Union Square is not only an up-and-coming foodie destination, but also a hub for live music where venues keep on blossoming. And nothing is tastier than good food paired with good music!
Bull Mc Cabes
366A Somerville Avenue | 617.440.6045
Open Since 2008
Booking agent Brian Manning
Kind of music you’ll find traditional Irish, funk, jazz, reggae, soul
Upcoming Wednesdays: KONG (thunderfunk); Thursdays: Dub Down (reggae) ; Fridays : Jess Tardy Band : amazing singer/songwriter similar to Norah Jones & Bonnie Raitt ; Sundays : Dub Apocalypse : reggae, jazz, soul and funk.
Don’t miss Jess Tardy Band every Friday (in the picture)
Web site : http://www.bullmccabesboston.com/
Cantina la Mexicana
247 Washington St. | 617.776.5232
Booking agent Peter Ward
Kind of music you’ll find bluegrass, blues, country, folk and western swing; new artists
When Thur & Fri nights
Upcoming Once-a-month residencies : Roy Sludge Trio drinkin’ and truckin’ songs with brilliant guitarist feat Duke Levine (on the left in the picture, Roy Sludge is on the right), Peter Hi-Fi Ward playing traditional blues and swing
Don’t miss Sarah Levecque is a vivid example of a rising talent, local singer-songwriter who’s garnered attention by writing terrific poignant songs and singing them simply and beautifully. She plays May 25
Web site : http://www.cantinalamexicana.com/
307 Somerville Ave | 617-628-7070
Booking agent: Owner Rosy Cerna
Kind of music you’ll find Traditional Peruvian and Andean music, including the groups Andes Cosmos (in the picture with Rosy Cerna), Grupo Machu Picchu, y Son del Sol playing criollos, cumbias, huyanos or valses peruanos.
When : Friday nights
Don’t miss There is live music and often dance performances every Friday night
Web site : http://www.machupicchuboston.com/
345 Somerville Ave | 617-776-1557
Booking agent Jinsen Liu
Kind of music you can find local rock, pop, punk, indie, new and upcoming bands. They recently started programming hip hop and folk.
Cover Yes, $7-15
Don’t miss « Deep heaven now » on May 4 and 5, a 2-day festival including 25 exciting local up-and-coming new local bands as well as some regional and national acts ; festival is held at PAs lounge and Precinct.(Ghost Box Orchestra during last year’s Deep Heaven, by Tom Gilmore)
Web site : http://www.paslounge.com/
70 Union Square | 617.623.9211
Booking agent Robert Elliott
Kind of music you can find indie rock, folk, rock’n’roll, some punk and hard rock bands
Upcoming Next April, Wednesday residency by TÔMN with special guests.
Sundays : early show at 8 :30 with local artist, Marc Pilansky playing an acoustic set with special guests, followed by Rumors of a Strange Universe.
When Every night
Cover Yes around $10, except if no cover is indicated
Don’t miss local artist Andrea Gillis plays on April 7th (in the picture)
Web site :http://www.precinctbar.com/
379-381 Somerville Ave | 617.764.0005
Booking agent : Aimee McGrath, Chris Barrett and Robin Goodhue
Kind of music you can find : Rock, indie, local bands
When : Tues- Sun
Cover : yes, $5-10 except if free show indicated
Don’t miss Needy visions (in the picture) and Viva Viva on April 28th
Web site : http://radiobarunion.com
335 Somerville Ave | 617-666-3589
Booking agent Jonas Kahn
Kind of music you can find reggae, roots rock, alt country & bluegrass
When Every night except Wednesdays, Thur- Sat : early shows at 6pm ; late shows at 9pm
Upcoming Mondays : the 9 piece band with horns, Duppy Conquerors, is playing the songs of Bob Marley.
Tuesdays : indie music with Kristen Ford and special guests
Cover: No cover except if indicated
Don’t miss the Duppy Conquerors every Monday at 10pm (in the picture)
Web site : http://www.sallyobriensbar.com/
Third Life Studios offers regularly world music performances. And don’t forget to stop by Somerville Grooves to get some great records!