THE DAILY PRAVDA with THE LUXURY and RUBY ROSE FOX
THE DAILY PRAVDA
RUBY ROSE FOX
$10 advance / $12 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show (Ruby Rose Fox 9:00 /The Luxury 10:30 / The Daily Pravda 11:45)
Three fantastically diverse bands bringing one night of pure entertainment. From The Daily Pravda's Brit rock to The Luxury's powerful pop and to Ruby Rose Fox's soulful powerhouse of a voice - these three up and coming bands deserve to be noticed so don't miss this chance at (admit it) your favorite music venue!
THE DAILY PRAVDA
Over the past few years The Daily Pravda have slinked in and out of the Boston indie rock scene, working furiously on recordings, performing alongside national touring acts, and then disappearing for months at a time. Now the band is back with a new album two years in the making, titled Columbia.
Since the early days of The Daily Pravda, reviewers have drawn comparisons to the usual suspects of melodramatic Brit-rock, past and present: David Bowie, Pulp, Suede, The Smiths. While the band happily embraces the comparisons, in truth The Daily Pravda's sound has always been distinctly American, with a vibe that's more grunge than glam.
American influences are particularly noticeable on Columbia, with the Pixies-inspired "loud quiet loud" dynamics on "Angels" and "Evelyn," the doo-wop ballad "I Can't Take You Home," and the Velvet Underground meets Sonic Youth track "Like a Sister" not to mention the abundance of reverb-drenched surf guitar bends throughout the album.
Nevertheless old habits are to break, and Columbia retains its share of the old theatrics and Anglophilia. (And what else can you really expect from a band that's released three David Bowie covers in the past two years?) "Your Heart Is Boring" offers Morrissey-grade spite, the barbed guitar riff and anthemic chorus of "Wish You Were Her" channel Noel Gallagher and John Squire, and Columbia closes with "Shauna Grant," a slow piano and accordion cabaret tune that's equal parts Andrew Lloyd Webber and Nick Cave.
Columbia is not a brave step forward. But it is a fond and longing glance back at a time when music felt like a brave step forward. It's a love letter to a record collection decades in the making, that yet somehow finds enough in itself to stand beside its predecessors.
Boston's The Luxury have shared stages with the likes of Coldplay, Wheat, Nicole Atkins, Mando Daio, Atomic Tom and more. The band's huge, epic sound has led to heavy critical acclaim and accolades galore in Boston and beyond, described as "purveyors of anthemic rock with big, stadium-sized hooks and an eye toward UK indie style" by Dig Magazine. Check out the band's songs, videos and news here on facebook, and join in.
RUBY ROSE FOX
Ruby Rose Fox is a songwriter and vocal powerhouse, whose genre bending lounge-pop style blends the best of today's female vocalists with a nostalgic quality that transcends today's musical landscape. Ruby has been described as one part Leonard Cohen, one part Patti Smith, one part Roy Orbison, and all Ruby Rose Fox.
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambrdge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|