Wednesday, September 28, 2011

WED 9/28: Talk, Trivia, Folk, Rock

Even though Summer is over, Bodega Girls still host a free dance night at Middlesex lounge with a rock bent on the last Wednesday of the month; tonight's episode of "Cool Ranch" includes rowdy surf-rock and a set of punk covers.

Tomorrow is "National Coffee Day", so 7-Eleven is coming through with free medium coffees from 7am to 11am. That's bigger than their free slurpees on July 11 every year!


WED 9/28

John Warner w/ Chris Monks, "The Funny Man": Discussion
at Harvard Book Store, 1256 Mass Ave, Cambridge (Harvard Sq)

Never read McSweeney's Internet Tendency? It's pretty darn funny, and you'll feel smart if you find it funny. Contributor John Warner will read from his novel about a comedian and talks with McSweeney's editor Chris Monks.

WED 9/28

Trivia Wednesdays
at Bell In Hand Tavern, 45 Union St, Boston (near Faneuil Hall)
FREE w/ RSVP / 21+

Unlike most trivia nights, you have to RSVP (sponsored by Boston Event Guide, I think). Possible advantages: There might be a better chance of winning something... It might not be Stump Trivia... There's a mention of food/drink specials...

This is happening every Wednesday through October.

WED 9/28

Daphne Willis, Madi Diaz, Keegan Dewitt, Megan McCormick
at Cafe 939, 939 Boylston St, Boston (Back Bay)

One top-notch singer-songwriter after another will get onstage, and the highlight may be Madi Diaz.

WED 9/28

Streight Angular, Dirty Virgins, Pajama People, Sinister Turns
at PA's Lounge, 345 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)
$8 / 21+

A serious amount of playful, catchy, punky indie-rock.

WED 9/28

Hallelujah The Hills, earthquake party!, The Fagettes
at Great Scott, 1222 Comm Ave, Allston
$10 / 18+

It's not going out on a limb to say that Hallelujah The Hills is a fantastic band. C'mon -- even if you can think of other clever-noisy-folky rock bands with cello, they are still pretty awesome (and they wrote one of my favorite songs that mentions Massachusetts).

I've been rather fond of earthquake party's rough, lo-fi tunes that make you want to bounce around and sing along. The Fagettes are pretty good as well; I'm surprised no one has used that band name before, so good on them.

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