Friday, October 16, 2009

FRI 10/16: Art, Cars, Music

Reverse had the best flyer of the night
I appreciate the T for taking me around for $59 per month, but it sucks for all sorts of reasons including just stopping for longish periods of time. (Friggin' red line...)

I still like my chances to get more cheapness out today.

So I went to the New Alliance open house last night. Movers & Shakers sounded great. I missed most of The Cold Beat since I was hanging out, but I liked what I heard after walking through the wrong door and ending up standing behind the band...

It was good times all around; I especially liked when someone thought I was an undercover cop.


FRI 10/16 to SUN 10/18

Noon to 8pm
"Kia Soul Collective"
at Artists for Humanity, 100 W. 2nd Street, Boston (Southie) [PDF map]

If only the weather cooperated, this could be super-excellent weekend. It can still be damn good with the Fort Point open studios and related stuff like this art/music/car-promotion.

I don't know anything about this car, but you can take a test drive and get a pair of tickets to Sunday's performance by The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart. The rest of the performances are free.

FRI 10/16:

Here We Go Magic (6:30pm), White Rabbits (7:15pm)
SAT 10/17:
Boy Crisis (6pm), The Antlers (7pm)
SUN 10/18:
The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart (8pm)

FRI 10/16 to SUN 10/18

11am to 6pm
(Friday: 4pm to 7pm)
Annual Fort Point Open Studios
all around Fort Point (South Boston/Seaport)

Some of the artist studios are open tonight, a bunch of artists are still in Fort Point and you can see it (the art) for yourself.

There's the Kia thing (see above)... There's an arty party tonight with a DJ (and probably free vodka drinks) from 5pm to 9pm...

FRI 10/16

Andrew Hoover
at Borders, 255 Grossman Dr, Braintree

Hey, people in Braintree (and the vicinity) who love soulful singer-songwriter types: check out Andrew Hoover before you do whatever else tonight.

It's good stuff, and he's opening for Sister Hazel at the Paradise on WED 10/21. If you go tonight, you could win tickets to the show...

FRI 10/16

Reverse, Old Jack, Populace, Gaslight Revival
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)

It's difficult to get my original impressions about Reverse out of my head, because it was so damn good. They're still doing good stuff, but it's not the same as that original heavy riffing. Definitely something to listen and hear. You also have the soul-infused rock of Old Jack and the rootsy Gaslight Revival.

Do you know how hard it is to find a website for a band named "Populace"?

FRI 10/16

Brownout, Mmoss, Babydriver
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
$7 / 21+

Franky, I'm shocked this show is actually happening at the new Milky Way. I guess we won't really know until it's happened, but how does a horn-heavy Latin/funk band from Austin end up playing a cheap show in JP? Brownout is an offshoot of Grupo Fantasma, and they've jammed with Prince (and other musical heavyweights) on more than one occasion.

Local indie-rock bands open. Yes, this will be awesome.

FRI 10/16

Televandals, Have Nots, Side Effects, Six String Bullets, Burning Streets
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

Televandals could be the next big band out of Boston for grafting electro and punk together in a exciting, delicious way. It's going to be a punk party all night long.

FRI 10/16

Youth Group (Midnight), The States (11pm), The Honors (10pm), Leo Blais (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Believe it or not, I'd probably go to this show loads of tuneful, modern rock. I've seen Youth Group perform, and they've got great songs. (They're really nice guys from Australia too.) The States have a lot going on in their sound that I'd like to hear live. The Honors and Leo Blais are really friggin' good.

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