Friday, May 27, 2011

FRI 5/27: Comedy, Art, Folk, Rock, Honk

Oh, man. I swung by Trident Booksellers for Jamie Bissonette's cooking demo last night. It was informative, interactive and tasty. What more could you want? I even had seconds of the tripe & beef tongue stew (delicious, really!), so it was almost a free meal.

Let's not dwell on the time I mention a 2-for-1 coupon for "The Gas" comedy show when it was the wrong week. There are 2 ads this week as can be seen below.


FRI 5/27

6pm to 9pm
"Illustrators' Riff": Reception
at Boston School of Guitar, 33A Harvard St, 3rd Floor, #52, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Feat: Ken Boyer, Maddie Copp, Laura Harrigan, Emily Holt, Virginia Kainamisis, Steve Mardo, Kelsey Marr, Coleen Palencia, Heather Short, Justine Silva, Victoria Wu

Nearly every Friday has an art reception at one gallery or another at a gallery. I like that this one isn't at a gallery.

Unless you want to learn to play guitar, there is a slight chance for a visit to a third-floor music school in Coolidge Corner. (I think I'm the only person that's listed this thing too.)

The artists are all 3rd-year Illustration students at MassArt, so they should be showing some aptitude at this point...

If you're in the neighborhood and like new experiences, there will be refreshments too.

FRI 5/27 thru MON 5/30

Various Times
"Campfire Festival"
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 per day / $30 weekend pass

Friday -- 6pm to 12:30am
Saturday thru Monday -- Noon to Midnight

Sure, you can pass an acoustic guitar around a real campfire. You know someone is going to butcher a Tom Petty (or Eagles or Sublime or whatever).

My guess is that you won't hear a Petty cover all weekend, but there will be wall-to-wall folky goodness for the next 4 days -- as well as some folks that'll be more rocky, bluesy, or left-of-center in one way or another.

Friday schedule:

6pm -- We're About 9
6:45pm -- Jenna Lindbo, Eric Leva, Brian Ernst, Jeff Cannon
8:15pm -- Andrew & Noah Band
9pm -- Andy Cambria, Marc Pinansky, Dan Baker, The Birthday Suicide
10:30pm -- Libby Kirkpatrick
11:15pm -- Tall Heights
Between you and me, I think Sunday and Monday are the most interesting lineups.

FRI 5/27

The Fatal Flaw (11:45pm), Sidewalk Driver (10:40pm), Hot Protestants (9:45pm), The Future Everybody (8:50pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

There is a good reason to get there way before The Future Everybody chimes out the first chord or even before the drum-stick four-count.

The 100 people get a free copy of "Narrow Hours", the new CD from the most excellent Fatal Flaw. You can download it, but isn't it nice to get something for being prompt? It's really good collection of instantly likable, superbly performed, hook-filled rock.

Sidewalk Driver are awesome. Frontman Tad doesn't have to be a kick-ass showman with his tremendous voice, but he is anyway. I'm a little confused that Hot Protestants is playing since I thought they were the new incarnation of Age Rings (yet that band had a CD release party last Saturday -- oh, I think I get it now)...

Doesn't matter. This would be my "rock lock" of the night -- if I had such a thing...

FRI 5/27

Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band
at Porter Belly's, 338 Washington St, Brighton (Brighton Center)

I often forget to look what's happening at this spot, but they do have good bands away from the spotlight. A podcast Local Music 101 apparently records bands on many Friday nights.

Maybe there'll be some chatting, but Friday night drinkers want to hear music and Emperor Norton's Stationary Marching Band brings the party with wild horn-band explorations that hit New Orleans, the Balkans, and I think Mars...

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