Sunday, April 19, 2009

Show Worthy 4/20-4/26

Monday, April 20
Gary War, The Beach Eagles, DJ John Barera at ZuZu! (FREEEEE, 10:00, 21+)
Gary War is part of that whole scuzzzzz rock stuff like Ty Segall, Wavves, Vivian Girls and the like and he's just as awesome as the rest. The Beach Eagles are a local band that go by the name of Headband except tonight it's "headband with wooden guitars. same olde character assasination rock, now without the pill overdoses." Promises to be fun, if nothing else. And hey. Ya can't beat the price.

Area C via

Tuesday, April 21
Mudboy, Area C, Skeletons Out, Work/Death at The Middle East Upstairs ($8, 9:00, 18+)
This one's put on by Intransitive which means total awesomeness. Fantastic line up. Skeletons Out is Howard Stelzer & Jay Sullivan duo, tapes and turntables and shit. Do not miss this.

Tuesday, April 21
The Lights Out, Logan 5 And The Runners, Fishhawk, Hundred Years War at Great Scott ($8, 9:00, 18+)
Presented by Ryan's Smashing Life, the much loved Boston music blog. Lots of sweet local bands including some recent almost winners of the Rumble, The Lights Out and Logan 5 And The Runners (who, by the way, have one of the best band names).

Pearl & The Beard at The Cupping Room 11/20/08 via Lola

Thursday, April 23
Pearl And The Beard, Dinosaur Feathers, Jimi Zeppelin at O'Brien's ($6, 9:00, 21+)
Pearl And The Beard sound cool. Dinosaur Feathers ARE cool (proof). And the verdict is still out on Jimi Zeppelin. Good luck finding anything about him/them.

Thursday, April 23
The One Man Drone Tour at Oxfam Cafe (FREEEEEE, 8:00, all ages)
Man, I ALMOST passed this up. I didn't know what this "One Man Drone Tour" was and figured it might be cool, maybe I'd give it a shot. But then I found out what it is. Kind of. I at least know who's involved. b°tong, Shit, Oldine, and fuckin Tamagawa. I don't know if they're doing separate sets or if it's all one big collaboration but either way, this shit is gonna be epic.

Friday, April 24 through Sunday, April 26
Megapolis Festival all over the city (Pass: $45 advance/$50 dos, Student Pass: $30 advance/$35 dos)
The Megapolis Festival is going down all over the city for a few days this weekend. Lots of fun stuff, like The Lothars and Peace, Loving playing at the Elk's Lodge in Cambridge on Friday. And tons of workshops, etc. There's a nice big schedule. You should check it out.

Saturday, April 25
+/-, Harlem Shakes, more at WMBR Spring Weekend Music Festival at MIT (FREEEEEEE, noon, all ages)
Here's what you do. Perfect Saturday. You go to the steps of Kresge Auditorium at MIT at noon. Spend zero dollars. Stay 7 hours and see Supa Dupa, Bustin Timberfakes, Space Faces, Sleepyhead, CaUSE-CoMOTION!, Harlem shakes, and +/-. You must know at least 3 of those bands and you know they're awesome. Otherwise go away. Then go see Crank Sturgeon at Third Life Studio...

Crank Sturgeon via

Saturday, April 25
Crank Sturgeon, Charlie Kohlhase Explorer's Quartet, Grizzler at Third Life Studio ($7, 7:30, all ages?)
Presented by Opensound. You probably know Crank Sturgeon. And if you don't, you should. He's awesome. Just look at that picture. Charlie Kohlhase is playing as a quartet but I still have no idea who he is or what he does. And Grizzler is actually this enormous collaboration between 14 sound artists including Brendan Murray, Lou Cohen, Jarrod Fowler, Forbes Graham, Ryan McGuire, Jed Speare, Jay Sullivan, and Jules Vaselenko. So far, that's 2 seriously epic shows happening this week. Sometimes Boston's not quite as bad as it seems.

Giuseppe Ielasi via

Sunday, April 26
Giuseppe Ielasi & Renato Rinaldi, Brendan Murray at Elk's Lodge ($5 w/ Megapolis Pass / $10 w/o, 8:00, 21+?)
This is presented by Non-Event and is sorta part of the Megapolis Fest but it's a "post festival sponsored event" so I thought I'd list it separately here. Also, it's amazing enough to deserve it's own spotlight. Giuseppe Ielasi is fucking fantastic. Dude's from Italy and he's playing Boston with Rinaldi who seems just as great. And everyone loves Mr. Murray. So yeah. More awesome noisey droney experimental stuff. Great way to start/end the week.


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Justin Snow said...

Naw man. Sturgeon plays this coming Saturday. April 25.