Tuesday, October 26, 2010

TUES 10/26: Music, Film, Story, Performance

Hmm, there's more cheapness happening than your usual Tuesday. At least, it's a bit more spread out with a couple things on both sides of the river.


TUES 10/26

Die Antwoord: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

Have you seen the crazy breakout video for the South African hip-hop duo? It was hard to tell if this was real or not. I guess it's something of a character but meant to be an artistic statement.

TUES 10/26

6:30pm to 11pm
All Things Horror Presents: Massive Horror Film Night
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville

Feat: "Ludlow", "Curious Stories, Crooked Symbols: The Short Films of Rodrigo Gudino", "Sympathy", "Night of the Punks", "Candy", and more

It is the strong of heart (and stomach?) that can handle over 4 hours of indie-horror flicks including a couple feature-length films and a bunch of shorts in what looks like a mix from tense thrillers to goofy gore.

TUES 10/26

Story Slam: "Horrified!"
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

Have you got a good personal story with a Halloween theme? If you have the winning story tonight, you'll compete in the championship in April. Last year's grand prize was a trip to Italy...

Tonight's guest co-hosts are singer-songwriter Jim Infantino (Jim's Big Ego) and harpist Deborah Henson-Conant. I'm sure they have a few good stories to tell (maybe a couple songs would be cool).

Sign-up is at 7:30pm, and the stories begin at 8pm. It's okay to just listen too.

Note: Somerville residents with a story to tell get in for free.

TUES 10/26

"Hypothesis: Matter vs. Antimatter": Performance & Music
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$7 / 18+

Feat: Walter Sickert & Edrie, Zayde Buti, Cathy L. Draine, TAiNA Vargas-Sosa

Since I really can't tell what's going on, I'm going to pull a direct quote:

Hypothesis takes an intelligent, theatrical approach to cabaret while blending highbrow art with a lowbrow aesthetic. Each month, a new group of artists present work based on a challenge posited by fellow scientists Prof. [rob: Madge of] Honor and Dr. [rob: Johnny] Blazes. These challenges provide an opportunity to ask questions, test new approaches, and make work that fascinates.
Based on tonight's "Matter vs. Antimatter" theme, everyone will perform something based on a personal love and a hate. Along with the performance art and music, there will be live painting. Dancing will follow at 10:30pm.

TUES 10/26

at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

In an article from a couple years ago, Gabrielle Agachiko said that she was focusing on "playing music inspired by Nina Simone - music that she performed or that I think she could have performed."

With her rich deep voice, she's found a good spot for her talents. Expect to hear "some torch, classics, standards, and a little Broadway", most likely joined by players from groups like Either/Orchestra and Revolutionary Snake Ensemble.

TUES 10/26

"Halloweenies: An experiment in Beer, Beats and Metal"
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Metalheads probably don't hang out at the Enormous Room very often. The line to get in will probably be as long as usual, but at least there's the promise of free Narragansett from 9pm to 11pm (while supplies last).

Some of the guys from Gozu will DJ, Motherboar is going to play a live set around 10pm -- which should be quite an experience in this tiny attic.

Costumes are "strongly encouraged but not required", although there will be prizes for best costume. I think doors will open at 8pm.

TUES 10/26

28 Degrees Taurus, To The Wedding, Whir, Mombi
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 18+

The band that caught my eye was 28 Degrees Taurus. I remember hearing them a few years ago, and it's good to see that they keep on building their base and expanding their sound. The newer songs seem more focused yet maintain the dreamy, psychedelic fuzz that they do so well. It's mainly going to be a night filled with bands that share a shoegazey thread for different yet complementary sounds.


Chris H said...

Rob, Mike and I appreciate you letting people know about the All Things Horror screenings each month. You are awesome!

rob v said...

Hey Chris,

You guys do a good thing. Keep up the good work!