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The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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Friday 11/30
$8 in advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show

Some people dubbed a radio they had been bringing to the beach for many years "Sand Machine" because it was filled with sand, yet it still worked. Inspired by its persistence and dedication to music, they named their band after it. That is the creation myth of Sand Machine.

Since then the band has busied itself with creating infective melody lines and harmony arrangements reminiscent of the British invasion overlaying bucolic American roots rock. Encompassing social commentary, story-telling, emotional revelation, and a touch of wry, Sand Machine purports to be both the forest and the trees. Besides playing consistently in Boston and other parts of New England, they also play NYC, Pittsburgh, Nashville, etc.  Sand Machine released their latest album, Conference, in 2009.
Jay Hepburn - vocals, guitar, harmonica
Dave Hepburn - vocals, drums, percussion
Jeremy Bates - guitar, vocals
Noah Scanlan - bass, banjo, mandolin

Formed in 2006, The Resurrectionists celebrate the dark depths of American roots music with a feel-good, righteous rock fervor. Refined over the course of countless gigs in and around Boston, the 4-piece band's performances combines driving rhythms and hellbent showmanship with a twilit vocal tour of love and faith, booze and the blues.

Most recently the Boston Phoenix nominated the band for best Americana/Roots act for their Best Music Poll. The nominations include national breakout acts, the David Wax Museum and Points North. The awards will be given in May. A residency at Cambridge's iconic Lizard Lounge highlight the band's late 2010 calendar. 2011 saw the release of a new album, "My Chainsaw Heart," with a follow up show at the Lizard Lounge. A string of glowing reviews and a Saturday night spot at the New England Americana Festival followed the residency and release show. Plans for the rest of 2011 include a national tour, recording a new album, and several tribute shows with the best of Boston's Americana rock scene.

Past highlights include the 2008 release of the band's debut album "Here Hope Flows Like Blood From the Nose" and launching a quarterly musical series, "the Dark Holler Stomp and Musical Revue," dedicated to pushing the boundaries of American roots rock. Headlining slots on local Americana rock bills followed in addition to supporting gigs with like-minded national acts such as Slim Cessna's Auto Club, Rev. Peyton's Big Damned Band, Trampled by Turtles, The Devil Makes Three, Red Elvises, and Scott H. Biram.

Meg Smallidge has been quietly pursuing songwriting for years, but has only recently begun immersing herself in the Boston music scene. Her music blends honest lyrics and a soulful style into playful, catchy, and heartfelt songs that tell a story. While a strong solo artist, Meg enjoys the energy and sound that comes from collaborating with other talented musicians. Just months after the release of her first EP, On My Way, Meg Smallidge joins forces with Jeff Harris to debut their new band, The Wednesdays. Together with friends The Pennies, who released their second album A Broken Heart is a Beautiful Thing in January, and Mountain Stage songwriting winner Danielle Doyle, The Wednesdays bring you a night of folk, pop and Americana music.



The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States


Music > Americana
Music > Folk
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!


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