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Out: Preparing for one H.E.L.L. of a weekend in Cambridge

Next weekend at the Democracy Center in Harvard Square, Vermont DIY label Get Stoked! Records and bike safety group Helping Everyone Live Long (H.E.L.L.) will co-host a weekend with a stacked line-up of Northeast punk, hardcore, indie rock, pop-punk, and
Protecting your interests
By LIZ PELLY  |  February 17, 2012

Out: Parasol and Inky Skulls soundtrack the Anarchist Bookfair kickoff party

"This is a song to put on a mixtape for the next person you have a crush on," laughed Parasol singer/guitarist Lily Richeson last Friday night before launching into "Firecracker," a super-cute two-minute love song that balanced big distorted riffs and d
Sweet democracy
By LIZ PELLY  |  November 18, 2011

Photos: Quilty + Girlfriends + Curmudgeon + Bil Nils at the Ladyfest Fundraiser

Quilty, Girlfriends, Curmudgeon and Bil Nils perform live at the Ladyfest Fundraiser at the Democracy Center on August 6, 2011.
Democracy Center | August 6, 2011
By ALI DONOHUE  |  August 12, 2011

Out: Getting loud with spawn of Sonic Youth at the Ladyfest Boston benefit in Cambridge

The room filled to about 40 kids for Big Nils, a four-piece teenage punk band from Western Mass fronted by 16-year-old singer Coco Gordon Moore.
Democracy Center in action
By LIZ PELLY  |  August 12, 2011

Play by Play: July 23, 2010

Candyland: A Recession Comedy, Quills, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and more.
Theater listings, week of July 23, 2010
By MADDY MYERS  |  July 23, 2010

Drawn together

Boston needs more superheroes. Not because our metropolis is gripped by an unprecedented crime spree, but, says Dave Kender, because our comics are perhaps not muscular enough for their own good.
Comic Koffeeklatsch
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 05, 2009


Download: Ride the Snake

The ancient lake has no idea what it's got coming.
Label moves towards reality
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 20, 2009


Maybe it’s because dressing up as the economy would be kind of lame, but I’m haven’t heard Jack O’Shit in the way of truly scary costume ideas this year.  
When bands dress up for Halloween, it’s creepy
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  October 28, 2008

Keeping the faith

Boston has a good rep in progressive circles for being on the right side — most of the time — on every social/political issue since slavery.
Mobe turns 30
By CLIF GARBODEN  |  May 07, 2008

The rest is noise

If, heading home from Chet’s Last Call one night in 1984, you happened to tune into The Record Hospital , you might have caught a Swell Maps track, followed by some F.U.’s or the Contortions.
WHRB presents Record Hospital Fest 2008
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  April 15, 2008

Kelly Wallace, 1983-2007

Kelly Wallace had a lot of friends.
In Memoriam
By MIKE MILIARD  |  May 24, 2007