Music

The Beat of Cambridge: African Drumming and Dance

As part of The Beat of Cambridge series, here’s the extended online version of our Scout Out on African Drumming, which appeared in the September / October print edition of Scout Cambridge. Take a stroll down Mass Ave. on any given night and you will be able to feel the energy of African drumming streaming from […]


Q&A: MC Kabir and The Dub Down

London-born, Cambridge-raised hip hop artist, MC Kabir, describes his music as “a never ending journey of personal observation in song form with rhythm.” His art is inspiring not just from a musical standpoint, but from a literary one as well. Perhaps that’s why his most recent album, “Olympic Gold,” currently ranks No. 4 on the […]


Man on a Mission

By Nick Cox When Roger C. Miller first moved to Boston in the late 1970s, it was to pursue a career in piano tuning. Miller, now best known as the lead singer of the seminal Boston post-punk band Mission of Burma, was already a lifelong musician, most notably as the bassist of Sproton Layer, a […]


Scout Pick: Krill Forever!

If you’ve ever been through, as they say, “a rough patch,” then you’ll probably appreciate Krill. A fixture of Boston’s underground music scene since 2010, the JP-based trio began to garner national attention this summer thanks to their beautiful and heartfelt sophomore album Lucky Leaves, which came out in June. Lucky Leaves was initially available […]


What’s New?: Beat Hotel hits Harvard Square

Harvard Square, once home to the hoppinest tune-joints in town, has in recent years increasingly been living up to its unfortunate surname. But not for long: Cambridge Day reports that Jack Bardy, co-owner of Beehive in the South End, is set to save the Square from the maw of squaresville when the Beat Hotel, his 328-seat jazz […]


Q&A: Earthquake Party! is blowing up

Bubblewrap your crockery and brace for impact, because Earthquake Party!, Boston’s most combustive noise-pop band, are about to blow up even further. The Allston trio (keyboardist Mallory Hestand, guitarist and lead songwriter Justin Lally and drummer Josh “J-Raff” Carrasco) have always lived up to their moniker – catch one of their hyperkinetic, punishingly loud, irresistibly […]


SCOUT OUT!: Yume Wo Katare launches CD

Known locally for its quick and simple ramen noodles, Yume Wo Katare will now offer something new on its menu: its own self-titled album. The seven-track EP will be released on May 19. Open its case and you’ll find that the disc itself is cleverly stylized as a bowl of the Japanese noodles, inspired by […]


SCOUT PICK: Cry Guy tonight at ZuZu

If you’re too poor to afford a Together Fest pass but still need your dose of super-fresh, razor-edge electronic pop, then stop by ZuZu tonight to hear Cry Guy play their first Boston-area show in two months The duo, which consists of local ambient-electronic musician Cameron Potter and Berklee first-year Virginia de las Pozas, formed […]