Rumble Semis Night #1 winners: Bow Thayer and Perfect Trainwreck
The Rock N' Roll Rumble Semifinals got off to a slow-ish start, with some folks seemingly more interested in the Bruins playoff game televised away from the T. T. The Bear's stage than the first few songs from THICK SHAKES. It was like an old Chevy that had been left sitting in the driveway for a few days, taking a few cranks to get it going, but when the engine finally turned over it was all burning rubber through the streets, pissing off the neighbors and smashing into trash cans.
Some observations, rants, and ramblings, as the 32nd annual Rock and Roll Rumble preliminary week heads into a much-needed day off.
-- Off the top, if you view the Rumble as a competition, you’re approaching it the wrong way. This is, at its root, a Boston music festival, where two-dozen bands get to take over a club for an entire week and play for new faces, different crowds, and not just a room full of friends.