Thursday, September 03, 2009

THUR 9/3: Film & Pop/Rock/Punk

Wednesday was a fun night of hot sake, beer, pub trivia for me -- so I'll keep it brief before it gets much later.

Someone sent me a link for some coupons to use at the 99. I didn't realize they had so many locations outside of Mass...


THUR 9/3

"An American in Paris": Screening
at Hatch Shell, Storrow Dr, Boston (Charles River Esplanade)

If free classical concerts weren't enough the Boston Landmarks Orchestra is presenting 3 Thursdays of musical movies at the Hatch Shell.

Some people may prefer Fred Astaire, but Gene Kelly was an amazing dancer and he seemed masculine in a way that a hetero kid could feel comfortable with old-school dance. While he's best remembered for "Singing in the Rain", this is a masterpiece.

THUR 9/10: "Rigoletto" (w/ Luciano Pavarotti)
THUR 9/17: "Sleeping Beauty" (w/ Rudolf Nureyev)

THUR 9/3

Tigercity, Lifestyle, Mystery Roar, Emeen Z Band
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

When I first heard about Tigercity last year, Rolling Stone had recently gave them some praise on their dancey pop-rock. There is truly a large BeeGees influence and the like. Lifestyle has post-new-wave vibe, and Mystery Roar is a bunch of rockers doing their disco thing. I happen to really like the sweet powerpop stylings of Emeen Z Band.

THUR 9/3

Titus Andronicus, The So So Glos, Yoni Gordon & The Goods
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

Titus Andronicus is doing pretty well. Looking at previous C.T.B. posts, I noticed they played the Milky Way in February, Great Scott in June, and now they're headlining at Harpers Ferry. Their increasing popularity is understandable; this is really loud, raucous, straightforward rock and they put on a great live show.

The So So Glos are a band of brothers who recall early-era punk with a snotty charm and sloppy energy. Yoni Gordon & The Goods remind me of the vigorous, song-driven rock a la Ted Leo or Elvis Costello (when he was hungry).

THUR 9/3

The Murder, Wicked Whiskey, Calamity
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$5 / 21+

The Murder offer a brand of classic Boston punk with catchy, in-your-face tunes and plenty of devil-may-care. If you can't tell by the flyer above, it's going to be a rip-roaring time that includes the punkabilly/pyschobilly rockisms of Wicked Whiskey and Calamity.

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