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Food Truck Festival rolls into Cambridge

Food lovers rejoice: the Cambridge Food Truck Festival rolls into town on June 8. Cambridge will host the first of six such festivals in New England this summer from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Kendall Square. Wristbands for entry will cost $7 in advance or $10 at the gates, and will entitle you to […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Just Crust hits Harvard Square

The Just Crust, handing out free pizza from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, June 8, knows that there’s a lot more to their business than making dough. Rising from the ashes of the fallen foodie favorite chain The Upper Crust, Harvard Square’s new establishment is fully committed to doing pizza justice. After a series of controversial and […]


Spotlight: Steven Garcia on House Dance

“The day you cry in a club… that’s when you know you’re in tune with the music and the dance,” attests Steven Garcia, organizer of “the House Dance Exchange” at Central Square’s Dance Complex, recalling a particularly memorable dancing experience. Steven explains that house dancing is unique in the sense that it can’t be quickly categorized. Interdisciplinary […]


Scout Weekend: May 31-June 2 Edition

The weather this weekend looks great, but if you aren’t in the mood for a day at the park or a trip to the beach, Cambridge has plenty going on to last you until you get back to work Monday morning. From dance performances to ghosts to electronic powwow music, here are some highlights:


Sneak peek of Oprah Winfrey at Harvard

Scout Cambridge is covering talk-show icon Oprah Winfrey as she takes the podium at Harvard’s 362nd Commencement on Thursday, May 30. The owner, founder and namesake of OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, is slotted to speak at 2:30 p.m. during the Ivy League’s commencement day afternoon exercises, which serve as the annual meeting of the […]


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 […]


SPOTLIGHT: Collier Stout honors MIT officer

Cambridge Brewing Company’s newest beer has gained the attention of beer lovers nationwide. The local brewery will begin selling the “Collier Stout” in mid-June to honor Officer Sean Collier, with $1 of each $5.50 pint going to Collier’s memorial fund set up in conjunction with the Jimmy Fund. Phil Bannatyne, owner of the CBC, says […]


Scout Weekend: May 17-19 edition

This weekend, let Cambridge be your canvas. Instead of choosing one location for creative exchange, wander through the city and find it yourself. Festivals, bike rides and artistic collectives… oh my! Whether you’re looking to attend a concert for a good cause or connect with the local Central Square community, there’s something sure to please […]


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 […]


Last Nite: Balagan presents… Mirror Stage

If you go to a movie, you will most likely see a lot of people facing in the same direction. There’s a reason movie theater seats don’t swivel: the action, the stuff you shell out all that money to see, is happening up on the screen. Why look anywhere else? But if you caught “Mirror […]


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 […]