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Lights, camera, bad girls...musicians bring their drama to Davis Sq Theater

Posted by Jonathan Donaldson  April 23, 2012 10:54 PM

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Live Music from Carousel @ 4/24
Bad Girls Upset By the Truth @ 4/25

Since it's opening in 2009, Cambridge's Oberon has been the of the fulcrum of Greater Boston's multi-media music scene. However a couple of events this week put Somerville's Davis Square Theater on the map as a venue to consider if you are ready to unfold your arms and skip the rock show.

In case you missed it, Monday featured the filming of a new arts & culture TV show, Carousel, at Saloon--Davis' Square Theater's adjoining bar. Patrons tried to get on camera for their parents taping on the VCR at home, while hosts (and Boston favorites) Luke O'Neil and Hayley Thompson-King chatted with friends and guests in the ever-so-natural habitat of a fine underground bar. (television station, TBD).


Now tonight (Tuesday 4/24) like a swag-bag from outer-space, these fine enterprising folks will be throwing a free show at 7:00 P.M. at the Davis Square Theater. You Can Be A Wesley, Wheat and Field Effect will be featured on this free carousel ride. Early rocking is almost an act of performance art in and of itself. It's over and it's 9:00 P.M. What the heck to do then except carouse some more?

Wednesday night will feature an 8:00 P.M. performance of Jo Carol Pierce's Bad Girls Upset By the Truth. Starring Lisa McColgan (Mortified Boston) and a company that includes Boston rock fixtures Ad Frank and Peter Moore, Bad Girls comes advertised as the story of a young Texas woman who has a "spiritual revelation" (which includes a UFO and lots of boys) and the insightful, ever-expanding country songs that accompany her on her quest.

"The music and dialogue was all written by Jo Carol Pierce some time in the nineties," says Ad Frank. "She is a Lubbock/Austin-based songwriter who was married to Jimmie Dale Gilmore for a little while." Jimmie Dale Gilmore and UFOs. Makes perfect sense. So, that's what that sound effect is in "Dallas." (tickets $5-$20)

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Davis Square Theatre: 255 Elm Street in Somerville.
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Jonathan Donaldson is a Boston-based musician, writer, and second-generation music junkie. An Ohio native who moved to Boston in 1998, Jonathan's musical loves include R&B, psych, punk, bubblegum, country, electronic, More »

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