There are quite a few Tuesday residencies of free music this month. It's probably a good way to get people out on a weeknight in January...
I think I posted the Young London gig, so I can remember them if they go big-time...
6pm to 7:30pm
Lori Andrews, "I Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did": Author Talk
at Boston Room, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)
It's inevitable to compromise your privacy if you do practically anything online.
Prof. Andrews will probably freak you out, but wouldn't you like to have a better understanding of what's happening when you're on Facebook -- or even send emails?
Eddie Scheer's Tuesday Night All-Stars
at Smoken' Joe's BBQ, 351 Washington St, Brighton (Brighton Center)
Guests Mr. Nick & Monster Mike Welch
While mainly a restauarant with a stage, there is a small bar area to have a drink and enjoy bluesy music almost every night of the week.
As for the Tuesday session, this week's guests include the fine harp skills of Mr. Nick and hotshot blues guitarist Mike Welch who is known across the country/globe.
Abbie Barrett & The Last Date (7:30pm), The Blue Ribbons (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)
On their latest release, Abbie Barrett & The Last Date shares a trio of uptempo indie-poppers that I enjoy a bit more than the folkier, sensitive stuff. I think The Blue Ribbons have been doing their weekly bluesy/rootsy weirdness for a while -- and that's a good thing.
Kristen Ford Band, Tilt-A-Whirl
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE / 21+
It's a Kristen Ford double-header. There's a different band opening during this January residency, except she'll be in the drum chair for the loose rock of Tilt-A-Whirl before leading her positive-vibe, folky pop-rock.
Richard James & The Name Changers (10pm), The Hornitz (8:30pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+
Thanks to MySecretBoston, Church is a spot for free, funky, jam-bandish rock every Tuesday this month.
To give you an idea what to expect from RJ & The Name Changers, someone listed last week's songs on the residency Facebook page. Besides their originals, the band worked in several tunes by Phish and The Beatles.
Tonight's opener is also the horn section for The Name Changers who do some cool stuff with drum machines, etc.
Young London, Glowkids & Fuse, Mic Raygun, Michael Hensley
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+
Hey, I've posted other electro-pop gigs. Young London may be too sleek 'n polished for my taste, but they probably have a better chance at national fame than most of the local bands I love. The Phoenix even called them one of the 12 best new bands for the upcoming year.
There are DJ's and other electro-popsters on the bill. I sorta dig the rougher sound of Mic Raygun who will supposedly give free flash drives to the first 10 people that say, "Dicks, pits and lady bits" to him after his set.