Monday, June 21, 2010

MON 6/21: Talk, Rock, Folk

Happy Summer Solstice, folks! It's the longest day of the year, so enjoy the daylight.

...because the days will be getting shorter for the next 6 months.


MON 6/21

David Fisichella, "Seven Tenths: Love, Piracy, and Science at Sea": Reading
at Harborside Learning Lab, New England Aquarium, 1 Central Wharf, Boston (Waterfront)

My prediction is that "Seven Tenths" will eventually be made into a movie. When a real life love story centers around an unhappy engineer who escapes the problems of his life by going to the Indian Ocean on a research boat. He meets an oceanographer who is losing her vision, and they fall in love. Did I mention the pirate attack off Somalia?

What hunky guy hasn't starred opposite of Sandra Bullock yet? If you don't want to wait for the movie, Fisichella talks about his story and sign books tonight.

The "learning lab" is in the parking garage, so it has to be a good spot to beat the heat. There is usually a reception at these presentations that usually last about an hour. Registration requested.

MON 6/21

The Jetty Boys, Kepi Ghoulie (electric), The Roman Line, Zatopeks
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$7 / 18+

No need to quibble. It's listed as "Powerpop Monday" at Church, but I'd say it's closer to "pop-punk Monday".

While I wasn't a giant fan of The Groovie Ghoulies, but I liked it when whenever I was listening. Kepi (the main Ghoulie) usually plays acoustically through Boston, and he did an electric gig around this time last year. The music comes from that vintage Ghoulies punk, but it doesn't seem to have the horror themes. Sounds pretty darn good!

It's a chance to hear some quality punk from various corners like Wisconsin (The Jetty Boys from Sheboygan), London (Zatopeks) and Toronto (The Roman Line, who add some gritty twang to their sound).

MON 6/21

So Sol, Bell & The Bees
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

No matter what the thermometer reads at ZuZu, the musical temperature will be quite a bit lower.

For those in the mood to chill out, So Sol is a Brazilian/Portuguese acoustic folk trio with a wide set of influences. Their song called "Andande" is a Portuguese translation of "Walkin' After Midnight", and it works really well.

The good times remain on the relatively mellow side with Bell & The Bees who perform easygoing folky tunes from Sue Bell's sweet vocals and the varying number of Bees that may include horns, accordion, etc.

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