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Rumble Update: Spirit Kid, Black Thai named Wild Cards

Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble organizer Anngelle Wood announced last night on WZLX’s Boston Emissions that Spirit Kid and Black Thai will take part in this week’s semifinals after earning the two Wild Card selections from the Rumble judges. T

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Rumble Update: Sidewalk Driver wins night #6

After five nights of spirited competition, the preliminary rounds of Boston’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble came to a close last night at TT the Bear’s Place. Sidewalk Driver booked their spot in the finals by winning the last grouping of local favorites, which featured Cradle to the Grave, The Year Million and Black Thai.

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Rumble Update: DNFMOMD wins night #5

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling won the fifth night of Boston’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble last night at TT the Bear’s Place. The band edged out an eclectic group of competition from Keep Me Conscious, Stereo Telescope and Tired Old Bones to book their spot in the semifinals.

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Rumble Update: Mello Bravo wins Night #4

After taking a break on Wednesday, the preliminary rounds for Boston’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble resumed last night at TT the Bear’s Place. Mello Bravo rocked their way into the semifinals, edging out an impressive slate of local standouts in The Acro-Brats, Static Of The Gods and Triple Thick.

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Rumble Update: John Powhida wins Night #3

John Powhida International Airport won the third night of Boston’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble last night at TT the Bear’s Place. The band edged out a talented group of competition in Spirit Kid, Cult 45 and The Autumn Hollow Band to book their spot in the semifinals.

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Rumble Update: Walter Sickert wins Night #2

The Rock ‘n’ Roll continued last night at TT the Bear’s Place with performances from A Wish For Fire, Tijuana Sweetheart and Full Body Anchor. In the end, however, it was Walter Sickert & the Army Of Broken Toys who rocked their way into the semifinal round by winning the second preliminary night.

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Rumble Update: Jenny Dee wins Night #1

After a year off, Boston’s Rock ‘N Roll Rumble returned to the spotlight last night as the first of six preliminary rounds took place at TT the Bear’s Place in Cambridge. Jenny Dee & the Deelinquents booked the first spot in the semifinal round, edging out competition from McAllister Drive, Oldjack and The Blizzard of 78 to win the first preliminary night.

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Schedule set for Rock ‘n Roll Rumble preliminary rounds

The preliminary rounds for this year’s Boston Emission’s Rock ‘n Roll Rumble have been finalized. The legendary battle of the bands will kick off on Sunday, April 3 and continue over the course of three weeks at TT the Bear’s Place with 24 bands participating. Get the full lineup and schedule, inside.

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Jackson Wetherbee Band wins Hard Rock Cafe Battle

The Jackson Wetherbee Band edged out The Metal Band Amadis, Gravitas, In Like Lions and The Richard James Band to win the Boston finals of the 2011 Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands. Get all the details on what’s next for the band, inside.

Boston in Austin for SXSW 2011

Boston in Austin for SXSW 2011

Next week, a plethora of Boston bands will make their way to Austin, Texas for the annual South by Southwest music festival and conference. In the day’s leading up to SXSW 2011, we’ll be caching up with some of Boston’s best to get their thoughts on performing at the festival.