Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling @ Davis Square Theatre 12.6.2013

The Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Big Band Revue* took to the Davis Square Theatre stage for some Jingle Ball Rock. The world’s only drum, bass, trombcussion and fluboe quartet might not be festive, but they are compelling.**

* At least I think that’s what they’re called these days. I may be making that up. Yes, I’m most definitely making that up.

** Probably the world’s only. I sorta made this one up, too, but it may actually be true.

Sarah Rabdau & Self Employed Assassins @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 11.15.2013

The more I listen to Sarah Rabdau & Self Employed Assassins, the more I hear the pop undercurrent that flows beneath their adventurous arrangements. There’s a lot that goes into their sound—so much to take in. Couple this sense of layered artistry with an engaging live performance and you have a show to remember. Like this past Friday when Sarah Rabdau & Self Employed Assassins released Free as Thieves at TT’s…

Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling @ T.T. The Bear’s Place 11.15.2013

Crazy. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling just released two songs, with videos(!!!), on the same night night. That’s not the crazy part.* The crazy part is that they added a few folks to the DNFMOMD fold for the occasion. Matt Graber, Rachel Blumenthal and Susannah Plaster all pitched in on various instruments for a memorable set. What’s so crazy about that, you ask? One look into Sophia’s eyes and you’ll understand…

*For most people releasing two videos on the same night would be called crazy. For Sophia and Michael, it’s called Friday.

Endation @ Church 1.10.2013

Endation’s set at Church got cut a bit short due to a scheduling mix-up. No matter. They packed enough wall-of-sound riffage into their set to keep the crowd buzzing all night.