THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY - ACOUSTIC NIGHT! w/ special guest Alastair Moock
Wednesday 11/9 - The return of the Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency" with...
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES and BILLY BEARD) - ACOUSTIC NIGHT!
with special guest ALASTAIR MOOCK
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Dennis Brennan Band @ 9:15 and 11:00 / Guest at 10:30)
The Dennis Brennan Band featuring Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Richard Gates and Billy Beard hit the carpets tonight doing two sets of all acoustic Brennan. For anyone who has wondered what the lyrics are - tonight's the night to find out! Acoustic guitars, mandolin, dobro, suitcase drum kit and acoustic bass frame Dennis' songs in a new light.
Then stay tuned for award winning local hero, singer-songwriter Alastair Moock playing at the interval between sets. A 2013 Grammy Nominee for his family music material, Moock is lately returning to the rootsy adult material that first brought him notice around town. He was a 2007 Boston Music Award Nominee for Outstanding Singer-Songwriter of the Year and The Boston Globe has called him "one of the town's best and most adventurous songwriters. Later this year, Moock will release his first album of non-family-focused material in ten years, produced by his longtime friend and co-conspirator, Mark Erelli (who will also accompany him at the Lizard).
You won't want to miss this show!
Tonight marks the start of the fall / winter season of Wednesday nights at The Lizard Lounge with the Dennis Brennan Band and the usual cast of incredible musicians. Look for frequent themes woven into their sets such as cities; Memphis, New Orleans, Los Angeles... or a style, Country, Knucklehead Rock, Garage...or a particular songwriter/s, Dan Penn, Goffin/King, Arthur Alexander, Ray Davies, Doug Sahm. In addition the band will mine much of the back catalog mixed in with the new material from the upcoming album later in 2016. As the band did last season, special guests open the second set each week with a short set.
MORE ON DENNIS BRENNAN.... To the uninitiated, Brennan could be considered Boston's own Leonard Cohen or Elvis Costello. His songwriting is respected by critics and musicians alike. Not only adept with the pen, Dennis Brennan is a highly accomplished performer and is known for his ability to span musical genres, styles, and era's with ease. His emotive and passionate voice is comfortable tackling classic country and R& B as well classic jazz, rock and blues. But it's really Brennan's originals that have set him apart. The Chicago Sun Times described him as "A rootsy, hard-edged rocker with the barroom soul of the pre-Woodstock Graham Parker and the unsparing insight of a working class poet." It's a fitting description if ever there was one. To the initiated faithful who attend every show, Dennis and his band (which includes guitarists Duke Levine, Kevin Barry, Lyle Brewer, and Ian Kennedy on any given night along with the rhythm section of Billy Beard and Richard Gates) have etched so many indelible magical moments on the local collective conscious that they return each week to see what will happen next. . Do not miss your chance to see him... every Wednesday night right in your own back yard. The Dennis Brennan Band performs two sets every Wednesday night starting at 9:15 (8:30 doors). Ticket price may vary from week to week.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|