Tuesday, June 22, 2010

TUES 6/22: Music, Local & Not-So-Much

Hey, folks. Keeping it short today and maybe for a couple days, so Friday and Saturday can be earlier and better. (Believe it or not, I'm running in the JPMorgan Corporate Challenge on Thursday night too.)

I went to Hey Mama's show last Thursday, and it was a great time. I've edited my photos, so I'll post a recap/review tonight.

Stoddard's Fine Food & Ale, a new Downtown Crossing spot, is running a promotion through Saturday. They're offering a two-course prix fixe menu and a pint of cask ale for $18.68, which seems cheap enough to take a chance...

Although their site is relatively bare, it's on websites and I saw the print ad.


TUES 6/22

Trent Dabbs, Andrew Belle, Andy Davis
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Nashville ain't just country anymore. For most Hank Williams Jr/Merle Haggard/etc fans, there's hardly any country left at all.

Some of the best singer-songwriters have banded together as "Ten Out of Tenn" who release CDs, tour together, and many of them seem to place songs in TV shows. (You may already know some songs.)

For example, three out of the "Tenn Ten" are passing through town tonight. They may even have copies of the collective's latest compilation for sale, which is a benefit CD for Nashville flood victims.

TUES 6/22

Secret School
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Maybe, I will go to the Enormous Room for a DJ night to see if anyone dances, since there's about 20 square feet where people can move around. I see it more as a venue for electronic pop stuff like Secret School. It's a bit ambient, but there are song structures and melodies. And, of course, there are plenty of comfy seats in the room.

TUES 6/22

The Cold Beat, The Mallett Brothers Band, Joe Fletcher, Lonesome Republic
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 18+

Every other Tuesday is usually "Two Plus Two" day, when HeadsUpBoston regularly offers a chance for fresh faces and fresh sounds by bringing two out-of-town bands together with two local bands. Three alt-country/folk/Americana bands (one from Maine, one from RI) will be followed by the loud, fast, lean, mean rock that is The Cold Beat.

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