Davis Square Gets New Music Venue
The Davis Square Theatre, formerly Jimmy Tingle's, has a new sounds system and will soon be ready for bands, DJs and comedy acts, the Boston Phoenix reports.
The guys behind Foundry on Elm, Precinct, The Independent and the newly opened Saloon—popular nightlife locations in Somerville—are revamping the Davis Square Theatre and turning it into a live-music venue, according to the Boston Phoenix.
The Phoenix says owners Ken Kelly and David Flanagan will be working with producer Gabriel Kuttner to bring live music acts, DJs, comedy acts and other performances to the venue, which has a new sounds system and a bar.
Formerly Jimmy Tingle's Off Broadway Theatre, which closed in 2007, the Davis Square Threatre has recencly served as a venue for the Boston Comedy Festival, the Boston Babydolls and other performances.
The owners are hoping to have programming in the space every night of the week, the Phoenix says.
The venue will add to Davis Square's live entertainment scene, which already includes Johnny D's, The Burren, which often hosts bands, and the Somerville Theatre, which lands some big-name artists such as Aimee Mann and even, in 2009, U2.