Shows are indeed happening this summer at the Democracy Center.
But FIRST: we are hosting the Boston screening of my friend KC’s film, From the Back of the Room.
“Many people have the impression that the Riot Grrrl movement in the mid-90s was the end-all, be-all of female involvement in DIY punk. This is definitely not the case! Plenty of amazing ladies prior to this era paved the way for it, and plenty of amazing ladies continue to help keep DIY together today. This documentary chronicles the past 30 years of female involvement in DIY punk, and has interviews with over 30 women from across the country, ages 17 to 40. Race, gender, sexuality, motherhood, class, and activism are all addressed in this film, giving a more complete picture of how these women participate in the DIY community, and how it affects their daily lives.”
Here are some upcoming shows that you should be aware of:
7/17: Cold Snap, Centuries (FL), Homestretch(FL)
7/24: Draize, White Guilt (NY), Brown Sugar (NY), SKVLT
7/29: Born Without Bones, Citizen, Half Hearted Hero
7/30: Dead Streets, Form & File, Fordists, Dry Heave, Radio Control, Matahari
7/31: Grudges (NY), Living Void, +More TBA
8/06: Ladyfest Boston Benefit w/Big Nils, Foreign Objects, Quilty (NY), Girlfriends
8/12: There will be a show, but I don’t have a lineup yet.
8/13: Social Circkle (Last Show), Crazy Spirit (NY), Waste Management
8/27: There will be a show, but I don’t have a lineup yet.
***Discouraging any more shows between 8/14-8/31, because I’ll be out of the country. If you have gigs for September, try to get them to me before then!***