Wednesday, July 07, 2010

WED 7/7: Horror, Drama, Songs, Beats

John Shade & The Neave Quartet, at Lizard Lounge
Did any anyone else get get excited when the date was 7/7/07?

Yeah, 7/7/10 just isn't as cool...


WED 7/7

All Things Horror Presents:
"Frankenstein Unlimited" & "Zombie Love"
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville

Thanks to All Things Horror, Boston (Somerville) basically has a monthly film festival to see the best new indie-horror movies before almost anyone else. For example, this is supposedly the US premiere of "Frankenstein Unlimited".

Instead of a feature film and several shorts, there are two feature-lengths. I watched the trailers for both of tonight's features, and they are out there. "Frankenstein Unlimited" seems to be 6 art-film shorts by different that were given the theme of Frankenstein "with nuts and bolts", and the results are diverse. "Zombie Love"... is a musical love story about a zombie who falls for a non-zombie woman. Really.

I think a portion of your ticket may go to support Boston Girls Rock Camp, and/or they may be some raffles. (It's a good cause, and you're not going to find a cheaper ticket to new films with beer on tap...)

WED 7/7 (to SAT 7/10)

"Speech & Debate"
at Loeb Drama Center, Experimental Theatre, 64 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / $6 Students


Wednesday -- 8pm
Thursday -- 8pm
Friday -- 8pm
Saturday -- 2pm & 8pm (matinee discount = $2 off)
The description of the play sounds interesting enough...
"Glee" meets "SVU," with a pinch of Napoleon Dynamite
There's also a mention of "Gay Abraham Lincoln" -- always an amusing image -- but I didn't enjoy any of the YouTube clips of other productions. Time Out New York gave one production a generally positive review, so Harvard-Radcliffe Summer Theater's offering may be worth it.

WED 7/7

John Shade & The Neave Quartet, Jocie Adams
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

This line-up is similar to a night during John Shade's May residency at Lizard Lounge. Those who wished they could've been there now have another chance to hear the gloriously melodic and literate, slightly maudlin gems. The string quartet is a nice touch for a singer-songwriter approach (which is sometimes augmented by stand-up bass and guitar).

Before The Low Anthem hits the road again, multi-instrumentalist Jocie Adams can do a couple gigs of her own folky stuff.

WED 7/7

"Further": The Chemical Brothers Audio/Visual Project
at the Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Does anybody remember The Chemical Brothers? Although they may have fallen off your radar, it seems the duo have have continued to produce electronica/dance music. While the new CD doesn't have anything that grabbed me like "Block Rockin' Beats" or "Setting Sun", these guys seemed to be some of the few house/techno guys that could create stuff with accessible structures to the non-dancers.

Dedidated visuals have been created for all of the new album, and this is a chance to hear and see from beginning to end. Checkout this YouTube clip for a quick review. The Chemical Brothers are not supposed to be there, but you might leave with a giveaway... DJ’s C&G and Elder Brothers? will keep the grooves going afterwards.

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