An August Event Guide for Boston

Guess what's back again ANOTHER EVENTS GUIDE. woopie. I realize we're already 4 days in and all I can say sorry for slackin'. This guide's rather short, as summer is coming to a close our summer days are numbered. But don't fret! There's still a plethora of art fairs and cheap concerts in Boston this month. Enjoy.

ICA Summer Teen Night
August 5, 6-10PM // ICA
The Institute of Contemporary Art is hosting a teen night with food trucks, music, and artsy lil activities. I think people will be selling crafts and zines and I know other people from things will be there. It's free and cool and artsy teens will be there so basically go.

J. Cole
August 6, 6:30 PM // Xfinity Center
If you haven't heard J.Cole's latest album 2014 Forest Hills Drive you gotta get on that because it's moving. From puppy love songs like Wet Dreamz (the music video to this is literally puppies in love, I highly recommend it) to heavier song about race relations like G.O.M.D.  Big Sean, YG & Jeremih will be playing too but like whatever. Someone please buy me tickets to this I'm so serious I want to go so bad J.Cole is so good.

Boston Fuzztival
August 6-8, 6PM // The Middle East
The Middle East in Cambridge is hosting a 3 day music festival to highlight the best psychedelic/fuzz/garage/surf rock bands in the area.  There will be 2 shows at The Middle East Upstairs and the last show at The Middle East Downstairs. It's not free(sad) but it's hella cheap(happy). A 3-day pass is only 30$ and each show individually is only 12$.  The August 6th show is all ages but the other 2 are 18+. I'm so giddy for this, hopefully I'll be able to score a friends ID so I can go to the big-kid shows (I'm 17). Here's the lineup. 

August 6, Middle East Upstairs // line up:
12:00AM Ghost Box Orchestra
11:15PM The Migs
10:30PM Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!
9:45PM The Mystery Lights
9:00PM Herbcraft
8:20PM Mini Dresses
7:00PM Soft Eyes

August 7, Middle East Upstairs // line up:
12:15AM The Monsieurs
11:30PM The New Highway Hymnal
10:40PM The Barbazons
9:45PM Bloodshot BILL
9:00PM Littlefoot
8:20PM Blinders
7:40PM Boom Said Thunder
7:00PM Secret Lover

August 8, Middle East Downstairs // line up:
Stage #1
11:00PM DrugRug
10:00PM Quilt
9:00PM Doug Tuttle
8:00PM Vundabar
7:00PM The TeleVibes
5:00PM Zip-Tie Handcuffs
4:00PM Magic Shoppe

Stage #2
9:35PM Atlantic Thrills
8:35PM Black Beach
7:35PM earthquake party!
6:35PM Fleabite
5:35PM Wakes
4:35PM Midriffs
3:35PM Feral Jenny

Sublime with Rome & Rebelution 
August 7, 6:30 PM // Blue Hills Bank Pavilion
This sounds lit  #420blazit #90sstonerrock

Mac DeMarco
August 11, 8PM // Royale Boston
Mac Demarco just released a few songs of his next album Another One and they're lit. The rest of the album is expected to be released August 7th. I'm so glad he announced a release date, I'm tired of these artists just springing a new album on me out of the blue. So far the album maintains Mac's signature indie-beach-homeless-punk style that I love so much. Tickets are cheap I highly recommend you go, hopefully I'll see you there. 

Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott at the MFA
Exhibit ends September 13, 2015
This exhibit has been on display since January but it's so good I feel obligated to tell you to go to it before it's gone in September. Gordon Parks was an African-American photographer from Fort Scott Kansas. This exhibit depicts life of black Americans under segregation in the 1950's. There's actually a lot of black American Artists in the MFA right now that are worth checking out.

Text: Katie G
Visuals: Various Sources
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