Friday, March 06, 2009

FRI 3/6: Comedy, Rock, Songs, Boston Massacre Stuff

I went a little overboard with my anticipation of the Video Game Orchestra last night, but it was really good. I took notes and will write up a full review over the weekend. (It'll probably go on Bostonist, but I'll post a link.)

Speaking of Bostonist, I think I gave a pretty good summary of the dog abuse incident at Blanchard's; there are links to info about tonight's possible demonstration if you feel strongly about it.

More to come (as usual)... Think about the bacon-eating contest tomorrow -- Noon at Atwoods Tavern! I might try to compete this year...


FRI 3/6

The Gas w/ Rob Crean & Matt Wilding
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston

Feat: Mehran, Ahmed Bharoocha, Robby Roadsteamer, Jessica Baade, Ted Pettingel, Shawn Carter, J.J.Leslie, P.J. Weston, Alvin David

It's a comedy show with several very funny performers... Low cover... Drinks aren't overpriced with no minimum (or maximum)... Stick around to dance at The Pill for one low price...

Roadsteamer claims he'll be at another show tonight, but he seems like the guy who'd run from one place to another.

FRI 3/6

The Motion Sick (Midnight), MeandJoanCollins (11:15pm), The Luxury (10:30pm), Reverse (9:45pm), The Lights Out (9pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

This show is stacked with good bands. I especially like the pop/rock goodness of The Motion Sick and The Lights Out. Reverse blew me away wen I first saw them a few years ago, then they had some personnel changes which didn't blow me away as much. I'm sure they're still doing some clever, original hard rock these days. MeandJoanCollins make a fuzzy, in-your-face twister of glammy rock.

FRI 3/6

Rick Berlin Presents "The Song Stands Alone (on the barest of bones)"
at Lizard Lounge/Cambridge Common, 1667 Mass Ave, Cambridge (between Harvard Sq & Porter Sq)
$7 / 21+

Oh, that Rick Berlin. A musical giant on the Boston scene with amazing songs that punch you in the gut when they are bare as bones -- just Rick and keyboard. He's put together another one of his amazing shows. Everyone is stripping their songs down tonight as 10 female and 10 male songwriters do 2 songs each. Some of the best in town will play tonight. I don't know how many can get in if there are 20(+) performers -- but you can try...

Rick's musical friends that are scheduled (in no particular order that I know of):

Erin Harpe,Monique Ortiz, Ad Frank, Ryan Lee Crosby, Hilken Mancini,sarah rabDAU, Tom Janovitz, Jen Grygiel, Anita Suhanin, Emily Eastridge, Tiffany Gassett, Marianne Pasts, Katie Franich, Billy Hough, Adam Amoroso, Roger Poulin & Brian Fernald, Todd Drogy, Brad Headband, Jeremy Bates, Matt McKay

FRI 3/6

6:30pm to 8pm
"Historic Voices: Boston Students Echo Boston Patriots"
at Old South Meeting House, 310 Washington St, Boston (Downtown Crossing)

Yesterday was the 239th Anniversary of the Boston Massacre. This is one of those historic moments that's been exaggerated from the very beginning, but being a catalyst that stoked the revolutionary flame is what makes it important. Narrator Robert Allison (history, Suffolk U.) and students from Boston Latin will recreate some of the significant speeches of the time that were first heard in this building.

(& SAT 3/7)

11am, 2pm, 7pm
Boston Massacre Reenactment
outside Old State House, 206 Washington St, Boston (Govt Center)

Young people are doing it at 11am and 2pm; adults at 7pm.

The reenactment might be different than what you remember from history class, but this is where it happened -- and pretty close to what actually went down.

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