Score 24: Listen to the bands playing the 2017 Rock And Roll Rumble



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The “World Series of Boston Rock” is upon us.


The 2017 Rock And Roll Rumble kicks off four weeks from tonight at ONCE Ballroom in Somerville, and it will feature 24 bands from New England vying for a crown currently held by ’16 champs Worshipper. This evening (Sunday, March 5), longtime organizer Anngelle Wood is announcing the 24 participating bands, one by one, live on 100.7 WZLX’s Boston Emissions.

“It feels so good to be able to get this off my chest,” says Wood at the start of her show. “It’s gonna be a very very good time.”

Preview all the bands, as they are announced, below. We’ll update this post throughout the Boston Emissions broadcast.

In the meantime, here’s some pertinent info to get everyone in the mood: The Rumble preliminary week runs Sunday, April 2 to Saturday, April 8, the semi-finals are April 14 and 15, and the grand finale goes down on Friday, April 21. Individual nightly lineups and groupings will be unveiled next weekend. Rumble “Full Boat” passes, good for all nine nights, are priced at $75 and on sale now, and the Rumble “Six Pack,” which gets you into all preliminary nights, goes on sale tomorrow morning. Other Rumble info can be found at the Rumble’s new homepage via ONCE.

All bios below pulled from the Rumble page at WZLX.com. Featured photo of Weakened Friends taken by Lauren Piandes for Vanyaland during last year’s Rock And Roll Rumble final at ONCE Ballroom.

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The Tenafly Vipers

Location: Boston, MA

Bio: The Tenafly Vipers are the storied tale of a middle school meeting in sixth period shop class. Building birdhouses sucked, but the Jeff and Johnny came to realize they shared other interests: cheap American beer and loud and obnoxious rock ‘n’ roll. Many afternoons were spent crushing cans of High Life while Jeff turned Johnny on to the Stooges and the Dictators and Johnny turned Jeff on to Black Flag and Bad Brains. Jeff taught Johnny some chords, two other high-functioning subnormals were recruited and the Tenafly Vipers were born. Some years later, the line-up finally solidified when longtime friend Eliahu joined on drums, soon followed by Nate on bass. The two not only brought a tight, dynamic low-end pulse, but also a new work ethic and a profound love of bad decisions and Satan. Since then the band has only gotten louder and sweatier, both in live shows and on recordings – Your Event Horizon (2010), Black Bandana and a Can of Gasoline (2011), and The Way of the Woods (2016). The Vipers’ latest release, Reverse Tilt Action, is due Spring 2017.

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