Tuesday, December 02, 2008

TUES 12/2: Beatles Talk, Drawing, Karaoke, Santa Punk

F--- the bells and the donation pot, the real holiday season begins for me when Santas rock out. But we all have our things to do...


TUES 12/2

Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, "Recording The Beatles": Lecture
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Downstairs, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

These guys didn't just read other books about The Beatles. They conducted original interviews and research to put together another very cool book for Beatles fans. Any anecdotes or information about the Fab Four interests me. I bet they might play portions of songs as they discuss what's going on and what instruments & equipment was used.

TUES 12/2

Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Usually on Sunday afternoons, Dr. Sketchy is trying an evening session of the most fun you can have drawing in a (semi-)public place. Wilder and looser than any other art class you've been to. You won't feel so bad about your drawing skills.

A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
If you saw last month's session, "Coquette" of Big Moves will be tonight's model.

They also say, "Feel free to bring dinner with you, or have it delivered!"

TUES 12/2

Live Band Karaoke: Final Night
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
$3 / 21+

I assume regular karaoke will continue on the first Tuesday of the month. If you'd like a chance to sing with "Huevos Rancheros", the band that's been providing a live performance alternative, are hanging up their huevos.

TUES 12/2

"Humbug Shindig"
Feat: The Scrooges, The Men, The Big Disappointments, GreyCatLost
at Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton St, Boston (near Quincy Market/Faneuil Hall)

What seemed like a lark when it began a few years ago has turned into a local yuletide tradition. I think you might need an appreciation of Iggy Pop and The Stooges to enjoy The Scrooges, but maybe you don't. Hard-rocking proto-punkers in Santa suits could be enough for you. (It is for me, but I'm a Stooges fan too.) It's a damn good deal to also get Boston punk from The Men, echo-drenched psychedelic/rockabilly of The Big Disappointments, and some inventive riffy rock from GreyCatLost.

Proceeds from the door wil benefit 826 Boston, a place that supports young writers.

Get there early to enjoy free food of some kind from 7pm to 9pm.

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