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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RUMBLE 2014: SEMIFINALS, NIGHT TWO

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Photos by Derek Kouyoumjian

Last night at the second night of  Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble semifinals at TT The Bears, substitute wildcard band Yellabird — pinch hitting for Feints — opened the evening with a set of solid guitar-drum power-prog, followed by the ever-reliable Tigerman WOAH, who pummeled through a rough and tumble set of rowdy folk-punk. But  I should mention that as much as I love the WOAH-dudes, they lose me every time they wade into Tom Waits territory. Next up, Goddamn Draculas — more on that later, and the evening closed with emo-ish alterna-pop Bald Guys Wearing Plaid, er, I mean, uh, Barricades.

Irritatingly enough the goddamn Goddamn Draculas took the second night. Which is a goddamn shame because they are not that goddamn good. The music is okay — if you’re into third-string punk with cock-rock overtones — but any grown-ass men that can’t come up with a better lyric than “Jenny’s on the rag” should have their microphones revoked. It was offensively half-assed. Ham-fisted, juvenile misogyny is not a good look, bro-hammers.

And maybe I’m being harsh, maybe a bit too critical, but I’m a goddamn critic and I gotta call it like I see it.

Or maybe I’m just hungover and projecting.

But hey,  tune in next week for the finals when Goddamn Draculas square off against the ladies of Petty Morals, and a third TBD wildcard. I hope “Jennys rag” pissed of the rocker chicks as much as it pissed of me — then we’d see a Rumble for the record books.

ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RUMBLE 2014. TT THE BEAR’S, 10 BROOKLINE ST., CAMBRIDGE. SUN 4.6 – SAT 4.26. FOR FULL LINEUP AND TICKET INFORMATION GO TO WZLX.CBSLOCAL.COM

About SEAN L. MALONEY

Maloney listens to a lot of weird music and watches a lot of bad movies.
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4 Responses to ROCK ‘N’ ROLL RUMBLE 2014: SEMIFINALS, NIGHT TWO

  1. Tenny Tenny says:

    Hmm… Maybe because the “rock/punk” scene is stale in Boston? Maybe no one cares about the same types of bands that one person likes are no longer what people who listen to music are interested in? Maybe…

  2. bridge bridge says:

    Wow.You’re kinda a cunt.

  3. Thank You Thank You says:

    Finally some integrity. The Rumble is a yearly circle jerk of AARP qualified dudes being handed a medal in a favoritist atmosphere. Fuck the Goddamn Draculas and their bullshit dad rock.

  4. Sandra Sandra says:

    I was at the semi-finals show and Tigerman WOAH should’ve definitively won that night. The had a great energy and really worked hard to get the crowd going. GD Draculas sucked dick. They’re generic, at best and not worth listening to. Utterly unoriginal. Clearly some of the votes were biased that night. At least Tigerman is playing Boston Calling and the GD Draculas are not.