Wednesday, July 08, 2009

WED 7/8: Reggae, Country, Blues

Burning Spear, in-store at Newbury Comics (Back Bay) today
There's a few cheap music options below, but a few things:

In case you had looked at the CTB calendar and saw the MFA Karaoke Party listed for 7/8, it's been postponed one more time to THUR 7/9. This should be a good time! They might even let people in the museum for free even though it's not Wednesday night. I'll check on that.

The Tall Ships have started arriving. Thanks to Menino's shortsightedness, there is no parade of ships into harbor. However you can visit several of the ships at various Waterfront sites in the next few days. You'll also have a few chances to party with the sailors too.

Do you read the Globe's "Go To It"? They gave me a shout-out on Monday. (Nice Steve Perry pic!) Let it be known that I'll buy Dani Capalbo a drink if we're ever in the same bar.

I didn't RSVP for tomorrow night's Amstel Light party, so I don't know if they're still signing people up. It doesn't hurt to try...

Lastly, one of those numerical curiosities will happen for a second today when the clock reads 12:34:56 on 7/8/09...


WED 7/8

Burning Spear -- Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

I'm a bit flabbergasted that one of the legends of reggae is doing an in-store appearance before tonight's show at The Paradise. Sure it won't be a long performance and who knows what it'll entail, but this is about as close as Bob Marley or Peter Tosh playing for 30 minutes at the local record store.

When you listen to his stuff for a few minutes, you start to feel high. Jah, maaan...

WED 7/8

Kay McKinstry & the Good Poor
at Bull McCabe's, 366A Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Since Josh Lederman has left town, some of his backing band (the "Cambridge-Somerville All-Stars") have turned into The Good Pour led by former back-up vocalist Kay McKinstry. I heard their first show and and loved hearing Kay's beautiful voice radiating over chilled alt-country/Americana.

WED 7/8

Matt Wigler
at The Lily Pad, 1353 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)
$10 suggested donation

This Maryland teen must spend some of his summer vacations on the road. He's already jammed with a number of big-time players and appeared at a bunch of festivals. He doesn't just think he can play blues/boogie-woogie piano. I couldn't get a good vibe about his showmanship from the video clips I watched, but the music is there.

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