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Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling Forsake Boston for L.A. – Bon Voyage!

::: Give them a raucous send-off at the Middle East Downstairs TONIGHT! :::
with special guests Psychic Dog, Endation, and Petty Morals – plus drummer Jess Townsend

Those of you who follow the Boston music scene will already know that the dynamic duo of Sophia Cacciola and Michael J. Epstein, two of the area’s creative luminaries, will soon be packing up to move west to Los Angeles. Before that happens, though, they have a special going-away party at the Middle East Downstairs — and they’ve given us a lovely going-away gift.

First, the show. They’ll be joined tonight (June 23) by special guests and friends Psychic Dog, Endation and Petty Morals, and drummer Jess Townsend will join them onstage.

As for the gift, it’s a shiny new three-song EP called In The Village. It’s very pretty, moody, ethereal and dark. How’s that for an endorsement!? Could this be a new direction for the band? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

For everyone who has been following along, DNFMOMD is devoted to the 1960s British television series The Prisoner — hence their name and their raison d’être. The first two tracks of the EP are, in fact, episodes 13 and 14 in their Prisoner project and the third track is an absolutely hilarious and quite wonderful cover of Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend.” Because, you know, Loverboy.

Check out their features on Boston Emissions on WZLX and Vanyaland And if you can, join them at the show!

Safe travels and best of luck, Sophia and Michael. We’ll miss you!

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Projektfest 2011 at The Middle East Downstairs – tomorrow night!

(clockwise from top left): Voltaire, Black Tape For A Blue Girl (photo by KyleCassidy.com), WEEP, Sugar Snow, and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.

(clockwise from top left): Voltaire, Black Tape For A Blue Girl (photo by KyleCassidy.com), WEEP, Sugar Snow, and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.

Projektfest 2011 at The Middle East Downstairs
Saturday, November 12, 7pm doors
18+ | $20 | facebook event | Tickets

Presented by Dark Sky Productions and Projekt Records, it’s Projektfest 2011, a dark and atmospheric orgy of fine bands and also vendors and artisans. Featured artists include:

Black Tape For A Blue Girl

Theatrical, dark cabaret since 1986. Old favorites.

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Voltaire

Extremely odd, and very unique. “Morbid humor, murder ballads, and other macabre favorites.”

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WEEP (featuring Doc Hammer of The Venture Brothers)

A very nice ’80s inspired goth/synth pop sound. I reviewed their debut album for Hybrid Magazine; really like them. Fans of The Cure, New Order and The Psychedelic Furs take note!

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with supporting local Boston artists Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling and Sugar Snow.

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Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling “EPISODE 1: ARRIVAL”

Inspired by British cult classic The Prisoner.

Check out Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling on Thursday, June 23 at Church of Boston with The Strange Boys, White Fence, and DOOMSTAR!

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Review: Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling: Questions Are A Burden To Others

You can say that Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling has a thing for British cult classic TV show The Prisoner. After all, they’re named for its 13th episode. Their debut release last year, The New Number 2 (referencing one of the show’s characters) featured tracks such as “Episode 1: Arrival” and Episode 2: Dance of the Dead” (actual episodes). Their new EP, Questions are a Burden to Others (taken from a sign in the first episode, the rest of it being “answers a prison for oneself”) continues on this curious theme.

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The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, Volume 1 (not a book review)

Professor Epstein and his librarians (photo by Kelly Davidson)

Professor Epstein and his librarians (photo by Kelly Davidson)

The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library is the sort of band (yes, it’s a band) that makes one nostalgic for the Baroque Era. Ah, those were some heady days, weren’t they? It all started when Prof. Epstein (of Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, Neutral Uke Hotel, The Motion Sick, The Positronic Rays, and oh yes, he actually *is* a Professor of Audiology – and a scientist) decided last year that he wanted to do something different. He’d conduct an experiment, gathering together a large group of musicians (through advertisements on Facebook and on Craigslist, which sounds scary enough in itself), with the stipulation that they never before performed in a rock band, and would put together a rock band. Or rather, a Baroque-pop orchestra. Make that an all-female (well, except for him) Baroque-folk-alt country-pop orchestra. When he first advertised this new ensemble, I vaguely recall seeing the facebook page and band name, and thought that it might be some kind of geeky music archival project he was starting. Not even close.

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Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling On First Tour! ~ PA’s Lounge Tonight!

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Failing to include them in ‘Boston Bands This Week,’ I’ll instead give Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling their own mention, as they’ll be embarking on their first ever tour after a show at PA’s Lounge in Somerville TONIGHT.

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Boston Bands This Week 05/19/10…

Mali Sastri of Jaggery

Mali Sastri of Jaggery

Welcome to the one-minute edition of Boston Bands this week. Coming up, well, right now, at the Lizard Lounge is “Boston-based siren rock/torture chamber pop ensemble” Jaggery. Tomorrow (Thursday) begins the ThirdThursdays @ The Rosebud concert series, with Jeddo Stars (with former members of The Charms) and Seven Shades of Grey. And Saturday night at the Middle East Upstairs is HUMANWINE, Mighty Tiny, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, and Dave Magario. It’s being billed as “an amazingly eclectic night of off-kilter rock ‘n’ roll.” Oh yes indeed.

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Boston Bands This Week (01/31/10)…

The Somerville Symphony Orkestar, The Daily Pravda, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (photo by Kelly Davidson), and Kingsley Flood (photo by Kelly Davidson).

The Somerville Symphony Orkestar, The Daily Pravda, Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (photo by Kelly Davidson), and Kingsley Flood (photo by Kelly Davidson).

Featured this week, just barely, is: a wildly crazy April Fool’s show at Church (Walter Sickert & the ARmy of BRoken TOys, Mighty Tiny, HUMANWINE, and Somerville Symphony Orkestar); dance night on Friday at Great Scott, with special live guests The Daily Pravda; a Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling CD release party at Church on Saturday; and for folk/Americana fans – a CD release party at the Middle East for Kingsley Flood, which also features the very popular Boston Americana group, Cassavettes.

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Boston Bands This Week (02/15/10)…

Some of this coming week's festivities... Monique Ortiz (who's about to desert us?), Jonathan Richman, Walter Sickert (& his Army Of Broken Toys), and the Family Jewels

Some of this coming week's festivities... Monique Ortiz (who's about to desert us?), Jonathan Richman, Walter Sickert (& his Army Of Broken Toys), and the Family Jewels

Here’s a few very cool local band events this week. There’s a three-day benefit for Haiti at The Middle East Downstairs; a three-day Jonathan Richman encampment at the Middle East Upstairs (which are all sold out, but you never know); and H.U.M.A.N.W.I.N.E. along with Walter Sickert and the Army Of Broken Toys, Do Not Forsake Me, Oh My Darling, and Sarah RabDAU at the Church of Boston. On Saturday, Feb. 20, Asa Brebner and his Family Jewels grace the stage (such as it is) of the Plough & Stars in Cambridge for an afternoon show.

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