Dan Blakeslee

The Alley Walkin’ Dan Blakeslee Strolls Home to Somerville

Whether you know him from his decade-spanning career spent making warmly rambling folk music or as one of his many alter egos—the ghoulish, Halloween-loving “Doctor Gasp,” the psychedelic face on Alchemist Brewery’s famed Heady Topper IPA, or, in the case of a 2015 Boston Magazine headline, “The Toothless Troubadour of a Gentrifying Somerville”—Dan Blakeslee is […]


Scout’s Honored 2016: Arts & Entertainment, Wild Cards

Somerville is one of the most creative communities around, so you know the A&E Scout’s Honored winners each year are among the most talented people anywhere. Read on to learn about our readers’ 2016 choices for best venue, visual artist and more.


Weekend warrior edition for May 3-5

This is gonna be a hell of a weekend. And if Somerville Open Studios were the only thing happening, that would still be true. This is a city of artists: every switch-box is painted; every coffee shop wall is hung with prints and photographs; even the trees and telephone poles have knit cuffs. So it’s […]


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 […]