Music

Scout Spotlight: Mission of Burma Benefit

Did you know that Boston officially recognizes October 4th as “Mission to Burma Day?” Did you know that Nirvana, R.E.M., and Moby are just a few of the groups that list the post-punk group as a major influence? Did you know that they’re only scheduled to play one show in the area this year, and […]


Scout Out: The Funkadelic Fashion of The Nephrok Allstars

By Micaela Kimball Photos By Shef Reynolds One of my first interactions with Nephtaliem “Neph” McCrary – of local funk band The Nephrok Allstars –occurred outside the Bank of America ATM machine in Central Square, where the singer told me he had just come from spending almost three hours posing nude for an art class. […]


Scout Weekend: Your Guide to Porchfest

This Saturday, May 18, porches in Somerville will transform into stages for over 100 of the city’s most diverse musical acts. Passersby can hear anything from punk to Afro beat. With three separate time slots from noon to 6 p.m. based on location, Porchfest offers an evening full of music from Somerville’s finest. For the […]


Q&A: Ruby Ridge and the politics of EDM

Amid the candy-colored luster of the Together Fest, one group remains resolutely unpolished. Named for the infamous 1992 standoff in rural Idaho that left three dead, Cambridge wife-and-husband duo Ruby Ridge (John Bittrich and Callan Blank) are the unrepentant ugly ducklings of Boston EDM. In a genre dominated by high-gloss club anthems, their dark, abrasive, […]


Just Plain Folk

For the month of October, Dan Blakeslee goes by Doctor Gasp. He spends 25 days on the road, playing gig after gig between New England and New York, dressed in a makeshift Halloween costume built from a shoestring budget at thrift stores, performing an original and beloved set of ghost and goblin tunes. Having been […]