Allston Rock City Hall to go before civic association tonight to address noise complaints


The team behind Allston Rock City Hall will be going before the Allston Civic Association this evening to to address alleged community concerns about their planned all-ages live music and art show space at Studio 52. The room has been operating as an art gallery for the past few weeks as it hurdles licensing issues for live music, and are now asking those in the Boston music community to come out to the hearing, which they expect will also be attended by those in the area complaining about noise.

ARCH, as the space is called, has been slowed in its efforts to secure proper licensing as some in the neighborhood have complained to the city and venue about noise.

Studio 52, a band rehearsal complex, is located on Everett Street, near the Stop & Shop. The hearing starts at 6 p.m. at the Honan Library on North Harvard Street. The ARCH situation is expected to be heard at 6:30 p.m.


Here’s the word from the folks at ARCH:

Dearest Allston/Brighton Family and Friends, tenants of Studio 52, and supporters of the Boston Music scene,

As many of you know, there have been a number of delays regarding the opening of ARCH in recent months. Now, our ability to open at all depends on you; our family of artists, musicians, and residents, to support us, Studio 52, and the progression of our community as a whole.

On Wednesday, June 18th, our staff will be presenting at the Allston Civic Association at the Honan Library in Allston, at 6:30pm. The hearing will address current community concerns with Studio 52, and will pave the way for our future zoning appeals to assure that we can accomplish what we set out to when creating this space. In order to set a positive and productive tone in this meeting, we ask for the help of anyone who lives or works in Allston/Brighton, who supports Studio 52 and what we at ARCH aim to do, to attend this preliminary hearing, as it will be the first of many in the coming months.

Allston Rock City Hall was dreamt up and created with the goal of uplifting the Boston Music and Arts scene, but now in order to exist to achieve that goal, we must call on the community we aim to serve. Please, if you are available, and you want to see us finally open our doors, come show your support.

If you have any questions at all, feel free to contact me at: nick@studio52boston.com

Nick Grieco

Here’s a look inside the space…