Monday, April 28, 2008

this is how i prepare for a trip

date Tue, Apr 22, 2008 at 1:16 PM
subject Re: Boston

Hey Athena,

Welcome to Boston MA - apologies in advance for our transit system.

Wed Night at a streetwear-ish shop in Allston called LAB there is a CD-Mix release for Soul Clap (pretty rad DJs). Its from 7:30 - 9:00, and there are a lot of restaurants near by.
The same crew, plus DJ Die Young continue the party at 10:00 over at The Phoenix Landing in Cambridge (Mass Ave) - also near a ton of bars, restaurants, etc.
At my spot The Milky Way - its a free show with this collective of young noise/artpunk/hippie type kids called Whitehaus Family Record.. free show, like 10+ acts

Thursday at The Milky Way is Bass Invaders - a booty / baile / bashment style bass-themed night. usually gets going pretty awesome by 11:00 (though we close at 1:00) - really good djs, free

Friday if you like indie / mod / brit rock with a touch of electro thrown in, The Pill @ Great Scott has been going for over a decade and still regularly sells out
At Milky Way on Friday is Debo Band - an awesome Ethiopian-groove style dance band that sold out their last show - some djs opening up (i can list you, just let me know ahead of time)

kind of in a rush sorry - i will just give you some extra google keywords
clubs: milky way, great scott, the middle east, zuzu, enormous room, middlesex lounge, charlies kitchen (great dive)

I'm at 617 *** **** - let me know if I can be of any help.

From: Patrick
Date: Wed, 23 Apr 2008 12:44:46 -0400
To: Athena
Subject: Toursity Stuff to do in Boston

Eat: Union Oyster House, Faneuil Hall, It's old as balls, good, and it's where John Kerry has lunch every Election Day.
Durgin Park, also in Faneuil Hall area, it's famous for surly waitresses and traditional New England food, like Yankee Pot Roast & Indian Pudding. Reasonably priced.
Mikes Pastry, Located on Hanover Street in the North End (Boston's Little Italy) it's an awesome bakery. Try the cannoli’s. It's where Bill Clinton gets his pastry when in town.
Modern Pastry, Also on Hanover Street in the North End, it's another great bakery for connoli’s if Mike's is too crowded.
Mr. Bartley's Burger Cottage, Harvard Square (Red Line to Harvard Square)

Drink: Green Dragoon, located directly around the corner from The Olde Union Oyster House, it's the oldest bar in Boston and Paul Revere, Sam Adams and the like used to drink there.
Black Rose- Also located in Faneuil Hall area is the headquarters for St. Paddy's Day events in Boston. Though touristy, still one of the best Irish pubs anywhere.

Sight See: Duck Tour - Though I wouldn't be caught dead on this tour as a native Bostonian, it's the most popular and easiest way to see the city. People seem to enjoy it. Quack, Quack...
Freedom Trail - If you want to check out all the Revolutionary War sights, I would go on one of the organized tours. You'll get the story from the guides and you won't get lost. I highly recommend. Boston's revolutionary and colonial history is the best thing about the city. I especially like the Granary Burial Ground in Boston, which has the graves of Sam Adams, John Hancock, Paul Revere, Crispus Attacks (first man killed in Boston Massacre, African-American) and Mother Goose. I also like the Old North Church in the North End. One if by land, two if by sea.
Fenway Park - Gives tours during the day. Take the T (Green Line to Kenmore stop). Grab a beer at Cask n' Flagoon which is Fenway's most popular pregame bar.
Boston Common – Is nice in the summer. It’s very Victorian looking. Check out the Public Gardens and take a ride on the swan boats.

That should keep you busy for a day.

Cheers, (Oh yeah, Cheers is the "Bull Finch Pub" on Beacon Hill, near the State House)
Kathleen wrote
at 7:59pm on April 23rd, 2008
Check out The Middle East for good food and bands (Central Square):

TT's also has good bands (Central Square):

Also, River Gods bar (Central Square):

People's Republik bar (Central Square):

Rodney's Bookstore (Central Square):

The Brattle Theatre (Harvard Square):

Million Year Picnic comic book shop (Harvard Square):

Twisted Village record shop (Harvard Square):

That's all I can think of right now. Have fun!!!
Don (Philadelphia, PA) wrote
at 6:12pm on April 24th, 2008
Go to Bodega. It's a secret store! The front looks like a local grocery mart but there is a secret door behidn which they have coolest fashion sneakers and garments.

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