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Somerville Live Music: New Music Venue Radio To Open Oct 7th

Sep 27 2:47 pm

By Sam Coren

The Organ Beats

Retro-rockers The Organ Beats will be playing opening night at Radio.

Word round the ‘Ville has spread. A new live music venue will be opening its doors in Union Square. on October 7th. Radio, a new rock club and restaurant, will occupy the space that was once the Club Choices at 379 Somerville Ave. You may be familiar with Radio’s owners, Aimee McGrath and Josh Banville, the bar and booking manager of Davis Square’s Rosebud. They’ll be joined by Chef Jim Seery and Ashley Willard of Boston Band Crush who will be taking care of food and music booking duties.

For those live music lovers on a budget, Willard told the Phoenix that they want Radio to be, “a place where people can come hang out and discover new bands without breaking the bank.” Willard went on to indicate that most shows will have a $5 cover. What’s not to love? Hopefully this helps facilitate the ever-growing Somerville music community. Three, cheers (and beers) for some homegrown talent!

Be sure to check out Radio’s first batch of listings below for October and November:

Friday, Oct. 7

The Rationales with The Organ Beats, John Powhida International Airport, and one more TBA

Saturday, Oct. 8:

BrownBoot, with AM Stereo, Watts and The Dirty Truckers.


Sunday, Oct. 9:

Dinner With the Band: Erin Harpe.

According to Willard, this will be a free show accompanied with a dinner menu Chef Jim will create inspired by the band’s music.

Saturday, Oct. 15:

Parlour Bells with Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassin, Garvy J, and  Eldridge Rodriguez


Sunday, Oct. 16:

Nina Violet with Willy Maso, and Tallahassee


Friday, Oct. 28:

Halloween with local bands covering The B-52s, Pat Benatar, INXS, James Brown


Saturday, Nov. 5:

Guillermo Sexo with Age Rings,  Marconi, and The Future Everybody

Sunday, Nov. 6:

The Fagettes with Thick Shakes, and more TBA

Friday, Nov. 11:

Mitten with Lovewhip, Streight Angular, and SPF 5000

Saturday, Nov. 19:

Mellow Bravo with InAeona, Rule, and Cask Mouse


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