Wednesday, September 08, 2010

WED 9/8: Poetry, Comedy, Blues, Rock

I didn't see them when I was in Davis Square around 6:45pm, but the circus performers did show up yesterday in the park behind the T instead of the original location.

I try my best to list things that are actually happening, and it technically did go on...

Oh, and if you didn't see it below, BCAE have some cheap classes this week...


WED 9/8

6:30pm to 7:30pm
"Listen, My Children: Paul Revere's Ride in Poetry and Legend"
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Longfellow wrote his most famous poem 150 years ago, and the nitpickers often decry the omissions and errors. Historian-author Charles Bahne has done some digging and found some interesting results.

Part of the presentation will be the unveiling of the first draft's ending. Maybe Henry didn't mean to be so willy-nilly with the facts...

Dawes-lovers might need to prepare an apology. Or not...

WED 9/8

"Louis C.K.: Hilarious"
at Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge

Between the cost of renting the DVD and seeing him live is the theater presentation, which is being shown in 8 cities tonight.

Newton native Louis C.K. is hilarious in my book. He does a great job of making comedy out of really uncomfortable topics.

Whether you see the 84-minute concert film with other people, you should consider watching his show on FX.

WED 9/8

9pm to 11pm
Erin Harpe & the Delta Swingers
at Milky Way Lounge/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)

I'm sure my off-handed remark last month that the Delta Swingers' summer monthly residency should keep on trucking' -- so I'd like to take credit that the fantastic Erin Harpe will bring her newish electric blues outfit to the newish Milky Way for at least a few more months.

Go on the 2nd Wednesday of the month to hear something akin to what the blues sounded like Muddy and his band plugged in, which sounds better than ever in these hands.

WED 9/8

Action Verbs (11:15pm), Elsinore (10:15pm), The Acre (9:15pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I can get behind a band's positivity when they name their CD "Yes Yes Yes". The Illinois power-poppers infuse more than the title song with an effortless joy throughout their music. Or maybe "Yes Yes Yes" is an ecstatic proclamation.

Running, jumping, strumming, drumming, buzzing, popping, crackling -- these are action verbs. These are also Action Verbs? Yes, it's solid and well-crafted indie-rock that might suck you in. When folk-rock stretches out and gets atmospheric, The Acre's results are ambitious and fresh.

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