Afrobeat Band Full Tang Arrives This October at the Lizard Lounge, Bringing Cambridge Massachusetts a Healthy Dose of Electric African Music

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Full Tang performs at the Lizard Lounge every Wednesday night in October. Their ensemble is a four piece group performing African high life, Yoruba music, and afrobeat music. They will be joined by Fortune Teller, The Macrotones, and Federator No1. Full Tang features Eric Lane, Adam Clark, Ryan Dugre, and Danilo Henriquez.

Eric Lane

Eric Lane

Full Tang formed to originally explore and cover the Chimurenga music of Zimbabwe, Highlife of Ghana and Nigeria, and off-the-beaten-path western music.

Full Tang arrives this month at the Lizard Lounge bringing Cambridge Massachusetts a healthy dose of electric African music. Steve Morse, music critic at the Boston Globe for 30 years who has also contributed to Billboard and Rolling Stone calls Full Tang “a young Phish with virtuosity from all angles, with some Robert Hunter-esque lyrics amid some tasty jams.” The band has been described as “an ethnomusicologist’s version of a Solid Gold Dance Party, and the energetic quartet of multi-instrumentalists makes every show a lasting memory.” To up the ante, prominent local acts Fortune Teller, The Macrotones, and Federator No1 will open the first, second, and fourth Wednesdays respectively. All sets start at 9pm with a $7 cover.

Drawing a large influence from electric African music, Full Tang formed to originally explore and cover the Chimurenga music of Zimbabwe, Highlife of Ghana and Nigeria, and off-the-beaten-path western music. After learning hours of songs from any recording the band could get its hands on, Full Tang has fused a style that pays homage not only to an eclectic Africa, but their own musical upbringing of rock, blues, jazz, reggae and soul. Member Eric Lane (also featured in Boston Wedding Band Mighty Groove) calls the band “World Rock.”

The Lizard Lounge is located at 1667 Massachusetts Avenue, in Cambridge, MA.

About Full Tang:

Full Tang is an Boston and Cambridge based group that performs Yoruba music, Zimbabwe music, Highlife of Ghana and Nigera, and other eclectic music. Band members of Full Tang are Eric Lane on keyboard, saxophone and vocals; Adam Clark on bass, talking drum and vocals; Ryan Dugre on guitar and vocals; Danilo Henriquez on drums, bongos and vocals. Full tang released their self titled EP, "Full Tang" in July 2010.

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