There have been a lot of announcements regarding the 2016 Rock And Roll Rumble lately, from its new home of ONCE Ballroom and Lounge in Somerville, to word that Vanyaland is acting as this year's media sponsor. But tonight on Boston Emissions with Anngelle Wood on WZLX 1007. FM, the biggest announcement of them all has arrived -- these are the 24 bands throwing down in the World Series of Boston rock.
Wood, the Rumble's longtime curator, is announcing each band, one by one, tonight on Boston Emissions. As they are revealed, until midnight, we'll update this post with band links and embeds. In the meantime, here's some other pertinent info: The Rumble preliminary week runs April 3 to 9, the semi-finals are April 15 and 16, and the grand finale goes down on Friday, April 22. Individual nightly lineups and groupings will be unveiled next weekend (Sunday, March 13 on Boston Emissions). Rumble "Six Pack" preliminary week passes are on sale now, and ticket info and other Rumble info can be found at WZLX.com.
Let's get down to business... (bands listed in order or reveal)
Midshow update: New Hampshire's Scissorfight named as the special guest band at the 2016 Rumble. "This is my number one wish list Rock And Roll Rumble guest band," says Wood. Scissorfight will perform at the April 22 final.
UsLights — Boston, Massachusetts
The members of dream rock trio usLights have had more than enough experience in the Boston scene over the past few years. Upon their hiatus from synth rock outfit HERRA TERRA, Gregg and Shawn teamed up with Matt to branch off into something a bit different. Their mood runs impassioned with dreamy, often cinematic overtones lighting the way. Cavernous guitars dive in and out of the playful, yet systematic rhythm section – while acrobatic vocals sail through droves of washed out pads and pianos. Despite the short amount of time that the band has been together, usLights have built a sound all their own, with endless room to expand.