Thursday thursday, Cheap Thrills galore. Here's what ran today, once again heavily edited,. including my claim that Conservative Man's song "The Heist" is the best track of 2010 so far... Seriously, listen to it.
Free Burrito Day at Chipotle’s new Boston University location
Today from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.; 876 Commonwealth Ave., Brookline; all-ages, FREE
To celebrate Chipotle’s 20th metro Boston location, the Mexican food joint is doling out free burritos all day today in a special pre-opening party. The brand-new Chipotle joint officially opens Friday, and the cheap thrills continue: The first 100 customers to purchase a burrito, taco or salad receive a free Chipotle T-shirt (please don’t use it as a napkin, yo) and a coupon good for a free burrito on a future visit. While it still looks and feels like Hoth outside, free burritos are enough to make your insides feel all warm and tingly like they’re in Fort Myers with the Sox.
Info: chipotle.com, 617-232-1360
Olympic curling viewing party at the Common Ground
Friday at 5 p.m., 83 Harvard Ave. in Allston; 21-plus, FREE
Forget about the NHL supplying players for the hockey tournament, figure skaters who think it’s cool to wear animal fur and snowboarders who can’t stay on course, the real thrill of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver is the intense curling competition. Once Japan’s lethal ice-assassin Moe Meguro laid the smackdown on the U.S. women’s team during Tuesday’s competition, we knew these curlers came to brawl. Besides, the Norwegian men’s team has a Facebook profile with almost 20,000 fans of their colorful checked pants. So praise the Common Ground in Allston for turning the televisions to curling, inviting a group of like-minded fans to gather around and watch the coolest sport involving ice, rocks and brooms. On tap: Gold-medal favorite Canada takes on Denmark in the women’s tilt, and the men’s competition features the U.S. battling France. Bring the hammer, Olympians.
Info: commongroundbarandgrill.com, 617-783-2071
EASY ROCK IN TOUGH TIMES
The Luxury, the Honors, Jealousy Curve and Conservative Man at T.T. the Bear’s Place
Friday at 9 p.m.; 10 Brookline St., Cambridge; 18-plus, $10
Cheap Thrills loves a gimmick. But sometimes we love a good-old-fashioned rock show, especially when it features a battle between two cities’ finest indie acts. Friday night at T.T. the Bear’s, our increasingly awesome music scene throws down the gauntlet in a head-to-head showdown with Philadelphia, the likes of which haven’t been this intense since Super Bowl XXXIX. On the home side are the UK-tinged modern indie swagger of the Luxury and the Honors, while Philly gets representation from the rock firepower of the Jealousy Curve and the space-fueled synth-pop of Conservative Man.
Info: ttthebears.com, 617-492-2327