Thursday, May 05, 2011

THUR 5/5: Classical, Talk, Rock

Happy Cinco de Mayo! Since we're almost as far from Mexico as an American state can be, I'm not sure if there's any reason to party -- except that it's Thursday...

I didn't see anything specific that excited me, but there are quite a few Mexican places in the area. Supposedly Border Cafe (Harvard Sq) is offering giveaways on top of their pretty-darn-good margaritias.

The Annual Boston LGBT Film Festival begins on Thursday night at the MFA in what might be the US premiere of a new film from the director of "Run, Lola, Run" where a married hetero couple fall in love with the same man. Other screenings will be at the Brattle Theater and Fenway Community Health Center.


THUR 5/5

5:45pm & 6:15pm
"Silver Tones Among the Silver"
at Shreve, Crump & Low, 440 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

Yes, it could be nice to sit around (apparently they have couches in there) and listen to a string quartet. I mainly think this is a good reason to go inside this jewelry store and not feel like an interloper.

THUR 5/5

David Emerson & Elizabeth Hopper, "Overcoming Trauma Through Yoga: Reclaiming Your Body": Discussion
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

My guess is that people with PTSD might fall into 2 main categories: those who are willing to try anything to get better and those who think nothing will help them.

Based on this notion, yoga seems as good as any avenue (and probably beneficial to all).

THUR 5/5

The Charms (11:40pm), Spirit Kid (10:45pm), Midnight Creeps (9:50pm), Geoff Useless (9:10pm), Jade Sylvan (8:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Ostensibly, this is a release party for a compilation album from Red Car Records that features some of the bands that are playing (see back cover of CD). For those who just want to hear loads of kick-ass rock and powerpop, you don't have to even worry about the CD that will should be for sale.

THUR 5/5

RIBS, Lights Resolve, Art Decade
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

On prior listenings to RIBS, I already thought these guys had their shit together. I spent some quality time with their tunes the other day, and I was truly impressed by their hard-n-heavy yet dynamic songs that even non-metalheads can love. Watch them kill it tonight before leaving for an East Coast tour, or at least give them a listen.

They're joined by two rocking bands that will at least encourage making a "rock face", if not goat signs.

THUR 5/5

Movers & Shakers, Sleepy Very Sleepy
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

For the third year in a row, Movers & Shakers are doing every Thursday in May at the Plough. There's a different opener every week, and they're worthwhile.

While they don't really sing like Joe Strummer (or Mick Jones), they sit near The Clash in my mind for bashing it out and weaving in little bits of various non-punk elements into their sound. If you don't go tonight, you've got 3 more chances.

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