Org: Literati celebrates performance specifically inspired by the literary arts. Producer Singer Mali (of Boston art rock band Jaggery) invites local performers to create and cross the medium from books, poems, and prose to music, dance, film and theater. On Thursday, November 8, Org: Literati coincides with the release of Jaggery's EP Private Violence, inspired by Truman Capote's In Cold Blood. Hosted by a former English professor, and featuring work inspired by writers from Yeats to Genet to Dostoevsky.
Suggested attire: in costume as your favorite literary character.
Bring: a copy of your favorite book that you are willing to part with.
Thursday, November 8th
2 Arrow Street
Doors: 7:30 pm, event starts at 8 pm 18+
Adv tickets: $20 seating, $15 standing / Day of tickets: $20 standing, $25 seating Click here for tickets.
Friendly People’s debut, self-titled 3-song EP gives a concise taste of a promising young Cambridge, MA-based band. Their jangly indie pop is peppered with hints of Americana, roots rock and folk with vocals that owe a debt to Neil Young. The EP’s clear highlight is its opening track—their namesake song—“Friendly People”. It’s a tremendous, positive track buoyed by a horn section in the bridge which lends a mariachi feel. “A Lot of Work To Do” brings out Harvest-era Neil Young, starting as a plaintive acoustic ditty which builds slowly into a passionate electric number. Closing track, “Branches”, follows the same acoustic-to-electric path. As the song builds, it introduces tribal rhythms that are reminiscent of 80s indie-punk legends, the Volcano Suns. Friendly People are scheduled to record their debut full-length in March. If the Friendly People EP is indicative of what we can expect from this young group’s next batch of tunes it will be a record to keep an eye on later in 2012.--George Dow