Friday, February 27, 2009

FRI 2/27: Art, Rock, Party, Soul, Etc

Oh, why couldn't I work on Summer St? I'd have a warm Friday to enjoy! So I went to the Plough & Stars last night. All of the bands were enjoyable. I jokingly said last night, "I've seen the future of rock, and it's called The Diamond Mines!" They may not actually be the saviors of rock -- but who knows...

I had a great time, but it cut my writing time immensely. Wish me luck.


FRI 2/27

6pm to 8pm
Jennifer Lewis, "Sweet Meats": Opening Reception
Amanda Clarke, "Sour Grapes": Opening Reception
"New York Spawned A Monster": The Animation of Ben Levin & Patrick Smith
at Space 242, 242 E Berkeley St, 2nd Fl, Boston (South End)

The colors and the style of the two artists are aesthetically appealing, but the twisted subject matter is what I find more interesting and provoking.

I've gone in the past (scroll down), and the booze didn't flow quite as much on my last visit, but that's a sign of the times. If you RSVP, you should get in. (You might even be able to sneak into this thing...)

My best location description: it's next to Medieval Manor.

FRI 2/27

"Punk Rock for Puppies"
w/ Adam On The Balcony, The Throwaways, The Acrobrats, Life On Hold
Oxfam Cafe (Tufts University Campus)
Donation Suggested / All Ages

Openers Adam On The Balcony are a semi-acoustic thing, but this is mostly a punky rock show. If you love animals, your donations will go to the Animal Rescue League of Boston.

You'll have to get your intoxication on before (or after) you go, so keep that in mind.

FRI 2/27

Barstool Mardi Gras w/ Chicken Slacks
at McFaddens, 148 State St, Boston (Financial District)

Mainly an FYI. An RSVP will get you in before 10pm when a cover charge kicks in. There might be a SoCo drink special. I assume Chicken Slacks will play around 10pm. Mr. Belding from "Saved by the Bell" will be the host...

FRI 2/27

Jordan Valentine & The Sunday Saints
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 / 21+

Hear soul. Get soulful. Two sets from a most excellent soul/R&B band that's overflowing with talent!

FRI 2/27

Phosphorescent, Carter Tanton, Ryan Lee Crosby, Paper Birds
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

If you like deep Willie Nelson cuts, Phosphorescent just released a whole album of the stuff so you're bound to hear some of those hidden gems. Prior to hearing the great, hemp-laced oeuvre of the Red-Headed Stranger. There's the wonderful (if somewhat chill) music from three of the best local songwriters.

FRI 2/27

Neon JuJu
at Alchemist Lounge, 435 S Huntington Ave, Jamaica Plain

Regie Gibson is a slam poetry champ, and it looks like he's assembled a jazzy funk band to perform material that could be described as songs or global groove poems. It sounds pretty good.

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