The Dave and Jim Show
Dave Herlihy is probably best-known as lead singer in Boston alt-rock mainstays O Positive, which first captured audiences around the Boston club scene during the mid-eighties. At a time where the industry was dominated by hair metal and unadventurous promoters, O Positive’s unique sound earned them a place on college and commercial radio stations alike across the country. The band released several acclaimed EP’s and albums (“Only Breathing” Throbbing Lobster, 1985; “Cloud Factory” Link, 1987; “toyboattoyboatTOYBOAT” Epic, 1990; and “Home Sweet Head” Smashing Records, 1993, and has shared stages with Sinead O’Connor, Bryan Ferry, The Psychedelic Furs, the Pixies and many others.
Despite playing their last show in January 1995, O Positive’s legend lives on and Herlihy still speaks fondly of being a part of the pivotal 80’s and 90’s local music scene. When he isn’t inspiring young musicians through lectures at Northeastern or Berklee and providing legal advice to emerging artists through his private law practice, Herlihy is still producing great music–this time around for his own enjoyment. In his O Positive days, Herlihy felt the constant pressure to be the best. Now he just creates music for himself, without feeling the need to compare or compete. This past September, Herlihy released the first single from Postcards from Kindergarten Vol. 1. “The Invisible Girl” is a guitar-driven pop song with a melodic, memorable chorus that won’t quit.
- Alt Folk
Jim Infantino grew up in the Manhattan of the 70s and 80s where he met Dave Van Ronk at the Speakeasy Open Mic. He studied Philosophy in Philadelphia and decided to move to Boston to become a busker. After playing the local coffeehouses and touring with Ellis Paul, Jon Svetkey, & Brian Doser under the name End Construction Productions, as well as two separate tours with Chris Chander and Dar Williams, he formed a band called Jim’s Big Ego. He has 7 albums with his band and 3 solo recordings. His songs have been featured repeatedly on the Doctor Demento Show, and All Things Considered on NPR. In 2012, after years of touring with his band, Jim got the inspiration for a story too large to fit into song and began writing his debut novel, The Wakeful Wanderer’s Guide. He is currently working on a third book in the trilogy. In February 2023, Jim flew to Iceland to record with producer Kurt Uenala on an electronic/acoustic/ambient album called Utopia Revisited, released this June. He is working on a new album with the band due out 2024. Jim lives in Boston, where he reads to his daughters, meditates, and drinks a fair bit of coffee.