Let’s be honest, when Bosstones announced a Rathskeller (“The Rat”) themed Hometown Throwdown this year, they had basically won the Throwback Thursday game, and it doesn’t matter what day they announced it on. They dug deep and pulled out bands I had never seen or heard of, forcing me to step up my Boston punk and ska game. Always the educators, the Bosstones have been using their Instagram account to introduce new fans to their openers as well as take the obligatory walks down Bosstones memory lane. Needless to say, it’s not just photos of their dunks. They take advantage of the caption space and really give you some background beyond the 15-second limit of the videos.
You don’t even need to be an Instagram user to enjoy. Check out their profile, bosstoneofficial. Enjoy some highlights below.
If you’re an Instagram user yourself, don’t forget to tag your photos #bostonska!
Unused footage from a video shoot?
A LITTLE VIDEO _________________ This was leftover unused footage of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS, from the Daylights video shoot, that @mark_higgins married to the middle section of the song Don't Know How To Party, off of the album Don't Know How To Party, and we here at @bosstoneofficial love it. #markhigginsarchives #bosstones #dontknowhowtoparty #themagicofyouth
The plaidest of the plaids?
PICTURES TO PROVE IT ______________________ Nate Albert (One of the Founding Fathers of The Mighty Mighty BossToneS and Senior Vice President of A&R at Republic Records) "My mom took this picture for the Ska-Core EP. I think it was December 1992-ish? Dicky and Joe came over with a bunch of plaid stuff and grabbed some of the stuff I had (my guitar looks awesome). Art direction by Richard Michael Barrett is 100% on point" #natealbert #republicrecords #theweeknd #skacore #skacorethedevilandmore #thebosstones
Um, Footage from the 2nd Throwdown? The place looks kinda empty…