Friday, July 25, 2008

Sneak Peek: FRI 7/25 to SUN 7/27

Varietae at Midway Cafe, 7/25
Yeah, so I slept too much last night (and there was unabashed debauchery on Wednesday night)...

More to come!


FRI 7/25

"Grub Gone... Guilty"
at Grub Street, 160 Boylston, 4th floor, Boston (Boston Common)
$8 advance / $10 door

Readings and food and booze and more fun.

It looks like you could still buy advance tickets (via PayPal).

FRI 7/25

Varietae's Vice V'ersatile hosts: "A Midsummer Night's Wet Dream"
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain

It's going to be weird, wild, kinky show that is definitely not for those with a heart condition and/or conservative values...

Performers include: Lord Byron, PV-Scene, Machete, Goldie Peacock, Ximon, Erin Harpe, Katya, maybe more.

FRI 7/25

The Toothaches
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain
FREE / 21+

Not so bubblegum pop that you'll get a toothache, but big scoops of powerpop goodness is here.

FRI 7/25

The Orange Ocean, Deer Tick, 28 Degrees Taurus
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$8 / 21+

FRI 7/25

Joy, Keys to the Streets of Fear, Milo Jones, Forsythe
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 -- 21+ / $11 -- 18+

FRI 7/25

Ukulele Noir
Feat: Craig Robertson, Tim Mann, Ian Schwartz, Tripping Lily, Robert Wheeler
at CastleBar, 575 Washington St, Brighton (Oak Sq)

Ukulele music is all kinds of music played with a uke (sometimes with other accompaniment). Our local uke-sters are pretty witty too.

FRI 7/25 to SUN 7/27

Various Times
Annual Lowell Folk Festival
at Various Spots in Downtown Lowell

FRI: 7pm to 10pm
SAT: Noon to 10pm
SUN: Noon to 10pm

There's more "folks from around the world" than "folk me, I'm a sensitive singer-songwriter"... This is a kaleidoscope of music played by various folks from around the country and the globe. There are performance areas throughout downtown Lowell where over 20 musical groups serve up dozens of musical flavors as well as other street entertainment.

As usual, there will be loads of food vendors with a wide variety of ethnic goodies; take a stroll around the festival to see & smell what you'll like. (I've heard that some people go mainly for the food.) Of course a 'family activities area' will be setup.

And the Revolving Museum will have workshops/activities for all ages.

The must-see is The Skatalites! They play each day, usually more than once. Bluesman Mighty Sam McClain is darn good too.

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SAT 7/26

10am to Midnight
Papercut Zine Library Movie Marathon Benefit
"The Fight 'N Fright Superhero Smackdown"
at The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St, Cambridge

That is not a typo -- it's 14 hours of "Superheroes vs. Monsters and Monster-Heroes". It's probably going to be sunny tomorrow, but you can pretend it's a rainy day and watch day and night of campy action movies and cartoons. I haven't researched each flick yet, but here's the info from the P.Z.L.

10am: The Hulk (Rare '60s & '80s cartoons)
11am: The Herculoids (Rare '60s monster action cartoons)
Noon: Sentai "Smackdown" Collection (Japanese Superheroes)
2pm: Superargo vs. The Faceless Giants
3:30pm: Supersonic Man
5pm: Super Inframan
Rock'em, Sock'em '60s Sci-Fi Frankensteins
6:30pm: Frankenstein Jr. (Forgotten 60s Robot Superhero)
7:30pm: Frankenstein Meets The Space Monster
9pm: Frankenstein Conquers The World ("Ultimate Uncut" version)
10:30pm: War Of The Gargantuas / Frankenstein's Monster: Sanda Vs. Guira (direct sequel of "Frankenstein C.T.W.")
Papercut Zine Library is a free lending library of 'zines and other independent media. I think it's the "free" that necessitates the occasional benefit to offset expenses. The free sharing of information and culture is something we can all support, so burn out your retinas for worthy cause. I bet there will be "free-trade popcorn" -- or stuff like that -- for sale. (Remember to just go in next time you're passing by.)

SAT 7/26

7pm to 9:30pm
Felix Cavaliere's Rascals, The Cowsills
at the Hatch Shell, Storrow Dr, Boston (Charles River Esplanade)

With songs like "Good Lovin'" and "Groovin'", it's clear that Felix Cavaliere can't pronounce the "ing" sound! I imagine you'll also recognize a few by The Cowsills.

SAT 7/26

Take You Higher
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

The awesome funk 'n soul of Sly and The Family Stone is celebrated.

SAT 7/26

The Mystix
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville

A kickass band of music vets playing bluesy-soulful-rootsy rock. And rock-y rock.

(Toast Lounge changed their name to Precinct, if you didn't know.)

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SUN 7/27

11am to 3pm
Davis Square Community Yard Sale
at Hodgkins Park, about 100 Holland St, Somerville (near Teele Sq)


If you buy stuff, it will benefit the Somerville Homeless Coalition.

All are encouraged to bring stuff for fun in the park. Info is available on LiveJournal and Facebook.

SUN 7/27

Death Vessel, The Needy Visions, Meanings
at Milky Way Lounge, 403 Centre St, Jamaica Plain

Exciting music in a mostly acoustic vein.

SUN 7/27

Icy Demons, Pretty & Nice, Paparazzi
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$9 / 18+

Quite a mixed line-up, but the music sounds good to me.

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