Goodbye Spooktober, hello…November.

Local Artists Play Live Sessions in ’85 Chevy 

Overdue Films released their “Live from the Caprice” project, which features musicians performing in the rear seats of a 1985 Chevy Caprice. The series of mini-concerts in the large car, which seats five passengers, instruments, and other equipment, allows filmmaker Jean-Paul DiSciscio and sound designer Ross Matthei to continue using the car.

For the first concert series, Overdue Films collaborated with FBGM, a duo with sweet vocal harmonies and guitar strumming as bright as summer mornings.

The close filming of the two musicians is spliced with shots of action figures strapped to the car and the driver with skeleton face paint, humorous touches to the changing angles of FBGM. Here’s looking forward to more series of authentic, acoustic performances in vintage cars.

The Most Fall Thing You’ll See All Day

Oh Malô‘s new music video for As We Were‘s single “Miss You” is about as fall as you can get without pumpkin carving or instagrammed shots of Starbucks PSLs. It’s dripping with meaningful walking, strolling, and more walking, and bathed in the beautiful light of an Autumn afternoon in Boston. And while I sound derisive, I’m not. The fall season has always been a time for new beginnings, change, and feelings of intellectual introspection that the academic base of Boston helps perpetuate, Oh Malô perfectly captures the general sentiment.

As the vocals change in intensity from vehement proclamations of “I miss you” to near whispers of “I miss you like hell,” the wailing guitar and steady beat of the drum move through the words and carry the melancholy through the changing colors of an autumn day.

Whew, excuse the heavy metaphor. “Miss You” is a solid song off of As We Were, and hopefully future accompanying videos fall in the same vein as the one below.


Concert to Connect Youth to the Jazz World

Zumix is hosting their sixth annual Jazz at the Firehouse to bring two nights of jazz to East Boston. This concert series began in 2011, and helps support Zumix’s youth art engagement.

The concert series also allows for the Zumix Jazz Allstars to work with more seasoned jazz musicians. The first night of Jazz at the Firehouse takes place on the night of November 6th, with the second evening happening on December 4th. Catch The Nick Grondin Group with Marco Pignataro on the first day, and Gene Bertoncini with Gray Sargent and David Clark in December.

Go here for tickets.

Ticket Giveaway: Snakehips

Review: Jack of All Trades: Christine and the Queens at the Paradise

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