Wednesday, September 21, 2011

WED 9/21: Peace, Talk, Dance, Humor

A few things:

* 1 *
So I had to check out "The Ames Sessions" last night after writing about it, and I had a good time. They decided to move it inside, which was fine. I did notice their patio space looked like a comfy spot. To all my cheap friends, I can happily report that 'Gansett tall boys are $3.50.

Leo Blais delivered a fine solo set that was a big hit with the dancing toddler (and me). Anna Rose was even better in person especially on her new material, and Boston was treated to the first live performance of her Arcade Fire cover. I chatted with her briefly afterwards, and kudos to anyone who makes a Son House reference! (I even met a couple music bloggers and a couple Weekly Dig dudes.)

People who want to grab a drink after work and hear some cool music on a Tuesday should head over in the next 2 weeks. Both nights should be interesting.

* 2 *
If you wanted to try the Boston Film Festival tonight, I think there's a 50-50 shot to enjoy "Fort McCoy" (9pm) based on a real Nazi POW camp in Wisconsin starring Eric Stoltz.

* 3 *
Have you listened to The Bynars? They rip it up with crunchy guitars, and they pump up the vintage-style keyboards for a kickass good time -- for the most part.

They sent me an email that they're offering another track from their album for free. It's a bit of a 'downbeat song', but there are 2 more free tracks. Download, enjoy, then consider buying...

Btw: Cheapness through Saturday is on the calendar.


WED 9/21

Peace Corps: Information Meeting
at O'Neill Federal Bldg Auditorium, First Floor, 10 Causeway St, Boston (North Station)

Does your job suck? Maybe you don't have one at the moment? Want to break up with your S.O. and don't know quite how to do it?

Try leaving the country for a couple years with Peace Corps...

There's an info session at the government building next to the Garden from 6pm to 7pm. You have to RSVP by email -- or call 617-565-5555 -- to get in.

WED 9/21

6:30pm to 8pm
"A Constant Round of Entertainments: The Life of the William Brattle House": Lecture
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Some people love hearing about colonial architecture and history... Tonight and next week's lectures focus on a couple Cambridge buildings.

Part of "Hidden Gems: Historic Georgian Houses in the Boston Area" series.

WED 9/21

Science in the News: "Mind-Machine Interface: Computers and the Wired Brain"
at Armenise Ampitheatre, 200 Longwood Ave, Boston (Harvard Medical School / Longwood)

For the next 9 weeks, people who know about biology, astronomy, and other topics will simply tell you about the latest developments -- hence the "Science in the News" moniker.

For instance, 3 neuroscience grad students will discuss how machinery is being created to interact with people via the brain.

Registration is recommended.

WED 9/21

"Hot Snow"
at Enormous Room, 567 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 advance / $8 door / $10 VIP seating

From the video of a Club Oberon performance, there wasn't much interaction in this "dance-theater, club-art piece". With the size of this room, I don't know how many could dance along. Sit back on a soft couch and enjoy the kinetic, audio/video performance that is happening every 2nd & 3rd Wednesday throught the end of the year.

(There is supposedly a Bacardi special called "Hot Snow Tea" for $3 from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.)

WED 9/21

Storyliars: "The Mating Game"
at Milky Way Lounge/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)

Feat: Brian Longwell, Ken Reid, Tim Vargulish, Matt Kona, Will Smalley, David Drake, Will Noonan, others

Hosted by Walter vs. Himself and Rob Crean

The idea behind StoryLiars is relatively simple: A group of comedians -- in this setting -- each tell a story based on the evening's theme. All of them are true except for one, and the audience members can win a prize by deducing (or guessing) correctly.

With a topic like relationships, I could believe any crazy story -- so good luck!

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