Monday, December 8, 2008

Support local artists and the local economy

Playlist from the new moon in June:
--I made this way back in summertime.  Pretty mellow one with lots of Bon Iver and Cat Power.  I was so obsessed with the Bon Iver album for awhile.  It's a pretty great one now for wintertime too.  
1. Kyte:  Sunlight
2. Kyte:  Home
3. Sigur Ros:  Gobbledigook
4. Bon Iver:  Skinny Love
5. Cat Power: Maybe Not
6. Kyte:  Boundaries
7. Bon Iver:  Lump Sum
8. Cat Power:  Werewolf
9. Cat Power:  Evolution
10. Kyte:  Planet
11. Cat Power:  Free
12. Kyte:  They Won't Sleep
14. Bon Iver:  Flume
15. Bon Iver:  Blindsided
16. Bon Iver:  Re: Stacks

There's great, great art all around us here in Cambridge, Somerville, and Boston.  So, on some of these cold winter nights...I recommend getting out to check some out!  Currently the theatre company I am a part of (11:11 Theatre Company) has a show up at the Boston Playwright's Theatre (849 Commonwealth Ave.) called "Bella Muerte."  I'm not in this one, but it's awesome.  Totally different, dark, eerie, and very well-acted.  Go check it out!  
Lots of local art studios are having open studios for the holidays, so check out your area.  And also winter craft markets.  On top of that, there are so many great local artists being sold in boutiques in our area.  Some of my fave places to shop?  
Topaz --Harvard Sq. (check out Nyx Studio Jewelry, and Jaunty Jewels--local artists)
GRAND --Union Sq. (amazing array of artsy, cool things...everything from hoodies, to journals/books, to home items, to nooka watches)
Hope & Glory Vintage--in Union Sq.--I follow their blog, so check it out.  Great, great finds here!
Poor Little Rich Girl--Davis Sq.  
Magpie--Davis Sq.  (you can find Theai Designs, the jewelry line I create with my best friend, here)
Irish Imports--between Porter & Davis Sq. (my favorite winter accessories to keep warm)
Elle Boston-- Chestnut Hill Mall (check out August 15th collection jewelry, the owner's line)

And music!  There is SO much great music in our area.  Pick up the Weekly Dig, Phoenix, or something to scope out which venues have what this month.  Some that I recommend checking out soon:  
Avi & Celia at Club Passim this Wednesday (12/10), also with Annie and the Beekeepers
Andrew Hoover at the Paradise this Friday (12/12), also with Sister Hazel
The Seamonsters every Sunday night at Precinct in Union Sq.  
Jenee Halstead at Toad on Wednesday (12/17)

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