Support the news

Beantown Blues: Making It In Boston's Music Scene

This article is more than 11 years old.

Boston rocks. But how hard?

Radio Boston goes on location at the Flophouse and takes you inside the modern Boston music scene. We profile three bands: Township, The Mmoss and The Jody Grind. We hear from a Boston superstar, Greg Hawkes of the Cars. And we talk with music critic Brett Milano on how the scene has changed and whether a band like the Cars could make it in Boston today.


When it comes to music videos, we lost count after MTV2, so we started our own rbTV.

First on the v-playlist, a little tease from our afternoon at the Flophouse:

A Boston music legend, the former Cars keyboardist Greg Hawkes, now strums his ukulele for The New Cars and for Radio Boston. He performed a one-time only, special rendition of the Cars classic, "You Might Think." It will live on our iPods forever.

The rbTV video of "You Might Think":

And the MP3:

+Join the discussion

Support the news