Tuesday, May 10, 2011

TUES 5/10: Science, Film, Rock

Hey, there are screenings from the Boston LGBT Film Festival through SUN 5/15, and there is no 'orientation test' to gain entry.


TUES 5/10

7pm to 9pm
Science by the Pint: "The Near Future of Green Automobiles"
at Tavern on the Square, 1815 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Isn't half the fun of having drinks with friends is the stimulating conversation?

One topic starter will be supplied by MIT grad student Kevin Cedrone and his colleagues give some info on their research for more efficient cars, then mill around and chat with the crowd.

TUES 5/10 (thru THUR 5/12)

7pm, 9:30pm
48 Hour Film Project: Premiere Screenings
at Kendall Square Cinema, One Kendall Square, Cambridge

It has to be difficult to make a short film from beginning to end in 48 hours. On this past Friday, the filmmakers were given a genre, a character, a prop and a line of dialogue that they had to use.

After writing, acting, and editing in 48 hours, they turned in the final product on Sunday night. About 80 entries are being shown over 6 sessions, and they're usually a bunch of decent results.

TUES 5/10

Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Kami Lyle
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

After celebrating their 15th anniversary at the Lizard Lounge in February, Chandler Travis and his Philharmonic are back for another month of shows with a different musical guest each Tuesday.

I dig the Philharmonic's party music that is all over the rock 'n roll map with plenty of humor.

Fellow Cape resident, pianist/trumpetress singer/songwriter Kami Lyle, opens with some jazzy pop sensibility.

TUES 5/10

OldJack, Larcenist, The Wandas
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 suggested donation / 18+

Even if this wasn't a benefit show, this is worth the price of admission. Proceeds from that cover charge will go to the Red Cross to aid those in the tornado-ravaged areas. Feel free to give more than the suggested donation.

OldJack had a good run at the Rumble this year into the Finals, so you know these guys can deliver on their soulful, earthy rock. I've described Larcenist as "heavy Americana", and I'm going to stick with it one more time. The Wandas have a knack for writing extra-hooky pop-rock that I've enjoyed on several occasions.

TUES 5/10

Thinking Fellers Union Local 282, Mr Sister
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

For some reason, Thinking Fellers Union Local 282 are playing a warm-up gig in Boston before they head to the UK for a rare reunion show at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival.

It makes sense since TFUL282 probably influenced a few bands by contributing their noisy, experimental rock to scores of college radio playlists in the '90s.

Some fans bought tickets to England, and you can hop on the Orange Line. And the wonderful Mr Sister are opening.

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