Friday, August 06, 2010

Sneak Peek: SAT 8/7 & SUN 8/8

More details should be coming...

I think the weather is supposed to be good (i.e. dry), so you might as well be outside.


SAT 8/7

Noon to 9pm
"Street Museum"
at Modica Way/Graffiti Alley (567 Mass Ave) & Meme Gallery (55 Norfolk St), Cambridge (Central Sq)

Add your own touch to the graffiti wall. Supplies provided or bring your own.

SAT 8/7

2pm to 1am
"Deep Heaven Now"
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

I don't know if I could handle these many bands, but it's easy to get your money's worth. Keep in mind the drinks are cheaper at PA's Lounge.

We're bringin' it back! Continuuing the tradition of the original Deep Heaven ambient/psych festivals of the '90s in Boston we bring you Deep Heaven Now! featuring the very best of the East Coast ambient/psychedelic rock scene.
The cover gets you into both clubs, back and forth. And supposedly the "first 50 people to show up at the event get 2 free beers".

2pm: Quilt
3pm: Chatham Rise
4pm: Broken River Prophet
5pm: Kuuluuko
6pm: Young Adults
7pm: Marie Stella
8pm: Static of the Gods
9pm: Roh Delikat
10pm: Sound Pool
11pm: Asteroid#4
Midnight: 28 Degrees Taurus
PA's Lounge:
3:30pm: Joe Turner & the 7 Levels
4:30pm: Night Fruit
5:30pm: Telltale
6:30pm: The Vandelles
7:30pm: The Hush Now
8:30pm: MMOSS
9:30pm: Bob Trimble's Flying Spiders
10:30pm: Abunai!
11:30pm: Doomstar!
There's also the Rock & Roll Yard Sale in between the venues...

SAT 8/7

3pm to 7pm
Somerville Rock & Roll Yard Sale
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)

Feat: Sleepyhead, The 'Mericans, Tad Overbaugh, Thea Hopkins

It's free to browse and listen to the live music, but there's going to be all sorts of cool stuff for sale like t-shirts, records, handmade stuff -- everything very rock 'n roll.

Maybe someone will be selling junked pieces of Joe Perry's motorcycle...

Rain date: SUN 8/8

SAT 8/7

3pm to 7pm
BUMP: Boston Urban Music Project
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

Feat: Wiz Khalifa, Ryan Leslie, M-DOT, Bad Rabbits, Young Riot

It's a good line-up with quality and variety. I give a big thumbs up to the winning soul/funk/rock formula of Bad Rabbits. I assume they're going on first or second. If you're not having a good time, there's no cost to leave.

SAT 8/7

Cassavettes (7:30pm), The Gilded Splinters (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Go late or early for top-notch rockin' Americana.

SAT 8/7 (to SUN 8/15)

at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boston (Boston Common)

Tuesdays to Saturdays -- 8pm
Sundays -- 7pm (2pm matinee on 8/8)

This tragedy is one of Shakespeare's best. Go get some culture and support public arts!

If you want to get there early for a good spot and/or picnicking, there'll be some big band tunes from the Beantown Swing Orchestra from 6pm to 7pm.

SAT 8/7

This Blue Heaven, The Downbeat 5, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Sun Lee Sunbeam, St. Helena, Naked on Rollerskates
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$12 / 18+

There is more rock in Union Square, but you really can't beat this lineup for lots of great rock/pop/punk and a serious amount of girl-powered rock!

This gig is slightly over the usual limit, but it's my personal cheap rock-pick-of-the-weekend. If you can prove you were at the show and you didn't like it, I'll figure out a way to give you $2.

There's even some talk of a toy giveaway with a download code for This Blue Heaven's new EP, which I've heard and it's melodic, rocking awesomeness.

If you are having a good time, you really should stick around after the Downbeat 5's set for a special musical cap to the night.

SAT 8/7

"TXTual Healing"
outside East Cambridge Savings Bank, 1310 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

Interactive video art projected on the wall of the bank where you can text a message that might become part of the display. Swing by if you're in the neighborhood.

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SUN 8/8

10am to 4pm
1st Annual Food Truck Festival
at SoWa Food & Produce Market, 500 Harrison Ave, Boston (South End)
- Whatever you buy -

There's no better way to sample local food trucks than to have them in one location.

Confirmed participants include:
Speed's Hot Dogs, M&M Ribs, Lincoln Street Coffee, Dragon Mobile Disco, Taza Chococycle, South End Pita, Boston Frosty, Fillbelly's, Cupcakory, Herrara's Mexican Grill, Food Truck Nation, Equal Exchange Coffee Trike, Grillo's Pickles, The Sausage Guy, Roxy's Grilled Cheese, b. good, Trolley Dogs

It's obviously not ALL of the area's choices, but one should really try Speed's or M&M Ribs -- and this is probably more convenient than their normal spots.


SUN 8/8 (to SUN 8/15)

2pm, 7pm
at Parkman Bandstand, about 165 Tremont St, Boston (Boston Common)

Tuesdays to Saturdays -- 8pm
Sundays -- 7pm

This tragedy is one of Shakespeare's best. Go get some culture and support public arts!

This is the day with a matinee performance.

SUN 8/8

3pm to 5:30pm
3rd Annual Cheese Tasting
at The Growing Center, 22 Vinal Ave, Somerville (near Union Sq)
Donation appreciated

Try samples of about a dozen magnificent cheeses made in New England.

People are encouraged to "Bring a blanket and your favorite beverage."

If you haven't been to the Growing Center, it's like a lovely garden-like oasis.

SUN 8/8

The Dirty Dishes (11pm), Solar Powered Sun Destroyer (10pm), RIBS (9pm), Grass Is Green (8pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$7 / 21+

Why not finish the week with big, bold, noisy, shoegazey, synthy rock?

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