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Miele Album Release Show w/ Man Trouble and Boketto the Wolf @ The Burren (ALL AGES)

Boston rock band Miele celebrates the release of their debut album, “Transience”, with an all ages rock show June 22 at The Burren, along with other female-fronted bands Man Trouble and Boketto The Wolf. BAND DESCRIPTIONS: Miele Miele is a Boston-based rock band that pulls from a diverse drawing board of art rock, psychedelia, soul, […]


Nate Taylor, Izzy Heltai and Gillian Grogan play the Burren Backroom Series

Use Promotion Code: 24HOUR to buy discounted tickets in advance! Nate Taylor Wanderer, wonderer, journeyman, folksinger — Nate Taylor fuses story and experience on a quest for connection through music — to people, to nature, to truth. Often compared to Nick Drake for his resonant fingerpicking, Taylor paints an ethereal soundscape with his soaring vocals […]


Amy Kucharik CD release party with Michael Valdez Trio, Tiger Moan

Kerrville New Folk winning songwriter and performer Amy Kucharik [/kuh-CHAR-ick/] celebrates the release of her second full-length album of original music, Until the Words Are Gone, with a live show featuring a 10-piece band that showcases the instrumentation of the recording. With her Boston-based bands Friends With Benefits and Tiger Moan, Amy energizes swing dance, folk festival […]



Opera? At the Burren?

When you think live music at the Burren, you’re probably thinking folk, Ameriana and (of course) traditional Irish tunes—and with good reason, as the bar hosts some of the best in the city. You’re probably not thinking opera, though as it turns out, it’s actually not too uncommon! Each month, Opera on Tap comes to the Burren Backroom and invites […]


Stouts, Soda Bread and Song: St. Patrick’s Day in Somerville

Seeing green? Good, because St. Patrick’s Day is here! There is no shortage of ways to celebrate this Friday—whether you’re Irish or not. We’ve rounded up festivities around the ‘Ville. Aeronaut Brewery is stretching the celebration out over two days—and for a good cause! They’re fundraising for the Irish International Immigrant Center with Irish music, dancing, theater, […]


The Burren Keeps Music Alive in Davis Square

Many music fans have worried what the recent closure of Johnny D’s means for the scene in Davis Square—and throughout Somerville. But just down the street, The Burren Irish Pub is picking up the slack and providing an intimate venue for performers of all sounds with a newly invigorated live music series. The Burren (247 Elm St.), which […]


SCOUT OUT: Science by the Pint Combines Learning, Drinking

Unlike letterman jackets and pop quizzes, learning is something that should follow you far beyond your high school years. As Socrates so eloquently reminds us: “Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” Somerville and Cambridge are havens for adult learners, with events at area colleges and bookstores taking place nearly […]


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 […]