During my senior year at Mass Art I co-produced the 2001 season of Eventworks, an annual student-run events series within the SIM program. My co-producer was Janelle Vasseur, and we got a lot of help from Boston’s other young event producers (Non Event, Intransitive Recordings, Mass Concerts, etc) which was great, because I had essentially no idea what I was doing. We hosted about 35 events that year ranging from very small DIY rock shows to larger scale concerts.
Some personal highlights:
Two nights w/ Fugazi at the Mass Art gym
Howard Zinn speaking in response to 9/11
Le Tigre, The Need, Art School Cheerleaders at The Milky Way
Live Girls poetry night at the ICA Boston
Pauline Oliveros in Mass Art room North 175
A student film night at The Coolidge Corner Theater
The audio below is all from an AN show on 6/1/01 put on in partnership w/ a local hardcore kid named AJ who, I think played in Stop and Think. The last track from There Were Wires is an unknown date but, is how all their shows sounded. Sorry about the quality; I think these are transfers from old handheld MiniDV tape.
^ The first “Mass Art Show” I booked was headlined by As the Sun Sets (RI), There Were Wires (MA). Janelle and I wanted to organize a night of poetry by women at the old ICA in Boston, but at the time they required 3rd parties to pay their own insurance –so some proceeds from the door at this show covered it. However, so many people were excited by the idea of a new all-ages / DIY show space in Boston we ended up going more in the concert direction. These are the only two photos I have from that show.
^ A few shots from a night with Mates of State which, I think was the first show I booked via an agent. They were exceptionally nice people.