BIG LAZY / BRIAN CARPENTER and THE CONFESSIONS / THE CLAUDETTES
BRIAN CARPENTER AND THE CONFESSIONS
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Claudettes @9 / Brian Carpenter @ 10 / Big Lazy @ 11)
Big Lazy is the instrumental trio from New York City. Their music dwells in the unmistakable landscape of gritty yet gracefully crafted American music. Simultaneously noir and pastoral, gothic and modern, Big Lazy conjures images of everything from big sky country to seedy back rooms. With sparse instrumentationelectric guitar, acoustic bass and drumsthe trio creates richly evocative soundscapes with a distinctly narrative quality and an undeniable sense of place.
Big Lazy has released four albums on the Tasankee Label and after a hiatus of several years leader Stephen Ulrich spent time as the composer for the HBO series Bored to Death and most recently the film Art and Craft the band is back with a new album, Dont Cross Myrtle.
Brian Carpenter and The Confessions
THE FAR END OF THE WORLD NAMED ONE OF BEST ALBUMS OF 2015
Wed Dec 23 2015
The Boston Globe lists The Far End of the World one of 2015's best local albums, according to James Reed. "Brian Carpenter led a band through the desert noir of the Southwest on this collection of parched but evocative tunes."
Brother Ray meets the RamonesChopin meets Minutemen. So ventured Tony Sarabia of WBEZ radio (Chicago NPR) as he took at stab at describing the band in the studio with him. The Claudettes fuse Windy City piano blues with the full-throttle energy of rockabilly and punk, jazz-age echoes of burlesque and vaudeville and the sultriness of 60s pop-soul to write a thrilling new chapter in American roots music. Group founder Johnny Iguana mashes the piano alongside singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Matt Torre. Johnny, who toured for years with his cult-favorite rock band oh my god, is also a member of two Grammy-nominated groups: Chicago BluesA Living History and the Muddy Waters 100 Band. He has toured or recorded with Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Otis Rush, James Cotton and more. In between legs of their fall tour, the Claudettes are heading to Soil of the South studio in Valdosta, GA in September to record a new album at the invitation of producer/wild-man Mark Neill (who helmed the Black Keys Brothers plus albums by J. Roddy Walston, Paladins, Old 97s, J.D. McPherson, Los Straitjackets and more).
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1667 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|