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[monday in allston] The Mob @ Great Scott / File under: UK punk on Memorial Day

Has the ticket price for Radiohead’s show at the Comcast Center got you down? Is your rent paid but you don’t know what to do with all those quarters you’ve saved up from busking and they’re causing you to freak out? Bummed that you can’t listen to the new Walkmen CD because reminds you of that girl who looked like Mischa Barton that you never got with? Take a baton to the arm at the No NATO protest and need some musical band-aids? Well, grab your leather jacket and ready your throwing elbow, because Ghosts of Punks Past THE MOB are coming out to kick your asses this Memorial Day Monday at Great Scott.

After taking an almost 30-year hiatus from beating up skinheads, anti-revolutionaries, and your grandparents’ ears, the original line-up’s reformed and is here to remind us that things were, in fact, cooler in the '70s UK.

For a night, it’ll be like Margaret Thatcher never left office, the Falklands War never ended, and the London Olympics are just a glimmer in some Labour MP’s eye. The show will sure as hell make you feel like you’re back in the midst of the ’81 riots, that’s for sure. Bloody Gears will be there to help you smash some windows, and MFP will revive your faith in Boston hardcore and make you wish you could still go to the Rat after the show for a cold one.

Doors are at 9, it’s 18+, and only $12. You could do a hell of a lot worse for more. Just remember not to break anything or the bouncers will force-feed you bacon (if you’re vegan) or your ex-girlfriend’s vegan steak-tips (if you’re not).

Nick Johnston is the brand new summer music intern here at the Boston Phoenix. He just wrapped up a solid first week, and as a result, earned himself a three-day weekend.

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