Set Fire, Rumble 2019 champions | Photos by Coleman Rogers

Pictured: Set Fire, Rumble 2019 champions | Photos by Coleman Rogers


All Rumble consideration remains directly related to Boston Emissions. In all fairness, Rumble submissions happen year-round by sending music to Boston Emissions and being in touch with the show. You must send music to be considered. Boston Emissions Submissions page


**The 24 bands have been selected and announced for 2020. Please be in touch for next year.
And please come to the Rumble!

RUMBLE 2020 dates have been announced (and submissions info detailed).  All band members should anticipate being available during this time with no other show conflicts. Twenty four bands are selected to participate over six preliminary nights. The Rumble is nine nights total throughout one month. Please don’t wait until the bands are announced to email to ask to be included. It doesn’t work that way.


-must be from the New England region and playing in the Boston area regularly
-must have released new music within the past year
-must have a full band – this is a live music event with live bands
-must receive airplay in advance of Rumble consideration – you must send music to Boston Emissions
-must have active presence online via social media and must be making a valid attempt at promotion
-must be actively playing live shows (more than once or twice annually)
-must play original music, no cover/tribute acts
-may only appear in The Rumble once
-are expected to PROMOTE The Rumble and their appearance(s); a full and detailed explanation will be provided. If you are not comfortable telling people about your shows, maybe this isn’t for you.

Bands, get the following ready:

  • Good high resolution band photos, landscape format, in color
    —several great and affordable photographers available to you. Email me for recommendations.
  • A coherent band biography – two paragraphs max. If you can’t do it, have someone do it who can.
  • Get band pages in order
  • Have new music streaming and ready to be listened to, downloaded, and purchased.
  • Merch. Have band merch to sell.

Other considerations do and will apply: RUMBLE 2020 details

If you are interested in sponsorship opportunities, email Anngelle directly.