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ALAWALWAD at Smashachusetts; photo from Return to the Pit.

The Hound; photo from Return to the Pit.

Circle pit action from the laser-tag stage; photo by Mike Johnson

Francine @ Smashachusetts; photo by Mike Johnson

Evan Kenney from Read Yellow; photo by Mike Johnson

We couldn’t make it to Smashachusetts, the sick-sounding punk/DIY/singer-songwriter/metal/screamo all-day festival in Hudson, Massachusetts. Line-up was crazy: Read Yellow, Chinese Stars, the Heuristic, ALAWALWAD, The City On Film (Bob Nanna of Braid/Hey Mercedes), Mary Lou Lord (?), and a million other names. The OTD staff was pecking at their keyboards all yesterday, so we sent a spy, whose post-event round-up was something like, "Idea was good, running of it was done well, but--." The but was the high ticket price (25 smackers), the short-circuiting PA in the laser-tag room, and the low turnout (200-plus in a venue that hold 4,000). Whatevs: roller rink + laser-tag stage + the Hound = we like. Tons more photos here at Return to the Pit.

Also, ALAWALWAD MP3 here.
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