About The Rumble

What’s The Rumble?

It’s a time-honored live music tradition, an institution, and the World Series of Boston Rock–it takes place over nine nights each spring.

Founded by Boston’s radio behemoth, 104.1 WBCN, The Rock of Boston, the first official Rumble took place in 1979 at the legendary RAT in Kenmore Square. The Neighborhoods won.

We continue in that spirit and heritage where the city celebrates, bands play to full rooms, get paid, gain new fans, make friend, and raise their profile.

Boston Emissions is home to the Rock & Roll Rumble. It is an annual event curated by Anngelle Wood, host of Boston Emissions. Bands who send music to, and receive airplay on, Boston Emissions are considered. Send music.

Bands who’ve participated include Til Tuesday, Scissorfight, Blake Babies, Dresden Dolls, Roadsaw, The Lemonheads, Morphine, Letters To Cleo, The Bags, Tribe, Gang Green, Eli “Paperboy” Reed, The Gravel Pit, Piebald, Cave In, The Sheila Divine, and more. See the Rumble Wiki page.