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AD FRANK's 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with AD FRANK AND FRIENDS plus SARAH RABDAU AND THE SELF EMPLOYED ASSASSINS and AD FRANK AND OTHER FRIENDS
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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AD FRANK's 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION with AD FRANK AND FRIENDS plus SARAH RABDAU AND THE SELF EMPLOYED ASSASSINS and AD FRANK AND OTHER FRIENDS
Saturday 10/15
AD FRANK's 50th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
featuring...
AD FRANK AND FRIENDS
SARAH RABDAU AND THE SELF EMPLOYED ASSASSINS
AD FRANK AND OTHER FRIENDS
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
http://www.adfrank.com
http://www.sarahrabdau.com

Join us tonight as we celebrate the 50th birthday of one of Boston's most endeared performers; Ad Frank. Joining in will be Sarah Rabdau and the Self Employed Assassins as well as a host of friends and collaborators.

Dubbed "the poet laureate of the lovelorn", Ad Frank follows a long tradition of brooding, hyper-literate curmudgeons that includes Leonard Cohen, Lloyd Cole and Roddy Frame. His wry, self-deprecating lyrics tell familiar tales of a life and loves that did not go as planned. Stopping just short of morose, Ad offsets his darker side with wry musings like, "Is it too late to be good, or is the answer obvious? The best of what was left went to a stripper in Providence."

Together with his band, 70s-influenced powerhouse The Fast Easy Women, Ad and company deliver a sound that evokes late glam and early new wave. Now in his third decade as a songwriter and performer, Ad has shared bills with his idol, John Cale, jazz legend Mose Allison, Vic Chestnutt, American Music Club, and The Bravery. His music has been featured on "One Life to Live" and NPRs Marketplace. Ad has performed live and on record with the Dresden Dolls, the Willard Grant Conspiracy, and Martin Carr of the Boo Radleys.

A critics favorite, his 2005 album, The Worlds Best Ex-Boyfriend, "bursts with love-lorn desperation" according to the Boston Globe. The Weekly Dig declared its flagship anthem, "Lucky," to be "an introspective crooner, a ballad just this side of stadium-sized, just dripping with heart and brimming with clever, poignant turns of phrase."

Ads fifth and latest album, "Your Secrets Are Mine Now," was completed in late 2008 and is due out on Archenemy Records (Freezepop, The Elevator Drops) on November 3. This album examines the lifecycle of longing, love, betrayal and loss, from the hopeful leading rally "Open up the Patio (Pretty Girls Are Back in Style)" to the mournful closer, "Timing Is Everything."

They say ...

"Quite simply, it's one of the best glam pop and rock blends I've heard in recent years. Hedwig, Bowie, or T. Rex, just a dash of 80's pop, some sweet female vocals thrown into the meld, and with the wit of Tom Waits ... this one is a winner. "
- 411mania.com

SARAH RABDAU AND THE SELF EMPLOYED ASSASSINS
Sarah Rabdau and her band combine to create an amalgam of art and pop that, much like the 80s solo work of Peter Gabriel or Kate Bush, would sit equally well in the pop charts or any record-store-geeks pick of the week.  With nods to Bjork, Polly Jean Harvey, and Alison Goldfrapp, Rabdaus voice rides the maelstrom like a Dorothy in the tornado.  Or, just as often, like the witch.

Location

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

Categories

Music > Experimental
Music > Rock

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

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