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Boston Decompression

This is the home of Boston Decompression!  Here you will find the latest updates and info on the decompression event as well as opportunities and ways in which you can get involved!



Decompression 2014 - Save the Date!

Saturday November 8th, 2014 at "Who's On First?"

Save the DateWe are very excited to announce that the date and venue for the 2014 Boston Decompression event have been determined, so please mark your calendars and SAVE the DATE! 2014 Boston Decompression will be held on Saturday November 8th, 2014, and we will be returning to the wonderful venue that has played host to the last two Boston Decompression events, "Who's On First?" in the Fenway neighborhood of Boston.


"Who's On First?" has been one of the most cooperative venues our Decompression Planning Committee has ever worked with. Along with having a great rapport with their staff, the venue's willingness to accommodate so many of our needs and their ability to grow the space with us as our event itself has grown makes them an ideal choice for this years Decompression event.


Although the date and venue have been determined, there are still many important planning decisions that need to be made and a number of planning roles and responsibilities that need to be filled. Boston Decompression is a completely volunteer driven event, and we are currently in need of a few more volunteers in this planning phase. If you are interested in having a role in planning this year's event please email us and let us know what aspect of Decompression planning you want to work on here:

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There is a planning meeting scheduled for the near future where many more decisions about the event are to be made and we would love to have any new planning volunteers involved and in attendance at the meeting, so please let us know about your interest in helping now!



2014 Decompression Planning Committee

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


2013 Music Schedule Released!

Music performances at Subterranean

// Inside Club Stage:

07:00 - 08:00 - valiscariot
08:00 - 08:45 - Honey Circuit with Bones and Roses Side Show
08:45 - 09:00 - *band changeover*
09:00 - 09:45 - Psylab
09:45 - 10:00 - *band changeover*
10:00 - 11:00 - geishacomplex
11:00 - 11:15 - *band changeover*
11:15 - 12:00 - Scuba (five piece funk/soul/world/jazz/groove band)
12:00 - 01:00 - Gary Carlow
01:00 - 02:00 - DJ Havok (New York)

// Subterranean Garage Stage:

08:00 - 09:00 - Funktor (San Francisco)
09:00 - 10:00 - cosinezero
10:00 - 11:00 - dontnormally
11:00 - 12:00 - Jeff Misson
12:00 - 01:00 - Keith Mattar

Written by: FiG Categories: Music


Bringing Art? Fill Out the Questionnaire!

ATTENTION ALL ARTISTS: Are you planning on bringing work to Subterranean? If you have yet to do so, make sure you fill out our Art Questionnaire ASAP. This is particularly important in determining placement AND in letting us no whether or not you will need assistance in transporting your piece to the venue.

Fill out form HERE: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dEphSHlpTzdRUGNmQlZCMVUwcDEzNnc6MA#gid=2

Written by: FiG Categories: Participate


Call For Music Submissions Closes Today!

2013 Submissions close Thursday 9/19 at 6:00 pm EST

Attention bands, DJs and music performers: Want to play Subterranean: Boston Decompression 2013? Send us your submission no later than 6PM EST on THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 19th to be considered for this massively awesome underground utopia. 
We will need:
1) Your contact info (name + email) and where you are from
2) Band/DJ/Performer name
3) Gear setup requirements
4) A link to an online mix or release (i.e., SoundCloud, MixCloud). WE CANNOT TAKE ANY SUBMISSIONS WITHOUT A DEMO. 

Fig + Nick Binary
2013 Music Crew

Written by: FiG


2013 Boston Decompression Tickets Now on Sale!

Ticket sales for Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean are now LIVE!  Please follow the Eventbrite link and buy your tickets now!


*** Buy tickets here: https://bostondecompression2013.eventbrite.com/ ***


Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 7:00 PM - Sunday, September 29, 2013 at 2:00 AM (EDT)

Who's On First
19 Yawkey Way 
Boston, MA 02215

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement


Subterranean Logo!

Subterranean Logo!

This awesome logo contribution was created by local artists Andrea Huber and Alyce Currier!

Reminder:  Tickets will be going on sale at 9pm tonight!  Check back here, the home of Boston Decompression, for the link to get your tickets!

Written by: FiG


Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

Call for Participation

Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

Go underground for Boston Decompression 2013: Subterranean

Travel to Fenway, Boston’s very own urban lagoon and crawl into the radically-playafied Who’s On First on September 28 @ 7PM.

Swing through the catacombs of your mind. We’re taking over the bar, alley, AND the underground garage for more interactive art, music, and underworld fun than ever before. Bring your talents and creations to this Subterranean soiree—we’re looking for all sorts of participants itching to emerge from just beneath the surface.


Art, Video & Projections

Contact (Michael Dewberry, Terry Dovidio)

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Contact (Fig, Nick Binary)

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Special Projects & Deco

Decom-related experiential projects, venue deco, and image collection

Contact: Jen Hill, Tawny Love, Terry

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Interested in helping with setup, teardown, or greeting smiling faces?


Contact (Jenn Z, Doug, Abbie)

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Contact Melinda

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Looking to dig up some information?

Information Desk

Contact Terry and Eve

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Boston Decompression 2013



Who’s On First

19 Yawkey Way


MBTA: Kenmore Square


September  28th , 2013 @ 7pm
Ticketing information will be announced shortly.

Written by: Tawny Love Categories: Participate, Organization, Announcement


Boston Decompression 2013 Date and Venue Set!

Saturday September 28th, at "Who's On First"

Boston Decompression 2013 Date and Venue Set!

It's official! The date for Boston Decompression 2013 has been set: Saturday September 28th.

We will be returning to "Who's On First" on Yawkey Way in Boston, the wonderful site of Decompression 2012.  We are excited to return to such a great venue, and even more excited to have secured access and use of the adjacent underground parking garage. Utilizing this space for additional art and decom activity will double the amount of available space outside of the club!

So mark your calendars! More details along with ways that you can get involve will be following shortly.

Get excited!

Written by: FiG Categories: Announcement