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Saturday July 20, 2024
Gates at 6:00pm

The Dogmatics, Superbald, The Pneumatics, Mitch Kramer

Hygienic Art – 79 Bank Street, New London, Connecticut 06320

You don’t want to miss Superbald’s 1st Annual Punk Rock Picnic! Featuring Music from The Dogmatics, Superbald, The Pneumatics, and Mitch Kramer, Beach Swag, Hotdogs and Cold Beverages-what else do you need?!

Hygienic Art Park with an outdoor theater opened in August 2005. The Art Park has become the most active summer cultural program in Southeastern CT with over 40 events through out the season.

Tickets $10

The Dogmatics in CT at Hygenic

Saturday July 27, 2024
Doors at 8:30pm, show at 9:00pm

The Dogmatics, The Grommets, The Carnivals

The New World Tavern 56 Main Street, Plymouth, MA

This will be our Last show in Plymouth this year!

Johnny O’H will be sitting in with the Dogmatics (a summer tradition).

The Carnivals are a 5 piece combo combining a unique blend of 50’s inspired R&B with a New Orleans flair. Hailing from Gloucester Massachusetts, they recently released their debut album, Fiesta Time. “For many years Kevin Patey has been banging out rockabilly in Boston and around the world as Jittery Jack. Now he’s launched a new band, The Carnivals, who are rooted in greasy ’50s New Orleans R&B, played with Patey’s trademark spirit and wit. Speaking of grease, one of the many wonderful party songs on their new album, Fiesta Time, pays tribute to the “Greasy Pole” contest held every June at Gloucester’s St Peter’s Fiesta.” – Noah Schaffer

The Grommets led by the wedded couple Eric and Kris, take 2-minute-or-less garage rock to another level with their unique mix of wit and practicality. “The song “Wallet” is a deceptively simple mantra that combines the qualities of repetitive ancient chants with the profundity of John Cage’s “4’33”,’’. An incisively modern examination of the intimate yet mundane patterns and concerns of coupling and cohabitation. And, it’s wicked funny.” – James Young, The Dogmatics

Tickets $20 in advance

The Dogmatics, The Grommets and The Carnivals at The New World Tavern

Saturday, September 21
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM

The Rat Reunion: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Rathskeller

Bellforge Arts Center 45 Hospital Road Medfield, MA 02052

Bellforge Arts Center proudly presents: The Rat Reunion: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Rathskeller. Known as “The Rat,” this iconic punk rock club in Kenmore Square, Boston, was the epicenter of Boston’s punk rock scene. It hosted local legends like DMZ, The Atlantics, and The Neighborhoods, while also attracting major bands like The Police, The Ramones, and Talking Heads.

Join us for an unforgettable event with live performances from Nervous Eaters, The Dogmatics, and more. Hosted by Oedipus (WBCN), who will share legendary tales from The Rat. Food and beverages will be available for purchase, and parking is free.

“The Rat was a special place in time. More than a club, a state of mind. When a group of amorphous outcasts created a community centered around an underground music that became our soundtrack. A scene never to be duplicated. A streetlight spotlight demi-monde.”
– Oedipus

Important info:
Doors open at 3pm. Live music starts at 4pm.
Free admission for children under 12 with paying adult.

Ticket refunds are not available after September 14, 2024. A final confirmation email will be sent to all ticket holders one week out from the show. Physical tickets will not be mailed, please keep your email confirmation safe.

The Rat Reunion: Celebrating The 50th Anniversary of The Rathskeller

See press coverage:

Bellforge Arts Center plans a rockin’ tribute to the Rat’s legacy
– WBUR June 14, 2024 by Andrea Shea

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

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