Saturday, May 28, 2011

SAT 5/28: Zombies, Music, Art, TV

The long weekend has arrived!

The Bruins are in the Finals!

It's a hot and sunny!


I hope you're having a great Saturday. I should have Sunday/Monday stuff up soon.


SAT 5/28

Zombie March VII
meet at South Station through Boston

Did you read the recent government warning about a zombie apocalypse? Well, this is much less serious, but still kinda fun to see if you're in town.

It's not too late to get zombified and join -- or enjoy the spectacle if you're al fresco.

Take a look at the route, and there are quite a few places to park and enjoy the macabre campiness on Boylston, Newbury, the Common or Faneuil Hall.

The after-party is at TT the Bear's in Central Sq, so be aware when you're on the T.


SAT 5/28

Elastic Waste Band
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

I happened to be in Union Square on Saturday afternoon and caught the Elastic Waste Band's early set at Sally O'Briens. It was pretty damn good, and they nailed the Morphine stuff.

New Orleans guitarist Jeremy Lyons is no Sandman, but he balances reviving the vocals and being himself.

The place was rather crowded. Maybe it's people that don't feel like going any Wednesday night to Atwoods Tavern.

Birds of Play (at 9pm) aren't bad either.

SAT 5/28

7pm to 10pm
New York Per4mances #2
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Feat: AABier, Jill McDermid, Erik Hokanson

This is it -- the final night of performance art at the Meme Gallery.

It seems rather amazing that it lasted for the few years of continually cool, weird stuff that went on over there. I got the feeling that very little was actually *sold* there to you know... pay rent...

Of course, I rarely understand the underlying messages of most of these performances, so why should I understand the business model?

The performers include AA Bier, a pair of sisters whi do some strange stuff, as well as Jill McDermid and Erik Hokanson who run a gallery together in NYC and I think will do separate things.

SAT 5/28

7pm to 10:30pm
"Worried All The Time" Launch Party
at Arts at the Armory Performance Hall, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
$10 / All Ages

Feat: Rob Potylo & The Lonely Planets, The Galactic Army Of Toys, The Space Balloons, The Tiny Space Instrument Revue

MC: Kevin Harrington

Gotta love the abundance of creativity in our corner of the world. Except "Worried All The Time" is a new TV show that takes place on the Planet of Allston and is loosely based on "The Little Prince".

It's premiering on MyTV tonight, and the launch party will feature live performances from many of the principals like Rob Potylo (ex-Robby Roadsteamer, "Quiet Desperation" show, etc), Mike & Sophia (from Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, etc, etc.), and many more.

It looks like a real trippy show, and I expect a good mix of tunes, laughs, and fun in general.


SAT 5/28

Mean Creek, Hands & Knees, Fedavees, Banditas
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 21+

Dang, this is a pretty sweet show stacked with some of the best of local indie-rock that slip in various degrees of rootsy twang into their sound. Perhaps Mean Creek less so of the three that I'm referencing; they stretch out and jangle, and it sounds great. On the other hand, Banditas remind me of early-70s Rolling Stones with laid-back female harmonies instead of Mick. Hands & Knees really grab my indie-pop heart with their catchy tunes that punky it up here and there then get twangy there and here...

SAT 5/28

Spider John Koerner
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5ish / 21+

Apparently Spider John Koerner used to regularly play at the Plough back in the '70s. You can hear a country blues guitarist and singer who's been around so long that he was a contemporary of Bob Dylan on the '60s folk club scene. Dylan even mentions being impressed in his memoir "Chronicles, Vol. 1".

He's also playing at Sally O'Briens on Tuesday.

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