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Harpers Ferry

Harpers Ferry in Allston, is another one of the venues picking up the slack in the wake of the previous generation of rock venues closing their doors.

Prior to their closing, Kenmore Square was the epicenter of music in Boston. However with the advent of urban redevelopment and the onset of gentrification, the clubs have been forced to close their doors. The lack of venues in Boston began to force the bands to the outer lying neighborhoods. These forces are combining in the Allston/Brighton...

Harpers Ferry in Allston, is another one of the venues picking up the slack in the wake of the previous generation of rock venues closing their doors.

Prior to their closing, Kenmore Square was the epicenter of music in Boston. However with the advent of urban redevelopment and the onset of gentrification, the clubs have been forced to close their doors. The lack of venues in Boston began to force the bands to the outer lying neighborhoods. These forces are combining in the Allston/Brighton area. Today the neighborhood is littered with venues. With The Middle East and Harpers Ferry as the two largest and drawing the largest acts to their stages.

Harpers Ferry is still moving strong and over the years have brought in acts ranging from the Skatalites, Fishbone, The Dropkick Murphys, The Voodoo Glow Skulls and BuckCherry. This is just a tip of the iceberg but it provides a good cross section of the music that goes on inside the doors here.

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Address:
156 Brighton Ave
Allston, MA 02134
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Daily: 1pm-2am
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Stories in the spotlight: Harpers Ferry

Another revolution is started in Boston. This time the weapons of choice are beer and guitars.

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The Dropkick Murphys
May 9, 2010
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April 14, 2010
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