JUSTIN LEVINSON with JENNAH BELL plus NINI and BEN
NINI and BEN
$10 advance and $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show
With a catalog of songs covering everything from hooky piano pop to soul-baring alt-country, words that range from offbeat to brutally honest---all tied together by an undeniable passion for his craft---singer/songwriter JUSTIN LEVINSON has won steady praise from audiences and critics alike since his 2005 debut. Five years and three acclaimed albums later, Justin maintains a solid presence that has seen him share the stage with acts as diverse as BIG HEAD TODD AND THE MONSTERS, MATT WERTZ, WILL DAILEY, ANAIS MITCHELL, CHRIS BARRON of the SPIN DOCTORS, RYAN CABRERA, and ZOX.
Jennah Bell - Hailing from the Bay Area in Northern California, Jennah Bell's style incorporates her unique and diverse upbringing. Music became a very serious career choice when she was blessed with the opportunity to attend a wonderful summer program affiliated with the Grammy Foundation. A competitive audition process placed her as one of 11 singer/songwriters from around the U.S. Her peers, elders, and music business professionals (Paul Williams, Jimmy Jam, INXS, David Foster) embraced her unorthodox writing style, alternative/folk/soul song melodies, and endearing honest vocals. This gave her the courage and motivation she needed to apply to the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston. She has had the privilege and honor to sit down with Paul Simon and work on some of her original tunes this past year and became part of some very special music project called Making Music Herstory (http://makingmusicherstory.com/mmh/). Now at 22, nearing the end of her Berklee experience, she has committed to spreading love through her music one planet at a time... ..
Brooklyn based NINI+BEN have spent years performing all over the US, Europe and Australia. In 2009, they self-released their debut full length LP "The Reasons we Try", produced by Rich Mendelson (Boston, Paul Simon) and recorded at legendary Avatar Studios in Manhattan. The Boston Globe described their music as "High-lonesome folk-blues" and the Lowell Sun says, "This innovative band writes ballads that rise towards the level of anthems and up-tempo musical tales that shimmer with energy." They have worked with producer Don Was (Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan, Bonnie Raitt) and call Brooklyn their home since the Spring of 2010. Together with Pedal Steelist Tommy Bohlen, they are currently working on new material and touring the East Coast.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|