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Concert Review: Alpine at Great Scott in Allston, MA

October 18, 2013 by  
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October 15, 2013
Great Scott – Allston, MA

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Concert Review: The Sea and Cake at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA

November 14, 2011 by  
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The Sea and Cake
Brighton Music Hall
Allston, MA
November 7, 2011

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


Reviewed by: Holly Kalinski
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Concert Review: Cibo Matto at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA

Cibo Matto
Brighton Music Hall
Allston, MA
July 20, 2011

Rating: ★★★★★ 

Reviewed by:  Dorise Gruber
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Contest: Win Tix To See Grouplove at Great Scott on June 15th!

June 1, 2011 by  
Filed under Contests, Daily Music News

Alright Allston/Bostonian music lovers!  Atlantic Records recording artists Grouplove are coming to Great Scott on  June 15th.  Who wants to go?  We have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky music enthusiast – should it be you?

Grouplove released their self-titled EP earlier this year and you might have caught their performance on Carson Daly last night!  To find out more about the band, head over to their website, like them on Facebook, or follow them on Twitter!

To enter:  Send an email to staff@theywillrockyou.com with subject “Grouplove“.  Please include your name, email address and phone number.  One winner will be selected at random and notified on June 13th.  Tickets are non-transferable.  Please visit the venue website for any age restrictions.

 

Concert Review: Glasvegas at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA

June 1, 2011 by  
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Glasvegas
Brighton Music Hall

Allston, MA
May 26, 2011

Rating: ★★★★☆ 


Reviewed by:  Sally Feller
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Show of the Week: Nate Wilson Group at Brighton Music Hall on May 13th

May 12, 2011 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, Tour Dates & News

New England local favorites the Nate Wilson Group returns to Brighton Music Hall this Friday on May 13th!  The last time they played there, it was a sold out show so get your tickets early.  It will be a great night of music with Township and Banana Phonetic on the bill as well.

About Nate Wilson Group:

The Nate Wilson Group is the brainchild of New Hampshire based singer-songwriter/keyboardist Nate Wilson.  The band solidified its sound in 2007 with the release of their first studio EP, featuring original tracks “For the Sun,” “Justify,” and “Unbound.”  Gathering much of their inspiration from the riff-heavy psychedelic hard-rock of the 60’s and 70’s, the group has drawn comparisons to 1st generation luminaries Led Zeppelin and Cream, as well as neo-classic and stoner rock contemporaries Wolfmother, The Black Keys, Dead Meadow, and The Raconteurs.

For more on the band, visit them on Facebook or sign up for their official newsletter to receive a free MP3 here.

Concert Review: Neutral Uke Hotel at Brighton Music Hall in Allston, MA

April 22, 2011 by  
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Neutral Uke Hotel
Brighton Music Hall
Allston, MA
April 20, 2011

Rating: ★★★★½ 


Reviewed by:  Dorise Gruber
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The Paradise Rock Club Gets A Face Lift

September 20, 2010 by  
Filed under Daily Music News, New England Music, Staff Insider

Let Me Introduce You To The All New Paradise Rock Club
Sally Feller

Originally opening its doors in 1977, the Paradise Rock Club has been treating locals to amazing music for over thirty years. In case you don’t believe me based on that one sentence, U2 performed their first show in the U.S. at the Paradise. Who else is on the list of legends to play at the Paradise? How about AC/DC, REM, The Police, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, INXS (swoon), Cheap Trick, Phish, Chris Isaak, Rage Against the Machine, The Pixies, Elvis Costello, and Tom Waits.

Of course, there have been some amazing new bands in the limelight at “the dise.” The Paradise has hosted Kings of Leon, Stereophonics, Dresden Dolls, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Liz Phair, Ray Lamontagne, and a whole slew of bands you’ve seen reviewed on your favorite site (that would be TWRY, of course), including Young the Giant, The Subways, Crash Kings, Of Montreal, and Mew, to name a few. Every night of the week, the Dise offers up great acts, both up-and-coming and well-known national acts.

So when a Boston institution like the Paradise closes its doors—even temporarily—you can feel the pain like an arrow in the heart. It’s a dark world in which to exist. However, the updates and renovations to the Paradise were well worth the suffering of Bostonians and Allstonians (non-locals, the Paradise actually lives in the little area just outside of Boston called Allston, which primarily houses students from Boston University and a few Boston College kids).

What’s changed in the place, you ask? Where the bottom floor of the club used to be a bit tight during a sold-out show, the Dise knocked down the separating wall between the club/stage and the merch area and added another bar. The whole floor is opened up and way more comfortable, even during a sold-out show. The upstairs area of the club was basically a ring around the venue with additional standing room and two bars. You stand up and around the sound boards and can get a pretty decent overhead look of the stage, without that crammed in feeling you used to feel on the floor. The top level hasn’t changed, but remains a bit of a respite from the occasional shoving on the main floor (depending on the band, crowd, etc.).

I was lucky enough to score a pass to see Young the Giant at the Paradise on the night the club re-opened their doors to the public. The show was completely sold out and never once did I get that stuffy, panicky, shoved-into-a-sardine-can feeling you often get at these small live music clubs with too many people. The floor was open, the lines to the bars seemed to run smoothly with the addition of the bar where the merch area once lived.

If you’re in the Boston area or are visiting our lovely city sometime, definitely show your support for live music and small local venues by heading over to the Paradise. You’ll have a fantastic time, trust me!

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