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  • [50 Years of Boston Rock] WMBR’s Pipeline! Announces Anniversary Lineups : Bradley's Almanac

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    [50 Years of Boston Rock] WMBR’s Pipeline! Announces Anniversary Lineups

    Posted on August 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm | 1 Comment

    WMBR‘s venerable live local music show Pipeline! is marking their 25th year on the airwaves by throwing a 5-weekend party at 5 Boston-area venues this fall, and the lineups have just been let loose. It’s crammed with legends, also-rans, familiar names, and obscure oldsters – reuniting a ridiculous number of bands from throughout, and I quote, “50 Years of Boston Rock!”. If scanning through this stacked list of several dozen area bands doesn’t get you excited, then you either haven’t lived here very long, or you’ve grown too old and jaded to care. Either way, your loss. Me? I’m practically giddy. I gasped more than once after this sucker hit my inbox.

    Full press release and nightly lineups (not in performing order) below, with my personal standouts following. Read on, snag your tickets (update: all tickets are now on sale, links next to each lineup), and get ready…

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    PIPELINE! AT 25
    PRESENTS
    50 YEARS OF BOSTON ROCK!

    The Dates, Venues, and Line-ups!

    Pipeline!, WMBR’s live local music show, celebrates its 25th anniversary year with 13 shows featuring close to 80 reunited Boston-area bands performing at 5 venues over 5 weekends from September 12 to October 12

    Cambridge, MA (August 3, 2014) ­- WMBR’s Pipeline! show (airing every Tuesday evening 8:00-10:00 with host Jeff Breeze) today announced the dates, venues, and band line-ups for the 50 Years of Boston Rock festival this fall. These bands from decades past come roaring into the present day, among them: The Remains with their stunning garage beat and The Freeborne rediscovering their psych virtuosity from the ’60s; Reddy Teddy and Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band bringing back the pre and proto-punk sounds of the ’70s; Stranglehold, The Dogmatics and the F.U’s delivering early ’80s punk proper and hardcore…and later in the decade O Positive and Big Dipper representing the burgeoning indie-rock scene; Gigolo Aunts, Fuzzy, and the Dirt Merchants nearing the millennium with their ’90s indie-pop/rock brilliance; and finally The Sheila Divine and The Charms, arriving in the 2000s, recasting pop and garage verities into their own thrilling style. This is a half century’s worth of the Boston music underground…and this festival revisits a good chunk of it!

    50 Years of Boston Rock takes place from Friday, September 12 – Sunday, October 12 at the Paradise Rock Club in Boston, The Middle East downstairs in Cambridge, the Brighton Music Hall, the Regent Theatre in Arlington, and Cuisine en Locale in Somerville, a new ballroom-like space with a capacity of 425. There are current plans to add a 14th night to the series. Tickets for the Middle East shows are now available, with the other clubs offering their own nights’ tickets this coming week.

    Friday September 12th
    at the Regent Theatre, Arlington
    (Tickets)
    O Positive (added)
    Cordelia’s Dad
    The Freeborne
    String Builder
    We Saw The Wolf

    Saturday, September 13th
    at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville
    (Tickets)
    Baby’s Arm
    Miranda Warning (added)
    The Dogmatics
    Eric Martin (of the Neats) & friends
    Stranglehold
    The Turbines

    Friday, September 19th
    at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville
    (Tickets)
    Curious Ritual (added)
    Nisi Period
    Someone & the Somebodies
    Pods
    Purple Ivy Shadows
    Mistle Thrush
    Curious Ritual
    Ultrabreakfast (added)

    Saturday September 20th
    at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville
    (Tickets)
    Dirt Merchants
    Fertile Virgin
    The Gravel Pit
    Honeybunch
    Evol Twin (added)
    The Sheila Divine

    Friday, September 26th
    at the Regent Theatre, Arlington
    (Tickets)
    The Barnies
    Bill Goffrier (of Big Dipper) & friends
    Dumptruck
    The Jigsaws
    Vapors of Morphine

    Saturday, September 27th
    at the Regent Theatre, Arlington
    (Tickets)
    Barry & the Remains
    Cardinal
    The Downbeat 5

    Sunday, September 28th
    at Brighton Music Hall, Allston
    (Tickets)
    Anastasia Screamed
    The Flies
    The F.U.’s / Straw Dogs
    Men & Volts
    The Nervous Eaters
    Bentmen (added)

    Friday, October 3rd
    at the Middle East Downstairs
    (Tickets)
    Tacklebox
    The Blood Oranges
    Buttercup
    Robin Lane & The Chartbusters
    Fuzzy
    Lazy Susan

    Saturday, October 4th
    at the Middle East Downstairs
    (Tickets)
    Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
    The Clamdiggers (proto-The Upper Crust)
    Crazy Alice
    Kudgel
    Bulkhead
    Quintaine Americana
    Orangutang

    Sunday, October 5th
    at the Paradise
    (Tickets)
    Big City Rockers (Atlantics)
    Heretix (added)
    The Dents
    High Risk Group
    Reddy Teddy
    Shake the Faith
    Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band

    Friday, October 10th
    at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville
    (Tickets)
    The 360s
    Green Magnet School
    Luca Brasi
    Orbit
    Permafrost (Miles Dethmuffin)
    The Red Telephone (added)
    Hullabaloo (added)
    Unnatural Axe

    Saturday, October 11th
    at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville
    (Tickets)
    The Cavedogs
    Drumming on Glass
    Flying Nuns
    Gigolo Aunts
    The Natives
    The Rising Storm

    Sunday, October 12th
    at the Middle East Downstairs
    (Tickets)
    The Bags
    Ed Redeeming Qualities with
    Carrie Bradley (of The Breeders) & friends
    Dave Derby (of the Dambuilders/Gramercy Arms) & friends (added)
    The Gizmos
    Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears (doing Moving Targets)
    The Underachievers
    The Voodoo Dolls

    Ok, first off: The “Grambuilders” has gotta be a modified version of the Dambuilders, yeah? I’m digging for details. I’ve known about the Green Magnet School reunion for a little, and I’m still internally freaking out about that one. Can’t wait to see my old friends in Mistle Thrush, plus old labelmates Crazy Alice & Fuzzy, and chimp rock progenitors Kudgel (and while we’re at it, let’s hope one of those TBA spots give us a little Swirlies action, eh?). Then there’s Orbit, Anastasia Screamed, Honeybunch, Dumptruck, Mary Lou Lord… hell, if I don’t stop now I’ll just end up re-typing the full lineup. I’ll share more lineup updates on the ‘Nac Facebook page as they come.

    Here’s a look at the original schedule image sent out to press (click to embiggen)…

    Comments

    One Response to “[50 Years of Boston Rock] WMBR’s Pipeline! Announces Anniversary Lineups”

    1. earthdog70
      August 20th, 2014 @ 9:53 pm

      I have my ticket for the Dumptruck show. Oh yeah!

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