The Chicken Slacks @ The Cantab Lounge

let's meetup at the cantab lounge in central square, cambridge, at 9:00 pm on thursday night, 2 july, to listen and dance to the music of the chicken slacks, a great soul, funk, and r&b band. i know you're all off on friday, 3 july, so why not kick off the holiday weekend by dancing our asses off all night? (i consider it a preemptive strike against all the eating i'll do over the weekend.) if you haven't seen them before, you should know that the chicken slacks will get you moving, not only with their rousing covers of songs we all know, but also with great songs you never knew as well as their own original material. wherever they play, it's always a great show, but the chicken slacks at the cantab? that's special. in last week's Weekly Dig, justin, the slacks drummer and founder, summed up the slacks at the cantab perfectly: '"You check any bullshit and attitude at the door, and enter the timeless world of the local juke joint," says Slacks member Justin Berthiaume. "Our Thursday night scene is an unpretentious, sweaty crowd of youngs, olds, blacks, whites, guys, gals, newcomers, regulars," he says, taking a breath. "Anybody and everybody that wants to smile and get their groove thing on."' so come on out and get your groove thing on. it'll be a sweaty good time. the band, the music for more on the band, check out the Chicken Slacks web site and definitely read the Weekly Dig's take on the band. also check out this review of their latest cd. details the cover charge for this show is $5. also note that the cantab is cash only but there is an ATM inside. if you come to the show, please text or call me to find me, preferably text. i do wander around and look for folks (so it really helps if you posted a good picture of yourself), but texting me is the way to find me. as noted above, i'll send out an email with my cell number to all 'Yes' and 'Maybe' RSVPers late thursday afternoon. the cantab can get really crowded, so please be understanding if we can't all be in the exact same area. i will get there early to try to grab the limited table space, but if anyone else can get there early, please join me in lying across the tables to reserve them.... if you're driving to the show, note that there are street parking spots in the area (metered spots are free after 6 pm) and there are also a couple of small parking lots behind the cantab. there's also a city of cambridge municipal garage, located at the corner of pearl and green streets, less than a five minute walk from the cantab. if you're taking the T, the Central Square Red Line stop is just a block away from the cantab.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    well, that was fun....

    July 7, 2009

  • Lisa

    I had a great time at the Cantab! Love the Chicken Slacks!

    July 6, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Small venue, good music, great dancing until it got to crowded to dance. Everybody was very friendly..................

    July 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    fun, great way to kick off a holiday weekend.

    July 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great band. Nice to meet everyone. Thanks to Paul for arranging. Fun time.

    July 3, 2009

  • Wendy

    The band and venue were great! Lots of fun dancing!

    July 3, 2009

  • JPTR

    Cool Band,Great music,,and Packed.
    It was a good time, had by all,..
    That I saw !!! and A dance-a-thon.
    Thanks,Jim

    July 3, 2009

  • John

    The band was just great and it is definitely worth an encore! Paul, Excellent Pick!

    July 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great music and vibe!

    July 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    This meetup was a ball. The Cantab was PACKED. The Slacks are alot of fun, lotta dancin goin on. Thanks Paul for organizing. :)

    July 3, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    i don't think that the cantab will fill by 9pm, but i am encouraging everyone to arrive as close to 9 as possible. as greg notes, the cantab is not that big.

    July 2, 2009

  • Greg D

    I think it could fill up easily by 9pm being the holiday weekend and a big crew signed up, the Cantab is just not that big a place. Might be wise to come early to get a spot. Just a thought... Have fun everyone!

    July 2, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    there are four meetup groups attending this event: Metro-Boston Beer, Social Fun, Seize the Day, and Boston Live Music.


    the total response so far is 42 Yes and 32 Maybe. we're all going to be very good friends by the end of the evening and isn't that the point? (-8

    July 1, 2009

  • A former member
    A former member

    holy moly what a response. hope the joint is big. :)

    July 1, 2009

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