Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Michael J Epstein Memorial Library Make Magic on Friday, November 12th

Librarians really know how to party. At least those employed by the Michael J Epstein Memorial Library do. MJEML is the latest project from The Motion Sick front man Michael J Epstein, and all ten of the librarians will share the stage with Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys; who are known for their carnival-esque stage shows featuring performers ranging from fire-eaters to contortionists; and Garvy J, a founding member of The Elevator Drops, former member of The Rentals and co-producer of the latest Devo record. This show, where audience members are unlikely to be shushed, will be at The Magic Room on Friday, November 12th.

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library was formed when Epstein began recruiting band members on Facebook and Craigslist “Most are intentionally people that I didn’t previously know very well. I wanted people with fresh perspectives and few prior expectations about the operation of a band and about how the music scene and music industry works.” This unusual ensemble plays not only your standard acoustic guitar, drums and bass; but also ukulele, flute, trumpet, glockenspiel, melodica, viola, violin and more. The project was designed to be flexible, with any number of participants making up the line-up on any given occasion. “We’re just going to play some songs and have fun. The project is … flexible enough for me to play solo or small shows and also diverse enough to do bigger shows,” says Epstein.

Michael J Epstein Memorial Library
Friday, November 12
The Magic Room
155 North Beacon Street, Brighton, MA
Also on the bill: Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys and Garvy J.