Saturday, November 06, 2010

SAT 11/6: Art & Music

Yep, yep, yep.


SAT 11/6 and SUN 11/7

Noon to 6pm
South Boston Open Studios
The Distillery, 516 E 2nd St & King Terminal, 570 E 1st St, Boston (Southie)

I was satisfied after walking through the Distillery building, but the King Terminal is about a block away -- and both are a short walk from Broadway T. There were lots of edgy, interesting rooms in this building.

SAT 11/6 and SUN 11/7

Noon to 6pm
Fenway Open Studios
at Fenway Studios, 30 Ipswich St, Boston (The Fens/Back Bay)

I haven't been inside yet, but the attraction is that every studio in this long flat building has plenty of north light, which is supposedly good for painters.

SAT 11/6 and SUN 11/7

Noon to 6pm
Waltham Open Studios
at Waltham Mills, 144 Moody St, Waltham

When I lived in Waltham, it was a fun afternoon walking through the old mill buildings and seeing the different artist studios. I'd encourage you to go to whichever spot is closer to you and see some cool, locally-made art. I can't help it -- I love talking to creative people!

SAT 11/6 and SUN 11/7

Noon to 6pm
Roslindale Open Studios
around Roslindale

Hey, want to walk around Roslindale and visit artists? It seems like there a bunch of open studios and multi-artist spots around Roslindale Village and more beyond.

SAT 11/6

Bell & The Bees, Polly Pockets, Thundersun
at Frida Bee, 1297 Cambridge St, Cambridge (Inman Sq)

What I like about Bell & The Bees is that this music could've been written a century ago, but they don't do much more than be living people who are creating deep, honest music. And they're celebrating their CD Release in an Inman Square vintage store.

Polly Pockets has to be awesome, because Drug Rug is awesome and this is Sarah of Drug Rug's solo project. I think Thundersun is a duo that sounds like they do some ambient-folk stuff.

SAT 11/6 (and SUN 11/7)

The International Pop Overthrow: Night #4
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$10 / 21+

7:30pm -- Cliff Hillis
8:15pm -- Pleasant Sweaters
9pm -- Hannah Cranna
9:45pm -- The Shellye Valauskas Experience
10:30pm -- The Irresponsibles
11:15pm -- The Grip Weeds
Oh, lots of melodic, jangly rock will be coming one after the other. Some poppier, some rockier... I'd wager that you'll hear more that you like than not. Probably 5 out of 6 bands...

SAT 11/6

"Gram National": Tribute to Gram Parsons
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
7:30pm -- Jenee Halstead
8pm -- Rocking Horse Rodeo
8:50pm -- Lynda Lucas
9:40pm -- Jeff Byrd & Dirty Finch
10:30pm -- The Molenes
11:20pm -- 25 Pearl
12:10am -- Loose Salute
1am -- Lynda Lucas w/ Derelicts
You may want to stay until the bitter end, because it could be pretty sweet when New Jersey's Derelicts (who played last night) join Lynda Lucas for one more set.

SAT 11/6

Young Adults, Girlfriends, Doomstar!, earthquake party!
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$8 / 21+

In the Phoenix, Young Adults said they wanted to sound like "Lightning Bolt and the Ramones", and they land somewhere in the middle, maybe closer to Lightning Bolt but I get it. My faves may be Girlfriends, because they've got a tasty formula of fuzzy, punky pop that I love. There are even a couple bands with exclamation points; I like both of them, but it reminds me that I don't like that kind of punctuation on band names. Listen and love it without thinking about it.

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