Friday, November 28, 2008

FRI 11/28: Punk, Alt-Country, Comedy Plus

Do you think I took my day off to get caught up on "Cheap Thrills"? Well, I did a little bit of CTB work, but I mainly cooked, ate, drank, and laid on the couch. It was a good time... Sorry.


FRI 11/28

The Murder, The Pariah Beat, Punk Blues Revival
at O'Brien’s, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 21+

I really like The Murder, and this could be a pretty cool show overall. The Murder offer a brand of classic Boston punk with catchy, in-your-face tunes and plenty of devil-may-care. For some variety, The Pariah Beat dish up a torrent of punkish gypsy-style acoustic rock. To keep things interesting, their name "Punk Blues Revival" supposedly describes the openers well; I read that they juice up old blues songs.

FRI 11/28

Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles (11:15pm), Girls Guns & Glory (10pm), Mike Macdonald & The Widow Makers (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10, 21+

I'm a big fan of Sarah Borges. On a cursory listen, you might say she's "country", but there's a lot of rock 'n roll. Trust me -- if you like music, you're bound to like Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles. Great voice, kickass band, excellent songs. She puts on a great show too. Girls Guns & Glory may be on alt-country, but they won the Rock 'n Roll Rumble this year. Mike Macdonald & The Widow Makers are dran good band as well.

FRI 11/28

Union Square Round Table " Born Again": 2nd Anniversary
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 -- 21+ / $13 -- 18+

Yep, Union Square Round Table have been making PA's the funniest dive bar for two years -- and hopefully they'll continue their bimonthly smorgasbord of comedy, music, etc. There is usually a theme, and it looks like "born again" might be the link tonight.

Some of the expected performers: Eugene Mirman, Patrick Borelli, Val Kappa, Nick Branigan, Keira Horowitz, Steven Derocher, Marian Didio, Ben Dryer, Caitlin Roy, TD Sidell, Chris Braiotta, Nate Johnson, and Mehran Khaghani.

Shepherdess will be the musical guests.

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