Saturday, November 28, 2009

SUN 11/29: Film, Punk

Well, there's not much cheapness going on today. You could roam around for free or consider a couple early diversions.


SUN 11/29

1:40pm to 3:40pm
New Japanese Cinema: "Cyborg She"
at Remis Auditorium, Museum of Fine Arts, 465 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)
$10 / $8 seniors, students

In the last week or so, the MFA has shown five recent Japanese films. The final in the program already gives away one of the plot points in the title. From the trailer, I'd describe it as "Terminator" meets "Amelie". In a quirky romantic comedy with a dash of sci-fi, a man sends a beautiful female cyborg to give a warning to his past self. She protects him, they "fall in love", they argue, and I'll let you guess the rest.

SUN 11/29

Red Invasion, The Murder, The Spoilers, The Egos
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / All Ages

Early Sunday all-ages punk shows do not get any better than this. I haven't paid enough attention to Red Invasion, but I saw them play at the DMZ reunion show last year, and they're young guys whoo play genuine kick-ass early punk with a glam tip. They've got good songs, charisma, passion, and they rip it up.

The Murder are soldiers in the Boston punk army fighting the good fight as it should be: loud and fast and raw with catchy, in-your-face tunes and plenty of devil-may-care attitude. The Spoilers don't mess around either, and the female fronted vocals add a really good melodic element (and I'll say it, I like the sassiness). The thick-reverb gothy garage-punk of The Egos brings another flavor to the party.

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