Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WED 6/23: Music, Music, Music

If you work near Kendall Sq, Rose Polenzani is playing at Cambridge Center Plaza (about 120 Broadway) around noon. It's part of a lunchtime series that continues on Wednesdays through the end of August.


WED 6/23

Pray For Polanski, A Cat Whisker Radio, Purple Myrtle
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston

There are two more Wednesdays in Pray For Polanski's June residency. They rip it with a spunky indie-rock style. Where I heard a rockabilly influence before, it seems more like a country bounce. Maybe it'll evolve into something new tonight or next week. I dig the male-female vocals that don't concern themselves to perfectly match that reminds a little bit of Exene and John Doe.

A Cat Whisker Radio has an old-school swing to their rock. I'm guessing they've listened to some T Rex records, and it works to my ears. I enjoy Purple Myrtle better on recordings since their bluesy noir-rock would benefit from at least a bass to throb along.

WED 6/23

The Murder Mile, The 86ers
at House of Blues - Front Room, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)

Lotsa of heavy, beefy rock going on for free tonight. I really like The Murder Mile's songs too.

Free, original music in Boston proper! It's really happening, folks.

WED 6/23

Boston 8-Bit Chiptune Showcase
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Feat: Active Knowledge, Je Deviens DJ En 3 Jours, Disasterpeace, Br1ght Pr1mate, Cream in the Mustache

Music based on old-school video-game components is amusing for a little while, but I don't know how I'd feel after listening to 5 sets in a row. Maybe I would be a 8-bit convert, or maybe I'd want to choke a Mario Brother.

Visuals by VJ Beyonder

There are also 2 performers from France tonight, Je Deviens DJ En 3 Jours ("I Became a DJ in 3 Days") and Cream in the Mustache.

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