Tuesday, June 29, 2010

TUES 6/29: Film, Talk, Rock

Yes, Victoria. There is cheap fun on a Tuesday night.


TUES 6/29

Double Feature: "Hoosiers" (7pm), "Rumble Fish" (5pm, 9:30pm)
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I was looking at Dennis Hopper's filmography, and I've seen almost none of his roles in the last 10 years. It doesn't diminish the great performances that date back to the Fifties.

The Brattle is in the midst of a Hopper tribute that includes "Easy Rider" (directed and co-written by Dennis) this weekend. Hey, a double feature is about 4 hours of air-conditioned entertainment...

TUES 6/29

Jay Atkinson, "Paradise Road": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

It's not a rewriting of Kerouac's "On The Road" or a sequel or exactly a novel either. The author traveled along Sal Paradise and Dean Moriarty's route, which probably crossed every reader's mind at least once after reading the original book.

TUES 6/29

Leslie Brunetta, "Spider Silk: Evolution and 400 Million Years of Spinning, Waiting, Snagging, and Mating": Reading
at Porter Square Books, 25 White St, Cambridge (near Star Market)

Although it's sensible that spiders (in some form) have been around for a long time, it sort of freaks me out that they've been spinning webs for 400 million years. Not exciting, but an interesting topic.

TUES 6/29

NoBunny, Reports, The Maine Coons, Rat City Three
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

I believe NoBunny is the man that fronts the band in a sorta creepy rabbit mask (and usually ensembles that Lux Interior might wear when he's on a beer-pizza-ESPN bender). The music is really great, catchy garage-rock that would be awesome fun without the spectacle. I'm guessing people will either love it or be weirded out. It'll be the culmination to a night of some fantastic fuzzy, noisy, punky rock.

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