Monday, April 13, 2009

MON 4/13: Reading, Film, Li'l Acoustic, Rock

The photo doesn't have anything to do with today's events, but I saw the highlights of BU's amazing game to win the college hockey title!

Okay, a quick Rumble update: Gene Dante & the Future Starlets and The Lights Out won the prelims on Friday and Saturday, respectively. (Congrats to both of them!) The Semi-finals are happening at The Middle East - Downstairs on Thursday and Friday.

It's even a good day for Capt. Phillips of Vermont!


MON 4/13

Jay McInerney, "How It Ended": Reading
at Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline (Coolidge Corner)

I haven't read a Jay McInerney novel, but he's continued to write quality lit without caring about my readership -- from his first novel "Bright Lights, Big City" to his most recent compilation of short stories that he'll read from on this night. He's not only one of the greatest living authors, both of his parents were from Southie.

MON 4/13

"Night Of The Living Dead" w/ Dr. Steven C. Schlozman
at Coolidge Corner Theatre, 290 Harvard St, Brookline
$9.75 / $7.75 students, seniors

The "Science On Screen" series occasionally comes up with thin connections between the movie and the science. At first this seemed like a cheesy effort to show the zombie movie that launched a 1,000 zombie movies, but there are plenty of legitimate scientific questions to ask.

That is not to say that zombies exist, but what WOULD be the brain of a zombie be like? Psychiatrist Steven Schlozman of Harvard Medical School (and zombie fan) delves into the subject in the post-film discussion. I'm sure they expect to see a few zombies in the crowd left over from Saturday's Feast of Flesh or yesterday's zombie march.

MON 4/13

Davina Yannetty (10:10pm), John Borecki (9:20pm), The Bella Birds (8:30pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

On Mondays, it's almost always 3 acts for 3 bucks at TT's. I've enjoyed Davina Yannetty's ukulele stylings that offer a mix of unexpected covers and witty songs of her own. John Borecki also prefers a smaller-than-guitar instrument, so he'll get folky on the mandolin. It seems The Bella Birds might have an affinity for ukuleles as well, but they might actually haul a guitar and bass.

MON 4/13

The Curses, Private Dancer, Hospital Rats
at Charlies Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Besides local bands The Curses and Hospital Rats -- who rock, especially The Curses (imho) -- the draw is Private Dancer. I wish these guys hadn't named themselves after a Tina Turner song, but you can hear a lot of they rip through their garage-y repertoire with the kind of vigor that will probably have a lot of blogs building their buzz. (Private Dancer probably already have a load of buzz; they nabbed the KEXP "Song of the Day" a couple months ago.)

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