1. The Middle East Downstairs
Emily Yeager: They sell ear plugs at coat check for $1
2. @MidEastClub Upstairs
Elizabeth H: Went upstairs and a local band was playing. Good crowd, enough space to dance. Not bad for a Tues. night.
3. TT the Bear's Place
The Feast: Wear black every 2nd Friday for Xmortis, a goth dance party. Live music every night of the week with (usually) minimal cover charge.
4. Great Scott
Karoline Z: Amazing place to see a show. Really small, so you can get up close, also big potential to meet the band before/after shows. Will DEFINITELY be coming back.
5. Paradise Rock Club
d l: the renovations that were made over the summer are a definite improvement. the poles are less obstructive and there's more standing room. one of my favorite venues in boston!
6. Brighton Music Hall
Emily Yeager: Grab and Gansett tall boy and enjoy the show. Read more.
7. Cantab Lounge
Joe McAteer: Head downstairs around 11 on bluegrass night for a chance to see the performers jam together
8. All Asia
Travis Briggs: Grab the Open Mic Wednesday @ 9 and rock the joint
9. O'Briens Pub
Boston Phoenix: Quoth the Mayor: "The metal shows on Thursday nights are usually popular." Read more.
Carmella McCormack: Live music, no cover! Grab a beer, sing along, and tip your barman/woman well!
11. Midway Cafe
Lauren: Go on Thursday for Queeraoke!
Cato Stevens: Best venue of its size in Boston Read more.
13. Club Passim
The Feast: Legendary folk joint. A slightly older crowd holds court here most nights, but also expect to see plenty of music-nerds.
14. PA's Lounge
DigBoston: The Weekly Dig visited PA's Lounge! Check out what we had to say about it: http://bit.ly/bl9U7R
15. Middlesex Lounge
Rob Weingeist: Make it New (Electronic Night) on Thursday. Get manic and frighten the DJs.
16. Good Life
Punketta Doilie: Come to Awakenings! Bi-weekly Wednesdays there's a psytrance party downstairs!
Vanessa DiMauro: excellent dinner and jazz music place. fun for a Sat nite
18. House of Blues
Joseph Walter: Go House of Blues early enough to snag a spot against the railing on the second floor. Great spot to see a show and watch the crowd.
Joe McAteer: Bowery puts on the shows here. Take advantage of their no fee box office on Fridays from 12-6 when buying tickets.
20. Wally's Cafe
Amber Hayes: Get here early to get a seat, the place gets packed! Awesome atmosphere and music!!
21. Orpheum Theatre
Sarah Brooks: Gorgeous antique feel. My first "sit down" concert.
22. Cafe 939
23. Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
RC Lations: Probably the best large venue in the Boston area. Good seating, right on the water, and parking isn't bad either. Only problem is the $11 cans of beer.
24. Lizard Lounge
Nicole Soriano: best live music residencies and rotating taps! Read more.
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