Hometown Throwdown

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Hometown Throwdown is an annual music festival held in Greater Boston. It is hosted by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones. The festival features local Boston-area acts, focusing on ska, punk and hardcore bands. The festival is traditionally held in December, usually the week between Christmas and New Year's Eve at clubs around Boston. The first Throwdown was held in from July 27-31, 1994 at The Middle East in Cambridge. Starting in 1995, the festival moved to December, where it has remained ever since. It ran annually until 2002, when the Bosstones went on hiatus. Both the band, and their festival, returned to active status in 2007, and it has been held annually ever since, with the most recent Throwdown, the 22nd, being held December 27-29, 2019 at the House of Blues in Boston.

Festivals[edit]

Festivals have been held annually from 1994-2002 and again from 2007-present. The most recent was in 2019.[1][2]

# dates location acts
1 July 27-31, 1994 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Shootys Groove

Black Train Jack

Still Home

Love Huskies

The Goats

Godpocket

Mung

Steady Earnest

Mephiskapheles

The Belle Isles

2 December 13-17, 1995 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Big Lick

H2O

Deniros

Buzzkill

Beezwax

Doc Hopper

Stubborn Allstars

The Hornets

Spring Heeled Jack

Mung

The Amazing Royal Crowns

3 December 11-15, 1996 T.T. the Bear's Place
The Rathskeller
Mama Kin's (now House of Blues)
The Middle East
Paradise Rock Club
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Agents

Orange 9mm

Toboggan

The Scofflaws

The Outlets

Skinnerbox

Betty Goo

Murphy's Law

The Racketeers

The Pietasters

The Shods

4 December 10-14, 1997 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Big D and the Kids Table

Kicked in the Head

The Allstonians

The Mission 120

Clowns for Progress

The Ducky Boys

9 Lives

The Smooths

Six Going on Seven

Pressure Cooker

Cast Iron Hike

Johnny Too Bad and the Strikeouts

Spinecracker

5 December 9-13, 1998 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Spitvalves

The Pietasters

The Enkindels

Mung

Boxer

The Ducky Boys

Clowns for Progress

Ann Beretta

H2O

The Shods

The Smooths

Spring Heeled Jack

6 December 8-12, 1999 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Sam Black Church

Reach the Sky

Shades Apart

Herself

Edna's Goldfish

The Gadjits

The Raging Teens

The Damn Personals

The Radiation Kings

Big Bad Bollocks

Darkbuster

Pilfers

Drexel

7 December 6-10, 2000 Axis (now House of Blues) Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Venus 3

The Explosion

Heidi

The Interpreters

Kings Of Nuthin

Slackers

Jaya The Cat

Sinners And Saints

Flogging Molly

Avail

Dropkick Murphys

8 December 12-16, 2001 Axis (now House of Blues) Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Autopilot Off

Rick Barton

Madcap

Jake Brennan & The Confidence Men

Lost City Angels

The Exit

Catch 22

The Worried

The Queers

5 Bucks!

Sloppy Meat Eaters

9 December 11-15, 2002 Axis (now House of Blues) Mighty Mighty Bosstones

The Unseen

Westbound Train

The Street Dogs

Favorite Atomic Hero

Slick Shoes

The Kenmores

Suspect Device

Avoid One Thing

River City Rebels

Damone

10 December 26-31, 2007 The Middle East
Lupo's Heartbreak Hotel
Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Gaslight Anthem

Bouncing Souls

Darkbuster

Westbound Train

Street Dogs (two nights)

Gimme Danger

Shods

Loved Ones

Big D and the Kids Table

Pietasters

Victims Of Circumstance

Zox

11 December 26-29, 2008 The Middle East Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Westbound Train

Roll The Tanks

Big Bad Bollocks

Have Nots

Slapshot

The Attack

Big D and the Kids Table

Vagiant

Murder Mile

Tip The Van

Far From Finished

Cobramatics

The Agents

12 December 26-29, 2009 House of Blues

The Middle East

Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Pilfers

Razors In The Night

Darkbuster

Void Union

Bim Skala Bim

Pietasters

Far From Finished

Side Effects

13 December 26-28, 2010 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones

F.U.s

We Are The Union

Flatliners

Less Than Jake

DYS

14 December 28-30, 2011 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones

H2O

Ducky Boys

Slackers

Have Nots

Smoking Popes

Bomb The Music Industry

15 December 29-31, 2012 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones

Soul Radics

Dogmatics

Bouncing Souls

Moufy

Amazing Royal Crowns

Big D and The Kids Table

The Convictions

16 December 27-29, 2013 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Mephiskapheles
Continental
Street Dogs with Rick Barton
Youth Brigade (band)
Sam Black Church
Rebuilder
17 December 26-28, 2014 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Fishbone
Big D and the Kids Table
The Interrupters
The Warning Shots
Andrew W.K.
Lost City Angels
18 December 26-28, 2015 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Upper Crust (band)
The Neighborhoods
The Queers
The Real Kids
Stranglehold
The Outlets
19 December 28-30, 2016 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Skatalites
The Planet Smashers
The Porkers
Peelander-Z
The Skints
Los Kung-Fu Monkeys
20 December 28-30, 2017 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Piebald (band)
The Doped Up Dollies
Vic Ruggiero
Rude Bones
The Pietasters
Kicked in the Head
21 December 28-30, 2018 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
The Aggrolites
Stray Bullets
Bedouin Soundclash
R.W.W. (Reggae Workers of the World)
Color Killer
22[3] December 27-29, 2019 House of Blues Mighty Mighty Bosstones
Art Thieves
Walker Raiders
Suicide Machines
Rebuilder
Big D and the Kids Table

Recordings[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Setlists for Hometown Throwdowns". The Setlist Wiki. Retrieved December 28, 2019.
  2. ^ "Reunion and the future (2007–present) | The Mighty Mighty Bosstones". www.bosstonesmusic.com. Retrieved December 30, 2017.
  3. ^ "The Mighty Mighty Bosstones announce supports for Hometown Throwdown 22". PunkNews. Retrieved December 28, 2019.

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