Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TUES 10/18: Talk, Film, Rock

Bleached, tonight at Great Scott
Even when I don't feel like having a grilled cheese sandwich there are restaurants and food trucks that serve them as well as Dante on Tuesdays.

Hotel restaurants are not normally my bag, but the bar menu was pretty darn reasonable when I had a great little burger while enjoying a secret keg of Yuengling that someone brought back from PA a couple years ago.

They tweak their version every week, but you can't be too disappointed at $2 for a large half of tastiness.


TUES 10/18

"Summer in Angola": A Slideshow
at African American Studies Program, 138 Mountfort St, Brookline (near BU)

What the heck do you know about Angola? (I know they were a Portuguese colony at one time, and they had a long civil war.)

Dr. Linda Heywood (Director, African American Studies Program) and Prof. John Thorton (History & African American Studies) will talk about their summer trip to the country, which will probably quite enlightening.

TUES 10/18

6pm to 7pm
Lowell Lecture: Malcolm Rogers
at Rabb Lecture Hall, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

I doubt there will be any revealing information about the machinations of running the Museum of Fine Arts, but I could be wrong.

TUES 10/18

"The Jazz Singer": Screening & Discussion
at The Modern Theatre, 525 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)
$5 / Free with Suffolk ID

The first major "talkie" premiered in Boston at this same theatre in 1928.

Everyone will step into a giant time machine for the duration of the film, and a discussion will follow about the transition beyond silent films and why the heck it was okay for Al Jolson to appear in blackface...

TUES 10/18

Plumerai, My Bubba & Mi, The New Highway Hymnal, Karen Zanes
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

I like the trippy variety from the (likely) solo songs of Karen Zanes and the peculiar acousticism of Danish duo My Bubba & Mi to the full-on modern/throwback pysch-rock of New Highway Hymnal and the more subtle, smoother fuzz of Plumerai.

TUES 10/18

You Can Be A Wesley, Bleached, The Most Americans
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 18+

An article/blog/something recently said with seeming sincerity that You Can Be A Wesley has played Great Scott about 25 times. YCBAW haven't completely won me over -- which probably means they're on the way to superstardom -- however they bust out a janglish indie-rock that leaves me in a positive mood.

Things are going to be more consistent at this gig with Bleached, a punky-messy L.A. band fronted by a pair of sisters, and newish The Most Americans with one song on their Facebook page that builds into a really cool post-punk crescendo.

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