Thursday, December 18, 2008

THUR 12/18: Much Music & Sudan Talk

I really think I can do it tonight/tomorrow. A weekly list will be sent!


THUR 12/18

"Out of Exile": Discussion w/ Franco Majok
at 826 Boston, 3035 Washington St, Roxbury (Egleston Sq)

"Out of Exile" is the next oral history in the "Voice of Witness" series on human rights issues in the U.S. and around the world. Take a little time to hear about the crisis in Sudan as a "feel-good moment" before the holidays... Franco Majok was born in Sudan but lives in Lynn. When he returned for the first time after 23 years, he needed to do something so he's working on building a school in his village.

You'll probably feel more thankful about your life after learning more about the terrible situation in Sudan. It's free, but I get the feeling you'll want to make some kind of donation by the end. (I have another feeling that they'll ask...)

THUR 12/18

7:40pm doors open
Boston Round Robin
at Pozen Center, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (MassArt, enter on Evans Way)

The Baltimore Round Robin came to MassArt earlier in the year, and smart music folks don't have a problem taking good ideas from wherever they come from -- even Baltimore! As mentioned a couple months ago, the idea is to have multiple bands set up on the outside of the room so there is a smooth transition between the bands' 20-minute sets.

Scheduled tonight are a bunch wild local bands that the Weekly Dig described as "Psychedelic Egg Nog": Truman Peyote, Peace & Quiet, Many Mansions, Big Blue Octopus, Guatemala City, Dirt Circuit, Zayde Buti, Moon Climbs the Wall, Fractillian

THUR 12/18

Milquetoast (11pm), Caged Heat (10pm), VulGarrity (9pm), Erin Harpe (8pm)
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I'm guessing no "holiday vibe" here for those who just want to hear damn good music. The highlight is Caged Heat; they've been playing on-and-off over the years, but this is the 10-year reunion line-up that finds bad-ass frontwoman Chilly Kurtz together with saxman extraordinaire Dana Colley. It's going to be a bluesy/rocky affair all night. You'll want to get there early to catch the amazing old-time solo blues guitar stylings of Erin Harpe.

THUR 12/18

"Christmas In The Underground"
Triple Thick (11:30pm), Kermit's Finger (11pm), Jessy & The Jingle Belles (10:30pm), Jay Allen & The Archcriminals (10pm), The Egos (9:30pm), Classic Ruins - acoustic (9pm), Zoig-Ma-Noig (8:30pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

This show is not in the basement; FYI: Thursday nights at Church are called "The Underground." It's a garage/punk holiday party with a one-off(?) all-female Xmas band and a short set from one-man experimental electronic act who's all around town these days, Zoig-Ma-Noig. Santa should be here. Baked goods as well.

THUR 12/18

The Scrooges, Slim Jim & the Mad Cows, The Night Prowlers
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

This is your last chance of '08 to see a bunch of Santas raging through the oeuvre of Iggy and The Stooges. Extra goodies for your musical stockings are heavy metal classics that have been country-fied by Slim Jim & The Mad Cows preceded by AC/DC covers by The Night Prowlers (aka a mix of local metal dudes).

THUR 12/18

Angeline (10pm), Gene Dante & the Future Starlets (11pm), Amber deLaurentis (9pm)
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

Taking the musical cheer down a notch in volume, but your chestnuts will be warm... Listen to the beautiful harmonies Angeline and you'll know what I mean. A batch of soulful song and glam-rock are the bread of the sonic sandwich.

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