There were other cheap events tonight, but would you believe they cancelled them due to the snow? I think we can handle 8" of snow or so. That's not even as big as Pete Bouchard...
As far as I know, these gigs are happening as planned. Hey -- one buddy of mine loves to go to a bar after a big snow, but that may have more to do the booze than the weather...
By the way, I walked into the Burren on Monday night to check out the art awards party. It seemed like they had already presented all the awards, and a large crowd was packed around the back room bar so I walked on to my next destination. (The winners list is up.)
"Dorm Sessions Vol. 7": CD Release Concert
at Berklee Performance Center, 136 Mass Ave, Boston (Back Bay)
Feat: Ann Driscoll, Jordan Tarrant, Liz Longley, Tin Soldier, Julia Easterlin, Liptease, Black Kettle, Tais Alvarenga, KR & the Future
You may have been proud of your baking soda volcano, but "Heavy Rotation Records" has been trumping your class project for 10 years where Berklee business/management majors release CD's and present annual concerts.
"Dorm Sessions Vol. 7" is the product of whittling down over 300 submissions by student/alumni artists. They usually select a mix of rock, pop, Latin, r&b, hip-hop, and folk to give a good representation of what's going on. You know that all of these people can play their instruments, yet you don't hear much "overplaying" that's often associated with the school. I especially like Ann Driscoll, Jordan Tarrant, Julia Easterlin, and Black Kettle. And Tin Soldier got Jon Anderson from Yes to sing on one of their tracks, which is pretty cool.
They say: "Free copies of the CD will be given away at the concert." I think that everyone will get a copy.
Alen of Dale, Adrien & the Fine Print, James Harris Moore, Clatter Clatter
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+
Adrien and the Fine Print are celebrating the release of more catchy, folky indie-rock (with fiddle) on their new CD out called "Tennessee Swing". The sweet sounds of Clatter Clatter fall pretty close to A&FP, while Alen of Dale and James Harris Moore will likely be folkier if not completely in dude-with-acoustic-guitar mode.
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
FREE / 21+
Singer-songmeister Glenn Yoder of alt-country rockers Cassavettes did a solo album a couple years ago, because he had too many darn songs that were quite right for the band. I don't notice a lot of solo gigs, but I guess it might be time to let the songs out.
Although billes as "...and his Merry Band", it should be a good show whether he shows up by himself.