Sunday, October 26, 2008

SUN 10/26: Art, Classical, Goth Pool, Rock, Cabaret Punk

For some reason, I was having technical difficulties yesterday, so I got my drink on and saw Apple Betty & Drug Rug at the MIT Coffeehouse. It was great. Wish you were there... :-)


SUN 10/26

11am to 5pm
Open Studios
at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich St, Boston

There's that building that you can see from the Pike between Jillian's and Mass Ave. It was designed to be an artist's studio building because all the windows offer the north light. As every artist knows that's the best light to create master works of art. I won't explain it to you since I'm a snotty jerk, but one of the friendly artists might tell you about it. I think these open studios are better than a museum -- it's alive and interactive. And you might get 'refreshments' here and there...

SUN 10/26

"The Music of Edwin Geist": Panel Discussion & US Premiere Concert
at Slosberg Auditorium, 415 South St, Waltham (Brandeis campus)

Whenever I learn that Hitler found something to be degenerate, I know it must be wonderful in some way. I don't need to hear a note to know its good. Perhaps Geist might have been a famous 20th-century composer, but he was barred from music gigs in '37 for being half-Jewish. He moved to Lithuania, but that didn't work out. He was killed in a concentration camp in '42, and his wife committed suicide shortly after.

IF you're someone who doesn't want to watch football, you might be inclined to enjoy contemporary classical music. There's a panel discussion at 2pm, a reception at 3:30pm, and a first US performance of Geist music at 4pm.

SUN 10/26

unDead Pool
at Flat Top Johnny's, Bldg 200, 1 Kendall Sq, Cambridge
$3 / 18+

Hang out and play pool with the Goth folks, but tonight's dress code is a bit stricter: zombie/vampire/ghoul. ("No Baggy Jeans, Athletic Wear, Timberlands, Game Jerseys or Baseball Caps".) I get the feeling it might be better than a regular Halloween party, because it's not too far from a usual "Dead Pool"/Xmortis night...

Besides the usual dark wave/industrial DJ music; there will be contests, prizes and candy. The $3 cover includes unlimited billiards for the night, so that's cool.

SUN 10/26

Alec K Redfearn & the Seizures, Micah Blue Smaldone, Manners + Peace Loving
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

The Milky Way Lounge is one of my favorite places besides all of the cool events they have -- like free music every Sunday. It won't be the same when they move in March '09, but it'll still be the same good people in a location that seems to be closer to the T (will try to add a link later).

So it's another interesting night of music with two ambient/chill projects, Manners & Peace Loving, combining forces for something you haven't heard before, but probably reminiscent of an early Brian Eno album... Lots of bitchin' modern/ancient music follows with Micah Blue Smaldone and Alec K Redfearn & the Seizures skipping the 80 (or so) years of music for atypical sounds of the Delta and the Old World. Plus Alec K Redfearn rocks the accordion.

SUN 10/26

Barnicle w/ DJs Michael V & Texas Mike
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

It's friends, fun, and music -- but in no order; I suspect it'll happen at the same time. Tonight is the CD release party for "Friends of B". I like this quote from singer Karen Barnicle, "Every song on this record is a love song -- except I got sick of writing them about boys, so I wrote them for my friends instead." It's peppy rock with high, thin vocals. I think I liked the previous CD better, maybe you'd get into it over 2 sets with DJ's in between. There might be cheap drinks and a free "photobooth". I even read promises of giveaways...

This is a flyer for tonight, but I preferred the cover to their earlier relase. Much sexier than Mike Barnicle, right?

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