Schedule set for Rock ‘n Roll Rumble preliminary rounds

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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.

Night #1 will include performances from The Blizzard of 78, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, OldJack and McAlister Drive. Full Body Anchor, Tijuana Sweetheart, A Wish For Fire and Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys will perform the following night, while The Autumn Hollow Band, Cult 45, John Powhida International Airport and Spirit Kid will peform on Night #3. After a break on Wednesday, the Rumble will continue on Thursday for Night #4 featuring TRiPLE THiCK, Static of the Gods, Mellow Bravo and The Acro-brats. Tired Old Bones, Stereo Telescope, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Keep Me Conscious will perform on Friday before Cradle to the Grave, The Year Million, Black Thai and Sidewalk Driver close out the preliminary rounds on Saturday. The full lineup with estimated set times is available below.

The winners from each night, along with a pair of Wild Card selections, will move on to the semi-final round on Thursday, April 14 and Friday, April 15. The finals will take place on Friday, April 22.

Tickets for each of the shows are now on sale through TicketWeb with a variety of packages available. Single-night tickets are priced at $9 for the preliminary rounds, $10 for the semi-finals and $12 for the finals. A 6-night pass for each of the preliminary rounds is available for $49 and a combo pass for the semi-finals can be purchased for $17. Local music fans who plan on attending every night will want to buy the all-inclusive pass for $75.

Now in its 32nd year, the competition is considered by most as the city’s premier battle of the bands. The Luxury too home the crown at the last Rumble in 2009.  Previous Rumble champions include:  Girls, Guns & Glory (2008), Township (2007), The Campaign For Real Time (2006), Reverend Glasseye (2005), Jake Brennan & the Confidence Men (2004), The Dresden Dolls (2003), The Gentlemen (2002), Bleu (2001), Darkbuster (2000) and The Sheila Divine (1999).

2011 Boston Emission’s Rock ‘n Roll Rumble – Preliminary Round Schedule

Sunday, April 3
9:00  – The Blizzard of 78
9:45  – Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents
10:30 – OldJack
11:15 – McAlister Drive

Monday, April 4
9:00  – Full Body Anchor
9:45  – Tijuana Sweetheart
10:30 – A Wish For Fire
11:15 – Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys

Tuesday, April 5
9:00  – The Autumn Hollow Band
9:45  – Cult 45
10:30 – John Powhida International Airport
11:15 – Spirit Kid

Thursday, April 7
9:30  – TRiPLE THiCK
10:15 – Static of the Gods
11:00 – Mellow Bravo
11:45 – The Acro-brats

Friday, April 8
9:30  – Tired Old Bones
10:15 – Stereo Telescope
11:00 – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling
11:15 – Keep Me Conscious

Saturday, April 9
9:30  – Cradle to the Grave
10:15 – The Year Million
11:00 – Black Thai
11:45 – Sidewalk Driver

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