Sunday, July 11, 2010

MON 7/12: Pizza TV, Trivia, Comedy, Music

Wouldn't another weekend be nice?

Congrats to Spain. The better team won... Let's hope the era of vuvuzela is over!


MON 7/12

"Food Feuds": Pizzeria Regina vs. Santarpio's
at Samuel Adams Statue, Faneuil Hall, 1 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston

It's the classic Boston pizza: Regina vs. Santarpio's? They're both delicious in their ways. If you put a gun to my head, I'd go with Regina. (My personal favorite is Ernesto's, before they changed the recipe a few years ago.)

A new Food Network show will settle the matter with all the authority of a program that may not have even aired one episode... If Michael Symon is the host, then it should be a fair fight.

Maybe you'll get some samples and be on TV... If it's like other tapings, it might lag for a while.

MON 7/12

8pm to 10pm
The Big Quiz Thing
at Club Oberon, 2 Arrow St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

If you're really think you're a pub trivia bad-ass, why don't you put your money where that body-part-with-the-useless-information is... Leave it to New Yorkers to make turn trivia into a multi-media production...

The maximum team size is 8. I like the "smart-ass point", where you witty incorrect answer could still count.

MON 7/12

The Alternative Schmalternative Comedy Show
at Harpers Ferry, 158 Brighton Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Feat: Lamont Price, Andrew Clark, Chris Fleming, Will Smalley

Wow, these guys are showing a lot of enthusiasm with the title... It should be a funny show; I've laughed at Lamont Price and Chris Fleming, and I think I've seen a funny Will Smalley clip in the past. Smalley is going to host while the others will each do about 30 minutes.

It's a big room, and the cover is cheap. It would be a good night to support the local comedy scene.


MON 7/12

Mike Francis, J/Q, Steve Brodsky
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Sometimes I look to see what I've previously written about a band, and I laughed at my own line about Steve Brodsky still sounding good if he fell down the stairs. It's true that I've nearly everything I've heard him (Cave In, Octave Museum, Pet Genius, etc), and I think everyone at ZuZu will hear some fantastic music tonight.

John of J/Q has played with Steve Brodsky in a couple bands, and his own material sounds really good as well as the stuff from Mike Francis. It's a lot of quiet music from guys who've been much louder.

MON 7/12

Jeff Rowe, Hey Tommy, Rational Anthem, The New Warden, The Jesse Minute
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Jeff Rowe and Hey Tommy are goint to mix up the otherwise pop-punk line-up of Rational Anthem, The New Warden, and The Jesse Minute.

Rowe as played in punk bands in the past, and he doesn't abandon rock sensibilities when he shares his tough folk. It's more difficult to figure out what to expect from Hey Tommy, except that it could be his last local show before moving out of Boston.

Besides The Jesse Minute from RI and the more local New Warden, Rational Anthem brings the modern punk sound of Florida to New England (and the rest of the country). Should be a damn good show.

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