NICO RIVERS / JAKALS / ECHO BLOOM
$8 advance / $10 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
A terrific triple bill featuring three acts that are bending and twisting the folk inspired pop and indie rock at the core of their mutual aesthetic.
"Blurring the lines between indie rock and folk, Boston singer/songwriter Nico Rivers exudes a raw passion through his music." - Rob Duguay - Vanyaland (2017)
"Nico and crew manage to span a host of landscapes through their exploration of differing sounds and emotions." - Brian Carroll - Red Line Roots (2017)
Nico's performance is electrifying - with songs & lyrics that are so honest that every performance feels intimate. Conor Loughman -The Brain Trust (2015)
"Truly addictive and artistic." - Bryon William - Indie Spoonful (2017)
A Boston-based alternative rock band, Jakals visceral, soul-aching vocals and melodic, driving instrumentals create a tempestuous sound that rips open the confines of contemporary rock music. Within one year of their formation, Jakals have released their debut album Keep Mother Sane, toured up and down the East Coast with performances at notable venues such as Fete Music Hall, Arlenes Grocery, and The Monkey House, received airplay on WZLX 100.7s Boston Emissions and other notable stations, and have become a widely recognized presence in Bostons music scene. The Deli Magazine declared Keep Mother Sane a profound and melancholic portrait of the modern world with a depth and profundity rarely seen, subsequently nominating the band for the Delis Best Emerging Artist in New England competition, which they won.
After bouncing between Washington DC, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, Echo Blooms founder, Kyle Evans eventually caught the muse he was searching for in Berlin. Completely submerged in the German culture, Evans found inspiration in dusty libraries along the Spree and long, quiet bike rides through the city. He holed up in an apartment and woodshedded for months, the seclusion allowing him the perfect environment to completely focus on his work. After a few months, he left Germany with material for three records. Because each album seemed to fit into slightly different genres, Evans began thinking about them as different seasons, different countries and finally, different colors. 'Blue' would be the more folk-oriented of the group, 'Red' would be more country rock, and 'Green' would be more classic pop.
Finally taking root in Brooklyn, Evans drew on his diverse background, including a stint focusing on electro-acoustic recording, a home-grown love of 1960s surf rock, and a deep and abiding passion for Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals to create the intricately layered and carefully composed tracks of Blue. From traveling alone to performing as a full six-piece band, Evans and the rest of Echo Bloom continue to evolve and grow, with the upcoming release of the Red and Green albums in 2014 as well as a 28-date European tour in September.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|