Friday March 15, 2024
Doors at 7:15 PM, Film at 8:00 PM, Live band performance after
“The Dogmatics: A Dogumentary” Special Screening Event with LIVE Dogmatics Concert Plus Q&A!
The Regent Theatre, Arlignton MA
“See this one-night-only intimate glimpse into the early 80s Boston music scene followed by a LIVE performance! Rudy Childs’ “The Dogmatics: A Dogumentary” is the untold story of the band that unwittingly pioneered and became emblematic of the genre–a four-year effort by family and friends, crafted as a tribute to the band’s late co-founder and bassist Paul O’Halloran. It takes you back to the origins of The Dogmatics, recorded on long-forgotten 8mm film reels, giving you a glimpse into the dilapidated loft on Boston’s rundown South End, where the band lived along with many other talented musicians.”
This will be the documentary’s first Boston-area ‘movie theatre’ screening in 2024!
And if that isn’t enough, we are excited to play a live set after the film. We look forward to being in the company of other past films and performances at the Regent Theatre. It’s a historic gem of a venue.
Saturday April 27, 2024
Doors at 8:30pm Music at 9pm
The Dogmatics, Stop Calling Me Frank and Diablogato
The New World Tavern 56 Main Street, Plymouth, MA
It’s that time of year again to come hang out with The Dogmatics and friends in Plymouth!
It’s always a fun time at The New World Tavern, we can’t wait to see you there.
- $20 online tickets (+$2.50 for PayPal & shipping fees)
- $25 at the door
Recent Show Review
As small, independent venues seem to be dying out in Boston proper, breweries in the suburbs seem to be filling that gap. The most prominent one is Faces Brewing Co. in Malden, MA, which has a dedicated backroom with a stage that puts on shows regularly. I’ve been meaning to check it out for a while, and I finally had a chance to with a killer Boston garage rock punk triple bill filled with bands from two of my favorite record labels: Rum Bar Records and Red On Red Records! In a weekend filled with fantastic shows, I could not pass up seeing The Dogmatics, The Shang Hi Los, and The Chelsea Curve!
Opening the night were Boston legends The Dogmatics, who have been kicking around in various forms since 1981. They play a blend of punk and garage rock that has barely slowed down in their forty plus years. It’s the kind of gritty rock music that you wouldn’t expect to see in a high end venue/restaurant, but that’s what happens with a band starts hitting their fifties and sixties. Interestingly enough, they played “Sister Serena” as the second song in their set, which might be their most well known song. Even more interestingly, they closed out their set with “Drop That Needle” and “Automat Kalashnikov,” which were two songs from 2022’s excellent EP Drop That Needle. It was a move that broke pretty much every setlist rule for a band that’s been around over forty years, but The Dogmatics made it work perfectly. “Drop That Needle” seemed to get the biggest response of their set which proves just how great their new songs are… Read the February 13, 2023 review