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This podcast tells the true and complete story of the Channel nightclub in Boston, bringing the truth to light! Based on the vivid recollections of club founder Harry Booras, you’ll learn the too-true-to-believe tale, from the club's beginning in 1980 to its inglorious end at the hands of Boston's most ruthless mobsters. Over the years, there’s been a lot of rewriting of the club's history. Harry led the operation of the club for eleven of its eleven & a half years of existence. It's time to set the record straight once and for all. Learn more at www.thechannelstory.com.

Boston Venue: The Channel Story Harry Booras, Chris O’Keeffe and David Ginsburg

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This podcast tells the true and complete story of the Channel nightclub in Boston, bringing the truth to light! Based on the vivid recollections of club founder Harry Booras, you’ll learn the too-true-to-believe tale, from the club's beginning in 1980 to its inglorious end at the hands of Boston's most ruthless mobsters. Over the years, there’s been a lot of rewriting of the club's history. Harry led the operation of the club for eleven of its eleven & a half years of existence. It's time to set the record straight once and for all. Learn more at www.thechannelstory.com.

Customer Reviews

Coasterdude02149 ,

Trip down memory lane

Really enjoying this podcast. It’s bringing back so many great memories. There was NOTHING like The Channel back in the day. It was like a second home to my buddies and I back in the metal days but also remember seeing Nina Hagen here as well. It was always a good time. Enjoying hearing the early days of the club. Man…King Diamond, Doro Pesch, Lita Ford, Kix, Toxik, Ministry, Tesla, Overkill. Sunday nights are so dull now without a trip to Tower then heading over to The Channel for a few beers and good times. What I wouldn’t give to have those days back.

P.R Professor ,

Amazing Story

Such an awesome insightful podcast. If you are fan of music, organized crime, Boston itself or even just enjoy listening to a good old fashioned yarn, then you will get something out of this. I knew of the Channel, but only due to its connection with the punk scene. The other portions of this podcast and the history and story of how everything came about and the groundbreaking things that were accomplished is super interesting and a joy to listen to. It is very well put together and any podcast that features an interview with Ian Mackaye talking all things Boston is a true delight for any fan of the Boston Punk and Hardcore scene.

Happygalz ,

Believe how rough it was

As a suburb gal, going to the Channel was out of this world. I went once, must have been Buddy Guy or some other Blues show. My friends car got stolen out of the lot, probably 1989-90. We knew it had to be an organized operation between lot attendant and thieves. Recovered in Southie. So yeah, can’t even remember the show except for walking all over the parking lot “I swear we left it here...”.

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