Thursday, October 21, 2010

THUR 10/21: War, Food, Music

For the record, I did walk along a stretch of the Charles last night. I didn't see the tree in the photo below, but the sunset was wonderful.

FYI: Am feeeling a bit stranger then usual today, and I don't know if it's affected the post.


THUR 10/21

"How can wars of the present and the experience of war be adequately represented?": Panel Discussion
at Carpenter Center, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

Feat: Peggy Ahwesh, Kota Ezawa, Harun Farocki, William E. Jones, Lamia Joreige, Wael Shawky, Antje Ehmann

That seemed like a good question. I'd like to know the answer. The curators and several of the artists who have pieces in the corresponding exhibit that opens tonight, "The Image In Question. War -- Media -- Art", are going to talk about it before the reception (wine and cheese potential).

I assume the discussion will take place in the auditorium on the lower level.

THUR 10/21

Madhur Jaffrey, "At Home with Madhur Jaffrey": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

If you saw this listed somewhere else as a ticketed event at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, it has changed. I'm guessing it'll be crowded, but you can try ("seating will begin at 5:30pm").

The topic is still Indian cuisine for cooks who don't want to spend a lot of time.

THUR 10/21

Mount Peru (11:45pm), Mr. Sister (10:50pm), Audrey Ryan Band (9:55pm), Clara Bones (9:05pm), Poison Control Center (8:20pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Wow, this is a darn good mix of power-pop and forward-thinking folky/rootsy rock. It's a quality line-up all the way through that includes two of my faves: Mr. Sister and Audrey Ryan.

When I say get there early, I mean it -- and you really shouldn't miss The Poison Control Center, a quirky indie-rock band from Iowa who might just tour around by getting tacked onto other gigs like this except they opened for Pavement last month.

THUR 10/21

The Good Pour (10:30pm), The Birds of Play (9pm)
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE / 21+

After years of seeing her sing back-up with Josh Lederman, I'm so happy to hear Kay McKinstry belting them out front and center. With a voice that sounds like an angel who parties like the devil, it's torchy, twangy alt-country/Americana at its best.

I've also enjoyed the music of James Christensen, but I don't think I've heard this project, The Birds of Play, and I was happy to hear fresh blast of tunes; my gut reaction was "Pixies-like with volume dialed-down".

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