Sunday, June 20, 2010

SUN 6/20: Reggae & Folk

Ach! When I screw up a post, I want to say something stronger than "frickety-frack."

Happy Father's Day to all the daddies out there!


SUN 6/20

Buffalo Soul
at Jamaica Pond, about 507 Jamaicaway, Boston

There's a good chance that the heat and humidity of Boston doesn't hold a candle to Jamaica. (Maybe today in Boston is muggier than Kingston on New Year's Eve.) The point is that going down to Jamaica Pond to hear some reggae is a pretty good way to spend a Sunday evening.

There's a lovely pond. There will be a fine local reggae band. Listeners and dancers will complete the circle. I imagine some police may be there at some point, so ganja smoking may be more expensive than it should be. (A $100 citation?)

SUN 6/20

Flightless Buttress, Patrick Coman, Dan Emino, Levi Schmidt
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$5 / 18+

It's all about the song, man! I'm a big believer in "the song". Monster chops are fine, but just give me a tune I can hum in a crowded elevator!

That's what these folders are all about -- except maybe unnerving people in a confined space. Singer-songwriter Patrick Coman organizes a monthly show dubbed "For the Sake of the Song", where he unpacks a satchel of earthy songs that were seasoned by life in Oklahoma and Nashville.

A pair of soulful folksters, Dan Emino and Levi Schmidt, open things up. I especially like relaxed vibe of Levi Schmidt, which doesn't fall anywhere near Jack Johnson territory (maybe closer to B.o.B.). Likely capping off the night of acoustic music will be Flightless Buttress, a guitar and cello duo. Hey, man, a song doesn't need words to make your heart sing.

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