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boston music resources

For local bands and musicians, and those just passing through.
4/14/16 – This is no longer being updated, but I’m keeping it online.

Current Boston-area concert listings can be found at

venues & booking info | promoters | radio | press | blogs | rehearsal space | recording studios | record labels | instruments, instrument repair and supplies | tour support, pr, misc.


All Asia Cafe
334 Mass Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 497-1544
capacity: ?

For bookings, contact Marc
617-497-1544 or | Booking policies

Arts At The Armory
191 Highland Avenue, Suite 1-A
Somerville, MA 02143
(p) (617) 718-2191
capacity: 52

For bookings, contact Joshua Smith
(f) (617) 359-0546

Atwood’s Tavern
877 Cambridge Street
Cambridge, MA 02141
(617) 864-2792
capacity: 85

See their booking information and P.A. specs

Brass Union (formerly Precinct)
70 Union Square
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 623-9211
capacity: 110

Brighton Music Hall
formerly Harpers Ferry
158 Brighton Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
capacity: 476

Bookings will be overseen by Don Law, who has a partial stake in the new club. Presumably he’ll be handling the bigger name acts. Michael Bishop (a.k.a. Agent Bishop has been brought on board to book local acts for opening slots as well as shows with a Boston focus. Read more about the club’s transition and plans in this Boston Globe article.

Cafe 939 at Berklee
939 Boylston Street
Boston, MA 02215
617.747.6040 (Jackie Indrisano, Venue and Events Manager)
capacity: 200

For bookings, contact | booking FAQs

Cantab Lounge
blues, bluegrass, folk, poetry
738 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 354-2685
capacity: ?

For bookings, contact:
Monday night Open Mike & Tues night Bluegrass – Geoff Bartley:
Wednesday Poetry Slam Questions –
Club Bohemia at the Cantab Lounge Booking – Mickey Bliss: 617.482.4920

Club Passim
folk, spoken word
47 Palmer Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 492-7679
capacity: 125

For bookings, contact Matt Smith – | Booking FAQs and info

Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 566.9014
capacity: 240

Booking info: To submit, send website, myspace or Sonicbids EPK to Carl Lavin at Please do not send physical CDs, demos or press kits.

House of Blues
15 Lansdowne Street
Boston, MA 02215
(888) 693-2583 (BLUE)
capacity: 2425

Booking is handled by Live Nation New England office (Ryan Vangel) | production specs

Note: The House of Blues “Front Room” (restaurant) books local bands.

Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
(617) 547-0759
capacity: 105

For bookings, contact Billy Beard at (email preferred) or call the booking line at 617-499-6992. Include your website address, where you’ve been playing, where MP3’s of your material can be found, and any other pertinent information regarding your band. Please do not mail materials directly to the Lizard Lounge.

Sundays feature the Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam and Slam c/o Jeff Robinson at or visit for more information.

Mondays feature The Lizard Lounge Open Mic Challenge c/o Tom Bianchi at or visit for more information.

The Middle East (Upstairs, Downstairs, Corner, ZuZu)
472 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-9181
capacity: 575 (Downstairs) | 194 (Upstairs) | 60 (Corner) | 100 (ZUZU!)

for bookings, send materials to:
Booking c/o Box Office
Middle East Nightclub
472 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139

General Booking, to both agents:
(Downstairs) Shred (Team Shred Productions) –
(Upstairs) Ned Wellbery (of Leedz Edutainment) –
(Corner) Clay Fernald (also publicity/promotions manager) –
(ZUZU! – Monday Nights) John Allen –

Midway Cafe
3496 Washington Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-9038
capacity: 99

For bookings, contact Dave through the Midway Cafe myspace. | booking info

Milky Way Lounge
284 Amory Street
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
(617) 524-3740
capacity: ?

For bookings email Justin at

O’Brien’s Pub
3 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA 02134
(617) 782-6245
capacity: 75

For bookings, send materials to:
C/O Booking
O’Brien’s Pub
3 Harvard Avenue
Allston, MA 02134

booking info

Olivers at the Cask ‘N Flagon
62 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215-3402
capacity: ?

For bookings, fill out their form with your band info.

P.A.’s Lounge
345 Somerville Avenue
Somerville, MA
(617) 776-1557
capacity: 175

For bookings, contact John and Tommy Allen (Booking Managers) at or send lo-fi cassetttes att: John Allen to: PA’s Lounge, Attn: Booking, 345 Somerville Ave., Somerville, MA 02143. Please, no phone calls. booking policies

Paradise Rock Club
967 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
(617) 562-8800
capacity: 933

Booking is handled by Live Nation New England 617-547-0620 (Ryan Vangel) | Booking info

Note: The Paradise Lounge no longer books acts.

Plough & Stars
912 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 576-0032
capacity: tiny (50 maybe?)

For booking, please send demos to Jim Seery at the Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139

Precinct – GONE – see Brass Union, same location

Regent Theatre
7 Medford Street
Arlington, MA 02474
(p) (781) 646-4849
(f) (781) 643-4747
rental inquiries:
capacity: 500

See their theatre rental information and equipment specifications

The Royale
279 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 338-7699
capacity: 775

Shows at the Royale are booked by The Bowery Presents – Josh Bhatti runs their Boston office, located at the Royale.

The Sinclair
52 Church Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 547-5200
capacity: 525

Shows at the Sinclair are booked by The Bowery Presents – Josh Bhatti runs their Boston office, located at the Royale.

The Wilbur Theatre
246 Tremont Street
Boston, MA 02116
(617) 248-9700
capacity: 1200

See their information about theatre rental

Thunder Road (formerly Radio)
379 Somerville Avenue (Union Square)
Somerville, MA 02143
(617) 776-7623
For bookings, contact Dan Millen at
More info:
capacity: 250?

1912 Mass Avenue- Porter Square
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 497-4950
capacity: tiny (50 maybe?)

For bookings, contact Billy Beard at (email preferred) or call the booking line at 617-499-6992. Include your website address, where you’ve been playing, where MP3’s of your material can be found, and any other pertinent information regarding your band. Please do not mail materials directly to Toad.

The following venues are all booked by Live Nation’s New England office:

Agganis Arena (Boston University, 6300-7200 capacity)
Bank of America Pavilion (5000 capacity)
Berklee Performance Center (1215 capacity)
Comcast Center (aka Great Woods, Tweeter Center – Mansfield, MA – capacity approx. 19,900)
DCU Center (aka the Centrum, Worcester – 14,800 capacity)
House of Blues Boston (2425 capacity)
Orpheum Theatre (2700 capacity)
Paradise Rock Club (933 capacity)
Somerville Theatre (891 capacity)
TD Banknorth Garden (aka Boston Garden – 18,624 capacity)
Tsongas Arena (Lowell, MA – 7,800 capacity)


Boston Music Spotlight or call (978) 835.7791
Music news and concert information since 2006. Puts on a series of live showcase events and an annual ‘Battle of the Bands.’ They’ve hosted events at the Hard Rock Cafe, the Middle East, Oliver’s Nightclub, Hennessy’s Hooley House and Copperfields. They also put on shows in Worcester and Lowell with their “BMS On The Road” showcase series.

For more information about performing at one of their events, fill out the form on their Booking Center page.

Bowery Presents
Books shows for The Royale, The Sinclair, Great Scott and T.T. the Bear’s Place. They also do shows at The Middle East and Agganis Arena.

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Brain Trust
A collective of artists, media, and music professionals. In addition to producing concerts, they also coordinate publicity campaigns, showcase local artists and busineses, and manage musicians.

blog | facebook | twitter | youtube

CQ Presents
co-owner/talent buyer: Josh Smith
co-owner/talent buyer: Carl Lavin
Books shows for Great Scott, O’Brien’s Pub, The Middle East Downstairs, the Royale, and now T.T. the Bear’s Place.

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Crossroads Presents

Books shows for House of Blues Boston, Paradise Rock Club, Orpheum Theatre and Brighton Music Hall. They also work with Somerville Theatre, Church Boston, Café 939 at Berklee, Berklee Performance Center, The Middle East Club, Broken Spoke Campground and Wilbur Theatre.

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Extinguish Boston
visit them on facebook
“Working with bands we like… interpret that how you will. Shows and tours and everything that’s good.”

Hear Now Live
Promoters Mark Kaye, Lionel Brown and Pete Hantzis have booked 700 bands in three years at over 21 different venues in 5 different states. Hear Now also offers sound reinforcement and graphic design for posters of upcoming events. Visit their band application page to be added to their database.

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Mass Concerts
Promoting concerts throughout all of New England and New York for over fifteen years. As the second largest concert promoter in New England and the twentieth largest in the country, MassConcerts has been nominated five years in a row for the Best Independent Concert Promoter by Pollstar Magazine.

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New England Concerts
A full service concert promotion and production company (regional and national tours, radio campaigns, press releases, etc.). They work with several venues, including House of Blues, The Casino Ballroom, The Middle East, The Paradise Rock Club, and Lupos in Providence. Formed in 2000 by Bernie Goulet, they’re now the 3rd largest promoter in New England after Live Nation and Mass Concerts “We specialize in bringing the best national Rock, Metal, Country, and Pop acts along with the region’s best local bands to sold-out clubs and theatre size venues alike. We have established long lasting relationships with agents, managers, record labels, and top radio stations throughout the country. We have partnered with Live Nation and Mass Concerts to co-promote some great shows and events.”


Rock On! Concerts
Boutique concert promotion company based in Boston that promotes concerts in Eastern MA, Southern NH, RI and sometimes Maine. Contact Dan Millen at or Erin Copeland at, or call 617-544-ROCK (Mon-Fri 1-6pm, or leave message). No Texts Please!

blog | facebook | twitter | myspace

Team Shred Productions
visit them on facebook
In addition to booking shows, also does event management and production, media relations/marketing/promotions/publicity, consulting (25 years music biz experience), and is a SESAC (performing rights) scout. Works with The Middle East, O’Brien’s Pub, Great Scott, Church of Boston, Johnny D’s, Cafe 939, Precinct, All Asia, McGann’s, Sally O’Brien’s, T.T. the Bear’s Place, and The Beachcomber in Quincy.

twitter | myspace

Vulgar Expressions Entertainment
For booking, contact Dave Choquette.
“Vulgar Expressions provides entertainment for all needs. We have bands,DJs,models, special FX movie makeup, photographers, videographers, freakshow performers,haunted houses,clowns,magicians,comedians and much more” (I’d say this is for that ‘special sort of band’).


RadioBDClive streaming only
alternative rock
music, news, contests, live concerts, breaking bands in the alternative format. plays and promotes local music throughout their programming. the new home of radio favorites Henry Santoro, Julie Kramer, Adam 12 & Paul Driscoll.
web | facebook | twitter | link to free iPhone app
local music show: Local BDC with Steph Mangan (Mon-Thurs 8-9pm)
The best of Boston’s music scene: past, present, and future.
submissions: contact Steph Mangan

UNregular Radio
hip-hop, alternative rock, electronic, roots, folk, indie, Americana, reggae, comedy and talk
web | facebook | twitter
local music show: The Boston Local Music Show (hosted by Juggernaut Dex Muthafukin Ter and Dave Crespo, Tuesdays and Thursdays 12-4pm)

WAAF 97.7/107.3 fm
classic rock
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local music show: Bay State Rock (hosted by Carmelita, Sundays 11pm-1am)
submissions: (see instructions on their site)

WBCN (online streaming, HD radio)
free form rock
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local music show: Boston Emissions (hosted by Anngelle Wood, Mondays at 7pm, Thursdays at 8pm)
facebook | twitter
submissions: contact Anngelle Wood | submissions blog
Note: the terrestrial station is gone, but they’re still online streaming.

WBOS 92.9 fm
alternative / classic rock
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local music show: not exactly, but does studio sessions with local bands, and some may be chosen to open shows. more info here (you need to register on their site first)

WBRS 100.1 fm (Brandeis University)
Seems to be free format late nights; many speciality shows: jazz, blues, elecro, indie, etc.
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local music show: They have the Coffeehouse (Fridays 1-2:30pm), live on-air sessions of acoustic acts, and The Joint (Wednesdays 9-11pm), live on-air sessions of “regular bands, non-regular bands, solo artists, performance artists…any artist that makes noise is welcome!” more info here

WERS 88.9 fm (Emerson College)
Daytime programming: folk, rock, jazz, world, blues, soul, electronic, and reggae.
Specialty shows: indie rock, hip-hop, klezmer, electronic, reggae, classic soul and R&B
web | facebook | twitter
submissions: more information here

WFNXlive streaming only
alternative rock
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local music show: Boston Accents (Sundays 8-10pm)
submissions: information here

WHEB 100.3 fm (Portsmouth, New Hampshire)
seems like classic rock, metal primarily
web | facebook | twitter
local music show: Local Licks with ROADKILL – they play local bands every weeknight at 11:30pm. Send press kits to: ROADKILL c/o WHEB, 815 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801 or via email.

WHRB 95.3 fm (Harvard University)
classical and jazz during the weekdays; everything else late night and weekends. punk, pop, hardcore, emo, noise, death grind, new wave, no wave, post punk, prepunk, indie (The Record Hospital); Hip-Hop, R&B, Electronica (The Darker Side); Blues Hangover, Hillbilly at Harvard (country, bluegrass)
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local music show: The Record Hospital hosts live bands on Fridays. Contact WHRB Rock for more info.

WMBR 88.1 (MIT)
indie rock, specialty shows (’60s & ’70s, jazz, goth, folk, techno, Scandinavian, ska, Celtic, rap, etc.). Shows include “The Early Risers Club,” “Breakfast of Champions” (8-10 am), “Late Risers Club” (10-12 p.m) and “Lost and Found” with music of the ’60s and ’70s (12-2 pm). Studio line: (617) 253-8810.
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local music show: Pipeline! (hosted by Jeff Breeze & Mike Reed, Tuesdays 8-10pm) | facebook

WMFO 91.5 (Tufts University)
free form
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local music show: On the Town with Mikey Dee (hosted by Steve Harnish, Phil, Joel Simches, Anngelle Wood, JoEllen, Shilo McDonald and Buggsy, Wednesdays 9pm-12am)
submissions: contact info here

WMWM 91.7 fm (Salem State University)
alternative rock, blues, country, ethnic, hip-hop, house, jazz, metal, punk, talk
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local music show: Farmers’ Mahket Radio Show (hosted by John Robinson, Tuesdays 3-6pm)
submissions: Soundcloud dropbox or

WUMB 91.1 (UMass Boston)
Mostly folk, roots, acoustic, Americana, singer-songwriter. Some blues and Celtic.
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WXRV “The River” 92.5 fm
alternative rock, classic rock
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local music show: Boston’s Homegrown Radio (Mon-Fri at 10pm)
submissions: WXRV, Attn: Homegrown Showcase, 30 How Street, Haverhill, MA 01830

WZBC 90.3 fm (Boston College)
indie rock, specialty shows (world music, new age, electronic, ambient, country, folk, jazz, reggae, etc.)
web | facebook | twitter | blog
local music show: Mass Ave and Beyond (hosted by Gavin, Fridays 5-7pm)

WZLX 100.7 fm
classic rock
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Boston Globe
The weekly Calendar (print and online) includes local concert listings and previews.
Calendar print listings: Boston Globe, P.O. Box 2378, Boston, MA 02107-2378, 617.929.2793 | Calendar online listing info.
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Boston Herald
Reviews, music news, and concert previews. | Online edition
Boston Herald, One Herald Square, Boston, MA 02118 | Arts & Lifestyle 617.619.6193
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Boston Magazine
Includes an entertainment events guide
Mailing Address: Boston Magazine, 300 Massachusetts Ave., Boston, MA 02115 | 617.262.9700; fax 617.262.4925; editorial fax 617.267.1774
Event Listings: send by mail, fox or email.
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Boston Metro
A mix of national artists and local bands (album reviews, interviews, show previews). Main Number: 617.210.7905, Editorial Fax: 617.357.4706 | 320 Congress Street, 5th Floor, Boston MA 02210.
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Boston Phoenix
Weekly arts paper with features, album reviews, concert listings, and show previews.
Boston Phoenix, 126 Brookline Ave., Boston, MA 02215, 617.536.5390 | Editorial department fax 617.859.8201 | Listings:
Also, The Phoenix’s On The Download blog includes mp3s, video, previews, and reviews of local bands.
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Dig Boston (formerly known as The Weekly Dig)
Reviews, previews and listings of local events and artists. Free printed paper around town. Or at least I think it’s still around in physical form; I don’t live in town anymore. Dig Boston online.
Mailing address: Boston’s Weekly Dig, 242 E. Berkeley St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02118 |
Submission information
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The Improper Bostonian
Culture and entertainment guide. To be added to music listings, send event to
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The Noise
Long-standing FREE music publication about the local Boston scene, founded by the legendary T. Max. Album and live reviews, band and concert listings, classifieds, and more.
Bands or artists based in New England who would like a review send your CD to T Max, PO Box 353, Gloucester, MA 01931 — 617-331-9637, or to | The Noise

Performer Magazine
Nationally distributed musician’s trade publication based in Somerville. Regional print publications and online with local coverage of many U.S. cities, including their Boston City Guide. The focus is on indie musicians, unsigned and on smaller labels, and the DIY scene.
Contact info: Performer Magazine, 24 Dane St., Suite 3, Somerville, MA 02143 | Phone: 617.627.9200 | Fax: 617.627.9930 | email:
Info about music submissions
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The Somerville News
Community newspaper, print and online, with Somerville club listings. This includes The Burren, PA’s Lounge, Precinct Bar, Rosebud, Sally O’Brien’s, Somerville Theatre, etc.
Office/Mailing Address: 699 Broadway, Somerville, MA 02144 | Tel. 617.666.4010 | Fax: 617.628.0422.

Stuff Magazine
Affiliated with The Boston Phoenix and WFNX, Stuff includes event listings and previews, printed and online.
126 Brookline Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, 617.536.5390 | Editorial inquiries: call 617.536.5390 |
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Wicked Local
This online portal collects news from all the currently operating community newspapers in Massachusetts. It includes news from the Cambridge Chronicle and Somerville Journal, among others. They have event listings and previews. I’m not sure if they ever do any album or show reviews.
Contact info for the Cambridge Chronicle editor | Cambridge Chronicle on facebook.
For events in other towns, look up the town and use the contact link at the very bottom of the page. For facebook and twitter, see that town’s page.


Music Blogs – Boston Area

Allston Pudding
Boston Hassle
Bradley’s Almanac
I Heart Noise
Know Your Scene
Music Savage
Ryan’s Smashing Life
The Deli New England
The Noise

Music Blogs (a small selection of favorites) – Elsewhere

Aquarium Drunkard
Brooklyn Vegan
Buzz Bands
Consequence of Sound
Radio Free Silver Lake

Rehearsal Space

Charlestown Rehearsal Studios
50 Terminal Street, Building 1, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 617.241.0016 | Fax 617.242.0457 | | | facebook

Rehearsal space, recording, studio production, voice-overs, music programs (lessons, workshops, classes), gear rental. Locations in Somerville and Wakefield.
Somerville: 11 South Street, Somerville, MA 02143 | 617.666.7529 |
Wakefield: 14 Teal Road, Wakefield, MA 01880 | 339.219.0274 | | | facebook | twitter | reviews on yelp

The Sound Museum Rehearsal Complex
Five locations: Allston (off Cambridge Street, near O’Briens), Brighton (N. Beacon Street, near Model Cafe), Berklee (on Boylston Street near Berklee College of Music), S. Boston (on Dorchester Ave near Broadway), and Cambridge (Central Square, near the Middle East). Legendary rehearsal space originally in South Boston, built 25 years ago by William ‘Des’ Desmond. The rehearsal complex community also features recording studios, a digital video production company, CD duplication and mastering.
South End location: 90 Wareham St, Boston, MA 02108 | 617.423.4959 | | email

Tone Den Music Rehearsal Studios
41 Rugg Rd (between Cambridge St & Emery Rd), Allston, MA 02134 | 617.903.7571 or 857.919.3742 | blog: or (new?) | linkedin | | reviews on yelp

Recording Studios

1867 Recording Studio
Recording, mixing, mastering
Boston Magazine article
Address | phone | |

Blink Music Studios
Recording, mixing, mastering, on-location recording, video production, artist production, scoring
129 Franklin Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617.225.0044 | fax: 617.225.0999 | | facebook | twitter |

The Bridge Sound and Stage
Recording, mixing, mastering, production, post-production, soundstage, CD and DVD duplication, classes, transfers and restoration, ‘Live At The Bridge’ sessions
18 Edmunds Street, Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617.714.5413 | | | facebook | twitter | LinkedIn | review on yelp

Bristol Recording and Voice Studios
Recording, mixing, mastering; audio, computer and video editing; original music composition, scoring, and sound effects design; music production, on-site recording, technical support, voice-over talent casting and recording; script and copy writing; digital editing and mastering; audio noise reduction; CD/tape and video duplication; full graphic design.
169 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.247.8689 | | | facebook | twitter | review on yelp

Recording, mixing, mastering; custom music, sound effects libraries, sound design; ADR, voice-overs and podcasts; video game sound design; midi programming; music supervision; digital editing and recording; talent payment and casting services; analog transfer; CD production; design services.
349 Newbury Street, Suite 201, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.424.1062 | | | facebook | twitter

Genuine Sound Productions
Sound design and music production; voice-overs, dialogue replacement for video, sound design, audio restoration and enhancement, recording of all types of instruments, music composition and production, multi-track audio editing, audio mixing, and audio mastering
131 Harvard Street, Brookline, MA 02446 | 617.879.1634 | | Jonathan Barghout, head engineer 413.265.5030 |
Kyle Cartland, studio manager 603.553.0163 | | facebook | linkedin

Heart Punch Studio
Audio post-production. Mixing, 5.1 surround, sound design, ADR and voice-over recording, narration record, audio restoration.
14 Fordham Road, Boston, MA 02134 | 617.782.4100 | |

Rehearsal space, recording, studio production, voice-overs, music programs (lessons, workshops, classes), gear rental. Locations in Somerville and Wakefield.
Somerville: 11 South Street, Somerville, MA 02143 | 617.666.7529 |
Wakefield: 14 Teal Road, Wakefield, MA 01880 | 339.219.0274 | | | facebook | twitter | reviews on yelp

Living Sound Entertainment
Pre-production, post-production, mobile recording, mixing, mastering, voice-overs, audio restoration, music production, publishing.
30 Gordon Street (between Pomeroy St & Cambridge St), Allston, MA 02134 | 617.782.5734 | | review on yelp

Mad Oak Studios
Need more info. Is this place still around?
28 Rugg Road, Allston, MA 02134 | 617.787.3218 |

Mike Davidson Recording
Project analysis, creative and artistic development, pre-production, equipment rentals, logistics, mix fix, recording, mixing, mastering, producing, online recording.
Brighton, MA | 1.800.846.5495 | | | facebook | twitter | reviews on yelp

Mix One Studios
Specializes in audio post-production for film and television, ISDN, ADR, sound design, voiceover and music production.
1269 Boylston Street (between Ipswich St & Yawkey Way), Boston, MA 02215 | 617.536.6767 | | | blog

Moontower Recording Studio
Recording, mixing, mastering
Address | phone | | email

New Alliance Audio Productions
Recording, mixing, mastering
110 Brookline Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617.491.0309 | New Alliance official site
New Alliance Audio: |
New Alliance East Mastering: |
facebook | review on yelp

Peerless Mastering
Stereo pre-mastering 5.1, 5.1 surround pre-mastering, restoration, DVD-A authoring, high quality vinyl transfers.
Mailing address: 1085 Commonwealth Avenue #322, Boston, MA 02215 | Studio address: 161 North Street, Newtonville, MA | 617.527.2200 |
web | facebook

Q Division Studios
They offer a broad range of music services including custom music composition, sound design, licensing services, and music supervision.
363 Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA 02144 | 617.623.3500 | Fax 617.625.2224 | |

Sanctum Sound/Serenity East Recording Studio
Songwriting, arranging, producing, music production, audio services, on-location recording, mixing/5.1 Surround mixing, audio for film, workshops.
107 South Street (between Tufts St. & East St.), Boston, MA 02111 | 617.556.8090 | fax 617.556.8092 | | email | facebook | twitter | review on yelp

The Soul Shop
An all-analog recording studio.
141r Main Street, Medford, MA 02155 | 781.395.3184 | | | facebook | reviews on yelp

Squid Hell Acoustical Theme Park
A recording studio. Still around?
76 Stonley Rd, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 | 617.522.8814 | | | myspace

Taylor Barefoot Productions
Full production house; analog and digital recording, mixing, mastering
155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA 02135 | 617.821.1289 | |

Zippah Recording
Recording, mixing, mastering, producing, CD duplication, CD artwork / graphic design
185 Corey Road, Boston, MA 02135 | 617.739.6700 | |

Record Labels

Ace of Hearts Records
P.O. Box 15579, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.536.1770 | | web

AR Classic Records
Hip Hop / R&B
Cambridge, MA
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Bass Trip Records
Conor Loughman, President, is also the founder of The Brain Trust (event production and artist management)
Boston, MA |
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Funusual Records
Independent record label. catering to pop and dance music. Label offers digital distribution to over 300 websites, music stores, media stores and more.
34 Berkeley Street, Suite 22, Lawrence, MA 01841 | 978.390.8195 | facebook

Midriff Records
Midriff Records is an independent record label, formed in 2001 by The Beatings with the intention of releasing their own albums, and music from other artists we like.
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Q Division Records
363 Highland Ave, Somerville, MA 02144 | 617.625.9900 | | web | facebook | twitter

Radar Recordings
Independent, artist-run label. “Radar Recordings is a collective of independent artists founded in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, by Will Benoit and Mike Repasch-Nieves. They draw from their experience at labels such as TVT Records, Hydra Head Records, Century Media, and Vagrant Records.”
P.O. Box 1205, Allston, MA 02134 | | web | facebook

Varulven Records
Run by rock journalist Joe Viglione.
P.O. Box 2392, Woburn, MA 01888 | | web | blog

Wonderdrug Records
Record label, music publishing, CD and DVD manufacturing; TV licensing. Wonderdrug Records was started in 1990 by Ken Cmar, a Berklee College of Music graduate.
110 Brookline St, Cambridge, MA 02139 | 617.576.8620 | | web

X-Mix Productions
A full service artist management/booking agency/record label group representing DJ/Producers.
561 Windsor Street, Suite A307, Somerville, MA 02143 | 617.628.9649 | Fax 617.623.8086 | web | Neil Petricone (Founder/Artist Manager): | facebook | twitter

Instruments, Repairs and Supplies

Bay State Vintage Guitars
295 Huntington Ave. #304, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.267.6077 | blog | facebook | twitter

Boston Guitar Works
1717 Main St, Brockton, MA 02301 | 508.580.0088 | Fax 508.580.0179 | | web

Brannen Brothers Flute Makers, Inc.
Custom, handmade, professional flutes, maintenance and repair.
Woburn, MA | 781.935.9522 | web | facebook | twitter

Dominic’s Music Inc
Band instruments (woodwinds, brass, strings, percussion). New & Used instruments, rentals, repairs, lessons.
Enterprise Center, Suite 840, 121 Loring Ave, Salem , MA 01970 | 978.745.5255 | Fax: 978.745.0023 | | web

“Rent cool guitars and gear from people near you.” Fretish is a Boston based peer-to-peer guitar rental marketplace. You’ll find guitars, basses, amps, drums, peripherals (pedals, mics, etc.), ukuleles, keyboards, pro audio gear and brass instruments.

Fretish serves musicians who are interested in playing beautiful, finely crafted instruments in the comfort of their own home for short periods of time before they ultimately decide to make a purchase.

For instrument and gear collectors who don’t always use what they own, they can earn some extra money, rather than have them sit around andust. For artisan instrument builders and other vendors, give potential customers an opportunity to try out your products, rather than paying for an expensive storefront — in fact, you can make money. Plus, each “renter” is a qualified lead. See how Fretish works.

Gig FX Inc
Specializes in pedal effects.
303 Wyman Street, Suite 300, Waltham, MA 02451-1406 | 978.263.6432 | toll-free (USA): 1.888.561.8994 | fax: 978.662.2025 | | web | facebook

Guitar Center
New & used instruments; guitars, bass, drums and percussion, keyboards, amplifiers and effects, live sound, microphones, recording equipment, accessories, etc.
1255 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02215 | 617.247.1389 | web | facebook | twitter

Guitar Stop
Acoustic, electric, bass guitars; amps & effects; banjos, mandolins, ukes; accessories, music books, parts; clearance & used; music lessons.
1760 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02140 | 617.876.0687 | | web | facebook | twitter

The Harp Connection
Sales, service and rentals of harps. Harp showings by appointment only.
Shetland Properties, 35 Congress Street Suite 218, Salem, MA 01970 | 978.744.4277 | toll-free 888.287.4277 | fax 978.744.5399 |

Mr. Music
New, used and vintage guitars, bass guitars, parts and accessories; new and used amps; effects; percussion, keyboards, ukuleles; new/used banjos and mandolins; microphones/wireless systems.
128 Harvard Avenue, P.O. Box 430, Allston, MA 02134 | 617.783.1609 | fax 617.254.6460 | | web

Music Studio Direct
Software, hardware, dj gear, accessories.
971 Commonwealth Ave, Suite 32, Boston, MA 02215 | toll-free 877.687.4270 | office & international calls 617.782.1452 | fax 617.782.1404 | web | facebook

The Music Emporium
Acoustic guitars, banjos and mandolins; new, used and vintage guitars; lessons; repair and restoration.
165 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, MA 02420 | 781.860.0049 | web | facebook | twitter

New England Violins
Violins, violas, cellos, bows, accessories.
351 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.262.VLNS (8567) | web

Performance Music Center
Guitars, Drums, Amps and more.
405 Main Street, Woburn, Ma 01801 | 781.938.6411 | | web

Rutman’s Violins
Violins, violas, cellos, double basses; bows, repairs.
265 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 | 617.578.0066 |

Sandy’s Music
The legendary Cambridge store featuring instruments, accessories, repairs, appraisals, lessons, recordings and folklore. Banjos, acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins, fiddles, electric basses, classical guitars, ukes, steel guitars, accordions and more. Sandy is the famous local DJ on WUMB. Old-timey jam every Monday night at 7pm.
896A Mass Ave, Cambridge MA 02139 (between Harvard and Central Square) | 617.491.2812 | | web

Upton Bass String Instrument Company
New, used and vintage upright basses. Sales, service, and accessories.
1108 Boylston Street, Boston, MA, 02215 | 617.236.7706 | Fax: 860.535.9311 | | web | facebook

Wood & Strings Music Center
Sales, rentals, repairs, lessons. They specialize in Violin, Guitar, and Band Instrument Repair. Huge selection of instruments. See their home page for a large list. They also sell microphones, amplifiers, accessories, and children’s musical toys.
493 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington, MA 02474 | web | facebook

Tour Support, PR, Miscellaneous

As Built PR
AS BUILT PR is a Boston based boutique music marketing and promotions, booking, and management company specializing in new media and unique online promotions. They also book monthly AS BUILT PResents shows in Boston area clubs and put out physical samplers of Boston music for SXSW. | web | facebook | twitter

Digital Music News
Excellent source of news about the music business.

Gear rentals. See also under Rehearsal Space.
Somerville: 11 South Street, Somerville, MA 02143 | 617.666.7529 |
Wakefield: 14 Teal Road, Wakefield, MA 01880 | 339.219.0274 | | | facebook | twitter | reviews on yelp

Pirate Promotions
Pirate! is a music promotion, public relations, marketing and management company who works with artists, brands, record labels and others to promote their music / product / service to radio stations / writers / bloggers / tastemakers across North America.
For roadies, tour personnel and businesses in the live event production industry.

For musicians, bands, promoters, venues and festivals. Get gigs. web

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  1. Hi,

    I’m a musician based out of Portland, Maine and I just want to say thank you for the work you do to support independent artists. Your blog is great and your artist resources are a huge, huge help. Thanks!

    Take care,


  2. James

    I just wanted to say thank you for this incredibly useful, thorough collection of resources for every Boston musician. I know it takes an astounding amount of time to collect venue booking/submission contact emails so thank you for laying it out so effectively. Still very relevant in 2019 and beyond.

    All the best,

    James M.
    Boston, MA

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