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Sunday, May 12
 

6:30pm EDT

Spectacle: A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D! (first set)

What are boundaries in art? In culture? In the world of the Internet, turntables, midi controllers, iPads, and Photoshop, which grow exponentially more sophisticated every day, what does it mean to identify a genre, a space or even a person? If you can drop dubstep into your hip-hop, and both of those into your house track, and then transform all of that into a torch song, what boundaries are left that cannot be traversed? Look around you. Read the news. It would seem that the answer is “few, if any.”

Though many have seen the ever-accelerating assimilation of technology, communication, and with it, the blending of formerly discrete spaces as a sure sign of the apocalypse – a vision in which we are not able to cope with the flood of information – others see it as Utopia. After all, without boundaries, there can be no exclusion, no discrimination, and no distinction between self and other.

A New Cosmic Mix approaches these questions with live sound and visual art, providing a temporary space in which the audience can reconsider themselves and the world around them. It's a collaboration of HEXbeam by Vela Phelan, LOOSE by D’hana Perry, BATHAUS, Bobby Andres and a video transmission with Yassy Goldie. Expect to re-think your place in the universe, and expect it to be beautiful.

All ages, $15

TICKETS--> http://new-cosmic-mix-1-srch.eventbrite.com/



Sunday May 12, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
Charles Hayden Planetarium 1 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114

8:00pm EDT

Flying Lotus w/ Thundercat & Teebs

Clocks floating around your head, the strains of violins ricocheting off a ride cymbal, Thom Yorke's voice, and the occasional synth bass line. Flying Lotus, center of the unquantized LA school of electronic music, isn't known for doing things the normal way. At the same time, however, he approaches his performances with the kind of laid back bravado as a chilled out hip-hop show, and he's recently made a name for himself as the rapper Captain Murphy. He's performing with frequent collaborator Thundercat and hazy experimentalist Teebs as openers. For one night, the Paradise will be suffused in LA goodness.

18+, $25 adv

 



Sunday May 12, 2013 8:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Paradise 969 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115

8:00pm EDT

#tgthr2013 Opening Night Party w/ Tiga and Mistaker

You have to respect a guy like Tiga. Not only is he an amazing producer and head of Turbo Records, which is KILLING IT this year, he's got some serious character. Spending half your career being called a hack because you did a cover of a Corey Hart song might affect some people. Not this guy though. Tiga refuses to compromise his sound, making dance music that sits right at the edge of pop music. It's catchy, but it's also sophisticated and strange. Imagine if Katy Perry threw in a section of dark industrial synths and bwoomping analog bass. That's kind of what Tiga sounds like.

It's important to remember, though, that in addition to his production skills, Tiga is a taste-maker. He's brilliant at two taste-making skills: 1) taking talented young artists like Duke Dumont and Nautiluss and nurturing them into club-demolishing producers and 2) identifying what tracks people have never heard of but will dance their asses off to if it's played in the right context.

Tiga's music is the music of the future. Keep your Shazam handy.

18+, $15 adv $20-25 day of show

 

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/tigatix



Sunday May 12, 2013 8:00pm - Monday May 13, 2013 1:00am EDT
The Sinclair 52 Church Street, Cambridge MA 02138

8:30pm EDT

Spectacle: A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D! (second set)

What are boundaries in art? In culture? In the world of the Internet, turntables, midi controllers, iPads, and Photoshop, which grow exponentially more sophisticated every day, what does it mean to identify a genre, a space or even a person? If you can drop dubstep into your hip-hop, and both of those into your house track, and then transform all of that into a torch song, what boundaries are left that cannot be traversed? Look around you. Read the news. It would seem that the answer is “few, if any.”

Though many have seen the ever-accelerating assimilation of technology, communication, and with it, the blending of formerly discrete spaces as a sure sign of the apocalypse – a vision in which we are not able to cope with the flood of information – others see it as Utopia. After all, without boundaries, there can be no exclusion, no discrimination, and no distinction between self and other.

A New Cosmic Mix approaches these questions with live sound and visual art, providing a temporary space in which the audience can reconsider themselves and the world around them. It's a collaboration of HEXbeam by Vela Phelan, LOOSE by D’hana Perry, BATHAUS, Bobby Andres and a video transmission with Yassy Goldie. Expect to re-think your place in the universe, and expect it to be beautiful.

all ages, $15

TICKETS --> http://new-cosmic-mix-2-srch.eventbrite.com/


Sunday May 12, 2013 8:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
Charles Hayden Planetarium 1 1 Science Park, Boston, MA 02114
 
Monday, May 13
 

12:00pm EDT

Opening Ceremony and Discussion: The Writing is on The Graffiti Wall: C2 and the Together Festival

What makes C2 a natural "Together" headquarters and a natural Cultural District? Is it the grit and graffiti or the shared boundaries of public space that give C2 cultural resonance for so many people. Can open sharing and sourcing of culture create a sustainable economy? What economic models might work best in C2 to support the cultural traditions that people want to see enhanced and preserved. Local business leaders and members of the city government will discuss after a brief ribbon cutting ceremony.


Speakers
avatar for Leland Cheung

Leland Cheung

Leland Cheung is currently serving his second term on the Cambridge City Council, wherehe has been a strong leader in economic development, community building, and regionalcooperation. In addition to being the youngest member of the Cambridge City Council,Cheung is the first currently... Read More →
avatar for Helena Fruscio

Helena Fruscio

Helena Fruscio is the Creative Economy Industry Director for the Commonwealth ofMassachusetts. She has held the position since October of 2011 and in this roll will helpadvance the state's $1 billion creative economy industry, which currently employs over100,000 Massachusetts workers... Read More →
JW

Jason Weeks

Jason Weeks is the Executive Director for the Cambridge Arts Council (CAC), a public non-profit agency in Cambridge, MA. CAC provides services and direct programming for Cambridge residents and visitors designed to stimulate public awareness of and support for the arts. In his capacity... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

12:00pm EDT

MMMMAVEN Project Open House

Come by to hang out, learn more about classes, and play around with the equipment. Featuring DJ 101 & 102, Ableton Production & Performance, DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor, and Intro to Ableton (Teen Program). 


Monday May 13, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

Discussion: Polar Seltzer presents: The State of Boston Music

These days, it seems like the only thing changing faster than the world of journalism is the music scene. With the EDM Explosion going on at the same time as the rise of Twitter, blogging, SoundCloud, and – jeez – the whole Internet basically, it can be tough to adapt and stay on top of things even just as a consumer. So what does it mean to be a music journalist right now? In particular, what does it mean to be a music journalist in Boston? Some of the city's best will be on hand to discuss. Presented in part by Polar Seltzer.



Monday May 13, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

Discussion: Old School is True School

With Together inviting the old school bonafide New England DJ legend Tiga to town, we take a bit of a step back in time and allow some of our favorite old school legends to regale us with tales of beach parties, smart drinks and the Mission Control hotline. They probably have some opinions about the current state of things as well. Maybe.


Speakers

Monday May 13, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:00pm EDT

Ableton Demo: Musical Improvisation with Ableton Live

Please join us on May 13, 2013 @ 5pm as Danny Kutty explores the world of electronic music production with his own unique style of musical improvisation.  Whether you're looking to add more expression into your live sets or expanding compositional texture into your productions, this seminar will give a new approach of how to better compliment the artists' journey of electronica.  


Speakers

Monday May 13, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Free Concert: The Berklee Electronic Music Ensemble

EuroRack modular synthesizers have changed the game, making modular systems accessible and easily customizable for the public. Berklee professor and one of the world’s foremost experts in music programming, Dr. Richard Boulanger, will demonstrate the power and applications of these systems. Featuring Stretta (aka Matthew Davidson) and the Berklee Electronic Music Ensemble - BEME (and.... more blinking lights than Time Square on New Years Eve).


Monday May 13, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Berklee 22 The Fenway Room 112

6:30pm EDT

Seminar: Pioneer Rekord Box

MMMMAVEN instrutor, Matt McNeill will discuss the in's and out's of Pioneers Rekordbox Program, an application for managing music files which can be played back on a Pioneer DJ Player. He will explain his experience with Rekord box and why it is necessary when using CDJs.


Speakers
avatar for Matt McNeill

Matt McNeill

Matt McNeill is also a professional, within the world of real estate, yet finds the time to focus on his real passion: event production and DJing. As part of the CreateSpaceCollaborative, McNeill has brought a tremendous amount of music to Boston, from artists on the Dirty Bird label... Read More →


Monday May 13, 2013 6:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Crystal Castles w/ Pictureplane

If making music is a way of making worlds, Crystal Castles make worlds that are plague-infested, cold and dirty, and overrun with murderous robots. And none of it's a joke. As far as we can tell. Of course, no introduction to Crystal Castles would be complete without a mention of Alice Glass. Imagine a pencil thin girl in demon-white make up, rolling around on the floor, crowd-surfing, and chugging entire bottles of Jack Daniels. Between them and 90s-infused DIY producer Pictureplane, you should be ready for some destruction at the House of Blues.

The official after-party is at Ceremony nearby. Bring your ticket stub and get $5 off cover.

all ages, $27 adv, $30 dos

 



Monday May 13, 2013 7:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
House of Blues 15 Lansdowne Street, Boston, MA 02115

7:30pm EDT

Seminar: Intro to Mixxx.org

Mixxx (mixxx.org) is an open source DJ program similar in function to Serato Scratch Live or Traktor.  It is totally free, infinitely flexible, and is used by beginners looking to try DJing for the first time, professionals in nightclubs, radio station DJs, and even as a stadium PA system.  Developer Owen Williams will give an overview of the basic mixing featureset, showcase some of Mixxx's unique features like Auto-DJ, and even an exclusive sneak peek at what future versions of Mixxx will be able to do.


Speakers

Monday May 13, 2013 7:30pm - 8:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00pm EDT

Demonstration: Performing with Max

When out-of-the-box software won’t cut it on stage, it’s time to roll your own performance software! Cycling ’74′s Max is a fantastic way to build custom software without having to write hundreds of lines of code. Max is a visual programming environment where you patch together objects to build the software of your dreams.

Ed Guild is a founding member of the live electronic band, Psylab. In Psylab Guild built a MIDI drum sampler in Max because there were no drum samplers on the market that were optimized for live performance. Guild has also collaborated with other local and national musicians building performance systems that push the boundaries of what his collaborators thought possible.

In his presentation Guild will demonstrate some of his work with Max through a live, collaborative performance with another musician. Afterward he will talk about how the patch works and go over the basics of Max.

Free

 

 


Speakers

Monday May 13, 2013 8:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Ceremony w/ DJ Static & DJ Znuh

Ceremony, Boston's long-running goth and industrial night, always strives to bring you something darker and more unusual than than the week before. Tonight they're bringing you DJ Znuh, known for his eclectic tastes and awesome mohawk. Ceremony's crowd tends not to go half-way, either on the dance floor or in their outstanding fashion choices. Their dress code is loose, but it's always more fun to come prepared, so all-black minimum.

21+, $5

 



Monday May 13, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
An Tua Nua 835 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02215

9:00pm EDT

SUBduction Anniv. on Sub.fm @GoodlifeBar

With Codiac and Spliffolian both in Boston together to do the show for the first time in close to a year, the three year anniversary party will be held at Boston Bass Music HQ, Good Life, Monday May 13, broadcasting from 9pm-12am.  It will be an all back2back set with Codiac, Spliffolian, and Chief Boston Bass Lab badman Dr. Delirium rolling out the beats in usual fine style along with some top secret special guests!  Expect to hear dubstep classics, old and new alike, and exclusive dubplates.  Nuff respect to the whole Good Life crew for hosting us and Sub.FM guvvna Whistla!!!  No cover but formal bass music attire is a must!

GO IN ---> http://www.sub.fm/


Monday May 13, 2013 9:00pm - Tuesday May 14, 2013 12:00am EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

9:00pm EDT

WhatPeoplePlay.com and Gallery presents Dirt Crew Night w/ Detroit Swindle, Dirt Crew, John Barera & Matt Gavris plus residents Brenden Wesley and Will Martin

The recent popularity of deep house is awesome, but Dirt Crew have been doing it up since some of those guys were drinking juice boxes and have been rocking dance floors with their unique deep house sound since 2004. Detroit Swindle, fresh faces to the scene, are quickly gaining a reputation in their home base in Berlin. The Amsterdam natives draw inspiration from groovy soul and Motown, and incorporate as many characteristics of the genres as they can. Middlesex's Gallery is always a destination for classy European house and techno, and tonight they're showing their prowess. Boston native Brendon Wesley will open. Go get down Berlin-style.

21+, $10

 



Monday May 13, 2013 9:00pm - Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:00am EDT
Middlesex Lounge 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
 
Tuesday, May 14
 

12:00pm EDT

Discussion: Crowd-Surfing through Crowd-Sourcing

As recently as five years ago few had even heard the term crowd-sourcing. These days it seems like everyone's doing it, from established business people with a new idea, to artists with a crazy idea, to total crackpots, to the teenager down the street. But what is the best way to do it and what happens if you don't get what you asked for? What happens when you get more than you ask? A diverse crew of experts is here to present their product and their story, explain all the ins and outs, and get you on your feet in no time


Tuesday May 14, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30am EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

12:00pm EDT

MMMMAVEN Project Open House

Come by to hang out, learn more about classes, and play around with the equipment. Featuring DJ 101 & 102, Ableton Production & Performance, DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor, and Intro to Ableton (Teen Program). 


Tuesday May 14, 2013 12:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

Q+A w/ Scumbag Steve

Scumbag Steve, aka Blake Boston, is one of the greatest drug/party/mooch/goofy hat memes on the internet. As one of our favorite local/internet celebrities, we'll be asking him all sorts of questions about what it's like to be internet famous, especially for having text near your face. Face-to-face with @DigBoston.com's own Twitter celebrity, Lauren Metter.



Tuesday May 14, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

Discussion: The Why and How of Creating a Startup

Thinking about a start-up, or have you already begun the business plan? Maybe you've attended on of the many meetups that Boston offers to it's start up community. It's no secret that the start-up technology sector is one of the largest and most profitable in the country today. It's filled with possibilities, but also hurdles, speedbumps and roadblocks. Panelists will speak about their personal experiences with the start-up community, as well as attempt to answer questions young entrepreneurs may have while trying to get their idea off the ground. 


Speakers
avatar for Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey

Scott Bailey is the Director of Partnerships at MassChallenge. Scott is in charge of annualfundraising, building new partnerships and helping the CEO to investigate new expansioninitiatives. Scott plays a critical role in the day-to-day operations of the accelerator program andcompetition. He connects finalists with top-tier stakeholders, par... Read More →
avatar for Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fontanilla

Trish Fontanilla is the VP of Community & Customer Experience at Vsnap, a Boston-based video messaging platform. She started out as the Community Manager and was the first hire when the company started in 2011. When she's not busy being Vsnap's #1 fan, she's volunteering at Boston Cares or mentoring for the Technovation Challenge, a program that pairs hi... Read More →
avatar for Art Gibson

Art Gibson

Art Gibson is a developer and co-founder of Embedly, which he founded with Sean Creeley in January 2010 while at Ycombinator. Art has been hands-on with the company through the launching of its paid products, angel funding rounds, first hires, and on-boarding of enterprise customers... Read More →
avatar for Jay Neely

Jay Neely

Jay is a Boston startup founder, community organizer, and marketing architect. He's held the product / marketing / biz dev roles at previous projects, but expanded to development during his last project, RiverInsights. Currently Jay is the organizer of Boston's annual geek unconference... Read More →
avatar for Molly Rubenstein

Molly Rubenstein

Community organizer, teacher, linguist, dancer, writer & editor, event planner, currently running a start-up non-profit community craft workshop and business incubator. Interested in innovative public education, social organizing and community service, performing and craft arts, and international relations... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:00pm EDT

Discussion: Mashups, Remixes & Bootlegs

MMMMAVEN instructor, Pete O'Karma will discuss the difference between mashups, blends, refixes, remixes, & bootlegs. He will go over the core features of how a mashup works, then, show us how he plays them live on turtnables.  Lastly, he will demonstrate how to warp a track in Ableton.  


Speakers
avatar for Peter O'Karma

Peter O'Karma

Peter O’Karma is a lawyer by day and a DJ by night. As DJ Esq he has managed Good Karma DJs, playing to nearly any type of occasion, from weddings to private events to, of course, nightclubs. As an educator, Pete has also been a part of a Malden after-school program teaching young... Read More →


Tuesday May 14, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:00pm EDT

Meet up: Game Night

A dilemma: You love being social and drinking in public, but you also love pwn1ng. Wouldn't it be great if you could drink and make friends with strangers WHILE beating them senseless at Magic: The Gathering? Well, you can, if you come to Good Life's Game Night. In addition to the Magic tournament, you can school people at Rock Band, Street Fighter, Marvel Vs. Capcom, Mario Kart, Golden Eye, Super Smash Bros., and any tabletop RPG you can imagine. Bring your notebook -- if you know their handles you can school them again from home.

21+ after 10, free

 


Tuesday May 14, 2013 5:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

6:00pm EDT

Ableton Live 9 & Push Open House

Join Mmmmaven at 6pm to play with Ableton's new uber-controller for Live. Push is a new instrument that solves an old problem: how to make a song from scratch. Push puts the fundamental elements of music making at your fingertips - and it fits in a backpack alongside your laptop. 

Mutliple Ableton Push units will be on hand for you to test for yourself. Ableton's own Coleman Goughary will join Ableton Certified Trainers Loudon Stearns & Leon J to give demos and answer your questions about Push


Tuesday May 14, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Spectacle: Live VJ Competition hosted by VJ Bonk

Strange as it may sound, electronic music isn't just for your ears. Never has been. Give a DJ control over your stereo, and he also wants to run the lights. To celebrate the future of strobes, lasers, video projection, and other weird stuff, Together is launching its VJ competition, judged by internationally respected Brian Kane, Elements's DJ Bonk, Nightride Visuals, VKA$H, and CVLT's Robert McElaney. Prizes include all kinds of software licenses, and a bunch of other cool stuff as well.

21+, free

 


Tuesday May 14, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Naga 450 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00pm EDT

Non-Event Presents Dinners (Experimental Coffee House)

Jimmy Hughes is an artist and musician living in Jamaica Plain, MA. He performs improvised electronic music on an analog+ digital modular synthesizer as DINNERS. In his art, he focuses primarily on new interfaces for creating and hearing electronic sound. In performances as Dinners, Hughes often incorporates different sensors and circuits – light, sound, touch – that allow for more expressive (and sometimes unpredictable) sonic results from the synthesizer. Prior to performing as Dinners, Hughes was in the electronic pop duo, Turtle Ambulance. He currently plays keyboards in the Boston-based rock band, Huge Face. Jimmy has vinyl and cassette releases out on Whitehaus Family Record and has a new cassette due to be released onMoss Archive in April.


Tuesday May 14, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Cafe Fixe 1642 Beacon Street, Brookline, MA 02445

8:00pm EDT

Mmmmaven presents Four Tet w/ Anthony Naples and Ricardo Donoso powered by Ableton

Trying to explain Four Tet to someone is like trying to explain what's beautiful about standing at the top of a mountain and looking down into a huge, sweeping vista filled with forests and rivers. It's the space, but more than that it's the textures. You can look down and see infinite levels of reds, browns, and greens if your eyes are good enough. That richness is what Four Tet is about, and it's why walking out of one of his shows and into something else often feels like going from HDTV to black and white.

18+, $18

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/fourtettix




Tuesday May 14, 2013 8:00pm - Wednesday May 15, 2013 12:00am EDT
Together Central Stage 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00pm EDT

Jass at Together: Objekt, Howse b2b The Range at Phoenix Landing

It would be hard to imagine an artist with a better pedigree than Objekt. As a programmer at the EDM think tank and juggernaut that is Native Instruments (creators of Traktor), it's easy to see why he would end up with the fiendish attention to detail that have people like Four Tet and Resident Advisor buzzing – check out his track “Porcupine” if you want to see what I mean. Local party gurus and record label JASS are bringing him to you straight from Berlin. Let the genre-hopping begin.

19+, $10 adv / $15 dos

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/objekttix



Tuesday May 14, 2013 8:00pm - Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:00am EDT
Jass @ Phoenix Landing 512 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Hearthrob

Here in Boston, we take our electronic music parties seriously. One of the most legendary, both in terms of great music as well as in terms of good vibes, is Hearthrob. A room full of outlandishly dressed, amped up people throwing themselves at the high-BPM adrenaline rush might not sound like love fest, but it is. They love this music and they love each other for loving this music. This week they're having a Hearthrob Reunion, so get out your brightest colored skin-tight pants and fling yourself around.

21+, free

 



Tuesday May 14, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Middlesex Lounge 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Soul Clap Records presents Dancing on the Charles Record Listening Party with Chas Bronz and DJ Kon

Only about 4 years ago, one of the greatest dance parties in Boston was the outdoor blowout Dancing on the Charles, curated by – who else – local party virtuosos Soul Clap. In commemoration of that awesome party-gone-by, Soul Clap are releasing a mixtape of the events, featuring local veteran DJ Kon, and young gun John Barera. Tonight, we're going to chill out at River Gods, drink some nice beer, and listen to what the boys have for us, DJed live by Chaz Bronz and DJ Kon himself!

21+, free

 




Tuesday May 14, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
River Gods 125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Music Ecology Local Showcase featuring 8 Local Artists

Music Ecology: proof that Tuesday night doesn't have to be boring. Bringing you new and unusual up-and-comers from the Boston area and beyond, they specialize in eclectic sounds, not limited to any particular format; bands, djs, producers, audio-visual artists are all fair game. Tonight they're putting on a Local Showcase which will be no exception.
Headlining is Lespecial, a self-described “death-funk dance trio” which combines elements of Latin, Hip-Hop, Metal, and everything else as well. Their live performances are both aggressive and exploratory, captivating and unique.
Blue Boy Productions has become a staple of the New England music world, combining live instrumentation with samplers and other electronic elements to create a form of EDM that's uniquely spontaneous and immediate. Supersillyius is a psychedelic genre-blender from Allston. His latest album, Tesselations, is an exploration of sound in the truest sense. Refusing to sit still for a second, his sounds tend to evolve quickly from one realm to the next. He's also known for wearing a really crazy helmet.
Jeff Bujak, eelko and Digital Vagabond round out and evening of truly unique Boston locals – it'll be sounds that you can't hear anywhere else in the world. Until, that is, they hit the big time.

21+, $15

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/126257010903688/



Tuesday May 14, 2013 9:00pm - Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:00am EDT
Wonder Bar 186 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
 
Wednesday, May 15
 

11:00am EDT

Discussion: Artist Representation in the Digital Age

What qualities to agents, managers and talent buyers look for when contracting new talent? What are the pipelines to getting noticed? At what point is an artist ready to be signed, and what is the third party's role (if any) in incubating talent? What are the qualities and aesthetics that each agency seeks to build in their roster? Electronic music industry experts will share insider stories on what it takes to get noticed, and how their choices in talent both cultivates their agency's brand and furthers artists' careers.



Wednesday May 15, 2013 11:00am - 12:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

12:00pm EDT

Steinberg Demo: Creating The Perfect Beat

Learn how to create beats in different genres using various virtual instruments, samples, and techniques.


Speakers

Wednesday May 15, 2013 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

1:00pm EDT

Steinberg Demo: Vocal Tracks

Learn techniques and tools for getting great sounding vocal recordings for various styles of music.


Speakers

Wednesday May 15, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

Discussion: Performance as Spectacle--The New Concert Experience

Moderated by Koren Bernardi (Director of Production, Together Festival)
It’s no secret that the experience of going to a concert is radically different from what it was in the past. It’s not just the Rolling Stones who have pyrotechnics anymore. Impact-sensitive imaging, oscillators, unique films created specifically for a performance, costumes, and LEDs galore have become all but expected at a concert of any size. Where is all this going? How does this change our approach to a daytime show? The panel will discuss the present and future of concert spectacle. Featuring Colin Thurmond of Acoustica Electronica and Zebbler of ... Zebbler.


Speakers
avatar for Peter Brown

Peter Brown

Peter Brown has been involved in event technology since 2003 when he was designing nightclubs in Gainesville, FL. Since then his career has taken him around the country and world with some of the biggest acts in rock'n'roll from Elton John to Nine Inch Nails. He has also designed... Read More →
avatar for Colin Thurmond

Colin Thurmond

Colin Thurmond has established himself as one of the leading artistsand creative entrepreneurs of his generation. Currently, he is MusicDirector of toUch performance art, a in genre-bending performing artscompany combining, music, dance, theatre, and circus arts in immersivesettings... Read More →
avatar for Zebbler

Zebbler

Zebbler (Peter Berdovsky) is a visual artist and video jockey for Shpongle, EOTO, and Zebbler Encanti Experience. Originally from Belarus, Berdovsky graduated from Arlington High School in Arlington, Massachusetts in 1999 before completing a degree at Massachusetts College of Art... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

MMMMAVEN Project Open House

Come by to hang out, learn more about classes, and play around with the equipment. Featuring DJ 101 & 102, Ableton Production & Performance, DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor, and Intro to Ableton (Teen Program). 


Wednesday May 15, 2013 2:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

The Making of A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D

Each year Together plans a premier art event and this Sunday, May 12th, A New Cosmic Mix: Now in 5D! at the Museum of Science Planetarium was a truly ground-breaking collaboration of cultural institutions, artists who work in electronic sound and moving image and experimental curators. How did this happen and what lessons did we learn? Will this remarkable collaboration happen again and what did the experience teach us? Curator Maggie Cavallo, Together Art Coordinator Alexis Avedisian, Jennifer Garrett of the Museum of Science and participating artists will discuss an event what will undoubtedly go down in Boston Art history.


Speakers
MC

Maggie Cavallo

Maggie Cavallo is an experimental curator and educator based in Boston, MA. Committed to celebrating and contextualizing contemporary art in Boston and beyond, Cavallo specializes in live and experiential aesthetic experiences. Recent projects include A New Cosmic Mix: now in 5D... Read More →
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Jennifer Garrett

Jennifer Garrett is the Associate Producer and Program Coordinator for adult events at the Boston Museum of Science where she develops and produces cutting edge public programming to enhance the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibits, and to attract new adult audiences to the... Read More →


Wednesday May 15, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Steinberg Demo: Mastering with Wavelab

Learn about the audio finishing process that creates a rich-sounding professional recording ready for broadcast on-air and online.


Speakers

Wednesday May 15, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Free Concert: The Berklee Virtual Orchestra

The The Berklee Virtual Orchestra will feature live electronic performances from students in the school’s Electronic Production and Design department. Interactive visuals will accompany the students’ compositions. With special guest virtuoso performers Tom Zicarelli (on processed Tenor and Soprano Sax) , Kari Juusela (on processed Acoustic Cello), Takahiko Tsuchiya (on Arduino-SensorEnhanced 5-string Electric Violin), Deepak Gopinath (on Drum Set and Found Objects), Christopher Konopka (on EEG, Heart, and GSR sensors controlling drawing Robots), and Christopher Saunders (doing live 2 camera visuals with transformations mapped to audio from the orchestra).


Wednesday May 15, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Berklee 22 The Fenway Room 112

6:00pm EDT

Meet and Greet: Cambriville Meet Up

Come join us for an evening of chatting with movers and shakers at the Together Festival headquarters, located in Central Square. As you know, Together strives to celebrate our great creative community and we're inviting Cambriville Connects into our HQ so you can hook up with local businesspeople, listen to some great music and learn more about events happening throughout the week. 


Wednesday May 15, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Steinberg Demo: Using Chord Track for Composing Songs - Cubase 7

Learn how to create new compositions or augment existing songs with Cubase ChordTrack technology.


Speakers

Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Discussion: The French Touch: Secrets of an International Success

In 2012, the French DJ David Guetta won the award for Best Artist at the American Music Awards and the duo Air sold more than 70,000 copies worldwide of their new album.

While French pop and rock music struggles most of the time to become popular on an international level,  French DJs and talented duos representing the French Touch including Daft Punk, won over a worldwide audience in less than 20 years.

The French Cultural Center and Together Boston invite you to discuss this phenomenon and the secrets and characteristics of this house music scene commonly called the French Touch with the famous French DJ Lifelike and Fred Falke along with DJ and Producer, Durkin and other insiders of the Boston electronic music scene particularly attached to this French trend.

21+, free

Food and complimentary French wine will be served during the discussion

This event will be followed by the Kitsuné Club night with DJ Lifelike and Fred Falke, at the NAGA in Cambridge

 



Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
French Cultural Center 53 Marlborough Street, Boston, MA 02116

7:00pm EDT

Gallery tour: Poetic Codings

Traveling to Boston from the Fellows of Contemporary Art gallery in Los Angeles, the upcoming Poetic Codings is a snapshot of new-media artworks produced for the mobile device. Twenty original and interactive applications coded specifically for the iPad will be on view in a five-week exhibition at Boston CyberArts Gallery, with a special tour hosted by Director and Art Board member George Fifield during Together week on Wednesday, May 15th.


Wednesday May 15, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Boston Cyberarts Gallery 141 Green Street, Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

8:00pm EDT

Bill Blumenreich and Together present Juicy J w/ A$AP Ferg

If you were making a list of legendary rap crews, you wouldn't make it far down the list before you got to Three 6 Mafia, the crew that launched Juicy J to stardom. Since then, he's been known for crunk, breathing heavily onto the mic, and well, rapping about taking lots and lots (and lots) of drugs.

A$AP Ferg, part of the world-conquering A$AP Mob, has a single “Work” that's been blowing up all over the Internet, and his mixtape Trap Lord is yet to be released. And he's opening for Juicy J. The Wilbur Theatre is gonna burn to the ground. DJ Knife and Amadeezy from Pvrple (Good Life) are set to open.

18+, $25

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/juicytix



Wednesday May 15, 2013 8:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
The Wilbur 246 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

8:00pm EDT

Together and the Middle East Present: Hooray for Earth, Mean Creek, Andre Obin, Guillermo Sexo

Bands willing to hit on virtually every section of the pop/indie rock spectrum are hard to come by, let alone bands that succeed at it. Hooray for Earth, however, is one of them. Their most recent album, True Loves, showed how much they're capable of, and together with a roster of other hometown bands (Mean Creek, Andre Obin, Guillermo Sexo), they're going to rock the Middle East.

18+, $12

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/hfatix




Wednesday May 15, 2013 8:00pm - 8:30pm EDT
Together Central Stage 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Beat Research presents Dutty Artz showcase w/ Matt Shadetek, DJ Ripley, Cheif Boima and ... The Sublings!

If you want to go globe-trotting, Dutty Artz is the record label for you. Founded by DJ/Rupture and Matt Shadatek, their sound incorporates aspects of dancehall, hip-hop, grime, reggae, traditional African music, and seemingly anything else that doesn't have a straight beat. They're bringing a showcase to Beat Research, the go-to for experimental party music, so expect your horizons to be widened more than a little. Matt Shadatek himself will be headlining, supported by DJ Ripley, Chief Boima and the mysterious live electronic duo the Sublings. It's gonna be funky.

21+, $5

 



Wednesday May 15, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

9:00pm EDT

DJ Night: Post-Grad w/ LeftFold

Mmmmaven Project, Central Square's refinery of raw DJ/production talent, has been in business only for a few short months, but already they've got a battalion of new performers all over the city. Just in case you can't make it to the graduation parties that happen about once a month, River Gods has become the home of Mmmmaven Project Post-Grad night with DJ Left-Fold. It's an opportunity to relax, have a beer, and find out what the city's DJs of the future have up their sleeves. Special guest: Kidd Drunkadelic!

21+, free

 



Wednesday May 15, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
River Gods 125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Wobble Wednesday presents Zebbler Encanti Experience and KiloWatts

Live electronica might seem like a contradiction to some, but if you think about it, it's clearly where the scene is going. Performance is the aspect of this form that is developing most quickly, whether it's in the form of mind-melting visuals or the ability to control every aspect of your sound from a single box. Bujak is a Massachusetts duo which brings classical and jazz composition together with dance music, and, just to be sure that everything is covered, an LED hula-hoop. Brought to you by Wobble Wednesdays, your local stop for live electronic dance and all the psychedelia you can handle.

21+, $5

 



Wednesday May 15, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Wonder Bar 186 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

10:00pm EDT

Re:Set presents Chez Damier

The word “legend” gets thrown around a lot in the music business, but Chez Damier is a guy who truly deserves it. Active since the literal beginnings of Deep House and Techno, Damier has had his hand in not one but two seminal labels: KMS and Prescription, as well as being a DJ and producer. Since 2009, he's been releasing brand new tracks and DJing around the world. The idea of seeing a man like Chez Damier in as intimate a setting as Phoenix Landing's weekly Re:Set party would be astounding in itself, even if he weren't there to play music.

19+, $10

 


Artists
avatar for Chez Damier

Chez Damier

For artist info and links, CLICK HERE


Wednesday May 15, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Phoenix Landing 512 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02139

10:00pm EDT

Kitsune Club Night w/ Fred Falke & Lifelike

Filters, phasers, and side-chain compressors. They're simple tools, used to great effect since before Daft Punk showed the world what French House was capable of, and they're still what you need if you want to make a crowd fall in love – with you, with each other, with the evening itself. French Nu-Disco label Kitsune knows all about the class of using those simple, resplendent tools to build and relieve tension, which is why labelmates Lifelike and Fred Falke are going to bathe you in shimmering filter goodness. And lest you think maybe it wasn't continental enough already, the whole thing is co-presented with The French Cultural Center. Amusez-vous!

21+, $15 adv / $20 dos

TIX: http://tgthr-kitsune.eventbrite.com/

 




Wednesday May 15, 2013 10:00pm - Thursday May 16, 2013 2:00am EDT
Naga 450 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139
 
Thursday, May 16
 

12:00pm EDT

Discussion: Copyright and Copywrongs

Members of Congress and the Register of Copyrights have signaled a growing desire in the legislature to revise American copyright law for the modern era. As we look ahead to those reforms, this panel will review copyright law as it exists today and how it is impacting music creation and dissemination, for good and for ill. Moderator Andrew Sellars (Digital Media Law Project, Online Media Legal Network Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard) leads the discussion.



Thursday May 16, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

12:00pm EDT

MMMMAVEN Project Open House

Come by to hang out, learn more about classes, and play around with the equipment. Featuring DJ 101 & 102, Ableton Production & Performance, DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor, and Intro to Ableton (Teen Program). 


Thursday May 16, 2013 12:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

Discussion: Grassroots Digital

Moderated by Wayne Marshall (Wayne & Wax, Harvard University).

From Mexico to Mali to Bed-Stuy, digital tools of production and publication are facilitating new interactions between grassroots culture and industrial capture, informal amateurism and art world remediation. Drawing on the expertise of several actors in this wide, weird world, our panel seeks to explore a few stories of spectacular circulation that shed light on the new forms of media exchange and exploitation.

At the Together Center: http://is.gd/tgthrhq


Speakers
avatar for Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall

Wayne Marshall is a musicologist, blogger (wayneandwax.com), and DJ. He co-edited Reggaeton (Duke University Press 2009) and has written for The Wire, The Fader, Wax Poetics, and the Boston Phoenix. This year, he is teaching courses on public spheres, race and nation, and "technomusicology... Read More →


Thursday May 16, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

@CentralSquared: Where Do We Go from Here?

Having held court in our space for a few days and having our events based in and around Central Square, Together COO Joe Grafton, the Director of Development and Community Engagement at amiba.net, along with @CentralSquared, leads a discussion on the future of music art and technology in our beloved square. How does it move forward and stay current with the progress going on around us? What would we like to see happen in the years and decades to come? Please join us as we collaborate and converse on the question: "Where Do We Go From Here?"


Thursday May 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

iZotope Demo: Mastering Class

General tips and tricks for mastering electronic dance music from start to finish using iZotope Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. 


Speakers

Thursday May 16, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:30pm EDT

iZotope Demo: Stutter Edit Master Class

Perfect for performers, producers, sound designers, and musicians, this class will teach you how to chop, glitch, slice, and stutter your way to mind-blowing audio effects with iZotope Stutter Edit. 


Speakers

Thursday May 16, 2013 5:30pm - 7:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Meet and Greet: The People of @CentralSquared

The future of Central Square is embodied in organizations like http://twitter.com/centralsquared but what do they have in store and, perhaps most importantly, who are they? @CentralSquared holds their latest meet and greet inside the confines of our new home inside the Together Center. Come for the conversation and stay for the business cards. Get ready to make some new friends!

Free


Thursday May 16, 2013 6:00pm - 8:00pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Embrace & Together present ƱZ

When UZ tracks first started appearing on SoundCloud last year, the Internet was immediately abuzz with speculation. Who is this dude? Or chick, as the case may be? It has to be someone famous, right? How else could they already be working with Diplo and Flosstradamus? Course it didn't help that a bunch of super-famous producers like AC Slater, Dave Nada, and Kill the Noise all claimed to be his secret identity. There was even a minute when porn star Jessie Andrews claimed to be UZ, which would be pretty awesome – if only because it would be a porn star driving people nuts by performing covered from head to toe.

Regardless of who it is, it's pretty clear that there's a lot of talent behind UZ's mask. While the earliest tracks were trap bangers, the recently-released Balltrap Muzic Vol. 1 mixtape brings in more of an eerie, atmospheric vibe that suggests UZ might have a lot more to show us, whoever they turn out to be. Nonetheless, as a Mad Decent artist, you can be pretty sure they're going to make Central Stage a fleshy mass of dance.

Voltran, Bass Alchemists and Wubson try to keep the crowd at bay.

18+, $16.50

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/uztix

FACEBOOK --> https://www.facebook.com/events/428214233939917/



Thursday May 16, 2013 7:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Together Central Stage 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:30pm EDT

Demonstration: Wicked Easy Synthesis in C++

Want to add a synthesizer to your iOS app, openFrameworks project, or other C++ software but don't know where to start? Already dabbling in synthesizer programming, but frustrated by the lack of great tools available? Join Nick Donaldson and Morgan Packard for ninety minutes as they guide you through their audio synthesis library, Tonic. Tonic is inspired by the ease of use of popular patching tools like Max/Msp, Pure Data, and SuperCollider, but designed from the ground up for integration into larger software projects on any platform. Tonic synths are written using pure C++, but don't let that scare you. Tonic's syntax is dead-simple, and should be easy to pick up as long as you've had some basic programming experience before.

REQUIREMENTS

Tonic is designed to be massively multi-platform, but to start with, we're supporting only Apple development tools. Please come with a mac laptop with XCode 4.6 or later installed. Or show up with your development environment of choice, some extra gumption, and enough know-how to set up and compile a C++ project and send an audio buffer to your speakers.

 



Thursday May 16, 2013 7:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00pm EDT

Spectacle: Brian Kane presents HDADD+

How many times a day would you guess you check your phone? Like a billion? It's not surprising, given that the whole enterprise of technology is designed to make these things seem pleasant and empowering. HDADD+ is an exploration of these interactions in which Brian Kane merges popular applications like Twitter and Facebook with abstract video art and movie clips, creating a fusion of non-linear motion-pictures, all designed to appeal to the short attention span of the average tech-consumer.

The 90-minute set, composed by Kane and organized by the Museum of Fine Art's Curator of Film Carter Long and Together's Creative Director David Day, will feature multiple screen projections, live audio/visual mixing and interactive performances by models using their smart devices. 

$9 students and MFA members, $11 others

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/mfabk


Thursday May 16, 2013 8:00pm - 9:30pm EDT
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

8:00pm EDT

!!! (Chk Chk Chk) w/ Sinkane

Every once in a while a band comes along and reminds us that dance music isn't limited to just DJs in a booth fooling around with knobs, and an indie show doesn't have to consist of a crowd of sullen hipsters barely bobbing their heads. !!! is one such refreshing band, with a full roster of live instruments as well as the thumping beats and high energy to get listeners moving. !!! shows tend to be frenetic affairs – partly because the front man Nic Offer has enough energy to go around. !!! tear down the Sinclair on 5/16 with funk-rock band Sinkane. Wear something you can sweat into.

18+, $18

 




Thursday May 16, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Sinclair 52 Church Street, Cambridge MA 02138

9:00pm EDT

EP Release party with Wobblesauce and Leave It On Stage

Few people on earth seem to have as much fun doing what they do as Wobblesauce's Jake Boynton. Constantly grinning from one end of his bearded and fedoraed head, he seems to be the spiritual center of a dance-rock that incorporates electronic forms, but is clearly centered on funk and blues. Now a fixture of the Allston/Brighton music world, Wobblesauce have been bringing dance music, psychedelic art, and general good, manic vibes to the Boston area for a few years now. If you haven't seen them yet, you owe it to youself to check it out.

21+, $8



Thursday May 16, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Church of Boston 186 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134

9:00pm EDT

Make It New w/ Andres

What with the dominance that genres like rap and analog techno have over associations with the city of Detroit, it's easy to forget that not everything there is dark and mechanical. Andres stands as living proof that downtempo, music made for relaxing and enjoying yourself, are also part of the scene.

Championed by the great Moodymann, Andres's sound takes on elements of hip-hop, funk, and R&B, but stays within the realm of downtempo – appropriate for an afternoon in the sun or, just as easily, an evening in a dark nightclub. Forward-looking Make It New is where he'll be spinning, so be ready for breakdancers.

21+, $15

 




Thursday May 16, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Middlesex Lounge 315 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Pico Picante w/ Toy Selectah

When it comes to electronic music with a Latin edge, few names are as important to know as Toy Selectah. Well known in Central America for his production work with the Mexican hip-hop group, Control Machete, Toy has since travelled the world bringing his unique blend of hip-hop, reggaeton, cumbia, and breakbetas to ravers and party goers everywhere. Working on Diplo’s Mad Decent label, he’s an expert at making hips sway and lower backs get sweaty. Local tropical taste-makers Pico Picante have been heating up the Good Life with tropical rhythms month in and month out, so you can be sure things'll get steamy.

21+, $5



Thursday May 16, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

10:00pm EDT

Elements presents Wilkinson

One of the darlings of the drum and bass world, Wilkinson has spent the last few years “trying to get as much bass and volume into a tune” as he can. So far, 2013 has seen the release of the huge EP Take You Higher / Crunch and the give-away track “Blender Bass,” which was made by sampling a literal blender. No really, he released a video showing how he made it. It's nuts. Boston's longest-running dnb party Elements has brought the man in to show you how it's done along with opener Lenore.

Check out the Facebook event here

19+, $10

 



Thursday May 16, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Phoenix Landing 512 Massachusetts Ave, Boston, MA 02139
 
Friday, May 17
 

12:00pm EDT

Discussion: Polar Seltzer presents: Does Genre Matter?

Genre. Who needs it? With the rapid acceleration of musical culture, the old paradigms of "House" or "Trance" or even "Rock and Roll" are starting to fade into a dymannic mishmash of sound and fury. When a distinct new style rolls around, it's named (say, "Trap") then widely disseminated and quickly replaced. It's confusing, confounding and perhaps contradictory. Music is music. Or is it? Some of the musicians visiitng Together--and some local favorites--appear and discuss why they make what they make and if, in fact, it matters what we call it.


Speakers
avatar for Peter O'Karma

Peter O'Karma

Peter O’Karma is a lawyer by day and a DJ by night. As DJ Esq he has managed Good Karma DJs, playing to nearly any type of occasion, from weddings to private events to, of course, nightclubs. As an educator, Pete has also been a part of a Malden after-school program teaching young... Read More →

Artists
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Eartha Harris

As a closet industrial synthpop producer from 1994-2005, deep house/drum & bass DJ, downtempo dub yoga-music enthusiast, psytrance/progressive house lover, and live keyboardist for Psylab (a band that plays every electronic genre under the sun) Eartha knows genres, and subgenres... Read More →
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Leah McFly

DJ Leah McFly is a multiple-time best of Boston award winning DJ. She sort of owns.
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Rewrote

Rewrote rolls with the M|O|D crew, playing Friday night at the Paradise. Get tix here: http://is.gd/loudpvcktix They are going to wreck the place!


Friday May 17, 2013 12:00pm - 1:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

12:30pm EDT

Screening: Sneaker Museum presents Style Wars

To sneakerheads, there's nothing in the world more exciting or beautiful than a rare pair of sneakers. Many sneakerheads own literally hundreds of pairs of shoes, sometimes obsessing over one brand or series, other times moving unpredictably through the entire spectrum of athletic wear. Boston's Sneaker Museum is celebrating a full year of business by presenting Style Wars, the 1983 documentary on hip-hop culture. It's a fascinating look at the development of a culture while it was happening, with all the graffiti, rap, and of course, more than a few pristine pairs of Jordans. 

all ages, $9 students and MFA members, $11 others

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/mfastyle


Friday May 17, 2013 12:30pm - 2:30pm EDT
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

1:00pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Ableton Demo: Live 9 w/ Ben Cantil

Ableton Live 9 Suite is the next generation of all-in-one music production and performance solutions.  In this workshop, we will learn about converting audio to MIDI notes to take radical new approaches to writing and remixing.  In the process of producing some quick music we'll take a look at all the new Live 9 plugins and instrument expansions.  We will also cover some basic performance techniques, making a performance in to a sequence and a sequence in to a performance again, while to know the new Live 9 automation concepts.  

 


Speakers

Friday May 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

3:00pm EDT

Ableton Demo: Push w/ Loudon Sterns

Berklee Associate Professor and Ableton Live Certified Trainer Loudon Stearns will present live performance techniques with Ableton Live 9 and Push. Join Loudon as he breaks down one of his live sets which includes a custom Max 4 Live image sampler that synchronizes with his musical performance. At the end of the workshop you can download the Max patch to use in your own performances.


Speakers

Friday May 17, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

Ableton Demo: Max for Live & Audio Reactive Visuals w/ Synnack & 0xf8

Musical innovators have always sought new ways of making unique, personal sounds. Today's most creative computer musicians are pushing the boundaries with Max for Live, turning Ableton Live into their own customized instrument. Together 2013 hosts a unique lecture and demonstration of Ableton's "Max for Live" by Clint Sand and video collaborator, Jennifer McClain. Clint is the creator and host of the largest free Max for Live device sharing platform at Maxforlive.com and is an Ableton sponsored artist (see Electronic Polymath: http://www.ableton.com/clint-sand) who performs under the name "synnack". The session will cover the basic use of Max for Live for beginners, as well as a demonstration of more advanced Max for Live integration with a custom VJ system written in Max/Jitter for more experienced users. Following the set, McClain and Sand will present a a full technical breakdown and discussion of how the audio/visual demonstration was made. Every device, every patch, exposed.        


Speakers

Friday May 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

Discussion: Can't Knock the Hustle-Econ 101 for the Independent Musician

Is anyone making rent off of independent music? If the artist's aren't, who is? More importantly, how are they doing it? Keeping in mind various types of privilege based on class, race, gender, and disability, we'll aim to discuss the ways in which independent artists and industry professionals have or have not made money, and why or why not. Where does money come from—licensing your single to Arby's for their new ad campaign? Touring non-stop for three months? Selling branded USB sticks? What are the structural problems that make financial security impossible for independent musicians? We will discuss the relationship between independent music and the looming presence of the marketing world, the troubled distinction between “independent” and “commercial,” and the ways in which artists have successfully turned creative success into cash.



Friday May 17, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:00pm EDT

Ableton Demo: Taming Basslines in Ableton Live 9 w/ Leon J

Have you ever felt that your original production sounds cluttered or muddy?  Have you ever fought to get your bass sounds to play nicely together in your mixdown? Join Ableton Certified Trainer and Slam Academy instructor Leon J for a crash course in sculpting audio.  Learn how to take control of your basslines using new mixing & mastering tools in Ableton's Live 9 software and leave the mud behind!                  


Speakers

Friday May 17, 2013 5:00pm - 6:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Ableton Seminar: Advanced Sound Design in Ableton Live w/ Wiggz

Instructor Wigbert Caro aka Moduloktopus shows us the infitinte possiblities behind Ableton's unique way to blend sounds together out of basic instruments, MIDI, and audio effects to create mindblowing and complex sounds and flexible tools. Ranging from FX, Drum racks, editing tricks, and advanced sampling, learn how to piece together Ableton elements in a whole new way to create your unique voice in electronic music. 


Speakers

Friday May 17, 2013 6:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

Presentation and Meet Up: Music 2.0

After the Music 2.0 events in 20102011, and 2012, we're doing something a little different this year, holding Music 2.0 during the fantastic Together Festival. 10 minute presentations by music-related companies will introduce you to the future of the industry.

For the full scope of this event, please visit and RSVP via EventBrite: http://music2-2013-eorg.eventbrite.com/


Friday May 17, 2013 6:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Together Center 328 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Turbo Recordings Showcase w/ Duke Dumont, Nautiluss, Bordello and Doctor Jeep

Between Boiler Room sets, Resident Advisor podcasts, and releases by every slightly eccentric artist you've ever heard of, Turbo Recordings has seriously got the goods this year. Tiga's own label, Turbo boasts a roster of badasses including Boys Noize, Azari & III, Chromeo, Seth Troxler, and like a billion other people you ought to be listening to. Tonight they're holding down the Middle East for an entire evening of amazing music with Duke Dumont, Nautiluss, Bordello, and Doctor Jeep.

Although Duke Dumont has only been making original productions for a year, he's no stranger to the music world. For five years he was The Guy for remixes, being tapped by people like Bat for Lashes, Santigold, and Lily Allen. Since then, he's been spitting fire: “Street Walker.” “Thunder Clap”, and “The Giver” are all from this year. House music is alive and well.

As for Nautiluss, it would be hard to think of a producer whose work is more exciting right now. Resident Advisor, Beatport, and every other blog you can think of have already recognized his two EPs and he's winning awards all over the place. XLR8R practically hasn't talked about anyone else since 2011. See him before he finishes conquering the world.

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/turbotix




Friday May 17, 2013 7:00pm - 7:00pm EDT
Together Central Stage 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:00pm EDT

Creative Coders Meet-Up: Music Edition

The past decade has witnessed a rise of a new kind of artist who wields code rather than traditional tools, who builds processes as much as outcomes, who believes that the best way to creatively co-exist with machines is to ensure that they are extensions of ourselves. Boston Creative Coders is a monthly gathering of such artists. We are deliberately open-minded about media and technology. We work with screens, projections, sound, sculpture, light, and social interaction.  We're deeply interested in art generated by computer and algorithmic processes.  We're also not afraid to put our computers down and explore ideas of connection, repetition, and exploration of systems offline. Connect with us online via the Boston Creative Coders google group.

Mark Feldmeier: 16-bit audio on 8-bit microcontrollers
Mark has been designing synthesizers for over 15 years.  Originally he was obsessed with purely analog circuits - the kind you'd find buried beneath the wood grain of a modular cabinent, or under the silvery case of the infamous TB-303.  But, with the advent of easy to use microcontroller tools, he switched focus to explore the possibilities of this infinitely reconfigurable platform.  In 2010 he formed an educational website, Open Music Labs, to document and share his experience of learning.

Noura Howell and Matt Tytel: The Making of an Indie Plugin
The duo of Howell and Tytel will talk about the making of the LittleLFO Reason Plugin and show us what this little thing can do.


Speakers
MF

Mark Feldmeier

Mark has been designing synthesizers for over 15 years. Originally he was obsessed with purely analog circuits - the kind you'd find buried beneath the wood grain of a modular cabinent, or under the silvery case of the infamous TB-303. But, with the advent of easy to use microcontroller... Read More →


Friday May 17, 2013 7:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

7:30pm EDT

Spectacle: Acoustica Electronica (1st set)

There isn't a lot of “audience participation” in the world of electronic dance parties, unless you count when a DJ occasionally crowd-surfs. The fourth wall has remained as solid as ever. You know where the performer is, and you know where the audience is. Not so at Acoustica Electronica, which is less an electronic dance party than it is an immersive artistic dance environment. The performers will hit on you, appear behind your back, drop from the ceiling, and be more or less everywhere except the stage (and sometimes on the stage), all to a live soundtrack that combines EDM with bits of classical and jazz.

all ages, $25 dance floor, $50 VIP

Tickets: http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/acousticaelectronica-presented-touch-performance-art

 


Friday May 17, 2013 7:30pm - 9:30pm EDT
Oberon 2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138

8:00pm EDT

Crossroads presents LOUDPVCK w/ M|O|D

So there's this thing called trap music happening, which is actually two different things: one a minimal style of Southern hip-hop (like A$AP Rocky), the other an EDM movement (Like Flosstradamus). These dudes, LOUDPVCK, have their feet in both worlds. As hip-hop producers they're well-versed in the original conception of trap as a rap movement, but now they're out stretching the boundaries of EDM and making the floors shake. They're also local boys, having met at Berklee, so it should be no surprise that they're sharing the stage with Boston powerhouse M|O|D. 

18+, $15

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/loudpvcktix




Friday May 17, 2013 8:00pm - 11:00pm EDT
Paradise 969 Commonwealth Ave, Boston, MA 02115

9:00pm EDT

Interzoning presents Black Marble, Avoxblue, Ruby Ridge and Impersonator

Interzoning, the local party dedicated to electronic/avant music, is not known for doing things the normal way. It seems appropriate then that they would be the ones to bring in coldwave duo, Black Marble, who sound like what would happen if you dragged Duran Duran through the coldness of space and told it you couldn't be with it anymore. They're going to be supported by avant-pop residents Avoxblue, Ruby Ridge, and Impersonator.

18+, $10

 



Friday May 17, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
PA's Lounge 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville, MA

9:00pm EDT

DJ Night: Spectral Rehab

There's no need for experimental music to be no fun. That's the attitude of Spectral Rehab, the DJ partnership of John Twells and Ian Lawrence. Their music certainly reflects a strange sensibility – you'll spend a lot of time trying to find the one, or wondering where exactly a certain whooshing sound came from – but there are also familiar elements involved that keep your head bobbing. You can expect bits of techno, reggae, hip-hop, and everything else, in addition to a bit of straight-up weirdness.

21+, free

 



Friday May 17, 2013 9:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
River Gods 125 River St, Cambridge, MA 02139

10:00pm EDT

Bassic presents Distance

Distance, Moldy, & Dabu

21+, $10

 



Friday May 17, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111

10:00pm EDT

Futured presents Art Department

Much like disco, from which it sprang, house music seems forever to be fighting rumors of its own collapse, and – again like disco – those rumors prove time and again to be entirely unfounded. Toronto's Art Department are proving themselves as a group ready to carry the house music torch into 2013.

In part, Art Department's success can be attributed to patience, a fundamental of house music in its classic form. However, if the ideas stick around for awhile, they're constantly playing with delays, and filters to keep things moving. And having Seth Troxler on a track always makes things a little more fun. Local hero Tamer Malki opens. Bijou better get ready.

21+, $20

 




Friday May 17, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Bijou 51 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

10:00pm EDT

Soundscape presents Agoria

In the past 15 years, Agoria has distinguished himself in the world of electronic music by how far he is willing to stretch himself. As a DJ, he pulled in elements from jazz, classical, house, and techno, and in addition to performing, producing, and running a label, he's now a successful visual artist, having worked with fashion label Courrèges, Virginia artist Kid A, and debuted his audio-visual spectacular FORMS.
Much as Agoria's sound has developed over the years, it's also maintained the same deep-house-and-techno focus on smoothly building tension and making you dance all night long. Go dance to things you never thought possible, brought to you by the Grammy Award winning production studio, Soundscape.

21+, $15




Friday May 17, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Naga 450 Massachusetts Ave Cambridge, MA 02139

10:00pm EDT

Case & Point and Voltran

What started as a conversation between two longtime friends over a glass of whisky, has quickly transformed into something very real.   In the first six months of their partnership, Case & Point made a huge splash in the dance music scene with their bootleg remixes of Radiohead, Icona Pop, Miike Snow, and the xx, all charting on HypeMachine, and garnering over one million plays collectively. Their signature sound of combining thick and heavy basslines layered with prime-time ‘hands in the air’ riffs and lush synth lines applied with a tastemaker's touch has quickly attracted tens of thousands of followers and the attention of industry heavyweights like Laidback Luke, Tommie Sunshine, and Terravita. Looking forward, 2013 is shaping up to be a massive year for the duo, with an EP out on Lazy Rich's Big Fish Recordings, an official remix of Bingo Players, an official remix of Doctor P’s huge track, Bulletproof featuring Eva Simons, which already hit #1 on the HypeMachine popular chart, as well as forthcoming remix for Jesse Marco. No artist is too big for Case & Point to strip down and reinvent for dance floors across the globe... as long as the room is big enough to hold it.  

http://caseandpoint.eventbrite.com/

Free with RSVP before 11:30pm $10 reduced admission with RSVP after 11:30pm

Without RSVP: $15



Friday May 17, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
Gypsy Bar 116 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02108

10:00pm EDT

Boyfriends Presents DJ Rod Thomas

A party billed as “for boys who like boys”, Boyfriends is heavy on indie and 90′s house making it the perfect host for UK-based musician Rod Thomas. Known to many as Bright Light Bright Light, Thomas incorporates elements of nu-disco, synthpop, and house into his productions. His 2012 release Make Me Believe In Hope recieved positive reviews from music critics and bloggers and was featured on BBC Radio 1. He’s toured with Ellie Goulding and Scissor Sisters in the past and has collaborated with The Invisible Men, Andy Chatterly, and Del Marquis. Join him and Resident DJ Brent Covington at the Milky Way Lounge in Jamaica Plain for one of Boston’s best gay dance nights.

21+, $7

 



Friday May 17, 2013 10:00pm - Saturday May 18, 2013 1:00am EDT
Milky Way 284 Amory St, Boston, MA 02130

10:30pm EDT

Spectacle: Acoustica Electronica (2nd set)

There isn't a lot of “audience participation” in the world of electronic dance parties, unless you count when a DJ occasionally crowd-surfs. The fourth wall has remained as solid as ever. You know where the performer is, and you know where the audience is. Not so at Acoustica Electronica, which is less an electronic dance party than it is an immersive artistic dance environment. The performers will hit on you, appear behind your back, drop from the ceiling, and be more or less everywhere except the stage (and sometimes on the stage), all to a live soundtrack that combines EDM with bits of classical and jazz.

all ages, $25 dance floor, $50 VIP

TICKETS: http://www.americanrepertorytheater.org/events/show/acousticaelectronica-presented-touch-performance-art


Friday May 17, 2013 10:30pm - 10:30pm EDT
Oberon 2 Arrow St, Cambridge, MA 02138
 
Saturday, May 18
 

1:00am EDT

Rise Presents the Official Turbo Showcase After-Party with Zombie Nation, Baltimoroder and GMGN

Even for the casual EDM listener, it shouldn't be surprising that Zombie Nation is associated with dirty, ravey techno, even if most people also associate him with the Bruins. Since his 1999 smash-hit "Kernkraft 400," Zombie Nation has evolved his dance floor-ready tracks, favoring uptempo bass-heavy productions and vintage analog synths. Few artists are as synonymous with infectious, frenetic dance music as this guy is, and being a Berliner, he's well accustomed to rocking a party until 9am. Don't miss it when he brings that expertise to Rise, the only place in Boston where you can do that.

all ages, $15 members, $25 guests

http://www.riseclub.us/event-detail/zombie-nation/




Saturday May 18, 2013 1:00am - 1:00am EDT
Rise 306 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

1:00pm EDT

Traktor Workshop

Interested in learning more about Traktor DJ software? Come get your hands on the latest Traktor hardware and chat with Eric Levine, Field Marketing Specialist with Native Instruments. Topics will focus around Mmmmaven's DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor class including using DJ controllers and mapping, beat grids and sync, the benefits to using DJ software and how you can bring your set to the next level.


Speakers

Saturday May 18, 2013 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

2:00pm EDT

Screening: Wrong by Mr. Oizo

It's no secret that Mr. Oizo is kind of a weird dude. What kind of person makes an entire full-length film about a killer tire? Literally, a tire that rolls around killing people. Seriously. He made that movie. It's called Rubber. It's about a tire. Returning to wacked-out form, Mr. Oizo has made a new film, Wrong, which has a human protagonist, but is just as strange. Ostensibly about a man looking for his lost dog, Wrong features a lot of the kind of bizarre playfulness Rubber had. Offices in which it's perpetually raining, mysterious replacement of trees, etc. It's weird, but it's really fun. Plus, Mr. Oizo did the soundtrack, so it's going to be bassy.

all ages, $9 students and MFA members, $11 others

 


Saturday May 18, 2013 2:00pm - 2:30pm EDT
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

2:00pm EDT

Demonstration: Internal Mode

Throw away your controllers! An in-depth overview of DJ-ing exclusively using Serato's Internal Mode. Approximately 1 hour covering keyboard shortcuts, key combinations, & other hidden tricks of using your keyboard to DJ.


Speakers
avatar for Erik Pearson

Erik Pearson

Erik Pearson is one of Boston’s most well-respected DJs. Having won awards such as the Boston Music Award for Best DJ, Pearson is impossibly nimble in the mix, able to go from tempo to tempo and versed in mosts genres: from Reggaeton to Drum and Bass to House music. As a performer... Read More →


Saturday May 18, 2013 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

4:00pm EDT

Logic: Deconstruction of a Track and Workflow

In this workshop Boston-based producers, Blake Harper and Kerry Leva, will deconstruct a track they recently produced together with Logic Pro.  They will show you some of their production techniques and also discuss their creative workflow, a area where many aspiring producers struggle.  Blake and Kerry will provide their own strategies and tips on how to overcome creative roadblocks so you can finish your track and get it ready for release.



Saturday May 18, 2013 4:00pm - 5:30pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

5:30pm EDT

MMMMAVEN Project Open House

Come by to hang out, learn more about classes, and play around with the equipment. Featuring DJ 101 & 102, Ableton Production & Performance, DJ 201: Advanced DJing w/ Traktor, and Intro to Ableton (Teen Program). 

Free



Saturday May 18, 2013 5:30pm - 9:00pm EDT
MMMMAVEN 614 Mass Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

6:00pm EDT

ODYSSEY 617 presents SOME LIKE IT HOTT 11 w/ Jacques Renault

Odyssey 617 is proud to invite you to Some Like It Hott 11 (Together Edition) with Jacques Renault 

THE CAST:

JACQUES RENAULT: NYC (Rekids, DFA, Hand of God, Cabin Fever)

Producer and DJ, Jacques Renault, was a post-punk Washington D.C. native who moved to Chicago in 1997 to continue his studies of viola, but in turn got a serious education in dance music. Tapping into the well established Drum n' Bass scene, he held a residency at Smart Bar and became a buyer at the legendary Gramaphone Records. This broad, raw exposure to House music lead him straight back to the classics of Disco and to it's heart, New York City, where he landed in 2002 . His distinct sound and ability to gage his audience has made Jacques a stand-out amongst his peers in the elite, international sphere of electronic music. He has performed everywhere from the Guggenheim's Art After Dark event to Berlin's Rio Club - even gracing the pages of Paper Magazine's 2007 Beautiful People. Recently voted as Best NYC DJ for Paper's Night Life Awards, Jacques has held residencies at New York's famed venues Happy Ending and Tribeca Grand while currently hosting a 205 Club party showcasing an impressive line-up of weekly guest DJs. Along with friends at DFA Records, Jacques is pushing the disco conscious sweep into the new dance-punk scene. With his edits, original tracks and collaborative project RUNAWAY he has released music on internationally acclaimed New York labels Italians Do It Better, Editions Disco, and Wurst Edits while having EP's slated for Brennan Green's Chinatown, Cosmo Vitelli's I'm A Cliché, Radio Slave's Rekids and the new internet only label RCRD LBL. As well as getting coveted spots on the Glimmers' Eskimo mix and the Lindstrom and Prins Thomas BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix, Mr. Renault appears regularly on Beats In Space, EVR and contributes a weekly show, Runaway Disco, to VIVA Radio.

CASEROC: 

(Never Say Never, Some Like it Hott) Boston

RANDY DESHAIES: 

(Re:Set) Boston

MR. DERELOID: 

(A/V Club, Foundation) Portland

MARK INGRAM:

(Re:Set, Never Say Never) Scotland/Boston

BRENDEN WESLEY: 

(Gallery, Social Studies) Boston

STUDEBAKER HAWK: 

(Rumba Psicodelica) Boston

ALAN MANZI: 

(Odyssey 617, MiN, Some Like It Hott) North Cambridge

21+, $10

 



Saturday May 18, 2013 6:00pm - Sunday May 19, 2013 1:00am EDT
Lily Pad 1353 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

8:00pm EDT

8:00pm EDT

Zomby with opening sets from Distal, Rizzla b2b Blk Adonis b2b Dev/Null

As his masked ninja persona suggests, Zomby is something of a mysterious character. Known primarily for his spooky, melancholic brand of dubstep, he also infuses his sound with Jungle and Rave, making him one of the least predictable guys around. His new album, With Love, comes out soon, and the first track “Soliloquy” is already spreading his unique vibe all over the net. Joining him is Distal, who'll be dropping bass music all over the spectrum of tempos. If dancing can be eerie, it's gonna be eerie.

18+, $15

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/zombytix

 



Saturday May 18, 2013 8:00pm - Sunday May 19, 2013 12:00am EDT
Together Central Stage 472 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139

9:00pm EDT

Controversy at Ramrod

If you're not already familiar with the ecstatic world of ball culture and voguing, you need to get onto YouTube and check that out. Or even better, get down to Ramrod for Controversy, Nathaniel Bluhm's latest party, which brings the tradition to life here in Boston. Here's what you're likely to see: adrenaline-packed drag/dance/catwalk competitions which include elements of breakdancing, striptease and just plain insanity. Also a lot of whooping and some really great music. Where could it possibly be other than Ramrod? Be prepared to twerk.

21+, free

 



Saturday May 18, 2013 9:00pm - 9:00pm EDT
Machine 1254 Boylston Street, Boston, MA 02115

9:00pm EDT

Don't Ask Don't Tell presents LE1F

Some artists you struggle to fill write even a short blog post about. Others are all over the Internet and there's still new things to say. Le1f is one of the latter. He's a ballet dancer, a fashion designer, a producer, a rapper, and a constant tweeter. Dude went viral about a year ago with “Wut” and has continued to bang out tunes one after another, releasing his second mixtape in as many years back back in February. Make no mistake, however many dance-rap artists there may be in the world, Le1f is different from all of them. The way he whips his hair around would be enough by itself. He's here thanks to Boston's love advocates Don't Ask Don't Tell, so bring all your good vibes.

21+, $12

 




Saturday May 18, 2013 9:00pm - 10:15pm EDT
Great Scott 1222 Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA 02134

9:00pm EDT

Crossroads presents: Gold Panda w/ Voices of Black (Live!)

In a post-dubstep age, when half the world is still working to get as much bass into their mixes as possible, it can be a relief to know that Gold Panda is out there, dousing his productions in treble.
Music is a journey, and Gold Panda's music is a trip through exotic locales – India, China, Neverland, the aether – at the pace of a glimmering cartoon faerie pulling you by the hand across the sky. As you can imagine, the live performance of such an artist tends to be an experimental affair, but when “You” comes on, be prepared to let go.

18+, $15

 




Saturday May 18, 2013 9:00pm - 11:30pm EDT
Brighton Music Hall 158 Brighton Ave, Allston, MA 02134

10:00pm EDT

Sweet Shop w/ Mathew Jonson (Live!)

Sounding as fresh as he does, If he weren't a familiar name, you would never know that Mathew Jonson has been producing albums in more or less the same style for over 10 years. Present on pretty much every label you've ever considered traveling to another country to visit (Sub Static, Perlon, Kompakt, etc), he's a a master of quick-moving analog melodies over aetherial backgrounds. The result is something catchy and dancey but also other-worldly, like a disco filled with unicorns and fire spirits. This also means that he's able to flirt with many different genres while never losing his own sound. Come hear a legend, courtesy of Boston's dance haven, Sweet Shop.

21+, $10

 



Saturday May 18, 2013 10:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
Good Life 28 Kingston St, Boston, MA 02111
 
Sunday, May 19
 

1:00am EDT

Popof w/ Mike Swells and Ryan Obermiller

When you think of Popof you think of rave. As a former member of the artist collective, Heretik System, he's toured all over Europe, well before starting out on his own. These days, he's a believer in traditional techno, who's remixed the likes of Moby, Depeche Mode, Chemical Brothers, Moby, Booka Shade, Vitalic, and Tiga, while adding a bit of his own tech-house flavor. Between him and Mike Swells, there'll be plenty of dance to go around.

$15 members $25 guests

http://www.riseclub.us/event-detail/popof/




Sunday May 19, 2013 1:00am - 6:00am EDT
Rise 306 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116

12:00pm EDT

Screening: We Are Modeselektor

Modeselektor. What can you say about Modeselektor? They're gods of minimal and maximal techno. They blow the roof off of giant 5000 person festivals and small warehouse rooms alike. They've been at it for 15 years and soon they'll have another album out under their collaboration with Apparat. They're all of those things, but they're also really sweet dudes who clearly love hanging out with each other. We Are Modeselektor chronicles the duo's rise to their current status as legends, starting way back at the reunification of Germany and the warehouse rave days, going all the way to the present. It's a story of art in a time of politics and a story of friendship. And – let's not forget – a story of really badass techno.

all ages, $9 students and MFA members, $11 others

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/mfamodeselektor


Sunday May 19, 2013 12:00pm - 12:30pm EDT
Museum of Fine Arts 465 Huntington Ave Boston, MA 02115

2:00pm EDT

Dancing On The Charles presents: Crew Love Boston BBQ

Tanner Ross & Slow Hands (live)
No Regular Play (live)
Soul Clap
Wolf + Lamb
DJ Kon
+ Special Guests ;)

Cambridge's favorite outdoor party is finally back and we're hosting the first Crew Love event in Boston as the Together Festival's official closing party!

21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+ 21+

Promo support from Together Fest, Futured & Re:Set Boston

21+, $20

TICKETS --> http://is.gd/dotc13



Sunday May 19, 2013 2:00pm - 10:00pm EDT
ROWES WHARF

10:00pm EDT

Boston 8Bit, League Podcast & Together Fest Present: RYGAR II: RAGNAR

An 8Bit celebration of all bits 1-8 (Together Fest Come-Down). 21+, Free


Sunday May 19, 2013 10:00pm - 10:30pm EDT
Zuzu 474 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139