Sunday, July 14, 2024


Producer Mars Jupiter has posted two videos for his song “Snake Bite” with visuals that give the hip-hop track some surprise resonance: Some were filmed by Wilgens Metelus during the lockdown and manhunt for his friend, terrorism suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The remix went up Saturday, following the Oct. 1 original.

“It was a beautifully sunny day for Mars to retrace his path during times of homelessness by connecting with the people who had nowhere to go when the governor and mayor suggested everyone stay inside their homes,” said Mars Jupiter, a “street astrologist” and youth art teacher who collaborated on the 2011 art project “Breathe” at the Cambridge Arts Council gallery.

It was during “Breathe” at the Gately Youth Center that Mars Jupiter and Metelus met, when Mars Jupiter was teaching sound art and multimedia production. Metelus, a Cambridge Rindge & Latin School graduate, is funneling his work as artist, actor and director through an endeavor called UNBK.

“Snake Bite” is one of six tracks on Mars Jupiters’ Scales and Feathers” EP, which is available pay-what-you-want here.

He plans a next performance at a warm-clothing drive for homeless youth called “The Gift” set to take place from 4 to 10 p.m. Nov. 23 at The Democracy Center, 45 Mount Auburn St., Harvard Square with Golden Brown Sound, Wazir Gray, Cathy Cathodic, Paranom, Bir Witness, Craig Hard and other bands.

Local brands Kulturez Dynasty, the Chance Clothing collection, Hoodies for the Homeless, Scope Urban Apparel and Thuro Shop will be selling their winter fashions, donating one piece of warm clothing for each one sold. Youth on Fire, a Cambridge drop-in resource center for homeless youth in Harvard Square, will also be presenting and receiving warm clothing to offer to the homeless youth community.

Admission is $10 or free with the donation of lightly used or new winter clothing.

This post was updated Oct. 21, 2013, to correct that “The Gift” was to be held Nov. 23.