PLAYGROUND BOSTON

PGB Pick: Boston Rules, OK? – Saturday 4/9 @ Middle East Downstairs

by Bryan on Apr.07, 2011, under Audio, Media, News, Previews, Video

Boston Rules OK Festival at the Middle East Downstairs. 2 shows, including an All Ages Matiness. Featuring Death Before Dishonor, Ashers, Razors In The Night, and more!Punk’s not dead – it’s still kicking and screaming in this city! This Saturday marks the third annual Boston Rules, OK? Festival, celebrating some of the best underground punk, oi, ska, and hardcore the area has to offer! This year’s edition has tapped some bands from surrounding states in addition to the locals, making this a regional event featuring the cream of the crop of the brutal northeastern scene!

Boston Rules, OK has been jumping from venue to venue over the years, this time bringing the rock to the Middle East Downstairs. They’ll be featuring an All Ages show for all you young punks and a nighttime 18+ event for the rest of us drunks. Both shows feature flat-out ridiculous lineups, and you can catch each one for just $15 ($13 in advance) – or get an all-day pass for $25… yeah, that works out to less than 2 bucks a band, not gonna get much better than that!


Check out this video from daytime show co-headliners Ashers (featuring members of The Unseen, Bad Ash, Crash & Burn, and Deadly Sins!) – it’s easily one of the most brutal things you can find on Youtube!




Razors In The Night frontman Troy Schoeller - Photo Credit: Nicole Tammaro

Razors In The Night frontman Troy Schoeller - Photo Credit: Nicole Tammaro

Revved up yet? Yeah, us too. Ready to jump in the pit and crack some skulls? Yeah, us too. Both shows are guaranteed to be among the most high-energy events of 2011, no question. Lace your boots up, throw on the most obscure 80′s band shirt you can find, and get ready to throw down! Keep in mind that past Boston Rules festivals have sold out, so it might not be a bad idea to head over to the Middle East website and pick up your tickets in advance!


While we’re at it, here’s one of our favorites from night show headliners Razors In The Night. This song is actually available for free download over at their Bandcamp site, make sure to snatch it up!


Razors In The Night – “Carry On!” – Carry On
(Download this song FREE at the RITN Bandcamp!)

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SHOW SCHEDULES


Saturday, April 9th – Middle East Downstairs
Doors at 12:30pm / $15 / ALL AGES

1:00 – Word for Word

1:35 – The Bonus Army

2:10 – Bulldog Courage

2:45 – Watchfire

3:20 – Ashers

4:05 – For the Worse

4:50 – Death Before Dishonor

 

 

Saturday, April 9th – Middle East Downstairs
Doors at 7:30pm / $15 / 18+

8:00 – Choke Up!

8:35 – Taxi Driver

9:10 – Yellow Stitches

9:45 – Ska-Prest

10:25 – Combat Crisis

11:15 – Bloodshot Hooligans

12:05 – Razors in the Night

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