The Weekly Comet hosts Tamara Conniff & Jonathan McHugh welcome Emmy-nominated compose Miriam Cutler and indie rockers The 88.
Composer Miriam Cutler is a renaissance woman. She started her career as a singer/horn player in a number of bands including Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo alongside Danny Elfman. Plus, she has co-produced a number of albums for such acts as Joe Williams, Nina Simone, Marlena Shaw and Shirley Horn.
Miriam has become the go-to composer for documentaries. She was recently nominating for an Emmy for PBS’ “Desert of Forbidden Art.”
In addition, “Ethel” – a full-length feature documentary on the life of Ethel Kennedy, which premiered at Sundance 2012 – will be released on HBO this fall.
Her other credits include “One Lucky Elephant,” “Vito” and “Poster Girl.”
The 88 are one of the best alt/pop/rock bands to come out of Los Angeles in recent years. After a brief stint signed to Island Records, the band eared their indie status again in 2009 and went on to record a self titled full-length album and EP “Actors.”
Along the way they caught the ear of non other than Ray Davies of the Kinks and have been on the road with him all over the world.
The 88 have also toured with such acts as The B-52s, Matt Costa, Smashing Pumpkins and the late Elliott Smith.
Their music has also been featured in a number of films, commercials, video games and TV shows including Universal film “The Lorax” and NBC comedy “Community.” In addition, they co-scoring the Lionsgate release “Friends With Kids.”