Boister has always been one of my favorite bands—and not just because I'm married to the singer. I love that the group's sound is virtually unclassifiable, an intriguing mix of jazz, rock, and cabaret that makes critics swoon (especially in Europe) and draws comparisons to Edith Piaf, Thelonious Monk, Frank Zappa, Cat Power, and Tom Waits. That's good company.
Over the past 10 years, they've played from Toronto to Mississippi, mostly in theaters and gallery spaces, and the band's film scores for classic silent films have won praise from the likes of Roger Ebert and Ann Hornaday. Now, the band's taking some time off from performing to compose a new score for D.W. Griffith's Intolerance, which will be screened at MICA on March 5th as part of its Narcissism of Minor Differences exhibition.
Tomorrow night, you have one last chance to catch the band before its hiatus. They'll be kicking off the 2010-2011 Second Saturday concert series in Columbia.
Now in its 11th season, Second Saturday is held at Oliver’s Carriage House, an intimate and gorgeous venue. Tickets are $20, and all proceeds are donated to the Agape House Fund, which benefits at-risk youth in Baltimore City. It's good music for a good cause. Because seating is limited, you need to make a reservation and purchase tickets online. You can do that here. I don’t think they sell tickets at the door, so a reservation is a must. The ticket price includes hot and cold appetizers and coffee. Beer and wine are just $3. The show starts at 8 pm.
See you there.
[photo: Dave Harp]