not too many people can list "Savior" on résumé - Boston Phoenix

January 9, 2003

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edited by Carly Carioli, Phoenix Staff

ROCK. There aren't too many people who can list "Savior" on their musical résumé, but Chris Mascara -- who's perhaps best known around town as the guy who followed Gary Cherone into the role of Boston Rock Opera's production of Jesus Christ Superstar -- is one of them. These days, Mascara is fronting a power trio named, in trademark self-adoration, Mascara. And he's put together a freakshow-like cavalcade for a new bi-weekly "avant-variety" series at the Lizard Lounge. Tonight's debut of "Scara's Night Out" includes a performance from Mobius "comedian" Sinus Brady, traditional Celtic music by Larry Meyerhoff, some electrified talking blues by Phoenix critic and Devil Gods frontman Ted Drozdowski, a bilingual (Portuguese/English) hip-hop dude named Sandro G, a solo set by Think Tree/Count Zero frontman Peter Moore, and the first appearance by Roger Miller's avant-jazz outfit Binary System since Mission of Burma got back together. Showtime is 8:30 p.m., and admission is $7. The Lizard is at 1667 Mass Ave in Cambridge; call (617) 547-0759.