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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

  • Monday, July 17:
    • Mint Green, Manatree, Minor Poet, & Ozlo - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Settler, Dandelion Massacre, Bearchild, & Antennae Wedding - O'Briens
    • Bloom, Rival Islands, Driveways, & Transient Cities - Great Scott
    • Furanimal, Mnemonist, & Abraham - Zuzu
    • Vaulted, Reveries, Reasons, & Husbands - Charlie's Kitchen
    • Stephen Smith, & Julie Mina - Once
    • Midway's 30th anniv begins w/ Township, The Dents, Love Love, & Weather Weapon - Midway Cafe
    • Foreigner, Cheap Trick, & Jason Bonham - Pavilion, 7PM

  • Tuesday, July 18:
    • Foxfires, Harvey Pekar, I am become Death, & Vaulted - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Everything and Everyone, Mirth, Poppy Patica, & Peace Prize - O'Briens
    • Brother Toaster, Hatchling, & Wax On - Great Scott
    • This Wild Life, A Will Away, & Dry Jacket - The Sinclair, 8PM all ages
    • Daudylfin, Xylitol, Dame, & more - Central Sq. Elks Lodge, 7PM all ages
    • Incubus, Jimmy Eat World, & Judah and the Lion - Xfinity

  • Wednesday, July 19:
    • Promise of Redemption, Best Ex, Baggage, & Kozie - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Pleghm, New Cross, Sterile, Compassion Fatigue, & Ritual Blade - O'Briens
    • Baby, I'm Glad It's' You, Pushflowers, & Tuft - Great Scott
    • Chandler Travis Philharmonic, & John Powhida Intl Airport - Midway Cafe
    • Ten Dollar Mistake, Stimatics, & Tom Beyer - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Ride, & Froth - Royale, 8PM 18+
    • Iron Maiden, & Ghost - Xfinity

  • Thursday, July 20:
    • Blvk Sheep, & Greg Gatsby - The Middle East Upstairs
    • Kal Marks, A Deer A Horse, Nice Guys, & Zip Tie Handcuffs - O'Briens
    • Dawn - Great Scott
    • Wheelhouse Rodeo, Celebuton, & Gin Daisy - P.A.'s Lounge
    • Rusty Mullet, Time Travelers, Flaming Pluto, & Kate Taylor Almighty - The Cantab Lounge
    • Olivia Swann, Tatyana, & more - Once
    • Thurston Moore Group - The Sinclair
    • Conmen, & Scandanavian punk night - Jeanie Johnston Pub, JP
    • Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, & Peter Wolf - Garden, (also Fri)
    • The Color Morale, The Plot in You, & more - Palladium, 6:30 all ages
    • Billy Bragg - speaking on his book “Roots Radicals and Rockers: How Skiffle Changed the World” - Brookline Booksmith, 7PM

  • Friday, July 21:
    • Dirt Monkey, Keota, & Under Lux - The Middle East Upstairs, 10:30
    • InAeona, Glacier, Courage Cloak, & Lesser Glow - O'Briens
    • Ages and Ages, & Maybird - Great Scott
    • Stray Bullets, Hobo Chili, Warning Shots, & Stop Calling Me Frank - Midway Cafe
    • Mosh Point Luck, New Religion, & Pablo Picker - The Cantab Lounge
    • New Jupiter, Adventures in Slumberland, I Wish I Could Skateboard, & The Fightin Fish - P.A.'s Lounge
    • The Alarm, Goddamned Draculas, & Big City Rockers - Once
    • Ultimate Painting, John Andrew and the Yawns, & Hands and Knees - Sonia
    • Red Chord - The Plough and Stars
    • Dragonforce, & Once Human - Brighton Music Hall
    • Connor Oberst, & Hop Along - House of Blues, 8PM all ages
    • House and Land, Rob Noyes, & more - Hope Central Church, JP, 7:30 all ages
    • Spoon, & The New Pornographers - Pavilion, 8PM

  • Saturday, July 22:
    • Andy Suzuki and the Method, & Abi - The Middle East Upstairs, 6:30 18+
    • Grub Sweat and Beers w/ Mill Pond Falls, Leather Lung, Hey Zeus, & more - O'Briens, 3PM 21+
    • Yankee Cockfight, The Old Edison, Rippin' E. Brakes, & Sonny Jim Clifford - Midway Cafe
    • The Cranktones, Barley Hoppers, Fearless Leaders, Roy Sludge, & Easy Ed's Record Hop - Midway Cafe
    • Signpost, Sisters and Brothers, The Nuclears, & The Dick Pics - P.A.'s Lounge, 6PM 21+
    • Cookbag, Grey Haven, Rollo Tomasi, & Highway Chapel - The Cantab Lounge
    • Letters from the Fire - Once
    • Aquabats, CJ Ramone, & Reggie and the Full Effect - The Paradise
    • STL GLD, Sidewalk Driver, Dutch ReBelle, & Carissa Johnson - The Sinclair
    • Dalton Rapattoni, The House On Cliff, Lauren Carnahan, & Sarah Barrios - Sonia
    • Cruel Miracle, & Red Red Rockit - The Plough and Stars
    • Negative Approach, Opposition Rising, Bloodclot, & more - Central Sq. Elks Lodge, 6PM all ages
    • Mr. Airplane Man, & Thalia Zedek - Lilypad, Inman Sq
    • KTB, Ehnahre, Diabolical Fiend, & Myocapus Coypus - Deep Thoughts, JP, 9PM all ages
    • Classic Ruins - The Mercy Tavern, Salem
    • Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Bim Skala Bim, Warning Shots, & more - The Met Café, Pawtucket, 7PM all ages

  • Sunday, July 23:

Coming Up...

  • Tuesday, July 25:
    • Slayer, & Lamb of God - Pavilion

  • Thursday, July 27:

  • Saturday, July 29:
    • Night Birds, & Western Addiction - Central Sq. Elks Lodge

  • Sunday, July 30:
    • Blondie, & Garbage - Pavilion

  • Wednesday, August 2:

  • Thursday, August 3:
    • DRI - Firehouse 13, Prov.

  • Saturday, August 5:
    • Rancid, Dropkick Murphys, Bouncing Souls, & Jake Burns - Brockton Fairgrounds

  • Sunday, August 6:

  • Tuesday, August 8:

  • Thursday, August 10:
    • The Selecter - Once

  • Friday, August 11:

  • Monday, August 14:
    • Retrofutura w/ Modern English, English Beat, & more - Lynn Aud.

  • Friday, August 18:

  • Saturday, August 19:
    • Coven, Beastmaker, & Magic Circle - Columbus Theater, Prov.

  • Tuesday, August 22:

  • Friday, August 25:

  • Sunday, August 27:
    • Alice Cooper, & Deep Purple - Xfinity

  • Wednesday, August 30:

  • Sunday, September 3:

  • Tuesday, September 5:

  • Thursday, September 7:
    • Teenage Bottlerocket - The Middle East
    • Danzig, & Corrosion of Conformity - Hampton Beach Ballroom

  • Saturday, September 9:

  • Sunday, September 10:

  • Monday, September 11:

  • Wednesday, September 13:

  • Thursday, September 14:

  • Friday, September 15:
    • Public Service Broadcasting - Sonia

  • Sunday, September 17:
    • Dead Boys w/ Cheetah Chrome, & Johnny Blitz - Once

  • Monday, September 18:

  • Tuesday, September 19:

  • Wednesday, September 20:

  • Saturday, September 23:

  • Thursday, September 28:

  • Friday, September 29:

  • Saturday, September 30:
    • Life of Agony - Fete Music Hall, Prov.

Please Note:
  • Addresses of many Boston area clubs can be found here.
  • Local bands are only listed the week of the show.
  • Additions, changes and corrections for rock/pop/punk shows only can be made by writing to: rock-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming roots/americana/blues/cajun/zydeco shows, please use the address: roots-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming Jazz shows, please use the address: jazz-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about upcoming World Music shows, please use the address: world-listings email address
  • To submit announcement about Any Other music shows, please use the address: other-listings email address
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