Mike Abiuso, guitarist for local Boston alt-cabaret-rock band The Venetia Fair, and owner of SwitchBitch Records and Studios, shared his experiences after the terrifying attack on the Boston Marathon last Monday with Substream Music Press. Though he wasn’t at the grounds of the bomb, he gives his account of events as they unfolded around him, and others close to him.

“My heart went straight to my mouth as I immediately stopped what I was doing to call my mother back. I then had to get in touch with my cousin who goes to Boston University along with members of my band and all the local bands on SwitchBitch Records to be sure that they were ok and somewhere safe.

They were all quite shaken up. Janele of The Wicked was in Boston but she couldn’t talk and was leaving immediately. Our friends in local Boston band Emma Ate the Lion were extremely lucky. They had taken photos hanging out right where one explosion
occurred only moments later.”

Read the full story here: http://www.substreammusicpress.com/home/?p=10736

The Venetia Fair Tour Dates:

5/10/13 The Barn at Rickey’s Farm Vernon, NJ (Benefit for Boston – details coming soon)

5/11/13 Santos Party House New York, NY (w/Koji, Find Vienna, Rising Sons, & special guest TBA)