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Nearly 80 Boston Bands to Play Pipeline!’s ’50 Years of Boston Rock’ Festival

Close to 80 reunited Boston-area bands sign on for Pipeline’s 50 Years of Rock Festival (image credit)

“Did you get the ridiculous email about the thing Bob has put together for the fall?” Pipeline! DJ Jeff Breeze asked me. Indeed I did.
An event designed to blow all of these all-day festivals out of the water, and an undertaking even the current station staff can hardly believe, WMBR’s local live music show Pipeline!, will celebrate its 25th anniversary with 13 shows featuring close to 80 reunited Boston-area bands performing at 5 venues for over 5 weekends.
It’s safe to say you’ll have at least one show to go to this fall.
With staple Boston bands including the F.U’s, Nervous Eaters (pictured above circa 1977), Dogmatics and The Sheila Devine signed on to play historic venues like The Middle East and Paradise Rock Club, Pipeline proves its clout and longevity has historic value in the Boston music community.
WMBR’s Pipeline!, hosted by Jeff Breeze, is a weekly two-hour broadcast dedicated to unearthing the “newest and localest” tunes New England has to offer, broadcasted from the MIT campus at 88.1FM. Visit the official website for archived shows.
The nightly line-ups in no particular order and subject to change are as follows. Please visit the venue websites for up to date ticket information.

Regent Theatre (9/12)

  • Cordelia’s Dad
  • The Freeborne
  • String Builder
  • We Saw the Wolf
  • + 1 TBA

Cuisine en Locale (9/13)

  • Bab’s Arm
  • Berlin Airlift
  • The Dogmatics
  • The Neats’ Eric Martin & Friends
  • Stranglehold
  • The Turbines
  • +1 TBA

Cuisine en Locale (9/19)

  • The Gambuilders
  • Mistle Thrush
  • Nisi Period
  • The Pods
  • Purple Ivy Shadows
  • Someone & The Somebodies
  • Tracy Bonham

Cuisine en Locale (9/20)

  • Dirt Merchants
  • Fertile Virgin
  • The Gravel Pit
  • Honeybunch
  • Mary Lou Lord
  • The Shelia Divine
  • +1 TBA

Regent Theatre (9/26)

  • The Barnies
  • Big Dipper’s Bill Goffrier & Friends
  • Dumptruck
  • The Jigsaws
  • Vapors of Morphine

Regent Theatre (9/27)

  • Barry & The Remains
  • Cardinal
  • The Downbeat 5

Brighton Music Hall (9/28)

  • Anastasia Screamed
  • The Flies
  • The F.U.’s / Straw Dogs
  • Men & Volts
  • The Nervous Eaters
  • +2 TBA

Middle East Downstairs (10/3)

  • The Blood Oranges
  • The Bristols
  • Buttercup
  • Fuzzy
  • Lazy Susan
  • Robin Lane and The Chartbusters
  • Tacklebox

Middle East Downstairs (10/4)

  • Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
  • Bulkhead
  • The Clamdiggers
  • Crazy Alice
  • Kudgel
  • Orangutang
  • Americana

Paradise Rock Club (10/5)

  • Big City Rockers (Atlantics)
  • The Charms
  • The Dents
  • High Risk Group
  • Reddy Teddy
  • Shake the Faith
  • Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band

Cuisine en Locale (10/10)

  • The 360s
  • Green Magnet School
  • Luca Brasi
  • Orbit
  • Permafrost (Miles Dethmuffin)
  • The Pills
  • Unnatural Axe

Cuisine en Locale (10/11)

  • The Cavedogs
  • Drumming on Glass
  • Flying Nuns
  • Gigolo Aunts
  • The Natives
  • The Rising Storm
  • +1 TBA

Middle East Downstairs (10/12)

  • The Bags
  • Ed’s Redeeming Qualities & The Breeder’s Carrie Bradley & Friends
  • The Gizmos
  • Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears
  • The Underachievers
  • The Voodoo Dolls
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F*ckfest 2014 – Local Music Showcase

F*ckfest – Ending summer with a bang August 23rd.

Join Park Slug and RTT Presents on August 23rd for an all-day / all-night BBQ and party at the legendary O’Brien’s Pub in Allston. F*ckfest is a 21+ event with a $10-15 sliding scale, cost includes food. The music starts at 3:15pm and features some of our favorites like Wrong Body and Ghost Thrower, Rock N Roll Rumble Class of 2014 members Harris Hawk and Z*L, and topped off with a headlining performance by Faces in the Floor (rumored to be their last show). Get all the details from the official Facebook event page.

Bands & Set Times:

Onslo 3:15pm

Terrible Elephant Accident by ONSLO

In Print 4:00pm
(Members of whenairturnstowater, Sherman Burns)

Night Fires EP by Sherman Burns

Gradients (NY) 4:45pm

Growing Pile by The Gradients

Goddard 5:30pm

10″ by Goddard

Ask the Dead (RI) 6:15pm

The Leans by Ask the Dead

Wrong Body 7:00pm

BIG by Wrong Body

Ghost Thrower 7:45pm

Ghost Thrower by Ghost Thrower

(Formally Chandeliers? You crazy kids and your name changes.) 8:30pm


Z*L 9:15pm

Z*L by Z*L

Bloodpheasant (RI) 10:00pm

traum by bloodpheasant

Harris Hawk 10:45pm

Mutes by Harris Hawk

Faces In The Floor 11:30pm

Self by Faces In The Floor

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Pretty & Nice Announce Indefinite Hiatus After New Release

After 9 years, Pretty & Nice go on indefinite hiatus (image credit)

On the coattails of the band’s recent single release, Boston’s indie / electro pop band Pretty & Nice took to Facebook and Instagram yesterday afternoon to announce an indefinite hiatus. [More details after the jump]

Established in 2005, Pretty & Nice have gained popularity over the years, landing contracts with Equal Vision and Hardly Art Records and tickling the fancy of many journalists
“Their approach is so guileless and giddy, you’ll get drunk on that spazzy, sneering sound all over again.”
-Rebecca Raber, 2009

“Boston-based power pop trio Pretty & Nice is hell bent on making you dance or at the very least crack a smile.”
-John B. Moore, 2013

(Along with some scattered singles) Their fifth and potentially final album release aptly named Infinitely Forever EP, will be available August 12th on cassette via everdayisamixtape and digitally via Lost Colony Music. “Rock N Roll Wizard” can be streamed now (and below) courtesy of New York based online music publishing company The Wild Honey Pie.
Pre-order digitally here:
The tapes are limited to 300 in 3 different colors:
  • CLEAR – Limited to 100 (Internet Order Only)
  • TRANSLUCENT GREEN – Limited to 100 (Available only at the show 8/14 at Glasslands Gallery in Brooklyn, NY)
  • YELLOW – Limited to 100 (Available only at the show 8/16 at Great Scott in Allston, MA)
To Everyone Who is Still Listening:

It is with a single heavy heart that we announce that Pretty & Nice will be taking an indefinite hiatus after the release of Infinitely Forever and our shows 8/14 at Glasslands in Brooklyn, NY and 8/16 at Great Scott in Allston, MA.

Pretty & Nice started in 2005 with two best friends trying to make the music in their heads a reality. Over the 9 years that followed the band has taken many turns, changing songwriters and home cities while amassing a team of nearly a dozen former members. The goal of the band has always been to spread positive energy to everyone with whom we interacted and, in that way, we feel successful.

We’ve been on countless US tours as well as two unbelievable trips to Europe. Along the way we’ve met some of the most amazing, inspirational, and helpful people in the world. We couldn’t have done any of this without each and every one of you!


To the bands that brought us on tour and let us roll around onstage before them; to the cities that took us in and treated us like we were home; to anyone who let us sleep on their floors, in their guest rooms, and on their couches; to the people who came out and danced and sang and showed us why life is worth living; to the labels who helped us put our music in the hands and ears of the Universe; to the managers and booking agents and promoters who encouraged and assisted us; to the people who stood in the back of the room and then later mentioned to a couple friends that they saw this band that was kind of okay;

Thank you for making it all worthwhile. You’re with us and you’re a part of this

Infinitely Forever.

Pretty & Nice

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Announcing the 2nd Annual Punk N Roll BBQ

Happening 8/3. All proceeds go to Rawkstars Inc., purchase your tickets now.

Do you like punk? Do you like BBQ? Do you like special announcements?!
Bishop And Rook is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Punk N Roll BBQ and Fundraiser!
Local boutique label, Ocelot Records (formally Boston Bloghead), will continue the trend of all-day punk rock music and good food at Allston’s O’Brien’s Pub Sunday, August 3rd with performances by The Down and Outs, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, A Minor Revolution, Dead Cats Dead Rats and more.

All proceeds from this year’s festivities will go to Rawkstars Inc., a Massachusetts based nonprofit that creates and sustains programs that develop life skills through discovery, education, creation and participation in music.
“When the idea for the fundraiser came to mind, I was looking for an organization that fit a few key categories: giving assistance to kids, locality to greater Boston, and of course, music,” Ocelot Records founder Steve Knowles tells Bishop And Rook. “Rawkstars Inc.’s Executive Director, Jonathan Jacobs, and I spoke at length about the organization, their mission statement and goals. Rawkstars goes a step further than many music based charities, not only providing instruments, but also lessons and transportation if needed. I knew after that conversation that Rawkstars was the company I wanted to work with.”
“Once you see the very first picture of a smiling kid holding a guitar that came from your efforts, the countless hours it takes to set something like the Punk N Roll BBQ up becomes more than worthwhile.”

Ticket price is $16 in advanced / $20 at the door, and includes admission to the show, barbeque and “Punk N Roll BBQ Compilation Volume 1” CD featuring participating local bands (while supplies last). Save a few bucks and purchase advanced tickets now. The compilation CD can also be purchased separately on Bandcamp, all proceeds go toward Rawkstars.

In addition to great food and awesome music, the 2014 Punk N Roll BBQ will feature a lush raffle full of prizes donated by generous sponsors including a gift certificate from Eridanos Tattoo & Art Gallery, A Narragansett Brewing Company gift pack, photography package from Sam Dahlstedt Photography, album mastering time from New Alliance East Mastering and Devotion Recording and more.

The Bands:
Horese Mode – The Down and Outs – Patrick Simas – Supersona – The Digs – Zip-Tie Handcuffs – A Minor Revolution – Psychic Dog – The Hideout – Dead Cats Dead Rats – Burning Streets

Remember the Dinosaurs (Demo) by Horse Mode You Probably Downloaded This EP by The Down And Outs LIVE on The Tony Jones Show by Patrick Simas 7th Day by Supersona A Second Take Demo by The Digs In The Sky by Zip-Tie Handcuffs Consexual Sense by A Minor Revolution E by Psychic Dog The Hideout and Dynamite Dynamite Split 7″ by The Hideout cut your sleeves off by Dead Cats Dead Rats Sit Still by BURNING STREETS

The Sponsors:
This year’s sponsors include Eridanos Tattoo & Art Gallery, New Alliance East Mastering, Devotion Recording, Sam Dahlstedt Photography, 247 Drums, Dug McCormack, Pixel Bit Pirates, Ocelot Records, WEMF Radio and Narragansett Brewing Company.
For additional information on this event, view the official Facebook event page. For details on Ocelot Records and to view all their social media goodies, please visit
Other Ways You Can Help:
Rawkstars Inc. is currently accepting new and ‘like-new’ music equipment for use in their classrooms. Anyone interested in donating can contact Ocelot Records at Please no heavily used or damaged items.