Monday, July 18, 2011

MON 7/18: Film & Rock

Yes, I'm disappointed with my blogging over the weekend. I won't apologize though.

Expect short posts this week to prevent it from happening this week.


MON 7/18 (and TUES 7/19)

Various Times
Double Feature: "The Birds" (2:30pm), "Psycho" (5pm)
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$9.75 / $7.75 student / $6.75 senior

Tuesday schedule:

"The Birds" (2:45pm, 7:15pm)
"Psycho" (5:15pm, 9:45pm)
Why do people go to the movies in the summer? Some media folks were discussing this question recently, and no one mentioned the comfort of a cool theater. There are few homes that can chill the viewer like any movie house.

As many times as I've seen these films, I'd consider a 4-hour break from the heat. There is another Civil War film at the BPL, but browsing the stacks may keep you just as cool.

MON 7/18

6:30pm to 11pm
Rockathlon: Trials #2
at Fourth Wall Project, 132 Brookline Ave, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+

Feat: Julia Easterlin, Visions, Jaguar

I missed the first Rockathlon prelim last Monday, but you can get the idea tonight or try going to finals next Monday.

Roadies and musicians compete in categories such as:
-- Roadie Cup: Fastest String Change & Tuning * 50' Cable Wrap * Two-Minute Speed Shine
-- Headliners: Epic Performance * Ultimate Pick Toss
-- Encore: T-shirt Make-Off * Stage Dance
My understanding is that competitors have already been chosen except the crowd may get nivoved in the "Encore" events.

There will also be performances by the fantastic, loop-y songstress Julia Easterlin, alt-country Visions, and hip-hopper Jaguar.

From what I can guess including Facebook pix, it's 21+ because there may be some 'free refreshments'.

On the bright side, none of the Japanese women's soccer team is competing tonight...

MON 7/18

Hallelujah The Hills (11pm), The Poison Control Center (10pm), Red Quiet (9pm), Snow What (8pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$8 / 18+

There aren't enough rock bands like The Poison Control Center. On stage his Midwest band pretty much lose their minds by jumping around and standing on their heads while pounding out some delightfully skewed indie-pop.

When it comes to the nexus of noisy and melodic, our local Hallelujah The Hills danced around that intersection with excellent results. In that I still love "Collective Psychosis Begone" more than their subsequent recordings, I accept that they've grown and I'm living in the past.

MON 7/18

The FU's, Lenny Lashley's Gang Of One
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

Wow! Direct from the original Boston hardcore scene, The FU's are playing at Charlie's Kitchen. This is a sign to me that people really love these Monday night shows. They played a couple reunion gigs last year, and it looks like a handful of shows are happening this year.

If that isn't enough for you, Darkbuster frontman Lenny Lashley's current project is something similar to his former "down-homey" side-project, Lenny & the Piss Poor boys. Even alone with an acoustic guitar, whatever he does feels like punk.

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