I couldn't help myself -- I like both flyers. Even though they're so different in content, I like the complementary colors...
Sunday cheapness on the calendar.
Calling All Angels 2: A Benefit for Friends of Emilia
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+
Feat: Jessica Sun Lee, John Powhida, Full Body Anchor, Black Thai, Age Rings, Mary Bichner, Aloud
Doors open 6pm
It's a good thing that there's so many good bands playing to focus on, because the cause is really friggin' emotional. This is the second annual concert in memory of a little girl who never left the hospital and to support the BIDMC Newborn Intensive Care.
Think of it as a celebration. Since Emilia lived her life, the couple are the parents of a little boy.
There are some really good bands. Aloud is great stuff. John Powhida has been charming me for years since The Rudds ruled my Boston. I'm quickly becoming a fan of Mary Bichner's Box Five. Age Rings rocks. Full Body Anchor rocks harder. Black Thai rocks even harder.
Of course, there will be raffles too.
at 808 Gallery, 808 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)
Back in 1997, seven playwrights created one-acts based on Shakespeare sonnets. They included Eric Bogosian, Tony Kushner, Wendy Wasserstein, Marsha Norman, John Guare, Ntozake Shange, and William Finn.
The inspiration is classic material, although the yielded tales have had mixed reviews over the years. It could be worth a shot for something different...
Winter Soul Revue
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+
Midnight -- Miss FairchildYes, there is a lot of soul music to shake a tail-feather. I love the big band with horns and powerhouse vocals by Jenny Dee and Jordan Valentine. Miss Fairchild definitely has a funky party vibe. Nicky Egan and The Bold Type are smaller combos, and I like the extra helping of rock 'n roll with The Bold Type.
11pm -- Jordan Valentine & The Sunday Saints
10pm -- Jenny Dee & The Delinquents
9pm -- Nicky Egan
8pm -- The Bold Type
Yoni Gordon (Midnight), The Diamond Mines (11pm), Hands & Knees (10pm), The Fagettes (9pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
When you don't need a theme or a benefit or a concept, this is the show. Just bunches of punky-poppy goodness, one after the other.
"Negroes on Ice"
at FutureBar, 58 Ross Way, Quincy (near Quincy Center)
$8 / 21+
Feat: Prince Paul, DJ P Forreal, Talent Harris, Breeze Brewin', Soce the Elemental Wizard
I watched some of the Ustream offerings, and it wasn't that promising, but Prince Paul has done some really cool projects over his career like producing Big Daddy Kane, 3rd Bass, and De La Soul. I know he did some stuff with "Aqua Teen Hunger Force", and Handsome Boy Modeling School was hip-hop with a sense of humor.
I tried to find a real review of this theatrical-musical-comedy performance that had a run last year, and I couldn't. Still I think the beats will fantastic, and the show will probably be pretty funny led by Prince Paul and his son P Forreal.
Isn't "Negroes on Ice" twisted enough to pique your interest? It looks very walkable from the T...