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Tradition more often than not tends to bite Boston in the ass, but some traditions end up putting a spotlight on some of the best stuff that happens here on a daily basis. For 35 years, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble has taken bands that have strong ties to the Boston music scene and helps them gain greater exposure. It’s basically a rite of passage: Previous Rumble competitors include legendary names like The Dresden Dolls, Mission of Burma, the Lemonheads, Big D and the Kids Table, and Eli “Paperboy” Reed. And most of them didn’t even win! This year’s lineup was announced last night, letting us know who to keep an eye on. More
It’s cool if you weren’t able to score tickets to fast sellers like Phantogram and King Krule. Not only are there a bunch of good local shows this weekend, but there’s an award ceremony dedicated to Boston music that features some local performances, as well.
You might not know Northampton indie-pop band The Derevolutions’ super-groovy summer single “Yell It Out!” by name. But if you’ve seen ESPN’s massively-viral “SportsCenter” commercial — which features athletes like Russell Westbrook, Clayton Kershaw, Maria Sharapova, and Robert Griffin III making and reacting to “SportsCenter”-worthy plays while whistling the legendary show’s familiar “DaDaDa” — then you likely recognize the tune.