Thursday, May 9, 2013

Dirty Water: Benefit for Boston Marathon Bombing Victims Tonight at Mercy Lounge

Posted By on Thu, May 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

There's no shortage of good action tonight — from the "crusty French punk" of State Poison at The Owl Farm to the "Nick Zammuto-meets-Ravi Shankar sampling style" of Michal Menert at Anthem and the "roiling interior emotions" and "grand drama" of Amy Speace at the Bluebird. Hell, we're not even limited to one Boston-themed charity event.

But faithful Cream readers will recall that "Bawston" Sean Maloney — a Beantown native if ever I knew one (North Reading, to be specific) — was particularly affected by the Boston Marathon bombings last month, and seeing as how Maloney ain't the sort to sit on his hands or keep that big Mass-hole trap of his shut (I say with love), none of us should be surprised that he's helped pull together a Boston-themed tribute show to benefit the victims of last month's bombing. It goes down this evening at Mercy Lounge, and contributor Stephen "Goose" Trageser did the Critic's Pick thing for us. Give it a read:

Boston has given us quite a lot, and I’m not just talking about a distinctive dialect or eating seafood while watching baseball. Besides being a bastion of the arts with one of the most revered symphony halls on the planet, The Olde Towne has birthed and nurtured a wide variety of popular music: Aerosmith, New Edition, the Pixies — the list goes on. The casualties from an attack like the bombing at the Boston Marathon are horrific and senseless, and the victims and their families will be in need long after the danger is past. Our fair city boasts more than a few personalities with a deep connection to Boston, and they have teamed up with the folks at Mercy Lounge to help Music City give a little back. All proceeds from the event will go to the One Fund, set up by Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. A silent auction is in the works, and the evening’s entertainment will feature familiar locals performing favorite Beantown tunes, including Apollo Up! taking on Mission of Burma, Larissa Maestro and the Melrose Place Band covering Letters to Cleo, and Quichenight’s Brett Rosenberg performing satirical classics from Tom Lehrer. DJ and Scene contributor “Bawston” Sean Maloney will man the decks. —STEPHEN TRAGESER

There will also be comedy from Gary Fletcher, Sean Staggs and Doug Morenic. Sounds like a fun damn time if you ask me. There is a $10 suggested donation, the show starts at 9 p.m., and you can find more info here. So then. The only question that remains is, of course, do you like apples?

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