Rock & Pop, Seasonal Special Happenings

The Standells/Mystic Braves/DJ Kristin Garageland

When: Sat., May 10, 7:30 p.m. 2014

Formed in 1962, the Standells received their name after founder Larry Tamblyn found himself “standing” around waiting for calls to book shows. Original members Tamblyn, bassist John Fleck, guitarist Mark Adrian and veteran drummer Greg Burnham make up the band today. The biography Love that Dirty Water: The Standells and the Improbable Red Sox Victory Anthem examines about the way their song became a tradition played after every Red Sox victory. It also charts the history of the various members over the years (with one even being a Mickey Mouse Club cast member), and their connection to West Side Story among other interesting oddities. On their first major U.S. tour since the 1960s, the band will play its signature snotty garage punk. They are best known for their 1966 hit “Dirty Water,” which reached No. 11 on the Billboard charts and they have been dubbed “the godfathers of punk rock.” The Rock Hall also lists “Dirty Water” among the 500 songs that have shaped rock and roll. Other popular tracks include “Sometimes Good Guys Don’t Wear White,” “Why Pick on Me” and “Riot on Sunset Strip.” 7:30 p.m., $15. Beachland Tavern. (Trenholme)

Price: $15

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