Friday, April 10, 2009

FRI 4/10: Fire!, Film, Rock

I don't want to say anything more, but I'm feeling good about my current state of CTBness today.

I wish I had noticed earlier the Endless Knot Art Festival that happening tonight at Roxbury Community College; it looks like another interesting choice for someone interested in a wide array of art, dance and music.


FRI 4/10

Spring Iron Pour
at MassArt Courtyard, 621 Huntington Ave, Boston (The Fens)
FREE / All Ages

I'm not so much interested in the music. I want to see molten metal and fire and sparks flying all over the place! People dancing around with fire...

I read the iron pouring begins at 7pm, and they keep going until they run out of material (which should be 3 to 4 hours). Tonight's theme is "outer space and the explosive demise of stars and planets"...

Performers throughout the night: Justin Crosby, Fractillian, Peace & Quiet, The Silver City

Note: Sparks do fly. You're probably won't need to "stop, drop, and roll"; but if you stand near the front.

FRI 4/10

An Evening with David Sterritt
at Room B-05, College of Communication, 640 Comm Ave, Boston (BU campus)

David Sterritt has been the film critic at Christian Science Monitor and other publications as well as being chairman of the National Society of Film Critics.

Sterritt hosts the screening and discussion of two shorts:

-- "Sink or Swim" (48 min) by Su Friedrich, an avant-garde film centered on the time her father taught her to swim
-- "Dottie Gets Spanked" (30 min) by Todd Haynes, an intriguing look at a child's awareness of sexuality made before he directed "I'm Not There", "Far from Heaven", "Velvet Goldmine", and "Safe"
FRI 4/10

Destruct-a-Thon(12:30am), Gene Dante & the Future Starlets(11:30pm), The Mystery Tramps(10:30pm), Thick As Thieves (9:30pm)
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

Night #5 of the Rock 'n Roll Rumble. Congrats to Sarah RabDAU & the Self-Employed Assassins for winning last night! I finally got a prediction right.

I think this is one of those nights that demonstrates one of the benefits of the Rumble -- the variety of quality bands put together to hear new bands. Destruct-a-Thon has a full-on metal/punk thing going on and known for intense performances. (I can feel my hand forming the metal horns right now.) Gene Dante & the Future Starlets are a modern version of early-70's Bowie-esque rock. The Mystery Tramps are tight, young, rocking band. Thick As Thieves are a band that really doesn't grab me, but there's a lot of good stuff happening in their music.

My guess: Destruct-a-Thon takes it tonight...

FRI 4/10

Sarah Borges & the Broken Singles (11pm), Reverse (9:45pm)
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

I've been a fan of Sarah Borges from the first few notes I heard. Beautiful voice, killer band, great songs, excellent choice of covers, and her live shows are a guaranteed good time. This is definitely the show for someone who get into a bitchin' country/indie-rock fusion and doesn't care what it's called.

Reverse was a band I heard a few years ago that sounded awesome as swingin' metal band a la QoTSA. They seemed to disappear for a while and have done a few shows lately, and I'm wondering if they're less metal than before.

1 comment:

SBBS Fan Club said...

Another SBBS fan ...

Please join us in supporting the music of Sarah Borges & The Broken Singles.

SBBS Fan Club