Sunday, September 20, 2009

The week ahead, 9/21-9/26

Life is busier than ever at CB HQ, and only gonna get more so in the next 10 days. We got some serious swampage at work, a move from the Heights to the 'wood to make before October 1, and a billion different awesome things to distract us in the meantime.

What does all this mean for you? It means I'm gonna quit jawboning and get straight to the meat.

Sunday, 9/20 - Today's post is gonna start with failure. For example, I'm typing it at 10:09 PM on Sunday evening, so not a lot of time to endorse various Sunday events. In any case, not a big deal, since I don't have any notes to myself about cool things going on tonight.

Monday, 9/21 - Continuing the failure meme, I have nothing to suggest for Monday, either.

Tuesday, 9/22 - Ahh - a little less failure. Check out The Dynamites at the Beachland. Fronted by soul-funk legend Charles Walker, this is gonna be a rewarding, booty-shaking good time. (Incidentally, while I was looking for a wikipedia page for Mr. Walker, I came across this one for a world famous checker player by the same name. No profile for the funk legend (oddly), but this dude's is worth reading for sure!)

Wednesday, 9/23
- Catch Bell X1 with Wild Light at the House of Blues OR see a screening of Audience of One at the Cleveland Museum of Art. Audience of One sounds brilliant - a documentary about a pentecostal minister felt he was moved by god to make a mega-million dollar sci-fi movie. I can't wait.

Thursday, 9/24
- Former Ohioans cum Austinites, Heartless Bastards, make a return to NEO with tonight's show at Oberlin. Before that, if you are the type with free afternoons, check out a screening of The Borinqueneers, a documentary about the famed all-Puerto Rican infantry regiment that fought in both world wars and Korea. It shows at CSU's Fenn Theater at 3 PM.

Friday, 9/25 - A bunch of good options tonight:

a) Dead Snow, the Norwegian Nazi zombie horror flick, shows at Cedar-Lee
b) Blue Arrow Records hosts a triple-billed show with Mother Country Madmen, Uno Lady, and Prisoners (the latter of which will be celebrating a cd release)
c) Visible Voice hosts day one of this year's Hunter S. Thompson extravaganza (a follow up to previous events celebrating the work of Jack Kerouac and Charles Bukowski). Starting at 7 PM, the west side's best bookstore will be showing documentaries, movies, and film clips related to the infamous gonzo journalist, while readings take place in the garden area.

d) The Cleveland Museum of Art hosts a murder mystery event, complete with beverages, tours, and DJ sets by a couple of Cleveland's finest college radio folks, including CB favorite Lawrence Daniel Caswell of WCSB 89.3 "No Ways Tired" program (which you can hear Monday mornings from 9-11 AM).
e) Local rockers and new CB fave Founding Fathers put on a FREE show at the Grog Shop, with support by local act Sun God and Athens OH's We March.
f) The much-touted Bridge Project kicks off from 4-midnight on the Detroit-Superior underpass.

Saturday, 9/26 - If you had to miss one or the other, the Bridge Project continues today from noon-midnight, and the Hunter S. Thompson party goes eastward with an event at the Barking Spider from 4-6 pm. Hit that up, and then you'll have just enough time to have dinner somewhere around University Circle before coming back to the CIA Cinematheque to catch the screening of Died Young, Stayed Pretty, an awesome and critically endorsed documentary about rock concert poster designers. Director Eileen Yaghoobian will be in attendance. Check out the promo poster designed by Cleveland's own master of the trade, John G.

Other stuff to keep your eye on the following week:

- 9/27 - Death/This Moment in Black History at Beachland
- 9/29 - Banned Book reading @ CSU's Schwartz Library
- 9/30 - Os Mutantes @ Beachland
- 9/30 - Amazing Baby @ Beachland
- 10/1 - Common @ HOB
- 10/1 - Mark Doty/Paul Lisicky @ CSU Poetry Center
- 10/2 - Woven Hand @ Akron Musica
- 10/2 - John Ryan opening @ William Rupnik Gallery
- 10/2 - Johnny Yanok opening @ Shoparooni

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