Sophia’s Rock Beat: 2013

Sophia’s Rock Beat! I’ve been doing this for 4 years now – going to shows, and videotaping them. Here’s 2010 (saw 139 local bands in 2010), here’s 2011 (saw 170 local bands in 2011), and 2012 (saw 158 bands in 2012) In 2013, for various health and professional reasons I didn’t make it to nearly as many shows and I had slightly less interest in videoing but I still caught quite a bit.

Stats: 53 shows, 132 sets, 114 bands. 

Bands I saw the most:
Lifestyle win this year with 4 times! 

I saw Bent Knee, Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins, and Ruby Rose Fox all 3 times.

Bands I saw twice in 2013Axemunkee, Coyote Kolb, Eddie Japan, Endation, Garvy J and the Secret Pockets of Hope and Resistance, Glenn Yoder and Western States, Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents, Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys, Nuda Veritas, Parks, Sidewalk Driver, The I Want You, Twin Berlin, What Time Is It Mr. Fox?

Most Visited Venues:
TT the Bear’s (14 times)
Oberon (7 times – actually a lot more than this, as I went to a lot of plays/burlesque shows that didn’t have live music and therefore weren’t represented by these numbers)
Radio (4 times)
Precinct (4 times)
The Middle East Upstairs, Johnny D’s, Brighton Music Hall (2 times)


1/10/2013 Brian Carpenter and the Confessions Church
1/10/2013 Endation Church
1/10/2013 Bent Knee Church * Video 1 *
1/12/2013 Madame Psychosis Johnny D’s * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/12/2013 Sarah RabDAU & Self Employed Assassins Johnny D’s * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/12/2013 Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys Johnny D’s
1/12/2013 What Time is it? Mr. Fox Johnny D’s * Video 1 *
1/18/2013 Parlour Bells Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/18/2013 The Milling Gowns Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/18/2013 Lifestyle Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
1/25/2013 Mary Lou Lord Q Division
1/25/2013 Apple Betty Q Division
1/29/2013 Amy Macabre All Asia * Video 1 *
1/29/2013 The I Want You All Asia * Video 1 *
2/14/2013 Kayln Rock Rosebud * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
2/14/2013 Saraswathi Jones Rosebud * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
2/14/2013 Orca Age Rosebud * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
2/21/2013 Dear Leader Oberon * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
2/21/2013 Hallelujah the Hills Oberon * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
2/21/2013 Ho-Ag Oberon * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
3/2/2013 Cool Ya Jets Chen Yang Li * Video 1 *
3/2/2013 Electronique Chen Yang Li * Video 1 *
3/2/2013 Big Digits Chen Yang Li * Video 1 *
3/15/2013 SchoolTree Lizard Lounge * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
3/15/2013 Count Zero Lizard Lounge * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
3/22/2013 Harris Hawk Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/22/2013 Doom Lover Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/22/2013 jojo lazar Precinct
3/24/2013 The Anchorite Precinct
3/30/2013 The Electric Street Queens The Rosebud * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
3/30/2013 Thick Shakes The Rosebud
4/7/2013 The Okay Win TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/7/2013 Cancer Killing Gemini TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/7/2013 The New Highway Hymnal TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/7/2013 Velah TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/8/2013 Endation TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/8/2013 The Deep North TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/8/2013 Herra Terra TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/8/2013 Camden TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/9/2013 Eddie Japan TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/9/2013 Supermachine TT the Bears * Video 1 *
4/9/2013 Glenn Yoder and Western States TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/9/2013 blackbutton TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/11/2013 Mount Peru TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/11/2013 Lifestyle TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/11/2013 Twin Berlin TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/11/2013 Whitcomb TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/12/2013 Coyote Colb TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/12/2013 The Field Effect TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/12/2013 The Suicide Dolls TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/12/2013 White Dynomite TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/13/2013 Parks TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/13/2013 Jack Burton vs David Lo Pan TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/13/2013 Ruby Rose Fox TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/13/2013 The Daily Pravda TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/20/2013 Megabeast Chen Yang Li, NH
4/20/2013 Teenage Hooker Factory Chen Yang Li, NH
4/26/2013 Glenn Yoder and Western States TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/26/2013 Eddie Japan TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/26/2013 Twin Berlin TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/26/2013 The Dogmatics TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/27/2013 Nicholas Burgess Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
4/27/2013 The I Want You Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
4/27/2013 Hookerclops Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/10/2013 You People Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
5/10/2013 ZL Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
5/10/2013 Thalia Zedek Band Radio * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
5/25/2013 When Particles Collide Radio
5/25/2013 The Susan Constant Radio
5/25/2013 The Interrobang Radio
5/28/2013 The Grown up Noise Oberon
6/14/2013 Johnny Blazes & the Pretty Boys Oberon
6/14/2013 Jaggery Oberon
6/14/2013 Nuda Veritas Oberon
6/15/2013 Chatfield Phoenix Main Crust Pizza
6/28/2013 The Luxury TT the Bears
6/28/2013 Cult 45 TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/29/2013 Axemunkee Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/29/2013 The Steve Walther Orchestra Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
6/29/2013 Highway Ghosts Precinct * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
7/13/2013 The Motion Sick Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
7/13/2013 Parks Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
7/13/2013 This Blue Heaven Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
7/13/2013 Wash Pool Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
8/8/2013 KENNE HIGHLAND CLAN Cantab
8/8/2013 MOOSE & THE MUDBUGS Cantab
8/8/2013 GRAVEDANCERS Cantab
8/9/2013 The Gathering Floozies Middle East Upstairs
8/9/2013 Jatoba Middle East Upstairs
8/9/2013 Hayley Jane and the Primates Middle East Upstairs
8/24/2013 Impulse Powers Lilypad
8/24/2013 Joe Kowan Lilypad
9/7/2013 Coyote Colb JP Music Fest
9/7/2013 Faux Ox Radio
9/7/2013 Bent Knee Radio
9/7/2013 Emily Peal Radio
9/7/2013 Devil’s Twins Radio
9/8/2013 Eldridge Rodriguez TT the Bears
9/8/2013 sarah rabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins TT the Bears
9/8/2013 Permafrost TT the Bears
9/12/2013 Les Chanteuses Sorcieres TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 Davina Yannetty TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 Robin Lane TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 The Bristols TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 Ruby Rose Fox TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 Thalia Zedek Band TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/12/2013 Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents TT the Bears * Video 1 *
9/20/2013 Nick Zaino Walnut Street
9/26/2013 Beerz Sierra Grille
9/26/2013 Rusty Curtains Sierra Grille
10/3/2013 Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys Oberon
10/3/2013 Katie Kat Oberon
10/4/2013 Nuda Veritas Oberon
10/4/2013 What Time Is It Mr. Fox? Oberon
10/18/2013 Sidewalk Driver TT the Bears
10/18/2013 Garvy J and the Secret Pockets of Hope and Resistance TT the Bears
10/18/2013 Scamper TT the Bears
10/25/2013 Ad Frank and the Fast Easy Women as Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds TT the Bears” * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
10/25/2013 Lifestyle as Depeche Mode TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
10/25/2013 Pretendica TT the Bears * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
11/7/2013 Cameron Keiber TT the Bears
11/14/2013 Axemunkee Oberon
11/14/2013 Porcelain Oberon
11/14/2013 Garvy J and the Secret Pockets of Hope and Resistance Oberon
11/15/2013 Bent Knee TT the Bears
11/15/2013 Sarah Rabdau and Self-Employed Assassins TT the Bears
11/15/2013 Lifestyle TT the Bears
11/17/2013 Major Arcana Oberon
12/6/2013 Ruby Rose Fox Davis Square Theatre
12/6/2013 Feints Davis Square Theatre
12/12/2013 Chandler Travis Orchestra Johnny D’s
12/13/2013 Township Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
12/13/2013 Jenny Dee and the Deelinquents Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 * * Video 2 *
12/13/2013 Nemes Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
12/13/2013 Here We Just Dream Brighton Music Hall * Video 1 *
12/14/2013 John Surrette/Tomorrow the World Middle East Upstairs * Video 1 *
12/14/2013 Sidewalk Driver Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 * * Video 2 * * Video 3 *
12/14/2013 Freezepop Middle East Downstairs * Video 1 *