Stepping Up: Here’s the raffle list for this week’s fallen Boston firefighter benefit shows


Nearly $35,000 has been raised by the Boston punk community to benefit the families of the two Boston firefighters who died last month battling a nine-alarm blaze on Beacon Street. And that’s just from ticket sales to tonight’s very sold-out show at Allston’s Great Scott and tomorrow’s equally sold-out event at the Sinclair in Cambridge.

Now on the morning of the first show, the raffle list has announced, and it’s pretty impressive. Those going to the shows tonight can put in from everything from a signed Paul Westerberg guitar to a Bruins jersey signed by the entire team.

Josh Smith of Bowery Boston said co-organizer Mark Lind of Ducky Boys has been tireless in rounding up as many items as possible to raise additional money through the raffle, and many around the city have stepped up to donate.


We’ve raised $34,875 so far just in ticket sales, 100 percent of the money is going to the fund as both venues are covering the rooms and staffing themselves,” Smiths tells Vanyaland. “DigBoston even chipped in to cover a couple flights we needed for Street Dogs.”

Performing tonight at Great Scott are Street Dogs, a reunited Avoid One Thing (their first show in 10 years), Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, the Welch Boys, Burning Streets, and Duck and Cover. The show sold out within hours at a $75 VIP ticket price.

Tomorrow’s show at the Sinclair features a similar lineup, with Slapshot, the Old Edison and Stray Bullets joining Ducky Boys, Street Dogs, and Avoid One Thing. That show sold out within hours at $35 per ticket.


All money will benefit the Lieutenant Walsh – Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund, established by the Boston Firefighters Credit Union.

The raffle items are listed below.

Here’s the word from Smith: “The raffle is only available to those in attendance, however, we encourage people to give attendees their money to buy tickets for them! I actually know a few people doing that.”

Raffle tickets are $1, or sheets of 25 for $20.


“Most of the items will be raffled off each night with a handful of the bigger prizes going the span of both shows, giving everyone the opportunity of trying to win,” Smiths adds. “Those items will be drawn on Wednesday night at the Sinclair, however the winner does NOT have to be in attendance to claim their prize. We will follow up and contact winners if they aren’t there on day two.”

Also for sale at both nights will be silkscreen posters, donated by Pete Cardoso & Ghost-Town, and t-shirts printed by Shawn Flores & Acme Band Supply. The flyer is shown after the raffle jump.

Boston Red Sox
– Signed Dustin Pedroia Baseball
– Two tickets to see Zac Brown Band at Fenway

Boston Bruins (arranged and donated by James Gribaudo)
– Bruins jersey signed by the entire team
– Game Stick signed by Brad Marchand


Bowery Boston
– Pair of tickets to see Against Me! at Royale on May 5th (two pairs available)

Mighty Mighty Bosstones
– One of a kind banner used on the 2000 Warped Tour (with promise of signing it in the future)
– Two tickets to Dicky’s Barrett’s Birthday Bash June 21st at Boston City Hall Plaza
– Two tickets to each night of Hometown Throwdown 17

Big D and the Kids Table
– Prize pack containing 2-vinyl records: Stomp & Stroll / 2-cds: Stomp & Stroll / His & her’s T-shir / Limited edition silkscreen poster / 4-tickets to Big D’s 2014 Halloween show

Vans Warped Tour / Brian Marquis
– 4 VIP tickets to the Mansfield, MA date of Warped Tour on July 10th, 2014


– Rancid hockey jersey, signed by the entire band

Newbury Comics
– $100 gift card (two available)

– 5 pack of tickets to the June 8th New England Revolution vs. New York Red Bulls (4 sets available)

Middle East Restaurant and Nightclub
– 2 tickets to see OFF! w/ Cerebral Ballzy May 18th at the Middle East Downstairs
– 2 tickets to see CRO-MAGS w/ Anti-Nowhere League June 1st at the Middle East Downstairs


Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom
– Pair of tickets to see Buckcherry on May 10th (two available)
– Pair of tickets to see Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience on May 13th (two available)

Epitaph Records
– Prize pack including (1) Bad Religion Hoodie, (2) Frank Turner T Shirts, a Copy of the new Lawrence Arms CD “Metropole”, and Vinyl copies of the original “Punk-O-Rama” Comp on GREEN, Penywise “About Time” on RED, “Unknown Road” on WHITE, and The Bouncing Souls “S/T” on Yellow Vinyl

Swingin’ Utters
– T-shirt
– Orange vinyl version of Streets of San Francisco, signed by John, Darius, and Greg
– Pink vinyl version of A Juvenile Product of the Working Class, signed by John, Darius, and Greg

Pino Bros. Ink Tattoo and Piercing
– $250 gift card (two available)

Always and Forever Tattoo Studio, Watertown, MA
– $250 gift Card w/ along with a t-shirt & pin set (two available)

Washington Square Tattoo, Haverhill, MA
– $100 gift card


Paul Westerberg (The Replacements) / Donated by Mark Lind
– Paul Westerberg model guitar signed by Paul

Spectacle Eyewear
– $200 gift card (3 available)

Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One
– Amplifier

Only Living Witness
– Two ultra rare, vintage 1993 European tour shirts

Deathwish Records
– Vinyl package of multiple Converge and Doomriders releases, 8 releases in total, as well as a T Shirt, Mug and two Flags

The Bruisers
– The Bruisers American Night 7” clear vinyl, a Cruisin for a Bruisin’ CD, an In the Pit CD, and The Bruisers Record


Sailor Grave Records
– Two Sets of the Entire Sailor’s Grave Records Catalog

School of Rock
– 1 month of free music lessons at School of Rock Boston. The month includes (4) 45 minute lessons in either guitar, bass, vocals, drums or keyboard

Bridge 9 Records:
– VINYL package includes: Defeater “Letters Home,” Defeater “Travels,” DYS “Live,” Death Before Dishonor “Better Ways To Die,” Sinners and Saints “The Sky Is falling”, Mental “Get and Oxygen Tank,” Have Heart “Songs To Scream At The Sun,” Have Heart “10.17.09”

Custom Framed Silk Screen Poster Collection donated by Mark Vieira
– Mighty Bosstones print (framed & Matted)
– Amazing Royal Crowns print (framed and Matted)
– Face To Face (framed and Matted)
* Bonus assorted unframed prints include Dropkick Murphys/ Ducky Boys Print, 2 more MMB prints & a Big D & The Kids Table Halloween print

Roosters Men’s Grooming Center:
– (2) $60 gift cards from Ryan Packer & Roosters Men’s Grooming Center. Good for a shave and a haircut.

Wally’s Blackburn Bistro
– Backyard Barbecue for up to 50 people. $500 Value. Package includes Pulled Pork and Pulled Chicken, Slider Rolls, Corn Bread, Apple Slaw, Potato and/or Pasta Salad, Watermelon, Barbecue Sauces, All Paper Goods (Plates, Paper towels/napkins, forks & knives), Set-up & clean-up.