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Video from October 12, 2014

Here it is, warts and all. The Bags live at The Middle East, Cambridge, MA 10/12/2014. Video by Glenn Gardner, Joan Hathaway, and Walter Keenan. Live mix by Carl Plaster.

The Bags are playing their first show since 2010!

Sunday, September 28, 2014
The Bags braved the overheated steamy practice space and ran through a set of Bags material for the first time in five years. It’s on!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014 (Columbus Day Weekend)
See The Bags live at the Middle East (Downstairs), Cambridge, MA.
Tickets can be purchased in advance here.
This show is part of the WMBR’s Pipeline! at 25 Presents: 50 Years of Boston Rock! series.
Also on the bill, in no particular order: Kenny Chambers, The Underachievers, The Voodoo Dolls, Carrie Bradley (of Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, Breeders, Buckets), The Gizmos
When will The Bags be taking the stage? That’s unclear. Not too early and hopefully not too late. Come on down!

Official set times:
The Gizmos 11:35 – 12:15am
The Bags 10:40 – 11:20pm
The Voodoo Dolls 9:45 – 10:25pm
Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears 8:50 – 9:30pm
The Underachievers 7:55 – 8:35pm
Carrie Bradley 7:00 – 7:40pm


Photo by: The Guy who owns and maintains the vending machine down the hall from the practice space

The Bags at Willie Alexander’s 70th Birthday Party

Saturday, January 12, 2013 – The Bags had the pleasure of playing at Willie Alexander’s surprise birthday party! Boston Rock would not be the same without Willie – we were honored to be invited. Read about the evening here, and here.


The Bags at The Channel in 1988

Here’s some ace Glenn Gardner footage of The Bags performing an unreleased song at The Channel (Boston, MA) on June 3, 1988.

The second verse features improvised lyrics about Jon’s bass, which was stolen at a show the week prior.

Yes, that’s Chris Doherty (Gang Green) doing his impression of an enthusiastic roadie at the 2:12 mark.

Bad News Retold

This site was hacked, and the originally posted bad news was lost. So here it is again.

Unfortunately The Bags will not be playing with The Neighborhoods, rockers supreme, on November 12 at Church. Our sincerest apologies to everyone who was planning to come see us. Hopefully we will see you in 2012.

In the meantime, go see The Neighborhoods / Unnatural Axe / The Sleazies. Tickets are here.

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