MICHELLE LEWIS with special guests AUDREY RYAN plus WINTER
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Audrey Ryan at 9:00 / Michelle Lewis at 10:00 / Winter at 11:00
$7 advance and $7 at the door
If you meet Michelle before you hear her music, you might be surprised to find out she plays folk. She doesn't fit the profile. She quotes Homer Simpson before Paul Simon. She prefers Mardi Gras to Earth Day. She drives fast. She throws snowballs. She talks loud, she eats meat, and if you leave the mayonnaise off her sandwich she might try to fight you.
If you hear Michelle's music before you meet her, you might be surprised at her exuberance. Her songs throw you against a wall. They kick you out of the house and walk around naked. They call up to heaven. They crumble at your feet.
At first, it doesn't add up.
But then you get to know her better and you begin to notice that she always tells the truth. You notice that she's been listening the whole time. You realize how much she values sincerity and that, even when she's clowning around, she's just being herself.
Then you listen to her lyrics and you hear the triumph. You understand that she finds as much exhilaration in performing her music as she does the rest of her life. More, even. You realize that when she performs she is living the life to which her songs aspire.
Michelle's music is caring, vivacious and completely authentic. Watch her perform and you will understand. Her fingers articulate every note; her voice picks out every word. But you don't hear notes and you don't hear words. When Michelle plays, all you hear is music, and it all makes sense.
Just a great night of music featuring singer songwriter Michelle Lewis (her only gig in twon this summer!), indie folk rocker and impresario Audrey Ryan and the dream pop shoegaze music of local band Winter.
These days Audrey Ryan mostly performs solo shows as a "one-man-band" multi- instrumentalist using an electric guitar, accordion, ukulele, banjo, vibraphone, glockenspeil, drums, and a loop station. Basically she loops parts and plays the drums and sings over them. Somewhat hard to explain, easy to understand if you see it live. - See more at: http://www.audreyryan.org/bio#sthash.OrewSajB.dpuf
Winter is Samira Winter, Nolan Eley, Kyle Oppenheimer and Ana Karina DaCosta. The dream pop/shoegaze band started in Boston, MA with the initial collaboration between Samira Winter and Nolan Eley working on their first EP "Daydreaming" released last December. Now the full band is playing shows, working on new songs and always daydreaming.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambrdge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|