Tuesday, November 25, 2008

TUES 11/25: Mostly Free Music (& Some Art)


I guess I'm not in the mood for really loud and noisy rock tonight. Maybe I want to stay calm before Thanksgiving...

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7pm to 9pm
John A Walsh, "Goody's Lament": Art Reception
at Goody Glover's, 50 Salem St, Boston (North End)
FREE

Kudos to Goody Glover's for sticking around a few years. I think two or three bars at that location turned over quickly before Goody's. Maybe they asked John A Walsh to create an illustrated version of the real Goody Glover's story, but he did; and it's hanging upstairs. Walsh will be there tonight, and sadly the exhibit isn't permanent (ends MON 12/1). It's an early tale of Irish persecution in the Colonies. The plaque outside said she was hanged nearby, and that's true if you consider Boston Common close.

No free drinks tonight, but it's something besides music (to keep the list balanced)...

TUES 11/25

9pm
The Sacred Shakers
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE

Supposedly this is the first gig where all 8 members of this big old-time, gospelly country outfit will play together. If that description interests you at all, then you'll love The Sacred Shakers. The group is comprised of some of the best players around. It is beautiful music!

TUES 11/25

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson (11pm), Castanets (10pm), The End Of The World (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9

It's a night of hip, blog-tastic musicians with buzz. Castanets was here last month, and I remarked how cool his new album sounded yet it was a quiet, moody affair. I didn't make it that night to see if he was joined by a band, but he's said the songs will definitely get a full-band reinterpretation tonight. Give Castanets a listen.

Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson is a singer-songwriter-with-a-troubled-past that would also be a good listen if you can't make it tonight, because really good songs are performed splendidly. The End of the World is a Brooklyn band that simply makes great-sounding rock 'n roll that has a bit of a throwback sound because it's so straightforward.

TUES 11/25

10pm
Preacher Jack
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE (feel free to drop something in the basket)

I'm a big fan of Preacher Jack and often say that one should check him out at least once. That's still my position. With his long hair and white beard, he's a contemporary of the original, wild rock 'n roll / boogie-woogie piano-players. Luckily he's from the North Shore and still gets the joints jumping around town.

TUES 11/25

10pm
Brothers McCann
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE

It's not just a gimmick. The two singer/songwriters in the band are brothers. It's the last Tuesday of a month-long residency, so maybe they'll fight...) There's a easygoing, soulful grove to their sound; not as folky/rootsy as many of the other performers at Toad -- if that means anything to you.

1 comment:

Christopher said...

Brothers McCann is coming back for another Residency in Feb at TOAD!!! I am hoping they will fight. Maybe then all those people in the crowd will stop grinning so much.... :)

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