Tuesday, February 10, 2009

TUES 2/10: Music Experiment, Comedy, Dance

Rob Crean Show
Okay, a couple items below have been listed before -- but recurring shows give you a better chance to go and enjoy.

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TUES 2/10

7pm
Jed Speare & Grizzler: "Comprovisation Informance"
at AXIOM gallery, Green Street T, ground floor level, about 150 Green St, Jamaica Plain
$7 suggested donation

I like improvisational, experimental music as much as the next guy -- if not more -- but I sometimes hesitate promoting such shows for fear there's no context to anchor it in one's mind. A discussion/musical experiment (Comprovisation Informance = composition + improvisation + conversation) seems to provide a better "wow" opportunity; you might not know what exactly happened, but "Wow, that was pretty cool anyway." Saxophonist Dave Gross is the mastermind behind Grizzler, a group with about 15 members. As I understand it, sound artist Jed Speare is going to lead a discussion about the nature of improvisational music, and Grizzler is going to provide the soundtrack by listening to what the audience is saying.

TUES 2/10

9:30pm
The Rob Crean Show
w/ Ahmed Bharoocha, MC Mr. Napkins, Andy Ofiesh, Thick Shakes
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

It's a comedy show in the format of variety/talk show. Imagine a late-night talk show with various sketches, interviews, video shorts, performances, and a "humorous take on the news" segment. Now imagine it being funny...

Andy Ofiesh is the creator of the Naked Comedy Showcase, a monthly show at Improv Boston, which sounds like exactly what it is. Who knows if Andy is performing au naturel tonight, but we can hope for some clothes. I'm a fan of MC Mr. Napkins and his hilarious nerdcore raps. Thick Shakes will rock you, rock you for sure.

Members of the Anderson Comedy troupe will probably perform as well.

TUES 2/10

10pm
Ice Cream Social
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / $5 dressed up in 50's gear / 18+

This looks like a fun change of pace from the typical dance night around town that I previously noticed. It's a '50s and '60s dance party with couple of contemporary DJ's Chris Devlin (Spank Rock / BBC Soundsystem)and E-Marce (Throwed). There's also going to be live set from a really good power-pop band from Portland, The Leftovers. Sounds like they would really kill with Fifties/Sixties covers (along with some originals).

You might have stuff in your closet to look like the "fifties", look for tips here and here.

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