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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 […]


WHAT’S NEW?: Public art heads to The Avenue

The neglected stretch of sidewalk between Cambridge Common and Porter Square is set to receive an extensive and badly needed makeover. On Saturday, the newly formed Arts Committee for “The Avenue” – referring to the above-mentioned section of Massachusetts Avenue – issued a call to artists, requesting proposals for public art to be installed on […]


Shake Shack heads to Harvard Square?

Don’t get your hopes up just yet, but rumor has it that there may be a Shake Shack (JFK and Winthrop) opening up in Harvard Square, in the space next to OM restaurant. “At this point we have submitted an application to the city for a special permit, and we will not be in a […]


Moment of silence planned to honor victims

The mayor and governor are asking everyone across the state to join in a moment of silence at 2:50 p.m. Monday, April 22 … the time of the marathon bombings. The one-minute silent tribute to victims will be followed by the ringing of bells in Boston and other spots throughout Massachusetts. It marks one week […]


MIT police officer identified as Sean Collier

Somerville’s Sean Collier, a 26-year-old MIT police officer, died last night after two men fired shots at him between Vassar and Main streets in Cambridge. Collier was “a dedicated officer who was extremely well liked by his colleagues and the MIT community,” says MIT police chief John DiFava in a press release. Before joining the […]


Gunshots reported at MIT’s Stata Center

Shots have been fired near Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Strata Center, according to MIT’s emergency information center. “At 10:48 PM today gunshots were reported near Building 32 (Stata) which is currently surrounded by responding agencies,” they report here. “The area is cordoned off. Please stay clear of area until further notice. Unknown if injuries have […]