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Arts & Entertainment

Where to Find Concerts under $30 around Boston

It’s no secret Boston can be a pretty expensive city to live in. But don’t despair: there are still ways to have fun around here […]

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Arts & Entertainment

The Kelly Clarkson Show Came Calling for Milton’s The Lazy Susans

Last winter, when Joanna Weiss wrote about the unexpected joys of getting recognized for her work in a rock band made up of suburban moms […]

Arts & Entertainment

First Look: What to Expect at the Brand-New Roadrunner Music Venue

It’s finally here. The highly anticipated opening of Roadrunner, the cavernous new live music venue in Boston Landing, arrives on Tuesday, March 15. It’s the […]

Arts & Entertainment

The Interview: Joey McIntyre of New Kids on the Block

Boy-band fans of a certain age may know Joey McIntyre as the youngest member of New Kids on the Block, but in the years since […]

Arts & Entertainment

Bars, Breweries, Night Clubs, Saunas, Ball Pits: How to Make the Most of Reopening Weekend

What will you do with your first day in post-COVID-restriction Boston? On May 29, the last of the city’s pandemic-era rules will expire, and all […]

Arts & Entertainment

Boston’s Biggest New Concert Venue Now Has a Very Boston Name

Although the past year saw the heartbreaking closure of a number of Boston music venues, there may be a glimmer of hope at the end […]

City Life

Please, PLEASE Stop Changing the Name of the Waterfront Pavilion Concert Venue

Last week, Vanyaland reported that the concert venue down on the waterfront—you know the one, it gets lovely breezes in the summer—had changed its name. […]

Arts & Entertainment

What to Know before Buying Tickets to Post-COVID Concerts in Boston

No doubt about it, we took live entertainment for granted back in the good old days. I look back in horror at the last weeks […]

City Life

Luke O’Neil Found Fresh Hell in the Suburbs. But What Exactly Did He Leave Behind?

Back on a random Friday in November of 2019, I walked out of Great Scott for the last time. A whole bar full of us […]

Arts & Entertainment

Meet the Boston Musician Who Has Performed Every Single Night of the Pandemic

Where were you, one year ago this month, when the pandemic shutdown first shook up your life? Chelsea, Mass. musician Adam Ezra was logging on […]

Arts & Entertainment

An Oral History of Wally’s Café

When Wally’s Paradise opened its doors in 1947, it wasn’t just serving up stiff drinks and smokin’ jazz to patrons—it was making history. After all, […]

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Arts & Entertainment

Q&A: Candace McDuffie on 50 Rappers Who Changed the World

If you’ve read much about Boston’s thriving hip hop scene, there’s a good chance you’ve read a story by Candace McDuffie. The Brighton-based journalist (and […]

City Life

Great Scott May Live on in a New Spot: The Old Regina Pizzeria in Allston

Update: Lavin has officially signed a letter of intent to move Great Scott to the building. The crowdfunding campaign wrapped up on September 30, with more […]

City Life

Crowdfunding Can Save Boston’s Beloved Businesses—Until It Can’t

It was like something out of an inspiring movie: Historic Allston rock club Great Scott, like so many small businesses during the pandemic, was out […]

City Life

Introducing “The Scott,” a Hellish Vision of Great Scott’s Future

“The Scott” had all the hallmarks of a gentrification nightmare: renderings of a cookie-cutter condo tower rising from the site of a beloved cultural institution, […]