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What's F'n Next? Poliça
Poliça have come a long way in the past year. When they played the Paradise last September, the Minnesota act opened for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah — and it was one of their first shows ever.
| October 05, 2012
Photos: Allston DIY Fest 2012
Allston DIY Fest 2012 took over Ringer Park on Saturday, July 21.
Ringer Park | Saturday, July 21, 2012
| July 27, 2012
Allston DIY Fest continues to evolve, unite
This summer's festival is shaping up to be the biggest yet, and could very well earn Allston some respect, even if only for the day.
| July 20, 2012
Out: Birthdays and Little Spoon rep Boston at Brooklyn FMLY Fest
Last year, when I spoke to Sammy Yager a/k/a Birthdays for the Phoenix about FMLY (an international socially-conscious artist collective he is involved with), he said the differences between FMLY fests and his typical Boston shows was "like comparing be
| July 06, 2012
The Provincetown International Film Festival honors three indie icons
How do you know you're at the 14th annual Provincetown International Film Festival (June 13-17) and not some other cinephilic shindig?
| June 22, 2012
Surveying the scene at Primavera Sound
Visiting Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona felt like a sometimes-surreal glimpse into an indie rock myth: the breezy stages surrounded by the Mediterranean sea, dreamy pop bands playing at sunset, hip European music geeks speaking all different lan
Reign in Spain
| June 08, 2012
Total Bummer Fest and the quest for a local scene
In the corner of an enormous warehouse in the Winter Park neighborhood of Orlando, Florida, 40 or so kids are sitting on the floor in a semicircle, cross-legged.
The coolest summer camp ever
| May 18, 2012
Out: Posi vibes down in Florida with Mutual Benefit, Little Spoon and dozens of others
After visiting Orlando in March while on tour with Quilt, I was so inspired by the vibrancy of the town's burgeoning DIY music community that I decided to return for Florida's annual festival, Total Bummer.
Total Bummer Fest
| May 11, 2012
Coachella delivers beats, treats, and a Tupac hologram
There was an endless list of notable things that happened this past weekend (the first of two) in the California desert.
Three days in 3D
| April 20, 2012
Smash It Dead Fest goes after rape culture
Smash It Dead Fest happens this weekend in Allston and Cambridge, with three days of punk shows and feminist workshops to raise funds for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center.
| March 23, 2012
Photos: Day 2 of SXSW Music 2012
Musicians and fans gather in Austin, TX for the SXSW Music Festival at the Austin Convention Center on March 14, 2012.
Austin TX | March 14, 2012
| March 16, 2012
Primed 4 SXSW ’12
The headlines and posts for South by Southwest 2012 (the music portion of which this year runs March 14-18) have not only been fast and furious, but also packed with some serious celebrity appeal.
A dozen bands that will be more popular after playing shows next week in Austin
| March 09, 2012
35 spring arts events to attend in March, April, and May
Super fun shit.
Super fun shit
ALEXANDRA CAVALLO AND MICHAEL C. WALSH
| March 02, 2012
Full line-up + compilation for Ladyfest Boston, February 3-5 @ Cambridge YMCA
Independent versions of LADYFEST have taken place internationally for over ten years. And next month, Boston finally hosts a DIY feminist music festival of its...
| January 10, 2012
Out: The third annual Weirdstalk lives up to its name
It's 4:30 pm, and Preggy Peggy is playing in the back of the Cambridge YMCA, as part of "We Are Guest Talk, Free: $10," the weirdly named third annual installment of Weirdstalk, an all-day 34-act line-up of experimental, avant-garde performances of folk
News of the weird
| August 19, 2011
Boston's underground music festival, Homegrown III, set for October 14-16 at Fourthwall Project
We are psyched to report that HOMEGROWN III, the third installment of Bodies of Water Shows' annual all-ages underground music festival, is set to take...
| August 08, 2011
Allston DIY Fest is a collective affair
"There's no need to confirm with us," said Allston resident Clay Adamczyk, a member of the group that has collectively organized the fest. "You don't need to be pre-approved. As long as you are free of any corporate relations, you can do your own thing.
| July 22, 2011
Best. Summer. Ever: Check out the fests going down this weekend
Get your summer fest on! Summer 2K-11 kicks off this weekend with five New England festivals that will get you chowing down, feeling artsy, and...
| June 22, 2011
The sound of tyranny
There are musicians, and then there are polymath musicians. How to tell the difference?
System of a Down's Serj Tankian soundtracks the A.R.T.'s production of Prometheus Bound
| February 18, 2011
Honk! Fest blasts back into Providence
The third annual "Providence Honk! Fest" (aka "Pronk!") rounds up 10 brass marching bands from Texas to Chicago to New York for a great big hootenanny in Providence on Monday, October 11.
| October 08, 2010
Photos: Cambridge Carnival International | September 12, 2010
Crowds enjoy multicultural crafts and music at the 18th annual Cambridge Carnival International at Kendall Square on September 12, 2010.
Scenes from Cambridge Carnival International in Kendall Square
KELSEY MARIE BELL
| September 24, 2010
KahBang's growth helps boost Queen City
Expanding its dosage of cultural shock therapy for central Maine, the KahBang festival, created as a single-day concert last year, is now a music, art, and film festival dominating the Bangor waterfront and downtown for nine days.
Bangor scene update
| August 13, 2010
Photos: Crowd shots from Bonnaroo 2010
Attendees at Bonnaroo 2010 enjoy the bands, booths, and body paint
Bonnaroo 2010 | June 10-13, 2010
| June 18, 2010
V-Day is once more upon us, and for those not partial to Hallmark-driven capitalism, the V now also popularly stands for "Vagina" or "Victory," thanks to Eve Ensler's famous monologues about violence against women.
It's much more of a struggle than we might think
| February 12, 2010
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