Does this exchange sound familiar to you?
Friend/colleague: "So what are you up to tonight?"
You: "I'm headed over to [The Middle East/Brighton Music Hall/Great Scott] for a show tonight."
Friend/colleague: "Oh. One of those bands you listen to. Who is it, Nervous Squirrel again?"
You: "That was Frightened Rabbit. And no, I'm going to see [insert name of awesome indie band]."
Friend/colleague: Blank stare.
If so, you're in the right place.
This group is for people who don't have a lot of friends who frequent indie rock – as you'll see from the range of shows we attend, we use that term very loosely – shows, who are looking to meet some avid concert-goers, or just love live music and want to see some Boston venues. Meet up for food or drinks before and after shows.
Venues that will be the most frequented:
Middle East – Cambridge
Brighton Music Hall – Brighton
Great Scott – Allston
Paradise Rock Club (and Lounge) - Boston (near BU)
Royale – Boston
TT the Bears - Cambridge
This group will be an open forum for indie (and the like) shows. Rather than stick to the standard Meetup model of having a few organizers run all the events, we’d like to get everyone involved and have lots of options on the calendar. So if you’re planning on heading to a show, and you’re willing to be responsible for arranging a time and place to meet and making sure people can find you and the group when they arrive, send us a suggestion (use the big “Schedule a New Meetup” link on our page) and we’ll help you do the rest!
Welcome, Boston Fans of Live Music Shows!
Paradise Rock Club
969 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA
A staple band of the hardcore punk scene. Whether you're an avid fan or not, you've probably heard a few of their songs over the years. These guys got me through high...
Sandra (Assistant Organizer)
House Of Blues
15 Landsdowne Street, Boston, MA
Silversun Pickups released a new album this year, Better Nature. Hailing from L.A., they bring their shoe gaze with distorted guitars to a whole. Nothah. Level. I've...
Sandra (Assistant Organizer)
279 Tremont St., Boston, MA
Want to meet up at the Belly show &/or for a drink afterwards, Tues., Aug. 9th (opener TBA)?
This meetup is for the 2nd show, as the 1st show already sold out.
5 days ago · 8:00 PM
The Kills & L.A. Witch
Want to meet up at The Kills show—or beforehand for a drink—Thurs., May 19th (w/ the opener, L.A. Witch)?
$30 GA tix went on sale Fri., March 4th (here: http://... Learn more
May 13 · 6:00 PM
Old 97's & Heartless Bastards
Who'd like to meet up for the Old 97's "early show" Fri., May 13th (w/ the opener, Heartless Bastards)?
Given the early, listed show kickoff time of 6PM we could meet up... Learn more
May 7 · 7:30 PM
Ben Folds & Dotan
5/7 UPDATE: Due to a family emergency, regrettably I will not be able to attend the Ben Folds show. Rather than cancel this Meetup, I will leave it active in case you,... Learn more
April 13 · 7:00 PM
Aoife O'Donovan at the Sinclair 4/13
Come catch Aoife O'Donovan at the Sinclair Wednesday, April 13th, doors at 7:30PM.
Tickets are still available and are $20 each (+ $3.85 fees)
http://www.songkick.com/... Learn more
April 12 · 7:30 PM
The Joy Formidable (w/ Everything Everything)
The very first show I hosted with this group was The Joy Formidable's last mind-blowing show in Boston. It stands, in my mind, as one of the best concerts I've been to... Learn more
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