House of Blues
The HOB is bigger and better than ever. Well, it's bigger. Nevermind the ridiculously tight security measures, this is where national acts play if they can't fill the Garden (eg, the reunited J Geils Band, Lady Gaga, Dropkick Murphys, etc). The balcony seating offers an excellent view of the stage, while fighting the crowds on the mezzanine can be brutal.