Boston Rock History in Motel and Book Form

Today's Boston Globe reports that the former Howard Johnson motel in the Fenway has been renovated to honor Boston's rock history:
Renovated Fenway motel The Verb pays homage to club-club past - Business - The Boston Globe

The article, and the owners, name-check not just Boston's well-known bands such as the Cars and the J. Geils Band but also clubs such as the Boston Tea Party and the Rat. If these names are unfamiliar or you want to be more knowledgeable before recommending the place to visiting family and friends, take a look at The Sound of Our Town: A History of Boston Rock & Roll by Brett Milano (ML3534.3 .M55 2007). Milano goes beyond the big names to explore the nooks and crannies of this local scene.