Bits & Bobs
So many shows, so little time.
• Neptune is playing this Friday, September 14 with Numbers and Parts and Labor at the Milky Way Lounge in JP. Presumably they’ll play some new stuff off of their upcoming record for Table of the Elements.
• Saturday 9/15, 3-7PM, we have the Somerville Rock & Roll Yard Sale in Union Sq., Somerville, MA. Vendors include: Teenbeat, Vicky Wheeler (Autotonic), What Cheer? Antiques, Elisa Archer (Samba Goods), and much, much more. Visit their blog for more info. (Rain date is Sunday, 9/16.)
• Back in Providence, local art space Firehouse 13 has an amazing lineup of Temple of Bon Matin, Gutterhelmet, a self-described “power trio of two” consisting of Alec Redfearn and Matt McLaren from the Eyesores, Xerxes, and Crude Hill, a new duo comprised of visual artist extraordinaire Leif Goldberg and former Urdog songstress Erin Rosenthal. Chris Moon from Last Visible Dog will round out the craziness with some visual accompaniment. Firehouse 13 is near the Broad and Elmwood split at 41 Central St., Providence.
Looking ahead to next week:
• In anticipaton of the impending Plastic People of the Universe show on Sept. 26th, AS220 will offer a FREE screening of a 2001 Czech documentary about the group on Sept. 19th at 9:30 PM. This is one band who know —far better than most— the subversive, revitalizing power of music. Targeted by the Communist regime for their free-thinking, anarchic spirit, the group nevertheless continued to make music, even at great personal cost to themselves. That they made it through to the other side is a testament to their creative spark.
• Mission of Burma will be playing on Saturday, September 22nd at
Babyhead Decibel in downtown Providence.
Sunday 9/23 they play two shows at Boston’s amazing ICA, one at 4 PM and an evening show at 8PM. Jonathan Kane's February opens. (And I recommend them quite highly too: Kane was a founding member of the Swans. His own musical output is markedly different: lighter in tone and subject matter (but by no means ethereal), his group specializes in really atmospheric, spacious, percussion-led instrumentals. They’ll pair well with MoB.)
I’ll be seeing MoB at 4 and zipping over to the MFA, hopefully just in time for Ulrich’s set!
Neptune, “The Lighthouse” (from the LP Patterns)