Saturday, July 31, 2010

SAT 7/31: Weirdness, Latin, Art, Rock

I didn't find out what the cover is, but there are some seriously awesome, old-school Boston punk (Unnatural Axe, The Dogmatics, The FU’s) is going on at The Beachcomber (Quincy) tonight around 10pm.


SAT 7/31

"Weird Exorcism: In The Temple of Love the Demons Dance"
at The Temple (above City Feed), 670 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Something strange is going to happen here tonight. Maybe not as strange as the promo video, but who knows... It's described as:

A night of all-out sound. Loud. Dirty. Video. Art. Dancing. Libations. Seance.
I've seen listings for a few shows in this space that is a combination of recording studio, art gallery, and performance venue. It looks like all sorts of creativity will be on display.

MC: Heywood Wakefield

Music: Rick Berlin, The Dead Marxist Trio, David Dancer, Tree Frog Avengers, Procedure Club, Kid Romance

Art: Nathaniel Dean Mondragon

Videos will be projected and Johnny Blazes will perform as well.

Some places say "$8 with flyer"? Is this it? I don't know.

SAT 7/31

7pm to 9pm
Caliente! Latin Festival
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Feat: Jerry Rivera, Eguie Castrillo y su Orquesta

The Tito Puente Latin Music Series usually does concerts in parks has thrown it's sombrero in with the city's annual Caliente festival. The advantage of City Hall Plaza is the (sorta) flat, (hopefully) solid dance area.

Of what I've heard Eugie Castrillo comes closest to the classic Latin timbale-madness of Tito Puente. The headliner will be salsa star Jerry Rivera who has the looks (and talent) to explain whatever popularity he has in the Latin pop world.

SAT 7/31

"Strange World": Art Show
at Hourglass Tattoo Studio, 1680A Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
FREE / 21+

If you didn't see earlier, I'm not sure if you can still RSVP for the "PBR reception" from 8pm to 9pm, but you could still go for the art, which should make you think, "Hmm, it is a strange world."

Maybe go across the street for music afterwards?

SAT 7/31

The Longwalls (Midnight), The Grownup Noise (11pm), Bridges and Powerlines (10pm), The Queen Killing Kings (9pm)
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

There's a lot of big indie-pop in a small room. The Grownup Noise is heading out on tour for most of August, and it might be nice to leave on a great hometown show.

SAT 7/31

The Big Disappointments, Sister Spaceman, Ill Ease
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

Things get a little edgy in a good way with the post-punk riffage and dollops of reverb by The Big Disappointments and bluesy garage-rock by Sister Spaceman. I couldn't tell how much I'd like to hear a whole set of noisy rock loops from Ill Ease, but there's something there.

SAT 7/31

The Rudds, Super 400
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+

I was a Rudds fanatic when they were gigging regularly a couple years ago, so I can't be objective. I dig their power-pop-meets-R&B sound, their musicality, their sense of humor, and the charisma & vocal agility of singer John Powhida.

One night at the Abbey Lounge, Super 400 took me by surprise so I always like to spread the word. For a somewhat jammy power-trio from upstate NY, these folks rock it out -- especially the funk-solid rhythm section.

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