Sunday, August 10, 2008

SUN 8/10: Acoustic Punk, Ukrainian Songstress, Original Post-Rock, Folk

Well, I'm back, I'm not in the mood to really go through last week's aborted list to write some witty stuff. If you feel like getting out tonight, there's plenty of quality music.

(Maybe I'll do a Monday-Tuesday post before the morning, but I RSVP'ed for the 10pm Doctor Who screening at the Brattle...)


SUN 8/10

Far From Finished, Mark Lind & the Unloved, Death and Taxes, The Glow
at Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville (Inman Sq)

Since it's an all-acoustic show, I get the feeling that it might actually start at 9pm. It looks like Far From Finished is on their way to being a big deal, so think about it if you like the thought of seeing them do an acoustic show in a divey local club.

SUN 8/10

Alina Simone, Tonearm, Eugene Mirman
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Listening to Alina Simone is a joy; so wonderful to hear someone make fresh, interesting song with sparse arrangements. I guess she and Eugene Mirman are longtime friends, because they might both be Ukrainians who lived in Boston and now live in NYC. Apparently the very funny Mirman is hosting the show. Moscow-born Tonearm is also performing.

SUN 8/10

Cul De Sac, Boy Without God, Generation RX
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Whoa, this show should be pretty friggin' interesting too. Am not familiar with Cul De Sac, but it seems there's some evidence the term "post-rock" was coined to describe this Boston band back in the early 90's. Boy Without God is a good songwriter and a really nice guy. Generation RX sound like intense people...

SUN 8/10

Chris Wilhelm
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain

More free music in JP from fine folk-guy, Chris Wilhelm. Really honest, from-the-heart stuff.

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