PorchFest, started in 2011 by the Somerville Arts Council to gain exposure for local musicians and build a sense of community for listeners, returns Saturday.
The Cambridge Symphony Orchestra performs a concert called “Love on the Run” on Saturday with some Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev “Romeo & Juliet” and Verdi’s equally sweeping and tragic “La forza del destino.”
We love our roots music in Cambridge and Somerville, so we should love Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys when they bring their unique, progressive “LouGrass” sound to The Cantab Lounge.
This is a band that believes “reverence is obligation,” but that’s not so bad when what they revere are the Beatles, Nirvana, ZZ Top, Roxy Music, Black Sabbath and The Cure, among others.
More than 100 bands and musicians are counting down the days to the second annual New England Music Awards, taking place April 13 at the Lowell Memorial Auditorium.
Lilypad has an Easter sampler Saturday, with a mix of bands and styles that offers something for almost everyone. It starts with local band Ginger Ibex, which describes its often urgent, always beautiful sound as being at the wordless intersection of rock and classical.
Cambridge hip-hop group N.B.S. was on WERS-FM’s 889@Night show Tuesday, and members E’Flash and V-Knucks had plenty to talk about.
SchoolTree’s “Rise” embraces the era that ended with the CD’s arrival but sounds awesome in every meaning of the word “sound” – as awesome as any prog-rock album you ever slapped down on a turntable.
The annual RPM Challenge ended March 1, and that means thousands of albums created entirely during the month of February are suddenly available – including “Trapdoors” by local steamcrunk band Walter Sickert & the Army of Broken Toys.
You’d be forgiven for not knowing Caveman. They’ve come to town twice in three years, skipping last year. But on Wednesday The Sinclair in Harvard Square hosts the second stop on Caveman’s tour, mesmerizing drum circle vibe