Sunday, August 19, 2012

SUN 8/19: Fest, Yard Sale, Music, Crawl, Poetry, Film

Whoops, my bad about last night's post.

My apologies to tonight's bands who desrve better blurbs.


SUN 8/19

10am to 5pm
Boston GreenFest
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

While it's great to celebrate and encourage sustainability with presentations, exhibits, and live entertainment, I haven't been overwhelmed by the overall experience from what I've seen in previous years. (I recall seeing a Porsche that had been converted to get ridiculously good gas mileage.)

Take a look at the schedule or swing through (earlier the better) and tell me what I'm missing. Anything to encourage responsible living is a good idea.

SUN 8/19

11am to 5pm
Somerville Rock & Roll Yard Sale
at Union Sq Plaza, Somerville (nexus of Somerville Ave, Washington St, Bow St)


Feat: Ben Pilgrim, HoneyBunch, The 'Mericans, The Vinyl Skyway

It's free to browse and listen to the live music, but there's going to be all sorts of cool stuff for sale like t-shirts, records, handmade stuff -- everything very rock 'n roll.

Where do Peter Wolf's old sunglasses go? Maybe someone has a pair...

SUN 8/19

Noon to 10pm
"Woodstock 4"
at Boston Common, Boston
Four stages:

-- near Soldiers and Sailors Monument
-- Founders Stage, Beacon Street side, North-West
-- Cross Paths, Beacon Street side, North-East
-- near State House

The Mayan Year of Apocalypse gets a visit from the Summer of Love with almost 400 performers from all over the map to set up in different spots of the common to continuously play for 10 hours each day.

I put some more links in my earlier post.

Please do not try the brown acid!

SUN 8/19

1pm to 4pm
Cambridge Cafe Crawl
Meet at CCAE Courtyard, 42 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
FREE w/ Registration

Some of your friends may not be able to keep up with your caffeinated self, but these folks should be hitting 3 or 4 spots in a few hours. It may not be fast enough for a fiend, but you can still try to register or just tag along as they leave.

SUN 8/19

1pm to 4pm
Annual Dog Day Poetry Marathon
at Outpost 186, 186 1/2 Hampshire St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

The verse will be flowing more rapidly than expected. It may not be swift enough for some even though it's less then 10 minutes per poet.

Whether you can listen for hours or just hang in there for a couple poets as you head to another Inman Square destination, poetry fully blooms when it's spoken and others ears receive it.

SUN 8/19

Jean Renoir’s "Grand Illusion": 75th Anniversary Restoration
at Harvard Film Archive, 24 Quincy St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)
$9 / $7 Non-Harvard students, senior citizens

One usually falters when trying to convince someone about the greatness of a movie, but this is one of the masterpieces. Besides being the foundation of every prisoner-of-war movie of the last 75 years, there's a story that examines class issues and nationalism. It wouldn't happen in modern war, but analogies still apply today in other ways.

SUN 8/19

Another Dead Clown, Adam PC, Saara (You Can Be A Wesley), Billy Libby, First Nature, Rob Crean
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

AKA "Another Dead Clown vs Adam PC"

It’s rock. It’s a competition. It’s got laughs. It’s free!

SUN 8/19

The Wooden Sky, The Rationales, Airport
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

Lots of rootsy indie-pop from the Boston and Toronto.

SUN 8/19

Nü Sensae, Skimask, Psychic Blood, Ex-Magicians
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$5 / 21+


Speaking of Canada, Nü Sensae is a Vancouver punk duo joined by local loud, fast, noisey goodness.

SUN 8/19

Ward Hayden & Trapdoor Trout
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The singer from Girls Guns & Glory and his buddies play good, ol-time country music the way God and Hank Williams intended it to be.

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