Local Concerts

Submitted by Naomi V. on Fri, 12/14/2018 - 14:56 - 0 Comments

Okay so we’re high school students stuck in a not very big town trying to go to a concert here kinda sucks. But maybe, hear me out, you don’t have to spend all your money to have a good time. Here’s my suggestion, get some friends together (or don’t), google a concert venues (or don’t), buy some tickets to a small nobody band or a bigger more popular band, and try to have a good time. I’ve got you some venues, bands, and prices to look at.

Right, so music venues, there’s a lot of them, but let’s start with a classic: The Crystal ballroom.

Pros: bigger artists come here, and the building isn’t actively falling apart. Cons: tiny spaces, kinda smells like weed.
Upcoming concerts at crystal ballroom.

Sat Nov 10: The Devil Makes Three - $34. Thurs Nov 15: Underoath - $35
Fri Nov 16: Fruition - $30
Sat Nov 17: Khruangbin - $25

Tues Nov 20: Phosphorescent - $25
Wed Nov 21: Behemoth - $33
Sun Nov 25: Julien Baker, Phoebe Bridges, and Lucy Dacus - $28
Fri Dec 14: Kurt Vile and the Violators - $32

So maybe you do not want to see some no name bands, no big deal. There’s plenty of venues to go to that have bigger names performing at them like the Roseland Theatre. Pros: bigger name artists, serve food throughout the show. Cons: kind of cramped, good luck if you want to stand for the entire concert.
Nov 11: Lil Xan - $29.50
Nov 12: Circa Survive - $25
Nov 13: Russ - $32.95
Nov 17: Good Charlotte - $39.50
Nov 20: Robert Delong - $18.50
Nov 21: Jorja Smith - $30
Nov 23: G Jones - $20
Nov 29: Louis The Child - $25
Dec 5: Koo Koo Kanga Roo - $12

If you’re still looking for some smaller artists but not really liking the other options there’s still the Hawthorne Theatre.
Cons: Pretty small, which really can be good or bad depending how you look at it. If you have open toed shoes you are not in for a good time. Pros: Great security, and they just fixed the air conditioning.
Nov 13: As I lay Dying - $30
Nov 14: Masego - $23
Nov 17: PVMNTS - $16
Nov 19: Haken - $23
Dec 2: Pale Waves - $16
Dec 5: Doyle - $18

Are you looking something more fancy, wanting spend time getting dressed up and all that? Then might I recommend the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.
Pros: It’s a nice building and the food’s good. Cons: It can be sooooo expensive, no standing areas.
Nov 14: The Hip Hop Nutcracker - $25
Nov 16: Black Violin - $19.50
Nov 19: Canadian Brass - $30.50
Nov 27: Dorado Schmitt and The Django Festival Allstars - $30
Nov 30: Postmodern Jukebox - $29.50

Have you ever been to the Old Church Concert Hall? I hadn’t either till I started looking more into our local music scene. It’s more of a country folk music sorta place for people how are into that sort of thing.
Pros: Can be pretty cheap, great acoustics. Cons: It is so small, also very niche music
Nov 11: Lucy Kaplansky - $20
Nov 16: Salvia - $12
Nov 29: MJ New Quartet - $30
Dec 5: Jean-Michel Blais - $15
Dec 9: An evening with Alela Diane - $15 Dec 31: Friends Of Chamber Music - A New Years Celebration - $35

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