Thursday, August 05, 2010

THUR 8/5: Film, Art, Music, Othello

Okay, it's quick and dirty for Thursday 'cause I'm getting ready for my radio gig...


THUR 8/5

Double Feature:
"In the Mood for Love" (3:15pm, 7:30pm)
"Lost in Translation" (5:15pm, 9:30pm)
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Two great films about love, both of them take place in Japan. One in English, one in Japanese.

See both for one price, which is about 4 hours of cinema and air conditioning.

If you start with the 3:15pm screening, you might get in for $7.75.

THUR 8/5

6pm to 9pm
The Biennial Project, "Greetings From Biennialand": Opening Reception
at Atlantic Works Gallery, 80 Border St, East Boston

A group of artists have been working on this ongoing Biennial Project, where they create art that is meant to knock the pretentious attitudes in the art world.

The exhibit is on display through SAT 8/28.

THUR 8/5

7pm to 9pm
Gregorio Uribe
at Greenway Caboose, about 145 Marginal St, East Boston

In the final concert of this year's Tito Puente Latin Music Series, Gregorio Uribe and his big band bring Colombian rhythms to the party, and you may not even miss the white powder that is another common export...

This park is so new, Google maps doesn't have the new image. There is a blue train caboose there!

THUR 8/5 (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, and Iago is one of the best villains ever. The performances were solid and clear on Tuesday. I'd would've liked a more seasoned Iago, but the content is well-delivered.

THUR 8/5

Triple Thick (11:40pm), The Lyres (10:40pm), Satin Kittens (9:45pm), The Pandemics (8:55pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

You can bad talk The Lyres; I have on an occasion or two because leader Jeff Conolly is insane. That doesn't stop him from making some of the finest garage rock of the last 30 years. Maybe he is Boston's Brian Wilson with sunglasses and farfisa organ instead of piano and sand.

Stick around for the buzzing garage-rock ruckus of Triple Thick who gets extra points for having a dedicated maracas/tambourine player. The Pandemics open with a nice, fuzzy attack of their own. I'm not that wild about The Satin Kittens who are a guitar-keyboard doing stuff like Velvet Underground covers. There's plenty of room towards the back of the club if you agree with me.

THUR 8/5

The Diamond Mines, Civil Warblers, Steve Fournier
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

I've been a big fan of The Diamond Mines for a while, and I think I gushed about them every week of their Plough residency last year. They've stripped down to a trio, but the songs are still fantastic and the vibe is rockin'.

I'm sure many were bummed when punk/folk band Bread and Roses disbanded. The other two performers on tonight's bill include Steve Fournier who played in B&R, and the rockabilly/country-flavored Civil Warblers that also includes a former Bread&Roser Adam Haut on vocals and guitar goddess Amy Griffin. (Have YOU ever been written up in "Guitar Player" magazine?)

Any night at the Plough with or without free music is fine by me.

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