January 9, 2003
8 Days a Week
Editor's Picks of the Week
edited by Carly Carioli, Phoenix Staff
WEDS. JAN. 15
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.