Sunday, January 20, 2013

SUN 1/20: Alt-Wedding, Rock, Country, Dance

Okay, so here's today's fun. Monday cheapness is on the calendar if you're wondering.


SUN 1/20

11am to 3pm
Lovesick Expo 2013: Boston
at EpiCenter/Artists for Humanity, 100 W 2nd St, Boston (Southie)
$8 advance / $10 door

If you're planning to get married, it could be worth $16 or $20 to check out some options to make your nuptials way cooler than a DJ who makes people limbo and do the 'electric slide'.

SUN 1/20

Red Line Rebels, Tenebrae, Empty Vessels, The Loud Ones, The McGunks, F.O.A.C.
at The Midway Cafe, 3496 Washington St, Jamaica Plain
$7 / All Ages

Will there be all-ages punk matinees in the year 2113? I hope so, but we still have them now.

SUN 1/20

Roy Sludge Trio
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

The music twangs like country tunes should sound like without trying to be Top-40 pop, and the lyrics are wry. Roy Sludge and friends don't play every Sunday, but it seems like a good post-brunch stop in the Union Square area.

SUN 1/20

7pm to 11pm
"Make Noise to Save a Life" 2013
at House of Blues, 15 Lansdowne St, Boston (Kenmore Sq)
Donations Accepted

Feat: Joe Bermudez, Davis Ballard

As one who doesn't like to dance in 'dance club' situations, I believe the experience should create some feeling of euphoria or joyful abandonment for a little while. If dancing could save a life, then it has exceeded my hopes.

The Samaritans work on suicide prevention, and they're throwing a dance party to raise awareness.

SUN 1/20

"Treat Yo Self": Music & Art
at Radio, 379 Somerville Ave, Somerville (Union Sq)

Feat: PeachPit, Fantastic Liars, Man Alive!, The Sun Parade

Art by: Marissa Goldman, Sean Mullins, Kye Christensen-Knowles, Dave Melnick, Andrew Jerz

Listening to some folk/rock and checking out art is a good, little Sunday night by itself -- but wait, there's more. These people are also bringing foosball, air hockey, and other games to play. And there is always edible treats at "Treat Yo' Self" nights.

SUN 1/20

"For The Sake Of The Song": Tribute to Hank Williams
at Johnny D's, 17 Holland St, Somerville (Davis Sq)

Feat: Susan Cattaneo, The Grownup Noise, Sam Otis Hill & Co

It's great to see the legs on "For The Sake Of The Song" that has been celebrating various songwriters for a few years at different venues.

I love when I hear one of Hank's original recordings or virtually any cover from different approaches. The country-oriented Susan Cattaneo and Sam Otis Hill & Co may be expected to interpret Hank more directly in their tribute sections. I would curious to hear how The Grownup Noise do Hank, because they're one of the best, thoughtful rock bands in town.

SUN 1/20

For Sleeping or Jumping, Das Muerte, Go For Launch, Something About Horses
at Church, 69 Kilmarnock St, Boston (Fenway)
$10 / 21+

When I see a wall-to-wall metal show like this, I want to say, "Olaf, metal!"

SUN 1/20

The Honors
at Green Dragon Tavern, 11 Marshall St, Boston (Haymarket)
FREE / 21+

Tonight could be wall-to-wall uber-catchy indie-rock that bounces and jangles and swoons in wonderful ways. Although the band may not think it's a benefit, I'm guessing the place isn't packed like a Friday night.

You don't have to wait until a 3-day weekend to catch the uber-catchy indie-rockers that bounce and jangle and swoon in somewhat Brit-pop style. The Honors put on the show every Sunday, so they're saving you a spot in not-quite-Revolutionary historical space whenever you want to go.

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