Some thought it would never return, put to rest some 100 hundred years ago by forces unknown and many. But it never died. It simply waited, quietly and patiently, biding its time for new blood to be pumped into its walls and floors and ceilings and speakers. The time has come. After all, the landscape is clear, most contenders to the throne are both near and distant memories.

Nectars? Hot Tin Roof? Yesterday’s news.

Tonight, Friday the 13th, Dreamland returns. Don’t say you weren’t forewarned.

The brainchild of the man behind Sharky’s and the Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company, Dreamland is stepping into the music void and welcoming all comers. Phil daRosa is onboard as the entertainment and talent buyer for this 5,300 square foot space, located above the Chowder Company, at 9 Oak Bluffs avenue.

Tonight’s lineup features a host of local bands; DCLA, 2nd Power, The Grateful Dread, Nina Violet and Marciana Jones, and Island Thunder Sound System. Saturday brings a DJ smorgasbord and Sunday Yo Mammas Big Fat Booty Band (you know you’re curious) and Biggie Shorty.

Dreamland will be open 365 days a year. But don’t let that be an excuse to miss the show. Nightmares come to all who wait.