All posts by Denzil Del Rio

Mayhem Looms This Saturday in Croydon!

The Boston Brew Organisation has, unfortunately, been living off-grid the past few weeks after its turbo-charged artificial intelligence cyber-mind had a brain fart and died. Which means there’s been little time to hip all you cats to the forthcoming farrago of fury set to descend on Croydon at the Odd Shoe this Saturday night, 16 June. Yup, having survived the gruelling booze-soaked squalor of the Crystal Palace Beer Festival, your fave foursome return to blast some brainpans with a searing set of raucous rock played at maximum mania speed. The Brew will be starting the show, followed by We Die Heroes and the Sin Kings. Gonna be fast ‘n’ furious, vivid ‘n’ vulgar and undoubtedly inebriated in pretty much every damn where. We recommend you get there early for the total experience ’cause this one’s gonna be rockingly wretched!

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Crashin’ into Croydon next Saturday night!

All a bit lastminute dotcom, but if you’re eager for a fix of your fave foursome, then run don’t walk down to The Odd Shoe in Croydon this Saturday night (3 March), where the crazed combo plan on wailing up a storm in the company of acclaimed noise practitioners We Die Heroes plus other acts as yet unconfirmed. It’s free entry, runs from 7pm till way late, and should be a pleasingly sweaty and inebriated occasion. So just perfect for any Brew Krew that happen be in the vicinity. You can find the venue at 24 Park Street, Croydon CR0 1YE so ensure your attendance and be ready to get raucous!

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Spreadin’ Some Pre-Xmas Cheer for Charity!

As all Brew Krew regulars know, it’s a scientifically proven fact that Christmas just ain’t Christmas without some seriously spectacular wild wassailing from your fave foursome, The Boston Brew. And now the good news is that this year you’ll be able to settle down to your Yuletide revelry with the joyous sound of those festive fixers still ringing in your ears and causing a bit of a tinnitus as you try to hear the Queen’s Speech. And how can we achieve this transcendence, Denzil? I hear you ask. Simple. Just get along to the Mad Friday Festival II on 15 December at the New Horizon Community Centre, South Lodge Avenue, Pollards Hill, Mitcham, London CR4 1LT, to catch not only The Brew, but three other lovely local bands giving it loud and true in a good cause – in this instance, mental health. The action starts at 7pm with Tuesday […]

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Crazed To Crank Up SE25 This Saturday Night!

Word is there’s special trains scheduled for SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER, ready to ferry hordes of frenzied funseekers down to THE CHERRY TREES, SOUTH NORWOOD SE25 where THE BOSTON BREW will be reverberating the rafters with a sizzling set of sordid 60s garage-rock stompers that’ll sear the soul and set your extremities a-go-go! Of course, that’s if Southern hasn’t decided to cut the service to Norwood Junction this weekend, as is its wont. We can but hope and pray as Saturday’s Post-Halloween Pre-Bonfire Night Groovy-Tastic Party A-Go-Go promises to be a barnstormer of a boogiefest with your numero uno chaotic combo prepped to deliver a doozie of a show full of that trademark musical madness you guys find so darned irresistible. So drop what you’re doing. Say Sod Off to Strictly. Nuts to Netflix. The Wedding Can Wait. So what if My Leg Fell Off?? Hop, jump and stagger down to […]

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The Boston Brew’s Big Bonfire Nite Banger!

Rejoice ye sinners! Prepare to step into your funtime finery, strap on your struttin’ shoes and make ready to cavort like mad-assed crazies as the original cranium-blasting quartet roll back into town for another night of aural insanity early this November. Having raised the roof with their garage-rock Gesamtkunstwerk* in September, the good people of THE CHERRY TREES, SOUTH NORWOOD have decided they simply can’t get enough of the Brew’s brand of outright aural excess and have opted for another evening of hyper-tastic hard fast rock ‘n’ roll as practiced by South London’s premier exponents of 60s primal stomp. SATURDAY 4 NOVEMBER is the selected date, so pencil it into your planner and ensure all other plans are cancelled ‘cause this will be a night not to be missed! Following their triumphant turn at the Bedford in Balham a few weeks back, the band themselves are hard at work honing […]

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Wild Gyrations Witnessed Down The Junction!

Well, that was a buncha fun and no mistake. Mighty props to all the Brew Krew, Members of the Bongregation and Nasty Nite People that piled into The Cherry Trees at Norwood Junction last Saturday night to catch an evening’s aural extravaganza courtesy of your favourite ferocious foursome who set the dials to eleven and let that sucker rip for two hours of sweat-inducing guitar-driven savagery! Special word of thanks to Dave ‘Ye Hammer’ Paton for coming to the rescue when Jordan The Revelator’s bass amp decided to go ka-blooey about five tunes in. Thanks also to garage rock legend Mike ‘Cannibal’ Spenser for jumping up to join the guys for a roistering rendition of Gloria. While we’re mentioning it, don’t miss The Cannibals Last Stand farewell bash on 30 September at the Dublin Castle, Camden. Pop along, you may catch a Brew or two lurking drunkenly amid the throng… […]

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All Cranked Up For Saturday Night!

Hearken ye! Hearken ye, all Brew Krew, all members of the ‘Bongregation’ and allied associates of the Night People. It’s close now, real close, and SATURDAY 19 AUGUST @THE CHERRY TREES SOUTH NORWOOD SE25 it’s damn well gonna happen. That’s right – those Torrid Troubadours, those Meisters of Mayhem, those Grandees of Garage-Stomp… THE BOSTON BREW make a long-awaited return to the sticky carpets of South Norwood’s premier venue. The fun ‘n’ frolics start from around 830pm, so don’t be late. Expect orgiastic aural excitement and riffs to hang your hat on as your fave foursome let loose with an evening of rockin’ raucousness to remember! And in case you’re not aware, check out TRASH CAN RADIO on DAB, online and all manner of devices where, among classic cuts of rocknroll gloriousness, you may catch the Brew’s promo currently airing. If you’ve not heard it yet, it should be playing […]

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On Life Being a Bowl of Cherries and That…

Big shout out to all ye seekers of sonic salvation who braved the torrents descending on Croydon last night. Fortunately, any gloom was quickly lifted by the Brew opening the evening with 45 minutes of riffalicious rocknroll that soon had the Scream Lounge walls reverberating and a nice pall of sweaty palpitation arising from a rowdy crowd. Great to see a blend of old friends and new faces turning up and joining in the fun. And here’s hoping we can all do it again real soon as The Boston Brew host their next show at THE CHERRY TREE, SOUTH NORWOOD on SATURDAY 19 AUGUST. If you’ve caught ’em here before you’ll know this is a venue the combo loves playing, so get on down and enjoy an evening of exquisite aural excess from the masters of 60s garage rock mayhem. Not sure what time things get going yet, but best […]

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We said…Scream if you want ‘em louder!

SATURDAY 29 JULY is almost upon us, and it’s time to unleash the new-look Brew on the unsuspecting citizens of Croydon. After a suitably raucous return in Orpington a few weeks back, the fearsome foursome is set to unleash their bravura brand of Sixties garage stomp on the denizens of legendary South London sweatbox THE SCREAM LOUNGE. Doors are 7PM, ADMISSION £5. Stage times (and you need to read this bit carefully) are THE BOSTON BREW 8pm DOGTOWN DOJO 9pm THE WEIRD THINGS 10pm. So all ye Brew Krew be sure to get there early and crowd down the front for some real rowdy bop. No word yet on whether The Brew’s nefarious ‘manager’ Denzil del Rio will be in attendance, but the rumours (not to mention the tell-tale odour) are swirling around South Norwood and causing cats to behave oddly around dark alleys. We can say for sure that […]

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The Boston Brew crash Croydon! Saturday 29 July @Scream Lounge

Heads up, all ye lovers of loud, licentious ‘n’ lewd crazed garage stomp! Spread the word that THE BOSTON BREW will be making the ceiling sweat at CROYDON SCREAM LOUNGE, SATURDAY 29 JULY as part of a night of raucous rockin’ featuring THE WEIRD THINGS and DOGTOWN DOJO. The Brew will be jerking the curtain this night, so be sure to book your place down the front nice ‘n’ early, you hear? Three top bands, bar and busted eardrums, all for a measly fiver. ‘Tis not to be missed andHowlin’ H, B-Side Barney Stone, Jordan the Revelator and the Right Rockin’ Reverend G. are ready to blast your beings to oblivion with corruscating chordage and eruptious rhythm! Get there 7-730PM and tell ’em Doctor Denzil del Rio sent ya!

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