Re: Boston area questions
The Boston Scene?
I guess it all depends what your looking for and where you at around here. I live and grew up in the city. Boston music scene is a bit of a mix bag. The main scene in Boston is pop & indi rock. There are some cool stuff like the punk scene is cool sometimes you might catch a good hardcore show but it was better back in the early 90's for hardcore.
For metal its better in Worcester just because the more metal concerts are there also the New England Metal fest is in Worcester.
DOes Berklee have an effect? yes and no. I guess there are places near Berklee you can catch students jamming but I'm not around that area that much. I went to one place called Wallys years ago and its a tiny bar but sometimes students will be jamming in there.
FOr good clubs in Boston. Well Cambridge should be your first stop. The Middle East is a melting pot of what ever passes by. Metal, pop, folk, punk, indi, experimental, prog rock, electronica, stoner rock, fusion, classic rock and so on. Its got 2 main levels an upstairs and downstairs. Upstairs is smaller and the downstairs is a bigger area. Its got a resturant selling what else middle eastern food. Great food. THey have this third area in the one of the resturant areas but mostly folk just because its more of a resturant setting.
TT THe Bears which is next door similar bands play there but no metal. Its more of a place for indi rock, punk and folk.
Harpers Ferry in Allston is a great club and great location with resturants, bars and great music store. Check out Mr. Music for good selection of used gibsons, fenders and Gretches a very close family friend owns that place. Keep this area on your mark lots of other pubs and cool places to hang. Like the Middle east Harpers gets a good amount of nationals passing through along with local acts.
THe Paradise for good small national type bands you have to pull your weight to get in there to play. But worth checking out.
Bills Bar on Landsdown its a good place to catch a local band. Still worthy of checking after everything else.
THe Palladium in Worchester for your metal shows. I know this place called the Lucky Dog has a lots of local acts playing there. Great place the drinks are made awesome along not being too pricey.
Years ago Boston was much cooler its changed over the years and there are becoming less clubs for bands to play.
Also check out the Kennmore Sq area cool bars, resturants and dance clubs if your looking for some other things to check out.