The Middle East’s Corner doesn’t always get bands who share stages with The Black Keys, Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Gin Blossoms, Gov’t Mule and Robert Plant, but there’s a good reason Jocelyn Arndt is the exception: She’s a local. In fact, for Thursday’s show, she’ll just have to travel a single T stop from her room at Harvard.
The 2015 Rock ’n’ Roll Rumble begins April 12 and runs for nine nights, all at T.T. the Bear’s Place in Central Square, a battle of 24 competing bands that can bring local performers cash prizes and production help in addition to visibility (and a ceremonial tiara).
Kill Matilda’s last show on a six-month tour is the Cantab in Central Square, but band leader Dusty Exner has a bigger message than “Come see our show.” (Which is Feb. 27.)
A snow- and stir-crazy art-rock darling Amanda Palmer has announced two “tiny secret” shows in Somerville at chef J.J. Gonson’s Cuisine en Locale, a half-block from Palmer’s first Somerville apartment.
If every 2014 Iguana Music Fund grant winner turns up at the free March 30 celebratory concert at Club Passim, it’ll be quite a show. There were 25 area musicians awarded grants from $500 to $2,000, setting a record $45,924 disbursed.
Irish, Scottish, Cape Breton and other Celtic music and dance are back in Harvard Square this weekend for the 12th annual three-day BCMFest.
A crowdfunding campaign can help keep Cambridge a center for musical creativity by turning the entire first floor of Harvard Square’s Democracy Center into a House of Hip-Hop for one night a month.
It’s Friday and you have nothing to do? Don’t worry. Here are two events that would welcome your procrastinating self:
The Allston band with a sublimely heavy, prog-rock sound – part of Boston’s growing progressive scene – leads off a five-band night in Central Square.
Americana artist and Berklee professor of songwriting Susan Cattaneo brings her critically acclaimed “Haunted Heart” performances back to Cambridge on Tuesday.