2017 is in the books.

Not a whole lot new and different - People are still homeless, but people are still willing to come together, albeit in small doses, to help them.

I would like to say that we progressed some more last year as an

organization - I think we did kinda sorta in that we held firm in our

position as a small-scale fundraiser - which is okay.

I have to remind myself every day that that's okay.

I still want to move Stop The Bleeding forward , but that will still take some time - and Funding. And a huge upheaval of my employment situation, which I really need to be cognissant of.

Looking back on 2017 I see yet another year during which the Boston local music scene stepped up to support their neighbors in need.

We also had two venues step up to help us out - in addition to

Pete's Bar and Grille in Quincy, MA, we were thrilled to join forces with O'Brien's Pub in Lynn, MA and

Max's Hideout in Brockton, MA.

With nowhere to play, these shows don't happen.

Last year we raised a total of $3,113.37 for 7 different places.

The Breakdown:

$376 raised at the STB Metalfest 17 for Boston domestic violence shelter Renewal House.

$1,096.25 raised at A Tribute To The Homeless 12 for

Veterans Transition House homeless veterans shelter in New Bedford, MA

$303 raised at Punking Out Homelessness 2 for the

Lowell Transitional Living Center homeless shelter and soup kitchen in Lowell, MA

$454 raised at the STB Metalfest 18 for The Mustard Seed soup kitchen in Worcester, MA.

$354 raised at The Rock Show 17 for the Grace Food Pantry

in Everett, MA.

$260.12 raised at the Stop The Bleeding Haunted Halloween Metalfest for Lucy's Hearth family shelter in Middletown, RI.

$270 raised at The Rock Show 18 for the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter in Nashua, NH.

Thank You to all the bands who played our shows, the venues who hosted them, and everyone who came out to a show and/or donated and/or worked the show with me -

Without you none of this would be possible.

Check out all of these amazing bands by clicking on the names below!

Bring on 2018!


Dyslexic Fudgicle

Beneath The Burial




Force Of Habit




Beast Over Boston

Full Metal Rakket

Powder Keg

The Natty D's

Guns Of Brighton

Charlie Don't Surf

Screams Of Hockomock

The Under

False Ambitions

The Floor's Embrace

Lost To The Waves

Dawn Of End



Still Well Angel

Luxury Deathtrap


The Gallows Instance

Infested Prophecy


Unlimited Warfare



2017 - The Year In Review

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