Sunday, April 15, 2012

SUN 4/15: Rugby, Roy, Revere, Rock

Oh, what a beautiful day!

You probably won't be able to get near the marathon finish line tomorrow. Copley Square is pretty much shut down today so you can walk in the middle of the street and photograph your mock victory (along with everyone else).


SUN 4/15

9:30am to 4pm
Rugby League Open Tryouts & Cheerleading Tryouts
at Sports Center & Briggs Field, about 120 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Rugby Tryouts:

9:30am -- Registration
10am to Noon -- Core Skills / Strength & Conditioning
Noon to 2pm -- Lunch Break / Video Session
2pm to 4pm -- Team Strategies / Scrimmage
Cheerleading Tryouts:
10am to 12pm -- Registration & First Draft
12pm to 2pm -- Lunch Break
2pm to 4pm -- Finals
Yes, it's rugby. No, it's not a bunch MIT geeks trying to avoid getting tackled.

The Oneida FC and the Boston 13's are actually holding open tryouts. If you're walking around this afternoon -- or if you really love rugby -- the best time to swing though is between 2pm and 4pm for the scrimmages and the cheerleading tryout finals.

SUN 4/15

Roy Sludge Trio
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Last year, Sludge released a kick-ass country CD with a good dose of wit called "Too Drunk To Truck", and the songs go from there.

I also like how his site labeled this gig "Free Sludge". Buy yourself another beer since you didn't pay to get in and enjoy the tunes tonight.

SUN 4/15

7pm to 9:15pm
"Paul Revere Row": Presentations & Reenactment
at USS Constitution Museum, Charlestown Navy Yard

On the eve of Patriot's Day, the people of Charlestown can remind us that Paul Revere's ride began there while he was looking for one or two lanterns atop the Old North Church. Beyond these few factoids, my confidence in the story begins to falter.

I saw a schedule from a couple years ago, which is probably similar to the current agenda. Various speakers will info-tain, and you know there will be some fife & drums. All the while, a surrogate Paul Revere will row across from North End and arrive about 9pm.

SUN 4/15

Bad Veins, The Field Effect, Daybreaker, Rich People Food
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

Even if you don't feel like staying out late tonight, do yourself a favor: check out Bad Veins. These guys from Ohio know their way around melodies, and they make a fun, synthy racket. Get in on the ground floor, because if the Black Keys can make it...

Three local catchy indie-rockers join the party.

SUN 4/15

"This Has Been A Disaster - Thanks For Having Us" #6
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

Feat: Doug Keith (Sharon Van Etten band), Marisa Anderson, William Giraldi

Music-loving author Steve Almond and Hallelujah The Hills frontman Ryan Walsh talk to musicians about musical horror stories. I'm not sure about author William Giraldi's rock credentials, but he'll likely have a couple good stories up his sleeve.

I wish this was still an hour earlier when they did it at Toad. On the other hand, it's only an hour like any other day of the week.

Expect Doug and Marisa to performa few songs as well.

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