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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]