Dec. 28: The Skatalites (Jamaica) and The Planet Smashers (Canada)
Dec. 29: The Porkers (Australia) and Peelander-Z (Japan)
Dec. 30: The Skints (England) and Los Kung-Fu Monkeys (Mexico)

BossToneS basist Joe Gittleman had this to say: “I literally scoured the globe to bring and eclectic, international array of talent to the HomeTown ThrowDown this year. Please join us in celebrating the whole wide world and let’s ThrowDown again!”

Tickets on sale now!
12/28: TICKETS
12/29: TICKETS
12/30: TICKETS


Hometown Throwdown 19 December 28, 29, & 30 at House of Blues Boston!

December 28
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

December 29
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

December 30
House of Blues
Boston, MA
The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, and more

Dicky Barrett had this to say:

“Faced with the difficult task of having to follow up last year’s very successful tribute to the historic local punk rock venue The Rat, this year we’ve decided to think internationally, go global and celebrate the whole wide world. We’ll better explain what that means in the weeks to come. In the meantime, snatch up those tickets because like every year it promises to be one of the top three Holiday events of the season.”


We had a blast and truly appreciate your hospitality, energy and support. See you next time!

Attention Argentina: We learned yesterday the venue we were scheduled to play in Buenos Aires was just closed by the local authorities. The new venue for tonight is:
Av. Santa Fe 4389
Buenos Aires

We’re headed to Mexico City next month for the Pepsi Ska Fest!

Saturday, August 13
Pepsi Ska Fest
Pepsi Center WTC
Mexico City, Mexico


August 7
Curitiba, Brazil
Curitiba Music Hall
Tickets on Sale Now!

Saturday, August 6th Sao Paulo, Brazil

August 7th  Curitiba, Brazil

August 9th Buenos Aires, Argentina

August 11th Santiago, Chile

We are excited to announce that we will be playing Artscape (America’s largest free arts festival) in Baltimore, MD!
Saturday, July 16 7:30pm
BGE Main Stage at The Maryland Institute College of Art
Mt. Royal Ave. and Charles St.
Free Show!

HomeTown ThrowDown # 18 2016 The Year Of The Rat was quite possibly the most important and personal ThrowDown of them all to The BossToneS and me. It gave us the opportunity to celebrate and honor a very special place and time in our lives.

Despite so many elements, factors, variables and circumstances that at times seemed to be working against us we achieved what we set out to do, and in my opinion — quite successfully and with flying colors.

This year I shall start by thanking my fellow visionary, my “partner in crime and the mastermind” Joe Gittleman. Together we dreamed big and together our dreams came true.

When we first almost simultaneously came up with the idea… click here to read more


It is our great pleasure to share the master plan for Hometown Throwdown 18. Once again we’ll be taking over Boston’s palatial House of Blues for three nights but this time we’re getting help from friends we met long ago at Kenmore Square’s infamous subterranean Rathskeller club. We’ll be Throwing Down this year with groups that literally built Boston’s underground music scene while paving the way for future generations and inspiring countless bands including the BossToneS. Garage punk legends The Real Kids, Rat regulars The Neighborhoods and a special reunion from Boston’s beloved melodic punk band The Outlets anchor this year’s lineup. To kick off the festivities we’ve got our pals Stranglehold, New Hampshire’s finest wise-ass punks the Queers and the best rock and roll band to ever strap on guitars AND buckle up shoes: the riotous Upper Crust.

Dicky Barrett says: If you weren’t there back in the day, here’s your chance to get as close to the full Rat experience as we can possibly provide. The sights, the sounds, the smells, if you will. If you were there, then welcome back!

Jimmy Harold, owner of the Rat says: So I walk out the front door of the Rat on a Saturday afternoon and on the patio low and behold this band has taken over my patio with plaids and pugs. I say to myself who’s running this place?

All shows are all ages!

Tickets go on sale Saturday, September 12 at 10am EST

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Neighborhoods
The Upper Crust

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Real Kids
The Queers

The Mighty Mighty BossToneS
The Outlets


Thursday, Dec. 31 – 6pm
Shrine Expo Hall
w/ Rancid, OFF!, The Interrupters, & more


New Album!