Tuesday, July 27, 2010

TUES 7/27: Music & Film

I try not to list things that I haven't sampled, haven't heard good things about, or just get a gut feeling that it might be interesting.

I can't get too excited about this, but some might want to know that the weekly dance party Throwed! at the Middle East (downstairs) is also going to be a casting call for "Is She Really Going Out with Him?", which must be a dating show...

"Shakespeare in the Common" starts tomorrow. This year's production is "Othello", and the lead will be played by Seth Gilliam who would be recognizable to fans of "The Wire" and "Oz".

I should have posted about it earlier, but you may want to try the "waiting list" option for Wednesday's Guacaholics Anonymous ($10) at the Fenway Cantina.

I also wanted to give you a heads-up that Dorado Tacos & Cemitas has a taco giveaway planned for Thursday [Facebook].


TUES 7/27

Boston Soul Revue
at Elma Lewis Playhouse, near Pierpont Rd, Dorchester (Franklin Park)

Every year, Franklin Park hosts a series of free concerts. While hearing soul and dance classics from the '60s and '70s isn't groundbreaking, it should be a pleasant, entertaining background for sitting outside. Maybe have a picnic... Maybe some mid-week dancing...

If you follow the signs and the crowd, you shouldn't have much trouble finding the music.

TUES 7/27

Glenn Yoder & His Merry Band, Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion! (8pm), Chuck E. Costa (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Singer-songmeister Glenn Yoder of alt-country rockers Cassavettes did a solo album a couple years ago, because he had too many darn songs that were quite right for the band. I don't notice a lot of solo gigs, but I guess it might be time to let the songs out. Also playing after Yoder & Merry Band is the Beware The Dangers Of A Ghost Scorpion!, a horror-surf instrumental band that BBC says includes members of Cassavettes.

The late show is singer-songwriter Chuck E. Costa from Connecticut who has made waves at folk festivals across the country and was featured on a Starbucks sampler a couple years ago where the NY Times had some goods words to say.

TUES 7/27

Rock Shop/Film Shop: "The Shield Around the K - The Story of K Records": Screening
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / All Ages

This documentary about DIY record label, K Records, includes interviews with the founders (who worked with some of the coolest bands of the '80s and '90's) as well as many artists and contemporaries from their first two decades. And they've continued to champion punk and rock over the last 10 years.

Besides appearances by Ian MacKaye, Dean Wareham and others, there are clips of Fugazi, Beat Happening, Mecca Normal, etc.

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