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Dorchester Massachusetts is Boston's largest neighborhood and also its oldest, founded just a few months before the City itself.

The Neponset River provided the power for many manufacturing mills located in the lower mills section of Dorchester which is rich in history of the industrial age.

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Dorchester is home to the University of Massachusetts and the John F. Kennedy Library located at the tip of Columbia Point and visible from interstate 93.

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Storytime and Crafts
Storytime and Crafts
Oct 28, 2014 10:30 AM

Barnes & Noble Booksellers
1 Worcester Rd

When: Oct 28, 2014 10 AM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10 )
An exemplary career that has spanned well over a decade, Shaggy has enjoyed cross- oversuccess. He is the only certified Diamond-selling Dancehall Reggae artist. However, Shaggy has remained humble, taking his career in strides. He has defied the odds, succeeded on his own terms and conditions to break down barriers for those who dare to follow in his footsteps.

When: Nov 5, 2014 9 PM to Nov 5, 2014 11 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $25-$35 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21 )
When: Nov 5, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20 )
Cocinar con Amigos - Mondays at 4:15

When: Dec 1, 2014 4:15:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Mon, 01 Dec 2014 16:15:00 )
Moral Education Project
Location: McCormack Hall, 3rd floor, John W. Ryan Lounge (0721)

Fri Nov 21 2014 08:00 AM

When: Nov 21, 2014 8 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 08 )
Excellent Swiss Design
Friday, November 21, 2014, 12 – 6 p.m.

"Excellent Swiss Design" features selections from the Design Prize Switzerland, a biennial award that for twelve years has recognized advancements in the areas of communication, fashion, furniture, interior, product, and textile design. This exhibition showcases innovative projects, from laser-engraved textiles to a faucet that reduces water consumption by 90% to a running shoe that reimagines impact through a hollow-core sole. Celebrating ingenuity and sustainability, this exhibition pioneers a new vision for contemporary design.

Gallery: Sandra and David Bakalar Gallery
Hours: Monday - Saturday 12 PM - 6PM, Wednesday 12PM - 8PM
Building: South
Contact Name: Chloe Zaug
Contact Phone: 617.879.7337
Sponsor: Curatorial Programs
Open to the public: Yes
Disability accommodation: If you need a disability-related accommodation for a MassArt-sponsored event on campus, email Mercedes Evans at at least two weeks prior to the program date.

When: Nov 21, 2014 12 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 00 )
Ryan Bingham
This event is all ages
Ryan Bingham

Ryan Bingham is an Oscar-winning singer/songwriter, born in New Mexico but raised all across the Southwestern United States. Bingham set out on his own at a young age, shuffling from town to town and performing gigs at local no-frills bars. It’s this spirit of having done plenty of living early on, that has informed the singer- songwriters world-weary and jagged, weather-beaten vocals.

Bingham’s critically acclaimed debut album Mescalito (2007, Lost Highway Records/UMG) won kudos from media outlets as varied as Rolling Stone, Esquire and The Washington Post. His sophomore effort Roadhouse Sun (2008, Lost Highway Records/UMG) then solidified his reputation as a serious artist.

In 2010 Bingham’s song “The Weary Kind” for the Crazy Heart Soundtrack earned him a Grammy, Oscar, Golden Globe and Americana Artist of the Year Award. The song also led to his collaboration with T Bone Burnett, who produced his third studio album Junky Star (2010, Lost Highway Records/UMG.) Junky Star received rave reviews from critics and fans alike, saying “Ryan Bingham’s songs will still be around long after the Oscar Glow is gone. This dude is writing for the ages.” “The most authentic-sounding troubadour in ages.” “Another strong collection of tough, dark Americana ballads.”

In early 2012, Bingham decided to move on from Lost Highway Records/UMG to start his own Axster Bingham Records with wife Anna Axster. Together with co-producer Justin Stanley (Eric Clapton, Sheryl Crow), Bingham recorded his fourth studio album Tomorrowland at a makeshift studio in a friend’s empty house in Malibu, Calif. Tomorrowland contains plenty of the pliant acoustic guitar work that has marked Bingham’s previous studio sets, but the album expands his musical landscape exponentially, adding Guitar howls into keyboards and drum stomps against strings, all bolstered by Bingham’s familiar, raspy voice.

Bingham will be releasing his 5th studio album in early 2015.

When: Nov 21, 2014 9 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $25 (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21 )
The Maine

When: Oct 22, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 20.00 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18 )
Garden Along the Greenway
Sponsored by: Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway Conservancy Minimum age: 16 Volunteers will assist the Greenway Horticulture staff with organically maintaining the 1.5 mile long roof-top garden atop I-93. Organic maintenance would not be possible without the helpful hands of community volunteers who assist our small staff in performing general gardening tasks such as: weedi

When: Oct 22, 2014 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09 )
When: Oct 22, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 22.50 - 22.50 (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19 )
Youth Swimming II - Youth Swimming II - Wednesdays 5:15 PM

When: Nov 5, 2014 5:15:00 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:15:00 )
Youth Swimming II - Youth Swimming II - Sundays 11:15 AM

When: Nov 2, 2014 11:15:00 AM in Salem, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:15:00 )
All Star Sports (7-8 yrs) - Saturdays at 1:45

When: Dec 13, 2014 1:45:00 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 13:45:00 )
All Star Sports Clinic - Tuesdays at 1:30

When: Dec 2, 2014 1 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Tue, 02 Dec 2014 13 )
Swimming Class - Porpoise Club

When: Nov 1, 2014 5:15:00 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 17:15:00 )
Con Bro Chill - The Interlopers
This event is 18 and over
Con Bro Chill

It’s time to have fun and it’s time to do it together. That is, in essence, what Con Bro Chill of Portland, OR wants you to know. Nothing major, buddy, just love the crap out of life, jam out to our sweet tunes, and bring all your friends. Comprised of front man/keytar specialist Con, lead singer Sam, and dance-blast-duo Steve and Ty, Con Bro Chill is a party vortex ready to converge on your hometown. Neon soaked and full of jokes, CBC have decided they’ve started a revolution. “Big time,” says Con, “we’ve started one of those big time.” With their latest EP, We Came To Party, kickstarted and released for free, the message, the statement to every Boom Trooper the world over, is clear: the Neon Army is recruiting and it’s time to join up. How? Don’t over think it my friend.

Step 1: Strap on some neon/ridiculous
Step 2: Party, dance the night away, have fun
Step 3: Welcome to the Neon Army

The band has one goal: to create party synergy w/ every single member of planet globes. We invite you to enjoy our carefully crafted tunage, good vibes, and sweet cod pieces.

Formed when brothers Con and Sam decided they had gotten pretty good at making joke videos for Con’s lacrosse alter ego, Con Bro Chill has become a musical-visual platform dedicated to loving life through music. Con Bro Chill has taken elements of the high energy pop of LMFAO, the attitude of party-god Andrew W.K., the flair and melodic grandiosity of Freddy Mercury, whilst sprinkling in the best dance music of all eras and cultures (but especially the 80's lets face it) to create their own brand of neon dance pop. Now take those tunes and package them w/ their self produced, over the top Blink 182/OK GO styled music videos and an explosive, costumed infused, dance marathon of a live show and you have your new favorite band. Big words and fancy metaphors aside, Con Bro Chill has come to celebrate life with you.

Lets Party #NeonArmy (Ya, we do #hashtags)

When: Nov 5, 2014 9 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $12 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 21 )
Rhett Miller
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Somerville, Massachusetts
Cost: Visit website for price range. (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
BUILDFest Annual Gala
Sponsored by: BUILD Minimum age: 18 Founded in 1999, BUILD’s mission is to use entrepreneurship to excite and propel disengaged, low-income students through high school to college and career success. Our four-year high school program offers a unique blend of entrepreneurship, academics, and personal support that attracts and motivat

When: Oct 30, 2014 6 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18 )

When: Oct 25, 2014 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $15.00 (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22 )
Collect & Sort Donations at Catie's Closet
Sponsored by: Catie's Closet
Minimum age: 15
Volunteers will assist in our Distribution Center accepting donations and sorting, hanging and folding clothing in preparation for our school partners. This project is not T-accessible. This project is open to Boston Cares members who have completed an orientation. About Catie's Closet: Catie's Clos . . .

When: Nov 1, 2014 9 AM in Dracut, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 09 )
John Taglieri

When: Nov 21, 2014 9 PM in Pembroke, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 21 )
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 125.00 - 125.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Youth Swimming I - Youth Swimming I - Sundays 11:15 AM

When: Nov 2, 2014 11:15:00 AM in Salem, Massachusetts (Sun, 02 Nov 2014 11:15:00 )
Youth Swimming I - Youth Swimming I - Wednesdays 5:15 PM

When: Nov 5, 2014 5:15:00 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 17:15:00 )
Youth Swimming II - Youth Swimming II - Thursdays 4:30 PM

When: Nov 6, 2014 4 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Thu, 06 Nov 2014 16 )
We Were Promised Jetpacks
When: Nov 20, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 17.00 - 17.00 (Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20 )
THE BIG PARADE - The Silent Film presented on Veterans Day- OLD SOUTH CHURCH, BOSTON Nov. 11, 7:15 (6:00 PM Pre-Performance Reception)
The Silent Film Classic THE BIG PARADE starring John Gilbert will be presented at Old South Church in Boston as part of Veterans Day remembrances on November 11, 2014 at 7:15 PM. International Sonic Artist Peter Krasinski will provide an improvised live accompaniment to the film on the magnificent E. M. Skinner Organ in the sanctuary at 7:15 A limited number of tickets will be available for a special Champagne "Meet and Greet" Reception at 6:00 PM in Gordon Chapel, also located at Old South Church, where Anthony Fountain, John Gilbert's grandson will give a short overview of his famous grandfather's career. THE BIG PARADE (film at 7:15) is a 1925 American silent film directed by King Vidor and starring John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, and Claire McDowell. Adapted by Harry Behn from the play by Joseph Farnham and the autobiographical novel Plumes by Laurence Stallings, the film is about an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes a friend of two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl. The film was groundbreaking for not glorifying the war or ignoring its human costs, exemplified by the lead character's loss of a leg from battle wounds. It heavily influenced all subsequent war films, especially All Quiet on the Western Front. ANTHONY FOUNTAIN, (Meet and Greet Reception at 6:00) grandson of the screen star John Gilbert, had a go at acting himself years ago but discovered early on that though he bore a certain resemblance to his grandfather (as confirmed by, among others, his late grandmother Leatrice Joy) he also possessed not one whit of his talent and thus was forced to find a real job. To that end, for the past seventeen years he has been happily ensconced in the music archives at Sony Music Entertainment, where he specializes in classical artists and repertoire. Last years Veterans Day event at Old South Church featured the silent film WINGS and received the following accolade: "Krasinski's musicianship and command of the organ were matched by his intuition and keen sense of dramatic sensitivityMr. Krasinski's ability to paint the story sonically merited a standing ovation at the film's conclusion. All the while, he made it clear that it was the film, which merited such praise, for without (film director) Wellman's own skill, we would not have been graced by such a pairing of genius." PETER EDWIN KRASINSKI is broadly recognized as a motivating consultant for the pipe organ community, and as a conductor, organist, and music educator whose imaginative and energetic performances elevate and inform diverse audiences. Well respected in both the secular and sacred genres of his field, he has taught the enchantment of music to both public and private institutions in the greater Boston area for many years. His Bach interpretations have been hailed in print as "sublimely spiritual", and his improvisations have been critically acclaimed in the press as "stunning", "seamless", and "brilliant". He specializes in the art of live silent film accompaniment, world wide and after many performances including five tours of Japan is fast becoming recognized as the worlds leading presenter of the art form. His recent performance of THE TEN COMMANDMENTS as a fund raiser for THE PINE STREET INN garnered from the press "It was as if Krasinski became one with the elements" Please visit WWW.KRASINSKI.ORG for more about Mr. Krasinski including his performance calendar. REVIEWS "This was a great marriage of movie and music and was received with enthusiasm." Lee Eiseman, The Boston Music Intelligencer THE CAMERAMAN "Mr. Krasinski is, it turns out, one of the world's finest, if not the leading silent film live improvisational accompanists." Aram Yardumian , The Times Quotidian NOSFERATU "It was remarkable and seamless, and yes, no modern action movie could out-do it. In fact, I'll go so far as to say it was live theater. It was as if Krasinski became one with the elements" Gigi Mitchell-Velasco, The Boston Music Intelligencer THE TEN COMMANDMENTS "Krasinski is an artist like no other--a once in a generation talent" Richard Clark, Music Director, St. Cecilia's Church, Boston KING OF KINGS "Anyone who has been lucky enough to hear Mr. Krasinski in performance knows his skill at presenting the essence and power of a film." Roger Rideout, University of Masachusettes OLD IRONSIDES "Krasinski's German dance-trio movement during bureaucratic proclamations were gleefully illustrative. And the evening's performance culminated in a particularly poignant immolation scene featuring Gyger's Libera me underscored by an almost violent organ." Sudeep Agarwala, The Boston Music Intelligencer THE PASSION OF JOAN OF ARC (Collaborative performance) "Krasinski's playing was brilliant, weaving Bach themes in and out and catching the mood and humor of the images on the screen. Along with this, his playing for the film was enjoyable. He not only knew what to play, he knew when not to play." Dr. Robin Leaver, Yale University THE BOAT ("Bach Meets Buster" at Boston Bach Birthday Event) Peter-san, I've just returned home from attending your performance at Minato Mirai Hall in Yokohama. When it came to "Metropolis" you were excellent. Period. I could truthfully feel the music. During the applause and encores, you gestured to the hall's organ - I'm sure it was, in turn, bowing to you in appreciation for having being played so dexterously. Allan Murphy Fine Line Press representative, Tokyo METROPOLIS I have not heard ANYBODY play better, with the proper flavor and absolute perfect musical punctuation for silent comedy since the immortal Gaylord Carter. Peter Krasinski has brought the true impact those films had on audiences back in the teens and twenties. Films so great that we still enjoy them 90 years later. It's organists like Peter that will keep them alive for another 90 years." Mac Estelle Silent comedian and film maker. SPEEDY

When: Nov 11, 2014 6 PM to Nov 11, 2014 9:45:00 PMin Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 5 - 75 USD (Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18 )
Youth Swimming II - Youth Swimming II - Mondays 4:30 PM

When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
Circa Survive
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: 20.00 - 35.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Distribute Food at The Harvest Food Pantry
Sponsored by: Harvest Food Pantry (The Harvest)
Minimum age: 6
Volunteers will help by registering individuals, distributing food, sorting clothes, and visiting with guests. Donations of used but clean plastic grocery bags are greatly appreciated at this project. Youth Friendly, 6+. Youth under 15 must participate with an accompanying adult. All volunteers unde . . .

When: Dec 20, 2014 9 AM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Sat, 20 Dec 2014 09 )
Youth Swimming III

When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM to Dec 26, 2014 12 AMin Salem, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
Youth Swimming I

When: Nov 1, 2014 12 AM to Dec 26, 2014 12 AMin Salem, Massachusetts (Sat, 01 Nov 2014 00 )
Youth Swimming II - Youth Swimming II - Tuesdays 5:15 PM

When: Nov 4, 2014 5:15:00 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Tue, 04 Nov 2014 17:15:00 )
Youth Swimming I - Youth Swimming I - Mondays 4:30 PM

When: Nov 3, 2014 4 PM in Salem, Massachusetts (Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16 )
Floor Hockey - Fridays at 4:00

When: Dec 5, 2014 4 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 16 )
All Star Sports (5-6 yrs) - Saturdays at 12:30

When: Dec 13, 2014 12 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 13 Dec 2014 12 )
2014 Alumni Awards Exhibition
Friday, November 21, 2014, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Alumni Awards are presented annually in recognition of outstanding excellence. This year the achievements of three distinguished MassArt alumni:

- Harris Barron ’54 (Ceramics)
- Ekua Holmes ’77 (Photography), and
- Karen Lukas ’76 (Crafts) will be honored.

This exhibition of the honorees’ work will be on view in the President’s Gallery. Please follow the weblink to learn more about the Alumni Awards Reception and Dinner on November 7 at 6:00 pm in the Pozen Center here on campus.

Gallery: President's Gallery
Building: Tower
Contact Name: Patrick Luteran
Contact Phone: 617-879-7020
Sponsor: Alumni Relations
Open to the public: Yes
Disability accommodation: If you need a disability-related accommodation for a MassArt-sponsored event on campus, email Mercedes Evans at at least two weeks prior to the program date.

When: Nov 21, 2014 9 AM in Boston, Massachusetts (Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09 )
Volunteer Citizen Teacher
Sponsored by: Citizen Schools
Minimum age: 18
Volunteers will teach apprenticeship classes 90 minutes each week, for 10 weeks. Citizen Teachers teach what they love to middle schools students through hands-on, real-world learning, all while exposing students to knew ideas and career options . . . . . .

When: Oct 22, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20 )

When: Dec 5, 2014 10 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $20.00 - $25.00 (Fri, 05 Dec 2014 22 )
When: Nov 5, 2014 8 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: $25.00 - $65.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 20 )
Is there a Future for Catholic Health and Social Services?
Date and Time:   Wednesday, November 5, 2014 | 7:00 p.m.   
Location: McGuinn Hall, Room 121
Event URL:
Of Interest to Particular Audience:   Alumni, Graduate Students, Public, Undergraduate Students
Categorized as:   Meetings, Reason-Culture-Faith
Sponsored by:   C21 Center, Graduate School of Social Work, Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life, Connell School of Nursing
Contact:   The Church in the 21st Century Center
Contact's Phone:   
Contact's Email:
Admission fee:   Free of charge. Please register at
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Panel Discussion

Moderator: Alberto Godenzi, Dean, Graduate School of Social Work

Invited Panelists:
Michele Broemmelsiek, Vice President, Catholic Relief Services
Fr. Larry Snyder, President, Catholic Charities USA

When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Cost: Free of charge. Please register at (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
Lily & Madeleine
When: Nov 5, 2014 7 PM in Allston, Massachusetts
Cost: 12.00 - 12.00 (Wed, 05 Nov 2014 19 )
RAC - Penguin Prison, Speak
This event is 18 and over

For his full-length debut Strangers, composer/remixer/producer RAC called on more than a dozen guest musicians to bring to life his lush and dreamy hybrid of indie-pop and electro. The mastermind behind much-acclaimed reimaginations of tracks by Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Lana Del Rey, and Bastille, the multi-instrumentalist born André Allen Anjos co-wrote and produced each of the album’s 16 songs without ever meeting most of his collaborators (a lineup that includes Golden Globe-winning composer Alex Ebert of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, Tegan & Sara, Tokyo Police Club, Katie Herzig, and Cherrytree recording artist Matthew Koma). But while its title nods to the lack of literal companionship between Anjos and his guest artists, Strangers emerges as an intensely warm and intimate album fueled by RAC’s gift for fusing breezy melody with fresh, forward-pushing sound.

A Portland, Oregon-based musician born and raised in Portugal, Anjos has created more than 200 remixes since 2007 and seen those endlessly inventive tracks reach number-one on Hype Machine 30 times. Released by Cherrytree Records in two parts—and as one complete collection on CD and vinyl—Strangers includes RAC’s first-ever solo recording: “Hollywood” (featuring Penguin Prison), which hit the top slot on all four Hype Machine charts at once upon its initial release in 2012. Also a number-one track on Hype Machine’s Artist and Popular charts, Strangers’ lead single “Let Go” (featuring Bloc Party’s Kele and rising electro-pop star MNDR) earned RAC many breathless accolades last year, with Entertainment Weekly praising the song as “a dreamy end-of-summer pop concoction that will have you grooving well into fall.”

That summery spirit infuses much of Strangers, an album powered by RAC’s pioneering use of organic instrumentation in building shimmering, dance-music-inspired soundscapes. “In some ways it’s strange for me to be considered part of the electronic world, because a lot of the time I’m working with actual, physical instruments,” notes Anjos, who plays guitar, piano, bass, and drums. One of the first remixers to draw heavily from the realm of indie rock—starting with his inaugural track, a widely adored take on “Sleeping Lessons” by The Shins—Anjos attributes his favoring of live instrumentation to a musical upbringing that included becoming obsessed with Nirvana in early adolescence and then playing in a series of metal bands throughout his teen years.

Naming the kaleidoscopic pop/rock of artists like Fleetwood Mac and Paul Simon as key influences on his songwriting, Anjos instills all of Strangers with a delicate yet deeply fun blend of sparkling melodies, super-smooth grooves, crisp beats, and often-wistful lyrics. From sweetly playful tracks like “Cheap Sunglasses” (featuring Matthew Koma) and “Ello Ello” (featuring Body Language) to more brooding and moody numbers like “Tourist” (featuring Tokyo Police Club) and the beautifully woozy “Hollywood,” Strangers continually offsets its bright and bubbly sound with a melancholic sensibility. On “Seventeen,” for instance, the chanteuse-like vocals of Pink Feathers make an unlikely lament out of the refrain “Everything I’ve wanted has been handed to me,” while “405” (featuring YACHT) laces spaced-out synth through its own starry-eyed lyrics. And with the stark but sprawling “We Belong” (featuring Katie Herzig), RAC merges quietly powerful vocals, tender strings and piano, and hypnotic beats to gorgeous effect. Woven throughout Strangers are a series of ethereal instrumental interludes, which Anjos composed as part of the yearlong process of sequencing the album’s tracks. “I wanted to create an album that takes you somewhere when you listen all the way through,” he explains. “I know it’s a bit of a dying art but it’s important to me, since it’s something I love about a lot of the records I grew up on.”

Although Anjos started playing piano when he was six, he considers learning guitar at age 12 as his first major step toward making music. Quickly graduating from playing Nirvana covers on his acoustic to forming his first metal band at age 14, Anjos began experimenting with recording after finding a promotional CD for a music production program inside a cereal box when he was 15. After high school he enrolled in the music program at Greenville College in Illinois, where he stepped up his studying of production and started devoting himself to the art of remixing. “Originally I gravitated toward remixing because I didn’t sing,” says Anjos. “Pretty soon I realized that I really enjoyed the process of taking out everything but the vocals and then recreating the track with my own music.” While at Greenville, Anjos initially launched RAC as a company that would produce remixes for hire. “That idea never came to fruition,” he says. “But the first remix I got was for The Shins, and after that it just snowballed and helped me get to where I am now.”

With remixes for artists ranging from Phoenix to U2 to Foster the People to Peter Bjorn and John to Theophilus London now under his belt, Anjos notes that he finds remixing just as creatively fulfilling as coming up with his own material. “I’ve written original songs almost my whole life, but getting into recording was what helped me really figure out how to structure a song,” he says. “I know remixing is perceived differently, but because I’m usually building an entirely new song underneath a vocal, I do feel some sense of ownership over a remix—even if it’s technically not my song,” Anjos adds.

To create Strangers, Anjos sought out each of the other artists to carefully craft the tracks which feature a guest musician. That process mainly entailed writing a demo, passing it off to his collaborator to contribute the lyrics and vocals (and, in some cases, instrumentation), then getting the track back to refine and rework until the song became fully realized. While Anjos acknowledges that the back-and-forth made for a somewhat prolonged period of writing, recording, and production on Strangers, he’s also passionate about giving his collaborators the space and freedom to push his songs into new directions. “I like it when someone can spend some time with a song, and take as long as they need to feel it out and write what they want to write,” he says. “For me, that’s the kind of approach that makes for the best and strongest kind of songwriting.”

When: Oct 22, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts
Cost: $22.50 advance / $23 day of show (Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20 )
Sound Tower

When: Nov 28, 2014 10 PM in Plymouth, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22 )

When: Nov 7, 2014 8 PM in Framingham, Massachusetts (Fri, 07 Nov 2014 20 )
Lauren Sheehan

When: Oct 27, 2014 9 PM in Cambridge, Massachusetts (Mon, 27 Oct 2014 21 )
More Details to come

When: Oct 25, 2014 8 PM in Boston, Massachusetts (Sat, 25 Oct 2014 20 )
The Kennedys- Kangaralien $20 general admission, $10 kids 18 and under 07:30pm

When: Nov 15, 2014 7 PM in Haverhill, Massachusetts (Sat, 15 Nov 2014 19 )
KBMG- Bo Lawrence (Joe Wilkins)

When: Dec 12, 2014 7 PM in Rockport, Massachusetts (Fri, 12 Dec 2014 19 )
Angie Miller
When: Nov 28, 2014 6 PM in Allston, Massachusetts (Fri, 28 Nov 2014 18 )

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