The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library have a way with words and interesting instrumentation. They brought their modern indie folk and zebra prints to Brighton Music Hall as part of the Boston Does Boston benefit for the Animal Rescue League of Boston. They even performed the Gene Dante And The Future Starlets cover that is featured on Boston Does Boston Vol. 1 & 2.
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.
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.
Whoa. That was one of the best Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling sets I’ve ever seen. The duo laid waste to their originals. They tore through a cover of Eldridge Rodriguez’s “Run MF Run.” Intense. The Daykamp Poster & Photo Show just got a kick in the pants.
The Motion Sick recently played a reunion show at Brighton Music Hall. Phew. I never had a chance to see them in their first go ’round. I’m not sure why that is, but it seems odd to me now. I always liked their records. I’m a huge fan of their “30 Lives” video. I’ve seen Michael J. Epstein, Matt Girard and Travis Richter play in a bunch of other bands (and now Patrick Mussari after he opened this very show with his new band, Wash Pool). Now I’ve seen The Motion Sick live. They sounded great. I feel much better.
PorchFest! What a beautiful day to head into Somerville and listen to bands play out-of-doors. Big Little One and I jumped in the car after his swimming lesson* to catch some songs from The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library. We camped out on the sidewalk and enjoyed the ample sunshine and harmonies. As we walked away, Big Little One informed me that he had enjoyed himself.
“I like the way they sound. They sound the best.”
* There may have been a quick stop for a donut on the way.