Saturday, February 19, 2011

SUN 2/20: Magic, Art, Rock

Are you having a long weekend? I'm not sure if there's anything better than lolling around on a Sunday. Still, it's not bad to go out on a Sunday night if you don't have to work on Monday.

I can't get too excited for Harvard Square's Chinese New Year. I was in Chinatown last week to see some that celebration, and it just seems to make more sense in that neighborhood.

For a couple bucks more than $10, Tommy Stinson (ex-Replacements, etc) is doing an acoustic gig with Mike Gent of The Figgs at Church, which could be pretty cool.


SUN 2/20

3pm & 6pm
Mass Magic Show
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$10 / All Ages

Feat: Chris Bolter, Mat Franco

A little magic and humor for an hour (or two?) might be an interesting afternoon diversion. These guys look like rather entertaining.

SUN 2/20

7pm to 10pm
David Bodhi Boylan & Travis McCoy Fuller, "Brain Stain": Performance
at Meme Gallery, 55 Norfolk St, Cambridge (Central Sq)

Now that football is over, it's obviously time for Sunday night performance art. Both are performing new pieces. I've been to the gallery a few times, and some stimulating and strange stuff goes on. One can't hide in here, but one isn't forced to stay...

SUN 2/20

Ron Holbrook Memorial Benefit - Night #2
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 21+

Feat: Refuse Resist, The Welch Boys, Burning Streets, The Damaged, The Murder, The Snipes, Lenny Lashley (acoustic)

Are you ready for another kick-ass night of punk rock? It's okay if you missed the first night. It doesn't matter if you want to win a raffle or want to help a worthwhile organization like the Pine Street Inn. The music will still rock. From Darkbuster's Lenny Lashley doing his acoustic thing to all of the other band's hardcore attack.

SUN 2/20

Sea Monsters
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)
$7-ish / 21+

Feat: Ryan Montbleau

For about 3 years, Christian McNeill and Jesse Dee made Sunday nights something to almost look forward to with a regular gig at Precinct. They and their cohorts couldn't keep the big rootsy/soulful party with horns, but you can probably expect these reprise gigs on 3-day weekends.

Ryan Montbleau may just be bringing his jammy self, but you never who will show up. I saw that a chunk of RMB was playing a gig at Toad the other night.

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