“We all need a little punk rock n roll. The world needs a little punk rock n roll.” From December 14 – December 16 the Boston area got more than just a little punk rock n roll. Boston punk rock band, Street Dogs, threw their 13th annual Wreck The Halls event and the halls were wrecked by good old-fashioned punk rock. I was lucky to attend the last night of this energizing weekend.
Each night had two openers before Street Dogs would go on. Friday night’s openers were Noi!se and Art Thieves. Saturday night featured Slap Shot and Dori Cameron and the Invisible Monsters. Preparing to end with a bang, Sunday night featured 1916 and Ramallah. Music was not the only awesome feature of last night. Street Dogs are dedicated to giving back to the community. As soon as I walked through the doors and checked in a giant box that was overflowing had caught my eye. That box was a donation box, and in fact, it was a toy drive for a Toys for Tots, a non-profit that takes donated new and lightly used toys and gives them to kids who are less fortunate. To add to the holiday spirit of giving, Street Dogs donated money from a portion of their ticket sales as well as a raffle (to win the backdrop) to Mass Fallen Heroes, which honors fallen service members.
As for the show itself, the halls were wrecked with that Christmas punk rock spirit we all desperately needed. High energy was maintained throughout all three bands as the bands made their presence on the stage known. Overall this Street Dogs annual tradition was not one to be missed!