Monday, May 25, 2009

MON 5/25: Art, Labryinth-Along, Rock, Folk

Happy Memorial Day! Looks like a fine day for a cookout...


10am to 4:45pm
Memorial Day -- Open House
at Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)

One of the MFA's open house days that includes guided tours, family activites, and special events like a coulpe dance performances (10:30am & 3:30pm) and a short-film program (2pm).

Admission to the "Titian, Tintoretto, Veronese: Rivals in Renaissance Venice" exhibition is also free, which is always a good savings on these open house days. It's crowded, but you didn't pay an extra $25 -- but this exhibit is worth it.

MON 5/25

"Labyrinth" Sing-Along
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

I didn't read the book and saw the movie once, which didn't move me at the time. It's difficult for me to do more than let people know about this. If you're interested in an elfin David Bowie, jailbait Jennifer Connelly, and a bunch of muppets you won't recognize -- give it a shot. It might be more amusing with the audience singing along.

Apparently Henri from the Alamo Drafthouse has spent the weekend in Boston to host another program.

MON 5/25

The Horse Latitudes (Midnight), Winterpills (11pm), Alice Austin & The Stark Raving Mad (10pm), Lendway (9pm)
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

Wow, a damn fine show on a Monday night. Maybe you're well-rested or well-hungover. Either way, none of the bands are going to assault your senses. The set times are obviously subject to rock-club time-warp, but those are my best guesses based on available info.

There's not much I feel like saying about Winterpills except they probably make the best melancholy pop since Elliott Smith's "Figure 8". Alice Austin & The Stark Raving Mad are celebrating a CD release, and you might want to bring an extra $10 with you; it's super-catchy indie-rock with a bit of cow-punk stomp. I'm digging Alice Austin's blend of bad-assery and melody.

Lendway sounds like sweeping, spacey rock; if they turned the reverb to 10, they might remind me of My Morning Jacket. Since The Horse Latitudes are named after an album by The Promise Ring, and it sounds as if they didn't like the louder parts of their forebears.

MON 5/25

Tony the Bookie, Ryan Lee Crosby, Raymond Morin
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Three dudes with acoustic guitars, songs, bittersweet experiences, rhapsodic emotions, and maybe more... Lots of good stuff to hear. It's next door to the show above, so it's like getting two for the price of one...

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