Celebrate 50 Years of Boston Rock with WMBR’s Pipeline!

Some 80 acts will reunite for 13 shows at five venues throughout five weekends.

Update, September 4, 10:30 a.m.: The lineup below reflects updates that Pipeline has made to the lineup. Check the event’s Facebook page for more info.


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Nostalgic for the underground Boston punk-rock of yesteryear? WMBR’s Pipeline! knows how you feel. To treat your longing for the good ol’ days, the show’s putting on a series of concerts that will reunite some 80 Boston rock bands from the last five decades to celebrate “50 Years of Boston Rock.”

Reunited acts will perform during 13 different shows at five venues across five weekends in September and October. A few acts are still TBA, with a possible 14th show to be added. Visit individual venue websites for tickets (to become available in the coming weeks).

Here’s who’s “gettin’ the band back together”:

50 Years of Boston Rock Lineup

Regent Theatre, September 12

Cordelia’s Dad
The Freeborne
String Builder
We Saw the Wolf
O Positive

Cuisine en Locale, September 13

Baby’s Arm
The Dogmatics
The Neats’ Eric Martin + friends
The Turbine
Miranda Warning

Cuisine en Locale, September 19

Mistle Thrush
Nisi Period
The Pods
Purple Ivy Shadows
Someone and the Somebodies
Curious Ritual

Cuisine en Locale, September 20

Dirt Merchants
Fertile Virgin
The Gravel Pit
The Sheila Divine
Evol Twin

Regent Theatre, September 26

The Barnies
Big Dipper’s Bill Goffrier + friends
The Jigsaws
Vapors of Morphine

Regent Theatre, September 27

Barry and the Remains
The Downbeat 5

Brighton Music Hall, September 28

Anastasia Screamed
The Flies
The F.U.’s / Straw Dogs
Men and Volts
The Nervous Eaters

Middle East Downstairs, October 3

The Blood Oranges
Lazy Susan
Robin Lane and the Chartbusters

Middle East Downstairs, October 4

Birdsongs of the Mesozoic
The Clamdiggers
Crazy Alice

Paradise Rock Club, October 5

Big City Rockers (Atlantics)
The Charms
The Dents
High Risk Group
Reddy Teddy
Shake the Faith
Willie Alexander and the Boom
Boom Band

Cuisine en Locale, October 10

The 360s
Green Magnet School
Luca Brasi
Permafrost (Miles Dethmuffin)
Unnatural Axe
The Red Telephone

Cuisine en Locale, October 11

The Cavedogs
Drumming on Grass
Flying Nuns
Gigolo Aunts
The Natives
The Rising Storm
Dambuilders’ / Gramercy Arms’ Dave Derby and Friends

Middle East Downstairs, October 12

The Bags
Ed’s Redeeming Qualities and the Breeders’ Carrie Bradley + friends
The Gizmos
Kenny Chambers / Electric Ears
The Underachievers
The Voodoo Dolls