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Burlington’s DIY Basement Shows

Burlington's DIY Basement Shows

Zoe Schemm, Feature Writer

April 17, 2019

They say if you want something done right, do it yourself. This sentiment finds real world applicability in do-it- yourself venues, establishments with the space and equipment for live music that do not function in the same legitimate arena as official clubs or concert halls. Often taking place in s...

Assault in ‘safe spaces:’ Women in the DIY music scene speak out

Max McCurdy, B-Side. Rathaus on a Saturday night.

Libby Camp

February 12, 2018

The first DIY show I went to was a hardcore show in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It was hosted in a Veterans of Foreign Wars center. There were kids that looked like they could beat the shit out of me, but who were all probably just as awkward as me. The masking tape on the floor was the onl...

The importance of self-care in college: Dorm Spa Edition

Isabella Alessandrini

October 12, 2016

If you’re anything like me, you probably have about a thousand things racing around your mind at the same time. Either exams are coming up, or an essay is due in the next few hours, or an academic adviser is putting the pressure on to answer existential questions about the future — big, scary lif...

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