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Being BALR all day, house concert happenings, and the crisis of Curls

June 12, 2019

It was so much fun, we're doing it twice! Austin Arocco and Julie Diorio return to talk more about the upcoming BALRFest 2019 show happening June 29 at Thunder Road. This time, they're bringing friends! Liz Bills of Analog Heart and Susanna Smash of The Skirts, two of the bands on the lineup, join the discussion on being in a female-fronted band and plans for similar shows in the future.

Linda Marks is up next to talk about the upcoming show at City Winery Boston that she'll be performing at, the joy of house concerts, and the many, many musicians she's met over the years.

Author and film producer Sharon Contillo is helping me wrap up the show with a look at her new film, “Curls.” The theme takes aim at the inaccurate portrayal of women and girls in media and advertising. She focused this story on hair because while little girls may not understand or relate to body image, they will relate to their hair.

Playlist (In order of airing)

The Skirts—If You Want To

The Dirty Dottys—Dragonfly

blindspot—All I Am

Linda Marks—Into Your Heart

Linda Marks—Long Long Time

Three At Home—Capsize