I?m looking for some suggestions for the next (first) Indie Rock Boston meetup. I was thinking of a couple of shows that may be a little bit different and yet a lot of fun. There are two bands coming next week that I think would a great time if in the right state.
I was thinking that we should have a meetup for !!! (chk chk chk) or for Architecture In Helsinki. Both of the bands are playing that the Paradise Rock Club next Friday and Saturday.
I was thinking that we should have a pre-party at a bar close by or even at my apartment just up Commonwealth Ave. I just wanted to get the groups thoughts and generate some ideas. Please send me any ideas and if you are up for a BYOB pre-concert event.
I know that some people are headed to the Good Life tonight; I wish I could be there.
Some other suggestions:
Stars ? Berklee The Weakerthans ? Paradise David Bazan ? TT the Bears Swell Season The Go Team - Paradise
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!