September's BCN hits the streets this weekend! We have an especially vital issue for you this month. The Boston mayoral race is right around the corner and correspondent Stephen Grigelevich jumps on the page to catch you up on where the candidates stand and who's backing them.
We feature a couple more vital community happenings such as Lisa Stringfellow's effort to share more BIPOC authors in her Hyde Park Little Free Library, EXIT Gallery's artistic call to action, and a new multi-genre music review column Affected Accent by Steve B!
Featured art this month by BCN Art Director Julia Baroni who has been doing an amazing job connecting BCN to local artists and will be moving onto greater things. If you see her around...give her a BIG thank you for all the work she's done for Boston artists!
Tiny DAP Concerts presents...
We are so excited for our newest program: The Tiny DAP Concerts!
As more eyes fall on New England Hip Hop, Tiny DAP aims to boost the signal of Boston’s hardest working hidden gems with an intimate, virtual showcase inspired by NPR's “Tiny Desk Concert” -- with all its national importance, but with a focus on what makes our city unique.
This web series (produced by Boston Compass Newspaper and Smokehouse Media) will offer professionally produced, pre-recorded performances highlighting emerging talent from Greater Boston artists who are at the top of their class in New England Hip Hop. Season 1 features five artists from the DAP Open Mic community and is funded by The Boston Foundation's Live Arts Boston Grant. Episodes will be dropping on the following schedule! Click the links below to subscribe to BCN Youtube and newsletter updates.
Episode 1: June 17 ft. DJ Whysham
Episode 2: July 15 ft. Notebook P
Episode 3: August 19 ft. DJ Shellz
Episode 4: September 16 ft. [TBA]
Episode 5: October 21 ft. [TBA]
Boston Compass Newspaper is an artist-run, multifaceted media collective serving the Greater Boston area since 2010. By focusing on local music, activism, and identity, BCN commits itself to making Boston and its surroundings a better place for artists and humanity at large.