Monday, August 10, 2009

MON 8/10: Jazz, Darfur, Comedy, Rock

Before it gets any later, here's some potential Monday cheapness. It's a bit of a mix, and that's how I like it.

Stay cool...


MON 8/10

5pm to 7pm
Carlos Averhoff Jr & IRESI Project
at Charles Hotel Courtyard, One Bennett Street, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

I'm more inclined to try Charlies beer garden first, but you might feel like a more sophisticated spot for outdoor relaxation.

Carlos Averhoff Jr. and IRESI Project might get a little "smooth" at points, but they play solid jazz with Latin influences. It's part of a courtyard music series, the Regattabar brings jazz outside while the chef for Henrietta's Table grills burgers ($10).

MON 8/10

Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk & Dr. Sondra Crosby, "Darfuri Women--From War to Insecurity": Lecture
at Thomas Crane Public Library, 40 Washington St, Quincy (near Quincy Center)

Dr. Lin Piwowarczyk, co-founder and co-director of the Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights, visited a refugee camp in Chad last November with a team that included Dr. Sondra Crosby to create a report on the conditions.

Piwowarczyk also took photographs that are on display at the library though August. Tonight they'll speak their trip, the report, and the treatment of women in Darfur and Chad.

MON 8/10

8pm to 10pm
Greater Boston Alternative Comedy Sleepover
Feat: Chris Coxen, Robby Roadsteamer, others
at Cantab Underground, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE-ish / 21+

Host Chris Coxen and Robby Roadsteamer get's a few of their friends together for some edgy laughs..

It's free, but there's a chance that a donation will be suggested at some point in the night...

MON 8/10

Movers & Shakers, The Cold Beat, Tired Old Bones
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

On most Mondays, there's a damn good rock show happening upstairs at Charlie's Kitchen. It's not really designed for it, but the cover isn't high and the beer flows even when the room is packed.

Although their 7" split-side record isn't ready for sale tonight, Movers & Shakers and The Cold Beat will still rip it up. (And how many people even have a turntable to play 45's anyway?)

I really dig the punky yet textured sound of Movers & Shakers. The Cold Beat is a lean, mean rock machine that has some good songs that get a loud, fast approach that makes many mention The Replacements; and I can hear it a bit. The very likable Tired Old Bones opens with organ-heavy rock with lots of dynamics; there's a good balance of heaviness with the strong female vocals gliding on top.

1 comment:

Callie Durbrow said...

Sounds a little random but cool!