I pledged not to apologize for my shortcomings, so let's hope for better blogging in the future...
Kaiser Chiefs: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, North Market Bldg, 4 Faneuil Hall Market Pl, Boston (Faneuil Hall)
The Kaiser Chiefs are playing at House of Blues later tonight, which happens to be the release date of their new album.
Maybe an abbreviated set will convince you to buy it.
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Dalia Ziada, "A Report from the Streets of Cairo: An Intimate Evening"
at The AIC Center, 38 Newbury St #702, Boston
FREE w/ RSVP
Did you miss that an Islamic cultural center opened in December? The American Islamic Congress is a civic group that's based in Washington DC with other locations like this and apparently Egypt, where blogger Dalia Ziada is their director.
It's understandable to be skeptical about hearing one person's perspective on a complex situation happening on the other side of the world. Maybe it would help to know that she studied at Tufts' Fletcher School last year, and she's been noticed by The Daily Beast/Newsweek.
Reserve a seat by email or phone: 617-266-0080.
David Wolman, "The End of Money: Counterfeiters, Preachers, Techies, Dreamers and the Coming Cashless Society": Reading
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
Are we really heading towards a system without paper currency?
(Why is my blurb shorter than the book title...?)
3rd Annual "Seinfeld" Quiz
at Common Ground, 83 Harvard Ave, Allston
$5 per player
It's hard to imagine a bar where everyone considers themselves "Seinfeld" experts, but it's happening tonight. Your competitors could be the types who will uproariously laugh at even the questions... You should get there early if you really want to play.
Teams are limited to a maximum of six players.
Kristen Ford Band
at Sally O'Brien's, 335 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
Whether you like your rock a little bit folky (Kristen Ford) or a little bit indie/pop (The Honors), Union Square is a good place to be on Tuesday nights for free music for the near future.
Someone will probably be playing at Bull McCabe's too.
"Dames 'n Dudes": Songwriter Round Robin
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$5 / 21+
Feat: Matt York, Rick Berlin, Kate Lee, Laura Smith, Dave Crespo, Molly Allis, Lenny Lashley, Mali Sastri
Hooray for gender equality! ...among singer-songwriters. Included in the mix of 4 women and 4 men, there are Rick Berlin, unofficial mayor of JP (he could beat Menino in this neighborhood), and ex-Darkbuster leader Lenny Lashley. Should be a lot of good tunes.