Tuesday, April 19, 2011

TUES 4/19: Music, Film, Etc

Yeah, I forgot to post before I ran in the marathon yesterday...


TUES 4/19

7pm to 9pm
Kerry Leva, "Vocal Production in Electronic Dance Music": Seminar
at Room 112, 22 The Fenway, Boston (Berklee/Fens)

The Together Boston Festival has begun, and there are a bunch of electronic music events happening this week -- some free or under $10.

This will supposedly a basic session about incorpating vocals into electronic music that might be instructive for any burgeoning engineers/producer.

If you go, you can also get into to ElecSonic Synesthesia at Phoenix Landing (9pm tonight), so that's a $5 savings on top of the knowledge you gain. (The info says, "Dress in white!"?)

I'd mention the Bad Rabbits (etc) DJ party practically across the street at Enormous Room, but I hate waiting in line.

TUES 4/19

at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St., Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

When this animated feature came out a few years ago, it received many positive reviews. It's mainly one of the filmmaker's autobiographical tale about her life in (and out of) Iran before and after the Islamic revolution.

If I recall, the black and white style is similar to a graphic novel that served as source material.

(In multiple languages with subtitles)

TUES 4/19

"Unreliable Narrator" Showcase
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

You've got to have a wicked sense of humor and big brass balls for a production called "2010: Our Hideous Future: The Musical!" that takes place in "New Malden" of an alternate universe. Tonight's variety show will raise money for a summer tour.

Music: Kristen Ford, Mei Ohara, Songs from "2010: Our Hideous Future..."

Comedy: Jenny Zigrino, Ryan Darmody, Perfect Monster, The Unreliable Narrator Podcast Group

Storytelling: Brad Smith, Michael Anderson, Tina Stoner

From what I've heard and seen in the past, this should be a fun show.

TUES 4/19 (and WED 4/20)

Lake Street Dive: Two-Night CD Release
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

Tuesday: Robert Sarazin Blake, Jefferson Hamer
Wednesday: Mr. Sister

Let's not nitpick that Lake Street Dive's self-titled album was released about 5 months ago, these New England Conservatory grads have returned for 2 nights at the wonderfully intimate Lizard Lounge.

My standard description of their sound was "jazzy country-soul-folk-pop"; the new collection has them creating delightfully agile pop with those other flavors occasionally woven through here and there.

They just might be able to trick a wide audience into liking good music...

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