Bert And The Manual Transmissions @ The Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts 10.24.2015

If Wonder Woman and Captain America got married, you might imagine there’d be some pretty interesting guest at the reception. You’d be right. So when Bert from Sesame Street, Super Chicken, Barry Gibb, Vincent Vega, Buddy the elf, the milkman, a flapper, Mr. Moxie, Matthew Crawley, The Penguin and Brendan Haley J Mascis a wizard guy get up and play some Stones, Cheap Trick, Tom Petty and ‘Mats covers you shouldn’t be surprised. No, instead you should be thankful you have a pocket camera and snap a couple of pictures.

Oh, and you haven’t lived until you’ve seen Bert sing “Here Comes A Regular.”

The Shods @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 4.22.2011

This was The Shods’ second appearance in a Rumble Finals. Most bands aren’t so lucky.

The first time, back in 1999, The Sheila Divine won it all. I wasn’t there that night, but I can almost guarantee that there were many in attendance who felt The Shods were robbed. It happens every year. Such is The Rumble.

In 2011, The Shods returned to The Rumble Finals. This time, Anngelle Wood brought them back as the special guest band. Good call, Anngelle.* A raucous and rowdy set from The Shods was a great way to end a Rumble that truly was a celebration of Boston rock ‘n’ roll.

*Seriously, how great of a job did Anngelle Wood do putting this thing together? It boggles the mind.