By Sam Bayat, The Verb Hotel
Putting together a playlist for a long trip on the road is no easy task. Especially when having to cater to a variety of music tastes, the struggle can be very real. If you're looking for a little inspiration, you've come to the right place. We like to consider ourselves music experts here at the Verb, so read on to find out what songs we think the perfect playlist should contain.
By Jack Beck, The Verb Hotel
There aren’t many cities with a greater music scene than Boston, and while our venues like Fenway Park, TD Garden, and the House of Blues are known worldwide for the countless amazing shows they’ve held, we’re also home to many local venues that might be even more exciting than the big names. Here’s a few to check out if you’re planning a visit, plus some suggestions for other stops to round out your night.
By Gabrielle Balestrier (The Fenway)
Short of getting rich and retiring early, work is basically inevitable. But assuming we have to keep coming into an office each day, we’d rather it be in The Fenway. Not that we’re biased or anything.
After all, commuting here is a breeze. Lunch options are plentiful. Even the best team in baseball wants to work here.
Because there’s always something to do. Whether you need an excuse to procrastinate, or you’re in between meetings, you’ll never be bored in our neighborhood. Especially when you get away from your desk.
By Abby Grinberg, The Verb Hotel
Last month, a loyal Verb fan donated her entire Rolling Stone Magazine collection to the hotel. Now this isn't just any collection. It involved a trip to her attic to collect many boxes filled to the brim with magazines.
Mary Melodee Mena is a life-long rock and roll fan, former D.I. and self-proclaimed pack rat. When Mary and her husband, Paul, finally combined and alphabetized their music collections (over 1500 CDs and countless albums) they saw it as a deeper commitment than their wedding vows. I had the opportunity to ask Mary a few questions about her collection and love for music.
By Hannah Lee, The Verb Hotel
“I’ll Be There.” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine.” “Papa Was A Rollin’ Stone.” What do all these popular songs have in common? These are all songs from artists who were signed to Motown Records. Motown Records is an American record label, founded in 1959 by Berry Gordy Jr. in Detroit, Michigan. Its name is a combination of “motor” and “town.” The Motown Sound is a style of soul music with pop influences. The ‘60s was a hot time for Motown. The Verb is bringing Motown back with Motown Week on February 17th through the 22nd, and here are our featured artists.