Boston Live Pick of the Week

What's Next, Live?
By Julie Stoller

Scene: Church of Boston Wednesday 06/22/11
evening presented by
(*RSL Best of 2011 Artist)
(*CD release)

Seattle's Ivan & Alyosha (named for the characters in Dostoevsky’s Brothers Karamazov) play soulful folk music with lovely harmonies and lyrics - like the characters in the novel – that question the concept of God and faith. The band played "Smoke & Sand"'s SxSW showcase this year along with NPR Tiny Desk Concerts and a number of other prominent national appearances this year. We just caught them again in Toronto for NxNE and they were just outstanding... This band alone is worth the price of admission!

The crazed and indefinable gypsy circus schizophrenia calling itself Mighty Tiny just released their debut album, White Dog Rough Again. Equal parts Tin Pan Alley and carnival cacophony, with violin and accordion flying amidst unhinged vocals, marching percussion, and a crazed smorgasbord of instrumentation; theirs is a Broadway musical terribly – and deliciously – askew.

Somerville Symphony Orkestar performs Balkan, Klezmer and traditional Russian music in a similarly exuberant, globe-trotting and border-defying style as Gogol Bordello and DeVotchKa, and they will be celebrating their debut album release this evening. It’s a rambunctious, festive affair with sophisticated arrangements and superb musicianship.

Boston Klezmer band, Klezwoods rounds it out with their traditional Klezmer and Balkan music infused with a contemporary sound. This show is going to be quite something.

Weds - 8pm - $13 - 18+


Joel said…
The show is $8, not $13. But you can pre-order a discounted SSO CD with a ticket for $13.

Thanks for posting the show. It's going to be off the hook!

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