Friday, March 13, 2009

FRI 3/13: Blastfest, Moustache, Rock

Besides BlastFest, it's basically "garage-rock Friday", but that's alright with me. Still a decent set of options. Have a good day -- don't let a ladder cross your path or walk under a black cat...

More to come...


FRI 3/13

at YMCA Theater, 820 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 - $10 (sliding scale) / All Ages

I wrote about this a couple days ago.

The "Whitehaus Family" brings the JP house party style to the Cambridge, and makes it really big.

The show is going to last about 6 hours! It's going to be a mind-blowing amount of folk, rock, poetry, experimental music, and some stuff that falls in between all of that.

Scheduled performers: Anna Rochinski, April Ranger, Avi Jacob, Baixa, Brian S. Ellis, Casey Rocheteau, Debbie and the Bullets, Gracious Calamity, The Great Valley, Gregory J. Moon, Lindsay Clark, Manners, Many Mansions, Morgan Shaker, The Needy Visions, Peace Loving, The Points North, Shira Erlichman, The Woodrow Wilsons

My experience with "sliding scale" shows is that you should pay $10, but pay what you can if you really can't afford full price.

FRI 3/13

826 Boston Moustache-a-thon Finale
w/ Thick Shakes & Union Square Round Table
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
FREE / All Ages

Since you're not paying to get into the 'stache-themed shindig, give a little bit to 826 Boston. Scores of people have grown moustaches since the beginning of February to collect pledges for this nonprofit located in Egleston Sq that offers tutoring for young people to encourage and improve their writing. It's the end, and I have no idea how close they are to the $20k goal.

Go rock out to retro-garagers Thick Shakes (think 13th Floor Elevators on Friday the 13th), laugh at the Union Square Roundtable gang, admire the facial hair, and enjoy the other wacky moustache tomfoolery.

FRI 3/13

The Prime Movers Farewell Show
at VFW George Dilboy Post, 371 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

The Prime Movers are just so good. I missed them during their first time around in the 80's, I'm glad I heard their kickass power-pop in person a few times. I guess Friday the 13th is unlucky, because I've got other plans tonight...

They were supposed to play their final show a couple months ago, but a sick singer made for hard-rocking but anticlimactic set. This is a semi-private party (no tickets sold at the door). You can call Looney Tunes (617-876-5624) or send an email to see if they're any tickets left. (Food is included; cash bar).

FRI 3/13

Muck & The Mires
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass. Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Two sets of the best garage-rock in the country (ask Little Steven). They stand at the perfect point between tribute to classic garage and taut punk-energy. They claim to be playing 45 songs tonight (in two sets), so just think about that for a second -- 22+ songs each...

(If you get there early enough, you won't have to pay a cover...)

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