Friday, September 26, 2008

FRI 9/26: Music for a Rainy Night

Count Zero, in blurry action Most of today's outdoor events have been postponed, and I didn't even list other things that I thought would be rained out, so here are a couple music shows to keep your mind off the economy.

(You might even be able to get into this art/video reception...)

Hopefully, a list (or sneak peek) is coming soon.


FRI 9/26

Andrea Gillis, Count Zero, Peter Moore, Steamy Bohemians
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

This has the makings of a kick-ass rock show. Andrea Gillis may not be my favorite bartender, but she's got a monstrously soulful voice with a rough 'n ready rock band behind her. Count Zero takes a more nuanced and textured approach, but leader Peter Moore also has great pipes and will do a solo set (that's usually far from "mellow"). The Steamy Bohemians do humorous music, but they're actually often humorous.

FRI 9/26

The Crushing Low (Midnight), The Blizzard Of '78 (11pm), The Mini-Kickbacks (10pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

The Blizzard Of 78 has their sound put together very nicely. They tastefully blend influences like U2, Radiohead, and The Verve with skill. You might want to throw away your Coldplay CD's (delete MP3's?), for example, and replace them with Blizzard Of '78 jams... When listening to The Kickbacks in the past, I had heard a rootsy Paul Westerberg vibe; but I've been listening to their new CD, and they're delving into a Steve Earle vein -- always good tunes with honest songwriting. Tad & Steve from The Kickbacks are playing a duo ("mini-Kickbacks") set tonight.

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