For the record, I took advantage of the 'LiveNation's service fee reduction' last Wednesday and I got Decemberists tix for $25 each. The show was excellent last night, and Robyn Hitchcock was a great opener.
WED 6/10 & THUR 6/11
Noon to 8pm
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)
$8 / $4 for children ages 3 to 9
All-you-can-eat ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and/or gelato from Baskin-Robbins, Ben & Jerry's, Breyers, Brigham's Ice Cream, Edy's, Garelick Farms/Gifford's, Häagen-Dazs, HP Hood, Spasso!
Get gluttonous for a good cause. This is a rain or shine event.
7pm to 10pm
"Pride Idol": 2009 Finale
at Club Cafe, 209 Columbus Ave, Boston (South End)
$10 (general admittance)
So I mentioned the auditions a couple weeks ago, and now it's time for the finals where the top 10 contestants will get their chance tonight.
From what I've read, last year's winner Nick Ciaccio will start the show followed by performances from the finalists. DJ Mark Picchotti will spin until the votes are tallied and the top 3 are announced (8:45pm) who will each do another number. Drag performer Bebe will do a set before and after the winner is announced around 10pm.
(There is also a $20 option for a reception at 6pm that includes an "Absolut cocktail sampling".)
Proceeds benefit the Boston Pride Committee.
Joe Lally, Glorytellers, TW Walsh & The Soft Drugs
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+
To paraphrase a "Simpsons" joke: "Do like Fugazi? 'cause we've got one!" I guess fans might enjoy his solo work that sounds muted and angular. Lally is touring with a drummer and guitarist. Since Fugazi probably isn't coming around soon, this is a good chance to pay respects.
Ex-Karate Geoff Farina's new band still gets a little jazzy with some folk tinges in the mellowness; sounds good to me. The Soft Drugs made me feel like Goldilocks when she finds the third bowl of porridge. I immediately loved the catchy songs that aren't too aggressive or too mellow.
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain
I like to see a sassy twist on the usual "pub trivia" night. Perhaps you've seen a TV game show where there are contestants that choose from various categories and have to give their answer in the form of a question?
Host Alexi Tribeca and buzzers and wall of questions await you to reign supreme -- or you can enjoy the action as part of the crowd (where you know every answer)…
Wednesday, June 10, 2009