The Heavy Rebel Weekender is a celebration of the Heaviest Rebels of Rock and Roll. It is that simple. People and ideas that rebel against the status quo and change the landscape of music and culture. This idea is why HRW can never be a singular genre festival. The concept of bringing many different sub-cultures together, under one roof, for a weekend of drinking, rockin' and meeting new people was new when we decided to start this shindig back in 2000. We pride ourselves in the all accepting attitude created at HRW by our attendees. That’s why we call it “The best party with your best friends!” Heavy Rebel Weekender is unique in its ability to showcase working bands and touring bands - bands that make a living playing music and driving shitty vans and buses. Bands that call the road home.Save
Ray Himmer Jr.
Sounds Like: BR5-49, Johnny Cash, The Blasters, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Johnny Paycheck
Manager: Elissa Scogland 781-535-8747
Bio: Back in 2011, Whiskey Kill began playing small New England bars and clubs and amassing a passionate fan base. The band debuted its initial effort, Pissed Off Betty in New Hampshire to highly favorable reviews. It was voted in the top twelve albums for 2012 in Spotlight Magazine and in the top ten...See Full Bio
“Whiskey Kill’s new record, “Wrecker,” provides the soundtrack to a bar fight at a dive off Route 66. The band draws heavily from rockabilly, country and blues. Their lyrics glorify blue jeans, tattoos, white T-shirts, pin-up girls and racing cars. And, of course, drinking. But the album is more than that. At its core, it’s ten songs—anthems, really— about the blue-collar working class life. Songs like “Whiskey and Cigarettes" find Tom Ferry (vocals, guitar) waiting for the clock to strike five so he and the boys can head out into the night to find a way to blow off the steam of the work week. Ferry’s rumbling growl and classic guitar work is made whole by John Cortes (guitar, vocals), Jose Solorzano (upright bass) and Mike Demers (drums). Stand-out tracks like “L.A. Girls and “Charlie Hustle” show Whiskey Kill, who’ve opened for rockabilly demigod the Reverend Horton Heat, perfecting a sound within a genre that can come across as kitsch”