College Fest, Soul Coughing hit BostonBy Joel M. Rosenberg
The College Fest Way More Weekend is this Saturday from noon to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. at the Hynes Covention Center. About 25,000 college students will pay their $6 to be advertised at. It's actually not bad - lots of free stuff, raffles, and Jerry Springer will be there. A few bands on hand will make the money worth it.
Letters to Cleo is best, playing Saturday at 4 p.m. Fun Lovin' Criminals will also be there Sunday at 3 p.m. Check http://www.collegefest.com, or call 859-5767 for info.
Jonatha Brooke and The Story are at the Paradise this Sunday. Brooke is awesome and puts on a great show. Tickets are $10 before, $12 at the door and probably will not sell out. Call Ticketmaster or go to the Paradise on Commonwealth Avenue (562-8800).
Los Lobos will be at Avalon on the Monday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $17. It's a 21+ show, but that's okay because nobody really wants to dance La Bamba sober.
On Tuesday, the Iguanas playing are downstairs at the Middle East, which is a pretty good place to see a show. The Iguanas are on Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville label, which should give you a clue as to what they sound like. They're actually more Tex-Mex southwest rock than Jimmy. Tickets are 18+, $8 before, $10 at the door. Call 864-EAST for more information.
Don't like concerts? This weekend is your last chance to see Spike and Mike's Sick and Twisted Animation Festival at the Coolidge Corner Theatre, located right at the T stop of the same name on the green line. Shows are tonight and tomorrow and at midnight only. There's no T to take you home, but it's worth it if you have a high tolerance for crude jokes. Buy your tickets from Ticketmaster since the shows will probably sell out for these last nights.
As always, the Museum of Fine Arts and the Science Museum are free to MIT students, if none of the above options appeal to you.
Events further ahead
Unless otherwise indicated, tickets for all of these events are available from Ticketmaster (931-2000).
Soul Coughing, MIT's spring act from last year, will be at the Paradise Oct. 16. Tickets are $10. Stabbing Westward plays at Axis on Landsdowne on the same night at 8 p.m. The show is 18+ and tickets are on sale for $10.
Soundgarden is playing at Brandeis University on Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m.. Tickets are still available for $18.
Fishbone, De La Soul, and Goodie Mob are at Avalon together on the Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. The show is 18+, and tickets are $15. Also at the Avalon are the Lemonheads, playing Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now for $15.
Suzanne Vega will be playing at the Berklee Performance Center on Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are selling for $20 and are available from Next Tickets (423-NEXT).