While small kids run around the Cambridge Community Center’s main floor—laughing and stomping, sneakers squeaking, chased by adults who strike a balance between fun and authoritative—a very different noise is blaring out of a small room deep in the building’s basement. Down here, syncopated drums, digitized strings and confident vocals boom from a Mac monitor […]
The basement of the Lizard Lounge is a cozy space, caressed by soft red lights and the quiet din of folks enjoying drinks and one another’s company. Saturday night is always ripe with the chance to soak up a new experience, to try on a new feeling, and on this Saturday night, in this little […]
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 […]
Sometimes, love can change your life, affirm your existence, shift your worldview. Sometimes, in the words of the immortal J. Geils Band, love stinks. In case your romantic life is currently trending toward bitter rather than sweet, we asked some of our favorite Cambridge-based artists to share their most-played breakup songs with us. Because misery loves company! Walter Sickert […]
Love is in the air—or maybe it’s in your stomach after a first date with your recent crush. You swiped right to find out that he/she/they dig well-curated playlists about love, and your ol’ pals at Allston Pudding have you covered! We asked our favorite local music bloggers to share their top tracks for sensitive, sappy suckers. Check out their picks below, then grab your headphones and […]
Jocelyn and Chris Arndt have a lot in common. They’re both musicians, they’re both Harvard undergrads—they even share some of the same DNA. Like Duane and Gregg Allman, Eddie and Alex Van Halen or Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson before them, their sibling bond extends beyond family game night and into their creative collaboration. With […]
Next week, Speedy Ortiz will kick off a very cool fundraising tour in support of Girls Rock Camp Foundation, the organization that provides confidence, support and encouragement (and, oh yeah, affordable music education) to young women around the globe. Attendees at the Boston show at the Middle East Downstairs on Wednesday, December 9, will get a special […]
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.
Calling all area musicians: The Iguana Music Fund is now accepting applications for its 2015 grant season. Since 2008, when an anonymous donor first established the program, the Passim Iguana Music Fund has been providing artists throughout New England with financial backing that can further their careers. Over the last seven years, the fund has given more than […]
Back in August, many in Cambridge mourned the closing of Veggie Planet, which had served as the restaurant side of Club Passim for more than thirteen years. But they got some great news in early March, when it was announced that Brandon Arms—formerly of Garden at the Cellar and Clio—would be taking over food and drink operations at […]
Cambridge’s Kendall Ramseur will make his national debut tonight on America’s Got Talent as part of the Sons of Serendip quartet. To celebrate, we’re taking a look back at his Scout feature.
If you are near a radio right now, turn it on. Switch it over to AM, and set the dial to 740. Now close your eyes and try to tell me what year it is. Answer: Hard to say, but definitely not 2014. The station’s eclectic mix of vocal and instrumental easy-listening classics, played in […]