Friday, December 18, 2009

Sneak Peek: SAT 12/19

Keep your fingers crossed...


SAT 12/19

Boston Santacon
Meet at Purple Shamrock, 1 Union St, Boston (near Faneiul Hall)
End up in Harvard Square
FREE -- Whatever you drink

The best pub crawl for people who have Santa suits. Check out the route, if you want to see the a gang of drunkens Noels.

SAT 12/19

4:30pm to 9pm
Annual Illuminations Tour
at Somerville City Hall, 93 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
Tickets: $10 / $5 -- for 12 and under & 60 and over

Am pretty sure it's sold out, but some tix may be available if you go down to City Hall... (I even tried to tell you about it a couple days ago.)

SAT 12/19

at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

I didn't bother listening to the late band, but Cassavettes rock (in their own rootsy way).

SAT 12/19

8pm to 11pm
3rd Annual "Good Cheer Festival"
Feat: Jason Anderson & Friends
at Nave Gallery, Clarendon Hill Presbyterian Church, 155 Powder House Blvd, Somerville (Teele Sq)
FREE / Donation of canned goods encouraged

This guy lives in Brooklyn but seems to have some serious love for Boston that he comes up for three Christmases in a row to sing holiday tunes, make you sing 'em too, and generally share some positive vibes 'n cookies 'n nog. They'll read some holiday stories ("Gift of the Magi", I hope!) and givae a prize for "best holiday sweater" too.

As Jenny (who told me about this show) says, "It all sounds terribly cheesy, but having been to it last year and seen it myself, it's really quite wonderful and unashamedly cheery."

SAT 12/19

Tony the Bookie, Pants Yell, Wallcreeper, Sodafrog
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 18+

It's billed as "PA's Holiday Party". If they hang up some decorations, PA's should leave them up all year. The place could definitely use some livening up besides having darn-good indie-rockitude.

SAT 12/19

The Big Big Bucks, The Konks, Babydriver, Bar Sinister
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 21+

Any show with The Konks gets my thumbs up. The Big Big Bucks rock out too.

SAT 12/19

Jenny Dee & The Deelinquents, The Phil Aiken Army
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$5-ish / 21+

Marvelous big, modern soul and piano pop at the best-kept secret in Davis Square.

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