Articles from the Boston Compass, Places You Could Hang



Written by Dan Shea in the February issue of the Boston Compass

I’m in Cambridge. I’m in Inman Sq. I’m at Lilypad. I’m at one of great live music venues in our vicinity. Can you find another venue in the Boston area that’s all ages, hosts live music almost every night (or something like that), serves wine, beer, and cider, and is also an art gallery? I wish! Answer is no. Over the years I have booked many shows at Lilypad: King Tuff, Wildildlife, Juan Waters, Tyvek, Clockcleaner, ETC. And I’ve seen many more great ones that I didn’t book! Lilypad is casual. For many years an out jazz haven (it still is, actually), they are now branching outside of that wild box by incorporating a broader spectrum of performance into their schedule. Talk to Jesse Gallagher, he’ll set you right up. Give him the secret password: “You shaved your beard?” If you do this, all will be well. I’m into Inman Square. Stop by, grab some food, and catch something at Lilypad. Right now incredible local artist Zoard Tyeklar has a show up called ‘Monuments’. We @ Boston Hassle throw shows @ Lilypad constantly, including Boston Hassle Night (every first Saturday of the month) . This month (Sat 2/1) it’s my band Needy Visions’ record release show w/ Great Valley (VT) and Fumehood & the men of Free Pizza DJing. Lilypad is ripe, get on it. You could hang here, and you’d be correct if you did.

1353 Cambridge St.
Inman Square
Cambridge, MA

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