THE HANDSOME FAMILY with very special guest MARISSA NADLER and DANIEL BURKE
The HANDSOME FAMILY
with very special guest
and a closing set at the piano by DAN BURKE (The Orange Ocean)
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:00 doors / 9:00 show
Wow, what an exciting show! . Alt. country critical darlings The Handsome Family take over the Lizard Lounge with the fabulous and recent Boston Music Award winner Marissa Nadler opening. The Handsome Family are the husband and wife duo of Brett and Rennie Sparks. Full of an awed sense of emotion in the face of nature's mysteries, Brett Sparks (music) and Rennie Sparks (lyrics) branch from their usual canon of the dark and mysterious on Honey Moon, to establish a theme rooted in the tradition of 19th century romanticism. For the first time there is no body count. Not one person dies. There is only one song about a lost love. It is an album of transcendence, of touching the divine, if only for a moment, through our love of someone else, even if he is a katydid.
Rennie says of the pivotal point that influenced her writing on Honey Moon, "We were driving over some mountains in New Zealand listening to The Platters singing, "Twilight Time," and I could actually feel that gorgeous song healing little wounds all through my body. Life felt almost unbearably bittersweet after the song ended and I felt I had no choice except to sit down and try to write my way back into that mysterious palace where 'heavenly shades of night are falling."
The critics rave...
"Words that in their everyday surrealism have no parallel in contemporary writing...Music that mines the deep veins of fatalism in the Appalachian voice" GREIL MARCUS
"This is music that moves forward by turning the clock back haunting, primal and strangely heroic "THE LONDON TIMES
Dark, elemental, mischievous and mournful MOJO
CHICAGO (January 26, 2009)
Closing the night will be The Orange Ocean's Daniel Burke sitting at the piano - playing and singing a combination of his songs and standards.
The Lizard Lounge
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
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|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|