Back in the day the ICC church in Alston had some good shows
also if you were looking for heavy music you can always check out returntothepit.com thats a great source kinda, i mean at least when i used to go to shows it was. Boston has a great music scene.
Berkley sometimes has things going on you can always walk past there, also in the theater district you can swing by Emerson " WERS 88.9" on the radio dial thats the best student run radio station in boston, they always have a list of whats going on in and around the city. If you are looking for the "student music scene" i would check there also a great radio station to listen to.
Listen to it in advance online or podcasts and see what you like and what is playing when you are around, they tend to play a lot of local music to and the BEST REGGAE at night!!!! and sat-sun at night shit the best love makin music old r&b and hip.hop
anyways hope this kinda helps or makes any scene at all