Best of Boston

BEST Rock Band

2000 BEST Rock Band, Established

Mighty Mighty BossTones

Ska may come and ska may go, but the BossTones are forever. Going on 20 years, the band is forcing listeners to again Pay Attention with a best selling new studio release. Notwithstanding some catchy hooks, the album features a… read more»

1998 BEST Rock Band


Maybe because they’ve changed with the times, but somehow remain the same. Or maybe it’s their type, or insistent lack of it. Could be it’s ferocious, snapping beats of drummer Mike Piehl. But we know the reason we like Groovasaurus… read more»

1997 BEST Rock Band, Modern

Dirt Merchants

At a time when well-deserving Boston bands are being dropped by major labels left and right, Dirt Merchants is about to have a second major label release on Sony’s Epic. Winners of the 1994 WBCN Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble, this… read more»

1997 BEST Rock Band

Tugboat Annie

This guitar-oriented quintet from Brighton has been compared to other Boston success stories such as the Pixies, the Lemonheads, and Buffalo Tom. Since its arrival in Beantown, it has released two full-length Cds: Superfriends, in 1995, and Wake Up and… read more»

1994 BEST Rock Band

Black Number Nine

The retro-bluesy rock of Black Number Nine will appeal to anyone who counts the Rolling Stones’ “Exile on Main Street” or anything by the Black Crowes among their favorite albums. read more»