Monday, November 24, 2008

MON 11/24: Beer 'n Rock, Sea Musical, Acoustic Fun

Hi, how are you? More cheapness for the week ahead is probably coming tonight. I saw "Slumdog Millionaire", and it was really good. If your date has a strong stomach for some difficult scenes, it turns out to be a romantic movie with redemption and triumph in the end without a schmaltzy, saccharine aftertaste.


MON 11/24

Three Day Threshold: CD Listening Party
at The Monk's Cell / The Publick House, 1648 Beacon St, Brookline (Washington Sq)
FREE / 21+

Don't know Three Day Threshold? The stars are aligned for a near-perfect introduction. Besides swaggering, honky-tonk roots-rock; part of their charm is their hard-drinking joie de vivre. Unfortunately they won't play live tonight, but you can hang with the band in a Belgian-style bar and listen to their new live album titled "Lost in Belgium". TDT recorded the album on a previous European tour, and they're heading back next month with one show at a Belgian prison. (Johnny Cash is probably smiling.)

The CD listening is supposed to start at 7pm, but it wouldn't hurt to loosen up before things get going.

I heard that people who show up can get free copy of "Lost in Belgium". ("Donations appreciated but not necessary")

These guys are great drinkers, so it should be a good time.

MON 11/24

"The Navigator": Staged Reading/Singing
at David Friend Recital Hall, 921 Boylston St, Boston (Berklee / Back Bay)

Michael Wartofsky, a professor at Berklee, composed the music of "The Navigator" in collaboration with writer/director Kathleen Cahill, which was commissioned for Beverly's North Shore Music Theatre. A cast of students will sing this musical; as I understand it, the performances and direction will be there, but there won't be a full-fledged set, etc. Just like a standard Broadway musical, there's love, the sea, and time travel.

MON 11/24

Davina Yannetty (10:10pm), John Borecki (9:20pm), Phil Wisdom (8:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Tiny instruments and big fun for a tiny price. On the couple occasions I've heard Davina Yannetty uke it up, I've been thoroughly entertained by her witty originals, well-chosen covers, and droll banter. John Borecki may be playing the mandolin, and I wouldn't be surprised if he and Davina might play a few tunes together. Most likely Phil Wisdom will hide behind a regular-sized guitar, but his band's Butterknife's stuff still sounds pretty good.

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