Saturday, March 24, 2012

SAT 3/24: Night Cheapness

Like I said earlier: I would recommend screenings of the Irish Film Festival, but the films I like have sold out.

Maybe you want to see classic "The Quiet Man" tomorrow and/or the new documentary about the film directly afterwards.


SAT 3/24

Chris Matthews, "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

Irish-American Catholic guy who graduated from Holy Cross Chris Matthews is usually more entertaining when he's excited and outraged. Some may enjoy his reverential side as he talks about this new book about President Kennedy.

Since it's only a couple blocks away from the Booksmith, the JFK National Historic Site will open out of season from 1pm to 5pm today.

SAT 3/24

Dimitris Dalakoglou, "Revolt and Crisis in Greece": Discussion
at Lucy Parsons Center, 358A Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Sussex University professor Dimitris Dalakoglou has been active in the Occupy London group and has co-edited an anthology that analyzes the protest movement in Greece since the powder keg was lit in 2008.

The anarchist, dissident perspective is not heard through most news resources, so this is one of those chances to hear it.

SAT 3/24

Darling Pet Munkee vs The New Frustrations
at Store 54, Basement, 16 Harvard Ave, Allston
Donations Accepted / All Ages

The gig has been dubbed 'Old School Vs New School'. I'm pretty sure The New Frustrations are representing 'Old School' with straight garage awesomeness with a nods to the mod sound.

I'm a Michael J Epstein fan from The Motion Sick on, so I'm rooting for 'New School'. Darling Pet Munkee combines the bass-drum duo Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling with killer guitarist Cathy Capozzi of Axemunkee. The result is possibly my favorite Epstein project: the songs are often about things sold in old comic books, the band is rocking out, and there is more character in MJE's vocals to match the tunes.

Since this is not a traditional venue, "All are welcome to bring refreshments". This should be a good time!

SAT 3/24

Stephie Coplan & the Pedestrians, Lost Romance, Mattison, The Four Point Restraints
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 21+

Maybe you've heard the wry piano-pop of Stephie Coplan, since her song "Jerk" has been getting some attention and radio play. They're capping a night of solid indie-rock including Mattison who only had one song on their Bandcamp, but it was friggin' sexy paean to NY firemen. You go, girls.

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