Much like my last post, I’ve been vigorously following the Twitter accounts to various magazines such as Marie Claire, Elle, and Vogue. But as of lately, I’ve found myself clicking on Twitter links from Nylon magazine, a pop culture and fashion mag that was brought to my attention last year after featuring Hayley Williams on one of their covers.
As I write this post, I’m listening to Nylon’s newly created “Boston Bike Party” Spotify playlist which includes tracks from prominent female artists such as Beyoncé, Iggy Azalea, and St. Vincent, as well as veterans Aretha Franklin, Joan Jett, and Pat Benatar. And yes, you guessed it. There’s a Boston Bike Party happening tonight, and this playlist is making me wish I was a native of the city.
Nylon created this playlist to go along with one of Boston’s monthly public events. Starting out as a Grassroots movement, Riot Grrrl is empowering women to challenge the sexism that still comes with living in the male-dominated world of today. The movement has teamed up with Boston Bike Party, a monthly group bike riding event, and RAWRbikes, or Really Awesome Women Riding Bikes, to carry out this month’s Riot Grrrl! event, where women can participate in a bike ride and after-party. The event promotes the fact that women can be strong, independent leaders who also “rock hard.”
Tonight’s bike ride began earlier at Copley Square, a public square located in the Back Bay area of Boston. The route lasted one hour and ended up at Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge for the after-party. Right now, it’s only 10:45 p.m. as I write this post, so I’m guessing things are in full swing at the restaurant.
Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge is a popular dining spot that serves a wide range of American, Greek, and Italian foods. I was scoping out their dinner menu and got pretty excited about their “Gourmet Pizza” section. According to their Facebook page, they also “host a wide variety of nightly entertainment and live music.” No wonder Riot Grrl’s after-party is being held there.
I”ll be sure to check out the Boston Bike Party’s Facebook page this week to see photos of the Riot Grrrl event. Nylon magazine’s playlist has me “rocking out” Joan Jett-style and looking for the next available flight to Boston. I’ll have to make my way into the city during one of these upcoming months so I can experience firsthand a group bike riding event. It’s too bad I missed out on the event geared towards female empowerment, but at least I have the playlist to keep me entertained tonight.
I’ll be “shipping up to Boston” soon,