The meaning of the name Boca Raton has always aroused curiosity. Many
people wrongly assume the name is simply Rat's Mouth. The Spanish word
boca, or mouth, often describes an inlet, while raton means literally,
mouse. The term Boca de Ratones or
Boca Ratones, was a navigational referring to a rocky or jagged inlet,
but the original location of Boca de Ratones was Biscayne Bay near
present day Miami Beach, according to eighteenth century maps. By the
beginning of the nineteenth century, the term was mistakenly applied to
the current Lake Boca Raton, whose inlet was closed throughout most of
the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The "s" and later the "e" were
dropped from this title by the 1920s, yet the correct pronunciation remains Rah-tone. - bocahistory.org
PATCH KIT play their final show this Friday, July 17th. It's happening right here at Willimantic Records. This will also be the debut of DEFT HAND ("patch kit sans jess with jim at the head of songwriting"). One or two more bands to be announced as soon as confirmed.
Music will start at 7pm. Don't miss it.
I've been fortunate to host many PATCH KIT shows, including their first in July of 2013, and am grateful they've chosen Willimantic Records for their last hurrah.