Showing posts with label art. Show all posts
Showing posts with label art. Show all posts

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Shop Local: Our List of Holiday Pop Up Markets

Shop at the Black Market Sunday, December 13th at the Cambridge Elks Lodge

Skip the mall and shop local. Here are is list of holiday pop up shopping events in the Boston area ranging from eccentric Etsy artists to bizarre bazaars:

Friday, October 2, 2015

Eridanos Tattoo & Gallery ‘Black Mass’ Opening Reception 10/3

A collective installation with a flare for the macabre, dark art and surrealism.

Eridanos Tattoo & Gallery will celebrate its two year anniversary with 'Black Mass' - opening reception happening on Saturday, October 3rd from 8PM-11PM.

Black Mass is a collective installation showcasing a variety of multimedia artists all over America with a flare for the macabre, dark art and surrealism.

Monday, July 20, 2015

Your Friends Fest - Community Music & Arts Event Happens August 1st

Over 30 sponsors, 5 bands and a whole mess of tabling businesses. Get full details here.

On August 1st, your current friends, future friends, casual acquaintances and fellow Boston music scene supporters will be at the inaugural Your Friends Fest at Cuisine en Locale, 156 Highland Ave., Somerville. Orchestrated by the offbeat artist and frontman of local garage band Psychic Dog, Dug McCormack, the event oozes excitement, zest and the promise of a good time.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

ARCH Gallery Presents: Behind Your Eyelids, In Your Room

Join ARCH Gallery for the opening party on February 7th.

ARCH Gallery is thrilled to present their first month-long satellite installation at Refuge Cafe in Allston, with an opening party this Saturday, February 7th from 7-11pm. "Behind Your Eyelids; In Your Room" solo show by photographer Karen Jerzyk is like walking into a haunted dream; straight out of American Horror Story.

Saturday, January 24, 2015


Tickets available now.

An evening of music, film, and dance celebrating historical, holy, and mythological women.

Bring Us Your Women will present a live program of music, dance, and film premieres at ART’s Oberon Theater in Harvard Square on Friday, February 27th with an international cast and crew of musicians, filmmakers, visual artists, dancers, and poets. The program looks to share the untold, recontextualized, or reimagined stories of iconic women including Joan of Arc, Sirens, the Queen of Sheba and Eve, who have often been overlooked or defined only by their role in the context of men.

Bring Us Your Women is the brainchild of guitarist-composer Catherine Capozzi and includes local musicians Sophia Cacciola (Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling), and Michael J. Epstein (The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, The Motion Sick).

Tickets are available now via this link.

To get an idea of what the night involves, check out this super uncomfortable teaser video.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Boston Hassle and Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes Presents BLACK MARKET

Start shopping Saturday, December 13th, 12p-6p.

Two floors, 60+ vendors, the second annual BLACK MARKET (presented by Boston Hassle and Ignore Rock'n'Roll Heroes) happens Saturday, December 13th at the Cambridge Elks Lodge (55 Bishop Allen Drive, Cambridge, MA).

Zines, crafts, records, DIY, clothing, used books, art, jewelry, music, leatherwork, secondhand, tarot readings, tapes, vintage, prints, soap, VHS, knits, baked goods, bags, patches, tea, NES, crystals, handmade books, T shirts, handmade, comics & more.

All Ages
December 13th (12p-6p)
$1 donation at the door
Bar will be open to 21+
Visit the official Facebook event page for all the details

Vendors Include:

PM PRESS, The Chubby Behemoth, Hubba Hubba, Neverleather, Smokey Bear Cave , Stimulation Addict, Nothing Mattress, eHawk, Dave Ortega, Bacteriafield, Night Wife Apothecary, Zoárd Wells Tyeklár, SMFA, Hungry Ghost Press, The Little Hop Shop, Ben Doane, Double Vision Embroidery, Lexi's Tree Fort, IAOIAOIAO, Catalina Rufin, Synonymous T Shirts, Driton Krasniqi, Holy Calamity Studio, Jam Jar Astronaut, ASM Retro, Barrington Edwards, Disposable America, Cindy Veasey Vintage, Glass Heart Press, Spooky Town, Dripping Dream Vintage, Lavandette, PRN0, Thrifty Times, Deep Thoughts, Annie Hard, Michael Montagano, Space Funkd Designs, Kitty Glitter/TeamZen, DIKSHA-T, Excessive Mortifera Flea, Boston Hassle, Big Ass Heat record & games, B.O.W. arts n' crafts, River street Bindery, Megan Gibes, Danielle Kilroy, Blood Moon Jewelry & more.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Treat Yo Self: Creative Industry Night & Onslo Tape Release Party & Free Nachos

All of this awesomeness happens 9.29 at Charlie's Kitchen.

Do we have a night for you?! A jam-packed event is packing into our jam, Charlie’s Kitchen, on Monday, September 29th. The first Treat Yo Self! to be held at the Harvard Square rocker bar (that serves excellent sangria), will feature live music from Sneeze, Onslo (Eye Design Records) and Zip-Tie Handcuffs. You know, that band that melted your face last week? Art from Brian Barresi Art (creator of this snazzy flyer), Kristina Denis Artwork, A RAFFLE because why not, and will celebrate the release Onslo’s S/T album, available on cassette tape at the show.

If you’re unreasonably hard to please that’s not enough, Charlie’s will be offering FREE nachos with a purchase of a beer. It sounded too good to be true, so we double checked. It's true.

We suggest you get there early for so many reasons, a major one being the max capacity of this room is 83 people. Fact. The second is probably, definitely free nachos. Show starts at 9pm, $5, 21+. Get full details on the official Facebook event page.

You could win:
  • Artwork
  • Merch from each band
  • 2 tickets to an upcoming show at O'Brien's Pub
  • 2 tickets to the next Treat Yo Self!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Fifth Annual StarlabFest Music & Arts Festival

StarlabFest is a Rock and Roll, Film, Comedy, Cookout, Flea Market Party, and it’s happening Saturday, July 19th from 10a-9p in Somerville. This year's event will take place at two locations; 32 Prospect St. (the old Starlab studio where the rocking and the rolling will commence on two stages) and 453 Somerville Ave. (the new, current Starlab Studios showcasing comedy, film and art show). It is a short, half-mile walk straight through Union Square between locations.

A flea market organized by Somerville's High Energy Vintage will be available at both locations. Admission is $10, all ages welcome, 21+ with valid ID to drink. Advanced tickets can be purchased online. Visit and the official Facebook event page for more information.


NICE GUYS 6:30-7
THE SUN LIONS 2:30-3:00

Other Location Details


Comedy Block:
MYQ KAPLAN (featured on Conan, The Late Show, Comedy Central Presents) 5-6
DAN BOULGER (featured on The Late Show) 4:30-5
with support from

Short Films by:
Playing at 11:30AM and 2PM

Visual Arts Show featuring:

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Music Through the Pen of Sketch Artist Louis Roe

"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio. Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have created something."
~Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

The Boston scene is in no way perfect, but it does expand beyond literal music, constantly evolving to feature new artistic forms of appreciation and participation by way of writers, photographers, bakers, clothing makers and sketch artists like Louis Roe.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

It's Getting a Little Burrrlesquey in Boston

Revenge of the Robot Battle Nuns takes the stage 6/30 and 6/29 at Club Oberon.

If you haven't taken in a burlesque show at Harvard Square's Club Oberon (2 Arrow St., Cambridge, MA), you are missing out on some of the city's most talented, empowering, sometimes gory but always entertaining underground choreography.

This month, Club Oberon will be hosting two, 2-night events of bodacious babes wearing little to nothing for your viewing pleasure. Blood and glitter will plaster the stage! Buy your tickets now!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Eye Design Records, Harris Hawk Record Release, Treat Yo Self Extravaganza

Eye Design Records debut during the June Treat Yo Self / Harris Hawk Record Release show

Eye Design, a local booking outfit and co-curator of the monthly art and music series Treat Yo Self, will present an extra special show Wednesday (June 11th) along with partners in crime and musical DIY champion Boston Hassle, at Middlesex Lounge on Mass Ave. in Central Square.

In addition to the June installment of the local blended medium event, Eye Design will present the debut showcase of newly established label, Eye Design Records. The night will consist of musical stylings of the current EDR roster, Onslo, Horsehands (which we previously described as gremlin rock) and Idiot Genes as well as a record release celebration of 2014 Rock N Roll Rumble alumni Harris Hawk.

Showgoers can also enjoy art from Eric Perkins, Adrienne Pizzo and Sylvie Mayer. Preview the awesome that you are in for by listening to Eye Design Records' first compilation below and available on Bandcamp for free (at a 'name your price' suggested donation).

The show starts at 9pm, is 21+ and has a $5 cover. Full details can be found on the Facebook event page.

Follow Eye Design, Eye Design Records and Treat Yo Self for additional shows and label information. Middlesex Lounge is located at 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

ACME Band Supply - Local, Knowledgeable, No Bullshit

"Band merch is fashion and branding. It’s not slapping some ink on a shirt."

"Bands needed a quality, local, knowledgeable, no bullshit, and inexpensive place to source their merch needs. ACME was started out of necessity;
both personal and for the scene."

With a combined 30 years of experience, veteran screen printers and co-owners of ACME Band Supply, Shawn Flores and Chris Huer, have been outfitting local and national bands with custom products since the late 90's, specializing in stock specifically designed for the music industry.

To get a sense of the deep rooted capacity of the headlining establishment that is ACME, you need to understand its bedrock, which includes Shawn Flores one upping a band with its own merchandise.

“While in high school one of my classes was Graphic Design and Print Production. The school copy center. Everyone who ever took that class literally used it to bootleg band shirts. I heard a year or two ago that my screens were still intact and kids were using them. Anyways, Big D and the Kids Table had horrible merch.”

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Trifecta: Year One - Pop Up Arts & Culture Event

4-day event celebrating the diverse artist community in Boston.
Trifecta Editions is a print collective based in Boston and Cambridge, focused on producing innovative, top-quality, limited edition, affordable screen prints and art objects. Those hip T-shirts, elaborate show posters and custom record jackets you love so much? These guys do that. The collective currently works with a diverse group of artists—from illustrators, comic artists, painters and printmakers to designers, sculptors, graffiti artists and architects.

Between May 22 through 25, Trifecta Editions will be celebrating its inaugural arts and culture event, Trifecta: Year One, at the Fourth Wall Project 132 Brookline Ave., Boston.

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

This Is Boston Not LAme - April 26th

Your last chance to catch 'THIS IS BOSTON NOT LAme" is this Saturday, April 26th 7p-11p at SweeTree Ink Gallery 281A Mt Auburn St Watertown. This "very kick ass art show" features four generations of Boston Punk Rock scene in photos by Gail Rush, Tara Feely, Nicole Tammaro and Dave Tree.

Expect Boston rock n roll history expressed in photography, snapshots of staple Boston bands like SSD, Dropkick Murphys, Kings of Nuthin’ and Mighty Mighty Bosstones at original venues like the Channel, the Rat and the Middle East, complimentary refreshments and vinyl jams spinning in the background.

SweeTree Ink Gallery was established March 2010 by Dave TREE and Tyler Sweet and provides screen printing and graphic design services of the highest caliber. Preview photos on display in The Artery’s (90.9 wbur) report.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Strip-Zeppelin at Club Oberon

Get your tickets now for Strip - Zeppelin Burlesque

For one night only, comedian and vocalist, Niki Luparelli, brings to Club Oberon, Harvard Square, Cambridge, on Friday, May 2, her Strip Zeppelin spectacular, a live music and burlesque explosion blending the best of Led Zeppelin with the best of Boston’s burlesque and aerial artists.

With a stage persona that deftly combines the best of Marilyn Monroe, Bette Midler, and Dean Martin, Niki Luparelli has been wowing area audiences for years with her pin-up girl curves, powerful singing voice, bawdy wit, and adorable drunk act.

Always sassy, brassy, and nigh to bursting from her bustier, Luparelli, cocktail in hand, leads her band the Gold Diggers (aka the Misty Mountains) and a breathtaking array of neo-burlesque performers eager to give you every inch of their love in tribute to the original Hammer of the Gods.

The burlesque performers will include Boston-based exotic extraverts Babes in Boinkland, campy maniac Ginny Nightshade, turquoise haired beauty Bettysioux Tailor, the sinewy and sumptuous Malice in Wonderland, Sparkletown Productions’ & the Glitter Bombs’ Jane Doe, acrobatic aerial ecdysiast Fonda Feeling, and silks divinity Zoso LaRos. Oh my gosh, so many fun words!

Bishop And Rook highly supports scantily clad stage performers and mixed media art. This event is 18+ with valid ID. Tickets are $20-$30 and are available at Find full details on the official Facebook event page.

Friday, March 28, 2014

ARCH Grand Opening Party

RSVP for the Grand Opening event now.

The highly anticipated grand opening of Allston Rock City Hall (ARCH), situated in the warehouse-turned-artist space of Studio 52, is scheduled to happen March 29th.

Positioned as a facility that is an inspiring, clean, and positive environment for artists and musicians to perfect their craft, Studio 52 is run by artists, for artists. The ARCH grand opening show, “All Of Us Together,” will include visual artists and musicians, that later to be announced shortly via ARCH’s Facebook page. RSVP for the “full day’s worth of events” via the do617 page. ARCH is now taking holds on event dates if you wish to rent out this private event hall.

Follow ARCH on Facebook for additional announcements.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Give the Gift of Local Art and Underlining Sarcasm

This season, find the prefect gift in art. From maps pertaining to regional identities, to disgruntled penguins and zombies, a local print can be the perfect gift for that 'hard to buy for' person.

David Buckley Borden combines the derogative expression of “Masshole” with a variety of Massachusetts’ soil horizons.

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