Not happy about Tuesday?
Go directly to Friday by closing your eyes and counting to 259,200.
Jim Lehrer, "Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates": Discussion
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Tix available through Harvard Book Store.
Jim Lehrer has moderated almost a dozen presidential debates, so he has seen these events from a different angle. Do we need a whole book about the topic? Do you really want to pay $5 to hear the news guy from PBS?
If you shop at the Harvard Book Store, that ticket can be used as a credit at the store -- or the event if you buy the book.
"Breaking the Lightspeed Barrier -- Fact or Fiction?"
at Room 100, Bldg 26, 60 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)
Feat: Professors Alan Guth, Edward Farhi, Peter Fisher
The lecture was probably scheduled before we found out there was a problem with the experiment that claimed to record particles moving faster than light.
Still 3 MIT physics professors are scheduled to talk about it. And many people outside of Boston don't have experts that explain science news and time travel to them...
You Can Be A Wesley, The Dirty Dishes, Beast Make Bomb, The Devil And A Penny
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+
If you do want to go out tonight, this should be your destination. The proverbial cup overflows with excellent jangly, fuzzy, shoegazey indie-rock.
You Can Be A Wesley have a solid new recording. After listening all the way through, I think I've discovered the root of my relative indifference about YCBAW: the vocals. Singer Saara Untracht-Oakner pushes and pulls her voice in a way that I haven't surrendered as of yet. An original voice may be the way that everyone else loves a band, and they may already have your affection -- or soon will.
On the other hand, The Dirty Dishes smacked into submission immediately, and I don't think I'm alone when I see magazine and blog coverage as well as opening for Passion Pit, etc. It's rockin' stuff that stretches out and floats around and darts about your ears and brain.
There is a lot of good things to hear from The Devil and a Penny and New Yorkers Beast Make Bomb.