Dante Boccuzzi’s friends tease him that the real reason he’s building Coda is so that he’ll have a real live stage of his own from which to perform his guitar-fueled rock and roll. When he’s not playing the role as chef at one of his restaurants, which include Ginko, DBA, D.C. Pasta Co., Next Door and Dante, Boccuzzi likes to tear it up on stage at annual events like the Taste of Tremont or Chef Jam.
When it opens on Friday October 16th, Coda will be what Boccuzzi describes as Tremont’s only live-music venue.
“It will be the only place in Tremont like this, that has live bands and is built primarily as a music venue,” he says while touring the intimate lower-level space beneath Next Door. “A lot of bars have bands, but they’re not set up like this with the proper sound, equipment and lighting.”
One of the most dramatic features of the sexy little club is the vividly hued graffiti wall that serves as a backdrop for performers. The brick wall, painted by artist Mike Sekletar, bears the logos of bands and musicians like The Rolling Stones, Devo, Beck, Cheap Trick, Primus and the Kinks.
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