Friday, July 24, 2009

FRI 7/24: Kill Bill, Folk Fest, Much Rock

So I was home sick yesterday and didn't get my list together as I would've hoped. I might flesh today's list out in a couple hours with weekend stuff to follow.


FRI 7/24 to MON 7/27

5pm & 7:15pm
"Kill Bill, Vol. 1 & Vol. 2": Double Feature
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Did you hear that one of the main actors might have died from auto-erotic self-asphyxiation? How timely...

Both halves work as Tarantino films with the humorous dialogue and the usually heavy borrowing on cinematic influences -- but it's really best to watch them together. The injection of Uma Thurman as the bad-ass killing machine seeking revenge is what elevates the action scenes and the movie as a whole.

FRI 7/24 to SUN 7/26

Various Times
Annual Lowell Folk Festival
at Various Spots in Downtown Lowell

FRI: 7pm to 10pm
SAT: Noon to 6pm
SUN: Noon to 6pm

Don’t go expecting to see singer-songwriters sensitively strumming in sandals. (Hey, maybe there'll be some people playing hackey sack!)

The Lowell Folk Festival emphasizes folks playing music from around the country and all corners of the globe.

There are performance areas throughout downtown Lowell where dozens of groups serve up dozens of musical flavors as well as other street entertainment. Most groups play 3 or 4 times during the weekend at various stages, so check the schedule if you're interested in. Cajun legend DL Menard is one of the highlights of the weekend.

As usual, there will be loads of food vendors with a wide variety of ethnic goodies; take a stroll around the festival to see & smell what you’ll like.

FRI 7/24

Taking Back Sunday, Crooked X
at City Hall Plaza, Boston (Govt Center)

If you like emo. Taking Back Sunday is "Giving It Away Friday". Teen metal dudes Crooked X, who sound rather mature, are also playing.

FRI 7/24

Mike Gent & The Rapid Shave
at Bull McCabe's, 366A Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Mike Gent has had some mellower moments with The Figgs and his side band The Gentlemen, but the amps are turned down a few notches on the new solo album. Mike and his rhythm section are bound to play a bunch tasty covers as well.

I saw somewhere that they're play at Alchemist Lounge on TUES 7/28.

FRI 7/24

Varsity Drag, The Grownup Noise, Winterpills, Brendan Boogie & The Best Intentions
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

Yes, Bleu is celebrating his CD around the corner at TT's. For $3 less, you can catch Varsity Drag CD release show with three other awesome bands.

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