johnny d’s

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 PICKS: 2/27/15-3/1/15

Friday, 2/27 Visualize Somerville 8 p.m., $25 (free for members) Brooklyn Boulders 12A Tyler St. Fed up with staring at the same rock wall? Visualize Somerville, using a system of projection systems, will turn the climbing walls at Brooklyn Boulders into waterfalls, mountain peaks and lava flows. Escape to the outdoors, inside. We Dig Free […]


SCOUT PICKS: 2/20/15 – 2/22/15

For the first time in recent memory, it looks like there won’t be a crazy snowstorm this weekend. Take advantage of the relatively nice weather with our weekend Scout Picks. Friday, 2/20 Richard Cambridge’s Poetry Theatre 7:30 – 10 p.m., $10 The Armory 191 Highland Ave. This 37-year-old series brings together poets and artists to […]


Kurt Braunohler Performing at Johnny D’s on Jan. 23

Recently named one of Variety’s “Top 10 Comics to Watch” as well as Time Out NY’s “50 Funniest New Yorkers,” Kurt Braunohler will perform at Johnny D’s on January 23.  Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the show starts at 7 p.m., 21 +. Tickets may be purchased here: https://www.ticketmaster.com/kurt-braunohler-somerville-massachusetts-01-23-2014/event/01004B5616E3EA31?camefrom=cfc_boswilbur_JOHNNYDS


Spotlight: Hal Sparks ignites Johnny D’s

Hal Sparks is not your average stand-up comedian. Named Chicago’s Funniest Teenager at 17, Sparks’ career has included hosting Talk Soup, contributing to VH1 mini-series like I Love the 90s and acting gigs on Queer as Folk and his current show, Disney XD’s Lab Rats. Which experience has been his favorite? “They’re incomparable,” he says. […]