Thursday, June 03, 2010

THUR 6/3: Photos, Books, Comics, Songs

Paris (Robert Delpire), by Paul Ickovic
I wholeheartedly confirm my endorsement of mid-week fun. I had a barrel of fun last night, and the Sox won. Go, Celts!


THUR 6/3

5:30pm to 7:30pm
"Paris/Prague: Tales from Two Cities": Reception
at Panopticon Gallery, Hotel Commonwealth, 502c Comm Ave, Boston (Kenmore Sq)

Two beautiful cities are captured by two photographers, Paul Ickovic and Jason Landry. They may not even know each other, but I appreciate that both compose their photos like paintings.

The exhibit is on view through WED 7/7, although I suspect you may have a chance to meet Ickovic and/or Landry tonight -- as well as possibly scoring some wine and cheese.

THUR 6/3

Lee Child, "61 Hours": Reading
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline

Having never read any of the 14 "Jack Reacher" novels, I still like the sound of the protagonist. He's a former military policeman who's a drifter that gets into adventures. (I think...)

Tickets available at Brookline Booksmith (279 Harvard St).

THUR 6/3 (thru WED 6/9)

Keith Knight, "The Knight Life, Chivalry Ain't Dead": Presentation & Booksigning
at Converse Library, 36 Salem St, Malden

The first of several Boston-area appearances for the cartoonist in the next week for the release of his new collection.

I will begin my Boston area book tour with a signing directly across the street from myold high school! ...There’ll be a slideshow, Q & A, book signing, and then beers at the Dockside!
Maybe Salem or Cambridge is closer for you, so I posted the details for all three below.

THUR 6/3

Yarn, The Darlings
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+

I was not expecting to like Yarn as much as I did, but they overcame a rather bland band name with some wonderful Brooklyn-style alt-country. The songs are meaningful, and the instrumentation nails the classic country-rock nail on the head.

The Darlings center around two longtime Boston rockers, Simon Ritt and Kelly Knapp, who went country quite a few years ago.

THUR 6/3

Soccermom, The Stereo Flys, The Goodnight Process
at House of Blues - Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)

It's a good night to hear some splendid, noisy indie-rock from Soccermom and The Stereo Flys. After listening to the other bands, The Goodnight Process surprised me by being so straight-up powerpop. This would be a show that you should pay for, but the HOB is giving it to you free!

I liked how The Stereo Flys described their music on their MySpace page:
We feel that a combination of flexible tempo, devastating distortion, and a slick melodic core would be most appealing. We hope to deliver some sort of variation of this goal.

Actually, we just really want to sound like a flying stereo.

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