Thursday, October 08, 2009

THUR 10/8: Various Degrees of Rock

Do you ever get the feeling you're forgetting something? I don't claim these are "the best", but they're all good.

It's $15, but I saw "The Ego and The Oracle" last week at The Burren. They're performing every Thursday in October, and it's an awesome show. I like listening to Jim's Big Ego, but it's got the "supernatural/interactive" angle too.


THUR 10/8

James Dean Bradfield: Performance & Signing
at Newbury Comics, 332 Newbury Street, Boston (Back Bay)

The Manic Street Preachers are at The Paradise tonight, but guitarist-singer James Dean Bradfield will do a short set for the die-hard and simply curious alike. He'll probably play no longer than 30 minutes, but this could be the last US tour since they haven't hit the states in 10 years...

Although he was ruled to be deceased after disappearing, wouldn't it be crazy if Richey Edwards shows up one day? At a record-store performance in a New England city?

THUR 10/8

The Rural Alberta Advantage, The Lovely Feathers, Arletta
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

The Canadians are coming! Well, two bands of Quebecois origin. The Rural Alberta Advantage were in town a couple months ago, and they return with The Lovely Feathers for a double blast of tasty folky indie-pop. Arletta does us proud as our kickass representatives.

THUR 10/8

Humanwine (11:15pm), Ketman (10:15pm), What Time Is It Mr. Fox? (9:20pm), Workman's Comp (9pm?)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

If you ever wanted to find out what the deal is about Humanwine, tonight would be an excellent night. They're celebrating their new CD then heading out on the road for 8 months to spread their special Humanwine (I dislike upper-case) sound that leans towards political, gypsy-flavored blend and is probably the punkest band this die of Fugazi.

They will supposed play for 2 hours after Ketman plays their skronky post-punk and What Time Is It Mr. Fox? Time-travels for a little modern-cabaret stylings. Can't say much about Workman's Comp, but am guessing this might be the "secret special traveler guest" mentioned on their site; it should fit in somewhere in the musical tutti-frutti.

People are encouraged to come in costume, so the freak flag will be waving strong.


Kat said...

but, my friend-- the question is:

which event will you be attending this evening? too many choices for someone that just moved here 5 weeks ago--


rob v said...

ah, mango...

i didn't see this before i left work, but i stopped at james dean bradfield's in-store.

he had a cold but still played 5 songs, including 'train in vain'. at least i can say that i 'saw' them...


Kat said...

wow, rob. thanks for replying.

my name is kat. mangoshaker is an alias that manages to be at once intriguing and unflattering. (..right?)

i stayed at home with my roommate instead of attending any of the cool things you listed. he's about as exciting as damp bread.

hopefully i'll make a wiser decision tomorrow.

rob v said...

what? your real name isn't mango?!?

intriguing? yes. unflattering? mango(e?)s are good.

my hope is that everyone eventually does something they wouldn't have done otherwise.

hang in there, kat. i'll get things listed in advance soon.