I’m probably the last person to post photos of Aquanutz from The Drax release show. So be it. Here are a few more shots of Boston’s finest hairspray and leather revelers headed out to where the down boys go.
The Drax were larger than life while releasing their new album at The Middle East. They took the stage in the big room and made it feel small. This was their moment and they made the most of it. Surrender to the Goddamn Draculas.
You already knew that Township rules, right? OK. Just making sure we’re clear on that. They put on another killer show at The Middle East for the Goddamn Draculas release show.
Planetoid visited The Middle East Down with their heavy intergalactic fuzz for the Goddamn Draculas album release show.
The Clamdiggers capped off a great evening celebrating Pipeline! at 25 with a set of rock that rolled.
Orangutang. ORANGUTANG. When I first started going to a lot of shows around town, Trona, Cherry 2000 and Jack Drag were three of my absolute favorites. Learning that some of these guys had played in a band together blew my mind a bit. I immediately tracked down a copy of Dead Sailor Acid Blues. I loved it. “Bigger Chunk” landed on all of my mix CDs. Despite becoming a huge fan of their recorded work, the thought of a reunion show never crossed my mind. Thankfully, Bob Dubrow is smarter* than I am.
Orangutang reunited for the Pipeline! at 25 celebration and it was amazing.
* Crazier? More ambitious?
Bulkhead reunited for a set of edgy, angular indie rock to help celebrate Pipeline! at 25. They even threw in a cover of “Academy Fight Song” for good measure.
After being pummeled by Crazy Alice, Quintaine Americana and Kudgel*, Bob Dubrow slated a
respite from the onslaught palette cleanser for the evening in the form of Birdsongs Of The Mesozoic. The group’s arrangements are diverse and ambitious. The same could be said about the Pipeline! at 25 celebration as a whole.
Sometimes you need to get weird. And loud. For those times, I humbly suggest a Kudgel show. You’d be hard pressed to find a better weird/loud combo. The band reunited at The Middle East Downstairs for the Pipeline! at 25 celebration.