Friday, October 15, 2010

FRI 10/15: Art, Rap, Folk, Rock

Yeah... By the time I noticed that the Thursday post didn't go up, I thought it would be better to keep the weekend preview at the top.

Hopefully there will be more weekend cheap options sooner than later.


FRI 10/15 to SUN 10/17

Friday: 4pm to 7pm
Weekend: 11am to 6pm
Annual Fort Point Open Studios
all around Fort Point (South Boston/Seaport)

If this morning's weather is an indication (which may not be the case), it may not be a good night for a walking-around art adventure. However there are about 80 artists participating tonight that are mostly gathered in a handful of buildings.

(I got an email saying there's going to be a vodka open bar for a $5 suggested donation at Elevin Studios from 7pm to 10pm, so maybe hit one the buildings then have a few cocktails to reward yourselves...?)

I think this is Boston's original open studios area, so you should see some cool stuff wherever you go, and you might want to patronize the arts and bring something home.

FRI 10/15

Freddie Gibbs
at Concrete Jungle, 297 Newbury St, Boston (Back Bay)
FREE / 15+

Honestly, I'm not that sure if this is happening or not. If you want to hear some fresh, strong hip-hop, you can scoop other Bostonians who are waiting for tonight's show at the Middle East. It probably won't be a full set, but it's free...

FRI 10/15

The Chapin Sisters, Liz Longley, NEeMA
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)
$10 advance / $12 door / All Ages

If it's not sold out, it seem like there's still a chance to to buy $10 advance tix at the Berklee Performance Center box office until 6pm.

This is a whole lot of fine, folky, feminine singer-songwriters. Listen to some Chapin Sisters songs and enjoy those harmonies that come from sharing DNA. Liz Longley is a recent Berklee grad that is carving out a nice folky, poppy niche for herself with a beautiful voice and tunes.

Of the many things that Leonard Cohen and I agree upon, an appreciation of NEeMA is one of them. He produced the sultry Canadian chanteuse's latest album, and I'm quite happy to listen to her gentle tones.

FRI 10/15

Steve Wynn & The Miracle 3, Muck & The Mires, The Painted Lights, Eric Martin & the Illyrians
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

Although Steve Wynn has continued to craft compelling, multi-layered guitar-based rock; he'll always be remembered when he hit the alternative scene with The Dream Syndicate in the '80s when they were often mentioned in the same breath as REM and the like.

Maybe he'll play some of his newer stuff, but Dream Syndicate's "The Medicine Show" has recently been reissued, so I guess Wynn feels like revisiting it by performing the '84 album in its entirety.

In tonight's line-up is some kickass Boston garage-rock from the classic Eric Martin & the Illyrians and the amazing Muck & The Mires.

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