Friday, November 25, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Sat 12/31: Split Lip Rayfield with Dumptruck Butterlips

Sat 12/31: Split Lip Rayfield with Dumptruck Butterlips:
When: Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, 7 p.m.
Where: The Bottleneck, 737 N.H., Lawrence
Cost: $17 - $20
Age limit: All ages
Description: Split Lip Rayfield has carved out their own genre of music with their unique sound and instrumentation. Often described as a mix of bluegrass and country with an accent of metal, no other band delivers the experience of the homemade gas-tank bass played by Jeff Eaton, sets the mandolin strings on fire like Wayne Gottstine, or makes the banjo sing like Eric Mardis. Together, they burn up speakers and stages alike providing an unforgettable experience. This is one trio not to miss!

Fri 12/16: The Wilders

Fri 12/16: The Wilders:
When: Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, 8 p.m.
Where: Liberty Hall Cinema, 644 Massachussets Street, Lawrence
Cost: $2.50 - $10.50
Age limit: All ages
Description: Tickets on sale now - $12.50 adults, $2.50 10 and under

Sunday, November 13, 2011

The No-BS Guide to Boosting Your Immunity and Avoiding the Common Cold [Colds]

The No-BS Guide to Boosting Your Immunity and Avoiding the Common Cold [Colds]:

The runny nose, hacking cough, sore throat, headache—it's no wonder people resort to all sorts of absurd remedies to cure the all-too-common cold. We talked to experts to get a better idea of the tried-and-true things that actually work, and got a stuffy-nose full of commonly held myths that you should avoid. More »

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 Shows You Where You Can Stream, Rent, Download Or Buy Movies Shows You Where You Can Stream, Rent, Download Or Buy Movies: canistreamit-logo
Add this site to your bookmarks because I guarantee you, at some point, you’re going to need it. is a new search engine that shows you where you can stream, rent, download and buy movies. The site checks the libraries at Netflix, Amazon, iTunes and Hulu and provides links to the appropriate listings. And if a movie isn’t available, you can sign up for, set a reminder and the service will email you when the movie’s availability changes.

The service is a side project from the team at UrbanPixels, a NY-based technology consulting, branding and design firm, who says they built the site because they were in need of something like this. (As were we all).

Thanks to all the competing services, the ever-changing content deals between movie studios and streaming providers and the maddening decision by some studios to enforce a 28-day window between DVD releases and streaming availability, it’s hard to know what’s available where, in what format and when. But now you can just search

There really isn’t much to using the service – you just enter a query and hit enter. Each search result has four icons: one for streaming, one for a digital rental, one for downloads and the last for where you can purchase the DVD. Click the link for the service where you want to view or buy the movie and you’re redirected there. That’s it.

My only complaint? It would be nice if they added TV shows, too.

UrbanPixels Co-Founder Alex Petrescu says they’re not in it for the money – they just wanted to build a tool for the community to use.

Thanks, guys.

Gnomeo and Juliet

Gnomeo and Juliet:
An edgy Shakespeare adaptation like no other, this animated musical transports the classic tale of forbidden romance between two star-crossed lovers from warring families to the unlikely yet hysterical world of garden gnomes. Featuring songs from legendary recording artist Elton John, this movie features the vocal talents of Emily Blunt, James McAvoy, Jason Statham, Patrick Stewart and Michael Caine.