Saturday, July 17, 2010

SAT 7/17: Nighttime Cheapness

Kingsley Flood, at Lizard Lounge tonight

Want to do something cheap tonight?


SAT 7/17

Eddie Money, John Cafferty & the Beaver Brown Band
at Hatch Shell, about 10 Storrow Dr, Boston (Charles River Esplanade)

I can't really endorse this show other than to make you aware of it. Both have a few songs you probably like. I'm not sure if that can fill up two sets... Hey, it's a free oldies concert...

SAT 7/17 (thru SAT 7/31)

"Cyrano de Bergerac"
at Mary O'Malley Park, Commandant’s Way, Chelsea Waterfront

Think of this as a chance to visit a place you usually just drive through without thinking much about it.

Tonight, the classic love story is performed in English, and tomorrow in Espanol. There more chances through SAT 7/31 to enjoy it in either language.

English: Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday
Spanish: Viernes, Domingo

Take the #111 bus for an adventure in free theatre -- and who knows what else -- on the other side of the Tobin.

SAT 7/17

Science, That Old Feelin', Kingsley Flood, Balthrop Alabama
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$8 / 21+

I don't care if Kingsley Flood doesn't like the "alt-country" tag, they do rock out in a rootsy vein that's pretty darn comfortable in the "Americana" neighborhood. I wrote a CD review for Bostonist, and I like their stuff; it's full rock through a more acoustic filter.

Once I got past the fake Alabama town shtick from this Brooklyn band (okay, some of the group is from Mobile), I heard some amazing folky rock and great songwriting. I don't see them playing Boston often, so this is a rare local chance to hear their stuff in person. Science and That Old Feelin' have different takes on the rootsy/bluesy approach, and both sound pretty good to me.

SAT 7/17

Fresh Produce 4th Anniversary w/ Prince Paul
at Good Life, 28 Kingston St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

On one of the few nights I went to a dance club, it was downstairs at Good Life. The regular DJ's Tommee and Knife will be there. The legendary hip-hop producer and performer Prince Paul is going to do a DJ set. It'll probably be a late set, but I personally would feel a bit cooler being in the same room as the man.

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