Stay A While: OldJack announce year-long residency at Lizard Lounge

 
 

From the Dazies at the Plough & Stars to Magic Magic at Great Scott, there have been a handful of excellent residencies announced around town lately. But the old-soul rock and roll of OldJack may have outdone them all, today announcing a year-long monthly residency at the Lizard Lounge in Cambridge.

Yessir and yes ma’am — it runs the length of 2016.

OldJack’s showcases will happen on the last Saturday of each month, kicking off January 30 with Vanya alt-rock faves Doom Lover and Ringtail, a Charlestown-based rock quartet whose recent single “Mask Of Bees” has been getting regular spins on VanyaRadio lately. Beyond the kickoff, OldJack’s residency promises “a rotating cast” of New England musicians.

“When we created the new lineup [of OldJack] we had a pretty aggressive gig schedule, so we were constantly preparing for shows when we got together” says OldJack frontman Dan Nicklin. “The Lizard series will allow us to take some more chances with what we play — we actually are calling it ‘the Wedding Series’ internally, because we will be playing, something old/new/borrowed/blue at each show.”

It’s expected that more than two dozen bands will share the stage with OldJack over the course of the year.

“It allows the opportunity to play with 24 or more bands this year rather than just a few, building an even bigger sense of community and so much more,” Nicklin adds. “We get to return to our roots… oh, and play a New Year’s show! Billy Beard is officially our hero.”

There you have it — New Year’s Eve falls on a Saturday this year. Listen to the January 30 bands below via the embed and slider, and check out the excellent poster, with details on the February and March parties, via Daykamp Creative below.

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