Thursday, April 01, 2010

THUR 4/1: Music & Party

As far as I know, all these things are really happening. No joke (besides the earlier Brockton post).


THUR 4/1

Angeline (7pm), Three Day Threshold (10pm)
at Toad, 1912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Porter Sq)

Every night is a good night for free generally rootsy music across the street from the T. The early show features several singer-songwriters who've joined forces in the best folk-rock band with vibraphones, and the harmonies are beautiful.

Then Three Day Threshold brings on the boozey good times -- and I don't just mean their bourbon breath. This honky-tonking rock-country hodegpodge is music for drinking and whooping and more drinking.

THUR 4/1

826 Boston Moustache-A-thon Finale w/ Spirit Kid, The Needy Visions
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
Donation Requested / 21+

No facial hair is required to join the party for all the folks who have grown moustaches to raise money for 826 Boston, which offers tutoring for young people to encourage and improve their writing.

The funny and moustachioed Rob Crean will host the festivities that feature the groovy sounds of Spirit Kid and The Needy Visions. Both rock quite well, although I'm partial to S.K. Further entertainment will be provided by a talent show to choose the "champion" of the furry fundraisers.

It looks like the collective group is pretty close to raising $20k. Since you're not paying to get in, please give generously so a young person may one day write this blog much better than me...

THUR 4/1

8pm to Close
Social Boston Sports 3rd Birthday Party
at Redline, 59 JFK St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 -- advance tickets only

The guys at Social Boston Sports do a good job of offering an alternative to BSSC's various participatory leagues. And they throw a lot of parties, because having a good time is what softball and cornholing is all about. They're celebrating three years of fun, and I'll have to raise my glass from the airport.

I am thinking of switching softball leagues this summer to SBS; maybe others feel like grabbing a few drinks and checking out the vibe by going tonight. What do you get for $10?

8pm to 9pm: One drink ticket for a free Wachusett beer
8pm to 10pm: Free appetizers
You should get your money's worth in two hours. Some of the Boston Breakers are supposed to show up.

It looks like you might still be able to register to get in; there's a drop-down box to choose this event.

THUR 4/1

Adrien & the Fine Print, James Harris Moore, The Sand Dollar Four
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

A fine evening of folky indie-rock, indie-folk, and general folkiness.

THUR 4/1

Killola (Midnight), Sick Of Sarah (11pm), Jeddo Stars (10pm), The Vivs (9pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

I want to say "Girlpower!" in the most complimentary way. If not 4 all-female lineups, there's women at the helm from stem to stern of this bill.

Killola may not be the first garagey pop band with a trashy blonde singer, but they have a good sound and style. (I'm an anglophile who is old enough to remember a band called Transvision Vamp.) Besides the LA rockers, Sick Of Sarah is poppy indie-rock band from Minnesota. (Request "Purple Rain"...)

Two excellent local bands round it out. The Jeddo Stars include a couple former Charms who've brought their garage verve to an indie-pop sound. While she's blonde, Ellie Vee has always seemed more sassy than trashy. The Vivs were basically the band previously known as Edith, and they got the itch for rock 'n roll after years of family life. The new stuff builds on 90's indie-rock in solid power-pop songs.

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