Friday, September 24, 2010

FRI 9/24: Music, Theatre, Film, Comedy

Ugh, what a day. Here's the Friday stuff, friends.

I doubt that you'll get into tonight's Delta Spirit/Leo Blais show at the Lansdowne Pub as part of WFNX's Disorientation Week, but they're still taking RSVP's. Maybe it'll be a first-come, first-serve deal...


FRI 9/24

6pm to 8pm
Trabants, Nervous, Tony Bear
at Buffalo Exchange, 238 Elm St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

This piques my "cool music in a non-club" interest. Who knows why they're playing this secondhand clothing store, especially since it's not the newest Buffalo Exchange in Boston, but you should hear something you can get into.

FRI 9/24 (and SAT 9/25)

7pm & 9:30pm
"After Hours"
at Albert Alphin Library, 2nd Fl, Boston Conservatory, 8 The Fenway, Boston (The Fens)
FREE (reservations required)

A "site-specific experimental musical theater event" where a woman is singing and dancing and the mystery is what the heck is she doing here?

Featuring works by Shakespeare, Leonard Bernstein, Lennon/McCartney, Rogers & Hammerstein, and more

I don't know if there's space available for any of the 4 shows, but you should contact Doug Lockwood and tell him when you want to go (Friday or Saturday, 7pm or 9:30pm).

FRI 9/24

Double Feature:
"Blood Feast" (7pm), ""The Godfather of Gore" (8:30pm)
at Somerville Theatre, 55 Davis Square, Somerville
$10 advance / $12 door / Festival Pass $75

For the first night of the 9-day TerrorThon Festival, it's the US Premiere "Herschell Gordon Lewis, The Godfather of Gore", a documentary about the man who probably made the first "gore" film -- tonight's early feature "Blood Feast" -- and is still active. "Godfather of Gore" is followed by Q&A with director Frank Henenlotter, who has helmed many horror classics himself.

Other TerrorThon standouts include the Spookadelica (SAT 9/25) and J. Cannibal's Feast of Flesh X (SAT 10/2).

FRI 9/24

Anderson Comedy: The Gas
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5 / 18+

Feat: Ryan Shea, Fred Bernabe, Mike Pincus, Dan Martin, Andrew Mayer, Mike Kerrigan, Erika Kreutziger, Nick Palm

You will likely get at least $5 worth of laughs. Stick around for The Pill (see below) at no extra cost. Hosted by Rob Crean to keep the humor flowing.

FRI 9/24

JP Fest
at Temple Sound & Stage (above City Feed), 670 Centre St, Jamaica Plain
$10 / All Ages

Feat: Thick Shakes, Babydriver, Big Big Bucks, The Needy Visions, Kevin Micka/Mark Pearson Duo, Shepherdess, Skimask, Deep Sheep, Amoroso, DJ Chris Devlin, Ed Schrader

Wow, a bunch of JP-centric bands (and a dude from Baltimore) get together to celebrate a slice of the cool music that's going on in the neighborhood. Each group will probably play 3 to 4 songs.

FRI 9/24 (and SAT 9/25)

Various Times
Bicycle Film Festival
at Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)
$10 / Festival Pass $29

All sorts of of bikes and biking are represented in various programs of shorts usually followed by a long-form (about an hour). All are fun and amazing, some will also tell a bit of a story -- and might make you laugh here and there.

FRI 9/24:

Program 1: "The Birth of Big Air" (w/ 5 shorts)

Program 2: "The Cyclocross Meeting" (w/ 4 shorts)
SAT 9/25:
Program 3: "Bike Shorts" (6 selections from around the globe)

Program 4: "Riding the Long White Cloud" (w/ 5 shorts)

Program 5: "Urban Bike Shorts" (8 about biking in the city?)

Goldsprints After Party
at Ad Hoc Boston, 128 Brookside Ave, Jamaica Plain
Complimentary Beer provided by Brooklyn Brewery
FRI 9/24

"What’s Your Major? 2010": Music & Comedy
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

12:10am -- Shoney Lamar & The Equal Rights
11:30pm -- Gene Dante & The Future Starlets
10:50pm -- Kingsley Flood
10:10pm -- Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling
9:30pm -- Low Static Romance
9pm -- Ad Frank (solo)
Also Feat: Tim McIntire, Maria Ciampa, more

Fewer bands are playing longer sets than JP Fest, and the quality of each band is ridiculously high. These are many of the bands where I'll recommend a show if any of them are on the bill.

A few very funny people will get up between bands, and who knows what other kind of mirth will be in store for students and non-students alike.

FRI 9/24

The Macrotones, All of the Animals, CHLLNGR
at Western Front, 343 Western Ave, Cambridge (Cambridgeport)
$8 / 21+

I don't often notice shows at the Western Front ahead of time. This will likely be a good time with the funk Afro-beat of The Macrotones, All of the Animals' island-swing vibes, and CHLLNGR's electronic dub from Denmark.

FRI 9/24

The Pill w/ The Postelles
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$5 / 21+

No one will force you to dance, but you shouldn't feel bad to groove along to some of the most danceable Britpop/electro/rock/etc. If not, tell them you'd rather save your energy for the live set from over-the-top hooky guitar-popsters The Postelles.

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