Monday, March 08, 2010

MON 3/8: Reading & Rock

Happy International Women's Day to all the ladies out there!

There's a panel presentation (5:30pm) at Cambridge City Hall Annex to discuss Margaret Fuller and other female activists of the past (and present).

Female filmmakers have more to celebrate than Kathryn Bigelow's big night. There's a International Women's Day short film showcase a little down the road at the Brattle at 8pm.

For those who don't take Oscar fashion too seriously, this "copyright-free fashion gallery" is a good laugh.


MON 3/8

Seth Grahame-Smith, "Abraham Lincoln - Vampire Hunter": Reading
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

[Advance tix available at Harvard Coop, 1400 Mass Ave -- or by phone: 617-499-2012]

I haven't read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, but the idea of turn melding Jane Austen's story with zombies was a brilliant idea. It's not the first of its kind, but it was widely considered a damn good treatment.

That wacky Grahame-Smith has rewritten US history by altering resume of the 16th president.

Tickets may be for sale at the door, but I have a feeling you'd be better off buying tickets in advance. Your ticket can be used as a $5 coupon at the Coop to purchase the new book or most other items at the store.

MON 3/8

Vivian Girls, Male Bonding, You Can Be A Wesley
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

I can't say that I absolutely adore the bands on this bill, but many others do -- maybe you will if you don't already.

It's a good chance to catch touring buzz bands Vivian Girls and Male Bonding who both seem to provide fun, catchy, punky indie-pop. The English trio Male Bonding seem to be louder, but that's guys for you. Our locals You Can Be A Wesley are continually gathering momentum with shiny, feel-good batch of indie-rock.

MON 3/8

Cathy Cathodic, Life Partners, Casey Keenan
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

For some free music in Central Square tonight, I'd hang out at Zuzu. I can imagine every night is a memorable experience when raptastic 'femcee' Cathy Cathodic hits the microphone. When I watched a set, it seemed like performance art. That may be the case, it's just as likely that she's an entertaining underground hip-hop artist with a great sense of humor.

In a 'semi-acoustic' setting, one may get a chance to better hear the sarcasm and wit of the lyrics from noise-rock funsters Life Partners. I've read that Casey Keenan (who also drums with Major Stars, etc) will play a solo set.

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