THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND RESIDENCY w/ special guest THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY (feat. JIMMY RYAN and DONNA SARTANOWICZ)
Wednesday 5/10 - Boston Music Award nominated "Best Residency"
THE DENNIS BRENNAN BAND (w/ KEVIN BARRY, RICHARD GATES, & BILLY BEARD)
with special guest THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY (feat. JIMMY RYAN and DONNA SARTANOWICZ)
Tonight's theme: DEEP CUTS
$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 we welcome back one of our faves, THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY (feat. JIMMY RYAN and DONNA SARTANOWICZ)
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: THE NOCTURNAL ADORATION SOCIETY (feat. JIMMY RYAN and DONNA SARTANOWICZ)
For those who like their pigeonholes neat and tidy, Jimmy Ryan is an unsettling proposition. He plays mandolin with the old-timey pluck of a bluegrass breakdown, but he also plays it with the ferocity of rock guitarist. What else would you expect of a left-handed rebel who began his career by playing both in a bluegrass combo (Pine Island) and a punk band (Decentz)?
That melding of styles made Ryan a pioneer of the so-called alt-country scene in the late 80s when he founded and fronted the bluegrass-tinged rock band The Blood Oranges. And the same eclectic approach makes him one of the most dynamic singer-songwriters on the rich Boston Americana scene today.
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|