Many historians will say that the “Golden Age” of radio drama ended almost 80 years ago. But for the Post-Meridian Radio Players (PMRP), it’s alive and well in Davis Square. At a live show, the sound effects are made on stage—we see the water poured slowly into a teacup, the envelope hastily ripped open, the […]
In May 1999, Diesel Cafe opened its doors at 8 a.m. to a line of people. The founders were overwhelmed by the crowds that streamed through the shop—co-owner Tucker Lewis kept having to send her parents out to restock ingredients. By 3 p.m., they ran out of coffee. They thought they’d make it a year, […]
Two powerful performers join forces for a great night of music! Kat Chapman Kat Chapman (formerly known as Katrin) has a soulful voice and pure, raw and honest songs. Her journey as a self taught songwriter and guitarist has taken Kat from her street performing roots to stages shared with the likes of Boz Scaggs, […]
What’s in the Plan Draft? The Davis Square Neighborhood Plan draft maps out the next 20 to 30 years for the area, detailing how roads and building rules will be changed and reimagining public spaces. The city has designated Davis as an area to enhance, rather than a space to conserve or transform. This middle […]
Three At Home, aka Mary Casiello & Dann Russo, are an energetic acoustic duo and frequent faces in the Cambridge and Somerville music scene. Their new EP, Perfectly Unclear, showcases a full-band sound heavily influenced by the Black Keys, and they plan to put on a show to match. JBJ and Blended Family open. $12 in advance, $16 […]
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 […]
On May 12, local culinary aficionado Jerrelle Guy will be at Davis Squared for a book signing of Black Girl Baking. Her 2018 cookbook, inspired by her Southern upbringing and her lifelong, ever-deepening relationship with food, is both personal and universal, interweaving Jerrelle’s story with inspired recipes for bakers everywhere. Case in point: Melisa Christie, […]
In this year’s Scout’s Honored Awards—our annual reader-voted guide to the best businesses in Somerville—we stepped inside some of the local favorites who took home wins to introduce you to the people who make them so great. First up: Magpie and Magpie Kids, a set of sibling shops trading in unique, modern—and, more often than […]
This month’s Inside-Out gallery show is a retrospective of A.C. Kemp’s eighteen years of costumes for the annual Somerville ArtBeat festival. Each year since 2000, A.C., who emcees the festival’s Elm Street stage, has created a new costume to go with that year’s theme—an art bee for “ArtBeast,” a costume covered in Monarch butterflies for […]
Lizzie Bell and her fiancé Sam Schlussel are self-proclaimed globetrotters; they love to travel together, and they often take food tours while they do. But as longtime residents of Somerville and Cambridge who currently call Davis Square home, they’re also big fans of the colorful array of restaurants located right here in their own densely packed little neighborhood. Plenty […]
Semolina Kitchen and Bar is officially open for breakfast Monday through Saturday, with limited bar hours and expanded lunch and dinner service coming soon.
The Eisner Awards, known as “The Oscars of comics,” were awarded at this weekend’s San Diego Comic-Con International, and a Somerville shop and a local artist took home some of the top honors.