Tuesday, September 22, 2009

TUES 9/22: American, Australian, Uruguayan, Thai

Did anyone go to RiverSing on Sunday? I walked by before they started, but today is really the equinox.


TUES 9/22

Cassavettes (7pm), Mia Dyson (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Cassavettes and Mia have already played two Tuesdays in September; they’ll two more after tonight.

From gig to gig, I've Cassavettes hit multiple points on the roots-to-rock meter. Who knows what mood they'll be in, but the room size suggests they'll be in an easygoing alt-country groove tonight.

For some reason, I haven't paid attention to Mia Dyson despite she's been playing loads of local gigs. It turns out Dyson has a beautifully husky voice, and she writes meaningful songs that complement her bluesy delivery so well. There must be a good story lurking since she's originally from Australia where she won the equivalent of a Grammy in '05. We should catch her solo performances while she's still hanging around town.

TUES 9/22

8pm to Midnight
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Uruguayan man of jazz guitar, Beledo, brings his Latin flavor to Boston for the night. The home country is well represented in the locally-based backing band that include pianist Nando Michelin and his son Tiago on percusssion.

When I first saw this, I thought there would be free samples of the Uruguayan wine. I'd pay to taste a difficult-to-find wine. (I'm guessing it's difficult-to-find.)

My new attitude about the drink prices at the Beehive is that I'm listening to the music for free, so I'll pretend those extra dollars are part of the cover charge,

Two great ways to experience a culture is through music and booze.

TUES 9/22

"Ong Bak 2: The Beginning": Screening
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
FREE w/ Flyer

The “Ong Bak” movies are the chance for Muay Thai martial arts to get their due. The first one was pretty kickass, and I have no doubt the sequel delivers. Colin Geddes from Toronto Film Festival said:

A departure from the stunt-based action featured in Jaa's previous roles, "Ong Bak 2" focuses on close-contact combat with fists, feet, swords and knives.

Heavy on action and minimal in exposition, this affectionate nod to older martial-arts films fulfills the promise of jaw-dropping fight scenes.

However, no other film will deliver horse chases, crocodile wrestling, swordplay, explosions, elephant stampedes and dozens of thrilling displays of arcane martial arts.
Print the PDF flyer to admit 2 martial-arts movie fans.

"Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis and is NOT guaranteed."

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