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Quiet Desperation presents the 32nd Annual WBCN Rumble!! THURSDAY AT GREAT SCOTT

 The WBCN Rock 'n' Roll Rumble is a timeless tradition in Boston. With the recent demise of WBCN, Rob Potylo has decided to revive the contest, but in a non-traditional fashion. The WBCN Rumble had a reputation to promote local bands in a competitive way through an elimination contest even though they rarely played local music on their station. WBCN has a place in my heart. I don't know what that place looks like, possibly my bedroom at age fifteen listening to Nik Carter's show writing angry notes (that would be folded into hearts) to my friends about what a stupid bastard Nik Carter is and wondering who is picking this music? As grunge died off and corporate America consumed the music business, the station turned to crap and died. The Rumble this Thursday is in celebration of local music and the Boston music community. I will be one of the "judges". Come rejoice with the sounds of:
Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

Rob Potylo (Full-band)

Quiet Desperation is a sitcom about the Boston music scene. Check out episode nineteen above.

Great Scott - Allston MA 8pm, 8 bucks, 18+

--Meghan Chiampa

Rubblebucket releases new single "Came Out of a Lady" @ Higher Ground April 29th


Rubblebucket will be releasing a new single along with three remixes on April 29th at Higher Ground in South Burlington, Vermont and online everywhere. It's called "Came Out of a Lady" Hard copies will be available at all their upcoming shows in the Northeast as well as nationally. This is the first episode of a new series called "MASTERS From Their Day" where it shows the formation of the song "Came Out of a Lady" which took only six hours to make and record.

The show at Higher Ground will also feature Vermont's Tooth Ache and Villanelles.

All Ages

$10 adv/$15 dos

Doors 8PM

Tooth Ache 8:30 Villanelles 9:15 Rubblebucket 10PM.

--The Deli Staff


Interview with Will Etheridge of Eternal Otter Records


Will Etheridge, founder of Portland's Eternal Otter Records recently released Death, Rebirth and Transformation, a small collection of vinyl singles performed by Portland locals, Lady Lamb the Beekeeper, Cerberus Shoal and Blaque Boose. He's been a strong influence of Portland's music scene.

Deli: When you moved to Portland in 2008, what was your first impression of the music scene? What has changed since your arrival?

Will Etheridge: I moved in next door to an old friend of mine, John Fountain, who was a musician involved in the scene and he helped introduce me to a lot of great bands. I was just immediately blown away by the quality of the music. I hosted a radio show in college and now DJ for WSCA 106.1 fm in Portsmouth, so I'm constantly listening to new music - and I honestly believe some of the best stuff is being made in the little city of Portland, Maine.

Read the whole interview by Meghan Chiampa HERE


Save Our Store - It's a Gift - Fundraiser concert


I'm proud to announce SOS (Save Our Store) fundrasier for It's a Gift this weekend in Somerville during the open studios. The line-up is amazing and I'm so happy to see bands from all over New England supporting their community and the arts. There are even bands from Vermont and Western Mass. It's a Gift is a store which sells crafts and clothes made by people with physical and mental disabilities which needs support to remain open due to financial troubles.

Here's the line-up:

Saturday May 1st: 1:00-Jaime Farnan. 1:30 (*)., 2:00, Michael Bernier/ The Evolvement. 2:45, Danielle Doyle. 3:30, Christoph Krey/McAlister Drive. 4:45, Black Rose. 5:30, Jason Scolnick/Shakyfoot. 6:15, Brad Shur. 6:30, Brad Shur. 6:45, Yoni Gordon.

Sunday May 2nd: 1:00, Mary Casiello. 1:45, Brendan Hogan. 2:30, Axiom. 3:00, Ghost Quartet. 3:45, Justin Emile/Big East. 4:30, Fully Powered Halo. 5:15, Peter Bertrand/Stop Gravity. 6:00, Sarah Privlar. 6:15 Stephie Coplan. 6:45, OTP. 7:15, Slow Loris.

$5 suggested donation to save It's a Gift.

29 Union Square Somerville, MA

--The Deli Staff


The Boston Underground Summit II - TONIGHT - Round Robin style!


When Dan Shea of Bodies of Water Shows last put together a Round Robin the bill included current world conquerors, Beach House and other indie greats. TONIGHT  he brings his Midas touch to Jamaica Plain for the Boston Underground Summit II. Ten bands will set up in one room, play a song each, round and round, for the whole show. It’s like a real life mixtape, stocked with some of the best underground music talent in New England. Look for the sonic surf of Young Adults, the post-rock glitchcore of Truman Peyote, the psych sounds of Quilt, and many more. It’s all happening TONIGHT!

Line up as follows:

Prince Rama of Ayodhya
Viva Viva
Truman Peyote
The Scamps
Big Big Bucks
Theory Engine
Young Adults
Lord Jeff 

The Temple - 670 Centre St.
Jamaica Plain, MA - all ages - 10 bux - 7pm-1am
(on the 39 bus line, or Orange Line to Green St.)

 --Mike Gutierrez


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