The way bands make money has shifted dramatically over the last decade. Due to the ubiquitous presence of streaming services, album sales are no longer the best way to make a buck. Artists now have to hit the road—and hit it hard—if they want to make a living playing music. Take a look at the ever-growing […]
A few years ago, the people behind the podcast “Overthinking It” asked a head-scratcher: Was becoming Batman the best way for Bruce Wayne to fix Gotham? He spent billions of dollars and years of his life becoming the Caped Crusader; couldn’t he have used his time and money to fund medical research and make connections with […]
Our love of puns here at Scout is well-documented, so you can only imagine how pleased we were to learn about Pulp Friction, a burlesque tribute to the films of Quentin Tarantino that made a sold-out Oberon debut last January. The show returns to 2 Arrow St. this Sunday, January 17 and Friday, January 22. We caught up with […]
“It’s okay to feel sexy if you want.” Johnny Giraldo is onstage with his wife, Felicita, gliding back and forth on silent eight-beat measures—1-2-3 pause, 5-6-7 pause, left-right-together hold, right-left-together hold—their backs to the crowd. Behind them, dozens of people mirror their movements on a hardwood ballroom floor, learning the basic steps of salsa. They […]
The 10th annual Honk! Festival brought the brass to Somerville and Cambridge this weekend. More than 25 bands with influences as diverse as punk, funk, Afrobeat and more filled the streets—from Somerville’s Davis Square to Harvard Square in Cambridge—with music. Scout was there, too—dancing, laughing and snapping photos of the action.
“It’s like ‘The Price is Right’ got drunk and danced on a table.” “You can just start swearing like a sailor, and you’ve got a good chance of getting it right!” “People were wild—I got hit with a beer can!” “…and it ended in a Shake Weight showdown.” Taken out of context, it’s pretty nearly […]
Cambridge residents breathed a collective sigh of relief in July, when the US Olympic Committee announced that it would no longer pursue an Olympic bid in Boston. That decision was largely due to the grassroots efforts of passionate local organizers in groups including No Boston Olympics, who canvassed, held meetings and rallied supporters online, encouraging residents throughout the […]
Teary goodbyes, an outdoor jazz festival and an author who spent a year living without processed foods—our Scout Picks are all over the place this weekend.
Saint Patrick’s Day is right around the corner, but why wait until the 17th to celebrate? We’ve scrounged around to gather a full week of St. Patty’s events. Whether you’re looking to imbibe copious amounts of Guinness, chow down on some corned beef and hash or just enjoy the day with your family, we’ve got you […]
We’re more than a week into Women’s History Month, and already there have been a host of events celebrating women around the city. But you’ll have to wait a few more weeks for the one we’re most excited for: the WAM! Boston Film Festival, which returns to the Brattle Theatre on March 21. As always, the festival […]
Most of us are quite happily submerged in a sea of all things vaguely Irish during March, but if you find yourself needing to come up for air, Taste of Iceland is bringing some mid-month relief. The five-day cultural event will take place around Boston and Cambridge from March 12-16 and will serve to make us all […]
Ahh … Love is in the air this weekend as people around the world celebrate Valentine’s Day. Whether you’re planning on spending the holiday with the one you’re head-over-heels for, celebrating Single Awareness Day or just enjoying a nice Saturday with your family, we have the best events around town to celebrate the day in […]