One of the best places to see an indie flick in Boston, Brookline’s Coolidge Corner Theatre, will be showing Terminator 2: Judgement Day for their Science on Screen series. During science nights, they invite speakers from the science, technology, and medical fields who tie-in today’s scientific happenings to the evening’s film offering. Before he was the “GOVEN-AH OF CALI-FONH-YAH,” Arnold Schwarzenegger was probably the biggest action star on the planet. This is one of my favorite performances from him, outside of Conan the Barbarian (1982).
Odds are you’ve seen this James Cameron directed blockbuster before, but I’m sure it holds up really well on the big screen. Terminator 2 is an absolute treat for both sci-fi and action fans, with time travel, killer liquid transforming robots, motorcycle chase scenes, and tons of destruction, guns, and explosions. I remember seeing the movie on HBO as a kid in the mid-90s and being both scared—the new Terminator creeped me out —and amazed by the realistic special effects, and it certainly pushed technological boundaries in film, when it was first released in 1991. » Read the rest of this entry «
English indie darlings The xx are on an extensive tour, and share some dates in North America with Grizzly Bear. The xx play a mix of festivals, large venues, and smaller shows that prove the allure of the group, despite their only real brushes with mainstream America coming from commercial placements, and an appearance on The Great Gatsby soundtrack. Although their self-titled debut was certified platinum, and last year’s Coexist performed pretty well on US charts, going gold.
Grizzly Bear has been active since the early to mid-Aughts, but really started to earn acclaim towards the end of the decade. Both bands have plenty of cross-genre appeal, with Drake working with Jamie xx, and Grizzly Bear earning praise from Jay-Z. About
one-third of the dates listed below feature Grizzly Bear, and most tickets fall into the $40 range—a steal if you can see both acts. All the links are all in one place for you, so you’re a few clicks away from inserting some dream pop into your summer plans.
This Friday afternoon, at noon, “the original hip hop” documentary will be shown at the Museum of Fine Arts (how’s that for a “throwback at noon?”). Directed by Tony Silver alongside acclaimed documenter of urban culture, Henry Chalfant, Style Wars looks at early 80s hip hop culture—most notably graffiti—but also bboying and rap.
Blending a passion for music and social change, The Hall Pass Tour delivers afterschool concerts to at-risk teens that help prepare them for the college track. Whether you’re an educator, musician, change agent, or advocate of the youth, you should be interested in bringing the Hall Pass Tour to a school near you. The Tour delivers workshops and other services that help students identify their dreams, and gives them the resources to make them possible. They’ll be be doing Open House information sessions in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and Boston. Here’s the info on the sessions:
With the goal of educating communities about the Hall Pass Tour mission and services, the Open House will convene teachers, community center leaders, administrators, business leaders and politicians to generate interest for the fall concert tour. Interested parties will then apply to become a stop on the tour via the tour’s application process.
JMSN and Sir Sly make lo-fi with some hip-hop influence, and are currently halfway through their tour together. The two Los Angeles based acts will be in Allston this Sunday at Great Scott. L.A. takes over Boston that night, because Flying Lotus also plays at Paradise Rock Club Sunday, but you’ll be dealing with re-sellers to grab tickets. This JMSN and Sir Sly show is only $13, so I’ll guarantee the only show cheaper is happening in a nearby Allston basement.
JMSN does rock with some soul to it (maybe that’s the Detroit in him—his hometown), and made waves with his 2012 release, Priscilla. He also contributed to four songs on Kendrick Lamar’sgood kid, m.A.A.d city, and has a project with TDE’s Ab-Soul, Unit 6, in the works as well. The trio Sir Sly released their Ghost EP earlier this year, and got rave reviews at SXSW. Check below for tickets, and all the details. » Read the rest of this entry «