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Welcome to Boston Live! Thanks for visiting our website! You have reached the most complete reference for music news on upcoming concerts, breakthrough artists, and local performances in New England. Whether you are staying in Boston for a weekend or have lived here for years, Boston's music scene has something for everyone!

It's no wonder why live music thrives in America's number one college town. Boston is home to intimate clubs where the drinks and music are always plentiful. Head over to the legendary Hard Rock Cafe on Clinton Street or the Paradise Rock Club on Commonwealth Avenue to see the latest up and coming bands. The cozy, inviting venue gives fans the opportunity to see their favorite bands in a small setting before they hit the big time. Just a few blocks down the street is Harper's Ferry, an Allston neighborhood hangout that showcases local and national acts.

If club hopping is more your scene you can dance till dawn at trendy night spots including The Roxy, Aria and Matrix in the downtown theatre district. Or head to the Avalon to hear live DJs mix beats on Lansdowne Street directly across from Fenway Park, the home of the 2004 and 2007 World Champions the Boston Red Sox.

Make your way across the Charles River to Cambridge, and you'll find two rock clubs, The Middle East and TT and the Bear's. The Middle East has four floors that showcase indie and punk rock seven days a week. Local performers and indie rock reign supreme at the small club TT and the Bear's. There is also The Middlesex although no live music has a nice 20-30 something MIT crowd near by, and further down Massachusetts Avenue The Lizard Lounge and Toad's, play host to a more hip, and lively college-crowd.

In the mood for jazz? Enjoy french toast and home fries at Ryle's jazz brunch every Sunday. Or sit in on a jam session and sip a martini at the upscale jazz clubs The Regattabar or Scullers in the Charles Hotel. Davis square in Somerville boasts the great Somerville Thetare home to world music from Africa to Brazil and beyond. Across the street you will find local spot Johnny D's.

Harvard Square, the birthplace of singer/songwriter Tracey Chapman, is known for its folk music scene. Hear the best acoustic sounds at Club Passim, where you can chow on vegetarian cuisine, drink lattes and discover the best singer/songwriters that Massachusetts has to offer. This is only a small portion of what Boston has to offer, and while I've introduced some hot live music spots, take a look at our clubs/venue listings to learn more about the music scene in New England.

As the editor of Boston Live, my goal is to bring you interviews with up and coming artists, concert reviews and to help you have great live music experiences. The next time you're going out, pick up a copy of Boston Live and visit our website because it's time to fall in love with live music all over again.



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