It seems like forever since they played Rhode Island — we think the last time it was at The Living Room back in ’06 — but yesterday it was announced that Boston punk rock rabble rousers Darkbuster will be gracing the Met in Pawtucket with their presence on August 8. It’ll be a few days after the 2000 Rock & Roll Rumble winners’ sold out two-night stay at the Sinclair in Cambridge August 3 and 4, so the band should be primed to energize and electrify when they head down I-95 (and not to mention give some Massholes who missed out on getting tickets a chance to see the band in rare live-action form).
Frontman Lenny Lashley, who’s also currently in Street Dogs, became the center of attention around New England for a short while due to dropkicking a couple of nazi punks at during a show with the band at the Anaheim House Of Blues this past March, but we can only hope this run of shows with Darkbuster don’t cause any trouble.
Starting at noon today tickets will be available for the all ages show at the Met, and so far no openers have been announced. Maybe a local band could put their hat in the ring? Who knows?
With bands like the Scandals and Burning Streets being part of the festivities up in Boston, let’s have good faith that the bill on August 8 should be pretty stacked. Regardless, people will be jumpin’ in the pit and getting crazy to “Nothing At All,” “Grandma Was A Nazi,” and “Cheap Wine.”