Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WED 5/28: Free & Cheap Music, JFK Forum, & "FiLmprov"

The Submarines are back in Boston tonight
One Statement on the Nature of Free Stuff:
Free entertainment is sometimes the exhilaration of experiencing something that you would've paid to attend. Sometimes it's the chance to go see something you wouldn't ever pay for -- or so you think. Every now and then you'll discover something you really love but didn't know it. Many times, it's a good laugh even though it's not that great.


WED 5/28

FiLmprov: "Eight: Infinity On Its Side"
at Dudley House, Lehman House, Cambridge (Harvard Yard)

I can't tell you what you'll think about FiLmprov. The assurance I can give you is that the filmmaker, the musicians (some of Aardvark Jazz Orchestra), and poets are all very accomplished. I think it'll be interesting, stimulating, humorous, and/or exciting. (Yes, exciting.) If you don't enjoy this, then you probably won't like any performances of experimental film with poetry and improvised jazz. The site says one of the films will be accompanied by a poem and Bach Goldberg Variation #25 on piano.

WED 5/28

Two Loons For Tea
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

This quirky pop duo from Seattle are doing a free set before the Dennis Brennan Band residency ($5).

WED 5/28

The Submarines, Headlights, Nat Baldwin
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

John Dragonetti and Blake Hazard of the The Submarines could have happily stayed in Boston, but they moved to LA a few years ago and split up romantically. They still make beautiful power-pop together as heard on their new CD. Headlights aren't shabby either, and Nat Baldwin might just show up from NH joined only by his vocals and big ol' bass.

WED 5/28

5:30pm to 7pm
"An Evening with Ted Sorensen": Panel Discussion
at JFK Presidential Library, Columbia Point, Boston (UMass Boston campus)

When I saw this guy was a close advisor, I thought, "Whoa, he's still alive?!" (No offense to anyone in that age group!) Sorenson began working with "Senator" Kennedy in '53 and continued through the beginning of the Johnson administration. Decades after ghost-writing "Profiles in Courage", he's finally written his memoirs.

Tonight's discussion should be especially interesting with scheduled participants from the Kennedy administration: Robert McNamara, Carl Kaysen, Lee C. White, and others. It looks like you can still register for this event here.

WED 5/28

Zox, The Sterns
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
FREE w/ RSVP/ 21+

My friends at Going are offering another free show along with Miller Lite. There might be other free options tonight; but I listened to a little Zox, and they offer a lot of variety. Adult pop-rock fans will enjoy their dabbling in different styles and instrumental touches. And I really like The Sterns.

It doesn't hurt to RSVP and register on Going -- it looks like you can still RSVP for this too, but it's first-come up to club capacity.

Going recently changed their look/interface, so you might want to take a look again. The last time I checked, you could control the amount of email you get from Going to the point rarely getting anything from the site.

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