Monday, February 15, 2010

MON 2/15: Jazz, Moustache, Rock for Haiti

Big Bear, tonight at Middle East
I hope everyone maximiized their Presidents Day Sunday night. I stayed up late and slept in. Everything else is classified information... Woo-hoo.


MON 2/15

Claire Dickson 13th Birthday Concert
at Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)
$10 / $5 under 12

I don't remember what I did when I turned 13 besides my mom baking a cake. Of course, I couldn't sing like a miniature Ella Fitzgerald. She's definitely Dickson's biggest influence, and Claire brings her own take to it. Fans of vocal jazz w/ a piano trio should dig it and get an extra kick out of the likely youngish crowd.

MON 2/15

Moustache-a-thon Opening Event
at 826 Boston, 3035 Washington St, Roxbury (Egleston Sq)

Maybe you've been thinking about growing a moustache (or maybe you went to a moustache party on Saturday). Tonight's a fine time to start along with about 50 other literary-minded do-gooders to support 826 Boston, a non-profit that offers tutoring for young people to encourage and improve their writing.

It's much cooler than the Jog-athons of yore. Those who don't naturally grow moustaches can participate. (I won't assume that these are women...)

All of the official rules & information will be provided tonight, but you can register ahead of time. There will be music and humor (Rob Crean, Ronald Reagan, Cycle Vision) to further convince you to decorate your upper lip. More fun occurs regularly over the next 6 weeks.

MON 2/15

A Benefit for the Victims of the Haiti Earthquake
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 minimum donation / 18+

Feat: Big Bear, Ketman, Chris Brokaw, Monique Ortiz, Art Decade, The Dirty Dishes

It's a shame that last month's disaster hit Haiti, but the ongoing support is heartening. Kickass shows like this keep happening for us to help by listening to great music. Even if you're tired of fundraisers, you get to rock out to loud/noisy bands like Big Bear and Ketman, intense solo performances from Chris Brokaw and Monique Ortiz, and catchy indie-rock from Art Decade and The Dirty Dishes

Proceeds to benefit the Red Cross. There's also another -- heavier -- benefit show tomorrow night.

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