Buzz worthy ’90s indie rock is alive and kicking in the 2015 Rumble. Prelim Night #2 opened with Drab’s biting fuzz nuggets, sizzling and thumping with wit and purpose.
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.
How do you top a bill that has already featured a 2013 Boston Music Awards multi-nominee, fluboe and a Thin Lizzy cover? How about with a special holiday collaboration? Amy Douglas, Ruby Rose Fox & Sophia Cacciola teamed up on loungetastic versions of Nirvana and Buzzcocks before leading a “Silent Night” sing-along to close out the evening.
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.
Sophia Cacciola busted out her Gibson Explorer for TT’s 40th Anniversary. Nothing bad has ever happened when an Explorer is involved.* Sophia performed songs from Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Blitzkriegbliss and Leonard Cohen. I’m probably missing something, but I’ll distract you with pictures…