Michael J. Epstein: The Clone Wars

There have been a number of “incidents” in which seedy folks have decided that they would attempt to steal my identity…probably because they were jealous of all the people pointing and laughing at me on the subway and stuff like that. One Halloween (2002 I believe), two people both came …

Dramamine: The Girls of The Motion Sick 10/22/10!!

Show recap and videos now at: http://blog.michaeljepstein.com/2010/10/girls-of-motion-sick-sweetest-thing.html Dramamine: The Girls of The Motion Sick On October 22nd – the wives, girlfriends, and close female friends of The Motion Sick will be performing a farewell tribute to the band (The Motion Sick is on indefinite hiatus). The Motion Sick have long been …

Billy Joel vs. The Motion Sick

Travis caught The Motion Sick’s “30 Lives” on VH1 as lead-in during top 10 videos countdown….for one of Mike’s least favorites, Billy Joel. When SPIN first wrote about us, they claimed we had “lyrical call-outs to Billy Joel tunes.” ( http://www.spin.com/2006/01/motion-sick/ ). Soon, I expect we’ll be touring with Mr. Joel. …

The Motion Sick’s Last Show For Now Recap

A huge thanks to everyone that joined us last Saturday to make our last show for the time being into something very special. Thanks to Tim Briggs (organizer of Virgo A Go Go) and all of the bands and the dancers (who joined us and showed their skills by quickly …

The Motion Sick says farewell (for now)…

Tomorrow night, The Motion Sick plays what I can best describe as its goodbye-for-now show.  It happens at TT the Bear’s, which is the same stage where we held our first real show, a CD-release party for Her Brilliant Fifteen. I can’t really imagine that we’ll never play another show, …

MP3s of The Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library Live on WZBC’s Mass. Ave. and Beyond

Three librarians, Tanya K. Palit, Susannah Plaster, and Michael J. Epstein (me) paid a visit to WZBC on Friday to give the world premiere of a few songs and talk about Saturday’s debut performance at Cafe 939 (video, MP3s, and recap coming very soon!).  I also made double use of the …

Neutral Uke Hotel: A Visit to Daytrotter!

Daytrotter (read more about them on Wikipedia) has been one of my favorite web sites since, about 4 years ago, Andy and Jen from Band In Boston (another really great sessions site) told me about how they modeled their Flophouse Sessions after the Daytrotter Sessions. That first time I visited …

Boston Band Crush Archived Article: One Night Band Crush: Mike Epstein

This article originally appears on Boston Band Crush ). Visit the One Night Band website and the Facebook event to find out more about One Night Band 2010 on August 21 at the Middle East downstairs. Check back here each day for more interviews with our participants! …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. Michael J. …