Wednesday, March 31, 2010

WED 3/31: Film, Rock, Dance

If you're wondering about the winner of the Boston Skyline necklace, Kelly and I have picked a winner. The winner will get an email, then it'll be announced later today.

Whoops, I forgot to mention the Boston Underground Film Festival screenings...


WED 3/31

"Perkins 28": Screening & Discussion
at Oberon Theatre, Zero Arrow St (corner of Mass Ave), Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

After the initial shock of the true story, it didn't surprise me that a group of Harvard students (and a professor) were secretly tried and punished after being accused of homosexual activity. Of course the shocking aspect is that the "trial" occurred and that it wasn't publicly known until 80 years later.

This movie by Harvard alumnus Michael Van Devere is a dramatization based on actual testimony and stars Harvard undergrads. From what I know, the story has some classic film elements (e.g. one tragedy causing the other tragedies). Van Devere will attend to participate in the post-film discussion.

WED 3/31

Viva Viva, Doomstar!, Ketman, Guillermo Sexo
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$9 / 18+

This is a ridiculous amount of killer bands for $9. Whatever Viva Viva does will be fantastic, whether it's dusky, fuzzy, rootsy indie-rock or some progression into a new direction. There seems to be lots of noisy goodness prior to their set. I've been digging the sunny, messy psych-rock of Doomstar. There's a new Guillermo Sexo song on MySpace, and it whets the appetite for hearing these guys expand their boundaries. Ketman sounds focused and chaotic at the same time that pummels the listener in a welcoming way.

For a few bucks more, there's also a damn good show downstairs featuring Japandroids, Love is All, and Girlfriends. (Sometimes three bands is the right amount.)

WED 3/31

Bodega Girls w/ Copacabana Club
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I get the feeling that you can't be certain what to expect at the Bodega Girls' "Lo-Fi Hedonistic Dance Party" except the title will be correct every last Wednesday of the month.

Bodega Girls are mainly a bunch of rockers who decided they wanted to shake their booties -- and shake other booties -- with a slew of funky disco-rock. The tunes also have witty lyrics that name-checks a bunch of local places. They may perform, or they may just DJ.

They happened to find Brazilian, dancey indie-rock band Copacabana Club to join them tonight who should do more than just stand around tonight.

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