We’re profiled in the Dig!
Photo by Kelly Davidson! (That’s me on the right in the red glasses.) Check out Kelly’s website (I’m a big fan of the Rock Parents collection!) and follow her on Tumblr!
Here’s an excerpt from the article that explains the origin of our band name:
For a while, all Michael J. Epstein knew was that his life was one deserving commemoration.
It struck him one day as he wandered the halls of the Ronald Reagan memorial building in Washington, D.C., Epstein, a staunch conservative and lifelong admirer of the Gipper (okay, not really) paused for a drink from the Ronald Reagan memorial water fountain. He threw a tissue into the Ronald Reagan memorial wastebasket. He washed his hands using the Ronald Reagan memorial soap dispenser. Suddenly, it was all so clear.
Last year, Epstein decided that he would be denied his memorial no longer, despite the notable handicap of not being dead yet.
“I thought, ‘Someday I will have a project that I will call the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Something,” he says.
I had the absolute pleasure of running the prom-fabulous photobooth at the Winter Rock Formal on 2/18 at Church. Special thanks to Michael J. Epstein and Sophia Cacciola for bringing and setting up the trellis and lighting! From romantic to silly to crazy, everyone wanted a turn or ten under the lighted, balloon-flanked trellis. These are a few of my favorite shots from the night. The full set will be up on Flickr soon; the in-progress album is here.
Looking for an excuse to break out the old prom dress? Come to the Winter Rock Formal tonight at Church (no, not that kind of church)! Doors are at 8. $8, 21+. Sorry kids, this prom will be (legally) alcohol-soaked. I’ll be manning the photo-booth, so be sure to say hello and get your prom-fabulous photo taken!
Not convinced? Check out the Phoenix’s write-up, which predicts a “tacky nostalgia fest straight out of teen comedies and after-school specials.”
What are you doing tonight? Will I see you at the formal?
WFNX Boston Accents 1/30/11
JOCIE ADAMS - “Mother’s Word,” from the album Bed of Notions. Playing with The Low Anthem 3/4 @ Old South Church. www.myspace.com/jocelynadamsmusic
MICHAEL J EPSTEIN MEMORIAL LIBRARY - “Holy Ghost,” from the forthcoming debut album. CD release 2/26 @ Middle East downstairs. www.michaeljepstein.com
BUFFALO TOM - “I’m Allowed,” from the album Big Red Letter Day. New album Skins due out 3/8. www.buffalotom.com
by Jonathan Perry, The Boston Globe
Mustachioed man-about-town Michael Epstein’s latest, mostly female nine-piece baroque-pop band, the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, is set to release its debut LP with a Feb. 26 show at the Middle East Downstairs. Epstein, who has previously led the Motion Sick and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, says the impetus for launching the group was wanting “a fresh take on making music in Boston. I encouraged people who had never been in bands before, and with only a couple of exceptions, avoided including people that I knew in any previous capacity.’’