“The greatest music ever made always seems to
come from Boston.”
-William Jefferson Shakespeare
We live in a great city, rich not only in history
but also in creative accomplishment. Nowhere is this more true than in
music. And while there are countless great artists that have come from
Boston and gone on to great success, there are countless more just
starting out, just as talented and just around the corner. The question
is how to find them.
Boston Beats aims to provide the information
people need to learn about and see good music playing in and around
Boston. Most people would see more music and do more fun things if it
was easier to find out what the options were. It’s the 21st century, and it shouldn’t be that hard. So here’s what you’ve been
looking for: artist listings, interviews, venues, events, streaming
local music and more. Everything you need to find out what’s happening
in Boston, and everything you need to figure out what you want to do
with your night. This is what you’ve been looking for. This is Boston
How to Use
There are several things you should check out
while you’re here. If there’s something you think we need that you
don’t see, let us know. For now, check out these fine offerings:
Boston Beats offers CD Reviews, Gear Reviews, press releases on new
music products, Live Reviews, Music News and Articles about what’s
happening in the local music scene and across the country.
always interesting to talk to someone about their craft, whatever that
craft may be, and especially if it’s music. Our interviews are designed
to give readers a sense of the artist’s experience as a musician:
writing songs, recording, and playing out in and around Boston. Readers
get the musician’s perspective on the Boston music scene.
are constantly gathering information about the artists currently active
in the Boston area. If you want to learn more about them, click on the
Artists page to find the current website of many local artists. The
list can be sorted by Band or Solo Artist, or by Genre. And to further
help visitors find the great new music they’re looking for, the Artist
page also features music samples of many artists. Look for the speaker
symbol next to the artist’s name:
Be sure to check
back frequently, as new samples are added often.
We’ve listed every music venue in the greater Boston area, and sorted
them by city, region and T-line access. If you know you want to go out
in Cambridge but don’t know all the places to see music there, just
click on “Cambridge” on the Venues page and check out the listings.
There you’ll find the addresses and phone numbers of all the clubs in
the area, with links to maps and available venue websites. You can even
click on the printable version and take it with you. If you live on the
Red Line and are looking for places to see good music that you don’t
have to drive to see, just click on the “Red Line” tab. We’ll even tell
you the stop.
Many of the answers people are seeking about good music in Boston can
only come from one another. The Forum page provides a place for
visitors to post thoughts, questions and answers about the Boston music
Boston Beats also gathers information on what’s happening in and around
Boston, so check out the Events page to see what’s going on. Want to
know the weather? You can get tonight’s weather or make plans for the
future with the ten-day forecast provided by The Weather Channel on our
Boston Beats Radio:
The best way to find out what’s going on in the Boston music scene is to
hear it for yourself. With Boston Beats Radio, you don’t have to wait
until Friday night. We’ve put together a mix of some of the best local
music, which you can hear any time night or day with the click of a
button. Check out the Radio page for details.
Wait, there’s more!
Boston Beats also offers a
Merchandise page where you purchase
all your favorite Boston Beats attire, and a
Links page to take you to some of
our staff’s favorite links on the web. And soon, Boston Beats will be
available from your web-enabled cell phone or PDA.
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History of Boston Beats
Boston Beats was started in February 1964 as a joint
project between NASA, Los Alamos National Laboratories and the now defunct
Superfriends Justice League. The goal was to undermine the Communist
threat of the Soviet Union with western cultural influences, specifically
the Beatles, Motown greats like Marvin Gaye and the Four Tops, and Country
greats like Ferlin Husky, Red Sovine, Del Reeves, and Stonewall Jackson.
Between the time of its inception and its eventual
success in November of 1989, Boston Beats proved to be an unparalleled
launching point for many of today’s most recognizable technological
successes, including manned space flight, the computer mouse,
permanent-press fabric and acrylic paint.
Since going public in spring of 1991, Boston Beats
has grown to a readership of over 57 million people across 182 countries,
and is published in over 60 different languages. Now people as far as the
Malay Peninsula can find out with the click of a button who’ll be playing
at T.T. the Bears next Saturday. And you know what. It’s a better world.
The Men Behind
Director of Information Technology
Chief Operations Officer
Mr. Ammidown is one of the two Founders of Boston
Beats. Mr. Ammidown’s vision of a music site for “the tired, the hungry,
the poor—you know, ‘losers,’” has defined the Company’s efforts since its
beginning. Tireless and talented, Mr. Ammidown is truly an
entrepreneurial genius. In a solicitation for subscription,
Entrepreneurial Genius Magazine called him “Mr. Ammidown” in 1992.
Mr. Ammidown lives with his mom.
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Imbaro, the other of the two Founders of Boston
Beats, brings his unparalleled experience in writing, editing, design,
business management and sheer sense of right and wrong to bear every day
in the pulsating engine of commerce that is Boston Beats. Called “The Man
To Know,” by a woman in a cafeteria in 1995, Mr. Imbaro has consistently
proven his ability to get things done eventually. While his involvement
in the Company remains a front for his “dream of doing nothing,” Mr.
Imbaro remains a vital force in a myriad of inchoate creative endeavors.
Mr. Imbaro owns a thesaurus.