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FRI 12/16 (and SAT 12/17)
International Pancake Film Festival
at The New Art Center, 61 Washington Park, Newtonville
If you live in Newton and wonder why you have to travel to so many cheap thrills, stick around your 'hood for silly short films about pancakes.
There will be free pancakes (and a cash bar)...
7:30pm to 9:30pm
Anderson Comedy: "The Gas"
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
Feat: James Parkinson, Reid Faylor, Andrew Short, Phoebe Robinson
If you haven't had a good laugh this week, perhaps you could find some assistance at Great Scott tonight. They serve all sorts of alcoholic beverages. Oh, comedians will also perform.
If you keep on drinking, The Pill will get swinging around 10pm and The Blackboard Nails will play at some point.
"Beantown Holiday Bop"
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+
Feat: The Raging Teens, Roy Sludge, Port Charles Quintet, Sean Mencher, Dewitt Does Cash
The most excellent Raging Teens are hosting their annual Holiday Hoedown of rockabilly and country with a dash of garage rock courtesy of the Port Charles Quintet. Yes, there will be a Johnny Cash tribute group. If you show up early, Narragansett might have a little gift for you...
DJ Easy Ed will keep toes tapping between sets.
The Scrooges, Cortez, Double Nines
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$5 / 21+
Ain't it wonderful that we have a bunch of sleazy rockers in dirty Santa suits who rip through a bunch of songs by Iggy Pop & The Stooges?
What seemed like a lark when it began a few years ago has turned into a loud yuletide tradition that had the Scrooges bouncing around various venues for a couple weeks.
This gig is going to friggin' rawk since you also get the heaviness of Cortez and loud-'n-fast punch of Double Nines.
The Scrooges are also at Great Scott on THUR 12/22.
One Happy Island, Let's Whisper
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
There is nothing wrong with having a few pints and listening to some easygoing indie-pop. There is quite a few things right with it.