Night Watch

Freak Flag Fridays at Moe’s Lounge


Friday, Nov. 2, 10 p.m., Moe’s Lounge (Downstairs at Radio), 379 Somerville Ave., Somerville. Cover: $5. 617-764-5239.

The deal: This Friday, the Freak Flag team presents the second edition of its monthly punk rock clubhouse at Moe’s Lounge. On top of a mission to bring the city’s coolest music to the room, the night raises funds for the free underground culture newsletter Freak Flag Quarterly, started by Anya Kanevsky, Ellie Gill, and Cory Bell as a compilation of their favorite Boston music and art. The paper can be found at record stores, cafes, and venues around town. “We wanted to present the Boston scene that we know to everyone else,” Kanevsky says. Friday night features local bands Funeral Cone (with Bell on drums) and Gondoliers, who guitarist Dan Madri describes as “heavy metal Devo.” Kanevsky, Gill, and Bell will get behind the turntables between sets. The trio also spins first Sundays at Zuzu in a night called Mother Superior’s Midnight Mass.

The DJs: Kanevsky says her sets tend to gravitate toward Infinity Cat, the Nashville record label that’s home to punk bands like JEFF the Brotherhood and Heavy Cream. Bell will delve into his collection of punk records, while Gill will spin some albums inherited from her father, Chris Gill, a stalwart of the Boston and San Francisco underground scenes.

The drink: “Most people are probably drinking PBR tall boys,” says Kanevsky.


Three songs you’ll hear: “You Can All Join In,” by Traffic; “1969” by the Stooges; and “Whatever I Want,” by JEFF the Brotherhood

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The tip: “Get there early, since the space is really small,” says Kanevsky. She says Moe’s Lounge only fits about 60 people, so it’s bound to be an intimate gathering.

Andrew Doerfler