Monday, March 31, 2008

MON 3/31: "Four Stories" & A Song

Four Stories, Enormous Room 7pm to 9pm
"Four Stories": Scott Heim, Alison Lobron, John Sedgwick, Laura Van den Berg
at The Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I think there are quite a few good Monday options on the weekly list, this would be the only thing I'd add for cheap entertainment. Not exactly –thrilling—but you can hear a four readings while enjoying some food and drinks. It's a night to check out the (tiny) Enormous Room without the usual dance/lounge crowd.

Tonight's theme is "Now You See Me, Now You Don't: Tales of Appearing & Disappearing". I assume Scott Heim will read from his new novel, "We Dissapear", not a feel-good story. Maybe John Sedgwick will read a chapter from his recent book, "In My Blood", about his eccentric family including stories about his cousin and Warhol-scenester Edie.

Bell X1
Song of the Day:
Bell X1, "Rocky Took A Lover"

For a couple years, there's been some articles that predicted Irish-rockers Bell X1 would be the next Coldplay/Snow Patrol to make it big in the States. I have a feeling that their moment has passed, but it doesn't stop them from making some good music. The track burbles and rolls with cool, little keyboard hook. Their vocalist thankfully sings, instead of whining or bleating, about a fantasy about a homeless guy having a rendezvous.

You can find a download here.

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