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Boston, MA

“I learned almost everything I know about music from Boston and the people there. It’s shaped my entire life, so everything I put into my music comes from Boston in one way or another.” — Caye

Curated by: Lina Tullgren, Caye

city guide:
Boston, MA
venue
Wally’s Jazz Club
Cozy, old-school jazz & blues club hosts nightly performances by students & locals.
Wally's Cafe Inc., Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
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outdoors
Arnold Arboretum
"Just go. It is a paradise. Make sure you check out the bonsai garden." — Ruby Rose Fox
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, Arborway, Boston, MA, USA
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shopping
LIT Boutique
"LIT on Newbury street is amazing. Great pieces and affordable." — Ruby Rose Fox
LIT Boutique, Newbury Street, Boston, MA, USA
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venue
Brighton Music Hall
"For emerging nationals Brighton Music Hall is the spot." — Ruby Rose Fox
Brighton Music Hall, Brighton Avenue, Allston, MA, USA
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ONCE Ballroom
"For small to med local acts check out The Lizard Lounge or Once Ballroom." — Ruby Rose Fox
ONCE Ballroom, Highland Avenue, Somerville, MA, USA
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Lizard Lounge
"For small to med local acts check out The Lizard Lounge or Once Ballroom." — Ruby Rose Fox
Lizard Lounge, Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA, USA
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landmark
Mass. Ave Bridge
"Walk across the Mass. Ave bridge at night. Best view of the moon and the city in the summer." — Ruby Rose Fox
Massachusetts Avenue Bridge, Boston, Mass, USA
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coffee
City Feed and Supply
"Only place to get iced coffee." — Ruby Rose Fox
City Feed and Supply, Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
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food
Our Fathers
'Our Fathers is a killer restaurant based on a Jewish Deli. Get the octopus." — Ruby Rose Fox
Our Fathers, North Harvard Street, Boston, MA, USA
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The Met Back Bay
"Great Charcuterie bar." — Ruby Rose Fox
The Met Back Bay, Dartmouth Street, Boston, MA, USA
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bar
Galway House
"Go the Galway House to meet the real townies." — Ruby Rose Fox
Galway House, Centre Street, Jamaica Plain, MA, USA
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food
Island Creek Oyster Bar
"Island Creek Oyster Bar for fancy oysters." — Ruby Rose Fox
Island Creek Oyster Bar, Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA, USA
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shopping
Bodega
Shoe, cap, and sportswear retailer hidden behind an entrance disguised as a convenience store.
6 Clearway St, Boston, MA 02115, United States
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bar
Royale Nightclub
Spacious multilevel mega-club draws trendy crowds for DJs, dancing, and live-music shows.
279 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116, United States
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bar
House of Blues – Boston
Boston outpost of the world-famous chain of concert venues.  Hosts hundreds of touring artists each year and offers Southern-inspired dishes at their in-house restaurant.
15 Lansdowne St, Boston, MA 02215, United States
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landmark
Washington Tower
62-foot marble tower built in the Mount Auburn Cemetery.  Named for George Washington, the tower provides excellent views of the surrounding area.
Magnolia Ave, Watertown, MA 02472, United States
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coffee
Quebrada Baking Co.
Locally-owned bakery with an array of handmade desserts, breads, and breakfast pastries, plus coffee.
208 Massachusetts Ave, Arlington, MA 02474, United States
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bar
Felipe’s Taqueria
"Its always popping and you can get amazing burritos whenever you want."  — Caye
21 Brattle Street, Cambridge, MA, United States
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outdoors
Charles River
The Charles River (sometimes called the River Charles or simply the Charles) is a river in eastern Massachusetts. From its source in Hopkinton, the river flows in a northeasterly direction, traveling through 23 cities and towns before reaching the Atlantic Ocean at Boston.
Charles River Esplanade, Boston, MA, United States
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shopping
Cheapo Records
Veteran music store stocking a vast range of used vinyl, cassettes & CDs in an array of genres.
538 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, United States
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shopping
Deep Thoughts
Laid-back record store buying & selling vinyl, tapes & CDs in a range of genres, plus books & DVDs.
138b South St, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130, United States
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karaoke
Courtide
Bar-goers flex their vocal chords on weekend karaoke nights at this no-frills local hangout.
291 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02141, United States
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theater
Harvard Film Archive
The Harvard Film Archive is a film archive and cinema located in the Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
24 Quincy St, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
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food
Broadsheet
Small-batch coffee roaster serving espresso drinks & Mediterranean-inspired light bites.
100 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138, United States
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food
Asta
Upscale New American fixed-price tasting-menu dinners served amid exposed brick in a simple setting.
47 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02115, United States
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