PHOTOS: See Dan Watkins's slideshow for more live photos from the Dropkick Murphys/Bosstones show
If someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d be seeing a pretty killer punk rock show at Fenway Park, I would’ve responded with something like, "Wow, that’s kind of fucked up." Which it probably is, in some respects, but the grand Pooh-Bahs of Irish folk punk DROPKICK MURPHYS long ago bridged whatever gap exists between punks and people who really like baseball.
Looks like Pearl Jam fans will have to wait til next year.
Everyone's perennial guess for who'll-play-Fenway-next turned out not to be on the menu after all. Instead, as some people correctly guessed, it'll be DROPKICK MURPHYS and the MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES at Fenway Park on September 8 and 9.
***EVEN NEWER UPDATE***: Yup, it's Dropkick Murphys and the Bosstones. But is it really Fenway Park? Read this and judge for yourself.
UPDATE: Our bud Jed Gottlieb over at the Boston Herald has done some digging and unearthed a local possibility -- the Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones
This afternoon at a cold, snow-covered Fenway Park, a decades-old question with deep-rooted Boston implications was finally answered: How do you make Aerosmith look badass? By having the ballpark’s annual summer concert followed up by NEW KIDS ON THE BLOCK.
Oh, well. The summer jam sesh in the shadow of the Green Monster has been a fairly rocking tradition since 2003, welcoming the likes of the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen, the Police and last year, Aerosmith and J.
We'll have more photos from the Aerosmith/J. Geils show at Fenway later on today, but for now enjoy these two.
Forget words — these days, a photograph is worth a thousand reunion rumors.
So when Boston new wave legends the Cars quietly posted the above photo on Facebook two weeks ago, the Internet caught fire with speculation on their first possible show together in 23 years. The image, recently snapped in an unknown local studio, shows surviving members Ric Ocasek and Elliot Easton on guitars, David Robinson behind the drums and keyboardist Greg Hawkes playing bass.
As long rumored, that unsexy old bastard Steven Tyler and that sexy old bastard Peter Wolf will join forces at that grand old bitch of a ballpark for a night of geriatric-rock thrillery. (Will Steven bring his nurse daughter back to Fenway, like he did last week?) Oddly, the press release we just received from LiveNation press release states that we are prohibited from using the words "and" or "at" in describing the relationship between the principles in this billing.
Bostonians beware: on May 31st, we are about to be under attack from legions of dirty hippies (and ex-hippies who have cleaned up their acts and gotten real jobs). It's true: in addition to Dave Matthews this year, Fenway Park will also play host to the first show of the hotly-anticipated reunion tour of legendary Vermont jam band Phish. Tickets, for those of you into that sort of thing, go on sale April 18 (next Saturday). Good thing the show is on a Sunday, otherwise we would be terrified. Press release after the jump: