Thursday, September 30, 2010

THUR 9/30: Remix, Film, Music, Kerouac

I don't know why it's called "Buick Regal Remix", so I'll try to figure out what has been remixed tonight and let you know...


THUR 9/30

7pm to 10pm
Buick Regal Remix Boston
at Artists For Humanity EpiCenter, 100 W 2nd St, Boston (Fort Point / Southie)
FREE w/ RSVP / 21+

Feat: Eli "Paperboy" Reed & the True Loves

The RSVP deadline may have been yesterday, but maybe you still feel like trying. I tried to let you know BoyBand": Boston Premiere
at Regent Theatre, 7 Medford St, Arlington
$8 advance / $10 door -- Admits 2 people

Friday: 8pm

I watched the trailer, and this film about a fictional '80s boy-band from Worcester looks pretty funny. Filmed in Mass with a cast of actors that might e familiar if you watch stuff like "One Tree Hill" or "Gossip Girl", I think this might be worth a shot.

Tonight's screening includes a performance by Gamble & Burke, who wrote many of the songs in the movie, and they're offering a prize for "Best '80s Attire" to encourage the throwback atmosphere. Tomorrow night is a plain showing, but both nights offer two-for-one admission.

Bring a friend or enemy, and it's like paying half price!

THUR 9/30

Brian Wright, Drew O'Doherty
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

I plan on spending more time listening to Brian Wright although this is the end of his two-Thursday residency at Café 939. There's depth to his folk/country songs, and the energy is strong like rock songs with a gospel-like fervor.

Drew O'Doherty is also a kickass singer-songwriter (and he gets extra points in my book for having played in Ted Leo & the Pharmacists).

THUR 9/30

Lovewhip, Cathy Cathodic
at Milky Way Lounge/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
$5 / 21+

It makes me laugh to see that I wrote: "Lovewhip is a funky chocolate truffle with hot guitar-raspberry jam drizzled over it." I stand by it as a feeling that overcame at that moment. And it should be delightfully funkalicious delight that can appeal to the wallflower and bootyshaker alike -- that could transform the wallflower. Add the raptastic underground "fem-cee" Cathy Cathodic, and it will be a party whether you like it or not.

THUR 9/30

Ketman, The Fedavees, Electric Zeus, Caveman
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

For the rock, this one looks interesting. It's going to be noisy and musical and weird and spacey. This is the first full-band gig for The Fedavees which was previously a one-man project, and it's also one of the early gigs for Jesse Gallagher's (Apollo Sunshine) new project Electric Zeus. For the record, I think Ketman does one of the best jobs of mixing wild, post-punky rock with horns.

THUR 9/30 (thru SUN 10/3)

Various Times
Annual Jack Kerouac Literary Festival
at UMass Lowell & nearby locations, Lowell
Most Free or under $10

I think I've admitted to having a soft spot for the City of Lowell -- maybe it's because I only visit when something interesting is happening. I'll always have a fondness for Jack Kerouac for altering my mind with "On the Road."

Over the next 4 days, there will be a variety of readings, performances, walks, films, lectures/discussions etc.

Today there's a couple readings, a film, a pub tour, and a music/reading session with David Amram (a friend of Kerouac and a very cool old dude when I met him) at Cappy's Copper Kettle.

There's a full schedule and PDF pamphlet.

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