Local Rock History Comes to Life for 'Pipeline!' Concerts


Theatrical tribalists Bentmen and charismatic pop-rockers Heretix and O Positive are among the latest acts added to Pipeline! at 25 presents 50 Years of Boston Rock, a historic 13-night lineup of 80 local bands. Many are specially reuniting for this staggering 25th anniversary celebration of MIT radio station WMBR’s “Pipeline” show.

Scattered between five venues, the festival will run weekends from Sept. 12 to Oct. 12. It’ll include such local legends as the Remains, Willie Alexander & the Boom Boom Band, and Robin Lane & the Chartbusters well as the Cavedogs, Gigolo Aunts, the Blood Oranges, Green Magnet School, Dirt Merchants, the Bags and the Sheila Divine, plus more surprising reunions from Someone & the Somebodies, Men & Volts, Lazy Suzan and the phoenix-like ’60s teen psychedelic band the Freeborne.

The groups have been divided onto eye-popping bills at the Regent Theatre, the Middle East Downstairs, the Paradise Rock Club, Brighton Music Hall and new venue Cuisine en Locale, a community-based, sustainable food company in the former Anthony’s function hall at 156 Highland Ave, Somerville. Tickets are on sale.

Here’s the Facebook event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/640418139399689/.

And here are the night-by-night lineups — in descending order of planned appearance, meaning the first band listed is the last band onstage.

SHOW #1 – Fri. Sept. 12 at Regent Theatre, Arlington: Doors at 7. The Freeborne, O Positive, Cordelia’s Dad, We Saw the Wolf, String Builder.

TICKETS: http://regenttheatre.com/details/1st_night_pipeline_at_25_presents_50_years_of_boston_rock

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486054074967978/

SHOW #2 – Sat. Sept. 13 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: Doors at 6. Stranglehold, The Turbines, The Neats’ Eric Martin & friends, The Dogmatics, Baby’s Arm, Miranda Warning + 1 more TBA.

TICKETS: http://pipelineatcel1.eventbrite.com

SHOW #3 – Fri. Sept. 19 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: Doors at 6. Nisi Period, Someone & the Somebodies, Pods, Purple Ivy Shadows, Mistle Thrush, Curious Ritual +1 more TBA.

TICKETS: http://pipelineatcel2.eventbrite.com

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/297176617128582/

SHOW #4 – Sat. Sept. 20 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: Doors at 6. The Sheila Divine, Dirt Merchants, The Gravel Pit, Fertile Virgin, Honeybunch, Evol Twin +1 more TBA.

TICKETS: http://pipelineatcel3.eventbrite.com

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/840342315978853/

SHOW #5 – Fri. Sept. 26 at Regent Theatre, Arlington: Doors at 7. Dumptruck, Vapors of Morphine, Big Dipper’s Bill Goffrier & friends, The Jigsaws, The Barnies.

TICKETS: http://regenttheatre.com/details/show_5_wmbrs_pipeline_at_25_presents_50_years_of_boston_rock

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/872378212789485/

SHOW #6 – Sat. Sept. 27 at Regent Theatre, Arlington: Doors at 7:30. The Remains, Cardinal, The Downbeat 5.

TICKETS: http://regenttheatre.com/details/the_remains_live_at_the_regent_theatre

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/821759141182608/

SHOW #7 – Sun. Sept. 28 at Brighton Music Hall, Allston: Doors at 4. Anastasia Screamed, The Flies, Bentmen, Men & Volts, The Nervous Eaters, The F.U.’s / Strawdogs + 1 more TBA.

TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D05B46F8119

SHOW #8 – Fri. Oct. 3 at @The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge: Doors at 6. Fuzzy, The Blood Oranges, Robin Lane and The Chartbusters, Tacklebox, Lazy Susan, Buttercup + 1 more TBA.

TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5309405

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/302475619933774/

SHOW #9 – Sat. Oct. 4 at The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge: Doors at 6. The Clamdiggers (proto-Upper Crust), Orangutang, Bulkhead, Birdsongs of the Mesozoic, Kudgel, Quintaine Americana, Crazy Alice.

TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5309665

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/248855668571736/

SHOW #10 – Sun. Oct. 5 at Paradise Rock Club, Boston: Doors at 4. Heretix, Willie Alexander & The Boom Boom Band, Shake The Faith, Reddy Teddy, The Charms, Big City Rockers (The Atlantics), High Risk Group, The Dents.

TICKETS: http://www.ticketmaster.com/event/01004D05BA559E14

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1529549527275437/

SHOW #11 – Fri. Oct. 10 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: Doors at 6. Green Magnet School, Orbit, The Red Telephone, Hullabaloo, Permafrost (Miles Dethmuffen), Unnatural Axe, Luca Brasi.

TICKETS: http://pipelineatcel4.eventbrite.com

Facebook Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/776267429095535

SHOW #12 – Sat. Oct. 11 at Cuisine en Locale, Somerville: Doors at 6. The Cavedogs, Gigolo Aunts, Flying Nuns, The Rising Storm, Drumming on Glass, The Natives, The Dambuilders’ Dave Derby & friends.

TICKETS: http://pipelineatcel5.eventbrite.com

SHOW #13 – Sun. Oct. 12 at The Middle East Downstairs, Cambridge: Doors at 6. The Gizmos, The Bags, The Voodoo Dolls, Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears (Moving Targets), The Underachievers, Carrie Bradley (of Ed’s Redeeming Qualities, The Breeders, The Buckets).

TICKETS: http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=5309685

Facebook Event pages: https://www.facebook.com/events/1513300288882675/



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