Monday, November 17, 2008

MON 11/17: Much Music Monday

Lemuria and Gordon Gano's Army, at Great Scott
Hey, folks. It's musical Monday. I like this flyer too.


MON 11/17

Tom Morello: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

Am not a big fan of the The Nightwatchman as a solo acoustic act, but it's heartfelt revolutionary music from Tom Morello. He ripped my head off with the first Rage Against the Machine album, and kept on ripping it up beyond that. So you can see him play a few tunes tonight.

MON 11/17

Aindrias de Staic
The Burren, 247 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

It was a small group of people that experienced Aindrias de Staic at The Lily Pad last week. I think most people didn't know how to react -- Is this guy acting? Or is this real? -- especially in a liquor-free space. (Good thing that I didn't bring a flask; all 10 people would've noticed including the proprietor sitting next to me.)

He did perform his show "Around the World on 80 Quid". Originally conceived to be a screenplay, this show has been a big hit at festivals in Edinburgh, Melbourne, and New Zealand. It was a hilarious and touching story about roaming the globe looking for satisfaction of the soul. It's a musical journey filled with all sorts of misadventures -- and a running joke of being stereotyped as an Irishman and a pub-style fiddler.

I sensed there was a lot of truth in the story, but it's hard to tell trough the tall tales. You get the feeling that the wild ball of Black Irish hippie-gypsy energy running around the stage (and the globe) truly is an open-hearted adventurer who makes the most of his foibles, as well as making friends wherever he goes.

I laughed my ass off and sang along without a drop of booze at hand. I can imagine it'll rowdy 90 minutes (or so) tonight!

MON 11/17

Brett Rosenberg
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Super guitarist Brett Rosenberg rocked Boston for several years, mainly in The Rudds and his own various projects. Now he's spreading the musical wealth around Nashville, but he's released a new CD and hitting the road. Sure, there's a bit of Nashville that's crept into his sound, but the witty lyrics and great sense of songmanship is still there. Brett will play solo but promises "solo-electric mayhem, special guests, Robert Palmer obscurities, and all-around good vibes." I suspect his Rudd-mate John Powhida might join in the fun and possibly Figgs/etc Mike Gent.

MON 11/17

Lemuria, Gordon Gano's Army, The Serious Geniuses, The Fake Boys
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Sooner or later, you're going to love Lemuria so why not make it sooner? This Buffalo band is rightfully making fans with a ear-friendly brand of driving, fuzzy rock; a little bit like Husker Du with melodic female vocals. They're known for excellent live shows too. As a Violent Femmes fans, I was already behind Gordon Gano's Army before I heard a note. It's sloppy slice of British pop-punk, but I love this stuff when it's done with this amount of charm. The Serious Geniuses rock it with a bit of indie-noisiness, and The Fake Boys are going to give you high-octane local punk.


Anonymous said...

this show was absolute quality. i love the fake boys and lemuria, serious genious and gordan gano's army were pleasent suprises too

rob v said...


Thanks for checking in, Ryan.