You could say that 2009 was the year Abbey bands took over the 'BCN Rock N' Roll Rumble, less than a year after the Somerville music venue slash dive bar closed up shop.
The finalists, set to Rumble this Friday at the Mid Easy:
Wild Card entry: The Luxury -- Brit-flavored indie could be first wild card winner since 2006's Campaign for Real Time.
Semis Night 1 winner: Gene Dante & the Future Starlets -- Wham bam thank you glam, Dante is one angry inch of a performer.
Semis Night 2 winner: The Dirty Truckers -- Scene veterans' tight-knit replacements-rock perhaps a suprise finalist.