Sunday, January 16, 2011

SUN 1/16: Music, Art, Comedy

If I had been feeling better on Friday night, I would've gone to the Brighton Music Hall to look around on their free night like C. Van Slyke did and took some photos. It looks like they didn't make many changes, which is a good thing (pool tables remain).

I've always thought it was a great room to see and hear shows when it was Harpers Ferry, so am looking forward to many good gigs in 2011.

There is an art/fashion magazine called "Spirited" is having a party for their second issue at the Lily Pad. It's about $10 to get in, but I don't usually like the idea of paying to basically get into an art reception with some live music & DJ's. However you might enjoy it; there will likely be interesting people mingling around.


SUN 1/16

Patriots vs. Jets
at Gillette Stadium, Foxborough
FREE (on TV)

Patriots will win, although probably not as dominantly as last time.

SUN 1/16

Art Reception: Sarah Kinne, Arielle Epstein, Felippe Sanchez
at Middle East - Upstairs/Corner, 472 & 480 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

"All Together Now!": Art, Music, More
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Feat: Madame Psychosis (11:30pm), Brief Awakening (10:50pm), Cilla Bonnie Band (10pm), Streight Angular (9:20pm), Cosmic Microwave Background (8:40pm), Looks Realistic (8pm)

A lot of arty, musical people have gotten together to make a rather fun, stimulating night. There's a lot going, and I'm not sure if I would stick around from 6pm to midnight. On the other hand, some people have MLK Jr Day off tomorrow...

The fun starts with people hanging out with artists and their work in the Corner and Upstairs rooms. Contrary to what my lady wanted to do the other night, the staff does not appreciate people walking through walkway that connects them -- just go outside go a couple doors down.

Before things really get going in the 'Upstairs' room, there should be a DJ and video projections. According to this guy, the first 50 people through the door after 7pm will get a free 4"x6" magnet of the gig flyer.

In between sets of indie rock (Streight Angular), Experimental (Cosmic Microwave Background, Looks Realistic), folky/soulful-pop (Brief Awakening, Cliia Bonnie Band), and alternative-rap (Madame Psychosis); there will be contests like 'longest hula hooper', 'best walk/strut', and 'longest one-leg stance'.


SUN 1/16

"The Chris Gethard Show Cross Country Adventure"
at ImprovBoston, 40 Prospect St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

In a show that originated out of the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in NYC, Gethard and his cohorts make their first stop on a 12-day tour that will end up in Los Angeles. It's a talk/variety/comedy show whose site is subtitled "the most bizarre and often saddest talk show."

Weird things do happen like P. Diddy joining the troupe for a night. It should be a funny show even without rap impresarios.

SUN 1/16

Young Adults, Quilty, Nassy, Sleepy Very Sleepy
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$7 / 18+

Is there a trend for bands to have adjective-like names? Whether quilty, nassy, sleepy -- or young -- there's a lot of good noisy, punky, fuzzy stuff to be heard. I really dig Nassy's "Love Money" that makes me think bands can listen to The Fall of Gang of Four and do their own thing equally well. I read an article about Young Adults where they said they wanted to sound like 'Lightning Bolt meets the Ramones', and I think you should make up your own mind. Get your indie/post-punk dose that won't taste like medicine.

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