Greetings! This is E. Stephen taking advantage of the seasonally-appropriate frigid weather, to finally start writing out the narrative I’ve been verbally repeating for the past two years. So, for the benefit of those who don’t already know it, here’s the story of Katrina and me and…

Torrent Engine 18 Kickstarter booty just came in #empiresnafu

Old Boston Firehouse to become art space: Torrent Engine 18 by Katherine Bergeron — Kickstarter

A couple of friends of mine are trying to kickstart a new artspace called Torrent Engine 18 to continue the tradition of Pan9, which fostered the growth of The Dresden Dolls and a thriving underground art/performance scene in Boston. Since Pan9 burned down a few years ago, there hasn’t been a central focal point for the scene.

Katherine Bergeron (a.k.a. Katrina Galore - you may have seen her in The Slutcracker and other burlesque performances in Boston), and E. Stephen Frederick (curator of The Empire S.N.A.F.U. Restoration Project - check the photos) have bought an old firehouse, and are putting a lot of love and sweat into this renovation project.


Chalkboard with 30 years accumulation of tape adhesive. Better than a Mark Rothko.