The year in Boston rock

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 5, 2012



Fenway Park was no home to the Red Sox in September, but that didn't stop DROPKICK MURPHYS from taking to the bleachers for two sold-out shows several months after the March release of Going Out in Style. Sports and music merged when new Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco tweeted to his three million followers his love of roots act Girls Guns & Glory's "The Universe Began" after hearing it at Toby Keith's bar and grill in Foxborough. In bizarre news, the FBI arrested one-time Silk Road and Goosepimp Orchestra drummer Rezwan Ferdaus September 28 on terrorism charges. After 17 years of booking live music in Central Square, Randi Millman resigned from T.T. the Bear's. The third year of One Night Band brought 40 musicians together to create eight randomly-placed one-off acts at the Middle East, and the scene saw several sterling new records released in September, including efforts from Soccer Mom, the Wandas, Roy Sludge, Big Digits, Bring the Knife, Grey Valley Ghost, and Ryan Lee Crosby.

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