-Smash it Dead Fest was incredible! We were able to raise nearly $5,000 for the Boston Area Rape Crisis Center. It means so much to me that we have a space like the Democracy Center to house such an important event. To learn more about Smash it Dead, visit http://www.smashitdead.net/
Here is a list of upcoming shows, but be sure to check the calendar for updates.
4/13: Sinaloa, Capacities (NJ), War Emblem (PA), Mean Man’s Dream, Longings
4/26: Ramming Speed, Inter Arma (VA), Earthlings (VA), Gatlin
5/3: Black Pus (RI), Guerrilla Toss, Designer, FRSKE
5/10 : Woe (PA) +more tba
5/11: The Hotel Year, Medicine Man, In Between (MD), Form & File
5/12: Foreign Tongues, The Weeds, Sunning, Maura, Elephants
5/19: Curmudgeon, Born Wrong (CAN.), Nothing is Over (PA), Wake (CAN), Greasepile
5/24: Vitamin X, Ancient Filth, Combat Zone
6/21: Full of Hell (PA), Seven Sisters of Sleep (CA), Draize, HOST (NH/MA), Rozamov
A few reminders:
-Alcohol and drugs are not allowed inside or around the building
-Sexist, racist, heterosexist, transphobic, or otherwise oppressive attitudes/language/lyrics are not welcome here! Please hold yourself and your friends accountable to keep this a welcoming space for everyone.
-Pretty much anybody can book a show here or get involved in some way! Click the link above for more info
@The Democracy Ctr in Harvard Sq.
5PM MATINEE … $8-10 Sliding Scale
(Doors at 5, first band at 6, over by 9)
Heavy Breath (CT)
Politically charged lyrics, melodic hardcore punk. From CT.
As We Were (VT)
‘06 throwback. Emotive hardcore out of Burlington.
Fucking Invincible (RI)
From Providence, mem. of Soul Control, Dropdead, Daughters and other good bands. First Boston show I think?
New hardcore punk from here!
I’m the worst at describing bands, you should really just get to the gig and hear for yourself. :)
I’d like to thank all the bands as well as everybody who attended our benefit show this past Friday! It was an amazing event — all of the bands sounded great and the turnout could not have been better. After helping the bands out with gas money, the show ended up raising over $500 for the Zine Library!
*For those who couldn’t attend, here’s where you can check out the bands:
Shook Ones, Tigers Jaw, Save Ends, Maura
9/1 Defiance, Ohio(IN), Inservibles(Mexico), Merda(Brazil), Landline
9/9 Congenital Death(PA), Cerce, Hedgefund, Hospice
9/22 Capacities(NJ), Aviator, Maura, Dropouts
9/28 Free Spirit, Clear, Beware, Praise
Sorry for not updating earlier, but the Stress Relief kids had to cancel their tour and will not be playing the Democracy Center tonight. See ya’ll next week.
06-Waste Mgmt., Boston Strangler, Bloodkrow Butcher, Peacebreakers
14-Paul Baribou, Dessert First, Long Ride Home (RSVP)
20-Stress Relief (CA), Our Side +More TBA
27-Seraphin(MS), Raindance, Maura, Pastime(ME), Dropouts (RSVP)
29-Calculator (CA), My Fictions, Prawn, Burglary Years (RSVP)