Tuesday, March 15, 2011

TUES 3/15: Music & Film

I often indulge in a tamarind Jarritos when I go to Anna's Taqueria, so today's 15th anniversary freebie is quite nice! If you buy a burrito, taco, quesadilla or a 'plate'; you'll get free Jumex or Jarritos.


TUES 3/15

J Mascis: Performance & Autograph Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

I have a feeling that the Dinosaur Jr leader isn't going to delve into song meanings or reminisce about the past. Still it could be cool to hear him play some tunes from his mainly acoustic solo album.

TUES 3/15

"Riffs & Raps: Jazzin the Generations"
at Faneuil Branch, Boston Public Library, 419 Faneuil St, Brighton (Oak Sq)

Feat: Arni Cheatham (saxophones), Bill Lowe (bass trombone, tuba, percussion), and Kevin Harris (keyboards)

Three jazz veterans provide a performance timeline of jazz history. Maybe geared towards jazz neophytes, but the music will be good.

TUES 3/15

6:30pm to 8:30pm
"Pushing the Elephant": Screening
at Lavine Civic Forum, City Year Headquarters, 287 Columbus Ave, Boston (Back Bay)

Wow. What happens when a war comes to your village in the Congo and all these terrible things happen to you and your family, then you are reunited with one of your daughters years later after relocating to Phoenix, AZ? This is the documentary that anwers that question.

There will be a post-screening panel discussion about the refugee community in Boston.

TUES 3/15

The DocYard: "David Wants to Fly"
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / $8 students, seniors

This half-German, half-English documentary follows a filmmaker who meets David Lynch then learns about Transcendental Meditation. The trailer look rather amusing, and there might even be some enlightenment found.

TUES 3/15

Ladies Coverband Night: Tori Amos, PJ Harvey, Sarah McLachlan
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

Magen Tracy (of St. Helena, etc) as Tori Amos
Leilani (of The Battleships Cometh) as PJ Harvey
Jane (of Bitch Trifecta) as Sarah McLachlan

Over the past couple years, there have been quite a few cleverly conceived covers gigs, and this show fits in nicely with the trend of presenting some sort of theme and matching good players with good songs.

The ladies are firmly in control as three strong female performers are celebrated by ad hoc bands of top-notch local musicians who apparently aren't going to SXSW.

TUES 3/15

9pm to 11pm
Tony Savarino & the Satanic Lounge Syndicate
at Lucky's Lounge, 355 Congress St,
$10 - $15 suggested donation

A Benefit Performance for The Fort Point Arts Community

Tony Savarino is a monster of guitar that's played with barrels of rock bands, and he's one of those masters that plays like the song matters. His new CD has got a blend of country, jazz, and blues that will make guitar-lovers drool.

Be prepared to buy some raffle tickets too, so you can support the public efforts of the Fort Point Arts Community.

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