Tuesday, August 10, 2010

TUES 8/10: Rock, Film, Othello

Yes, I enjoyed the long weekend in the hinterlands of Maine. Yes, I wish my plan to post would've worked.

Mostly early cheapness today...


TUES 8/10

6pm to 8pm
Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles, The New Collisions
at Christopher Columbus Park, Waterfront/North End, Boston

Kudos to the city for snagging two of the most promising local bands that could be on the verge of bigger things for the Waterfront Performing Arts Series.

Sarah Borges will always have a fan in me. When I began paying attention, the sound had one foot in country and one in rock. Borges and band may be veering towards rock -- although she still wears her cowboy boots and her voice will probably still have a little honky-tonk sass. They also give a great live performance.

The New Collisions will open with a set of catch pop-rock that impressed former Cars keyboardist so much that he added tasty synth parts all over their last CD.

TUES 8/10

"The Watercolorist"
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

I think this is the first night of BPL's Ibero Film Festival. There's not much info at hand, but that doesn't need to stop you from watching this Peruvian film about following a dream to make art.

TUES 8/10 (to SUN 8/15)

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

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

Believe it or not, there's only one more week of performances in this year's free Shakespeare in the Common. Take advantage of one of the highlights of free/cheap Boston culture. Even if one doesn't make a donation, you're supporting by simply enjoying one of Shakespeare's best tragedies.

TUES 8/10

MeAndJoanCollins (11:30pm), Mrs. Danvers (10:40pm), Yes Sir (9:50pm), Pam Autuori (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

If you count the concert at Christopher Columbus Park, you could get more than 5 hours of great music for $8. I've seen this gig as "Presented by Boston Dyke March", so I assume some of the door will support next year's event which usually takes place on the eve of the Pride parade.

Both MeAndJoanCollins and Mrs. Danvers played at this year's festival, and both are fantastic bands. I stand by my statement last year when I proposed that M&JC may be the best band in Boston. Listen now and gloat over your savvy music taste later. Mrs. Danvers has got a bunch of killer tunes that are equally easy to love while sitting or dancing.

Yes Sir includes guitarist Jen Grygiel from MeAndJoanCollins and bassist Dhy Berry from Mrs. Danvers, so how can this band suck? Practically impossible.

I could be wrong, but I bet this would be a good night for music-loving women who'd like to meet other music-loving women... Of course, the tunes are for everyone.

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