Saturday, November 29, 2008

SUN 11/30: Folk, Rock, Ska, Art

Medicine Wheel
I'm pretty sure that more people read this blog than the Boston Globe, but there's a mention in the Sunday edition. Welcome to my little slice of cheapness! Hope you eventually see something you like.

For the regulars, maybe this extra scrutiny will make me ship up. You might still get a tardy weekly list. (I even have a few ideas that I haven't done yet that might happen soon...)


SUN 11/30

Julie Dougherty and others
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Julie Dougherty has been folking around for decades; there are touches of jazz influence (think Joni), and she does have a lovely voice. Julie is performing with a band. Soulful songstress Erinn Brown (and band) are going to do a short set, and perhaps other artists as well.

SUN 11/30

Keys to the Streets of Fear, Night Trees, Magic Magic
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre Street, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

The Milky Way is the best place to be on a Sunday night when you don't care how tired you are on Monday morning. Almost every week there are some amazing, edgy bands to check out.

If you read "savage-rock punkers", I'm not buying it. Lately the music is bluesy, mood rock. Sounds pretty good to me! (And they're usually sharp dressers, nice touch...) Night Trees ruminate around in a minor-key cloud of psychedelic fuzz. On the other hand, Magic Magic is a relatively sunny blast of chamber-pop.

SUN 11/30

Guns Of Navarone
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

It's not difficult that a bunch of whiteys from Worcester could fall in love with ska and early reggae. It sounds pretty good, but sometimes I'm less convinced by the singer who sings as if he's from Jamaica. Sometimes it sounds fine, other times not so much. If you're in the mood for a Sunday night dance party, this is the show for you. They play the deep tracks, and there's a lot of love for the music.

SUN 11/30 to MON 12/1

Midnight to Midnight
Medicine Wheel
at Cyclorama, Boston Center for the Arts, 539 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

As you may know, MON 12/1 is "World AIDS Day". The Medicine Wheel is annual installation in remembrance of those who've lived and died with AIDS, and it centers around 36 shrine-like pedestals arranged in a circle with different designs and various items left by visitors over the years. Every year, it changes slightly with a different theme; it's the Paper Project this year.

I've been there once before, and it's a heavy experience. It's dimly lit, and most people are respectfully quiet, but there are periodic performances. It's a quite a special experience.

Note: this starts at midnight on Sunday, and goes 24 hours throughout Monday.

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