Wednesday, April 07, 2010

WED 4/7: Opera, Horror, Music

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WED 4/7

7pm to 8pm
Opera Night: "Mozart's Idomeneo"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

If you didn't get your opera fill last night at Cafe 939, Boston Lyric Opera hosts a lecture and musical mini-performance prior to each of their new production.

After a presentation by Roye Wates (music, BU) about the significance of "Idomeneo" to Mozart's development as a young adult, Camille Zamora and Sandra Piques Eddy will give a short performance from the opera who respectively play Ilia and Idamante, the princess of Troy and prince of Crete. (That's opera for ya....)

WED 4/7

All Things Horror Presents:
"Night of the Living Dead Reanimated" w/ "Alice Jacobs is Dead", "The Resurrection of Officer Rollins", "Movie Monster Insurance"
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
$5 / 17+

There's an indie-horror film festival that's happening in Somerville, except it screens in monthly installments. The goal is to feature a feature-length film and several shorts that aren't already available in wide distribution. They may have appeared at other film festivals, so you probably haven't seen them unless you know the ATH guys.

Tonight's feature is an animated reworking of the granddaddy of all zombie films. The zombie fun continues with award-winning "Alice Jacobs is Dead" and "The Resurrection of Officer Rollins". One can imagine the satirical angle of a short called "Movie Monster Insurance".

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 popcorn, and you're still doing better than seeing a movie at any other theater. You might even win a prize...

WED 4/7

The Cham-peons (11:15pm), Shango Axe w/ Riki Rocksteady (10:15pm), Ska-Prest (9:15pm), DJ Ford E. Buxworth (8:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

When someone is having a "Ivan P. Zimmerman Memorial Benefit Show", it would be nice to know a little about Ivan. Despite the dearth of info on the band's pages, I found out that he was a fellow who grew up on the Cape and passed on last year which was far too soon. The proceeds will be used to assist people to enter rehab (not sex rehab).

It won't be a sad affair thanks to the good time sounds. Can anyone be in a bad mood whem listening to reggae and ska? Capping the night are The Cham-peons, a bunch of guys who have the instrumentation of a gypsy band, but are probably closer to a ska band in sensibility. I'd like to listen to more.

WED 4/7

Tim Barry, Red Clay River, Larcenist
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

The volume won't approach the same level as Tim Barry's days with hardcore band Avail, however the intensity is there in his growl and hard-living songs based on his hard living and the history of his hometown Richmond.

Also from Virginia, Red Clay River slaps you around and gets in your face by blustering through acoustic-power downhome music. Local guys Larcenist fit right in with a folky-punky vibe that made me think "heavy Americana".

WED 4/7

Joanie Pimentel
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

I didn't really find much info about Joan's solo gig tonight. I saw her funky soul-rock band Superhoney a few times, and her singing was the highlight of their performances. Is she going full-on folk? Or will she have a small combo with her?

Either will likely sound pretty cool. You might have a chance to see the beginning of her new project...

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