Wednesday, May 27, 2009

WED 5/27: Travel Talk, Dog Benefit, Cat Benefit

The question one must ask today is, "Am I a dog person or a cat person?" Two benefits are happening around the corner from each other.

Both shows are stacked with quality music and have similar appeal. You can see about a dozen acts playing short sets (mainly acoustic, based on experience) at the kitty concert. Perhaps you'd prefer to get more exposure to fewer bands and get bigger slices of pop-rock pie.

(I like dogs better than cats.)


WED 5/27

7pm to 8:30pm
"Travel Solo, Travel Smart: An Interactive Workshop for Women Traveling Alone"
at REI, 401 Park Dr, Boston (Fenway)

Seasoned international traveler Leah Moschella offers tips and strategies for women to feel more comfortable traveling abroad. You already know how to knee a guy's jewels; learn the rest.

You may want to call ahead to reserve a spot: 617-236-0746.

WED 5/27

The Toothaches, The Double Stops, Gypsy Cab, Red Quiet, Streight Angular
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$5 / 21+

A "Polk Records Rock and Roll Revival" night. I'm a sucker for the sweet power-pop of The Toothaches. You should give Red Quiet a listen, because that is some interesting stuff, and they supposedly put on a good show.

WED 5/27

Benefit for Kitty Angels
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

There are no clunkers as far as I can tell. The meat of the lineup maybe from The Jeddo Stars and on. Stay for Rick Barton whatever you do.

The Sharp Lads (Midnight), The Russians (11:40pm), The New Alibis (11:20pm), Vulgarrity (11pm), Rick Barton (10:40pm), Bo & Jen of MeandJoanCollins (10:20pm), Jason Dunn (10pm), Caged Heat (9:45pm), Paul Janovitz (9:30pm), Milquetoast (9:15pm), Pete Cassani (9pm), Jeddo Stars (8:50pm), Birds Make Birds (8:40pm), Jeffrey Simmons (8:30pm)

WED 5/27

Little Darling's Pinups for Pitbulls Benefit
Feat: Midatlantic, St. Helena, Silent Century
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Maybe hot chicks like pit bulls for similar reasons that they like tattooed bad boys. These ladies are active in protecting their favorite breeds by raising awareness that pit bulls aren't intrinsically vicious. (I've seen fully grown and totally affectionate pit bulls.)

Besides the bands, two of 2009's calendar girls, Miss Brindle and Jessica Rabbit, will be on hand. I saw the picture and realized I know Miss Brindle; she is a super-awesome person and a real character. I saw another flyer that suggested there may be some free 'Gansett for a while, so it's going to be a damn good time.

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