DIETRICH STRAUSE and PLANET RADIO
DIETRICH STRAUSE AND BAND (with Mark Erelli, Zachariah Hickman and Sean Trischka)
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Dietrich at 9:15 / Planet Radio at 10:45)
The songs are a comfortable and careful mix of journeys, clever literary references, and striking imagery. Strause's songs are versatile personal, but universal enough to hook the masses. If the songs are the backbone, then the musicians Strause assembles are the blood that brings it to life. Tonight features Mark Erelli on guitar, Zachariah Hickman on bass, and Sean Trischka on drums
"Little Stones to Break the Giant's Heart" reveals his knack for vivid, almost literary lyricism inflected by myth and metaphor. The songs boast a virtuosic command of imagery and wordplay" - WBUR, Boston's NPR News Station
"The melodies are musically intelligent and his words are poetry. He packs a lot of imagery, meaning and emotion into his songs with an efficiency that doesn't feel the least bit forced. The subject matter is largely timeless and ordinary, but there are unexpected turns and instances of subtle wordplay." - Fly Magazine
"Strause's voice is mellifluous; his sound has traces of a young Paul Simon mixed with that Josh Ritter Midwestern wanderlust." Modern Acoustic
Planet Radio is a six-piece intergalactic ensemble based in Boston. Schooled in jazz and influenced by the Cosmos, the groups' collective approach creates a soulful, wholly unique sound. Performing original compositions and covers ranging from Nirvana to Donny Hathaway, Planet Radio appears to all listeners and musical points of view.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|