Music

SCOUT OUT: A PEEK INTO CAMBRIDGE MUSIC VENUES

Photo By Joan Hathaway Club Passim’s Manager Matt Smith passes at least three other music venues on his mile walk home from Harvard Square. If he were to walk in the other direction, down Mass Ave. toward Central Square, he would hit about eight more venues in roughly the same distance. And if he were […]


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 […]