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Boston Venue: The Channel Story

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

5/31/2019
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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 Cocker and Johnny Thunders. But booking national touring bands into The Channel wasn’t easy. Entrenched promoters didn’t want the competition. Local radio held an outsize influence on the success--or failure--of each show. Getting acts like The B-52’s and Gang of Four booked took a combination of balls and finesse...not to mention keeping in-house...

Duration:00:25:44

SEASON ONE, EPISODE TWO: “Opening Night”

4/30/2019
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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 open. There’s a lot of money going out, and none coming in. Staff needs to be hired, bands need to be booked, and promotions need to be launched. At the same time, crooked cops and local tough guys start showing up looking for a piece of the action. These guys can smell money and fear. This is the second chapter of the true and complete story of...

Duration:00:27:09

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

4/3/2019
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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 Boston...in a part of Boston most people avoided, in a venue notorious for failure. What could possibly go wrong? This is the first chapter of the true and complete story of Boston’s legendary The Channel nightclub. Over the course of this 8-episode season, you’ll learn about...

Duration:00:30:06

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

3/5/2019
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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 one man dead.

Duration:00:01:16