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Allston is a neighborhood of Boston Massachusetts. According to census figures over half of the population of Allston is aged 20-34 which is a clear indication of the strong college student presence. Nearby you will find Boston University, Boston College, MIT and Harvard University.

Allston MA is the only locale in the United States named for an artist - Washington Allston. The many musicians and music venues have given rise to the nicknames "Allston Rock City" and "Rock and Roll Allston".

The busiest part of the neighborhood is the stretch of Harvard Avenue between Commonwealth Avenue and Cambridge Street. It is here you will find many shops, bars and restaurants.

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Inval3d
with Uncle Bob, Reinex


When: Mar 6, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21 )
Local Craft: Microdistilleries of Massachusetts
Following closely on the heels of Craft Brewing, Craft Distilling is a growing movement that has made the world of spirits much more interesting.  A wide spectrum of spirits is now produced right here in our own communities.  This 2 hour class will focus on Local Craft: Microdist[...]

617-784-7150

When: Feb 26, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18 )
4 TIX LEFT! Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match!


Who could resist wine or chocolate?  Put them together, and you've got one of the world's most delicious pairings.  We will explore the spectrums of both wine and chocolate in this 2 hour class.  Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develop their unique styles.  Taste through a variety of wines and chocolates in search of the most perfect match.


Here at the Boston Wine School, we are a 100% Wine Snob Free Zone.  We believe that learning about wine and chocolate involves learning more about yourself.  Our goal is to help you understand and communicate what you are experiencing when you are enjoying a glass of wine or a morsel of chocolate.  See you in class!

 

Sample Menu

TASTING MENU

Sparkling Prosecco + Ricotta Fresca with Valrhona Chocolate Pearls

California Chardonnay + Scharffen Berger Milk Chocolate

German Riesling + Chocolate Dipped Fruit

Cotes du Rhone + Valrhona Bittersweet Chocolate Disks

Spanish Tempranillo + Taza Chocolate Mexicano

Zinfandel + Lindt Excellence Supreme Dark



When: Mar 20, 2015 6 PM to Mar 20, 2015 8 PMin Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! 55.00

55.00 true Wine and Chocolate: Making the Perfect Match! Section 2 55.00

(Fri, 20 Mar 2015 18 )
Darko
with Squinto, Zoses, Honeycomb


When: Mar 20, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21 )
Kevin Kinsella
with The New Review
With the release of his third solo album "Great Design", Kinsella expands his sonic palette with elements of acoustic rock and soul, while maintaining his roots in reggae. "Great Design" showcases his agility as a songwriter; Kinsella's combination of styles is deeply evocative and accessibly upbeat, summoning the likes of Jack Johnson & Michael Franti. It's "Thanks and Praise" music with wide commercial appeal.From founding reggae heavyweights John Brown's Body, to starting his own independent label, I-Town Records, to recording with the mysterious and prolific roots reggae outfit 10 Ft. Ganja Plant, Kevin Kinsella has flourished in establishing a contingent of talented young artists. Now it's time for Kevin to focus his massive talents on his solo efforts. He has been busy over the last few years writing and recording songs for "Great Design" and is now ready to have you fall in love again with his timeless songwriting and memorable melodies.We look forward to having Kevin tour continuously throughout 2011 and well beyond. He is already well known in jam band circles for extensive tours both as a solo artist and with John Browns Body, sharing the stage with such luminaries as Burning Spear, Toots and the Maytals, Gym Class Heroes and Michael Franti and Spearhead. Be on the lookout for Kevin, who will be touring in support of "Great Design", starting with dates in April with jam band kings Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad.

When: Mar 13, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Fri, 13 Mar 2015 20 )
Live Music at Scullers Jazz Club
Live Music at Scullers Jazz Club: An Intimate Experience

Featuring spectacular views of the Charles River and Boston's skyline, Scullers Jazz Club presents the top names in modern jazz, fusion, classic, funk and more. Their lineup regularly features chart-topping artists, Grammy Award winners and the best artists from Boston's local music scene. The intimate, romantic club gets you up close and personal to the players. Among the great acts who've graced Scullers' stage are Manhattan Transfer, Oleta Adams, Bobby Caldwell, Arturo Sandoval and Jane Monheit, among many others.

When: Feb 5, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.50 - $17.50 (Thu, 05 Feb 2015 20 )
The Twilight Sad - Port St. Willow
This event is 18 and over
The Twilight Sad


Based outside of Glasgow, The Twilight Sad formed in late 2003. The band played a couple of gigs at the 13th Note in Glasgow, creating half hour-long pieces of music using guitars, bass, drums, theremin, tape loops from films and old folk/country songs, effects pedals, toy keyboards, thumb pianos, saws, computer games and a lot of noise in an attempt to try and discover a sound they could call their own and continue to develop. After these two shows, they rejected many gig offers, and became a more reclusive unit, spending any spare time they had in the studio focused on writing and sculpting away at new material.

In September 2005, they wrote four songs they thought gave a relatively good perspective of the band, and went into a local studio to record them, producing it themselves. Staying in the studio for many nights, they used a 24-track desk to build layer upon layer of sound, trying to get the best representation as possible. Thinking that the CD they came out with showed little more than some kind of raw potential, they posted it down to FatCat as a demo. After receiving a positive response and a request for more tracks, the band continued to expand on their song writing and kept regularly in contact with the label. Instead of paying for more studio time they began to make lo-fi recordings in bedrooms, bathrooms and their own rehearsal space, developing a more folk/experimental/noise sound. In mid-May the band came down to Brighton to meet the label and played on the bill of a FatCat night on the pier alongside The Mutts, Charlottefield, The Rank Deluxe, and fellow Glasgow band, The Frightened Rabbit.

Where the band's recorded sound is layered with many melodies, their live sound is a more intense experience which replaces the intricacies of the recordings with a more visceral wall of noise.

When: Feb 23, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Mon, 23 Feb 2015 21 )
Catfish and The Bottlemen - Wild Party
This event is 18 and over
Catfish and The Bottlemen


Llandudno 4 piece Catfish And The Bottlemen signed to Communion Records (Ben Howard, Michael Kiwanuka, Deap Valley, Half Moon Run) last Spring, following a furious 18 month period which saw them play over 100 live shows both in the UK and abroad- where October of last year saw them play over twenty shows alone.

With the preparation for a debut album in full swing, the band have a few upcoming February shows which are a relatively short stint by Catfish standards. The dates come off the back of an incredibly promising year for the ATC-managed four piece, who rounded off 2013 with a Radio 1 In New Music We Trust playlist for latest single ‘Pacifier’ (out now), plus a spot on Zane Lowe’s 100 Hottest Tracks of the year for previous release, the NME and Q-approved ‘Rango’. Catfish were also confirmed on the bill for Radio 1’s Future Festival at their Maida Vale studios this year, alongside the likes of Sam Smith, NMEK, Royal Blood and Sampha.

When: Mar 5, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Thu, 05 Mar 2015 21 )
Newport Folk Presents: Joe Pug
When: Apr 30, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20 )
In Love With Wine and Chocolate (Class+Dinner)
Who could resist wine or chocolate...especially on Valentine's Day?  For this special evening, we will begin with a 2 hour class which will allow you to experience how wine and chocolate pair so well together.  Learn what wine and chocolate have in common and how they develo[...]

617-784-7150

When: Feb 13, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 115 (Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18 )
Mardi Gras Pub Crawl

The brass bands are blaring, the brews are bubbling, and the beads are bountiful. Mardi Gras magic is in the air! Magic Hat specifically.

 

Join us for a Mardi Gras themed pub crawl through 5 of your favorite watering holes in Allston Village. There'll be Magic Hat drink specials and samples all throughout the afternoon. Get a Mardi Gras Crawl Card at registration, and fill it out by getting a Magic Hat at each stop. Plus spectacular prizes for "Best in Show" and "Best Group Costume!"

 

So grab your masks and make your way down for Mardi Gras the Magic Hat way!



When: Feb 21, 2015 2 PM to Feb 21, 2015 6 PMin Allston, Massachusetts (Sat, 21 Feb 2015 14 )
Bridget Everett
When: Feb 26, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20 )
Today Junior - Straight To VHS - Dirt Naps
02.10.15 Tue
Today Junior
Straight To VHS
Dirt Naps

O'Brien's


8PM Doors
21+
$7

Event Details




When: Feb 10, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Tue, 10 Feb 2015 20 )
THE PERSUASIONS
When: Feb 26, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $35.00 - $75.00 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20 )
Screaming Females - Priests, Tenement, Vacation
This event is 18 and over
Screaming Females

It's been 6 years since guitarist/vocalist Marissa Paternoster and bassist Michael Abbate crammed into drummer Jarrett Dougherty's attic to write and record their earliest collaborations as Screaming Females. The band was young (Michael was still in high school) yet already focused. Rather than placing those recordings on a CD-R demo or waiting for a label to approach them, Screaming Females opted to self-release a real album with real packaging. The record was Baby Teeth, their aptly titled debut. This was just the tip of the iceberg for the trio, who quickly discovered and jumped headfirst into a national DIY punk network. After numerous basement shows around their home state of New Jersey and a few short tours, Marissa, Michael and Jarrett decided their next effort needed a proper studio. The band decided not to utilize normal studio wizardry and instead opted to simply set up their gear and play. Many songs were recorded in a single take and the record saw few overdubs. Through these raw recordings the band attempted to capture a true representation of the louder and faster sound they had developed. Creating this new, deafening punk soon had its consequence. During one practice an irate police officer issued the band a noise violation and insisted they had to consider neighbors who could be trying to watch television. Befittingly, the next album was titled What If Someone Is Watching Their T.V.? To celebrate the release of this second album the trio embarked on a 70-day national tour, beginning their reputation as one of the hardest-working bands in North America.

Their dedication hasn't gone unnoticed. This past year has brought their television debut, sold out headlining shows and tour dates with legendary names such as Ted Leo and Against Me! As a way to thank the fans, Screaming Females are reissuing vinyl of their first two albums, which until now were only available at early shows.

When: Feb 26, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10 (Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21 )
Agent Orange
When: May 13, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Wed, 13 May 2015 21 )
Pile - New England Patriots
This event is 18 and over
Pile


“No band in town — or anywhere — is wrecking melodies as efficiently as this bizarro grunge-land band right now. On “So Hard,” Pile flirts with about a dozen shards of anthem-worthy melodies in about two minutes before retreating into a haze, and diving into the monolithic riffs of “The Browns.” The layered chords are thick with dissonance, the asymmetrical beats tumble like drum sets tossed down the stairs, and every wry vocal feeds on playground bipolar outbursts. Sounds like a recipe for force-fed weirdness, but these crooked moves unfold like clockwork.” – The Boston Globe

When: Feb 24, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8 (Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21 )
Trespasser - The Rose Union - Brown Book - Ghost Chief
02.06.15 Fri
Trespasser
The Rose Union
Brown Book
Ghost Chief

O'Brien's


8PM Doors
21+
$8

Event Details




When: Feb 6, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 (Fri, 06 Feb 2015 20 )
J Boog
When: Apr 1, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 13.00 - 13.00 (Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20 )
The Sonics with Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
When: Apr 10, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Fri, 10 Apr 2015 18 )
Kaki King: The Neck is a Bridge to the Body
When: Mar 3, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 15.00 - 15.00 (Tue, 03 Mar 2015 20 )
Francisco the Man
When: Feb 22, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 9.00 - 9.00 (Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21 )
Leighton Meester
When: Feb 20, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18 )
Those Alone
with TallBoys, Hybrid Noise


When: Mar 8, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $5.00 (Sun, 08 Mar 2015 20 )
ASL Slam (Open Mic!)



When: Apr 4, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $8.00 - $10.00 (Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18 )
Branton Stewart



When: May 2, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $9.00 - $12.00 (Sat, 02 May 2015 18 )
Iam
When: Apr 18, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18 )
Earl Klugh
When: Apr 30, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Thu, 30 Apr 2015 22 )
Patti Austin
When: Mar 20, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22 )
Patti Austin
When: Mar 20, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Fri, 20 Mar 2015 20 )
Patti Austin
When: Mar 21, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 20 )
Patti Austin
When: Mar 21, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 21 Mar 2015 22 )
Magma: 45th Anniversary Tour
When: Apr 11, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 25.00 - 25.00 (Sat, 11 Apr 2015 18 )
Wine and Oysters Deluxe with Jackie Church and the Oyster Century Club (Class + Dinner)
Oysters and wine have a lot in common: they both express a strong sense of place from where they're grown, they live in places other crops almost never grow, and their flavors both apart and together are unlike anything else on the planet. Literally other-worldly. Join special guest Jackie Church - [...]

617-784-7150

When: Jan 31, 2015 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $150 (Sat, 31 Jan 2015 18 )
The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion
When: Apr 9, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Thu, 09 Apr 2015 20 )
Betty Buckley
When: Mar 14, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Sat, 14 Mar 2015 22 )
The Tragic Thrills
When: Feb 8, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sun, 08 Feb 2015 20 )
Makem and Spain
When: Mar 17, 2015 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Tue, 17 Mar 2015 20 )
Mystic Braves
When: May 15, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 15 May 2015 15 )
SALES
When: Apr 12, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 adv / $12.00 dos (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15 )
Howlin Rain
When: Apr 19, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 21 )
Tops
When: Mar 11, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Wed, 11 Mar 2015 15 )
Rosetta
When: Feb 15, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 adv / $12.00 dos (Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15 )
Weather (Formerly Friendly People)
When: Feb 18, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15 )
Howlin Rain
When: Apr 19, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12.00 (Sun, 19 Apr 2015 15 )
Sales
When: Apr 12, 2015 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21 )
Mourn
When: Mar 31, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 adv / $12.00 dos (Tue, 31 Mar 2015 15 )
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds
When: Mar 26, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 adv/ $18.00 dos (Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15 )
VÉRITÉ
When: Mar 27, 2015 3 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $10.00 (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15 )
Verite
When: Mar 27, 2015 10 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 10.00 - 10.00 (Fri, 27 Mar 2015 22 )

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