When Freak-Rock trio Noisebreaker exploded onto Boston's underground scene in 2015, they came with a vengeance, quickly gaining a reputation for terrifying, theatrical Pop music and turbulent live gigs. Most shows devolved into fistfights between guitarist Craig Corsaro and bassist Matt Minigell, who orbited the stage at high speeds while drummer Alan Richardson , clad in boxer briefs, sneakers, assailed audiences with politically-charged rants about lizards and conspiracies.
There was only one rule: no stopping. With the announcement of Richardson's "secret word of the night," Noisebreaker launched into a blistering 45 minute rhapsody, which came to a triumphant and shambolic close once the band's equipment was too broken to play. Audiences at Noisebreaker's early gigs bore witness to the band's "special guest" who, clad in black and sporting a horse mask, would end shows by leaping onto the stage and thrashing the band members with a whip until they stopped playing.
Noisebreaker disbanded in 2017 with a farewell show at Allston, MA's Track Shack and the release of their debut album, "The Benefits of Quitting."