Wednesday, July 06, 2011

WED 7/6: History & Music

I didn't feel strongly enough about it, but the Broad Institute is beginning its annual Midsummer Nights' Science lecture series tonight with a presentation on the immune system. Other topics will be covered on the next 3 Wednesdays.


WED 7/6

Paul Lockhart, "The Whites of Their Eyes: Bunker Hill, the First American Army, and the Emergence of George Washington"
at Orientation Room, 1st Fl, Boston Public Library, 700 Boylston St, Boston (Copley Sq)

The way I remember the Battle of Bunker Hill is that much of the action took place on Breed's Hill. Even though it was a loss, there was constructive after effects for the Colonials.

Paul Lockhart can fill you in on the rest of the story.

WED 7/6

Home Video (11:25pm), Xylos (10:25pm), Tan Vampires (9:30pm), The Broken Lights (8:40pm)
at TT the Bear's Place, 10 Brookline St, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$8 / 18+

The proceedings will straddle the lines between synth-pop and indie-rock. For example, Home Video makes me think of Radiohead -- if they wanted to make you dance. Brooklyn's Xylos has a breezy, colorful sound with a emphasis on keyboards. Tan Vampires back up their clever name with clever songs sung pleasantly high tenor and a sympathetic backing band. To kick things off in a good direction, The Broken Lights have got a good sound going, and their website says they try to integrate creative visuals into their performances.

WED 7/6

Mr. Sister, Spirit Family Reunion
at Plough & Stars, 912 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)

On many occasions, I've declared Mr. Sister to be awesome and how the singer's voice is so lovely as she stretches notes like a folky Billie Holiday. Or something like that.

In the spirit of old-timey American music, Spirit Family Reunion coax a rather magically heartfelt sonic snapshots.

WED 7/6

SaraLee, Bunny's A Swine
at Middlesex Lounge, 315 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Central Sq)
$5 suggested donation / 21+

In a nutshell, these pRIMORDIAL sOUNDS nights are a monthly get-together organized by a couple guys from a cool band who invite other bands and play a bunch of garage/psych records in between sets.

It's hard to say SaraLee will truly sound like from their demos, but you get the idea it will be messy in a good way. If you're into fuzzy, catchy rock that make bob your head or do a silly dance, then Bunny's A Swine has potential to be your new favorite band.

The gig info say's it is free, but your donation will help Bunny's A Swine with their summer tour expenses.

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