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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)…

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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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