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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

Thursday, Sep. 29
• Early Exit, Paper Tigers, Long Autumn, and Robotic Hawks - Middle East Upstairs
• Rata Blanca, Cruel Miracle, and Solo Borges - Middle East Downstairs
• TIFFY, Teenage Tom Petties, Trash Rabbit, and Headband - O'Briens
• Key of Caustic, Steve Robinson, ETA, and more - Sonia [6PM]
• Japanese Breakfast, and Yo La Tengo - Roadrunner all ages [8PM]
• Modern Day Idols, and Tad Overbaugh & the Late Arrivals - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway [7PM, free]
• Johnny & the Foodmasters, Alaskas, and more - Jungle
Friday, Sep. 30
• Strictly Hip Hop, Iron Gag, Alley Trash, Facefirst, and Rotbus - O'Briens
• Jake Manzi, Hush Club, and Lindsay Foote - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• The Daylillies, Crow Follow, and The Jacklights - Square Root
• Wolf Alice, and Luna Li - Big Night Live
Saturday, Oct. 1
• Modern Disarray, Dead Wait, NRVS, and Joshua Sweet - Middle East Upstairs
• A Wilhelm Scream, Oh the Humanity, and In the Meantime - Middle East Downstairs
• Valley of Weights, Arto Vaun, Smallest Town Ensemble, and Pledge Pins - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Welch Boys w/ Chris Doherty, Nothing But Enemies, The Hagglers, and Guns of Brighton - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Crooked Colours, and SWIMM - Sinclair
• Linnea's Garden, Justine & the Unclean, Kid Gulliver, and The Chelsea Curve - Jungle
• Mars Volta - MGM Music Hall
• Mini Beast, Atlalntic Thrills, Looks That Kill, and more - Dusk, Providence, RI [2PM, outdoors]
Sunday, Oct. 2
• Martin/Morell/Fredette, and Six is Nine - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Bat House, MAITA, and Kind Being - O'Briens
Monday, Oct. 3
• Intervention, The Fairview, Stay Here, Regrowon, and HiFi - O'Briens
• Rainhouse, Honeywave, Detroit Rebellion, and Hunting Accidents - Midway Cafe
• Wednesday 13, and Soft Touch Mechanism - Sonia
• Beaming, Soul Space, and Weatherless - Charlie's Kitchen
• Sidebody - Zuzu
• Sunny Day Real Estate, and Appleseed Cast - House of Blues
• Flume, Prospa, and I Jordan - Roadrunner
Tuesday, Oct. 4
• Chris Baha, MVTANT, Clock Serum, and Pentinance - O'Briens
• Inhuman - Sonia
• Trentemoller, and Tom and his Computer - Paradise
• Langhorne Slim - Sinclair
• Stereolab - Roadrunner
• Gaslight Anthem, and Jeff Rosenstock - MGM Music Hall
Wednesday, Oct. 5
• Why Try?, World Wise, Further Notice, and Yoni Gordon - Middle East Upstairs
• Blood Incantation, Full of Hell, God is War, and more - Middle East Downstairs
• Won Word Trend, Alison & Moon, and Lobohombre - O'Briens
• John Cooper Clarke, and Special Guests - City Winery
Thursday, Oct. 6
• Bedtimemagic, Fracture Type, Drop Bear, and Miracle Blood - O'Briens
• Fontaines DC - House of Blues
• Barnes Courtney - Paradise
Friday, Oct. 7
• Pink Turns Blue, and Pilgrims of Yearning - Middle East Upstairs
• Captured by Robots, and Moisturizer - O'Briens
• Joan Jett birthday extravaganza - Sally O'Brien's
• Elsie Eastman, The Dead Friends Club, Miss Bones, and Wallace Field - Jungle
• Rickshaw Billie's Border Patrol, Mick's Jaguar, and Baabes - Zuzu
• SPLLIT, and Birthday Ass - Lilypad
• Casket Rats - Koto, Salem, MA
Saturday, Oct. 8
• Miss Mojo - Middle East Upstairs
• Brandie Blaze, Andre Obin, Violet Nox, and more - O'Briens
• Phantom Ocean, Richard Mirsky, The Guilloteenagers, and The Teezers - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Hambone Skinny, Jay Allen & the Arch Criminals, The Hi End, and FEEP - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Of Montreal; and Locate S,1 - Sinclair
• Roger Miller - Lilypad [8:15]
• Hallelujiah the Hills, and Cassie Berman - Lilypad [10:30]
• Hands of Spite, The New Noise, and Broken Vanity - Jungle
Sunday, Oct. 9
• Dark Soft, Crystal Canyon, Elephants & Dogs, and Eastern Souvenirs - Middle East Upstairs
• Career Days, and Perfect Sunday - O'Briens
• How We Burn, Jamie & the Guarded Heart, Jeju, and Sex Ambulance - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• The Contortionist, and Rivers of Nihil - Paradise
• L7 - Big Night Live
• Plymouth Punk Rock flea market - Mayflower Brewing [12-5]
• Brix n Mortar, Cry Havoc, Triggered, and more - Dusk, Providence, RI
• The FU's, ; Black Helicopter; Casket Rats; and more - Scurvy Dog, Prov.
Monday, Oct. 10
• Activity - O'Briens
• Cavalier, and Pregame Rituals - Charlie's Kitchen
• Purging Sin, and Acheron - Jungle
Tuesday, Oct. 11
• Lion's Law, Violent Way, Blood Stained Brindle, and Battery March - Middle East Upstairs
• Attila, Catch Your Breath, and Tallah - Middle East Downstairs
• Spitting Black, Disease, Rotbus, and Pus Chunk - O'Briens
• Agent Orange, Gnarnia, and Jugg - Alchemy, Providence, RI
Wednesday, Oct. 12
• Wild Pink, and Trace Mountains - Middle East Upstairs
• Kerrala Dust, Ex-Hyena, and Bastian Void - Middle East Downstairs
• Stud Count, Fraud, PCP & the Knives, Utmost, and Perfectly Lethal - O'Briens
• Fully Celebrated Orchestra, Steve Fell, and The Lonesome Land Trio - Midway Cafe
• Mildlife - Sonia
• KMFDM, and Chant - Paradise
• Twin Temple - Sinclair
• Me First & the Gimme Gimmes - Big Night Live
Thursday, Oct. 13
• French Police, Spirits of Leo, Old Moon, and Shanghai Beach - O'Briens
• Nogu Svelo - Sonia
• Ghost Light - Sinclair
Friday, Oct. 14
• Bonginator, Cranial Damage, Concrete Caveman, Horrible Earth, and Strictly Hip Hop - O'Briens
• The B&, and Dollop - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• Black Angels, and Vacant Lots - Paradise
• Judah & the Lion - House of Blues
• Scissorfight, The Humanoids, and Drunk Off Diesel - Shashkeen Pub, Manchester NH
Friday, Oct. 14 - Saturday, Oct. 15
• Melt - Sinclair
Saturday, Oct. 15
• The Upsides, The Waitlist, The Tower Brothers, and Unit One - O'Briens
• Mass Bluesbreakers, Falsely Accused, Fever Dreams, and Shotgun Walz - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Dark Crushes, and Frank Graham Band - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Mt. Greylock, Choose Your Power, and Samantha Henson - Jungle [4PM]
• Maxine, Runaway Dream, Joao, and Bitter Little Ghost - Jungle [8PM]
• Warthog, Razors in the Night, The Fake Boys, Skytigers, and more - Thirsty First, Lowell [2PM]
Saturday, Oct. 15 - Sunday, Oct. 16
• Violent Femmes - Paradise
Sunday, Oct. 16
• Monophonics, GA-20, and Kendra Morris - Middle East Downstairs
• Already Dead, Moving Targets, and Bad Idea USA - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Judas Priest, and Queensryche - MGM Music Hall
Monday, Oct. 17
• Slift, You Said Strange, and Blue Manic - Sonia
• Iron Maiden - DCU Center, Worc.
Tuesday, Oct. 18
• Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, and Acid Dad - Sinclair
Wednesday, Oct. 19
• The Toadies, and Rev. Horton Heat - Paradise
• Melt Banana, Ed Shrader's Music Beat, and Psychic Graveyard - Sinclair
• Raven, and Riot Act - Sonia
Thursday, Oct. 20
• June of 44 - Middle East Downstairs
• Lucero - Paradise
• Celebrating David Bowie w/, Todd Rundgren, Adrian Belew, Royston Langdon, and more - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA [8PM]
• Jonathan Richman & Tommy Larkin - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Friday, Oct. 21
• Damn Tall Buildings - City Winery
• Sabaton - MGM Music Hall
• Michael Schenker - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA
Saturday, Oct. 22
• Slothrust, and Weakened Friends - Sinclair
Sunday, Oct. 23
• Illuminati Hotties, Enumclaw, and Olivia Barton - Sinclair
• The Bronx, The Chats, Drug Church, and Scowl - Big Night Live
• Dead Boys, The Briefs, and Suzi Moon - Alchemy, Providence, RI
Monday, Oct. 24
• Baabes, Ghost Planet, and Lurid Purple Flowers - Charlie's Kitchen
• Cypress Hill - House of Blues
Tuesday, Oct. 25 - Wednesday, Oct. 26
• Calexico, and Ada Lea - Sinclair 18+ [7pm Doors]
Thursday, Oct. 27
• Napalm Death, Brujeria, Frozen Soul, and MDC - Paradise
Friday, Oct. 28
• Fear (doing The Album) - Middle East Downstairs
• Fidlar, and Lilly - Paradise
Friday, Oct. 28 - Saturday, Oct. 29
• Ween - Roadrunner
Saturday, Oct. 29
• Stupidity, Justine & the Unclean, Cold Expectations, Andrea Gillis, and Speed Fossil - French American Club, Waltham [(dress like a rock star)]
• The Paranoyds - Cafe 939
• Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Come - Columbus Theatre, Providence, RI
Sunday, Oct. 30
• GOD SAVE Halloween!, The Ramones, The Cramps (Spitzz), The Buzzcocks, The Kinks, and Riff Raff Ready DJ's Sara J. & Jon Konk - State Park all ages [6PM FREE!]
• Kurt Vile and the Violators, and Come - Royale
Tuesday, Nov. 1
• She Wants Revenge, The Chameleons, and D'Arcy - Brighton Music Hall
Thursday, Nov. 3
• Surfrajettes - City Winery
Tuesday, Nov. 8
• Russian Circles, and REZN - Sinclair
Sunday, Nov. 13
• Venom Inc. - Brighton Music Hall
• Mercyful Fate, Kreator, and Midnight - MGM Music Hall
Wednesday, Nov. 16
• Youth of Today - Middle East Downstairs
• The Chills, and Unwed Sailor - City Winery
Saturday, Nov. 19 - Sunday, Nov. 20
• Turnstile - Roadrunner
Sunday, Nov. 20
• The Trouble, Firewalker, Final Gasp, Tossed Aside, and The Massacred - Middle East Downstairs
Tuesday, Nov. 22
• Suede, and Manic Street Preachers - Orpheum
Wednesday, Nov. 23
• Amon Amarth - MGM Music Hall
Saturday, Nov. 26
• Dinosaur Jr., Guided by Voices, and Eugene Mirman - House of Blues
Friday, Dec. 16
• Los Lobos - City Winery
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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