Thursday, February 04, 2010

THUR 2/4: Film, Haiti, Music

Those Darlins
Wow, we have bands from Georgia and Tennessee and Canada passing through town tonight. Not listed below is the new bimonthly metal night (bands & DJ) at O'Brien's.


THUR 2/4

7pm to 8:30pm
"Subjectified: Nine Young Women Talk About Sex": Screening & Discussion
at Room 120, Bldg 6, 182 Memorial Drive (Rear), Cambridge (MIT campus)

Full disclosure: I am not a woman. Without the post-film discussion, I would still walk away with a better understanding of the female human. From the preview, the women appear to discuss the issues frankly and honestly.

Director/producer Melissa Tapper Goldman will attend and participate in the discussion.

THUR 2/4

7pm to 9pm
"An Evening of Haitian Film & Video": Screening & Discussion
at Somerville Community Access Television, 90 Union Square, Somerville
"Donations strongly encouraged"

People are invited into the studio of SCAT to watch excerpts from Haiti-related documentaries "The Agronomist", "Secondhand (Pepe)", and "Belo's Song of Peace" as well as other videos including clips from local Haitian programs.

The panel discussion about media in Haiti and the state of Haitian film will include: Charlot Lucien (Haitian Artists Assembly of MA), Hanna Rose Shell (director of "Secondhand (Pepe)"), Patrick Sylvain, and Ronny Dorvil.

Doors open at 6:30pm and the program (broadcast live on Somerville & Cambridge cable access channels) starts at 7pm sharp.

Proceeds to benefit Partners in Health Haiti Earthquake Response.

THUR 2/4

Leo Blais, John Shade, The Neave Quartet, Christopher Pappas
at Arts at The Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$5 advance / $6 door

Singer-songwriters Leo Blais and John Shade are inviting different artists to join them every Thursday in February. From what I can tell, the two best nights are the first and the last. Yes, there is a string quartet that's scheduled to perform.

THUR 2/4

Weirdo Records 1st Birthday Party
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7 -- 21+ / $10 -- 18+

Feat: Needy Visions, Chris Corsano/Bill Nace/Greg Kelley, Cotton Candy, Noise Nomads

I recall that almost everyone thought it was a ballsy move -- and a great idea -- to open an independent record store last year. This little shop that's filled with vinyl has stuck around, and let's hope it's longtime mainstay on Mass Ave. Why not celebrate with some rock, pop, experimental, and noise?

DJ John Funke of WMBR's Backwoods will spin between bands.

THUR 2/4

Those Darlins (11:40pm), "Special Surprise Guests" (10:30pm), Pine Hill Haints (9:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

A big thumbs-up for Those Darlins from Murfreesboro (I wish I could say this Tennessee town's name correctly)! Along with Pine Hill Haints, they're bringing a heaping pile of catchy cow-punk wonderfulness. The songs are so darn good and witty. The surprise guest is still a secret to me. I'm guessing Deer Tick, because they've toured (and will again) with Those Darlins.

THUR 2/4

The Constellations, Bodega Girls, We Are Wolves
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

It's hard to believe that you can see The Constellations for cheap since they came all the way from Atlanta. (Well, they're on tour all over, but...) If you don't go, give the music a chance anyway. This is really fun, funky, well-made soul/rock; and I dig their version of Tom Waits' "Step Right Up" that now includes references to Hotlanta. Our best dance-rock outfit Bodega Girls as well as Montreal's We Are Wolves(!) join the party.

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