Articles by Emily Cassel



From The Boss to Boston, Ron Pownall Recorded Rock History

Can’t make it out to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Photographer Ron Pownall’s Somerville studio is a pretty solid substitute. The walls of his loft at the Brickbottom Artists Association are lined with decades of rock history. Here’s the guys in Boston, passed out in their tour bus as they travel between cities. […]


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 […]





At the Rockwell, Friends and Former Bandmates Remember Jason Molina

I’m to blame for the fact that Jason Evans Groth is answering my questions from the frozen goods aisle of a North Carolina Costco. Groth and the other musicians calling themselves Songs: Molina – A Memorial Electric Co. will be at the Rockwell in Davis Square on Saturday to perform a tribute to their friend and collaborator Jason […]


Here’s What’s Coming to the Former Journeyman Space in Union Square

Not long after co-owners Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudayarova announced that Journeyman would shutter after seven years in Union Square, we know what will take its place: Field & Vine, a neighborhood restaurant serving seasonal, locally sourced, shareable plates. It’s a real Union Square success story for Field & Vine co-owners Sara Markey and Andrew Brady, who live […]


What’s In A Name? Leone’s Sub & Pizza | SCOUTV Episode #13

It seems fairly safe to assume that the people behind iconic local businesses like Jerry’s Liquors and Mike’s Food & Spirits would actually be named Jerry and Mike. It seems fairly safe… but it isn’t. While plenty of places around town are still helmed by the folks whose names they bear, it turns out that […]



Somerville: Then and Now

In our May/June “Know Your Neighborhood” edition, we took a little trip down memory lane with photos of Somerville past and present. How many of these iconic area spots can you recognize from archival photos? This story appears in the May/June 2017 issue of Scout, which is available for free at more than 220 drop spots throughout […]