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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

Friday, Sep. 17
• Gatch, and Party People - Middle East Upstairs 18+ [7PM]
• Knocked Loose, Gatecreeper , Magnitude, and Kharma - Middle East Downstairs all ages [8PM]
• Linnea's Garden, Corner Soul, TIFFY, and Connor Bracken - O'Briens
• Wolfman Jack - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• Speedy Ortiz - ONCE at Boynton Yards [7PM]
• Julien Baker - House of Blues
• Flogging Molly, Violent Femmes, and Me First & the Gimme Gimmes - The Pavilion
• Fiddlehead - Met Cafe, Pawtucket
• Yo La Tengo - Gateway City Arts, Holyoke, MA [8PM]
Saturday, Sep. 18
• Butcher Babies, Infected Rain, Stitched Up Heart, and Crimson Wing - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [7PM]
• Lovelorn - O'Briens
• Roots Rock Rebels, Ruby Grove, and Auston Bullock - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Martin/Morell/Fredette, and Field Day - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Blood Drive, Heavy America, The Winter Project, and 21 Grams - Jungle
• Modern Day Idols, Trusty Sidekick, and Fireking - Square Root
• Rockin Bob, Kermit's Finger, Trash Muppets, and Scotty Saints - Ralph's, Worc. [8PM]
• Richard Lloyd, and Andy Stone Band - Askew, Prov.
• Yo La Tengo - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI [8PM]
• Coheed & Cambria, and The Used - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [5PM, outdoors]
Sunday, Sep. 19
• Trash Rabbit, Statehouse, and Alana Amore - O'Briens
• Cal Scruby - Middle East Upstairs all ages
• Juliana Hatfield, Stars Like Ours, and Charmed & Strange - ONCE at Boynton Yards [7PM]
• The Weisstronauts, Tsunami of Sound, The Malfunctions, and & more - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• The Motels - Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH [7PM]
Monday, Sep. 20
• Tiberius, Clifford the Band, and Lily Talmers - O'Briens
• Blunt Bangs - Middle East Upstairs 18+
Tuesday, Sep. 21
• The Hu - Paradise all ages [8PM]
• Goalkeeper, FRND CRCL, Promise Game, and Gollylagging - O'Briens
• Campland, Birchwood Blaze, and Daniel Miller - Midway Cafe
• Alice Cooper, and Ace Frehley - The Pavilion [7:30]
Wednesday, Sep. 22
• Osees, and Mr. Elevator - Sinclair 18+ [sold out]
• The Skirts, Aznujube, Battle Mode Music, and Double Star - O'Briens
• Sidebody, Graveyard of the Atlantic, and The True Jacqueline - Midway Cafe
• Andrew WK, and Swivel - Royale 18+ [7PM]
Wednesday, Sep. 22 - Thursday, Sep. 23
• Soccer Mommy, and Squirrel Flower - Paradise all ages
Thursday, Sep. 23
• Blood Incantation, Funeral Leech, and Mourned - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [9PM]
• Catcher, Dirty Babies Club, Magic Finger, and Blues Dream Box - O'Briens
• Margaret Airplane, The Concerns, Thalia Zedek, and DJ Jon B. - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway [6PM]
Friday, Sep. 24
• Earthmark, Gold Star Blvd, The 7CS, and Phantom Ocean - Jungle
• Primus, and The Sword - The Pavilion all ages
• Seed - O'Briens
Saturday, Sep. 25
• Sun Rad, Mike Sim, and Main Fader - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM, free]
• Stop Calling Me Frank, The Hi End, The Idolizers, and The Shang Hi Lo's - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Royal Arctic Institute, Clamb, Home Despot, and Ruin the Night - Jungle
• Job Creators - O'Briens
• Wizard Rifle - Middle East Upstairs 18+ [8PM]
Sunday, Sep. 26
• Jerry's Got Jokes, Blame It On Whitman, and The Cardboard Circus - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
Monday, Sep. 27
• Sunbeamer, Snow Beasts, D.U.M.E., and Oxalis - O'Briens
• North Star Wanderer, West of Neptune, and Max Boras - Jungle
• Wardruna - Orpheum all ages
Tuesday, Sep. 28
• The Collect Pond, Mike Morrissey, and Andy Brink - Jungle
• Quicksand - Paradise 18+ [8PM]
Wednesday, Sep. 29
• Heartless Bastards, and Tele Novella - Sinclair
Thursday, Sep. 30
• Dyr Faser, and Andre Obin - Plough & Stars
• Nervous Eaters, Barrence Whitfield, Willie Alexander, and Carissa Johnson - Paradise
• Caspian, and Junior Beef - Sinclair 18+ [8PM]
• Shiny Beasts, and The Swede Stampede (DJ's Joanie & Sara) - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway 21+ [6PM]
• Tauk - The Met, Pawtucket, RI
Friday, Oct. 1
• Caspian, and Circus Trees - Sinclair 18+ [sold out]
• Sam Black Church, Stompbox, and Only Living Witness - Paradise [sold out]
Saturday, Oct. 2
• Lyres, Classic Ruins, and The Modifiers - Middle East Upstairs [8PM]
• Tree, Sam Black Church, Stompbox, The Heretix, Only Living Witness, and more - Paradise
• Todd Rundgren - Big Night Live
• Ramallah, End It, Sick Minds, Chaos Cross, and Last Sight - Brockton VFW all ages [7PM]
Sunday, Oct. 3
• Thalia Zedek, Andrew Cohen, and Honey Radar - O'Briens
Tuesday, Oct. 5
• Okkervil River (solo), and Damien Jurado - City Winery all ages
Thursday, Oct. 7
• Parker Milsap, and Molly Parden - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
Thursday, Oct. 7 - Friday, Oct. 8
• Lady Lamb (with strings) - City Winery all ages
Friday, Oct. 8
• No Pressure, Koyo, Fleshwater, Jinx, and Crescent Ridge - Middle East Upstairs all ages [8PM]
• The Menzingers, Worriers, and The Dirty Nil - The Met, Pawtucket, RI [8PM]
Saturday, Oct. 9
• Crime in Stereo, Make War, Good Sleepy, and Stand Still - Middle East Downstairs all ages [7PM]
• The Snuts, and Girlhouse - Sinclair 18+ [10PM]
Monday, Oct. 11
• A Flock of Seagulls, and Men Without Hats - Big Night Live all ages [7PM]
Tuesday, Oct. 12
• Idles - House of Blues
• Lucero - Paradise
Wednesday, Oct. 13
• Nothing, Frankie Rose, and Anxious - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
Thursday, Oct. 14
• I Am the Avalanche, Somerset Thrower, and Latewaves - Sonia all ages [8:30]
• Ministry, Helmet, and Front Line Assembly - House of Blues
Friday, Oct. 15
• King Buffalo, and Kind - Middle East Upstairs all ages
• Everclear - Tupelo Music Hall, Derry, NH [8PM]
Saturday, Oct. 16
• TV Girl - Middle East Downstairs all ages [8PM]
• Lucy Dacus - House of Blues
• Waxahatchee - Royale [sold out]
• Smit E. Smitty, and Gene Dante & the Future Starlets - Magic Room, Norwood Space Center
Sunday, Oct. 17
• State Champs, Four Years Strong, and Real Friends - Big Night Live all ages [6PM]
Monday, Oct. 18
• Black Midi - Sinclair [sold out]
Wednesday, Oct. 20
• Toadies, Rev. Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy - Paradise
• Diet Cig, and Retirement Party - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
• Mountain Goats - Royale 18+ [7PM]
Thursday, Oct. 21
• Spose, The Palmer Squares, and Jarv - Sonia all ages [7:30]
• Days N Daze, Bridge City Sinners, Cop Out, and Crazy & the Brains - Middle East Downstairs all ages [8PM]
Friday, Oct. 22
• Shannon & the Clams, and Delicate Steve - Royale 18+ [7PM]
• 10,000 Maniacs - City Winery all ages
• Brad Marino/Geoff Palmer/Kurt Baker, and The Dents - Square Root
Saturday, Oct. 23
• Teenage Bottlerocket, and Broadway Calls - Sonia 18+ [8PM]
• High on Fire, and Doomriders - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [7PM]
Saturday, Oct. 23 - Monday, Oct. 25
• Magnetic Fields - City Winery all ages
Sunday, Oct. 24
• Nervous Dater, Good Looking Friends, and Stubborn Hearts - O'Briens
• Blockhead, and Arms and Sleepers - Sonia all ages [8PM]
Wednesday, Oct. 27
• AJJ, and Knife Man - Middle East Downstairs all ages [7PM]
• Mannequin Pussy, and Angel Du$t - Sinclair all ages [sold out]
• Wavves - Big Night Live
Thursday, Oct. 28
• Cleopatrick, Zig Mentality, and Ready the Prince - Sinclair all ages [7PM]
Friday, Oct. 29
• The Crystal Method - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [8PM]
• Gwar, Napalm Death, and Eyehategod - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [5PM]
• Jukebox the Ghost - Royale 18+ [6PM]
Saturday, Oct. 30
• Wild Nothing, and Beach Fossil - Royale 18+ [6PM]
• The Monkees w/ Mike and Mickey - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA [8PM]
Sunday, Oct. 31
• Armor for Sleep, Never Loved, and The Cold Seas - Paradise all ages [8:30]
Thursday, Nov. 4
• Titus Andronicus - The Met, Pawtucket, RI [8PM]
Friday, Nov. 5
• Kristin Hersh, and Fred Abong - Sonia all ages [6:30]
• Titus Andronicus - Sinclair 18+ [7PM & 10:30 (7PM sold out)]
• Shake the Faith, and Little Billy Lost - Magic Room, Norwood Space Center
Saturday, Nov. 6
• Warish - Hard Rock Cafe
• Red Fang, and Starcrawler - Sinclair 18+ [10PM]
• English Beat - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, Nov. 7
• Strike Anywhere, Comeback Kid, One Step Closer, and Be Well - Middle East Downstairs all ages [7:30]
• Dying Fetus, Terror, and Brand of Sacrifice - Fete Music Hall, Prov. all ages [7PM]
Monday, Nov. 8
• Tennis, and Molly Burch - Royale 18+ [7PM]
• Exhumed, Creeping Death, Bewitcher, and Enforced - Sonia 18+ [7PM]
Monday, Nov. 8 - Tuesday, Nov. 9
• Beach Bunny, and Miloe - Paradise
Tuesday, Nov. 9
• Of Montreal; and Locate S,1 - Royale 18+ [8PM]
Saturday, Nov. 13
• Field Day, Moving Targets, and Lenny Lashley's Gang of One - Middle East Upstairs
• Greg Hawkes, and Eddie Japan - The Met, Pawtucket, RI [8PM]
• Tsunami of Sound, and U-ey at the Buoy - Square Root
Sunday, Nov. 14
• Psychedelic Furs - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA [7PM]
• Tobin Sprout - Atwood's Tavern [7PM]
Tuesday, Nov. 16
• Half Waif, and Lightning Bug - Sonia all ages [8PM]
Wednesday, Nov. 17
• Nada Surf, and Pom Pom Squad - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
Thursday, Nov. 18
• Flaming Lips - House of Blues
• Dan Deacon - Paradise 18+ [9PM]
• Tokyo Police Club, and Nobro - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
Friday, Nov. 19
• Joan Jett - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Friday, Nov. 19 - Saturday, Nov. 20
• Letters to Clio - Paradise
Saturday, Nov. 20
• Slapshot, Sheer Terror, Death Before Dishonor, and more - Middle East Downstairs all ages [8PM]
Sunday, Nov. 21
• We Were Promised Jetpacks - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
Monday, Nov. 22
• Envy on the Coast - Sinclair all ages [7PM]
Tuesday, Nov. 23 - Wednesday, Nov. 24
• Jeff Rosenstock; Slaughter Beach, Dog; and Oceanator - Paradise all ages [8PM]
Saturday, Nov. 27
• Dinosaur Jr. - House of Blues
• Vundabar - Paradise all ages [8PM]
• Soft Kill - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Monday, Nov. 29
• Caribou, and Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith - Royale 18+ [7PM]
Friday, Dec. 3
• Hiss Golden Messenger, and Rosali - Sinclair 18+ [sold out]
Wednesday, Dec. 8
• Preoccupations - Brighton Music Hall
Sunday, Dec. 12
• Skullcrusher - Brighton Music Hall
Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022
• Guided by Voices - Royale 18+ [6PM]
Friday, Jan. 21, 2022
• Fucked Up, and Empath - Sinclair 18+ [8PM]
Sunday, Jan. 23, 2022
• The Beths - Sinclair all ages [7PM]
Monday, May. 2, 2022
• Hoodoo Gurus - Royale [rescheduled (again!( from 9/30/21)]
Monday, Sep. 19, 2022
• OVV - Sonia all ages
Wednesday, Sep. 21, 2022
• Pet Shop Boys, and New Order - The Pavilion all ages [rescheduled (from 9/20/21)]
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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