BODY-POSITIVE UNDIES PARTY @ DEMOCRACY CENTER (HARVARD SQ.)
Human beings come in all shapes and sizes, but not all of them get celebrated equally. Local champion of sex positivity PLEASURE PIE continues to further the cause with another installation of her EXPERIENTIAL GROWTH SERIES. This is all about learning to love your natural self and becoming comfortable in your own skin through group discussion and straight-up practice. The party is in the Rosa Parks Room @ the Democracy Center in Harvard Sq. on Thursday 6/11 at 7:30pm, where attendees will be in their skivvies (or at least partially clothed). Oh, and there will be pie. All genders welcome! www.PleasurePie.org –CEEK
BOOZING, BOWLING, & ‘ZA 4 UR COMMUNITY @ FLATBREAD PIZZA (SOMERVILLE)
Is there a more noble endeavor than improving your community by way of tasty, delicious pizza? Scoff, I should think not. Each month or so, New England’s own FLATBREAD PIZZA COMPANY hosts a benefit night for a local nonprofit of their choice at their Somerville spot. This time around the NAVE GALLERY will be getting a piece o’ the pie sales on 6/30 from 5—11:30pm (takeout or eat-in). Treat your Tuesday night right with candlepin bowling, booze, and fresh pizza made with locally sourced ingredients. This kind of initiative and community rallying is just what makes Boston so special. Fill your belly and show support! –CEEK
2’SDAY w/ W00DY: ALBUM RELEASE X TOUR KICKOFF
If you’re still sleeping on the dreamy sounds of W00DY, wake up! June 16th she’s dropping her album RNBW, comprised of gems written/performed over the past 2—3 years. This is the kind of music that makes your atoms buzz + yr body shake (in a good way!). @ 8:30p yr gonna want to head over to Deep Thoughts in JP for SCANNERS pt. 1 w/ Solid State Entity + W00DY + Sonitus Lux (GA) + DJs + You + Me + Yr Friends. Let’s DANCE! Hosted by Hassle & Open Loop/ALL AGES/$5/SEE U THERE. –GG
INTERVIEW IN BRIEFS: RIP WEIRDO RECORDS
Weirdo Records closed last month. You know how we know? Cause we were there. Every month. You probably were too, dear reader, because you get it. We are lucky enough to present the EXCLUSIVE Weirdo Records closing interview with Angela Sawyer, conducted by text message. Enjoy.
In 5 words… Q: Why did you close Weirdo Records? A: I needed a vacation.
In 3 words… Q: What are you gonna do now? A: Seeya inna basement.
In 2 words… Q: What do you have to say to anyone now realizing they didn’t appreciate Weirdo Records enough while it was around? A: Thank you.
SMASH IT DEAD FEST 2015 6/19—6/21
Mark your calendar! Smash it Dead Fest will be celebrating its fifth birthday this June in Cambridge. The fest kicks off Friday, June 19th at the Democracy Center where local legends Curmudgeon will play their last show ever alongside Hard Nips, +HIRS+, Ursula, and more. Saturday and Sunday of the fest will be taking place at the Cambridge YMCA and will include workshops during the day and performances from bands from all around the country like Aye Nako, Malportado Kids, Street Eaters, The Breathing Light, Olivia Neutron-John, Marge, Mal Devisa, Trophy Knife, and many more. Last year, the fest raised $5,800+ for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center, and this year we hope to raise even more with your help. Suggested donation is $10—20 a day and 100% of the proceeds go directly to BARCC. Help us make this year’s fest the best yet. For more information search “Smash it Dead 2015” on Facebook.
BETTER OFF DEAD: TUESDAY NIGHTS ON WMBR
Tuesday nights belong to the punks. Tune into BETTER OFF DEAD on 88.1 WMBR, hosted by Olga and Anna, for your weekly dose of old and new. An hour of unrelenting two-chord-shredding anger at the world, leaving you high and dry and wanting to break a bottle over someone’s head. That’s BETTER OFF DEAD, Tuesday nights from 10—11p.m. MIT is on break, but WMBR and Better Off Dead will be crushing that dial all summer long. Call in Tuesday nights at 617-253-8810 or get in touch via betteroffdeadradio (at) gmail (dot) com – Emma D
CURIOUS SOUND OBJECTS: THE SPACE BETWEEN @ AERONAUT BREWERY
Sound, silence, art, technology, the universe, spaces, and people. These concepts all come together in CURIOUS SOUND OBJECTS: THE SPACE BETWEEN, the third installation of the Cambridge-based collaborative sonic arts show. The Curious Sound Objects shows are all about self-expression through sound, building a community, and showcasing the interactions between art and science. Come interact with universal music @ Aeronaut Brewery in Somerville, Saturday 6/27 from 6pm to midnight. More information – and a way to submit your own sound objects for upcoming shows – can be found on curioussoundobjects.com – Emma D
MAKE SOME NOISE: MAKE MUSIC BOSTON RETURNS 6/21 @ EVERYWHERE
Now entering its second year, Make Music Boston returns with a supersized Porchfest vibe and it’s coming to your hood (or maybe you’ll bring it to someone else’s hood?) Taking place in over 700 cities worldwide this year, Make Music is an opportunity to take over streets, parks, plazas, waterways, and anyplace else in the Boston metro area with the sounds of music! This event is open to all ages, skill levels, and walks of life, so if you’re interested in playing, donating your spot for a performance, or just lending a hand, hit up www.makemusicboston.org for more details! – Harrison Bralower
THRIFTY TIMES ZINE
You like thrift shopping? I do, too! It’s a daunting task in Boston, with the numerous markets, tiny hidden shops, and picked-over Allston warehouses. Here to help us out is THRIFTY TIMES, focused on thrifty tips and vintage finds. Covering topics from decorating small spaces to the creepy, Jello-based recipes of the ’50s, to cheesy romance novels of yore, the Thrifty Times Zine can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/ThriftyTimesZines—or follow them on Twitter to find out where to snag a free copy. Also check out SERIOUSLY? YES!—ridiculous true stories, brought to you by the folks behind Thrifty Times. – Emma D