THE REX COMPLEX and RAILBIRD
Friday 4/1 -
THE REX COMPLEX
with special guests:
$8 advance and $8 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
THE REX COMPLEX - The Boston Metro says: This band's song "Missing Pieces" starts like a weirder version of a Police reggae tune before switching into a backwardsy beat and chugging guitar with squealing falsetto vocal attached to a little indie keyboard, then back to the first part. We've never heard anything like it."
Boston's The Weekly Dig described them as, "An inventive, genre-tripping duo that is...a style implosion that taps a kitchen-sink sonic palate." The group's oddball lyrical humor covers bizarre concepts such as eating cats and preachers selling asthma dust, but other songs touch on topics such as driving a man out to see his mother's grave on her birthday.
"The Rex Complex is one of the most exciting bands I have had the pleasure of playing with," says musician Dana Colley (Morphine, A.K.A.C.O.D.). "This band is a must see for anyone with a pulse...driving tempos, soul wrenching vocals, nothing short of a voodoo revival where upon the listener may want to check his head to see if it hasn't shrunk."
Steve Morse, a long time Boston Globe writer described them as "a fresh percussive meld of musical styles." Their new full length album called " A Delicious Victory" is done and will be out soon.
Along with special guest; Railbird.
RAILBIRD is an all-original indie folk rock group with eclectic, lyrically driven songs from Saratoga Springs, NY. The band is fronted by singer/songwriter Sarah Pedinotti who is described by Billboard Magazine as "a talented young singer/songwriter on the rise." In a recent review of "Railbird" Pedinotti's songs are compared to that of Dylan, The Band and Patti Smith. Pedinotti is a storyteller, who finds inspiration in the fiction and poetry of writers such as George Orwell, Philip K. Dick, Walt Whitman, Allen Ginsberg, and W.B. Yeats. Railbird's debut disc was listed as #8 in Billboard's editors' picks for 2008, hailed as "a great indie band set to break out."
and Nina Violet
Nina Violet hails from the island of Martha's Vineyard where she was classically trained from childhood on viola. Nina started touring with island favorites Kahoots while still in her teens. Her early twenties saw Nina collaborating, touring and recording with Willy Mason, whose hit song "Oxygen" both launched his career and enabled Nina and himself to crisscross the Atlantic and US on numerous headline tours and with Radiohead, Beth Orton and Elvis Perkins. Nina performs on and arranges for the entire family of string instruments and plays guitar, banjo, mandolin and keyboards. Her voice, melody and lyric writing have taken center stage on her albums and live shows. She appears solo, with a trio and with her full band including drums, percussion, guitar, trumpet, viola and vocals. Nina's music organically blends poetic lyrics, lush orchestration and even some punk sensibility into something truly timeless & original.
"A quick listen to some of the studio tracks reveals moments of startling voice control in the emerging VioletForget Elliott Smith or Devendra Banhart this was indie folk with attitude."
-Dan Ashby - The Yorker, York, Great Britain
"Listen, if you can get past the sheer beauty of her voice, to Nina's lyrics. How she settles on words so pitch-perfect yet unexpected is one of the unsettling mysteries that is destined to bring Nina to the world's attention any day now."
-Daniel Waters - Martha's Vineyard Times
"The highlight of the evening arrives when Nina briefly takes centre stage. The one song she has time to perform is unexpected, and completely gorgeous. Nina Violet causes a united hushed silence providing three precious minutes of folk perfection. "
-Joshua Cole - Drowned in Sound
"the kind of soaring, otherworldly harmonies Brooklyn's Grizzly Bear get all the accolades for....as layered and lush as anything produced by Brian Wilson"
-Crispin Kott - Roll Magazine
"We haven't quite worked out who Nina reminds us vocally. Like all class acts she reminds you of several people at one and the same time but the whole thing is so seamless that you have your work cut out to identify them and she just ends up sounding like herself....Buf if we say there are similarities to AIMEE MANN, ALISON KRAUSS, ROSANNE CASH, GILLIAN WELCH and LUCINDA WILLIAMS...well you get the picture: she is right up there."
-The Band Room, UK
Nina Violet hails from the island of Martha's Vineyard where she was classically trained from childhood on viola. Nina started touring with island favorites Kahoots while still in her teens. Her early twenties saw Nina collaborating, touring and recording with Willy Mason, whose hit song "Oxygen" both launched his career and enabled Nina and himself to crisscross the Atlantic and US on numerous headline tours and with Radiohead, Beth Orton and Elvis Perkins.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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