Greater Boston bars and venues are grappling with a rise in involuntary drugged drinks, but procedures for addressing future incidents are in sight
Ian McGregor told us about his vision in 2018. Five years later, his combination deli-venue opens this week
Local support benefits everyone—the opener gets an opportunity, the headliner gets a warmed-up crowd, the crowd sees a new band, the band gets new fans, the venue gets a longer show …
“They’re still putting toilet paper holders up; there’s a guy painting back there … Let’s christen this place.”
Which shows are the ones that folks should definitely hit up? Well, that’s what we’re here for.
“It’s clearly a record that sonically is built for the stage so we can’t wait to try these out live. There’s also this deep songbook we need to address”
Some decent venue news for a change
What does it take to survive as a venue? “We are like sharks—you gotta keep moving or you’ll die.”
With local tracks to match
About 5% of the rich history of performance venues in our lovely, funky, fractured city.