Replay Lounge 946 Massachusetts, Lawrence 785-749-7676
With no stage to speak of, the Replay Lounge places musicians on equal footing with their fans. When relatively popular acts, such as the Murder City Devils, come to town, the club gets cramped, and band members can expect to have devil-horn hands thrust into their faces and, occasionally, drinks poured down their throats. It's all in rock and roll fun, and the Lounge's management tends to book groups that supply enough raw power to shrug off distractions with a confident swagger and drown out revelers at the bar with pure volume. The whole scene might be a little disconcerting for singer/songwriter types, but those out to rock will enjoy the in-your-face salutes preferred by this venue's crowd.