Saturday, August 08, 2009

SUN 8/9: Drawing & Listening

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
Someone you know has been enjoying a sunny Saturday...


SUN 8/9

2:30pm to 5:30pm
Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School Cabaret: Life Drawing Class
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 18+

Grab a sketchbook, drawing pad, mini-easel, stolen office paper, whatever -- and head down for artsy get-together of drinks, drawing, and other madcap fun. No one is going to criticize your drawing except when it's some wacky contest, so don't feel bad about your skills. You gotta start some time, and you're probably not going to find a cheaper life-drawing class... with a bar... and no teacher...

A couple of tips: Come on time to get a seat up front. Keep it small so others can crowd in around you. Bring your stuff in a milk crate so you have something to sit on or put your stuff on. (we have lots of seats, but more is helpful) There will be some fancy paper for you to buy if you want.
This month's models: burlesque and more serious performance artist Little Red Coquette and Gigi Frost of The Femme Show

Be arty, be boozy, and you can decide the proportion of both.

SUN 8/9

Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros (11pm), Sean Bones (10pm), Mia Doi Todd (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

They may hate me saying it, but this is cutting-edge NPR music; you may have already heard them in between news segments, but it's interesting stuff as usual. Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros are one of those hippy-dippy chamber-folk ensembles, but they sound fresh by mixing in a T. Rex/Bowie vibe. Sean Bones is a punker turned reggae dude, and he doesn't pretend to be a Rastafarian; it's reggae-style. Mia Doi Todd has a ethereal voice, and she's been doing quality folk-Toddness for a while.

SUN 8/9


John Powhida International Airport
vs. "John Powhida International Airport"
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Mr. Powhida has descibes it as " band and old band battle it out! 2 different sets and 4 different members." For a while, he initially started gigging with The Globs as his backing band until the new ensemble was formed. Either you love or hate his big voice and rock-star charisma, but you have a chance to A/B the bands handling the funky pop-rock sound.

The Powhida Show is playing every Sunday through August.

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