what to do, what to do...
first of all, the early must-be-there show on wednesday nights has become d-tension's trivia extravaganza at major's pub. the kick-off week of the new "season" last wednesday was SRO packed, so get yourself there early if you want a good seat this week. (things start at 8, and here's a hint about whenever the quizmaster says the category name "science"--do your very best thomas dolby impersonation and give it right back to him--"SCIENCE!!!") the beers are cheap, and the trivia is a ball. (question of the week from last week--"in what city occurred the great molasses flood of 1919?")
the late must-be-there show on wednesday nights is the open mic night over at the worthen house. rumors continue to swirl that carl johnson will eventually be stopping down there to share some new originals, but even until he shows it's a nice place to wind down and talk shoulda-woulda-coulda about the trivia while checking out some great local talent.
thursday night also presents the possibility of an early and late show for discerning lowell music junkies. first of all, the right reverend justin j. burns rocks thirty-one main (31 main st. in ayer, yo) at 7pm, giving you plenty of time to zip down after work, and still get back to the mill city while the night is young. (you know you want to go). second of all, the right righteous jen j. kearney and her lost onion will be found rockin' ole down on merrimack street in beautiful downtown shangri-lowell after 9:30pm. how's THAT for a double bill!
friday night, unfortunately, you will have to pick your favorite and stick with it. (no double dipping, unless you're really, really fast about it). justin is once again part of the chaos--this time as part of thunderpants johnson's hillbilly orchestra at the middle east in cambridge. and, jen, too, remains a playa, with her lost onion, gigging in the back bay of boston at a club called "church". (which would be a natural for the reverend, but we'll leave that to his booking agent).
so, back to back to back to back to back, and all the weekday stuff is perfect for getting yourself home at a very reasonable hour so as not to upset your beauty sleep or your work schedule or your class schedule, if you have those sorts of things. (i work, i swear i work). friday night you can stay out as late as you want--tell 'em i said so--and the times will be happening, i garr-on-tee.