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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

Sunday, Aug. 7
• Goatwhore, Incantation, Bewitcher, and Caveman Cult - Middle East Downstairs
• The Human Fund, Hippocrisis, Couch Sex, and Rusty Mullet - O'Briens
• Color Killer, Vansaders, and Dave Strong - Midway Cafe
• Horsegirl, and Dummy - Sinclair
• Killer Kin, Tall Teenagers, We Own Land, and more - Scurvy Dog, Prov. [2PM]
Monday, Aug. 8
• Homeboy Sandman, and Deca - Middle East Upstairs
• Coatie Pop, Shytalk, and Orange Peel Mystic - O'Briens
• Matmos, Jeff Carey, and EVP - Sonia
• The Big Lonesome, Happy Just to See You, and Hawk and Heron - Charlie's Kitchen
Tuesday, Aug. 9
• Sadistic Ritual, and Waelmist - Middle East Upstairs
• The Aristocrats - Middle East Downstairs
• Fight Club, Another One Down, Cheem Battlemode, Battlemode, and Sorry Ma - O'Briens
Wednesday, Aug. 10
• Blue Dogs - Middle East Upstairs
• Death Valley Girls, and cumgirl8 - O'Briens
• Fully Celebrated Orchestra, and AS3 & The B& - Midway Cafe
• Gymshorts, and Bochek - Fete Music Hall, Providence, RI
• "Holding These Moments", the Bane movie - Brattle Theater, Harvard Sq. [7PM]
Thursday, Aug. 11
• Yellow Ostrich, and Bathtub Cig - Middle East Upstairs
• Severed Boy, Ancient Death, Wretched Inferno, and Blast Shield - O'Briens
• Will Butler, and River L. Ramirez - Sinclair
• Salem Wolves, and Michae Kane & the Morning Afters - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway
Friday, Aug. 12
• Today Junior, FEEP, and Falcon Brunch - Middle East Upstairs
• Meltt & Maeko - O'Briens
• The Stupid Robots - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• Rise Against, The Used, and Senses Fail - Roadrunner
• Sumac, and Big Brave - Sinclair
• The Devil Wears Prada, Stray from the Path, and Dying Wish - Paradise
• Snail Mail - Fete Music Hall, Providence, RI all ages
• Radio Compass, Diablogato, and Bird Language - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
• La Armada, Zeta, Neighborhood Sh*t, and Sick Minds & more - Sammy's Patio, Revere
Saturday, Aug. 13
• Death Bells, The Serfs, and True Faith - O'Briens
• Road Soldier, The Fast Tracks, Eclectic Electric, and Practice Scotch - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Bled Sabblin, and Poison T - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Joyce Manor, Citizen, and Prince Daddy & the Hyena - Roadrunner
• The Ghost of Paul Revere, and Tall Heights - Paradise
• Gene Dante & the Future Starlets, The Jacklights, Sapling, and more - ONCE at Boynton Yards [noon]
• Half Cross, The Bimbos, Harm Assist, and more - Democracy Center, Harvard Sq all ages [7PM]
• Off With Their Heads, and CE Skidmore - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Sunday, Aug. 14
• Arsen Fest - Middle East Downstairs
• Holiday Music, Moon by Moon, Puppy Proglems, and First Passionate Frisbee Club - O'Briens
• Murdoch, Men and Volts, and Meaghan Casey - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• The Dear Hunter, and The World is a Beutiful Place & I Am No Longer Afraid to Die - Sinclair
• Blondie, and The Damned - The Pavilion
• Lee Bains & the Glory Fires, Loamlands, and Kelsey Francis Rose - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Monday, Aug. 15
• Michael Kane, Matt Demello, and Ken Bousquet - Midway Cafe
• Holy F*ck, and Penelope Isles - Sonia
• Time and Place, Shephards, and Pink Slip - Charlie's Kitchen
• Franz Ferdinand - House of Blues
• Elvis Costello & the Imposters, Nick Lowe, and Los Straitjackets - The Pavilion
Tuesday, Aug. 16
• Hellshock - O'Briens
Wednesday, Aug. 17
• Filth, My Own Will, Autumn Lies Buried, and Until the Dead Walk - Middle East Upstairs
Thursday, Aug. 18
• Horse Jumper of Love, and Lucy - Sinclair
Friday, Aug. 19
• Key of Caustic, Flightless, Minx, and Space Casino - Middle East Upstairs
• Zip Tie Handcuffs, and The Lebarons - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
• Cirith Ungol, Warhorse, and Sanhedrin - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Saturday, Aug. 20
• Matt Michienzie - Middle East Upstairs
• Boat cruise w/ The Dogmatics, Barrence Whitfield, and Stop Calling Me Frank - Rowes Wharf [7:30 boarding]
• The Fleshtones, Glider, and Tiger Bomb - Magic Room, Norwood
• In Between Days fest w/, Manchester Orchestra, Tennis, and Kevin Devine & more - Veterans Memorial Stadium, Quincy
Sunday, Aug. 21
• The Sebastions, Vincent James Gallo, and Willcody - Middle East Upstairs
• Voice of Addiction, Brix n Mortar, Blame It On Whitman, and Color Killer - Midway all ages [3PM]
• The Decemberists, and Jake Xerxes Fussell - Roadrunner
Monday, Aug. 22
• Los Camposinos, and Proper - Sinclair
Tuesday, Aug. 23
• The Lincoln Sound Experiment, Golly Geewillikers, and Lonelyisaneyesore - Middle East Upstairs
• Peter Hook & the Light - Paradise
Thursday, Aug. 25
• The Collection, and Begonia - Middle East Upstairs
Friday, Aug. 26
• Karate Steve, Plague of Carcosa, Northstar the Wanderer, and Voidkeeper - Middle East Upstairs
• Stöner, Mario Lalli & the Rubber Snake Charmers, and Mother Iron Horse - Sonia
• Sleigh Bells - Paradise
• Kepi Ghoulie, Bad Idea USA, and Adult Learners - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
• Worshipper, Lesser Glow, Blood Built Empire, and The Guilloteenagers - Bone Up Brewery, Everett [5-11]
• Ace Frehley - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA
Saturday, Aug. 27
• Nascar Aloe, and Dirty Butt - Middle East Upstairs
• The Shins, and Joseph - Roadrunner
• Skytigers, The Weisstronauts, DNA's Evolution, and more - Bone Up Brewery [12-11]
• Anthrax, Hatebreed, Municipal Waste, and more - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [1PM outdoors]
Sunday, Aug. 28
• Fuci, Oxygen Destroyer, Torn in Half, and Bonginator - Middle East Upstairs
• Sunken City, Blue Manic , and more - Bone Up Brewing [12-8]
• Interpol, and Spoon - Bold Point Pavilion, Prov
Wednesday, Aug. 31
• Built to Spill - Paradise
Thursday, Sep. 1
• The Woggles, Thee Itchies, and Graham Day - Dusk, Providence, RI
Friday, Sep. 2
• Pianos Become the Teeth - Sonia
• The Woggles, Muck & the Mires, and The Chelsea Curve - The Porch, Medford, MA
Saturday, Sep. 3
• Boris, and Nothing - Paradise
Tuesday, Sep. 6
• Earthless - Middle East Downstairs
Wednesday, Sep. 7
• Neko Case, and Sean Rowe - Colonial Theater [7PM]
Thursday, Sep. 8
• Guttermouth, The FU's, and Wimpy Rutherford - Middle East Upstairs
Friday, Sep. 9
• Boy George & Culture Club - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
• Rammstein - Gilette Stadium
Saturday, Sep. 10
• Movements, Angel Du$t, One Step Closer, and Snarls - Royale all ages [6PM]
Sunday, Sep. 11
• King Khan & BBQ Show, and Miranda & the Beat - Brighton Music Hall
Monday, Sep. 12
• Ghost, Mastodon, and Spiritbox - Dunkin Donuts Center, Prov
Tuesday, Sep. 13
• Phoenix, and Porches - Roadrunner
• Bauhaus - MGM
Wednesday, Sep. 14
• Quivers - O'Briens
• Front 242 - Paradise
• Mom Jeans - House of Blues
Thursday, Sep. 15
• My Morning Jacket - The Pavilion
• Richard Thompson - Natick Center for the Arts
• Alejandro Escovedo - Bull Run, Shirley, MA
Saturday, Sep. 17
• Afghan Whigs - Paradise
• Idles, and Injury Reserve - Roadrunner
• Roxy Music 50th anniv. - TD Garden
Sunday, Sep. 18
• Dream Syndicate - Crystal Ballroom @Somerville Theatre all ages
• Heaven 17 - City Winery
Monday, Sep. 19
• OVV - Sonia all ages
• Pet Shop Boys, and New Order - The Pavilion
Tuesday, Sep. 20
• Spiritualized - Royale
Wednesday, Sep. 21
• Osees, and Bronze - Royale
Friday, Sep. 23
• Glenn Tilbrook - City Winery
• Soulside, and Verbal Assault - Once at the Armory
Saturday, Sep. 24
• Supersuckes, Speedealer, and White Dynomite - Middle East Upstairs
• The Get Up Kids, and Sparta - Brighton Music Hall
• NOFX, Descendents, Face to Face, TSOL, Night Birds, and No Trigger - Palladium, Worcester, MA [1PM outdoors]
Sunday, Sep. 25
• Amyl & the Sniffers - Big Night Live
Wednesday, Sep. 28
• Pavement - Boch Center/Wang Theatre
Thursday, Sep. 29
• Japanese Breakfast, and Yo La Tengo - Roadrunner all ages [8PM]
Saturday, Oct. 1
• Mars Volta - MGM Music Hall
Tuesday, Oct. 4
• Stereolab - Roadrunner
Thursday, Oct. 6
• Fontaines DC - House of Blues
Sunday, Oct. 9
• L7 - Big Night Live
Tuesday, Oct. 11
• Lion's Law, and Violent Way - Sonia
• Agent Orange - Alchemy, Providence, RI
Wednesday, Oct. 12
• The Mission, The Chameleons, and Theatre of Hate - Brighton Music Hall
Saturday, Oct. 15 - Sunday, Oct. 16
• Violent Femmes - Paradise
Wednesday, Oct. 26
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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