Best of the Day: T.T.’s Farewell Blowout – July 17, 2015

Before it closes, the legendary Cambridge club gets a week-long Viking funeral—including a sold-out Mighty Mighty Bosstones show.

Welcome to Best of the Day, our daily recommendation for what to check out around town. If you do one thing in Boston today, consider this.

T.T.’s, we hardly knew ye. After more than 40 years in Central Square, legendary nightclub T.T. the Bear’s is hanging it up—but not before going out in a blaze of glory. And Boston music scene vets are coming out of the woodwork to pay their respects.First, the Pixies announced a surprise show (which sold out in mere hours). And yesterday, the Mighty Mighty Bosstones broke the news that they’d be playing a T.T.’s show on Saturday (with “special guests”), right after their Fenway Park gig with with Mission of Burma and the Foo Fighters. Of course, this show sold out in a heartbeat, too.

» MORE: See our photos from the Bosstones show at T.T.’s. «

Bosstones aside, there are still nine days left before T.T.’s shuts the lights off for good, and they’re packing in a whole lotta local music, including such local luminaries as The Upper Crust, Animal Talk, Bleu, Thalia Zedek, Evan Dando, and Mary Lou Lord. The honor of playing T.T.’s last show ever—on July 25—goes to alt-country trailblazers Scruffy the Cat.

Here’s the full T.T.’s Farewell Blowout lineup.

July 17
The Upper Crust, Last Stand, Stop Calling Me Frank, The Bristols, Reid Paley, and Pooka Stew.

See the Bosstones playing a ‘90s T.T.’s show at the 46-minute mark (h/t Vanyaland)

July 18
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones (sold out).

July 19
The Daily Pravda, Bearstronaut, Animal Talk, Spirit Kid, The Sterns, The Luxury, and Paddy Saul.

July 20
Mike The Considerate & The Interns, TT’s Staff House Band, Mary Lou Lord (with Annabelle Lord-Patey), Jules Verdone, and Matt & The Lower Standards.

July 21
Runner & The Thermodynamics, Thalia Zedek Band, The Dazies, Evan Dando, Willy Mason, and The Grownup Noise.

July 22
The Lights Out, Ad Frank & The Fast Easy Women, Parlour Bells, Francine, and Cujo (featuring Jen Trynin).

July 23
Harris, Emergency Music, Vic Firecracker, Orbit, Field Nurse, and Atomic Spectra.

July 24
The Dogmatics, The Neighborhoods, Howie & The Scrapes, Martin & Morrell (members of The Neats and Del Fuegos), and Bleu.

July 25
Scruffy The Cat, O Positive, and Randy Black and The Heathcroppers.

T.T. the Bear’s Place, 10 Brookline St., Cambridge, 617-492-2327. For prices and set times, see