The Herald reports.
The Boston Licensing Board today refused to hear any testimony about an alleged underground music club in Allston, because it only hears cases involving alleged license infractions. Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer told Boston Police detectives and Peter Gallagher - cited for allegedly running an unlicensed, beer-serving, admissions-charging music club - and Gallgher's lawyer that the whole thing is best sorted out in court.... Read more
The Allston Tavern in the Square has changed its music late at night in an attempt to ward off "a different neighborhood crowd" that has been causing trouble, its lawyer told the Boston Licensing Board today.
Attorney Robert Allen made his comments during a hearing on one of four separate incidents between December and Feburary during which punches were thrown, people were taken to the... Read more
The Boston Licensing Board holds a hearing tomorrow to figure out what to do about Uncle Crummy's, shut by police in January as part of a crackdown on unlicensed music venues in Allston and Brighton.
Peter Gallagher, listed as the operator of the place at 30 Penniman Rd., has to answer to charges he violated state law by running a night club out of... Read more
Oh, you just know they'll be burning the midnight oil at the Inside Track tonight, trying to figure out which married male Boston celebrity who was having money trouble last fall tried to pick up some sweet young things at Venu.
The reason we know is because a Lowell man is facing federal blackmail charges today for trying to extort $20,000 from the guy for... Read more
Slate compiles the evidence that detectives posing as scenesters are trying to ensnare organizers of house parties through online messages that are just off enough to tip the organizers off:
You don't have to be a local-music Agent Smith, though, to tell that some of these emails smell pretty fishy. "Hey there, local P native here," wrote one probable imposter to a local band,... Read more
Pax East is not your typical convention-center kind of exhibition.
Of course, even an unconventional convention needs seminars:
Seems they took offense at a Murphy drop kicking a guy giving a Nazi salute in New York last weekend.
Boston Restaurant Talk reports Emerson College decided not to renew the leases for Remington's and Dick Doherty's Beantown Comedy Vault. The bar is closing, while the comedy club will seek new digs.
Some notes on last night's Boston's Finest:
The show had footage from a triple shooting that Donnie Wahlberg seemed to say was on Dakota Street. Based on the foliage in some of... Read more
Finnegan's Wake with puppets at Hogan's Run in Brighton.
Wicked Local Brookline reports on all the easement-type changes the cinema is seeking from Town Meeting to build a new screening room.
The Cleveland Circle bar goes before the Boston Licensing Board next week for permission to ditch its food-serving license and just serve hard drinks for men who want to get drunk fast - or BC students who just want to relax, at any rate.
Mary Ann's was one of a number of Boston watering holes dinged by a new city enforcement effort over the past... Read more
A nice local Dorchester woman reports on her Sunday afternoon drive through Southie:
Erin deleted her original post, here's a screencap:
This... Read more
Unless you're old enough to remember the restrooms at the Rat: Bars/clubs with good bathrooms to have sex in?