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The Burren Backroom Presents: Rachel Baldwin, Low Ceilings, Sappho and the Radishes

Three local-to-New-England alternative folk acts share the bill at The Burren Backroom. Rachel Baldwin currently resides in Boston, but got her start in 2015 along the shores of Cape Cod. She writes introspective folk songs about love, loss, and transition. Recently, she’s ditched the acoustic guitar for an electric, and has been performing her songs […]


Songwriter RoundUp

Songwriter RoundUp is a show that features original music from a variety of rising Boston songwriters, and it takes place at one of the most loved listening rooms in the Boston area, The Burren Backroom in Somerville. On the last Tuesday of every month, host and organizer Katie Dobbins performs in-the-round with three other songwriters. […]



New Festival Highlights Local Womxn in Music

For the team behind Bust Out Boston, the music festival is a sign of support for the #MeToo movement. “We wanted to create a platform and a safe space for womxn, non-binary, trans, and marginalized individuals to perform,” Alyssa Spector, a producer of the five-day festival, told Scout in an email. “It’s important for our […]


Three At Home EP Release Party

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 […]


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 […]