Saturday, September 22, 2012

SAT 9/22: Games & Music

So I went out and about without thinking of you, dear readers. I am a bad boy, so I will go back to the corner after making sure this is published. (It will be a short stay in the corner.)


SAT 9/22

Now to 10pm
Boston Festival of Indie Games
at EG&G Education Center, 50 Vassar St, Cambridge (MIT campus)

Wouldn't you like to play a new game? Counting out-of-state license plates and screwing with people's esteem can only amuse someone for so long...

Game creators from the New England region are sharing their new diversions and adventures of the video, table-top, and card games -- maybe even some LARPing.

If your friends think they're so interesting, then put the Settlers of Catan away, and go to MIT.

SAT 9/22

Weihenstephan Oktoberfest Celebration & Opera On Tap
at Jacob Wirth, 37 Stuart St, Boston (Theater District)

Yes, real Oktoberfest starts in September. This may not be an 'event' event like I normally list, Jacob Wirth is the oldest restaurant in Boston that doesn't feel like a tourist trap -- and it's a great beer bar.

Have some German beer and listen to opera. It'll be fun.

SAT 9/22

Cortez, Black Pyramid, Birch Hill Dam, Heaving Mass
O'Brien's, 3 Harvard St, Allston
$8 / 21+

It's going to be a great night for metal. This is the hard, thick stuff that will instinctively make you bang your head from 3 local bands and Chicago's Heaving Mass.

SAT 9/22

John Powhida International Airport, Amy Correia, Fireking
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$10 / 21+

Two of my favorite singers are John Powhida and Amy Correia (and John sings the high parts when they do AC/DC covers). Between his peculiar, soulful powerpop and her amazing folky songwriting, it's going to be guaranteed awesomeness. Fireking rocks out too.

SAT 9/22

The Titanics (Midnight), Banditas (11pm), Big Digits (10pm), White Pages (9pm)
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

On the FB page, Banditas explain their newly released long-player title "Save the Rats" is nod to an art project to tweak the nipples of the Big Dig. Their twangy fuzz is more of a nipple-rubber in a good way, but don't do that because it may seem to be perky since it's three women on stage. It's going to be a rad night of garage and punk with Big Digits as the hip-hopping palate-cleansing party set.

SAT 9/22

Joan Jett Birthday Bash
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

Feat: "Fit To Be Tied" (11:30pm), The Other Girls (10:50pm), The Acro-Brats (10:10pm), Cradle to the Grave (9:30pm)

Let's raise a glass* to the woman who didn't need a renaissance but got one with "Bad Reputation" in one movie and a whole other movie about her first band in the past couple years. Joan Jett is a rock chick -- and one of the best ones.

Like last year "Fit To Be Tied" includes members of The Dirty Truckers, Tijuana Sweetheart, Full Body Anchor, and other cool bands. The Other Girls are an all-star team of women rockers in Boston that appears from time to time when a good time is in desperate need. Metal dudes and punk dudes Cradle to the Grave & The Acro-Brats join the party, and they will play Joan Jett tunes.

Boston Band Crush posted a couple videos from last year's party at the Rosebud in their write-up.

(*If you get there early, you might get a free PBR.)

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