90's....if anyone knows them, please send them the link to this site....they are missed.....

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Beat Magazine Vol.2 No. 24 4-11-86 Issue 51

Beat Magazine Vol.2 No. 24 4-11-86 Issue 51

Finally, here it is, my first posting of the Beat Magazine.

What's cool about this first issue that I have is the magazine features on the cover The Souls. I had posted Adam Sherman's previous band Private Lightning as well as The Souls ep. This features an interview with the band.

Great features in this magazine are Insignifica, which is basically tells you what's going on around town with all the bands, band members, management and anybody involved in the business...

Another feature is Ears In Boston with then WBCN DJ Carter Alan who is now on WZLX. He gives you a lot of local band info.

Sound Reaction features concert reviews.

Studio Trax features information about all the local recording studios....some still exist today!

There is also a Local Music Review by Ace Diamond which features local demo reviews.....

And of course, as you look through the magazine you will see concert listings for all the local venues.....

Please enjoy and let me know what you think!
Thank you!

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Tin Pan Alley

Tin Pan Alley
  1. Whiskey River Road
  2. White Collar Junkie
  3. Tattoo Of Roses
  4. Just Like A Woman

I saw them for the first time in a very long time at the Boston Rock Reunion Bash.....great show and heartening tribute to Dave Dullea.....

I had only met him a few times and didn't really know him but a lot of my friends knew him very well and were close friends with him.....

The songs themselves are an awesome mix of songs that still hold the test of time....

Sweet Cheater

Sweet Cheater
  1. Dancing On My Grave
  2. Holding Out On Love
  3. Suicide On Broadway
  4. I've Got You
  5. Top Dog
  6. Summer
  7. All Fired Up

Last year I had a chance to see these guys again perform at the Boston Rock Reunion Bash and it was such a great show.....

Dancing On My Grave is an awesome song! Well worth a listen!

Give these guys a listen!

Powerload Rok Sampler Volume 2

Powerload Rok Sampler Volume 2
  1. Mugsy - Everything I Need
  2. Gary Agresti - Fall In Love
  3. Unfinished Business - Jake
  4. Innocent Victim - Share My Life
  5. Mother Train (MASS) - Crack Of Dawn
  6. Tokyo Vibrators - Last Cowboy In America
  7. Mick Powell - It'll Take A Little Magic
  8. James West - Pretty Dancer
  9. Forte - Black Widow
  10. Max The Dog - Blind In Love
  11. Dark Shades - Nowhere To Go
  12. Scott Steele - Won't Matter Anyway
  13. Eclipse - Gypsy Child
  14. The Stompers - Shutdown
  15. Fresh Flesh - Moron
  16. Frost Bite - Dictator
  17. Fortune - See I'm Not The Same
  18. The Eddie's - Mrs. Elevator's Cameo Appearence

Take a listen to this one....This is very cool and very interesting....

My favorite track on this disc in Mother Train - Crack Of Dawn. This is the original version of the song that is currently on Mass' new disc Crack Of Dawn....I love this song, It kicks ass! I recommend that you go to their site and purchase a copy of their current album as well as any of their early is well worth it....

The Stompers have been around for a while and are a great local pop band from East Boston....if you can find any of their early albums, please go for it....They used to have a hits called East Side Girl, Never Tell An Angel and Heart For Sale.....

Another popular band on here is Fortune. My friend Lou is a member of the band....for information about the band, gigs and anything else you need, please go to

Gary Agresti, I used to work with a long time ago. He has been in a few bands himself, all pop oriented music....This is his first solo effort as far as I know....I will post some of his other music later....

Please enjoy!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Glass - Handle With Care

GLASS - Handle With Care

  1. Hold On To The Night
  2. Fire At Will
  3. Bump & Grind

I've seen these guys play several times and had always put on a great show!

"Fire At Will" is still one of my favorite local songs.....


Deslok - No Peace, Know Pain

DESLOK - No Peace, Know Pain
  1. Fatal Endearment
  2. The Extrinsic
  3. Excuse Me, Miss

This is the second demo from this local thrash band......

I posted their first demo previously on this site.....

Very cool stuff!

Crystal Talon


  1. Don't Ask Me Why
  2. Melissa
  3. On The Outside
  4. Again and Again

Troy Sellards ( the drummer) used to play for Vernia Caliper, whom I previously posted and after Crystal Talon, he played for Johnny and the Po Boys who frequently played at Bill Ash's Lounge....

Troy gave me this tape years ago and it was a real treat to finally get to hear these songs once again....

This is a band worth listening to and was a pleasure to see live!



  1. Bandwagon
  2. Money For Water
  3. Worm
  4. Badmotherseed
  5. Red
  6. Haunt You

A friend had given me this tape to transfer and was my first time listening to this band they are incredible!!!!!!!!!!

Please give this a listen and crank it up!

This band is worth it!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Steven Tyler and Friends - Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash Dec. 9, 2007

Steven Tyler and Friends - Ft. Lauderdale Harley-Davidson Bikers Bash Dec. 9, 2007 (MP3) (Video for ipod)

  1. Misery (duet with Shelly Fairchild)
  2. Amazing (with Richie Supa)
  3. Pink (with Richie Supa)
  4. Chip Away the Stone (with Vince Neil and Richie Supa)

I wanted to thank the person who gave this to me from the AF1 forum but wishes to remain anonymous. I will respect that persons wishes.

It was originally a youtube video and I found the software to convert it to MP3 and MP4.

In the meantime, please enjoy!!!!!!!!!!

Thank you!