This article originally appears on Boston Band Crush (http://bostonbandcrush.org). I didn’t personally know Mike Scag of The New Frustrations, but after his recent passing, it became clear to me that he was a fixture of the classic punk / power pop community here in Boston. The remaining members of his band chose to press on play a set at the Provincetown Rocks Festival and this writeup of the experience is heartbreaking: http://www.davesphotoblog.com/2009/07/26/the-new-frustrations-rock-the-vixen-for-mike-scag/
A quote from that blog entry:
Please help me and us by not showing sadness but showing the face of rock. This is a celebration of a true rock and roll heart and I want him see the place go crazy in his name. We will not be hanging our heads. The band refuses any of you to do it.