Summer Concerts

Finally we can put away our jackets and scarfs and take out our shorts and tank tops. Summer is approaching! Staying in Boston this summer has proven to be better than we expected with several great concerts!

earthfest 2014


The 21st annual Earthfest sponsored by Radio 92.9 and Whole Foods takes place on Saturday, May 17th at the Hatch Shell in Boston. Headliners include Neon Trees, The Wailers, Morning Parade, and Smallpools. The purpose of this festival is to raise awareness about different environmental issues affecting the planet. There’ll be several food stands (including healthy treats compliments of Whole Foods), tons of activities for kids (including face painting), and a full day of fun. Better yet, it’s free and open to everyone! The festival begins at 10 in the morning and ends by 5 in the afternoon, so come out and spend the whole day listening to great music and supporting an amazing cause!

Check out Kaskade’s remix of “Lessons in Love” by Neon Trees here featured in Sarah’s 4/9 set on our Spotify Page.

boston callingBoston Calling

Boston Calling Music Festival is a 3 day music festival featuring some of the best and biggest acts in music taking place May 23rd to 25th at City Hall Plaza in Boston. On Friday evening from 6 to 11pm Jack Johnson, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, and Cass Mccombs will all take the stage. Saturday and Sunday will be full days from 12pm in the afternoon to 11pm. Saturday is headlined by Death Cab for Cutie, The Neighborhood, as well as many other great artists. Finally, Sunday is headlined by Modest Mouse, Bastille, Tegan & Sara, as well as several other artists we love. There’ll be delicious food from places such as Chipotle Mexican Grill, Tasty Burger, and Bon Me. Beer and wine will be available in all beer vending areas and VIP sections. All ages are welcome and children under 10 are free.

Tickets are selling out fast so make sure to purchase them here on the event website. 3-day passes, weekend passes (Saturday and Sunday), and Friday passes are all available. Unfortunately, 1 day passes for Saturday or Sunday have sold out. VIP passes are also available.

Check out “Home” by Edward Sharpe and the Magentic Zeros here featured in Rachel’s 4/14 set and “Bad Blood” by Bastille here featured in Elise’s 4/18 set on our Spotify page.

country 2014Country Music Festival

Country Music Festival sponsored by Country 102.5 is going to be one of the biggest country events of the summer taking place on Saturday June 21st at the XFinity Center in Mansfield, MA. The festival is headlined by the Rascall Flats with guest performers Sheryl Crow and Gloriana. Tickets are still available here but selling out extremely fast so make sure to purchase them soon!

on the runOn the Run

The biggest tour of the summer is official! A few weeks ago rumors swirled about Beyonce and Jay-Z, music’s most powerful couple, uniting for a summer tour. Would they come to Boston? Our fingers were crossed! Just a few days ago, the On the Run tour was officially confirmed. 16 tour dates and locations were released across the US with On the Run coming to Foxborough, MA on July 1st at the Gillette Stadium. Pre-sale tickets went on sale this morning for Fan Club members and Chase credit and debit card holders. General tickets are expected to go on sale to the public this Friday and can be purchased here. We highly suggest buying them as soon as you can since every location is likely to sell-out! We know you can’t wait to hear some of the duo’s best collaborations!

Check out the rap duos “Drunk in Love” here featured in Lena’s 4/1 set on our Spotify page.

What’s in your bag?

Have you ever wondered what the staff and instructors of The Handle Bar keep in their gym bags to help them Raise the Bar, on and off the bike? We took a peek inside Erin, Lena, and Rosemary’s bags to check what they pack for a sweat sesh when they hit the Bar!

Our resident Nutritionist, Lena carries all the essentials to catch the beat before, during, and after class. 


Shimano spin shoes – Clipping into the bike and getting after a great work out, Lena always has her spin shoes on her for whenever she’s back on a bike.


Eos lip balm in mint “We can’t stop”…using this amazing lip balm. Eos will leave you with a kiss of freshness post-class and beyond.

Scientific calculator Mental workouts count too! Lena keeps her calculator handy for when she’s breaking a mental sweat

Bastille Dry Shampoo Great for a quick freshen up after a tough class, Lena keeps dry shampoo at the ready when she’s in a rush .

Macbook Lena is ready to start a bumping new playlist or get down to business with schoolwork with her Macbook that’s tucked in her tote.

Erin keeps her bagged stocked with plenty of must-haves to chase the beat in every class. 

erins bag2 Pairs of Lululemon crops- A great pair of workout pants helps Erin keep calm, cool and collected while climbing a steep hill or hitting a sprint.

Moroccan Argan Body Cream Erin keeps her skin fresh and moisturized in-between classes with this luxurious lotion that leaves her skin radiant!

A Handle Bar tank top Erin rocks her Handle Bar colors while raving the Bar in all of her classes- stop in to experience her high-energy class for yourself!

Rose is often found behind the desk at The HB, but the contents of her bag says a lot about her!

rose bag

Kombucha Drink Rose refuels and hydrates with this delicious natural tea, a great way to refresh before or after a yoga class.. (you’ll  find this chick at South Boston Yoga almost daily).

Screen Shot 2013-09-12 at 4.41.39 PMStethoscopeWhile studying to become an RN, Rose knows that the best way to maintain heart health is through exercise—what better way than catching a beat at The Handle Bar?

Maybe next time we’ll take a peak at some of our riders’ gear.. 

What’s in  your bag?

By: MK Hennelly