Sophia’s Rock Beat – Night 1 of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble! The Okay Win, Cancer Killing Gemini, The New Highway Hymnal, Velah!

Tonight was opening night of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble! This is my fourth year going and videotaping all of the preliminary round sets! The Rumble transcends being just a “battle of the bands” and is truly a festival of awesome Boston music. The Rumble is always a great time and I look forward to it as a place to catch up with so many local-music friends and to meet new people and be turned onto new bands.

The Okay Win  started the whole shebang off:

Cancer Killing Gemini was a heavy feast:

The New Highway Hymnal – Night 1 Winners! no-shirt-surly garage done right:

Velah beautiful waves of quiets and louds and builds and drops: