THE FIERY FURNACES (duo show) - TWO SHOWS!
Saturday 5/7 TWO SHOWS featuring
THE FIERY FURNACES (duo show)
$18 advance and $18 at the door (per show)
Show 1: 7:00 doors / 8:00 show
Show 2: 10:00 doors / 10:30 show
Siblings Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger a.k.a. The Fiery Furnaces, hail from Brooklyn NY and are one of indie rock's most well loved bands. Tonight they perform as a duo for two shows in the intimate confines of the Lizard Lounge! I'm Going Away is the Fiery Furnaces' eighth album. All songs were written together by Eleanor and Matthew Friedberger, except for the title track, which is "trad. Arranged by." Eleanor wrote most of the lyrics; Matt wrote most of the music and also produced the album.
In their own words: "All rock music is a sort of dramatic music. And since the times are tough, it makes sense to have that "drama" be something more like a version of Taxi than something like a version of Titanic. We like Taxi better than Titanic anyway. So we hope that some of the songs on this record can be used as theme songs to folks' own personal versions of Taxi. Because ideally the dramatic setting of the music isn't provided by the story or image of the given act or band. It's provided by the lives of the people who use/listen to the music. That is pop music's promise and problem, or danger. So be careful and don't get canceled."
The band is very optimistic despite or because of it all and will continue its "Democ-Rock" efforts by releasing a fully-fledged Derocmacy in America limited edition vinyl box-set. It might be called something like Your Cashier Today was ACM CASHIER 96. Matthew and Eleanor are also working on the Fiery Furnaces "Silent Record:" a non-record record, in book form, with notation and instructions. Both will be released by Thrill Jockey records later this year.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|