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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

“Know Your Scene” For Free at Firebrand Saints

Free, monthly, ALL-AGES event. (poster created by Bryan Mastergeorge)

Eye Design, the curator of “Treat yo Self” and “Show Love” multimedia industry nights, is set to introduce a monthly discovery event entitled “Know Your Scene” at Firebrand Saints in Kendall Square, Cambridge. The free, ALL-AGES, event will feature two local bands as well as a complimentary custom poster created by a local artist and digital downloads from the participating musical acts.

The inaugural night takes place on Saturday, March 26th with 2015 Rock ‘n’ Roll Rumble winner Zip-Tie Handcuffs and Idiot Genes. Event details here.

“[Know Your Scene] is a chance for people to discover local bands and art for free, which hopefully leads to people following these artists and going to more of their shows,” explains Eye Design founder Ian McGregor.

Those interested in getting involved with “Know Your Scene” can email Ian at

Details around the first three events have been released (see below). Follow Eye Design on Facebook and Twitter for additional event announcements including the anticipated Halloween and year-end NYE celebrations.

Firebrand Saints is located at 1 Broadway, directly across the street from the Kendall Square T stop, features free parking and kitchen open until 11PM.

Upcoming Know Your Scene Schedule:

Zip-Tie Handcuffs & Idiot Genes

April 30th
Lee Preston & the Ghetto Buddhas & Precious You

May 28th
Bundles & The Dazies

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

DCDR and a "Savage Array of Artists" Take Over O'Brien's Pub This June

Join DCDR and this "savage array of artist" at O'Brien;s Pub every Thursday this June.

DCDR is heading into the summer full force as the band gathers together a savage array of artist to join them on stage for a 4-night residency at O’Brien’s Pub in Allston, presented by RTT Presents and Ocelot Records.

Monday, April 20, 2015

The Results Are In, Your Rumble Semifinal Wildcards Are…

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Semifinals Night #1
Event link
Doors at 8:30

9:30 // Wildcard: Duck & Cover

10:15 // Soft Pyramids

11:00 // Zip-Tie Handcuffs

11:45 // Dirty Bangs

Friday, April 24, 2015
Semifinals Night #2
Event link
Doors at 8:30

9:30 // Wildcard: Murcielago

10:15 // Nemes

11:00 // Eternals

11:45 // The Static Dynamic

Based on what we've experienced from these bands during the preliminary round, we're predicting Zip-Tie Handcuffs for Night #1 and Murcielago for Night #2. Follow the Rock 'n' Roll Rumble on Facebook and Twitter for additional announcements and information. 

Monday, March 16, 2015

Zip-Tie Handcuffs Premier Music Video for "Weird Being"

2015 Rock 'N' Roll Rumble participants, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, released another trippy video utilizing projections, this time for track "Weird Being" off of their 2014 LP Sundream, available to stream and purchase on Bandcamp now.

Zip-Tie Handcuffs will be battling it out along with Nate Leavitt Band, The Dirty Looks and Murcielago during night #5 (4/17) of the Rumble preliminaries at TT the Bear's in Central Square, Cambridge. Tickets are available now.

Related Stories:
2015 Rock ‘N’ Roll Rumble Preliminary Schedule
Zip-Tie Handcuffs Melts Your Face with “Psychotic Dance”

Monday, March 9, 2015

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bishop And Rook's Local Picks of 2014

It's Bishop And Rook's Local Picks of 2014! Ta-da!

Oh man, 2014. We went to all the shows! We drank all the beer! But most importantly, it was another year of meeting extraordinarily passionate and talented music folks in Boston. Here's to the record release shows, the new singles, the networking, the collaborations, the venues, the local radio stations, the fans, and all the bands that submitted music to Bishop And Rook. These are some of our favorite local tracks of 2014. Let's do it all again next year.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out Vol. XXIX

Garnish with cranberries and punk rock.
Did you know that songs featured in each edition of Rock Out With Your Cocktail Out are curated via upcoming concert calendars, college radio playlists and new local music? And did you also know that each cocktail has been personally tasted and approved by Bishop And Rook? We're like this super trustworthy BFF that stays on top of the scene and the bar to keep you current and inebriated. So make your fancy cocktail, press play, and look for these bands in a venue near you soon.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Five Boston Bands to See in October

Friends tell friends about good music. Five Boston bands to see before the end of the month.

Friends tell friends about good music, and hey, you seem cool. Out of the DOZENS of shows happening this month, we’ve pulled five must-see Boston bands you need to catch in person before the end of October. So immerse yourself in cultural activities, sleep when you're dead and go to a local show.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Treat Yo Self: Creative Industry Night & Onslo Tape Release Party & Free Nachos

All of this awesomeness happens 9.29 at Charlie's Kitchen.

Do we have a night for you?! A jam-packed event is packing into our jam, Charlie’s Kitchen, on Monday, September 29th. The first Treat Yo Self! to be held at the Harvard Square rocker bar (that serves excellent sangria), will feature live music from Sneeze, Onslo (Eye Design Records) and Zip-Tie Handcuffs. You know, that band that melted your face last week? Art from Brian Barresi Art (creator of this snazzy flyer), Kristina Denis Artwork, A RAFFLE because why not, and will celebrate the release Onslo’s S/T album, available on cassette tape at the show.

If you’re unreasonably hard to please that’s not enough, Charlie’s will be offering FREE nachos with a purchase of a beer. It sounded too good to be true, so we double checked. It's true.

We suggest you get there early for so many reasons, a major one being the max capacity of this room is 83 people. Fact. The second is probably, definitely free nachos. Show starts at 9pm, $5, 21+. Get full details on the official Facebook event page.

You could win:
  • Artwork
  • Merch from each band
  • 2 tickets to an upcoming show at O'Brien's Pub
  • 2 tickets to the next Treat Yo Self!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Zip-Tie Handcuffs Melts Your Face with “Psychotic Dance”

Sorry we’re late to the media love-fest for this video, we’re blaming it on the hypnotic trance of constantly hitting the repeat button.

I’d like to mention this may cause psychedelic seizures (side note, killer band name). As you may now know, Zip-Tie Handcuffs released a music video for single “Psychotic Dance” off the soon to be released album Sundream. It’s 2:38 minutes of dizzy distorted fuzz rock, ending with a ripping dance party.

One can only hope such a trippy sensation could be reenacted during their live show tomorrow, September 11th at O’Brien’s Pub, Allston with The New Highway Hymnal, Esh the Monolith and Boogie Boy Metal Mouth (21+/$7).

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Announcing the 2nd Annual Punk N Roll BBQ

Happening 8/3. All proceeds go to Rawkstars Inc., purchase your tickets now.

Do you like punk? Do you like BBQ? Do you like special announcements?!

Bishop And Rook is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Punk N Roll BBQ and Fundraiser!

Local boutique label, Ocelot Records (formally Boston Bloghead), will continue the trend of all-day punk rock music and good food at Allston’s O’Brien’s Pub Sunday, August 3rd with performances by The Down and Outs, Zip-Tie Handcuffs, A Minor Revolution, Dead Cats Dead Rats and more.

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