David Wax Museum used a fevered main-stage performance at Newport Folk to gain national buzz, but it was BAD RABBITS' string of Warped Tour dates (June 24 to August 14) that took the ready-to-roll hybrid rock/soul/R&B act to sweaty parking lots and open fields across the country. Their July 13 gig at the Comcast Center in Mansfield acted as a homecoming, and the Rabbits' 2012 debut, Teddy Riley-produced disc is destined to send them global. Around town, psych veteran Bobb Trimble released a long-lost record from 1984, hundreds gathered for Allston's DIY Fest, and Fourth Wall gallery in the Fens hosted a month-long residency of artists, DJs, and bands. In our annual 50 Bands 50 States feature, Allston punk trio Earthquake Party were named best new act in Massachusetts.
READ: "Rediscovering Bobb Trimble's Long Lost Legacy," by Liz Pelly.
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