Friday, May 23, 2003

More news from Boston: the olde town woke up this morning to the news that the Dresden Dolls had won the 25th WBCN Rock and Roll Rumble. Even the band's most dedicated fans must admit there's at least a small injustice in this for the other contestants. The Dolls aren't exactly a rock and roll band -- if Coin-Operated Boy and Half-Jack are rock songs, then the Ode to Joy is a military march.

The band will now have to deal with the Curse of the Rumble, which supposedly dooms winners to a career of Monday-night sets in local bars. Then again, they dealt with it moderately well in last night's finals, when the Curse broke up their set with a rare stage appearance, scoffing at a bible and crucifix before finally being banished with a poster of former Rumble winners 'Til Tuesday.

The wild card finalist, Apollo Sunshine, also put in a very strong set. Baby Strange, on the other hand, wouldn't have been my pick to win their round of the semifinals. Where the heck were The Downbeat 5?


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