Boston’s rock n’ roll history is pretty impressive, and equally awe-inspiring is the way that the local scene has always taken care of their own. So, if you’re unaware of some of the sounds that rattled this town before you arrived, or you just want to be reminded of how good some of the bands that never broke nationally are, then Johnny D’s in Somerville is the spot to be on Friday, the 27th, and Saturday, the 28th, of July. Jerry Lehane of the legendary Dogmatics, has been inspired to help out in the fight against cancer and has reached out to Boston musicians to present two nights of music as a benefit to those in need. According to Lehane, “My mother-in-law recently passed away from cancer. My sister-in-law Sue Cibulsky rode the PMC in her honor. Sue is riding again this year, now in her mother’s memory. I have other friends who are riding, and my good friend Pete Sisco has recently been diagnosed with cancer. ” Proceeds go to benefit the Pan Mass Challenge and local musician, Sisco, and if that is enough to pique your interest then let the event’s emcee, Patrick McGrath, bend your ear for a bit. McGrath has been here long enough to tell you who did what when and with who, and his Looney Tunes Records have been a landmark in the city for over 30 years.
Find all you need to know about helping out a great cause at http://www.johnnyds.com/music-calendar/