by Anderson Mar & Matthew Marchesi
The club is has recently become a hotbed of specialty music nights. In addition to straight-up rock ‘n roll on the weekends, Tuesdays encompass some of the area’s best singer-songwriters in a relaxed, no-earplugs-required setting, while the first and third Thursday of the month will find patrons of the mournful aesthetic congregating en masse for Dark Sky, Massachusetts’ only “darker alternative”—since it’s apparently not politically correct to use the term Goth anymore live music night. Still other evenings have played host to punk rock extravaganzas, country and western-themed bands, and Women in Rock showcases.
You never know what you’re going to get at The Skybar, and therein lies the beauty of it.
With the closure of the infamous Chopping Block, and hiatus of a few well-known Allston-based nightclubs, we were was approached by several bands in the local hard rock/heavy metal scene looking for a suitable venue to call their own. Mar, who with partner Marchesi, was co-founder of the The New England Punk, Goth, and Metal Fest in 2005,decided to welcome these bands into her club with open arms and gauge the response, which so far has been remarkable.
The Skybar will be launching a weekly Metal Night Beginning on Sunday.