Neutral Uke Hotel, Golden Bloom, and Michael J. Epstein Add East Coast Dates
Bringing the joy of In The Aeroplane Over The Sea played on ukuleles to the west coast wasn't enough for Neutral Uke Hotel. They're adding east coast dates, the first of which will be Brighton Music Hall on Monday, April 9. Golden Bloom and Michael J Epstein Memorial Library, members of which make up Neutral Uke Hotel will join them.
158 Brighton Ave.,
Monday, April 9
Doors at 6:00pm
All Ages Show
Advance Box Office Price $10
Neutral Uke Hotel's mission statement is simple: to unite obsessed fans of Neutral Milk Hotel for a live performance of their critically acclaimed In the Aeroplane Over the Sea album, played in its entirety on ukulele by Shawn Fogel, with accompaniment from members of Golden Bloom and The Motion Sick.
Shawn Fogel also fronts Golden Bloom, a project that has attracted a lot of attention. In various configurations, the band has performed at CMJ and SXSW, and shared the stage with Guster, David Bazan, Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3, Telekinesis, Eef Barzelay (Clem Snide), Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Rocky Votolato. Fogel has worked with producers Peter Katis (The National, Mates of State), Roger Greenwalt (Ben Kweller), Dylan Magierek (Mark Kozelek) and Ryan Ball on his LP, Fan the Flames and EP March to the Drums. His cover of The Philistines Jr's "Working Title: The Mob Song" appears on the indie-star studded If A Lot of Bands Play in The Woods...
Michael J Epstein can't stop. A musical dynamo, his myriad of projects are distinctive yet always have a component of his personality at the center. With his band The Motion Sick on hiatus, Epstein has branched out more than ever; forming The Michael J Epstein Memorial Library, a baroque indie pop group made up of Epstein and a group of women -- all dressed as librarians; continuing work on Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, a minimalist rock duo Epstein and his wife Sophia Cacciola put together to play music inspired by cult-classic show The Prisoner; creating funny children's music as Space Balloons, and releasing tunes inspired by bizarre mail order products as Darling Pet Munkee.