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Photos: Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Semi-Finals Night #1

Thick Shakes + Bow Thayer & Perfect Trainwreck + Cask Mouse + Motherboar played T.T. the Bear's Place Rock 'n' Roll Rumble Semi-Finals Night #1, Thursday, April 12, 2012.
T.T. the Bear's Place | April 12, 2012
By SOPHOUT NOP  |  April 20, 2012

Out: Sizing up the Rumble survivors, the wild cards, and the breakouts

Twenty-three bands entered T. T.'s own private Thunderdome last week, and only eight bands remain after six Rock 'n' Roll Rumble nights of preliminary-round musical throwdowns.
Eight isn’t enough
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  April 13, 2012

Out: There are no favorites in this year’s Rock and Roll Rumble

It's spring in Boston, which means it's time to Rumble.
Get ready to rock
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  March 30, 2012

MP3 of the Week: Thick Shakes "Go Back To New York"

Weymouth-based indie label Aurora 7 Records follows up last year’s Girlfriends “Gov’t Seizure” seven-inch with three new tracks on wax from THICK SHAKES. Although hard...
By Michael Marotta  |  February 03, 2011

Photos: Best Music Week at Downtown Crossing, Night One

"Psych Night" with Needy Visions, Hands and Knees, and Thick Shakes at Downtown Crossing
"Psych Night" with Needy Visions, Hands and Knees, and Thick Shakes at Downtown Crossing | June 9, 2010
By SCOTT M. LACEY  |  June 11, 2010

BEST MUSIC WEEK: Needy Visions, Hands and Knees, Thick Shakes free show 5 pm Downtown Crossing

It's been a rough year for local-music dinosaurs. The ever-irrelevant Boston Music Awards locked out the public and fulfilled their mission of becoming an event...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 08, 2010


Connecting the dots

Nearly a year has gone by in the city of eternal youth turnover and ageless scenesters — and has anything really changed?
In the local scene, anything goes
By MATT PARISH  |  June 05, 2010
MP3 of the Week: Thick Shakes, "Baby You're a Starfish"

MP3 of the Week: Thick Shakes, "Baby You're a Starfish"

Part motivational speech and part theme to your next car chase, this standout jam off the debut EP from the JP garbáge-rock trio THICK SHAKES...
By webteam  |  February 12, 2010

Winter warmers

Sure, some bands take the easy route and have album releases through the summer, enticing you to shows with back-patio barbecues and all-night rooftop after-parties. In January? Not so much.
Local rockers drop it like it's cold
By MATT PARISH  |  January 01, 2010

Here they come a-wassailing

There's not a whole lot of Yuletide-themed activity on Boston's musical fringes this year, and that makes the holiday rock show at the Milky Way this Sunday all the more welcome.
Rock bands, throat singer, and a partridge in a pear tree
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 16, 2008