Tuesday, March 11, 2008

TUES 3/11: Something Youngish, Something Oldish

Bootie Boston, Middlesex Lounge, 3/11
There are already some good options below but, hey -- this is a blog, not an email -- I can add events to offer some extra choices here and there. Maybe some people are looking for updates...


TUES 3/11

9pm to 1am
Bootie Boston Kickoff Party
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Central Sq & MIT)
FREE / 21+

I admit it. I have a soft spot for mash-ups. I enjoy hearing the result of melding songs together to create something new and cool, yet familiar. I don't how this is going to be different from dj BC & Lenlow's Mash Ave nights except Middlesex has more dance room than The Independent -- and they're now affiliated with the larger Bootie organization that has outposts in other major cities. Since it's the Boston kickoff party, there are guest DJs ATOM and DJ Noelle and live mashup singer Katie Enlow (performing sometime before midnight).

The first 50 people also get a free Bootie CD. If it's the Best of '07 mix, you'll find stuff like "Tender Umbrella (Rihanna vs. General Public)", "Sympathy For Teen Spirit (Rolling Stones vs. Queen vs. Nirvana)", "Detox (Amy Winehouse vs. Britney Spears)", and "Illiterate City (Jackson 5 vs. Guns N' Roses)".

TUES 3/11

6pm to 7:30pm
"Born Before Plastic": Reading & Book Signing
at Borders Books, 511 Boylston St, Boston Back Bay

Grub Street is a non-profit writing center that offers many worthwhile workshops & events. They assisted the City of Boston with the Memoir Project by assisting some of our more seasoned citizens to write their recollections of their neighborhoods from North End to Roxbury and points in between. Mayor Menino will be on hand to make some introductory remarks, and some of the authors will share stories with the group. Discussion and refreshments will follow.

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