if you are in the Boston area, like zines, comics, Rookie mag, or want to see more alternative media/music/art with a POC perspective, I highly recommend attending this reading/lecture!
"Suzy X frontwoman of Brooklyn-based punk rock witchcore band Shady Hawkins, contributor at Rookie and Bitch Media , illustrator, zine maker, blogger, team member at POC Zine Project and Girls Rock Camp Volunteer will be speaking about her self-archiving in her blog/project ‘Memoirs of a Mallgoth’ and zine ‘Malcriada’".
Saturday, February 1 @ 5 pm
@ the Van Alan Clark Jr. Library at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston!
Werds of wizdum
FRESH STREAM: CHARLES BRADLEY - “VICTIM OF LOVE”
A probably-incomplete list of some records released in 2013 that I really liked a lot by Martin Pavlinic
Luke’s Top List by Luke Einsiedler
Luke Einsiedler plays guitar in the incredible noise rock crew (NEW ENGLAND) PATRIOTS, and also played guitar in now defunct Allston underground heros, ARVID NOE. His exploits whether show booking, house venue bullshit dealing with, record distroing and many whatever elses have played a big role in the continuing seismic shift in the Boston area toward awesome. One of Boston’s real deal DIY art and music heros (so stated with the utmost reverence and sincerity).
boston area female-fronted/all grrrl bands you should listen to
Potty Mouth (western mass)
Slothrust (now based in Brooklyn)
Necklacing (central mass)
Cleansing Wave (worcester)
add more this can’t possibly be all of them
SO many RAD ripping ladies! <3 <3 <3
Download this amazing Worcester comp… just name your price : )
Lots of goodies.
Max Norton: “AMERHRIKA”
Welcome to the first edition of the Hassle Weekly Comic!
Every Monday we’re kickin’ off the week with a wild new comic to get you laughing, thinking, or something.
This week we’re featuring Max Norton, a comic artist from Derry, NH.
His comic strip “AMERHRIKA!” features a lovable squid person as he takes on weekly bullshit from the nation. Look out for it in the January issue of the Compass!
Here are some words from the artist himself:
There’s a blank empty room and I’m standing next to a scaling white wall. I’m viewing a mirror placed on the wall about a foot away from my face. The reflection of me is placed right above my head inside of a white wooden frame. I stand there silently staring until my head explodes like that guy in the 1980’s movie “Scanners”. It’s a meaty mess. This is a daydream I often have of myself. The last time I had this thought I was checking out materials at the local Staples while a cute redhead pulled change from the cash register. This imagery describes me fairly well I’d say. The constant self analysis is most likely unchecked narcissism. To be honest though the ego is lacking because I’m not a fan of creating a likeness of myself or even focusing on me in a simple conversation with a close friend. My artwork is an escape from me. I try to achieve becoming an empty glass.
You can contact Max at email@example.com.
Want to see your comics here? Send them to us: firstname.lastname@example.org!
Top 10 of 2013 According to Jeff Breeze of the Pipeline!
FRESH STREAM: SICK SEED - “HELLSINGIN SYNAGOGAT”