When you go check out your local alt-business, record store, or favorite house venue this month, be prepared to notice a big change in your favorite monthly underground zine. After two-and-a-half years of directing people to independent and underground shows as an 8.5 x 11 sheet of paper, the BOSTON COUNTER CULTURAL COMPASS, has made its full-size newsprint debut, which now also features ads by local businesses.
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As proud Bostonians who are psyched on our local scene, it bummed us out that so many Boston-based labels, blogs, bands, and other curators couldn't afford the trip to Austin this year. We wanted to make sure they were all represented at SXSW12 in some way.
Independent versions of LADYFEST have taken place internationally for over ten years. And next month, Boston finally hosts a DIY feminist music festival of its own, February 3-5 at the Cambridge YMCA.
LADYFEST BOSTON includes three days of local and touring bands. The line-up crosses boundaries of scenes and sounds, ranging from noise pop and garage rock to grrrl-punk and hardcore.