Jimmy Do Right and Pop Go Boom with Woodpainting
In the fall of 2012, Portland piano-man Jimmy Dority assembled a 21-piece orchestra of Maine’s finest players to record a dozen original songs in front of a live audience at Mayo St Arts. The songs themselves recall the ”wall-of-sound” recordings of 60’s paragons like Phil Spector, Brian Wilson, and Serge Gainsbourg, with orchestrations that run the gamut from Stax and Motown-inspired R&B to French chanson.
At long last, the full-length album Jimmy Do Right and the Pop Go Boom is being released and the band’s getting back together to celebrate with a one-time-only performance of the album, end-to-end.
Read more about Jimmy Dority and the Pop Go Boom project in this Dispatch Mag profile: http://dispatchmag.com/qa-with-jimmy-dority/
Opening the evening will be the Maine debut of Woodpainting, the ‘infectious pop drama’ or ‘narrative-based bubblegum soap-opera’ which through multi-media obfuscation conceals the story of a great man overcome by late-onset teenage angst. Starring Akiva Zamcheck (DTROTBOT, The Milkman’s Union) as ‘The Knight,’ Jerusha Robinson (South China, Plains, Brown Bird) as ‘Death,’ Jeremy Robinson (Drab Pony, South China, Brown Bird) as ‘The Witch,’ Peter McLaughlin (Family Planning, Yairms) as ‘The Strumpet,’ and featuring videographer Stephanie Elizabeth Gould on laptop, film, and prisms.