Thursday, January 29, 2009

THUR 1/29: T-Shirt Art & Music

Being brief today, so I can kick butt and get the Weekly List out tomorrow...


THUR 1/29

"Beyond the Fluff & Fold": Opening Reception
Feat: Burtonwood & Holmes, Ben Colebrook, Aaron Krach, J. Morrison, Dave Ortega, Dan Rollman
at Art Institute of Boston Gallery, University Hall, 1815 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

People can wear t-shirts to make a statement about themselves or to spread an image -- or they might just look good in it. T-shirts are the canvass for the 7 artists in this show. This is a place to see some pretty cool shirts, and they're for sale. From my quick look, I know some shirts by these artists run between $10 and $25. And it's art!

Exhibit runs through SAT 2/28

THUR 1/29

"Influenza": Aloud (11:30pm), Thick As Thieves (10:15pm), The Motion Sick (9pm)
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

This is going to be a sick show, and not because of the flu. This is the first of a monthly series where bands will play sets where half of the songs are covers by artists that have influenced them. Get it? Influenced, Influenza...

This is especially sick, because Aloud and The Motion Sick are two of my favorite bands; Thick As Thieves sounds pretty good too. This going to be a rock spectacular! As far as I could see, none of the bands have spilled what songs they're going to do, but The Motion Sick gave clues on their blog.

I also wrote a full post for Bostonist.

THUR 1/29

Guggenheim Grotto
$5 / 21+

The Blizzard Of '78, Scarce (acoustic), Eddie Japan
$8 / 21+

at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)

Dang! Decisions, decisions... Either show is good...

This looks like the last Thursday at Lizard Lounge for Guggenheim Grotto. The late show is pretty kick-ass too. The Blizzard of 78 released a new CD last month, and it sounds leaner and meaner. Chick & Joyce from Scarce are going to open with an acoustic set. I haven't heard of Eddie Japan before, but it's definitely worth staying to hear this impressively developed pop.

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