Scour those couch cushions and cash in those coin jars, because our next BLACK MARKET art/zine/record/flea market with Ignore Rock’n’Roll Heroes is coming to the Cambridge Community Center on Sunday, April 26. Have no clue where that is? Just down the street from the Central Square T stop (off Western Avenue), this vast new venue is gonna be 5,400 square feet of affordable finds to forage through from 11am to 5pm.
There is a handful of table spaces still available, so if you’ve got something to sell or service to serve, sign up to be a vendor at BostonHassle.com/BlackMarketVendorForm.
Until then, here’s a sampler of who and what is gonna be there for you to browse now, brown cow.
B L A C K M A R K E T V E N D O R S
ADORPHEUS // Etsy Shop // @adorpheus
I am a musician, fashion designer, Reiki practitioner, and spiritual teacher from the North Shore. My shop is all about cute clothes, jewelry, and accessories inspired by geek culture—for people of all genders! I was featured on MTV’s documentary show “True Life” for my costuming skills and music.
BETTER DAYS RECOVERY PRESS
Better Days Recovery Press (BDRP) is the brainchild of Boston hardcore-punk-scene legend (Ha ha—I said it) Crusty Craig Lewis. I will have copies of my Better Days—A Mental Health Recovery Workbook as well as copies of You’re Crazy—Volume One. BDRP is dedicated to helping people live happier, healthier, and more satisfying lives. Many people are aware of the chaos and madness that my life once was, and now I am living proof that “we get better.” WWW.PUNKSINRECOVERY.COM
BLOOD MOON JEWELRY
Equally inspired by Victorian mourning art and memento mori, Blood Moon Jewelry uses coffin nails, ethically sourced bone, crystals, and gold leaf to create uniquely beautiful necklaces and decorations.
DEEP THOUGHTS JP
We are a record store in Jamaica Plain that stocks new and used contemporary and classic rock / (free) jazz / punk & post-punk / underground / techno / ambient & analog synth / (psych) folk / modern classical / international / blues / funk & soul / psychedelic (hell ride) / tons of great $3 records (2 for $5) / ltd. edition / rare / crazy noise / industrial / metal / reggae / krautrock / japanese psych / garage / rockabilly / novelty / anything really . . . on VINYL / CASSETTE / CD. We also sell books, VHS, DVDs, vintage stereo gear, and a few instruments and accessories here and there. 138-B South Street, Jamaica Plain. Open noon to 8pm every day.
DIRT LUX // Preview here
Dirt Lux is out of Waltham with the tea shelf. Will have lots of drawings and paintings at Black Market for your perusalization. Maybe some vids playing, maybe some clothes (probly not, painting clothes takes a long time). Jason and Aayesha will be hangin’ out at the booth and in a deal-making kind of mood (bonus-round sale specials). If you see something you like, let’s talk about.
DRIPPING DREAM VINTAGE // Etsy Shop
Hi, my name is Mariel and I run Dripping Dream Vintage, an online/in-person/in the third dimension/everywhere else vintage shop with clothes, shoes, and accessories for dudes and babes. My stock runs the gamut, but my favorite decades to source are the ’70s and ’90s. Gonna have things for cheap cheap cheap, so stop by during Black Market and get yourself all suited up for spring!!
ENA KANTARDZIC and SYLVIE MAYER
Young contemporaries of thought and forward traditionalist ideals:
“Perfect escapade, hardly profane—
Dignified logistically to relativity,
Reason so forth beyond—
Interconnectivity with the stars.
Gratefully un die siècle
Thought forming formlessly
Aquit, [un]comfortable masked
Tranquility, hoping to hear
HANDSOME DOG BAKERY
Handsome Dog Bakery offers shockingly delicious handmade baked goods. Everything is made from scratch in small batches using the finest vegan ingredients. At Black Market, we’ll be offering our most popular and talked about items, including Boston’s only vegan cannoli, Boston’s only vegan croissant, and our mind-blowing chocolate chip cookies. Our products can normally be found at O2 Vegan Cafe in Cambridge and at Eat at Jumbo’s in Somerville.
HUNGRY GHOST PRESS // Storenvy Shop
Hungry Ghost Press takes the massive amount of projects that are constantly being created in and around the Boston area and to tries to release as many as possible at little cost. To simply make music, literature, and art available to the public in the hopes that a better community will grow and thrive. Being broke since 2011.
HIGH STITCH // Etsy Shop
High Stitch was created in December 2014. Created by a 22-year-old art-school dropout, Emily Tirella. Focusing on self-love badges and adorable plushies, Emily aims to radiate positivity with a needle and thread. Working primarily with felt and cotton, she creates a little something for everyone.
Tim McCool and Will Clark are the publishers of Infinite Scroll, a Boston-based literary and arts zine. Infinite Scroll asks all sorts of creative types to submit all sorts of content, ranging from poems, short fiction, drawings, photos, and more. Each IS is thematically structured around a certain idea or prompt. Contributors to IS come from Boston and the surrounding area, as well as from all across the US, with an occasional international contributor or two.
LIMITED APPEAL RECORDS
Limited Appeal Records is a vinyl-only label started in 2007 by two longtime friends. It is based out of Boston and Los Angeles. Our goal is simply to put out records by bands that we like while at the same time creating (what we think to be) interesting/unique-looking handcrafted record jackets, inserts, and record centers. Every record is hand-assembled/stenciled/rubber-stamped/stickered/screened/numbered/what have you. Pressings are usually between 100 (at least) and 500 (at the most). We beg, borrow, and steel to get the job done. It is what some might call a “labor of love”—because we sure aren’t doing it for the money.
LITTLE CAT METALS
Little Cat Metals (Carol Joanidi) creates handmade sterling silver and gold jewelry (some with semiprecious stones) that plays with the dichotomy of industrial shape and organic form. Each piece is completely designed and handcrafted in her home studio. Due to the nature of hand fabrication each piece is unique and one of a kind. Carol is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston with a focus on metalsmithing. Little Cat Metals uses only American-sourced metal with minimally 75% recyclable material. She currently resides in the wilds of western Massachusetts.
LUCIDSKINS // Etsy Shop
At Lucidskins, we encompass the art of creation. We believe that D.I.Y. culture should be preserved and therefore craft our jewelry by hand. Our goal is to create one-of-a-kind, wearable art from gemstones and upcycled mediums.
MONIQUE AIMEE // Etsy Shop
Monique Aimee is an illustrator and lettering artist based in Boston, MA. Stop by her table for hand-screen-printed T-shirts and prints, skull embroideries, playing cards, and other classy-ass shit!
Morte Apparel is a youthful handcrafted clothing brand out of Boston run solely by eighteen-year-old Roman Pellegrino. Morte offers a variety of carefully crafted goods including T-shirts, sweatshirts, hoodies, hats, bags, and more. Drop by and check it out!
PLEASURE PIE // Etsy Shop
Pleasure Pie is a small sex-positive activist organization based in Boston, MA. They make zines, illustrations, publications, events, and conversations. Stop by Sex Positive Boston, their monthly discussion group, for a thoughtful and challenging discussion about sex positivity. Sign up for Boston’s Sex Positive Newsletter to get a list of all the sex-positive stuff going on in the Boston area. Check out The Sex Letters Project, a blog where you can write a letter to your teenage self saying everything you wish you knew about sex as a teenager (and they’ll post it!).
PM Press was founded at the end of 2007 by a small collection of folks with decades of publishing, media, and organizing experience. We seek to create radical and stimulating fiction and nonfiction books, pamphlets, T-shirts, and visual and audio materials to entertain, educate, and inspire you.
For all of your flesh-covering needs.
RENEGADE SPIRITS TAROT
Inspired by the work of A. E. Waite and Pamela Coleman Smith, the Renegade Spirits Tarot will be a complete tarot pack that can be used for divination or contemplation. The images come from my daily life, my dreams, and my love of color. I invite you to purchase full-sized prints of my completed illustrations thus far as I embark on the journey of creating my own tarot deck. Each print is a limited edition of 78. I will also be offering card readings at my table.
RST CUSTOM EFFECTS
Ready. Set. TONE! Handmade guitar-effects pedals. Custom builds, repairs, and modifications, too. All pedals are designed, hand-built, and hand-labeled by Scott Toolin, a degreed electronics professional and avid guitarist from Carver, MA. Scott uses his 15-plus years of engineering experience to design effects pedals with top-quality components, durable construction, and great tone! The goal of RST Custom Effects is to help musicians of all levels find their ideal sound at an affordable price.
SAM PAOLINI ART & WEARABLES // Etsy Shop
Transforming old clothes into art-teacher chic and cloud-watching, cat-petting punks’ garb since 2010. A variety of dyeing, bleaching, sewing, silk-screening, stamping, and painting makes my collection a rainbow of psychedelia and demon dreams. My original art is hand-printed onto recycled tees, hoodies, jackets, vests, dresses, and skirts, and available in unisex, femme, kids, and plus sizes. Cat-devil-controlled robo-skulls, sassy alien dweebs, bursting eye flowers and holy-headed dogs are among my family. I also make patches, posters, and hand-pressed pin-back buttons with my pop-surrealist artwork.
SWEET CHEEK COMIX // Etsy Shop
Liz Bolduc—also known as Sweet Cheek Comix—focuses her comics and zines around mental health and existential crisis and her bad luck with relationships. She runs the contribution-based zine Existential Stew. After graduating college this May, she will be focusing on her next personal comic project as well as working on expanding Book Press Zines, a zine distro.
Emerging artist from Cape Cod, MA who attends school in Cambridge. Selling tons of handmade items like journals, sketchbooks, pottery, jewelery, body products, and more!
TRUE BELIEVERS FAN CLUB // Etsy Shop
True Believers Fan Club is your friendly neighborhood button shop, specializing in weirdo bootleg and one-of-a-kind recycled pins. For True Believers Only!
ARTISTS ONLY (AO)
Artists Only (AO) is a online gallery/webstore for a collection of artists from all sorts of mediums: illustration, painting, photography, and music in efforts to gain more exposure outside their community.
THE SCIENCE BOUTIQUE
The Science Boutique started during my final years of college where I was studying physics. I love science, but needed a creative outlet to take away the stress of the tough science courses. Making science themed jewelry, for myself, was a great way to distress. I soon realized that others were interested science jewelry, so The Science Boutique was created! I have recently started to create clothing and miscellaneous fashion items for the shop. I like to make my items as scientifically accurate as possible, while still being fashionable.
EYE OVER SEA
eye over sea is a new Brighton-based t-shirt line debuting with one unisex design in one color (distressed red) and two sizes (medium and large). “individuality over conformity” is the kick-off design that sets the creative, cool and smart eye over sea vibe. More sizes, colors and designs to come in that not too distant future.
Other vendors include…
Trifecta Editions // Night Wife Apothecary // TCB Distro // Gentlepersons Gently // Diksha-T // BUFU Records // Zine Machines // Greg Hunt Made // Surveillance Investments // Zoárd Wells Tyeklár // Squishy Sandwich // Raumschiff Zine Distro // CK Metalsmith // Nothing Mattress // Out of the Blue Too Art Gallery // Wick & Stitch // The Traphaus // Stompbox Sonic // Holy Calamity Studio // Baby Lion Vintage // Arwen Downs// H. O. T. H. // Vintage Yard Sale // Choice // Clark Jackson // Artificial Distro // Kristin Musse // The Whisky Witch // Boston Derby Dames // Inside My Cranium // Death Wish Inc // Ignore Rock*n*Roll Heroes // Margot Ouellet // Lush Beads // Soy Much Brighter Candle Co. // Nicholas Burgess // Tapwater Designs // Artists Only (AO) // Eye Over Sea // SynonShirts // Solei // Lesser Knowns // Records of Sati // Thrifty Times // Sarah Silbiger // Mimsy Craft // The Spacefunk Shop // DaSilva Studios // Reed Hexamer // Leather Pixie // Lexi’s Tree Fort // Johanna B Smith // Boston Hassle // Briar Patch Co // Tessie Connors //