PorchFest Sweeps through Somerville this afternoon

Over 200 musical acts perform on porches throughout Somerville, celebrating song and community.  Performances are staggered, moving from east at noon and ending on the west side of the city at six.  It looks to be wonderful weather, so be sure to stop by and check it out!

Speedy Ortiz at the Sinclair next Sunday

NPR music note’s that that Speedy Ortiz truly crackles because of the way lead singer (also poet and guitarist) Sadie Dupuis’ “words interlock with the band’s barreling energy and turn-on-a-dime arrangements”. The New York Times notes that their music “can sound at times as if Fiona Apple joined a punk band”.