Wednesday, May 18, 2011

WED 5/18: Shteyngart, Science, Songs

Cheap fun for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday are on the calendar. I'll flesh it out later.


WED 5/18

>Gary Shteyngart, "Super Sad True Love Story": >Reading
at >Brattle Theatre, 40 Brattle St, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Tickets available at >Harvard Book Store or by phone 617-661-1515

This story sounds like a hilarious take on a depressingly dystopic vision of the near-future in an alternate universe that seems not too different than our own...

WED 5/18

7pm to 9pm
Science in the News: "The Mystery of Sleep: How Neuroscientists are Solving One of the Brains Most Interesting Puzzles"
at Pfizer Auditorium Hall, Mallinckrodt Bldg, 12 Oxford St, Cambridge (Harvard campus)

The lecture title reminds of "The Science of Sleep", but I suspect the similarities quickly end. Still in might be interesting to hear about developments in sleep research.

WED 5/18

Highly Personal Trash (10pm), Audrey Ryan (9pm), Andrew Greene (8pm)
at Precinct, 70 Union Sq, Somerville (Union Sq)

Am a big fan of both Audrey Ryan and Highly Personal Trash. There are going to be a bunch of fantastic songs that are given a first-class delivery.


WED 5/18

"For the Sake of the Song" Plays Neil Young's "Harvest"
at Middle East - Upstairs, 472 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$10 / 18+

Feat: Sarah Blacker, Autumn Hollow Band, James Houlahan, Patrick Coman, Danielle Miraglia, Garlic & Moonshine

Usually the "For the Sake of the Song" also includes each performer doing some of their own songs as well. So we'll see. "Harvest" isn't my favorite Neil Young album, but there are several classics on it.

They've made a handy list for tonight:

Side I
Out on the Weekend - James Houlahan (w/ Noel Coakly & Patrick Coman Band)
Harvest - Patrick Coman Band
A Man Needs A Maid - Sarah Blacker
Heart of Gold - Autumn Hollow
Are You Ready For the Country - Autumn Hollow

Side II
Old Man - Sarah Blacker (w/ Noel Coakley)
There's A World - James Houlahan
Alabama - Danielle Miraglia
The Needle and the Damage Done - Garlic & Moonshine
Words (Between the Lines of Age) - Garlic & Moonshine
Even if it's a short show, the proceeds benefit Music Drives Us, that promotes music education in New England.

WED 5/18

Girlfriends, Gold-Bears, Reports, Whir
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

Oh, this show is going to rock from beginning to front. Get thee to a Girlfriends show as soon as possible, and repeat! Gold-Bears from Atlanta appropriately describe themselves as "twee punk". Reports and Whir make some interesting sounds too.

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