So the DIY Fest is not aimed at any particular audience, and Saturday's event has been built with the mission to entertain all. Two stages — one electric and one acoustic — will boast some of the area's most talented bands, including CreaturoS, ABADABAD, Onslo, Kal Marks, Streight Angular, Dirty Virgins, and former locals Mornin' Old Sport, back in town from Oakland, California. In addition to music, this year's festival also displays more skillshares, workshops, and vendors than ever before. Everything from homemade crocheting to rape-defense clinics to a record swap is scheduled to ensure that one of Allston's largest community gatherings becomes even better this summer.

The Allston DIY Fest not only lets the neighborhood flex its muscles artistically, but shows that Allstonians care to let that creativity speak. Festival organizers have no pressing reason to become involved other than to have fun, broaden their interests, and help tie their community together, but they couldn't be more content with that. "The first year it was about us, and making our vision come to life," says Altieri. "This year, it's about the community."

ALLSTON DIY FEST | Ringer Park, Allston | July 21 | 11 am-6 pm | All Ages | Free | allstondiyfest.tumblr.com 

< prev  1  |  2  | 
  Topics: Music Features , Music, Arts, Allston,  More more >
| More


Most Popular
ARTICLES BY PERRY EATON
Share this entry with Delicious
  •   PISSED JEANS | HONEYS  |  March 06, 2013
    On one hand, the album is a dazed Frankenstein's monster — the frantically paced "Health Plan" shows half-man, half-creature savagery.
  •   FOXYGEN BECOME NEW AMBASSADORS  |  February 26, 2013
    Los Angeles-based duo Foxygen have received a healthy dose of attention following January's Jagjaguwar release of We Are the 21st Century Ambassadors of Peace & Magic .
  •   THE MYSTERIOUS WAYS OF SONNYMOON  |  January 29, 2013
    The ways of musical success are many.
  •   WHAT'S F'N NEXT? METZ  |  November 14, 2012
    The joke's on you if you still think Canada is just our laid-back, friendly neighbor up north. Futher proof to the contrary: Toronto's METZ, who would lead you to believe that Canada is one big furious mosh pit.
  •   PRETTY & NICE, SAME AS THEY EVER WERE  |  November 01, 2012
    It has been four years since Pretty & Nice released their standout full-length, Get Young , but they are quick to reassure us that their motives have changed little.

 See all articles by: PERRY EATON