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!

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Welcome, Boston Fans of Live Music Shows!

Recent Meetups

  • July 12 · 8:30 PM

    Guided by Voices
    6 Fans of Live Music Shows |
    GBV are always fun live. Meet at Paradise around 8:30.
  • July 6 · 8:00 PM

    Hundred Waters & Glass Animals
    8 Fans of Live Music Shows |
    Hey everybody! I am really excited to check out Glass Animals, an indie rock group from the UK, who are opening for Hundred Waters at the Sinclair. A few songs by Glass... Learn more
  • June 16 · 7:30 PM

    4 Fans of Live Music Shows
    I loved Tune-Yards' 2011 album WHOKILL, but never got a chance to catch the live show. The new album, Nikki Nack, is pretty fantastic, and this show should be a good... Learn more
  • June 8 · 6:30 PM

    First Aid Kit with Willy Mason
    5 Fans of Live Music Shows |
    A little more folk than indie rock, but bound to be great regardless. Let's meet up before the show, how about at 6:30 in the Paradise Lounge? (Which is the bar at the... Learn more
  • May 30 · 7:00 PM

    The Feelies
    5 Fans of Live Music Shows
    I went to a Feelies concert back in 2012 at Cat's Cradle, NC and my God they played some amazing rock music. Before the show, I had just given one complete listen to... Learn more
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  • Matthew founded Indie Rock Boston

    on September 12

Indie Rock Boston
Founded Sep 12, 2007

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