This article originally appeared on Boston Band Crush ). The second “trucker” band of the week, Trucker Mouth opened up the night with their brand of southern rock. The drummer even gave props to Tuesday’s Rumble winners, The Dirty Truckers, by wearing their t-shirt. There was definitely some sort of unholy truck stop alliance going on.
The New Alibis
kicked the night into high gear with their punk rock (think Social D.), playing a super-solid set. They’ve got some catchy songs that had the crowd moving. At one point, thinking of everyones
safety, singer Drew, even asked a guy to stop his wild-flailing dancing–it was a smooth move that would have gotten a few extra points from me if I were judging.
They ended their set with a fist-pumping rendition of “Kiss Off” by the Violent Femmes
lit up the stage with the stoner
rock. I am a sucker for Mesa amps and flying V guitars, so I was all about their
sound. They were really good, a harder version of Black Sabbath.
Finishing up the night, and having the honor of being the last band to play this year’s preliminaries, The Lights Out
took the stage to an enthusiastic crowd. They had great dynamics, hooks, and solos. I imagine, being such an awesome night of rock, it was a tough night to call, but The Lights Out took a hard-earned and well-deserved win.
Video of all of the bands and the announcement of the winner over at: