Rock & Roll Rumble 2017
Spring is in the air, and here in Boston that usually means that the Rock & Roll Rumble is on the horizon. At least for the last 38 years, anyway. Yep, 38 years of great indie music here in Boston, bands battling for that Rumble prize, and bragging rights to go along with it.
The class of 2017 has been announced, and the competition is set. Who will take the title of the Rock & Roll Rumble winner this year? Time will tell, but get your tickets to the event now, don’t miss out on this great tradition!
Taking place at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville from April 2nd through April 21st, the event is sure to come with lots of excitement and it’s share of drama.
“Since its official start in 1979 at the infamous Rat in Kenmore Square, the Rumble’s past is a storied one. Often mentioned are the bands who’d gotten “robbed” of victory or the rattlings of those who’d never participated, to the implications of the championship, this beloved Boston rock tradition faced an uncertain future. When 104.1 WBCN closed up shop in the Summer of 2009, the fate of the Rumble hung in the balance. As heir-apparent to the Rock & Roll Rumble helm – along with New England music radio program, Boston Emissions, Anngelle Wood set out to resuscitate the Rock & Roll Rumble. As a result of her dedication, this curated music showcase has been transformed from a traditional band battle into an anticipated New England music festival spotlighting new and live music from around New England. Join us for the World Series of Boston Rock.” (ONCE)