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…

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…

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…