Friday, May 13, 2011

FRI 5/13: Art & Rock

I guess Friday the 13th can be bad luck, except that Blogger has been down since yesterday (and deleted my previous post)... It's also somewhat unlucky to have too many really good music options tonight.

For some intriguing theatre over $10 (by $5 to $15), the Emerging America Festival over the weekend has some cool shows like interactive musical "Fornicated From The Beatles" on Saturday. Or you could get free podcasts designed to be heard at specific locations.

Besides the Boston LGBT Film Festival through SUN 5/15, there are a trio of Charlie Chaplin films over the weekend at the Somerville Theatre.

Weekend post should be forthcoming.


FRI 5/13 (to SAT 5/14)

7pm until 7pm (next day)
Alice Vogler, "Envolver Rope"
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE to watch

Things are winding down at the Meme Gallery, but they're not fizzling out.

Vogler is one of the gallery principals, and I have a feeling she's going to spend 24 hours draping the room with rope. Walk by if you're in the neighborhood.

FRI 5/13

Walter Sickert & the Army Of Broken Toys, Mighty Tiny, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Holiday Mountain
at Middle East - Downstairs, 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 advance / $12 day of show / 18+

Since I couldn't post this yesterday, I'm going to allow myself to give a shout out to some really cool bands with a theatrical flair while still rocking out. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Mighty Tiny both have a new EP. Good stuff!

FRI 5/13

Jason Bennett & The Resistance (Midnight), The Dirty Truckers (11pm), Richard Bacchus & The Luckiest Girls (10pm), The Grinds (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 18+

Not only do you get the folky punk of Jason Bennett & The Resistance and the kick-ass rootsy rock of The Dirty Truckers, there's Richard Bacchus too. Does DGeneration sound familiar to you? Jesse Malin gets most of the press, but Bacchus was right there writing songs and still is kicking it in a glammy garage vein.

FRI 5/13

Count Zero, Cathode Rays, The Ward Eights, Jim Morrissey
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

I'd go to this show to hear Count Zero who are returning from a break with a new CD that still takes a lot of care to make something special that doesn't sound delicate. And Peter Moore is a fantastic singer. I think he has more than a passing resemblance to "Jim Morrissey" who sings Doors covers while sounding like Morrissey -- pretty frickin' funny.

The Cathode Rays rock the blippy-bloopy 8-bit sound early, and The Ward Eights get funky at the end of the night.

FRI 5/13

Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion!, Girlfriends, Thick Shakes, The Big Big Bucks
at Milky Way Lounge / Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
$7 / 21+

Aww, man! JP has so much good music going on tonight, and this show was stacked with sweet bands top to bottom. Almost every local Girlfriends gig has been a chance to say there may not be another band that has a better noisy garage-pop recipe than them. Add the visceral buzz of Thick Shakes, surf rockin' Beware the Dangers of a Ghost Scorpion, The Big Big Bucks, and I have to give this gig 2 or 3 thumbs up...

FRI 5/13

GarageDogs, Future Carnivores, Rick Berlin & Nickel And Dime Band
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

I guess it's the GarageDogs' 13th anniversary; although they been making musical mayhem for longer than that, they started using the current band name since 1998. For all of you Violent Femmes fans, Gordon Gano will be playing violin with GarageDogs!

I don't know what's going on with the awesome MEandJoanCollins, but singer-guitarist Bo Barringer is currently doing the Future Carnivores with some of Guillermo Sexo.

Maybe music starts at 9pm, so it wouldn't be bad to get there early...

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