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"Guns of Brighton might be the band to take up the mantle of Boston’s hometown, punk rock heroes—a tradition started by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones in the ’80s and continued by the Dropkick Murphys through the ’90s, and into this millennium."

(Thanx!!! The Noise - Boston http://thenoise-boston.com/2014/04/cd-reviews-21/ )

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G.o.B. shows on Friday, October 3rd (Dover, NH) and Saturday, October 4th (Worcester, MA)! 

Come see G.o.B. on Friday, Oct. 3, at Sonny's Tavern, Dover, NH. Info here.



G.o.B. play on Saturday, Oct. 4, at The Raven, Worcester, MA, (doors at 3 PM, music starts at 4 PM, G.o.B. play at 9 PM) with all proceeds going to victims of domestic violence who find themselves homeless. Info here. (Even more information at http://letsstopthebleeding.org/id89.html)

Cheers,
G.o.B.

THANK YOU BIG WHEEL MAGAZINE -- G.o.B. in Band Spotlight, September 1, 2014 

Band Spotlight: Guns Of Brighton
http://www.bigwheelmagazine.com/music_reviews/band-spotlight-guns-of-brighton/

September 1, 2014



Boston is the fertile breeding ground for many of the world's favorite bands. From Dropkick Murphys to Mighty Mighty Bosstones, from Street Dogs to Darkbuster, The Ducky Boys to The Freeze, the city's tightly knit underground scene and many dedicated Punk venues make it a great city for bands. And now there's another group set to take the world by storm, "Guns of Brighton".

The band's name is an obvious tribute to the Clash's "Guns of Brixton", a song that focuses on brutal police repression sparking riots and social unrest, and discontent with economic decline. Less obvious for those unfamiliar with Boston geography, Brighton is the neighborhood where the band keeps a practice space. So Guns of Brighton is a nod to the past history of Punk, the current ongoing struggles, and their local roots.

Looking back, the band now seems inevitable. Front man Markie D and drummer Ant had already been playing together for a while in other bands when they decided to start messing around with some Jimmy Cliff covers. They decided to have some fun and met bassist Lee through an ad on Craigslist. After recording a few songs, the band decided they needed another guitar to round out the sound, and Markie D thought of his old friend Mike (formerly of Gang Green). But Mike had already heard the demos, and approached the band about joining up

The band plays Punk & Roll, forged in Reggae, and soaked in the Boston Punk & Roll sound, with lyrics focused on social justice and action, and riffs that have you humming along the first time through the album, and singing to yourself a good week afterwards. The band put out their first album, "A Selfish Call to Arms" earlier this year. Guns of Brighton have shared the stage with everyone from local favorites The Welch Boys to The Young Dubliners, and this month will even be supporting UK legends "Menace" during their east coast run.

"Like" them on Facebook HERE and get a free MP3 download when you sign up for the mailing list Guns of Brighton at their main page HERE . You can also check out the band's new video for "Heroes of the Past", shot and directed by TJ Welch of the Welch Boys and Sonic Lobotomy, on YouTube HERE
 

-Jo Problems-
Big Wheel Staff Reporter



Review by JOE VIGLIONE - Guns of Brighton - A Selfish Call to Arms - Sept. 4, 2014 

http://www.tmrzoo.com/2014/63328/review-guns-brighton-selfish-call-arms
Review: Guns of Brighton – A Selfish Call to Arms

by JOE VIGLIONE on SEPTEMBER 4, 2014

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A Selfish Call To Amrs is a serious take on punk rock meets metal, the product delivered by Markie D (Mark Duchane) guitar/vocals/songwriting, Anthony Aubrey (drummer) adding harmony vocals and crunching percussion and former Virginian (the state) Lee Holland on bass who joined the group in July of 2012. A fourth member rounds out the trio-gone-quartet, recently added Mike Lucantonio on 3rd harmony vocals and lead guitar.

The official video of Track 4, Heroes of the Past is a perfect example of what is store on the eight track disc. Exploding power-pop metal with the groove of a Maglev propelled train (magnetic levitation):

“Rude Boy Warning” is a quick burst of the Ramones meet AC/DC with some poignant lyrics – “Like father like son / but for some of us it ain’t much fun.” The 2:33 short, succinct essay has an eleven second phone call added to it, and from there it is right into the Ska-influenced “All the Young Hooligans” – a change of pace from the relentless onslaught of guitar-powered melodies. This is not your grandpa’s “All the Young Dudes” from David Bowie’s pen, more like Bob Marley playing at Aerosmith’s old Mama Kin club where the House of Blues is now.

Opening track A Call To Arms gives an acapella 18 second admonition before “Unjustifiable Mistake” kicks things off, three minutes and 29 seconds of driving rock and roll. All of the songs are under three minutes and thirty seconds, “Unjustifiable Mistake” actually the longest of the eight cuts at 3:29. Duchane’s voice works on record and in concert, the group showing off its skills in live performance August 30, 2014, a Labor Day weekend special at Club Bohemia at the Cantab. Guns of Brighton rocked the hall with louder versions of the (if there’s any justice in the world) soon-to-be classics on this disc.

While most groups are advised to issue a single or an EP at best, Guns of Brighton double the pleasure with a short-but-sweet 8 tracks, tunes like “Ready for Salvation” have accurate backing vocals and Aubrey’s steady beat to keep things uniform in the controlled mayhem. Great job on the CD and terrific live.

Joe Viglione is the Chief Film Critic at TMRZoo.com. He has written thousands of reviews and biographies for AllMovie.com, Allmusic.com, Gatehouse Media, Al Aronowitz’s The Blacklisted Journal, and a variety of other media outlets. Joe also produces and hosts Visual Radio, a seventeen year old variety show on cable TV which has interviewed Jodie Foster, director/screenwriter David Koepp, Michael Moore, John Cena, comics/actors Margaret Cho, Gilbert Gottfried, Gallagher, musicians Mark Farner and Don Brewer of Grand Funk Railroad, Ian Hunter of Mott The Hoople, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore, Felix Cavaliere of The Rascals, political commentator Bill Press and hundreds of other personalities.

“Guns of Brighton” ?! Why ?? 

We feel that “Guns of Brighton” is an awesome name for a band… Here is how we came up with it!

The name is actually a shout out to a song by The Clash called “The Guns of Brixton,” combined with reference to the geographical location of our rehearsal studio, in lovely Brighton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. The Clash song “was written and sung by bassist Paul Simonon, who grew up in Brixton, south London. With a strong reggae influence reflecting the culture of the area, and a knowing nod to the classic reggae gangster film The Harder They Come, the lyrics depict growing discontent in response to heavy-handed treatment by the police, leading to riots, economic recession, and other problems. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Guns_of_Brixton]

In our case, it is particularly fitting that the Clash's bass player wrote the song. It was Lee, our bass player, who devised of the name... Other names we kicked around at the time included “Open Rebellion” and “London Boys from Boston;” names that never really seemed right for us. No, it was not until Lee suggested the name “Guns of Brighton,” that we had that collective “Yeah!” moment.

We appreciate the feedback from our fans the most, who tell us ours is the kind of name that seems familiarly cool, almost like it should have been used by someone long ago. We are proud that our name acknowledges a huge influence from bands like The Clash, and we quite often include “The Guns of Brixton” in our set as a tribute.

Markie D.

We Have Mike! We...Have...Mike! 

G.o.B. is pleased to announce that our lineup has expanded to include Michael Lucantonio! We are glad to have you aboard, Mike!

- Mark, Lee & Ant (G.o.B.)

Our new and updated bio here

Who Are The Guns Of Brighton?

"Guns of Brighton” are a traditional Punk firm out of Boston, MA. Their songs channel the urgency of the Clash and Social Distortion, along with the song craft and vocal harmonies of Green Day and Dag Nasty.
 
Main songwriter “Markie D” (Mark Duchane) covers lead vocals and plays guitar. He once did a stint on the acclaimed “Vans Warped Tour” with his old band years ago… He has been living for the rock for years!
 
Drummer Ant (Anthony) Aubrey also covers harmony vocals for the group. He has often been called “The best harmony singing drummer in the Boston area since Don Henley stopped loitering around Walden Pond”.
 
On bass is “Rude Boy” Lee Holland. Though originally from Virginia, Lee hit the ground running in the Boston music scene as a sought after “Rancid-style” bass player. He joined “Guns…” in July of 2012.
 
Rounding out the band on lead guitar  and 3rd harmony vocals is Mike Lucantonio. Though a recent addition to the “Guns…”, Mike is a veteran of several Punk and Metal bands of note including “Gang Green” (Taang! Records) and “Temporary Insanity".
 
There is only one question the band has for you. That is; “Do you wanna hear the sound of ‘Guns’?” Well, if your answer’s affirmative then follow our “Call to Arms!” The debut album “A Selfish Call to Arms” dropped in April, 2014! Since then the “Guns…” have been playing shows and rallying support to their cause!

Our Cup Runneth Over... 

THANK YOU for coming out Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20! G.o.B. played at Knuckle Head's in New Bedford on the 19th. Pics here "Rockers Vs. Bullying" Benefit Concert (7/19/2014):












G.o.B. played AGAIN at The Midway Cafe in JP on the 20th! 
Our next show is Saturday, August 2, up at Sonny's Tavern, in Dover, N.H. Worth the trip for sure! Great food and we'll be hanging out with good friends Taxi Driver, sharing the night. Details here

Cheers, 
G.o.B.
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