Wednesday, November 26, 2008

WED 11/26 & THUR 11/27: Music, Ping Pong, Comedy

I hope your stomachs are appropriately stretched for tomorrow. If I don't write again before Friday, THANKS for reading!


WED 11/26

"The Last Blast"
Feat: Acrobrats, Auto Interiors, Jay Allen, Coffin Lids, Curses, Konks, Muck and the Mires, Spitzz, Sprained Ankles, Tampoffs, Triple Thick
at Abbey Lounge, 3 Beacon St, Somerville (Inman Sq)

I wrote about this below, but this is where I'd like to be if I can get my Thanksgiving prep done and get out of the house. One last chance to party at the Abbey.

The tentative schedule:

12:45am: Triple Thick
12:15am: The Konks
11:45pm: The Coffin Lids
11:15pm: Muck & The Mires
10:45pm: The Tampoffs
10:15pm: Spitzz
9:45pm: The Curses
9:15pm The Acrobrats
8:45pm: Auto Interiors
8:15: Sprained Ankles
7:45pm: Jay Allen

WED 11/26

The Lights Out (11pm), Muy Cansado (10pm), oldjack (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
FREE / 21+

On any other night, I'd be raving about this show. Kudos to The Lights Out for anchoring 4 great shows this month. (And I think I've said something about The Lights Out residency every Wednesday.) If garage-rock isn't your bag, then you've got a free blast of modern uber-catchy rock from The Lights Out, furious lo-fi post-punk from Muy Cansado, and refreshing soul/rock from oldjack.

WED 11/26

The Night Before Thanksgiving Extravaganza
Feat: The Coachmen, The Cranktones
at Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington Street, Jamaica Plain

A whole night of rockabilly and country from some of the swinging-est guys in town. The bands share members, but their shared website doesn't work anymore. Some of the "Coachtones/Crankmen" also play with The Spurs, so you can get a flavor. I like the vibe Midway Cafe; it's a bit like having an Abbey Lounge in JP. It could be free tonight; it's often hard to tell even if you call up an ask the cover charge -- but I doubt it would be more than $5 if there's a cover.

WED 11/26

Open Table Tennis
at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)
Donation: one new ball

I find this to be an interesting offer to get out of the house:
If you can play, show up.
It's down the street from the Abbey, so coordinate as you like. (Maybe they'll let people BYOB tonight...)

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THUR 11/27

Happy Thanksgiving!

Gobble, gobble.

THUR 11/27

Bitches Brew
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain

Everyone gives thanks in different ways. Besides other gigs throughout the year, these local jazz vets play every Thanksgiving. It's nice to think there's still some cool, live music to find on almost every day of the year. This jazz-fusion quintet funks it up in the style of electric Miles Davis, circa late-60s/early-70s, and they know what they're doing.

And you can give thanks for having something to do if you want to escape a feast that has gone on too long...

THUR 11/27

"The Great and Secret Comedy Show"
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I have it from a good source that the Thanksgiving show is free, so go laugh with Renata Tutko and many other funny people after stuffing your face all day.

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