JEN KEARNEY and THE LOST ONION (with friends) present: TRIBUTE TUESDAY featuring STEVIE WONDER'S CLASSIC 1973 release "INNERVISIONS"
Tuesday 9/29 - TRIBUTE TUESDAY!!!
STEVIE WONDER'S CLASSIC 1973 release "INNERVISIONS"
performed by JEN KEARNEY and THE LOST ONION (with friends)
with DJ BROTHER CLEVE
$10 advance / $12 at the door
7:30 doors / 8:00 show
Welcome to Tribute Tuesday! A night at The Lizard Lounge that celebrates the music of a classic album performed by some of the Boston music scene's best musicians. Tonight it's the classic STEVIE WONDER'S 1973 release "INNERVISIONS" Featuring the amazing talents of vocalist Jen Kearney and her band the Lost Onion (with friends)
INNERVISONS is the 16th studio album by American musician Stevie Wonder, released August 3, 1973, on the Tamla Label for Motown Records, a landmark recording of his "classic period". The nine tracks of Innervisions encompass a wide range of themes and issues: from drug abuse in "Too High", through inequality and systemic racism in "Living for the City", to love in the ballads "All in Love is Fair" and "Golden Lady". The album's closer, "He's Misstra Know It All," is a scathing attack on then-US President Richard Nixon, similar to Wonder's song a year later, "You Haven't Done Nothin'".
As with many of Stevie Wonder's albums, the lyrics, composition and production are almost entirely his own work, with the ARP synthesizer used prominently throughout the album. The instrument was a common motif among musicians of the time because of its ability to construct a complete sound environment. Wonder was the first black artist to experiment with this technology on a mass scale, and Innervisions was hugely influential on the subsequent future of commercial black music. He also played all or virtually all instruments on six of the album's nine tracks, making most of Innervisions a representative one-man band.
After 20 years of writing and recording music, Jen Kearney has spent a lot of time experimenting with seasoning her particular style and flavor. Her latest album, Age of Blame is truly an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz, while maintaining a singer/songwriter's attention to lyrics. Her band stirs the eight cuts of the album through boiling points and gentle simmers that concentrate that flavor down to hit all points salty, sour, sweet and bitter.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|