THE FIGGS with very special guest BLOCKHOUSES (feat. GUY LYONS)
Saturday 12/13 - Enjoy the holidays with a special evening featuring...
BLOCKHOUSES (NYC band featuring GUY LYONS)
$12 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:15 show (Blockhouses at 9:15 / The Figgs perform the new record at 10:15 followed by a performance of Low Fi at Society High w/ Guy Lyons at 11:30)
Enjoy the Holiday season with a special evening featuring The Figgs. Former guitarist Guy Lyons will be opening the night with his new band Blockhouses, followed by two sets of new and old music with The Figgs!
The tried and true band The Figgs, which has a worldwide fan base, a hearty discography, and has toured and recorded several times with the legendary Graham Parker, celebrated the year 2013 by turning 25. This occasion was made even more special by the release of "1,000 People Grinning: The Figgs Anthology". It's one of the band's greatest achievements to date. And that says a lot as the Figgs (Mike Gent, Pete Donnelly and Pete Hayes) have been playing together since the trio was in high school in Saratoga Springs, N.Y.
Blockhouses is a revved-up rock and roll trio from New York City. The guitar-bass-and-drums combo got its name from the Blockhouse in Central Park, a fort built to protect New York City from British invasion. Like that Manhattan landmark, Blockhouses is rock-solid, delivering their own take on New York City rock and roll. Think catchy melodies with driving guitars and sweaty live energy. Blockhouses front man Guy Lyons was lead guitarist of The Figgs back in the day. With a batch of new tunes -- and a stable of old classics -- he formed Blockhouses in 2013 with bassist Christopher Peifer (The Kowalskis). The guys share a mutual love for bare-bones rock and roll -- from the Ramones to the blistering pop-punk of today. Their supercharged first single, "Love to Get You High," and the follow-up, "Don't Let Go" are out now: http://blockhouses.bandcamp.com/
MORE ON THE FIGGS:
Since the rock outfit's inception in 1987 the band has spent the better part of the past 25 years touring, recording and working on a variety of acclaimed side projects.
Although the three band members now live in Boston (Gent), New York (Hayes) and Philadelphia (Donnelly) respectively, they frequently get together to tour or record whenever possible.
There's no question the Figgs are one of America's most enduring rock 'n' roll bands. The new Anthology is a testament to their sheer love of music, as well as their drive, energy and power as one of America's greatest, yet grossly unknown, rock bands of the past 25 years
The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
|Minimum Age: 21|
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