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Concert Report for December 15 – 31, 2017

 

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Please Note: We review all submissions for accuracy, but mistakes and changes do occur, so please check with the individual venue for up-to-the-minute information.

 

 

 

FRIDAY, December 15, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

Tragedy: A Metal Tribute to the Bee Gees and Beyond, The Scrooges, Rawstrum

 

Middle East Downstairs

“Heroes”

 

Great Scott

Fish House, Modern Painters, Spider Rock

 

O’Brien’s

The Evil Streaks, Muck and the Mires, The Downbeat 5, The Black Cheers

 

Brighton Music Hall

Kung Fu, Otis Grove, Zilla

 

Lilypad

Dirty Bands, Esh, Baabes, The Furniture – 1030pm

 

Bob Gullotti’s Let’s Play Berklee Ensemble – 830pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Ruby Rose Fox, Aubrey Haddard, Cilla Bonnie

 

The Sinclair

Street Dogs, The Pinkerton Thugs, The Abductors

 

 

 

SATURDAY, December 16, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Boston Rock Opera’s Happening Holiday Special

 

Middle East Upstairs

Soulelujah! with John Funke – 11pm

 

Jet Black Sunrise, Charles Delta, Sofia Wolfson – 7pm

 

Middle East Downstairs

Bella’s Bartok, Big Mean Sound Machine, Cocek! Brass Band

 

Great Scott

Bent Shapes, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, Ian Doerr

 

O’Brien’s

Benefit for the Home for Little Wanderers: Choke Up, Tied to a Bear, Beached Boy, Eggy and the California Flowers, The Loudclappers

 

Brighton Music Hall

Municipal Waste, Nails, Macabre, S-f-er

 

Lilypad

Singing Nettles, Yoni Gordon, Liberte – 730pm

 

Stephen Drury – 530pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Ruby Rose Fox, Josh Knowles, Hana Kahn

 

The Sinclair

Street Dogs, A Wilhelm Scream, Michael Kane and the Morning Afters

 

 

 

SUNDAY, December 17, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

Northern Faces, Owel, Deep Secret, The Band Vu

 

Middle East Downstairs

Harry and the Potters’ 13th Annual Yule Ball

 

Great Scott

Live Nude Girls, Four Point Restraints, Adam Femino, Squallie Greentumb

 

O’Brien’s

Boarcorpse, Ashen Wings, Coffin Birth, Brain Famine

 

House of Blues

Something to Wrestle With, Bruce Prichard

 

Lilypad

Lilypad Jazz Jam + David Arteaga Quartet – 9pm

 

Tunefoolery’s Holiday Concert – 7pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Poetry Night: Douglas Bishop

 

The Sinclair

Samantha Fish, Louie Fontaine and the Starlight Searchers

 

 

 

MONDAY, December 18, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Happy Hanukkah Mess-Around – 730pm

 

Todderbilly Takeover – 5pm

 

Middle East Upstairs

“A Night With Cab Ellis” feat The SpaceCadets, The GoodLives Crew & more

 

Great Scott

Unsane, Big Brave, Child Bite, Hepatagua

 

O’Brien’s

Cook Bag, Bit Lip, Dnzl

 

Lilypad

The Fringe – 1030pm

 

Jerry Bergonzi Quartet – 830pm

 

Cha Feliz – 715pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Open Mic Challenge

 

The Sinclair

Downbeat Mondays: Matthew Stubbs & The Antiguas

 

 

 

TUESDAY, December 19, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Heavy Metal Tuesday – 7pm

 

Fundraiser for Ladies Rock! Metal Yoga, with Boston Roller Derby and Black Widow Yoga – 630pm

 

Great Scott

Pulitzer Prize Fighter, Split/Halves, Clearing

 

O’Brien’s

The Susan Constant, Gladshot, The I Want You

 

Brighton Music Hall

Tyler Hilton & Kate Voegele, Leslie Dinicola, Corey Balsamo

 

Lizard Lounge

Session Americana with Jefferson Hamer

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, December 20, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Dive the Tower, Bloom, Sister

 

Middle East Upstairs

The Obsessed, PanzerBastard

 

Middle East Downstairs

Envy on the Coast, Rare Futures, Can’t Swim, Actor|Observer

 

Great Scott

Allston Christmas Benefit for BARCC: Eggy Benedict, Conor & Christine, The Aux, Saccharine

 

O’Brien’s

10th Anniversary Solstice Party: Gizzards, Coralcola, Full Color, Totalled

 

House of Blues

Lil Uzi Vert

 

Lilypad

Gill Aharon Trio – 1030pm

 

TreeO – 830pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Dietrich Strause, The Dennis Brennan Band

 

 

 

THURSDAY, December 21, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Cuéntame Project Fundraiser: Dutch Tulips, Big Jon and the Mattress Factory, DJ Cait O’Brien, DJ Seekay

 

Middle East Upstairs

Pink Navel, Cody Pope, Evildewer, Yo Daddy Doe

 

Middle East Downstairs

Cam’ron

 

Great Scott

Prawn, Slingshot Dakota, People Like You, Queen Moo

 

O’Brien’s

Mother Ton, Five of the Eyes, Christopher Jacques Trio, Cameron Keiber

 

Brighton Music Hall

Digitour Winter

 

House of Blues

Lil Uzi Vert

 

Lilypad

The Only Humans, Soft Pyramids, M Holland

 

Lizard Lounge

Barrence Whitfield and the Messengers

 

The Sinclair

Tall Heights, Yoke Lore

 

 

 

FRIDAY, December 22, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

10th Annual Holiday Extravaganza feat Grimis, Eleanor Bigsby, Billy Keane

 

Middle East Downstairs

Winona and the Riders, Jodie Road, Pompo

 

O’Brien’s

Fuming Mouth, Mourned, High Command, Hivemind

 

Brighton Music Hall

Emo Night Brooklyn

 

House of Blues

Any Givin Day – 10pm

 

Nghtmre – 7pm

 

Lilypad

The Home Front

 

Lizard Lounge

Club d’Elf, with John Ferrara & Seth Moutal

 

The Sinclair

The Hotelier, Laura Stevenson, Pushflowers

 

 

 

SATURDAY, December 23, 2017

 

Once Somerville

The Stampede, The Rupert Selection, Fire in the Fields, Radium Girls

 

Middle East Upstairs

Soulelujah! with the Brobots – 11pm

 

Heddshotts, Du-Karan, Dark Matter, EnF, Knockout, Wilson – 630pm

 

Middle East Downstairs

West End Blend, Sophistafunk, SixFoxWhiskey

 

O’Brien’s

Fidel, Lady Pilot, Towns, Brian George

 

Brighton Music Hall

Roots of Creation, Organically Good Trio, Aldous Collins Band

 

Lilypad

John Davis & The Cicadas, Evil English

 

Lizard Lounge

The Luxury, Elle Belle, Film Amerikarma, Zach Jones

 

 

 

SUNDAY, December 24, 2017

 

 

 

MONDAY, December 25, 2017

 

 

 

TUESDAY, December 26, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Heavy Metal Tuesday

 

Great Scott

Ghost Girl, Vanessa Silberman, Jim Healy

 

O’Brien’s

Kcuf, Loser’s Circle, Time and Place

 

House of Blues

The Roots – 7pm

 

DJ Ryan Brown – 7pm

 

Lilypad

Joe Hunt Group featuring John Eckert

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY, December 27, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

TJ Hickey with PMO & Special Guests 30, DLZ, AMJ, Ace Mason

 

O’Brien’s

Sean Drinkwater, Keith Pierce, Lindsey Starr, Semplica, Jq Acoustic

 

House of Blues

Winter Fresh

 

Lilypad

Charlie Kohlhase’s Explorers Club

 

Lizard Lounge

The Dennis Brennan Band

 

The Sinclair

Moon Hooch, Gnomedad, Honeycomb

 

 

 

THURSDAY, December 28, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

The Justin Area Project

 

Great Scott

Cymbals Eat Guitars, Charles Bissell, Bad History Month

 

O’Brien’s

The Knock Ups, Gene Dante and the Future Starlets, Godmouth, Set Fire

 

Brighton Music Hall

Smooth Revue with Yesai: A Holiday Benefit For Allston Village Main Streets, Draw The Line

 

House of Blues

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones

 

The Sinclair

Emo Night Boston: DJs Luke O’Neil & Nick Greico

 

 

 

FRIDAY, December 29, 2017

 

Once Somerville

Lemmyfest 3: Ironfisted, The Damnedsels

 

Middle East Upstairs

House of Harm, Avoxblue, The Oracle

 

Middle East Downstairs

Superstition: Year’s End

 

O’Brien’s

Glacier, Suffer on Acid, Black Mass

 

Brighton Music Hall

The Ghost of Paul Revere, These Wild Plains, Molly Mae Kupris

 

House of Blues

Stone Temple Posers – 8pm

 

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 7pm

 

Lizard Lounge

Gretchen & The Pickpockets

 

 

 

SATURDAY, December 30, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

Soulelujah! with Johnny Stevens – 11pm

 

Shawn Mics – 6pm

 

O’Brien’s

Harvey Garbage, Tiki Twins, Squash, New Auras, The Blues Dreambox

 

Brighton Music Hall

A “Heroes” New Year’s Eve Eve

 

House of Blues

The Mighty Mighty Bosstones – 7pm

 

Mr Doubtfire – 6pm

 

Lizard Lounge

OldJack’s Last Saturday, When Particles Collide, Petty Morals

 

The Sinclair

Deer Tick, The Neighborhoods

 

 

 

SUNDAY, December 31, 2017

 

Middle East Upstairs

Binary Nye Bang! ft B3RAO, Cakewalk, Steve Darko

 

Middle East Downstairs

Saved by the 90s

 

Great Scott

Speedy Ortiz, Ovlov, Wendy Eisenberg

 

Brighton Music Hall

Glow Boston NYE Feat Glowkids

 

House of Blues

Stick Figure

 

Lilypad

Some Like It Hott – New Years Eve

 

Lizard Lounge

New Years Eve, with Damn Tall Buildings

 

The Sinclair

Deer Tick, The Figgs

 

 

 

UPCOMING / ONGOING

 

Café Fixe

Tuesday, January 9: Non-Event presents their January Experimental Coffee House, featuring Victoria Shen

 

Café Fixe

Tuesday, February 13: Non-Event presents their January Experimental Coffee House, featuring Andrew Neumann