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Last Minute Plans: Boston MFA FREE Memorial Day Weekend

Last Minute Plans: Boston MFA FREE Memorial Day Weekend

junkyardarts May 22, 2013 Comments Off on Last Minute Plans: Boston MFA FREE Memorial Day Weekend

Haven’t yet seen the amazballs American Wing of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, or been dying to catch the Samurai exhibition this Spring and couldn’t find the time, then Memorial Day Weekend is your chance

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Last Minute Plans: DIRT! Drinks, Dancing & Getting Dirty in Salem MA

Last Minute Plans: DIRT! Drinks, Dancing & Getting Dirty in Salem MA

junkyardarts May 13, 2013 Comments Off on Last Minute Plans: DIRT! Drinks, Dancing & Getting Dirty in Salem MA

Coming up on May 16th the Peabody Essex Museum is hosting DIRT!, a multi-faceted event that’s pretty unique to this museum.  There’s the standard faire happening here: some snacks, some cocktails, some great art,

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PEM Dance Party Was The Best Thing To Happen In A Museum This Season

PEM Dance Party Was The Best Thing To Happen In A Museum This Season

junkyardarts April 22, 2013 1

The Peabody Essex Museum is seriously giving every other museum ever a run for their money, hosting so many phenomenal events on a consistent basis.  Really.  I’ve been saying this for years now, and

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January Showboat: Get Out and Do Something

January Showboat: Get Out and Do Something

brian January 23, 2013 Comments Off on January Showboat: Get Out and Do Something

January has been a weird month. It’s been warm one moment, freezing the next, and soul crushing all around. There’s little reason to go outside, except for a few runs down a ski mountain

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Last Minute Plans: Best Places to be New Year’s Eve

Last Minute Plans: Best Places to be New Year’s Eve

brian December 31, 2012 Comments Off on Last Minute Plans: Best Places to be New Year’s Eve

As you are aware, today is the last day of 2012. It’s been a great year for Junkyard Arts, but no matter if you had an awesome twelve months or a year you’d much

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Showboat: The Best in their Fields

Showboat: The Best in their Fields

brian December 12, 2012 Comments Off on Showboat: The Best in their Fields

Richard Buckner North American Tour; December 2 – Dec. 15? (Shows being added) On the road right now is a guy who looks like he’s seen his fair share of life. His hair is

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Review of an Opening Act: Lindi Ortega

Review of an Opening Act: Lindi Ortega

brian November 12, 2012 Comments Off on Review of an Opening Act: Lindi Ortega

A “Dear Joan” Letter to Joan Jett Dearest Joan, First off, I will always love you, no matter where we end up or with whom. You will also be my first crush and every

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SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

brian November 9, 2012 Comments Off on SHOWBOAT: Stuff You’ve Got To See, And They’re Happening NOW

How the hell is it November already? The nights have started to get longer and darker, and the days are colder and drearier. We need entertainment this time of year more than ever and,

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Brick Mower’s “My Hateable Face” Leaves Band Blurred

Brick Mower’s “My Hateable Face” Leaves Band Blurred

brian November 1, 2012 Comments Off on Brick Mower’s “My Hateable Face” Leaves Band Blurred

I’m a huge fan of New Jersey-based punks Screaming Females ever since I saw them open for Against Me! in 2011. Hearing the group also introduced me to our friends over at Don Giovanni

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SHOWBOAT: No Excuse to Be Bored

SHOWBOAT: No Excuse to Be Bored

brian September 10, 2012 Comments Off on SHOWBOAT: No Excuse to Be Bored

Summer is over. It was great while it lasted. There were bonfires and boats, trips to the city and barbecues by the beach. There were some attractive people who smiled at you in just

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