LIVE MUSIC CLUBS
BRIGHTON MUSIC HALL
This is the 21st century iteration of Boston’s legendary Harpers Ferry. Today, the midsize music venue hosts up and coming rock, alternative country, indie rock, Brazilian pop and more. Full schedule online. Shows at 9 pm, unless noted. Doors open one hour before show time. 158 Brighton Ave., Allston Tickets: 800.745.3000.
On the Venn diagram where rock n’ roll intersects with wine, you’ll find City Winery, familiar in other parts of the country but a very welcome arrival to Boston’s West End. Check listings for gigs and vino-centric happenings. Open daily 5-11 pm. 80 Beverly St., 617.933.8047.
HOUSE OF BLUES
This landmark concert hall on Lansdowne Street plays host to new acts as well as rock n’ roll legends and can accommodate up to 2,400 fans. Full schedule online. 15 Lansdowne St., 888.693.2583.
MIDDLE EAST & ZUZU RESTAURANT & NIGHTCLUB
From national acts and local bands to jazz, funk, reggae and blues, this nightspot features all types of music in four spaces: Upstairs, Downstairs, Corner and ZuZu. Full schedule online. Box office open daily 12-7 pm. 472/480 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, 617.864.3278.
THE PARADISE ROCK CLUB & LOUNGE
More than just a rock club, The Paradise is a Boston institution with a list of past performers that includes the music industry’s finest. Full schedule online. Doors one hour prior to show. Ticket prices vary. 967/969 Commonwealth Ave., Allston, 617.562.8820. Concert line: 617.562.8800.