Rock & Roll Rumble 2017

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Semifinals Friday 4/14 & Saturday 4/15
ONCE Ballroom + 156 Highland Ave + Somerville

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+ Friday 4/14  + Red Red Rockit / Stars Like Ours / Carissa Johnson / The Heave-Ho 
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+ Saturday 4/15 + The Rupert Selection / Tom Baker & The Snakes / Hey Zeus / Diablogato 
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doors at 8pm + music at 9:00 sharp + 18-plus + $12 in advance


Photography credits:
Coleman Rogers – Tom Baker and the Snakes, Hey Zeus, Red Red Rockit
Duncan Wilder Johnson – Carissa Johnson
Anngelle Wood  – Rumble stage, The Rupert Selection, The Heave-Ho
Joshua Pickering – Stars Like Ours, Diablogato
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…previous evenings information below…


Night 1Night 2 | Night 3 | Night 4Night 5 | Night 6

Celebrating Boston Music’s Storied Past And Bright Future, The Rumble Rolls Into April 

Boston, Mass | March 13, 2017 – Boston’s springtime live music celebration returns to ONCE Ballroom in Somerville Sunday, April 2 through Friday, April 21. This marks the eighth year of production by long-time radio host and event organizer, Anngelle Wood (WFNX, WBCN, WZLX). 24 bands meet up over six preliminary nights. The victorious six go to Semifinals (add two wildcards), with the finals showdown for three bands standing.

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.

Meet the Class of 2017 at

Night 1Night 2 | Night 3 | Night 4Night 5 | Night 6

Doors at 8pm, music at 9pm for all shows

Sunday 4/2 [Event link]

+9:00: Barns
+9:45: Tom Baker and The Snakes
+10:30: Cruel Miracle
+11:15: Heel and Arrow

Monday 4/3  [Event link]+9:00: You People
+9:45: Pulitzer Prize Fighter
+10:30: Flight of Fire
+11:15: Hey ZeusTuesday 4/4  [Event link]
+9:00:  Matt York and the Missed Flights
+9:45: The Rupert Selection
+10:30: Rolling Nectar
+11:15: The Heave-Ho______________________________________________________________
Off Weds for the day of rest


Thursday 4/6  [Event link]

+9:00: Something Sneaky
+9:45: Magen Tracy and the Missed Connections
+10:30: Red Red Rockit
+11:15: The Tenafly Vipers

Friday 4/7  [Event link]
+9:00: Biltmore
+9:45: no hope/ no harm
+10:30: Stars Like Ours
+11:15: DiabloGato
Saturday 4/8  [Event link]
+9:00: City Rivals
+9:45: Carissa Johnson
+10:30: Heavy Necker
+11:15: The Humanoids