Is Dramamine’s performance at Cafe 939 a lament or lampoon? It’s a bit of both, really, as this band-for-a-night comprised of wives, girlfriends and close femme-pals of Boson indie rockers the Motion Sick, who themselves played their “final” show Sept. 18, pay tribute with a set that not only sees Dramamine performing all Motion Sick songs, but in drag complete with Sick-style handlebar moustaches, too. Is the show something of a wake we wonder?
“It won’t be sad at all,” insists Dramamine drummer Sophia Cacciola, who is married to Sick frontman Mike Epstein. “We’re going to have fun with what is a sad occasion.”
Cacciola currently performs with Epstein in the punk-Americana duo Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling.
“Learning these songs has actually pushed me as a drummer,” she admits.
The other “girls of the Motion Sick” also have main bands: Leesa Coyne and Kelly Davidson perform in Naked On Roller Skates and Veronica Dale is in The Future Everybody.
The night’s opening acts, This Blue Heaven and Sarah RabDAU & Self-Employed Assassins, will join in the tribute and play one Motion Sick song each.
In a way, the show gives some sort of closure to the “girls of the Motion Sick.”
“It was weird when they played their final show,” Cacciola says. “It’s been a big part of all our lives, so it’s nice to have this show to thank them.”
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