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Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Snarf, Dec 14, 2005.
Anyone know of rehearsal spaces that rent for around $150/month around the Back Bay area?
Used to have a space in in HP for about that. We showed up one night to find cops teling everyone they had an hour to clear out. The "owner" was a squatter and was harbouring a chop shop in another section of the building.
Good luck, that's a low price for the area.
You'll have a hard time finding any rehearsal space in the Back Bay. Try Somerville, or the Allston/Brighton area.
You could always use jamspot in Somerville.
I've seen that website before, $25/hour seems outlandishly expensive, considering we'll be practicing at the very least every other day for 3-4 hours.
BTW, when I said $150/hour I meant for a shared room, not our own exclusive room.
The Sound Museum
Good luck. I doubt you'll find anything that cheap in back bay. Sound Museum is a good deal. I use JamSpot for my band because we only practice 2-3 time a month and they have amps, a keyboard, drums, PA, and mics all set up for us. We just show up and practice.
We've already talked to them, and they're all full.
Rehearsal space in Boston is always being squeezed by the rising real estate prices. Abandoned mills and warehouses suddenly get converted to condos and another 50 bands are out on the street.
I agree with Brian that rehearsal spaces in Boston have been squeezed and have got replaced by Boston condos or other new construction due to escalating property values. Forget such spaces at affordable rates now! Youll have to look more towards the edges of town, maybe closer to Cambridge or near university campuses. You might get some success. Also, let me know where you ended up finally
Even in Providence (one hour south) $150 is wishful thinking. Real estate just doesn't want to cater to musicians and artists. I can't blame them though. They're only in it for the money.
Best place I've used is Charlestown Rehearsal Studios:
Charlestown Rehearsal Studios - Home
Big place, rooms have a/c, cargo elevators to the floors for easy gear hauling, but it's not in Back Bay, it's a few miles away. A lot of people look to spilt rooms with other bands.
I noticed, this is an old post, but maybe it'll help someone. I play drums, and we're practicing at Parallel Sound in Newton. www.parallelsoundgroup.com
This is hourly rehearsal space with 4 studios; they provide all equipment, so I don't have to bring my drums, which is very convenient!
They've been around for a few years... Maybe worth trying until you find something permanent.
The most well known rehearsal complex for bands that has been in existence for 25 years is located 20 minutes northwest of Boston. $290 a month gets you your own private room. An added feature is that it is clean and secure. Many well known artists have rented there over the years including us. Link is http://musicmillrehearsal.com
Bump for Charlestown