Monday, January 12, 2009

MON 1/12: Hair Charity, Film, Blues, Rock



Man, I'm pissed I didn't get this out sooner, but here are some stuff for today/tonight...

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MON 1/12

Noon to 6pm
Locks of Love Cut-a-Thon
at Marc Harris, 125 Broad St, Boston (Financial District)
FREE w/ "donation" of 10" hair or more

Long-haired people can help the less hairy (i.e. sick children) with a few snips of your mop. There's a long list of guidelines for donating hair to Locks of Love, for instance they want at least 10" of hair. Since this place usually charges $25 to $50 for a harcut, I assume they're completely booked today. You could always call to see... (617-443-8633)

MON 1/12

7pm
"The Third Man"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard Street, Brookline
$9 / $6 Child & Senior

This is one of the greatest examples of film noir and really one of the best movie of all time. It's screening as part of Coolidge Corner's 75th anniversary, so it may have been initially shown in the same theater. On the occasions I've watched "The Third Man", I've wondered how Orson Welles felt while making this movie. For a man that was usually the man in charge, he was mainly acting in this well-written, well-paced picture with bold camera angles with classic moments like the speech on the ferris wheel and the chase scene in the sewers of Vienna.

MON 1/12

The White Owls (8pm), The Tim Gearan Band (10:30pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE

The White Owls are killer blues squad that has Dennis Brennan ripping through classic tunes with yet another set of top-notch players. The party keeps on truckin' with roots-rockin' Tim Gearan Band.

MON 1/12

Monique Ortiz (11pm), Pray for Polanski (10pm), A Bit Much (9pm)
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$8

Bassist/singer/force-of-nature Monique Ortiz is ever expanding her sphere of collaborators in all permutations of dark, sensual, moody music. While still playing with AKACOD, she continues to explore the low-end of rock with her new combo that consists of a drummer and another bassist. A good complement to Ortiz, Pray for Polanski breathe some indie-rock air to rockabilly to make some familiar yet modern. While the name "A Bit Much" bugs me just a bit, these are 3 guys who can really play from zeppelin riffitude to surfy strolls to progressive rock jams.

1 comment:

Matt Lax said...

Pray For Polanski just released a superb full length album "The Death of Dennis Patrick Robbins"

You can listen to and download free mp3 tracks off the new Pray For Polanski album at F Nice Records Website

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