Sunday, January 24, 2010

SUN 1/24: Art, Beatles, Guitar-Rock

Do we really need to watch any football today...?


SUN 1/24

Noon to 8pm
Drawing Marathon #4
at Mobius Art Space, 725 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)
$10 Donation

Looking for something to draw? Don't worry about how well you draw, because whatever you do will be considered a product of performance art today. Instead of the usual models sitting still, your subjects will be performance artists will be doing their thing that could be music, movement, and/or "durational performance(?)".

Bring your art stuff, and stay as long as like (up to 8 hours)... Don't get hung on the perfect image, just draw a lot! Feel free to bring water and snacks.

Attendees are both audience and performers. My theory is that your paintings are responses to the performances -- and are expressions of performance art -- so all your doodles are valuable!

Expected performers include: Margaret Bellafiore, James Coleman, Jennifer Hicks, Jeff Huckleberry, Max Lord, El Putnam, Liz Roncka, Catherine Tutter, Jane Wang, Anna Wexler

SUN 1/24

Beatles Open Sing: "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
at Lincoln School Auditorium, 19 Kennard Rd, Brookline

"Family-friendly" events often make me shrug for some reason, but this be could use a mood-changer for some people.

"Sgt Pepper" is often cited as their best, and it's probably their least "rock n' roll" release as well. By the time you've sung "A Day in the Life" with the 4-piece band from Brookline Music School, their 2 singers, and the rest of the room; I doubt you won't feel a little better than when you arrived.

It's not far from the Brookline Hills T Station

SUN 1/24

Tokyo Tramps, The Weisstronauts, Twang 'em High
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

When I first heard about these tramps from Tokyo coming to America to follow their rock 'n roll dreams, I thought it was a gimmicky thing, and they'd end up in a Tarantino film. If that was the plan, they've been serving up bluesy rock around the area. Their new CD goes even bluesier including covers of delta classics "Rollin' & Tumblin'" and "Highway 49". The album was produced by Pete Weiss, and hie band The Weisstronauts will add a wacky set of top-notch instrumental rock. It's not hard to believe that Twang 'em High rip through swinging, crunchy, full-bodied rockabilly.

There's going to be more guitars than you can swing a pick at. Keep an eye out for drunken air-guitar players around the bar.

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