Mission of Burma to Rock the Regent

Updated 1/27/14: Congratulations David Escott, the winner of the two tickets to see Mission of Burma on February 9! He picked Daddy Jones in Magoun Square as his favorite local, independent business. Thanks to everyone who entered–I loved reading about your most-loved Somerville spots. And if you didn’t win, you can still get tickets here.

It’s not every day that a renowned Boston band offers to play a benefit concert for your nonprofit organization. So when Mission of Burma did just that for Somerville Local First (where I’m on the board), we jumped at the chance to partner with these legendary locals.

Mission of Burma posterThe show is on Sunday, February 9 at the Regent Theatre (7 Medford St., Arlington) and funds raised at the concert will go further Somerville Local First’s work to nurture a local, independent economy.

Mission of Burma, originally formed in 1979, reunited in 2002 and is widely credited with influencing bands like Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Yo La Tengo. They will be joined onstage by Minibeast, whose music combines various styles to create instrumental soundscapes, and Bugs and Rats, whose music “supports liberation of the soul through their uncompromising adherence to minimalism.” As of now this is Mission of Burma’s only Boston area show of 2014.

Money raised from the concert will be used by Somerville Local First to continue and expand our programming, like the Local is for Lovers Markets (check out the Valentine’s Day one before the show), networking events and workshops. So by attending the concert you’re not only guaranteed a super fun night out on the town, but you’re actively supporting this awesome place we call home.

The all ages show starts at 7:30 p.m. (doors are at 7 p.m.) and beer and wine will be available for purchase. Tickets for the show are $27 or $22 and can be purchased online or at the Regent’s box office. But today is your lucky day because I’ve got a pair of tickets to give away to the concert!

How to enter:

Leave a comment below telling us your favorite local, independent Somerville restaurant, store or hang out spot. You have until midnight on Sunday, January 26 to enter. The randomly selected winner will be announced on Monday, January 27. Good luck!


Somerville Local First Benefit Concert
Mission of Burma, Minibeast, Bugs and Rats
Regent Theatre (7 Medford St., Arlington)
Sunday, February 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $27 or $22

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