March 14, 2014
Needle and Twine: Boston Messageboard/Show Listings

Jeremy started a messageboard (http://needleandtwine.com/) where people from in/around New England can talk about all kinds of shit. It also lists shows happening around Boston. Check it out, if you want.

December 20, 2013
This thing is tonight. If you’re in Boston and don’t go… I dunno… you stink.

This thing is tonight. If you’re in Boston and don’t go… I dunno… you stink.

December 14, 2013

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December 13, 2013

December 12, 2013

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December 12, 2013

December 11, 2013
In Defense Of Outrage: A Response

propertyofzack:

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We’re pretty sure that, by now, you’ve heard about the female crowdsurfer who planted an unwanted kiss on vocalist Parker Cannon during The Story So Far’s show in Houston last week. In fact, we know that you’ve heard about it, because an astounding number of you liked, reblogged and shared our news post on the story.

Yesterday, we published a piece from Editor-in-Chief Erik van Rheenen titled In Defense Of Boundaries, which addressed the unspoken contract between band and fan. But working on that piece got us wondering — why is it that this particular story has blown up the way it has? What does the overwhelming interest we’ve seen in this story tell us about our scene?

We don’t think there’s a single answer to that question — it’s the result of many factors. But one of those factors sticks out like a sore thumb. Today, in the next piece in our In Defense Of… series, senior Staff Writer Jesse Richman asks why we’re so outraged… or more pointedly, why are we only getting outraged now?

Related Stories:
In Defense Of Boundaries 
Never Do This At A Show, Ever

by Jesse Richman, edited by Erik van Rheenen

Let me preface this by making one thing clear: Erik van Rheenen is 100 percent right. (So are most of our readers, judging from the feedback to both his In Defense Of Boundaries piece and our original news post on the incident). It’s unequivocally not OK to kiss someone without their consent, whether it’s in a private room or on a stage in front of hundreds of people.

But what is it about this particular incident that has it racking up an astounding 1,600+ likes and reblogs on our site? Why did it generate 800 comments in a thread on AbsolutePunk? Or, to break out of our own bubble for a bit, why did a similar (if more salacious) on-stage assault of rapper Danny Brown earlier this year spawn a thousand thinkpieces?

Why is it that a quick peck on Parker Cannon’s lips generates twice the buzz as a story about New Years Day’s Ash Costello being repeatedly sexually assaulted by a member of Blood On The Dance Floor? Why is it that, when Mariel Loveland of Candy Hearts details her own experiences with ingrained sexism in the scene, not only does it barely register a blip on the radar, but inevitably draws the sort of commenters who insist on proving her point via their own cluelessly sexist feedback? And why is it that it never stopseven when you’re Hayley Williams, Queen of the Punk Universe? (Or Florence Welch, or Lady Gaga?)

Why is it that when the drummer for Bellwether is accused of sexual assault, so much of the Internet leaps to his defense, or calls for prudence, as though false rape accusations aren’t astoundingly rare? I’ve never been a teenage girl, but I imagine coming forward as a rape victim doesn’t win you any popularity contests in high school, and takes roughly a metric fuckton of courage.

Why is it that we have no qualms calling Cannon’s assailant a “bitch,” a “fucking slut,” and a “fangirl” (because only female fans do fucked-up things, right?), as if her actions, wrong as they were, give us some kind of free pass to say shit we know is deeply awful?

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December 10, 2013
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December 10, 2013
ghostthrower:

theoffseasonma:

coming up in a few weeks.

Last show of 2013!

ghostthrower:

theoffseasonma:

coming up in a few weeks.

Last show of 2013!

December 10, 2013

Apple the cat, STUCK in the blinds like an idiot, followed by her “world’s cutest cat” impression.

December 10, 2013
"It is sometimes an appropriate response to reality to go insane."

— Philip K. Dick

December 9, 2013

Showcase Showdown - Merry Christmas, I Fucked Your Snowman

December 9, 2013

Toxic Narcotic - Drink

December 9, 2013

undergroundmusicfm:

Shambles is a four-piece pop punk band out of Boston that sit somewhere between The Weakerthans and MxPx. Earlier this year, the band released their second EP, Move Away, a quick showcase of the band’s tight and infectious style that avoids genre cliches and puts a refreshing spin on turn of the millennium pop punk.

Pulleys & Promises is the anthemic lead track from the EP that spotlights lead singer Rob Spearin’s engaging croon and the band’s knack for melody. 

Straight forward but straight up good.

Free Download: Move Away EP 

Listen to more pop punk songs and artists

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December 7, 2013

This is a song from our first EP, which, like our new one, is free at http://shamblesmusic.bandcamp.com

She stopped and said, “I’ve taken a lot today.” 
Let’s count our losses like we’ve counted our years apart 
My eyes sink deep, tack on more misery 
Another spiral into the depths of her, the depths of her 

Cold heart, got my tongue stuck to it 
All her body parts are showing signs of age 
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion 
There’s more to this equation 
Than another five years apart. 

She stopped and said, “I’ve taken a lot today.” 
Let’s count our losses like we’ve counted our years apart 
My eyes sink deep, tack on more misery 
Another spiral into the depths of her 

Cold heart, got my tongue stuck to it 
All her body parts are showing signs of age 
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion 
There’s more to this equation 
Than another five years apart. 
In the process of burning all my bridges 
I’ll never trust another beating heart 
Could be a politician with the bullshit you’ve been dishing 
To give you the attention you want. 

But all I want is this pain 
In my head to go away. 
I don’t ever want to fall, la-lal, 
Lal-lal in love again 
It breaks my heart knowing you’re alive 

Cold heart, got my tongue stuck to it 
All her body parts are showing signs of age 
I’ve got a sneaking suspicion 
There’s more to this equation 
Than another five years apart. 
In the process of burning all my bridges 
I’ll never trust another beating heart 
Could be a politician with the bullshit you’ve been dishing 
To give you the attention you want.

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