Thursday, June 23, 2011

THUR 6/23: Music & Roller Skating

Wow! They got Whitey Bulger. I thought they wouldn't capture him alive. After the death of Bin Laden, the next guy on the most-wanted list should dig a hole and jump in...


THUR 6/23

Liam Finn: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, North Market Bldg, 4 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston (Faneuil Hall)

It must take balls to be Neil Finn's son and get into the hook-strong songwriting game. One hand, he learns first-hand from the leader of the mighty Crowded House. On the other hand, he'll always be compared to Neil Finn!

That said, he's not bad... I'd probably drop in if I was nearby. (Not better than Dad though.)

THUR 6/23

Boy Without God, Sleepy Very Sleepy, Tamsin Wilson
at YMCA Theater, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I went on a 'musical field trip' led by Boy Without God in 2009, and it was a great time. When he sings, there's strong fervor even when the songs are quiet.

They feel like serious songs. The whole show might be strewn with that kind of music. From what I heard of Sleepy Very Sleepy, you won't have trouble staying awake yet the mood is somewhere between dreamy and druggy. And there is an intensity behind Tamsin Wilson's soft voice

THUR 6/23

9pm to Midnight
"Down & Derby": Roller Party
at North Star, 22 Friend St, Boston (near North Station)
$5-ish w/ RSVP

Feat: DJs 7L & Knife, Saucy Lady

I'm slightly less excited to let you know about this party after I've learned that there might be a $5 cover -- as well as requiring a RSVP. (I'm guessing a 60-40 chance of being a cover.)

Still -- how often do you get to roller-skate while hanging out at a bar.

It may still be possible to RSVP. A bunch of sites besides me have mention it, so the line may be long...

THUR 6/23

Hanni El Khatib, Bass Drum of Death, Kal Marks
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 18+

My first instinct was that Hanni El Khatib and Bass Drum of Death would be some kind of cold, worldly electronic music. I may not be good at guessing the music from looking at band name.

These groups are both bluesy garage-rock that smashe through the air with a loose, rip-roaring swagger. Local guys Kal Marks are a bit more delberate and arty who take time for the songs to open up.

THUR 6/23

Mondo Thursdays: Superhoney
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Funk-rock machine Superhoney may not play out as often as they did a few years ago when they would pack Harpers Ferry. I'd wager they still shake the walls and people's booties when the Superhoney starts flowing. There may not be a lot of dance room, but it should hopping -- if you can get in.

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