Monday, September 28, 2009

MON 9/28: Film, Nerds, Quiet & Loud Music

Wow, I have not excelled in posting over the last few days...


MON 9/28

"Whip It": Preview Screening
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Standing in line is not my idea of fun, but watching a free movie doesn't sound bad -- if you get in. The screening will begin around 7pm. Brattle members will be given "preferred seating" at 6pm, then the rest of the theater will be filled by the public at 6:15pm.

Mona Mour and Killary Clinton of the Boston Derby Dames will be there to introduce the film. I wonder how many other Derby Dames will be there; director Drew Barrymore was in town to promote the film, and local roller-derby folks may have seen it last week... It looks like this could be an entertaining film about roller-derby in Austin...

MON 9/28

Nerd Nite
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (near Central Sq)

Little research was needed to determine NerdNite would be a hit in Cambridge. I wonder if they'll ever go back to JP if tonight's second session goes well.

Both of the speakers have Harvard connections. Anil Seth explains how "Wimpy Supermassive Black Holes" are wimpy yet massive and productive in their own way. Jason Mitchell's "The Psychology of Sexual Attraction" might be very helpful to lovers of all stripes -- nerds and non-nerds alike.

DJ Claude Money will fill the gaps with grooves.


MON 9/28

Goddess Of My Religion, Hands off Love Affair, In Aeona
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Players from various local heavy bands teamed up for a kickass project that doesn't play out very often. Anything with Noelle (of Damone, etc) singing is something everyone should at least give a listen. The singer in Hands off Love Affair sings her butt off too. If you click the "In Aeona" link and see "Baby Boy H", it is supposedly the same or similar band.

MON 9/28

Micah Blue Smaldone, Quoins, Raymond Morin
at ZuZu!, 474 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
FREE / 21+

It's hard to beat a night of free, mostly acoustic music while hanging out at ZuZu. Micah Blue Smaldone must be tired of people mentioning that he used to play in a punk band and subsequently got into old-time folk/blues, so I won't mention it.

Raymond Morin is half of Pairdown, but it looks like his partner doesn't like leaving Pittsburgh. Quoins seems a little out of place on a bill with two acoustic singers, so who knows what they're going to play.

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