Mighty Mighty Bosstones reveal lineups for 2018 Hometown Throwdown

Photo Credit: Lisa Johnson

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If you’re gonna throw down, it’s gotta be with a group. Throwing down by one’s self is not only difficult, it’s damn near impossible.


The Mighty Mighty Bosstones know this all too well, which is why they’ve positioned their annual Hometown Throwdown to be quite the celebration among friends and family. Today they’ve unveiled their lineups for the December 28, 29, and 30 party’s at Boston’s House of Blues, and it’s safe to say we’ll all be throwing down pretty hard right before we kiss 2018 goodbye.

Joining the Bosstones in this, the 21st Throwndown, are Los Angeles reggae group The Aggrolites and Boston punks Stray Bullets (December 28); Toronto reggae/ska crew Bedouin Soundclash and R.W.W. (Reggae Workers of the World), featuring Vic Ruggiero and Jesse Wagner (December 29); and badass kids Color Killer (a 4 p.m. matinee on December 30).

Color Killer is the young Marlborough punk band led by guitar prodigy Lincoln Zinzola, who was just 8-years-old when we featured them back in March. He may have turned 9 by now, we don’t know his birthday, but hey, that’s not the point — the point is Color Killer have gone from busking in Harvard Square to playing Warped Tour to being a part of the Hometown Throwdown in a very short time.


And that’s pretty fucking cool.

All in all, Bosstones frontman Dicky Barrett seems thrilled with the festivities.

“2018 was a memorable year for The Mighty Mighty Bosstones,” Barrett says. “On top of hosting the inaugural Cranking & Skanking Fest we also released our 10th full length studio album While We’re At It. We wrap the year up like we wrap them all up, for the twenty-first time we get to throw our favorite party in our favorite city. Joe Gittleman has done it again, another stellar job putting together the line-up of bands joining us at this year’s HomeTown ThrowDown.”

Check out our interview with Barrett about Cranking & Skanking Fest here, and scores $25 tickets to the all-ages Throwdown via Ticketmaster.


Featured Mighty Mighty Bosstones photo by Lisa Johnson.