The year in Boston rock

By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  January 5, 2012



Who says Boston goes sleepy for the summer? On the night the Bruins improbably won the Stanley Cup, our Best Music Poll party took over Allston Rock City. The award show's house band, BODEGA GIRLS, owned the stage, performing several sets with multiple guests (Amanda Palmer, Dom's Cosmo and Bobby, Bill Janovitz) and threw down an epic finale with Peter Wolf and Duke Levine. Bad Rabbits left town to join the Warped tour, Dom repped the Bay State at the WFNX Clambake on Lansdowne Street, and dream-pop singer/songwriter Marissa Nadler dismissed years of label drama to release her fifth record on her own Newton-based Box of Cedar Records. Berklee grad Julia Easterlin wowed at Lollapalooza in Chicago with her looping brand of pop, the Del Fuegos reunited for two charity shows at the Paradise, and on June 11, Seth Putnam of legendary punk agitators Anal Cunt died of a heart attack at age 43.

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