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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

  • Monday, August 22:
    • Walter Etc., D¾phne, Blowout, Dump Him, & Kitner - The Middle East Upstairs, 7PM all ages
    • Aug Stone, & Sean Drinkwater - Great Scott
    • M.A. Beat, Nylon Brothers, & Big Time Kill - O'Briens
    • Gondoliers, Wailin' Storms, & Fungorum - Zuzu
    • The Blues Dream Box, Gigantic Ant, Starpit, & Butterscott - Midway Cafe

  • Tuesday, August 23:
    • Colby Drasher - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Losers Circle, In the Meantime, Suburban Samurai, & Electric Octopus - O'Briens
    • Milemarker, Burglary Years, & Sinnet - Great Scott
    • The Chestnuts, Secondhand Smoke, The Stupid Robots, & Charlie Don't Surf - Midway Cafe
    • Ssyndrom, Maudlin, Sadist, & more - Central Sq. Elks Lodge, 6PM all ages

  • Wednesday, August 24:
    • Wintertime - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Chris Ross and the North, Ten Foot Polecats, Brother Sun Sister Moon, Rollover Baby, & Sonny Jim Clifford - O'Briens
    • Gringo Star - Great Scott
    • Pirates of Pluto, Articles of Audio, Doctor Pylore, & Rashad Bilal - Midway Cafe
    • Vinal, Charles Ellsworth, Lewis and Lewis Ink, Joe Kaplow, & Design of the Dog - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Fable Grazer, Anda Volley, Feral Maz, & Gold Light Hour - Midway Cafe
    • "Arc Side of the Moon" - Once
    • Somos, Free Throw, & High Waisted - The Sinclair, 7PM all ages

  • Thursday, August 25:
    • Yurp Nation, & Maverik - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Miele, Narrow Waves, Elsewhere, Fire for Caveman, The Great Madness, & The Angry Tides - The Middle East Downstairs
    • The Refectory, Ghosts of Sailors at Sea, & Alarms - O'Brien's
    • Humming House, & Jay Nash - Great Scott
    • Hannah Rose Baker, Builder of the House, & more - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Instant Schwarma, Rollo Tomasi Quartet, & Nicholas - The Cantab Lounge
    • Musk, Aneurysm, & Idiot Genes - Once
    • Littlefoot, Leaner, Foozle, & The Furniture - Lilypad, 6:30
    • Black Sabbath, & Rival Sons - Xfinity, 7:30

  • Friday, August 26:
    • The Stampede, Blame Shifters, Kooked Out, & more - The Middle East Downstairs, 7PM doors
    • Digital Prisoners of War, Izzy True, halfsour, & Heavy Pockets - O'Briens
    • Bent Knee, altopalo, & Oh Malo - Great Scott
    • Ground to Dust, Snowbeasts, Compactor, PulseWidthMod, & The Carapace - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Rock Bottom, The Humanoids, & Shiny Beasts - Midway Cafe
    • Eli Paperboy Reed - Once
    • Roy Sludge - Once, free
    • Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents - The Plough and Stars
    • Doom Lover, Aloud, Eternals, & So Sol - Brighton Music Hall
    • Dresden Dolls, & PWR BTTM - Pavilion, 7:30
    • Pop Gun, Fireking, Greg Allen's Fringe Religion, & MOTO - Spotlight Tavern, Beverly
    • Today Junior, Lala Lala, Surf Curse, The Coward Flowers, & LRC dj's - Pop Allston, 7PM

  • Saturday, August 27:
    • Blanks 77, The Parasitix, Opposition Rising, & more - The Middle East Upstairs, 1PM all ages
    • Hibria, & Sonic Pulse - The Middle East Upstairs, 7PM 18+
    • Idiot Genes, Duck and Cover, Silver Screams, & Jack Widows - O'Briens
    • Dioniso, Stag Party, A Boy Named John, & Justin Arena Project - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Funeral Attire, Bottomfed, Shore Leave, Lucky Shirt, & Pink Navel - Midway Cafe, 4PM
    • Ian Cat and the Crimsons, The Quahogs, Dan Blakeslee, & Shotgun Waltz - Midway Cafe, 9PM
    • Traavael Amygdala, Sorrow See, & Coffin Birth - The Cantab Lounge
    • Great Good Fine OK, & Savoir Adore - Brighton Music Hall
    • Kublai Khan, Malevolence, & more - Palladium, 7PM
    • The New Darkbuster, DJ Ramone, The Warning Shots, & Stop Calling Me Frank - The Sinclair
    • The Time Beings, Hopelessly Obscure, The Flipsides, & The Performers - Hotel Vernon, Worc.

  • Sunday, August 28:
    • Alec Hutson, Bulldog, & Caliko - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Rye Pines, Puppy Problems, The Owens, & Lady Pills - O'Briens
    • Hockey Dad, Muuy Biien, & Abadabad - Great Scott
    • PanzerBastard, Agitator, The Abductors, Barfight Champs, & The Straight Eights - Midway Cafe, 4PM
    • Jason Loewentstein, Same Coomes, Saqqara Mastabas, & Du Vide - Once
    • ZZ Top, & Greg Allman - Pavilion, 7:30
    • Rob Zombie, Korn, & In This Moment - Xfinity, 6:30

Coming Up...

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Local bands are only listed the week of the show.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for rock/pop/punk shows only can be made by writing to: rock-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming roots/americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows, please use the address: roots-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming Jazz shows, please use the address: jazz-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming World Music shows, please use the address: world-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about Any Other music shows, please use the address: other-listings email address
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