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Boston Venue: The Channel Story

11 EpisodesProduced by Harry Booras, Chris O’Keeffe and David GinsburgWebsite

The true and complete story of the legendary Channel Nightclub in Boston, from beginning to inglorious end.

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Boston Venue: Season One Bonus Episode: Peter Tosh, In His Own Words

February 13th, 2020

29:59

Crafting each episode of Boston Venue: The Channel Story is a painstaking process involving hours of research, combing through a ton of archival …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE EIGHT: “Nights to Remember. Days to Forget”

January 7th, 2020

22:38

By the mid-80s, The Channel was a successful venue. Big-name acts played The Channel in lieu of theatre and even arena shows. The legendary Roy …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE SEVEN: “Mama Africa”

November 12th, 2019

41:51

From the beginning, black music was a primary feature of The Channel’s eclectic lineup of headliners. Episode 7 explores The Channel’s embrace of early hip-hop, reggae, funk and R&B acts–and the impact it had on a …

Boston Venue: Season One Bonus Episode: The Channel Back Stories, Volume 1

October 27th, 2019

40:51

Putting together each episode of Boston Venue: The Channel Story is a painstaking process involving hours of research and hours more coordinating and …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE SIX: “The Kids Will Have Their Say!”

September 18th, 2019

28:39

Episode 6 dives deep into the pit with a focus on the hardcore punk scene of the ‘80s. The Channel’s embrace of the genre, along with details only the people who were there can provide, is the highlight of this special …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE FIVE: “Where’d You Go?”

August 10th, 2019

27:07

The Channel became a musical melting pot in a city still divided by parochial neighborhoods and lingering racial animosities. A club on a desolate …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE FOUR: “Lawyers, Guns and Money”

July 7th, 2019

27:43

The Channel finds itself in the midst of a decade of profound change in Boston. Live music was a major part of that cultural shift. In the halls and …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE THREE: “I Fought The Law”

May 31st, 2019

25:44

In its first 60 days, The Channel had a run of winning shows featuring a schedule of first tier rock ‘n’ roll headliners including Levon Helm, Joe …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE TWO: “Opening Night”

April 30th, 2019

24:08

Spring, 1980 on the desolate South Boston waterfront. Harry Booras and his partners have spent a long winter scrambling to get the doors to the club …

SEASON ONE, EPISODE ONE: “Channel One: The Beginning”

April 3rd, 2019

26:20

Boston, 1980. A hungry young entrepreneur named Harry Booras is ready to make the jump from a gig with an air-freight company into the nightclub business. Before long, he’s set to open the largest entertainment club in …

Music, Nightlife & Murder: A Sneak Peek at Boston Venue: The Channel Podcast

March 6th, 2019

1:16

This upcoming podcast tells the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary Channel nightclub, from the gritty beginnings, through the glory days, and the bitter end, when Boston mobsters leave the club in ruins–and …

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