British Oi! LEGENDS The Business have come back overseas to celebrate the release of a brand new CD, and are kicking off their tour at Revere’s Club Lido with some of Boston’s best! They’ll be joined by Seattle punk rockers The Hollowpoints, who have just released a CD as well and are touring with The Business to support the new album. Since their inception in 1979 The Business have been instrumental in the Oi! movement, with hundreds of bands counting them among their primary influences. They’ve released about a dozen studio albums, toured the world time and time again, and appeared on about 50 compilations and split albums (including the seminal Mob Mentality split with Boston’s own Dropkick Murphys). Now they’re back with a new album, Doing The Business, released in the US courtesy of the Sailor’s Grave Records family. The record is due out May 11th, but they’ll have copies available at the show if you can’t wait that long (hint: you shouldn’t be able to wait this long. these guys are fucking legends. you want anything this band puts out ASAP.)
The Business – “Keep The Faith” – Keep The Faith (1994)
The Business – “Mean Girl” – Mean Girl EP (2008)
This show features an excellent lineup of Boston punk rock and hardcore. Refuse Resist released their latest album Socialized this past winter to much critical acclaim, and put on one of the most jaw-dropping, fist-in-the-air live sets I’ve seen in recent memory. Beantown Boozehounds and Burning Streets, also PGB Favorites, have both been Track of The Week honorees in the past (click the links to check out our selections). Front to back, this is an incredible bill, a showcase of some of the best bands Sailor’s Grave has to offer. Well worth the trip out to Wonderland, seeing as this might be the only time you’ll ever be able to see The Business live – hell, they’ve been around for 30 years, who knows how many more albums and tours they’ve got left in the tank? Don’t risk it – just get out to Club Lido this Friday, 1290 North Shore Road in Revere (Blue Line to Wonderland), and see some of the gods of Oi! for yourself!
But wait! Want to get in for free? We’ve got some tickets to give away for this show! To enter, just send an e-mail to email@example.com with the subject “Oi!” and you’ll be entered to win a pair of tickets to this incredible showcase! There’s only a few short days before the 23rd though, so don’t delay – enter now!
**** UPDATE! The guys at Sailor’s Grave Records wanted to sweeten up this giveaway a bit! In addition to winning a pair of tickets to the show, our lucky winner will also be the recipient of a limited-run SGR T-shirt, as well as the brand new albums from both The Business AND The Hollowpoints! Enter now! ****