Friday, November 27, 2009

FRI 11/27: Rock, Comedy, Film

I feel so logy after overdoing it yesterday. I'll do my best to get weekend stuff up.

If you feel like going out tonight, there is some indoor cheapness. Macy's was going to light their Xmas tree, but I bet there won't be any hoopla tonight.


FRI 11/27

Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears (Midnight), The Black Hollies (11pm), Joe Turner & the Seven Levels (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Why couldn't Bryan Scary & The Shredding Tears have played at the International Pop Overthrow last week? These guys create superb powerpop that remind me of Sloan, Jellyfish, and even Queen at some points. The lyrics are interesting as well.

Kudos to The Black Hollies for picking a name that matches their music so well. What is surely a tip of the hat to the swinging British pop, they twist it just slightly that makes it sound completely different (and maybe claiming they're more soulful than the original Hollies). It's like listening to a high-fidelity recording of '60s classics that you've never heard before.

Joe Turner & the Seven Levels will get the mojo flowing with his "delicious rock shish-kebab".

FRI 11/27

Blood Vessels, Bryan McPherson, Paul & the Strings, Jason Bennett & the Resistance, Lenny Lashley & Friends
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)

I like the approach of this show that mixes punky punk with folky punk to get some variety yet keep a similar spirit. Lenny Lashley of Darkbuster is playing with some 'friends'; it could rock or he could get a little country -- should be damn good whatever they play.

All proceeds benefit the Jimmy Fund/Dana Farber Cancer Institute, so buy some raffle tickets. Okay? Narragansett is 'sponsoring' the night which makes me think that cheap tallboys may be available...

FRI 11/27

Union Square Round Table: "Sings the Body Electric"
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 -- 21+ / $13 -- 18+

These shows almost always get listed, because I generally like the idea of shows with assorted performances to keep things surprising and I specifically laughed a lot when I was there. I didn't even mind being at PA's Lounge... much... It's their "3rd birthday" birthday show, so they could've have a purple dinosaur theme. We'll see how "Singing the Body Electric" works out -- could be Whitman or Serling or both?

The word is that frequent guest Eugene Mirman will be there. (I wonder if anyone has ever said, "Catch Mirmania!")

Usually featuring: Ben Dryer, Chris Braiotta, Nick Branigan, Marian Didio, Keira Horowitz, Caitlin Roy, TD Sidell, Erik P. Kraft, Gretchen Gavett, Katie McCarthy

FRI 11/27 & SAT 11/28

"Planet Of The Apes"
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Some of you may want to catch the original. Personally, I like the wooden acting of Charlton Heston in this film better than Marky Wahlberg's wooden acting in the remake. Overall, it's good sci-fi fun.

The Coolidge Corner Clubhouse is offering some kind of special "including 2-for-1 appetizers" if you show your pre-purchased tickets.

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