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DIY bicycle helmut fashion

Protecting your dome in DIY fashion

HELL is other people
Kelly Wallace was only 23 years old when a car struck her bike and killed her at the corner of Harvard Avenue and Cambridge Street in Allston. Her death came only one month after her friend Gordon Riker was also tragically killed by a car while biking.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  May 11, 2011


Sluts for justice

No means no
On Saturday, Boston joins the national SlutWalk movement, demonstrating solidarity to fight "slut shaming," a common response to sexual violence.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  May 04, 2011

Chris North Dream Quartet at the Haven in Jamaica Plain

Out: The Chris North Dream Quartet help christen the Haven in Jamaica Plain

Scottish piper
With the Chris North Dream Quartet, singer/guitarist Chris North Alspach retains the sincere Celt-folk vocal inflection and distinctly New England–influenced lyrics of his other, Best Music Poll–nominated band, the Points North.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  May 06, 2011

BD list

Review: Beautiful Darling

The isolating pursuit of fame
Andy Warhol superfans remember Candy Darling as a friend of the Pop artist, as an actress in his films, or as a name in Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side."
By: LIZ PELLY  |  May 04, 2011

OUT list

Punk and women's issues rally for BARCC

Smash It Dead Fest
It’s Saturday afternoon, and Brooklyn’s Titfit, a neo-riot-grrrl four-piece, are about to play under two basketball hoops in MassArt’s gym.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  May 05, 2011

Stilts list

Crystal Stilts | In Love With Oblivion

Slumberland (2011)
Slumberland (2011)
By: LIZ PELLY  |  April 06, 2011


Representing the badgeless at SXSW

Unofficially indie
Unofficially indie
By: LIZ PELLY  |  March 24, 2011


Jeff the Brotherhood bring the DIY

"If I hadn't witnessed Jeff the Brotherhood, there would be no Skimask," Skimask singer Andy Brown told me after an Allston basement show last month.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  March 25, 2011


Toro y Moi | Underneath The Pine

Carpark (2011)
Carpark (2011)
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 23, 2011


Julianna Barwick | The Magic Place

Asthmatic Kitty (2011)
Julianna Barwick grew up singing hymns in churches in Louisiana and Missouri, and now the Brooklyn singer replicates those grandiose choir sounds as a solo artist, cloning and looping her own wordless vocals, stringing ambient patchworks with minimal instrumentation.  
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 16, 2011

Mornin Old Sport

Yes.Oui.Si shows DIY show-space potential

Out: Affirmative art
A new multimedia art space on Vancouver Street run by a trio of twentysomethings, Yes.Oui.Si has the feel of one of the mixed-media collages that decorate its walls.  
By: LIZ PELLY  |  February 16, 2011


Sweet Bulbs | Sweet Bulbs

Blackburn Recordings (2011)
Sweet Bulbs guitarist Michael Sheffield previously released tapes with his hardcore-punk band Michael Jordan.
By: LIZ PELLY  |  January 19, 2011


The Temple reshuffles

Building a safe haven as a scene comes out of the basements
As a scene comes out of the basements, the Temple reshuffles
By: LIZ PELLY  |  December 14, 2010
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