Monday, June 28, 2010

MON 6/28: Ringo Art, Folk, Rock

Okay, it's a new week. Time to start again.

I haven't been to "Gong Show Karaoke" at TT the Bears yet (free at 9pm). It could be quite fun; if the performance isn't good, you know the judges will rip the singer a new one...

Much like most Mondays, Dennis Brennan is getting bluesy at Toad with The White Owls (free at 8pm). Jen Kearney, & The Lost Onion follow at 10pm.


MON 6/28 (and TUES 6/29)

11am to Midnight
Ringo Starr Art Show
at Hard Rock Cafe, 22 Clinton St, Boston (near Faneuil Hall)

TUES 6/29 -- 11am to 2pm

The hardcore Beatles fans will want to stop by to see what Ringo does during his downtime, when not onstage with the "All Starr Band". The exhibit actually follows him on tour (I think they're playing at Harborlights tomorrow.)

I'm not saying it's bad, but there is a rudimentary yet colorful quality to the pieces. (I wonder if he uses Paintbrush or Adobe Illustrator or what?)

Even the casual Beatles fan who's downtown and is feeling like grabbing a beer may enjoy a visit. Members of the band may be there when you go or you could win prizes like concert tickets or maybe Beatles Rock Band.

Proceeds for any of the 30 pieces that are sold will benefit the Lotus Foundation, a multiple-cause charity.

MON 6/28

Ryan Adams Tribute Night
at Club Passim, 47 Palmer St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Feat: Melissa Ferrick, Kim Davidson, Bethel Steele, Danielle Doyle, Lisa Bastoni, John Colvert, John Gerard, more

Every now and then, Passim puts together these tribute shows where about 15 performers (give or take a few) do one or two songs by the night's designated artist. They usually don't provide a list, but I can usually track down some with web searches.

Everyone has a lot of material to choose from, since I think Ryan Adams writes hundreds of songs -- and some of them are really good from the Whiskeytown stuff to his "Heartbreaker" to his Cardinals period to "Easy Tiger", the last CD I've listened to.

One of the treats is that the wonderful Melissa Ferrick is performing tonight, and it looks like a good lineup overall. Will anyone request "Summer of 69"...?!?

MON 6/28

Guillermo Sexo, Broadcaster, Luau, The High Seas
at Charlie's Kitchen, 10 Eliot St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$5 / 21+

As is often the case on Mondays at Charlie's, the rock is going to get loud and rowdy. Guillermo Sexo sound like they're broadening their horizons on their new CD while still maintaining a dark, noisy groove. If Ted Leo gives his thumbs up to a band (via Twitter), that should be a good enough endorsement for Broadcaster.

There could even be more punk and indie-rock beyond Luau and The High Seas. Young Mammals from Houston may play another set at the end of the night before they head out of Boston. (Probably not.)

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