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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

Monday, Oct. 18
• Scotty Saints, Zombii, and The Hagglers - O'Briens
• Black Midi - Sinclair [sold out]
• Slothrust - House of Blues
Tuesday, Oct. 19
• The Shivas, Coral Moons, and Moxie - Middle East Upstairs
• West of Neptune, Between Skies, Citadel, and Voluntary Victim - O'Briens
Wednesday, Oct. 20
• Phangs, Sleeping Lion, and Miette Hope - Middle East Upstairs all ages [7PM]
• Toadies, Rev. Horton Heat, and Nashville Pussy - Paradise
• Diet Cig, and Retirement Party - Sinclair 18+ [7PM]
• Mountain Goats - Royale 18+ [7PM]
• Vangelism, Moon Room, and Paper Lady - O'Briens
Thursday, Oct. 21
• Great Time, Zoe Sparks, and Thumber - Middle East Upstairs
• 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]
• Carol, Bedbug, and Kati Malison - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway [7PM]
• Temptress, and Monte Luna - O'Briens
• Mint Green, Reggie Pearl, and Jack Shea - Bill's Bar
Friday, Oct. 22
• Kitner, Happy Just to See You, Kind Being, and Twin Foxes - O'Briens
• 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
• Divine Sweater, Copilot, Winkler, and Christian Hatfield - Bill's Bar
Saturday, Oct. 23
• Low Hum - Middle East Upstairs 18+ [7PM]
• Midnight Climax, Octalisk, Biproduct, and Penitence - O'Briens
• Teenage Bottlerocket, Broadway Calls, COB, and Brix n Mortar - Brighton Elks Lodge [7PM]
• High on Fire, Doomriders, and Capra - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [7PM]
• The McGunks, Jason Bennett & the Resistance, Triggered, and The Agonizers - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Sugar Blood Jinx, Hambone Skinny, The Guilloteenagers, and Answerman - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Big Bad Bollocks, Pajama Slave Dancers, and Year of the Fist - Sonia all ages [6PM]
• Freeloader - Plough & Stars
• The Molly Maguires, Modern Day Idols, The Hi End, and The Cast Irons - Jungle
• Moxie, Barefoot Young, and Bloom - Bill's Bar
• Magnetic Fields - City Winery all ages
Sunday, Oct. 24
• Magnetic Fields - City Winery all ages
• Nervous Dater, and Good Looking Friends - O'Briens
• The Grommets, The Fatal Flaw, Girth Control, and The Jacklights - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Blockhead, and Arms and Sleepers - Sonia all ages [8PM]
Monday, Oct. 25
• Morta Skuld, Mutilatre, and Wretched Inerno - Middle East Upstairs 18+ [8PM]
• Betties - O'Briens
• Magnetic Fields - City Winery all ages
Tuesday, Oct. 26
• Bystander, and My Missing Half - Middle East Upstairs
• Old Soul, Glass House, and Pregame Rituals - O'Briens
Wednesday, Oct. 27
• AJJ (Knife Man 10th anniversary tour) - Middle East Downstairs all ages [7PM]
• Stagnator, Kidnapped, and & more - O'Briens
• Mannequin Pussy, and Angel Du$t - Sinclair all ages [sold out]
• Wavves - Big Night Live
Thursday, Oct. 28
• Paper Tigers, We are Space Horses, Blindspot, and Gretchen Shae - Middle East Upstairs
• The Palace of Tears, Daniel Ouillette, and Ghost Painted Sky - O'Briens
• Cleopatrick, Zig Mentality, and Ready the Prince - Sinclair all ages [7PM]
• Pink Navel, The Big Easy, and Squitch - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway [7PM]
Friday, Oct. 29
• The Crystal Method - Middle East Downstairs 18+ [8PM]
• Black Helicopter, Motel Black, and The Dents - O'Briens
• Jukebox the Ghost - Royale 18+ [6PM]
• Gwar, Napalm Death, and Eyehategod - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [7PM]
• The Dents, The Jacklights, and Bad Sandy - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway [7PM]
Saturday, Oct. 30
• Escuela Grind, Oxalate, and Blast Shield - Middle East Upstairs all ages [12PM]
• True Faith, Labor Hex, Wire Lines, and Bedroom Eyes - O'Briens
• Wild Nothing, and Beach Fossil - Royale 18+ [6PM]
• Hello Blondie, Justine & the Unclen, Kid Gulliver, and Key of Caustic - French American Club, Waltham [5:30]
• The Monkees w/ Mike and Mickey - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA [8PM]
Sunday, Oct. 31
• Sasquatch, Lo-Pan, Ruby the Hatchet, and Deathchant - Middle East Upstairs 18+ [8PM]
• 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
• Incendiary, God's Hate, and Age of Apocolypse - Sonia 18+ [7PM]
• Red Fang, and Starcrawler - Sinclair 18+ [10PM]
• Bad Religion, and Alkaline Trio - Palladium, Worcester, MA [8PM]
• English Beat - Chevalier Theatre, Medford, MA
Sunday, Nov. 7
• 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, Providence, RI 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]
Thursday, Nov. 11
• Old Man Gloom - Sinclair 18+ [8PM]
Friday, Nov. 12
• Betwixt - Plough & Stars [Reunion show. First since 2000]
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
• Hot Water Music, A Wilhelm Scream, and Make War - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [6:30]
• 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]
• Skeletal Remains - Big Night Live
• Dying Fetus, Terror, and Vitriol - Fete Music Hall, Providence, RI all ages [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 Cleo - 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
• All Them Witches - Paradise [7PM]
Friday, Dec. 10
• Dyr Faser, Tequila Sirens, and Your 33 Black Angels - Lilypad [7PM]
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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