live music

WBGO The Checkout Presents DOMi & JD Beck

DOMi & JD Beck are a duo collaboration between keyboardist Domitlle Degalle and drummer JD Beck. Their sound of up-tempo future-sonic jazz meets with hip-hop breakbeats, luscious synth harms, and absolute virtuosity. The duo have become one of the internet’s viral addictions, attracting interest from Thundercat, Will.i.am, and Skrillex. The duo first met at NAMM […]


Blues Jam & Local Artists

Blues Jam & Local Artists 4th Sundays at The Jungle No cover charge! Blues Jam: Listen to Sam Crawford playing your favorite blues/rock/funk cover songs or rotate on stage and perform with the band and other players during blues jam. Artists & Local Vendors: Support local artists and vendors by checking out their work and […]


Jim Infantino, Danielle Miraglia, Terry Kitchen at Somerville Armory Cafe Saturday, Dec. 7

Somerville Songwriter Sessions at the Armory Cafe presents a concert on Saturday December 7 with Somerville singer/songwriter Jim Infantino, Boston blues/rock singer/songwriter Danielle Miraglia, and Boston singer/songwriter Terry Kitchen. The concert will feature a solo set by each artist, followed by a round robin song swap. The show begins at 7:30 pm with an open […]


Award-winning NY jazz drummer Allison Miller Trio featuring Boston’s Jason Palmer

Featured Guests:  Allison Miller Trio Last series concert of the season until March 2020 https://www.lilypadinman.com/calendar The Creative Music Series proudly presents: A premier appearance by Allison Miller (from New York), Rising Star–Drums—Downbeat 2019 International Critics Poll. With a distinctive trio formed by this premier drummer, plus on piano, the wonderful Carmen Staaf (from New York) […]


Boston Comedy Festival Stand Up Contest: Semi Final 3

Join The Boston Comedy Festival at the Preliminary round of a nationwide stand-up competition. Forty-Five, bright-eyed comics from all over the country compete for $10,000 dollars in prize money.  When it’s over, there will be one comic standing with a nice little bag of money and a ton of bragging rights. Hosted by Laugh It […]


Kris Davis, Downbeat award winner, in solo Jazz piano performance

    The Creative Music Series proudly presents KRIS DAVIS (from Canada by way of New York) To The Outer Reaches: Kris Davis looks to discover the piano’s full spectrum… Pianist-composer Kris Davis was named 2017 Rising Star Pianist/2018 Rising Star Artist in Downbeat magazine And dubbed one of the music’s top up-and-comers in a 2012 […]


9th Annual Dia de los Muertos Block Party at Taza Chocolate

Join us on Saturday, October 26th for our 9th Annual Dia de los Muertos celebration! Our FREE block party will feature food and drink for sale from our friends: – Notch Brewing – 90+ Cellars – Naco Taco – Taco Party – North East of the Border – Mr. Tamole – Honeycomb Creamery (YES THAT […]


October SomerStreets: Monster Mashed-Up

Join the City of Somerville and the Somerville Arts Council for “Monster Mashed-Up”, the October (and final) installment of the City’s SomerStreets festival. See you there on Sunday, October 20th (rain date Oct 27), from 2pm to 6 p.m. on Somerville Ave. from Union Square (Hawkins St.) to Park St! This event is FREE & […]


HONK! Festival Brings the Brass to Davis Square

An awesome annual 3-day free festival bringing brass bands from all over the United States and the world to Somerville for a celebration of music, community and activism. Organized entirely by volunteers and now in its 12th year, the festival kicks off on Friday night with a lantern parade in Davis Square neighborhoods and a […]


All Star Musicians from New York led by Ingrid Laubrock

The Creative Music Series proudly welcomes the return of Ingrid Laubrock now leading her (new) Quartet She’s from Brooklyn (by way of Germany/London) with all-star New York musicians including a legend to be* Ingrid Laubrock, tenor, soprano saxophones, composer Brandon Seabrook, guitar Michael Formanek, bass Tom Rainey, drums* Laubrock’s Quartet: Her music straddles the boundaries […]


September SomerStreets: Strike Up the Bands!

Join us on Sunday, September 15th from 2:00-6:00pm on Highland St. between Central St to Lowell St. for two stages of music, a beer garden, interactive activities, a vintage and artisan market, a bouncy house, and much more! Free and open to all! Music Lineup: ONCE Somerville stage: 2:30 pm – Charmed & Strange 3:45 pm – The American […]


Joy Street September Fest

Aeronaut Down and Rengo Studios present – Joy Street September Fest – Help us send off the summer with a celebration of local music, art, food, drink, and community! Featuring: Aeronaut Down’s official album release show Music from Slam Kitchen Yoga with Raquel ConstellationCalligraphy N. Keller Photography Sugalski Ceramics Pour painting from Stefiyah Lara Leblanc […]