Erin Byers

Making the Band

There's a particular smell that comes from a rock band at 4 in the morning—the smell of too many guys crowded into a small space littered with too many pizza boxes, too many cigarettes, and too many empty beer bottles….

Stealing the Scene

F. Anne Harrell stands proudly beside a massive sheet cake just inside the entrance of the Liquor Store, a newly redesigned nightclub at the edge of the Theater District. It's a Wednesday night and the club is filled with about…

Tipped Off

Boston bars can be tough to crack. But there's a method to the madness. If you often find yourself waiting too long to get the bartender's attention, read on. Rule 1: Pay attention. Sure, it's tough when you're marinated in…

House Warming

For every dinner party, there are at least a dozen potential disasters. And usually one involves a moment of panic: Will this party even happen? That moment occurred at 4 p.m. the day before Gabriel Frasca and Amanda Lydon would…

Work This Way

Jim Pitts wants to open an Ultimate Frisbee hall of fame. He's already built computer devices that now sit in a California museum, volunteered for Shirley Chisholm's presidential campaign when he was in his twenties, and worked at Maynard-based Digital…

Blonde Ambition

On Boston I was in L.A. during the World Series, and I can't tell you how sad I was not to be in Boston. I got so choked up. God, what a great thing to watch. I went berserk. I…