THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY w/ special guest JEN KEARNEY
Wednesday 3/8 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ DUKE LEVINE, KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES, & BILLY BEARD)
with special guest JEN KEARNEY
$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 returns to the carpets of the Lizard Lounge tonight bringing what they bring every week; a boatload of terrific songs and a mountain of musical muscle. Tonight features the return Jen Kearney, the soulful singer songwriter and keyboardist who brings an an amalgam of musical styles ranging from soul, R&B and funk- to rock, latin and jazz.
Tonight continues 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.
Tonights guest: JEN KEARNEY
Jen Kearney is a gifted singer who can belt out a song with the best of them. She puts a refreshing new spin on funk music, showing flashes of funks horn-drenched heyday in the 70s, but also modernizing it with thoughtfully conceived lyrics that surround the fun with a lot of stately maturity. Her new album further includes top-notch balladry and a touch of Latin excitement. And the climactic song Sanctuary in Sabotage is simply mesmerizing.
Steve Morse (Billboard, Rolling Stone)
Boston born Jen Kearney has spent a lot of time experimenting with seasoning her particular musical 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/songwriters 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.
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|