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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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, […]

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My Life in the Age of COVID: Camp Blood

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends every aspect of Boston life, we’re checking in with some local residents to learn how they’re processing our new normal. […]

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Your New Quarantine Playlist, Curated by Boston Artists

We’ve been living our new, sanitized, socially distanced, faced-masked lives for nearly two months now. You’ve stained all your favorite sweatshirts. The novelty of fun […]

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Boston Calling 2020 Is Officially Canceled

It was gonna be a hell of a show this year. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to wipe out gatherings large and small across […]