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 …
PICS: OPENING NIGHT AT ROADRUNNER WITH BILLY STRINGS
“They’re still putting toilet paper holders up; there’s a guy painting back there … Let’s christen this place.”
YOUR ABRIDGED BUT AWESOME FALL MUSIC GUIDE
Which shows are the ones that folks should definitely hit up? Well, that’s what we’re here for.
INTERVIEW: BOB MOULD ON “BLUE HEARTS” AND “DISTORTION” AHEAD OF PARADISE SHOW
“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”
QUICK HITS: ONCE + OOMPA + LAVAGXRL
Some decent venue news for a change
ONCE AGAIN: BELOVED SOMERVILLE VENUE REEMERGES AT BOYNTON YARDS
What does it take to survive as a venue? “We are like sharks—you gotta keep moving or you’ll die.”
QUICK HITS: THE (RE)OPENINGS
With local tracks to match
OLD-SCHOOL MASSACHUSETTS VENUES: A LOVE STORY
About 5% of the rich history of performance venues in our lovely, funky, fractured city.
SHOW LOVE: UPDATES ON THE FIGHT TO SAVE MUSIC VENUES
Grants available for professional musicians in New England and New York’s Upper Hudson Valley.
NO SHOW: WE MISS LIVE MUSIC. SO DO YOU. HAPPY INDEPENDENT VENUE WEEK
“I miss big shows for sure, but I love the feel of a full house in a small room.”