Last week we got to know the bands, and now we get familiar with the battle.
The 24 participating groups in the 2016 Rock And Roll Rumble were awarded their preliminary round match-ups Sunday night by curator Anngelle Wood. The six preliminary night lineups, all going down next month at the Rumble’s new home of ONCE Ballroom and Lounge in Somerville, were unveiled by Wood on her Boston Emissions radio show on WZLX 100.7 FM, chosen by simple luck of the draw — band names were pulled from a hat, and put into groups of four.
The winner of each night will move to the semi-final round (April 15 and 16). The final will take place on April 22. All of this takes place at ONCE, and tickets for all nights go on sale tomorrow.
Featured photo up top of Matthew Ford from 2015 Rock And Roll champs Zip Tie Handcuffs.
9 p.m.: The Digs
Manic by The Digs
9:45 p.m.: Gold Blood & the Associates
Vol. I by Goldblood & The Associates
10:30 p.m.: Weakened Friends
Gloomy Tunes by Weakened Friends
11:15 p.m.: Big Time Kill
Big Time Kill by Big Time Kill