Rising up from Lower Allston basements, SPIDER CIDER — with their unique combination of socially conscious hip-hop, funk, and folk — don’t sound quite like any other band playing Boston house shows. On debut EP Basement Speeches, upright bassist and vocalist Kristen Lamb and percussionist Ariel Bernstein — who also perform together as a versatile rhythm duo under the name Bottom of the Well — combine forces with Pete Fanelli on trombone and the lyrical positivity of Jacob Dinklage’s rapping.
We'll most certainly have more deets on this in the pages of the Phoenix as the July date draws near, but here's a quick heads up: ALLSTON DIY FEST has released its 2012 band lineup. Looks pretty sweet on first glance -- everyone needs to see CreaturoS outdoors at least once before they die -- and this is certainly a fun way to spend a summer Saturday in beautiful and scenic Ringer Park in Allston.
Salvador Jolly play DIY Fest at Haunted Casino (more photos here)
you want something done right, you put on your own music and art fest,
alert all your friends using the litany of available social networking
avenues, and invite some really rad bands to play the bestest
basements around town. That's how the old saying goes, right?