Friday, August 28, 2009

SAT 8/29: "One Night Band" (or 8 Bands)

I was in the middle of whipping up a Saturday preview post when I wrote too much about this show. More to come...


One Night Band
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

I have nothing but respect and admiration for the folks at Boston Band Crush. They have a very impressive site with lots of detailed posts about the local music scene, but they may be insane.

It's a pretty crazy musical experiment that they're putting together -- Take 40 musicians, split them into 8 new bands, and give them 12 hours to put 3 originals and 1 cover together.

On the bright side, BBC has gathered some of the most solid musicians in town. It's so hard to resolve my desires to be comprehensive and succinct. Listing everyone isn't helpful, and some of these people have been in dozens of bands. These are some of the bands that represented:

Aloud, The Lights Out, Diamond Mines, MeandJoanCollins, Apple Betty, Girls Guns and Glory, Ad Frank, The Fatal Flaw, The Rudds, Logan 5 & The Runners, Muy Cansado, Count Zero, Static of the Gods, The New Alibis, The SnowLeopards, St. Helena, Campaign for Real-Time, The New Collisions, Sidewalk Driver, The Motion Sick, Brendan Boogie, and mandolin master Jimmy Ryan
It should be lots of fresh flavors as if you're making a suicide soda of Boston rock. There's bound to be many levels of success and failure.

I think the flops may end up being the most interesting sets. There may even be some friendly competition as someone (jokingly?) told The Phoenix they hope to see some tough times for the guys from The Luxury.

You can even buy discounted advance tickets with no fee via PayPal.

Proceeds benefit Zumix, a youth music program based in Eastie. A Zumix band is opening the night at 8:30pm, followed by mad-musical-scientist monsters of rock.

I predict that one of these bands will stick together!


Anonymous said...

Suicide soda...wasn't that a song by Quick Fix?

rob v said...

I'm not sure. Maybe one of the Quick Fix guys will google their old band name, and they can comment here...

Ashley Willard said...

Why yes, we are insane. Thanks for the write-up!

-Ashley / Boston Band Crush