Somerville Open Studios

An audio postcard on two artists from Somerville Open Studios at the Loft. Stina Simmarano “I really like textures – I’ve been working with metallics and glitter a lot lately. I like things that have a little bit of depth. I like repetition I like just a lot of repetitive shapes and patterns. There’s a…

Today Junior

Today Junior began recording their third album at Medford’s the Soul Shop on Oct. 17-20. The record will feature Harry O’Toole on guitar, Mike O’Toole on drums and Anthony Ambrose on bass. The LP is being recording and produced by Shop engineer and musician Elio DeLuca. More photos can be found on the Spiral Bound Photography…

Somerville Guitar Co.

by Amanda Beland Nick Murphy is a luthier based in Somerville. He began working on and fixing friends’ guitars under the name Somerville Guitar Co. just about three years ago. Since then – through quality work, top notch social media-ing and word of mouth – his side hobby has evolved into a full-fledged, budding business. Check out his…

Dan Webb and the Spiders

Dan Webb and the Spiders is a four-piece rock/punk group. They’ve been playing with different iterations of members since 2009.

Thea Engst

It began with a name and ended with perspective.

Jenn Harrington

Jenn Harrington is a mover and a shaker in the Somerville arts and music scene. While she doesn’t produce records or make art, she’s widely regarded in many circles as a “connector”.

Mary Lewey and Her Wildlife Treasury

Behind Mary Lewey’s recent exhibit “Illustrated Wildlife Treasury” is a $5 flea market purchase and a stack of magazines headed for the trash.

John Allen

John Allen is a musician and live show booker in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Bent Shapes

Bent Shapes is a four piece band from Boston, Massachusetts.

Jesse Hanson

Jesse Hanson is a 21-year-old musician from Ashland, Massachusetts. Her new music video for her tune “Weapons” aims to shed light on the state’s growing opiate addiction epidemic.

Bellwire (part two)

On Aug. 21, Bellwire, a 4-piece power pop band from Somerville, walked into Medford’s the Soul Shop with instruments and arrangements.

Katie Von Schleicher

In close to a decade, Katie Von Schleicher has grown from never having even heard the Beatles to writing, producing, recording and playing every instrument on an 8-track EP set to be released this fall. This is her story. by Amanda Beland Katie Von Schleicher is a Brooklyn-based vocalist, pianist and musician. Schleicher, of Pasadena,…