The flyer is not my most recommended show, but it looks really cool.
Keeping it brief, but Friday (as well as more Thursday) cheapness is on the calendar.
Sean Wilentz, "Bob Dylan in America": Discussion
at First Parish Church, 3 Church St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Do you want to hear someone talk about Dylan's influence? Sean Wilentz isn't just rambling over multiple cappuccinos; he has done the research.
Long Time Courting, Robbie O'Connell
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+
While he's not a Clancy Brother, Robbie O'Connell is a nephew who played with them for a long time. I think he lives nearby, but I don't often see shows like this.
It's a Celtic music party with Long Time Courting, a locally-based quartet.
"Horror Sounds": Evening of Horror Films & Sickened, Bleak Electronic Music
at Yes.Oui.Si Space, 19 Vancouver St, Boston (between MFA & MassArt)
Feat: Reviver, Xela, The Vomit Arsonist, Zerfallt, Xiphoid Dementia, DVJ Deftly D
If lilting Irish melodies aren't your thing, perhaps you'd prefer scary, harsh, ambient noise while horror movies are projected?
THUR 10/27 (thru SAT 10/29)
"Reefer Madness: The Musical"
at Zack Box Theatre, Downstairs, 8 The Fenway, Boston (Boston Conservatory)
Thursday -- 8pmIn my mind, I'd expect stuff like this at Emerson too, but I stopped regularly checking their calendar because I didn't see similar gigs.
Friday -- 7:30pm & 10pm
Saturday -- 7pm
Anyway... The Conservatory kids are performing the play that was inspired by the old cult movie about the dangers of marijuana. Consider this your warning -- in the form of songs!
Proceeds go directly to BroadwayCares: Equity Fights AIDS.
They say tickets can be reserved by e-mail. Wouldn't hurt if you really want to get in.
THUR 10/27 (thru MON 10/31)
at 545 Cambridge St Enter thru Rear, Cambridge (East Cambridge)
$13 or $20 advance / $25 door
Although only the first show was $10, I want to give a shoutout for something above the usual limit. Pay attention from the beginning and you'll pick up clues for the narrative that emerges throughout the show that is a thouroughly enjoyable theater experience -- well-paced, funny, and sexy.
There may be a $13 standing room option available, but I hear there aren't many tickets left for the last 5 shows.
FYI: I noticed a couple people miss the sign, but you enter around the corner through a little alley behind the building.
Pretty & Nice, Emperor X, Oranjuly, Bozmo, The Diamond Mines
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
I think Pretty & Nice is the only band doing a 'Halloween tribute' set as the SoCal punks Hot Snakes. SoCal solo, lo-fi-pop dude Emperor X is also on the bill with 3 incredibly good local rockers with cool tunes.
Alejandro & the Fame (as Lady Gaga), The Dahkness (The Darkness)
at Milky Way Lounge/Bella Luna, 284 Amory St, Jamaica Plain (The Brewery Complex)
$7 / 21+
I guess these two artists may both enjoy theatricality and being as "big" as possible...
Okay, you're probably going for Gaga -- by guy-guys -- and won't be offended by The Darkness, especially when they declare "I Believe in a Thing Called Love."
Born of Fire Annual Halloween Show
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+
12:15am -- Sad Wings Of Destiny (as Judas Priest)
11:30pm -- Entombed tribute
10:45pm -- Jack Burton vs. David Lo Pan (as Botch)
10pm -- Dio/Heaven and Hell tribute
9:15pm -- Suicidal Tendencies tribute
Didn't Judas Priest dress up all year long? I suspect local metal fans will see some familiar faces on stage.