We've been seeing a ton of bands getting together and putting out compilations the past month. Recently, Quarantine Age Wasteland: A Benefit for Boston's Small Venues was released as a way to raise money to keep Midway Cafe, O'Brien's Pub, Once, and The Jungle able to reopen once it is safe to do so. Last week's closing of Great Scott just drives the need for such a benefit to exist even harder.
Quarantine Age Wasteland: A Benefit for Boston's Small Venues leans more on the punk side of the Boston musical spectrum and includes 30 tracks. It starts off with the folk punk of Mickey Rickshaw. Carissa Johnson donates the straight up pop punk rock song "So Far So Good." Skytigers bring the metal heavy thrash punk with "Affordable Garbage." Big D and the Kids Table provide the requisite ska song (and cover) with their version of "Freeze Up." The Stigmatics have a killer garage rock style pop punk song with "American Dream." The Prozacs have a gloriously bratty contribution with "Out Of Time."
You can listen to Skytigers's "Affordable Garbage" below. You can get your copy of Quarantine Age Wasteland: A Benefit for Boston's Small Venues via Bandcamp.