Barricades won Night 3. (SoozTV)
By now you should have heard about the legendary Rock and Roll Rumble that started up on Sunday night. For those who are new, the Rumble is the World Series of Boston Rock, played over several nights, where 24 bands compete to be named the winner. Three more nights of Preliminaries remain, and then on to the Semi-Finals and Finals. You have plenty of time to show up, so make plans now. Check out all of the bands here. You’re gonna find your new favorite local band today.
So each night of the Rumble, 4 bands “battle” and one is named the winner. But really the Rumble is a celebration of the awesome rock and roll that Boston produces. Every band brings their very best when they come to the Rumble. I always walk away a new fan of a band I’ve never heard before.
Night 1 winner: Tigerman WHOA!. The deepest, darkest vocals with the passion of an old time revival.
Night 2 winner: Goddamn Draculas. Melodic punk, powerful harmonies, serious rock and roll.
Night 3 winner: Barricades. Groovy, harmony-driven alt pop rock
Wednesday is the traditional Day of Rest, and you’ll need it. The Rumble starts up again on Thursday, and continues through Saturday. Phew, end of the Preliminary round. A new set of bands duke it out at TT the Bear’s soon!