Local Calling Featuring: Honeysuckle ~ Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons ~ Oompa (register to get in free!)

May 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
Local Calling Featuring:  Honeysuckle ~ Dietrich Strause & The Blue Ribbons ~ Oompa (register to get in free!)

7pm doors

FREE must register – click on ticket link for more info!

Calling all friends old and new for Local Calling, a free showcase of Boston-based acts a few days ahead of Boston Calling Music Festival. Sponsored by Boston Calling and produced by Cornerscape, a local music event production company, this event is your chance to hear some incredible homegrown talent while they’re in town.


Here’s some more info on this evening’s performers – you won’t want to miss THIS night!

Honeysuckle is a progressive folk act that blends older influences and traditional instrumentation with modern effects and inspiration. Comprised of Holly McGarry, Benjamin Burns, and Chris Bloniarz, the trio can frequently be found performing in the Boston area and surrounding cities in the Northeast, playing alongside bands like Drive-By Truckers, The Ballroom Thieves, Boy & Bear, Sam Moss, The Western Den, The Novel Ideas, Shook Twins, John Craigie, Grey Season, Damn Tall Buildings and others.


The Boston Globe has said The Blue Ribbons “combine upbeat disillusionment and celebratory fatalism with musicianship.” An unlikely and exciting match for Dietrich Strause‘s meticulously crafted songs – which WBUR says are a mix of timeless melody, literate lyricism, and a “virtuosic command of imagery.”  – The Ribbons and Dietrich are an amazing match!


Oompa is a nationally-acclaimed, Boston-born poet, rapper, and educator, who is forever representing the queer, black, ophaned, hood kids and them.
Oompa is 2017 Women of the World Poetry Slam champion, and a finalist at the 2016 National Poetry Slam. She has been featured in Huffington Post, Boston Globe, Boston Herald, NPR Boston’s The ARTery, Vanyaland, among others.
We here at Lizard Lounge are beyond thrilled to host such startlingly impressive talent!