Thursday, September 02, 2010

The Motion Sick Play Last Show Before Indefinite Break

This may be your last chance to see Boston indie pop outfit, The Motion Sick live. Their last show before an ominous- sounding “indefinite break” will be at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA on September 18th. The show will be a part of the Virgo-A-Go-Go Festival and will also feature Three Day Threshold, Kev & Col, Thick As Thieves and Moons, as well as Boston Jack Sparrow and the Virgo A Go-Go Dancers.

The Motion Sick always go that extra mile to make a live show entertaining. There have been superhero costumes. Not too long ago, they played a Boston show entitled “The Rock Primary”, which was promoted by a series of campaign, scandal and faked press videos featuring the all the bands on the bill. Who knows what they have planned this time?

The Motion Sick are known for their combination of pop melody and smart, socially voyeuristic lyrics. Their song “30 Lives,” which contains the famous Konami Code, was featured in the video game Dance Dance Revolution and its video won them accolades including "Blender Breakout,” CMJ's Sonicbids Spotlight, and Spin's Undiscovered Band Worth A Listen. But it’s not all about video games with this band. Kurt Vonnegut is as much an influence as Nick Cave, Bright Eyes and Modest Mouse.

Front man Michael J Epstein has a few other projects he’s involved with, if you need to get your fix. He plays baritone ukulele in Neutral Uke Hotel, whose live performances of Neutral Milk Hotel’s In The Aeroplane Over The Sea have been giving NMH fans something to shout about. The Michael J Epstein Memorial Library, an indie pop/folk group featuring Epstein and nine women debut on September 11th at Café 939. Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, another of Epstein’s musical projects, is inspired by the 60s spy show The Prisoner. Their EP, The New Number 2 features a song each for five of the show’s episodes.

Virgo-A-Go-Go Festival
Saturday, September 18, 2010:
T.T. The Bear's Place, Cambridge, MA
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show Time: 11:20 PM
Purchase advanced tickets here
With: Three Day Threshold, Kev & Col, Thick As Thieves and Moons