Monday, April 12, 2010

MON 4/12: Talks, Film, Music

Well, I really screwed up the weekend listings. Oops...

My understanding is that Titus Andronicus/The Babies/Hallelujah The Hills at Great Scott is sold out, but maybe someone will have an extra ticket to sell outside. It's a gamn good $10 show.

Monday nights are live music nights at Charlies Kitchen and Zuzu. It's a chance to start the week with cheap music whether you want it loud or quiet.

While I was not a huge fan of The Wedding Present, they are playing the entirety of their '89 album "Bizarro" at the Middle East (downstairs) for a couple dollars over $10. They're joined by Girl In A Coma and The Motion Sick.


MON 4/12

Paul Verhoeven, "Jesus of Nazareth": Discussion
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

It surprises me that the director of "Basic Instinct", "Showgirls", and "Starship Troopers" has written a scholarly book about Jesus from a historical point of view.

At 8pm, Verhoeven will introduce one of his classics "RoboCop". You can see both for a combo ticket of $12 / $10 for students, seniors.

"Copies of Jesus of Nazareth will be available for sale at the reading."

MON 4/12

David Sax, "Save the Deli": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Delicatessens are awesome places for sandwiches, potato salad, etc; and no one makes a thick pastrami sandwich like a Jewish deli. Do we need a book to exhort the survival of the deli? Maybe we do. There will be some samples from Zaftigs to persuade you.

MON 4/12

"Frankenstein": Screening
at Room 105, Bldg 2, 182 Memorial Dr, Cambridge (MIT campus)

James Whale's 1931 version kicks off a week of Frankenstein films, a play, and a discussion including: "The Bride of Frankenstein" (TUES 4/13) and "Young Frankenstein" (WED 4/14).

MON 4/12

Molly & Jamie, Karen Barnicle, Lindsey Starr
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Molly from Banditas and Jamie from Wonderful Spells for a trio of likely acoustic performances.

MON 4/12

The Cold Beat, Wallcreeper, The Young Leaves
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

The Cold Beat is a lean, mean rock machine that has some good songs that get a loud, fast approach that makes many mention The Replacements; and I can hear it a bit. The Young Leaves mention their influences (Husker Du, Dinosaur Jr, Archers of Loaf, Superchunk, etc) and each of them get opportnities to shine through from song to song.

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