1. Mornin' Old Sport has been out of Mass since playing at last year’s DIY Fest, and in that time they’ve moved out to the Bay area (California, that is) and released, just yesterday, their new full-length LP, which is self-titled. You can listen to the full album streaming here!

    They will be back this year to play the acoustic stage!!

  2. PILE will be playing the electric stage this year! Veterans of the music scene in Boston, they‘ve been playing since before most college students arrived. Check out this AWESOME WECB interview and performance of “Came as a Glow” which appears on their 2010 album “Magic Isn’t Real,” followed up by “big web seven inch” which was released late last year. 

    (Source: allstondiyfest)

  3. Check out Ancient Filth playing at the Anarchist Book Fair Show last November at the Democracy Center in Cambridge! 

  4. Check out our FREE 32-Track compilation album!


  6. !Welcome to DIY FEST 2012!

    We hope you enjoy everything in store for this year’s fest!

    We’ll have a whole slew of skill-shares, workshops, artists, musicians, and community members all enjoying the day in beautiful Stanley Ringer Park!

    Here is Allston DIY Fest’s main event, a FREE day of music, art, skill-sharing, DIY culture and friends!


    “Hooping Around! Hula Hooping 101” (Beau Lyle): 11am - 11:45am

    “Creating Change Through Books” (Devin Smith): 12:15pm - 1:00pm

    “Home-brewing Kombucha” (Annabelle Ho): 1:15pm - 2:00pm

    “Intersectionality in the DIY Music Scene” (Permanent Wave): 2:15pm - 3:00pm

    “Learn to Crochet and Make “Yarn” from Plastic Bags” (Noelle): 3:15pm - 4:00pm

    More TBA



    12:00pm : Onslo (http://onslo.bandcamp.com/)
    12:15pm : Cultured (http://thecultured.bandcamp.com/)
    12:30pm : Holiday Mountain (http://holidaymountainmusic.com/)
    12:45pm : Zip Tie Handcuffs (http://ziptiehandcuffs.bandcamp.com/)
    1:00pm : CreaturoS (http://creaturos.bandcamp.com/)
    1:20pm : Stay On Top (http://stayontopma.bandcamp.com/)
    1:40pm : Ancient Filth (http://www.frankleclair.com/AF/)
    2:00pm : 92 Protons (http://www.myspace.com/
    2:20pm : Kal Marks (http://kalmarks.bandcamp.com/)
    2:40pm : Dirty Virgins (http://dirtyvirgins.bandcamp.com/)
    3:00pm : Fort! The Band (http://forttheband.bandcamp.com/)
    3:20pm : ABADABAD (http://abadabad.bandcamp.com/)
    3:40pm : Scamps (http://scamps.bandcamp.com/)
    4:00pm : Pile (http://pile.bandcamp.com/)


    11:00am : Spider Cider (http://spidercidermusic.bandcamp.com/)
    11:30am : Jack Haley
    12:00pm : Allison Francis (http://allisonfrancis.bandcamp.com/)
    12:30pm : Treehorn (http://treehorn.bandcamp.com/)
    1:00pm : The Phobia (http://www.claudiavaronaandthephobia.com/)
    1:30pm : Sonny Jim
    2:00pm : Anthony Savino (http://anthonysavino.bandcamp.com/)
    2:30pm : Lily Richeson (of Parasol) (http://parasolma.bandcamp.com/)
    3:00pm : Streight Angular (http://itsstreightangular.bandcamp.com/)
    3:30pm : Catalion (http://www.reverbnation.com/catalion)
    4:00pm : Mark Bodio (of Dark Rodeo) (http://darkrodeo.bandcamp.com/)
    4:30pm : Jake and the Infernal Machine (http://www.myspace.com/jakeandtheinfernalmachine)
    5:00pm : Mornin’ Old Sport (http://www.morninoldsport.com/file.html)

    What is Allston D.I.Y. Fest?

    Two years have come and gone since the first ever Allston D.I.Y Fest, and we couldn’t be more excited for what is an amazing blend of musicians, activists, artists, artisans, friends, comrades, family and neighbors who will be a part of this year’s extravagant event. Founded on punk, anarcho-communist, anti-authoritarian family values, the festival is organized non-hierarchically in a series of open, transparent meetings — even YOU can join in on the planning/discussion TODAY!

    Allston DIY Fest is a free, all-ages, sober festival celebrating DIY culture, freedom of individual expression, community building and alternative education, promoting a gift economy in place of money and oppressive consumerism.

    What has changed? The second year expanded on the first year, and this year is building up to be the even better than last year! You’ll see a more diverse lineup of bands, a record swap, a book swap, and stimulating skill shares and workshops. This third year is about the future of the festival. While still maintaining the ethics and mantra of last year, one must recognize that every D.I.Y. fest is made unique by new waves of participation. Old friends have come back to help, but for the most part the sustainability of such a wonderful event is the first thing on the minds of the collective that put this together. Allston’s D.I.Y. culture has flourished over the past three years. We hope to see it grow even more.

    We encourage everyone to bring their art, non-powered instruments, hoops and other toys to the park!! If you have any questions at all or want to get involved, please email us today! AllstonDIYFest@gmail.com

    Please respect the park and respect all the people in it, helping us create a safer space by keeping oppressive language and behavior away. Racism, religious discrimination, sexism, agism, classism, sizeism, ableism, transphobia and homophobia are uncool and unwelcome!!!

    We thank you for coming to Allston today - we hope you stay. Remember: Respect the place, clean up after yourself, and let’s continue to build community!

  7. have you listened to this? if you’re from the newer generation, learn your history — track it down!


  8. jackietorrance said: OK SO I totally want to do a workshop. Things I know about and can talk about: recovery/addictions anything (I've been in recovery for years), beauty products/aromatherapy/skin care anything (I'm an esthetician), and sexuality issues such as BDSM (consent, BDSM 101), gender (Femme 101, gender spectrum, whatever), sexual assault (what is consent?/loving a survivor; etc). And GLBT anything. I have a lot of experience being queer hahaha. Anything that would maybe work?

    If you’d like to do a workshop, please email us at allstondiyfest@gmail.com !


  9. Anonymous said: Hey, when's the next meeting going to be?


  10. adric @ pencapchew.org