Tuesday, January 04, 2011

TUES 1/4: Talk & Music

The math geeks are already on board, but I finally saw that the number 2011 is a prime number and also the sum of 11 consecutive prime numbers. So there's a little fun with numbers to think about and share with friends!

I didn't post a flyer for any of tonight's gigs, however I was getting nostalgic and started picking my favorite flyers from last year. My January thru March picks are below.


TUES 1/4

Micah Nathan, "Losing Graceland": Reading, etc
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

There is a book reading somewhere nearby almost every night. Few of them also include someone singing acoustic Elvis covers and an Elvis-themed dance contest.

Micah Nathan's second novel is a road story that involves a young fellow driving someone who may be Elvis Presley to Memphis. (I had a similar idea, but it was to Las Vegas...)

Even if you don't dance (winner gets a Brookline Booksmith gift card & a signed copy of this book), it could be an amusing scene. And there was a mention of wine, which normally makes readings bearable... Costumes are encouraged.

TUES 1/4

Bluegrass Pickin' Party
at Cantab Lounge - Downstairs, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$7 suggested donation

Feat: Sam Stambler (8:30pm), Alan Kaufman & Joint Chiefs of RetroGrass (10pm)

I have a friend who usually goes to the first pickin' party of the year. I don't know if it's any more fun, but it's a pretty darn good time if you happen to like bluegrass -- or are open to the experience.

All are invited to play at the beginning and after the featured bands -- but it's assumed that you know how to play.

They say the donation is voluntary, and When the hat comes around, it would be good karma to drop something in the hat when it comes around.

Will you hear yodeling tonight? Yes, you will.

TUES 1/4

Ice Cream Social (11:30pm), Davina Yannetty (10:40pm), Corin Ashley (9:50pm), Phil Wisdom (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$6 / 18+

While I may not call it a "Star-Studded Night of Acoustic Rock", there are a lot of fine performers who've got plenty of clever, melodic songs witing for you.

Corin Ashley is just an awesome performer and has written some great songs that deftly manipulate Beatlesque influences. On the occasions I've seen Davina Yannetty, she does rock the ukulele with witty originals, well-chosen covers, and good between-song banter. I think Ice Cream Social is performing as a duo tonight, who have a strong Irish influence. Phil Wisdom of Butterknife opens up with his acoustic pop/rock.

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