Friday, October 23, 2009

FRI 10/23: Beverages, Soul, Rock, Funk

Umm... This would have been up sooner, but the pilots on my flight missed the airport because they were arguing...

As I mentioned yesterday, you still have a chance to win tix to Big D and the Kids Table at the Paradise next week.

I think more weekend cheapness info will be coming.


FRI 10/23 through SUN 11/1

11am to 3pm
Diet Coke Pop-Up Kitchen
at 144 Tremont St, Boston (Boston Common)

I don't drink Diet Coke, but I know most people do.

It's difficult to say what is going on -- besides a soft drink promotion. If you're nearby, enjoy a free sample (with a free snack pairing?). You'll find giveaways, contests, activities, etc.

FRI 10/23

"Dancing in the Street: Motown, Music and Politics": Lecture & Performance
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)

Prof. Suzanne Smith (George Mason) explores the politics behind soul music of the '60s. Maybe "Dancing in the Streets" is a call to action -- or maybe it IS just a party song.

You're likely to listen to Motown songs with a deeper appreciation, and you'll hear a bunch of them after the lecture when Berklee Motown Ensemble gets down.

FRI 10/23

Where The Land Meets The Sea, Git Some, Talk Modern, Prize Country
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

There is a whalloping amount of rock in this line-up. Where The Land Meets The Sea are hitting the road, so catch their modern, keyboard-laden rock and send them off.

Conversely Git Some and Prize Country are spreading Denver and Oregon rock (respectively), and this is in-your-face stuff. Show them we know how to rock.

I like Talk Modern too.

FRI 10/23

The Dennis Brennan Quatro
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville

I doubt there has ever been anyone who thought they didn't get their money's worth at a Dennis Brennan show. Firstly, the cover is never high. Secondly, Dennis and whoever's playing with him always whip up rootsy-rock with gusto and verve. This guy keeps getting better and is not slowing down. We're lucky to have Dennis Brennan playing around town.

FRI 10/23

Iyeoka & The Rock By Funk Tribe
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S. Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain

Hey, JP. Isn't it good to still have a bar with free live music that's not too far from the old Milky Way? The Alchemist usually has something interesting every night.

Iyeoka and her tribe seem to like it there. They are going to get funky and beautiful for a while, and you know the lyrics from an acclaimed slam poet are exceptional. We'll see if Iyeoka stays a bit mellow tonight, because she's appearing at the Boston Book Festival tomorrow at 11am.

(And there's still jazz at Costello's, right?)

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