The Boston music community is home to a number of characters, genres, and tastemakers. Red Eye at the Red Room gathers and strengthens that community by showcasing some of Boston's top acts and photographers. This show features the bands Neutral Uke Hotel and the Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library, along with an exhibit by photographer 5342 Studios, who has been featured in the local music blog Ryan's Smashing Life.
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.
The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library is the new project fronted by Michael Epstein of the Motion Sick and Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling. The band features Epstein and nine women with a lot of group singing and a focus on clever, quirky indie songs performed on acoustic instruments to create a campfire singalong feel. This show is the band's much-anticipated debut.