Wednesday, February 03, 2010

WED 2/3: Film, Music, Comedy

There is simply too much good music for a Wednesday night. I think half of the musicians that I regularly mention are playing at one spot or another -- most of tem in Central Sq. Heck, even Evan Dando and Arletta are at Great Scott for a few bucks more than $10.

I'm going to keep it short, but all of the music gigs get a strong recommendation. You should love the horror screening, if you're into scary stuff (and some funny stuff). The other film screening could go either way -- on the other hand, it's free. Naked comedy is... self-explanatory.


WED 2/3

7pm to 9pm
All Things Horror Presents:
"Dawning" w/ "Thirsty", "Wheels of Death", "Now That You're Dead"
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
$5 / 17+

Before every cool kid is trying to get into this monthly indie-horror showcase that features the best films and shorts that you can't see anywhere else -- yet. Grab a beer and a popcorn, and you're still doing alright as far as cost. You might even win a prize if you know enough horror trivia...

WED 2/3

"I Finally Did It!": Advance Screening
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)

There's not too much info out there about this musical comedy short about the Grim Reaper. Co-directed by Apostolos Paraskevas (Berklee composition professor) and Mat Tucciarone, who collaborated on another short, this film may have a multi-media aspect with live music and perhaps more...

WED 2/3

Audrey Ryan, Pepi Ginsberg
at Arts at the Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)

Two marvelous women make some wonderfully original music. You won't be sorry.

WED 2/3

"Kem Pa Sote": Benefit for Haiti
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 or more / 18+

Feat: The Lights Out, You Can Be A Wesley, Aloud, Pretty & Nice

Thankfully, the Haiti benefits are continuing. I hope attention to the Haitians will be strong as time passes. This is a ridiculously good line-up that starts with an hour from one of The Pill DJ's before some of the best rock bands in town hit the stage. Then there's more music for dancing afterwards.

Buy some raffle tickets, have your photo taken, say hi to Special Ed & Charlie (former "Sandbox" DJs) who will spin between bands, have fun, and help others by being there...

Tentative schedule:

7:30pm -- DJ Michael V
8:45pm -- Aloud
9:30pm -- The Lights Out
10:15pm -- Pretty & Nice
10:45pm -- You Can Be A Wesley
11:15pm -- raffle winners announced
11:30pm -- Damien Paul
Midnight -- Repeat Offenders
(In case you're wondering "Kem Pa Sote" is a populist song by Haitian band Boukman Eksperyans.)


WED 2/3

Milk of Amnesia, Apple Betty (duo), St. Helena, Naked On Rollerskates, BrownBoot
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

You're not a bad person, if you listen to awesomeness that doesn't raise funds. "One Night Band" was a pretty cool musical experience about six months ago. It was so good that some of the bands that formed and performed in one day are giving some encore love to the masses.

They say Milk of Amnesia was the only band with two women and two Jimmy's (make up your own joke). It's also the only band with keyboards and mandolin. Besides mando-master Jimmy Ryan, you have members of Apple Betty, St. Helena, Naked On Rollerskates, and BrownBoot who all perform tonight as well.

Get there at 8:30pm to see the "One Night Band" short film that documented the whole process.

WED 2/3

Mean Creek (11pm), Destry (10pm), Where The Land Meets The Sea (9:05pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

When three bands are just the right amount of rootsy indie-rock, folky pop, and robust, melodic rock.

WED 2/3

The Naked Comedy Showcase
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

It's on the CTB calendar, yet it doesn't hurt to remind folks of the monthly comedy show with the least amount of clothes. Comedians of both genders will entertain you beyond the gimmick (in the case of the female comedians, "gimmicks").

Don't go just to look -- how many comedians would you call "sexy"...?

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