Thursday, December 30, 2010

THUR 12/30: Film, Music, Variety

Ideally, independent stores that sell cool fashions et cetera would be open for a long, long time.

For what must be a variety of reasons, it wasn't feasible for Horror Business to stay open so they're having a liquidation sale where everything must go.

There's going to be some kind of goodbye party tonight, and Facebook says there is still many punk accoutrements for at least 50% off.

This is what the store looked like when it was full.

(Almost home... Boston, I miss you.)


THUR 12/30

"The Art and Technique of the American Commercial"

"Award-Winning British Commercials 2010"

at Institute for Contemporary Art, 100 Northern Ave, Boston (South Boston/Seaport)
$10 / $8 students

Strange as it seems, a museum wants you to pay to watch commercials. Supposedly the American commercials do end up in MoMA’s Film Archives, however I usually prefer the British award-winners.

They're usually funnier and more clever -- and we're less likely to be able to purchase the products.

THUR 12/30

Melvern Taylor & His Fabulous Meltones
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

For a few pre-NYE drinks, hanging out with Melvern Taylor strumming the ukulele & the Meltones backing him with a classic swing. It's a jazzy, twangy stroll through some breezy tunes.

THUR 12/30

"Dry Run to NYE" Party
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: Cass McCombs, Aaron Brown, Nina Nastasia, Drew O'Doherty, Nick Flynn, Marc Pinansky, The Painted Lights, Sleepy Very Sleepy, Mike Gill/Circumvision, Sophie Klahr, Banditas

This is mainly a 'dry run' for Cass McCombs and filmmaker Aaron Brown who are presenting "The Pretender" at the Modern Theatre as part of "First Night". Their collaboration is being described as a 'modern day mythological musical'. And singer-songwriter Nina Nastasia will be opening for Dean & Britta next door at the Paramount.

A handful of local top-notch folky and rocky types are joining the fun, and Mike Gill from Circumvision will likely show some of the brilliant music videos they've made.

Author Nick Flynn will read from his latest novel "The Ticking Is The Bomb", and Sophie Klahr will read some of her poetry.

They say the performances start promptly at 8:30pm. I doubt the schedule on TT's calendar is accurate, but I do think they'll generally go on last to first as listed above.

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