Saturday, July 23, 2011

SAT 7/23: Night Cheapness

Egads, as they used to say. Sunday stuff is on the calendar.


SAT 7/23

Mrs Danvers, Mitten, Lydia Fischer Band, DJ LeahV
at Cantab Underground / Club Bohemia, 738 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 21+

Besides the music, Mer+ge Apparel is having a 'fashion show' who seem to mainly do t-shirts. Personally I think Mrs Danvers is brilliant with some well-crafted powerpop. Synthy pop duo Mitten from Brooklyn got a good sound. After the live music, there will be dancing and maybe a few ladies dancing with ladies.

SAT 7/23

Lovewhip & the Whipettes, Bonfire Bandit, The IOA
at Rosebud Bar & Grill (behind Diner), 381 Summer St, Somerville (Davis Sq)
$10 / 21+

It's good night to go out and dance. Either here or the Cantab, bands are going to have a better than good chance at getting people to move. The very funky Lovewhip will also have assistance from The Whippettes who will be backup dancing.

Things get warmed up with Bonfire Bandit's electro-rock, and The IOA are a charmingly trippy/tribal ever-changing group. So it's a good time.

SAT 7/23

William Elliott Whitmore, Laura Stevenson, Mark Lind
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 21+

For the people in the mood for singer/songwriter types, you'll want to hear William Elliott Whitmore. He looks like a rather average white dude then the voice of a weathered, old black guy comes out when he sings. Laura Stevenson is performing without her usual band, and he songs will still be pretty damn cool. After punk youth with The Ducky Boys, Mark Lind has brought down the volume significantly.

SAT 7/23

Fredericks Brown, Bella Kalolo
at The Beehive, 541 Tremont St, Boston (South End)

Although I sometimes whinge about the Beehive's slightly expensive drinks, it is A) in the South End and B) they give Bostonians a chance to hear Fredericks Brown for free.

One day you might have to pay bucks to see them at a large theater and will kick yourself for not grooving to their funky-soulful goodness all these times. As a partly New Zealand band, they're bringing another soulful kiwi Bella Kalolo and her band along.

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