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The WMBR Rock/Pop/Punk Concert Report

Monday, Jan. 30
• Shanghai Quitian, and Good & You - O'Briens
• Donaher, Strictly Speaking, and A Day Without Love - Charlie's Kitchen
• Sweetie, Old Soul, Summer Cult, and Dominic Delaney - Silhouette Lounge, Allston
Tuesday, Jan. 31
• Thelma & the Sleaze, and Sly Fang - O'Briens
• Conical Cacophony, The Velvet Dirtmunchers, and Magnificent Danger - Midway Cafe
• Gost Pepper, Crysalis, and Halam George - Jungle
Wednesday, Feb. 1
• Birdie Monds-Watson, and Katie Malco - O'Briens
• Chad Price, and Matt Charette - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Thursday, Feb. 2
• Her Head's on Fire, Superdown, Sonder, and Jude Ivy - O'Briens
• Charlatans UK, and Ride - Big Night Live
• The 86 Seas, Caustic Echos, Main Era, and Foxy Grandpa - Jungle
• G Love & Special Sauce, and Donovon Frankenreiter - Paradise
• Willie Nile, and Nervous Eaters - City Winery
• Soul Asylum - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA
Friday, Feb. 3
• The Casket Lottery, Taking Meds, Sky Tigers, and The Endorphins - Middle East Upstairs
• Sunday Morning, Bicycle Inn, Dead Wait, and Jiddo - O'Briens
• The Stupid Robots - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• The Double Takes, Elisabeth Waters, King Mardi, and Couch Fort - Jungle
• All Out War, Dissociate, Morpheus Descends, and more - Ralph's Diner, Worcester, MA
Saturday, Feb. 4
• The Freqs, Landowner, and Miracle Blood - Middle East Upstairs
• Jacquelyn Roy, Mairead Band, and Anna Reidester - O'Briens
• Last Weak, Max Boras, Electric Paisan, and Beat Stick Bennie - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Black Helicopter, Cortez, Z28, and Mollusk - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• Miriam, and Louder than Milk - Square Root
• Pink Slip, The New Limits, Bad Idea USA, and VQNC - Jungle
• Trollmilk, Phagocyte, Throw, and New Forms - Koto, Salem, MA
• Richard Thompson - Bull Run, Shirley, MA
Sunday, Feb. 5
• Major Stars, Soft Fang, and Nighttime - O'Briens
• Martin/Morrell/Fredette, Fling, We All Will, and Larry Newman - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Bodega Fire, Left to Bloom, and Mattias - Jungle [5PM]
• Anthrax, and Black Label Society - House of Blues all ages [6PM]
• Thrust Club, Saturniids, and Sorry Ma - State Park all ages [8PM]
Monday, Feb. 6
• Manuel, Alien Ultrasound, Will Aurenger, and Foxy Grandpa - O'Briens
• The Peasants, Crimelapse, and Lobohombreband - Silhouette Lounge, Allston
Tuesday, Feb. 7
• Multiple Pieces, Alchemy, Raide, and Clifford - Jungle [6PM]
Tuesday, Feb. 7 - Wednesday, Feb. 8
• Garcia Peoples, Sunburned Hand of the Man, and Gold Dust - O'Briens
Wednesday, Feb. 8
• Fully Celebrated Orchestra, Thalia Zedek, and Timothy Stone - Midway Cafe
• Alter Bridge - Roadrunner
Thursday, Feb. 9
• Lover of Eve, Linnea's Garden, and Alyssum - Middle East Upstairs
• Dicqbeats, Fatigue, Opposable, and 40 Lashes - O'Briens
• Martin/Morrell/Fredette, I Want a Cat, and Six is Nine - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway
• Benmozes, Strictly Speaking, When Without, and The Electric Aces - Jungle
Friday, Feb. 10
• Crazy & the Brains, and Boris Pelekh - Middle East Upstairs
• Jane Doe, Tiberius, Will DaVilla, and Walk Me Home - O'Briens
• The McGunks, The Gobshites, and The Welch Boys - Midway Cafe [10PM]
• Float Stanley, Scam Likely, The Proper Lovers, and Marvel Prone - Jungle
• Fitz & the Tantrums - Big Night Live
• The Shanghi Los, The Chelsea Curve, and The Dogmatics - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Saturday, Feb. 11
• Freeloader, Hammered Saint, Tiger Bomb, and Cowboy Mach Bell - Middle East Upstairs
• Square Loop, Twelveyes, and Please 2003 - O'Briens
• American Who Sensation, Warthog, Tusanami of Sound, and The Angry Debutantes - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Scam Likely, The Cowboy Boys, and On Regret - Midway Cafe 21+ [9PM]
• The Carrot Flowers, Lsp-90, No Detour, and The Sleds - Jungle
• Hummingbird Syndicate, Richie Parsons, and Powderhouse - Square Root
• Dita von Teese - Orpheum
• Nisa, Trophy Wife, and Paper Lady - Cantab
• The Pomps, Great Lakes USA, and The Stumblers - Faces
• Cruel Hand, Colin of Arabia, and Street Power - Dusk, Providence, RI [7PM]
Sunday, Feb. 12
• Foul Mouth, Orange Peek, and more - Midway Cafe all ages [3PM]
• Pontius Pilates; Motherwise; Healers, Co.; and Indoor Friends - State Park all ages [8PM, free]
Tuesday, Feb. 14
• Fever Dolls, and Barefoot Young - Middle East Upstairs
Thursday, Feb. 16
• Vomit Forth, Mutilatred, Torn in Half, and Climb - Middle East Upstairs
Friday, Feb. 17
• Leatherlung, Kind, and Swamphead - Middle East Upstairs
• Franz Nicolay, Coffin Salesmen, and Your Friends in Hell - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Saturday, Feb. 18
• Planet Mercury, Heart Shaped Lakes, Every Way, and Old Friends - Middle East Upstairs
• Viagra Boys - Royale [sold out]
• Lady Pills, and Bong Wish - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Sunday, Feb. 19
• Gripe, Delco MF's, Burning Lord, and Intensive Care Unit - Middle East Upstairs
• The Cranktones, and The Fathoms - Midway Cafe [3PM]
• Clamb, Talk Chalk, and The Royal Arctic Institute - State Park all ages [8PM]
• Gold Star Blvd, and River Sang Wile - Jungle [4:30, free]
Monday, Feb. 20
• Soulfly, Bodybox, Skinflint, and Death Ray Vision - Brighton Music Hall
Wednesday, Feb. 22
• Norma Jean, Fire from the Gods, Greyhaven, and TEETH - Middle East Downstairs all ages [7PM]
• Junior Boys - Sinclair
Thursday, Feb. 23
• Dune Rats, Chastity, and Oh the Humanity - Sonia
• Dyr Faser, Ghosts and Shadows, and Gull Boy - Notch Brighton @ The Charles River Speedway
Friday, Feb. 24
• Gorilla Biscuits - Middle East Downstairs [sold out]
• Gilla Band, and Pure Adult - Sonia
• Knife Play, and Strange Manger - Cantab
• Daphne Blue Underworld, Tiffy, King Being, and Pushflowers - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
• Actor Observer, In Good Nature, In Spirit, and Summer Cult - Bone Up Brewing, Everett, MA [hang out with the bands]
Saturday, Feb. 25
• Fiddlehead, Angeldust, Drug Church, and more - Brockton VFW
Sunday, Feb. 26
• D.R.U.G.S., Varials, The Callous Dauboys, and 156/Silence - Middle East Downstairs
• Kula Shaker - Brighton Music Hall
• Future Teens, Macseal, and Shallow Pools - Sinclair
• Champagne Charlie, Brother Guys, and Govt Disco - State Park all ages [8PM]
Monday, Feb. 27
• Murphy's Law - Alchemy, Providence, RI
Monday, Feb. 27 - Tuesday, Feb. 28
• The Beths, and Sidney Gish - Sinclair
Tuesday, Feb. 28
• Flogging Molly, and Anti-Flag - Palladium, Worcester, MA
Saturday, Mar. 4
• Elvis Costello - Hanover Theater, Worc
Sunday, Mar. 5
• The Huntingtons - O'Briens
Monday, Mar. 6
• Knucklepuck, Real Friends, and Bearings - Paradise
Tuesday, Mar. 7
• Bayside, I Am the Avalanche, and Koyo - Paradise
• Elvis Costello - Cabot Theater, Beverly, MA
Wednesday, Mar. 8
• Colony House, and Little Image - Paradise
Friday, Mar. 10
• Stars & Stripes, The Prowlers, Cinderblock, and Conservative Military Image - Sonia
• Adrian Belew & Jerry Harrison - House of Blues
Saturday, Mar. 11
• Slapshot, Crown of Thornz, Risk, and Neighborhood Sh*t - Middle East Downstairs
• Fit for a King, and Northlane - Palladium, Worcester, MA [6PM]
Tuesday, Mar. 14
• Quasi, and Bat Fangs - Sinclair
Thursday, Mar. 16
• New Found Glory - Somerville Theatre
Saturday, Mar. 18
• 84 Tigers, Pilot to Gunner, and The Twin - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
• Great American Ghost, Edict, Hard Target, and more - Palladium, Worcester, MA all ages [6PM]
Tuesday, Mar. 21
• Show Me the Body, Jesus Piece, Scowl, and more - Paradise
Thursday, Mar. 23
• King Tuff, and Tchotchke - Sinclair 18+ [7:30]
Friday, Mar. 24
• The Tisburys, The Lunar Year, and Nectarine Girl - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Saturday, Mar. 25
• Avox Blue, Telelectrix, and Ex Hyena - Faces Brewing, Malden, MA
Tuesday, Mar. 28
• The Residents - Sinclair
Wednesday, Mar. 29
• Circa Waves, and The Ramona Flowers - Sinclair 18+ [7pm]
Friday, Mar. 31
• The Church - Sinclair
• Earth Crisis, and One King Down - Sonia
• Jukebox the Ghost - Royale 18+ [6pm]
Friday, Apr. 14
• Duster, and Widowspeak - Paradise all ages [7pm]
Thursday, Apr. 20
• Black Flag - Middle East Downstairs all ages [8pm]
Friday, Apr. 21
• The Feelies - Sinclair 18+ [7pm]
• Fruit Bats - Royale 18+ [6pm]
Saturday, Apr. 22
• Bikini Kill - Roadrunner all ages [7pm]
Sunday, Apr. 23
• M83 - Roadrunner all ages [7pm]
Tuesday, Apr. 25 - Wednesday, Apr. 26
• Built to Spill - Sinclair 18+ [7:30]
Sunday, Apr. 30
• Placebo, and Deap Vally - Roadrunner all ages [7pm]
Monday, May. 1
• Pedro the Lion - Sinclair 18+ [7pm]
Saturday, May. 6
• Hoodoo Gurus - Royale 18+ [7pm]
Monday, May. 15
• The New Pornographers, and Wild Pink - Royale 18+ [7pm]
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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