Alright. I don't know if I can keep typing when it's such a nice day...
Sunday cheapness is on the calendar.
The New England Pop Music Festival
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+
Midnight -- ShepherdessThe final night is going out with a powerpop bang -- as it should. It's not too late to hear 6 excellent bands in about 6 hours. Even if you soak in half of the bands, it's worth the price of admission.
11pm -- Scarce
10pm -- The One Smith
9pm -- The Pomps
8pm -- Popfilter
7pm -- Miskatonic
Note: All the proceeds from the festival benefit Doctors Without Borders, Animal Rescue League of Boston, and Community Music Center of Boston.
"For the Sake of the Song": A Tribute to Steve Earle
at Arts at The Armory Cafe, 191 Highland Ave, Somerville (Spring Hill)
Feat: Sam Otis Hill, Thea Hopkins, Patrick Coman, Mark Stepakoff
If a guy can be continuously praised and still be called 'under-rated', it would be Steve Earle.
Besides wasting prime years of his career on drugs, Earle takes an uncompromising path on his musical vision.
He's a little bit country, and a little bit rock 'n roll. He goes in whatever direction he feels and has written quite a few great songs along the way.
The Vivs, Count Zero, Bill Goffrier & others from Big Dipper
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
Let's say this: I anticipate there will be quite a bit of demand for the few tickets available when the 'doors' open at 8:30pm.
The Macrotones (11:30pm), Otis Grove (10:15pm), Sixth Degree (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 18+
Can't wait for tomorrow's "Rumble On The River"? The kick-off party is going down in the Fens with 3 more funky, jazzy, groovy bands that won't be playing by the Charles.
Age Rings, Full Body Anchor, Cooling Towers, Moons
at O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$7 / 21+
The cool thing about these bands as a group is that they all get heavy yet they're not bloated or dopey or proggy. Some kickass rock with some sweet musicality.