It's May, and that means it's time for Boston's annual Battle of
the Bands -- better known in these parts as WBCN's (104.1) Rock 'n' Roll
In the nearly 20 years that 'BCN has hosted the Rumble, there have been a fair
share of great moments, and after last year's successful run at the Middle East
(following several rather sluggish years) the Rumble returns to Cambridge
beginning tonight (May 6).
May 6: Deliriants, Bald Guys,
Thought Junkie, and Trona
May 7: V-Card, The Red Telephone, Jabbering
Trout, and Turkish Delight
May 8: Jules Verdone, Bison, Skavooie and the
Epitones, and Honkeyball
May 9: Jack Frosting, Roadsaw, The Gravel Pit, and
May 10: Blau Zur, Plank, Pie, and Quintaine Americana
Underball, St. Chimera, Jocobono, and Chelsea on Fire.
are $6 a pop; the semifinals, which will be held on May 17 and 18 cost $7 to
attend; and the finals, held on May 23, are $8 in advance, $9 at the door. All
shows are 18+. 'BCN, which was known as one of the better radio stations in the
country in the late '60s (as well as the starting place for J. Geils band
singer Peter Wolf), has been competing for the last several years with WZLX
(100.7) for the classic rock crowd and WFNX (101.7) for alternative rockers.
For the record, I'm rooting for prog/alterna-rockers Trona.