Hello spring, and hello snow! New England weather always keeps us on our toes.

Houseguests to Move in a New Direction

Houseguests, a pop-punk group from Allston, announced they are disbanding. Following band member Noah Yastrow’s decision to move back to Chicago, Houseguests’ dissolution was an amicable one. The remaining three plan to continue working together under a name and new material, which we’ll hopefully hear soon.

Before they broke up as a band, Houseguests signed with Green Line Records and recorded live sessions of three songs from “A Carnival Game” in January. Although their final live show was on March 19, their newly released video for “Cascading Thoughts” is almost like seeing them in person.

Pop-up Record Store Event to Return to Brighton Music Hall

Do617 is announcing the 2nd Annual Pop-up Record Shop, which will take place on April 16 at the Brighton Music Hall. Started by Do617, the pop-up shop aims to showcase independent labels from New England who focus on vinyl.

Vendors from last year will be returning, and labels such as Seagreen Records, Ocelot Records, and Take This to Heart Records are joining in on the fun this year.

The event is free with a reservation, and goes from 10 AM to 2PM.

Grant Recipients Showcase Work at Club Passim

Grant recipients of the Iguana Music Fund performed on March 14, at Club Passim. The grant goes towards supporting local musicians, and each year gives nearly a total of $45,000 in grants. They have helped fund more than 90 projects since their start in 2008.

For questions on how to apply next year, click here.

Roxbury Youth Orchestra’s Indiegogo Fundraiser a Success

An Indiegogo fundraiser for the Roxbury Youth Orchestra reached its goal to raise $15,000 towards supporting the orchestra. With this amount, the Roxbury Youth Orchestra aims to hire a cello teacher, who they’ve been without since last spring, and two part-time violin and viola teachers to help their growing sections.

In addition, the Roxbury Youth Orchestra has the opportunity to perform in New York City, and meeting their goal allows them to make the trip.

By achieving their donation goals, the Roxbury Youth Orchestra can continue addressing the lack of access to the arts in the inner city.

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