Franz Nicolay, Erik Peterson (of Mischief Brew)

Franz Nicolay

Erik Peterson (of Mischief Brew)

Mon, October 22, 2012

Doors: 7:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

First Unitarian Side Chapel

Philadelphia, PA

$10.00

Tickets Available at the Door

This event is all ages

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Franz Nicolay
Franz Nicolay
Franz Nicolay is that dapper, mustachioed multi-instrumentalist and man-about-town you’ve seen with such groups as The Hold Steady and World/Inferno Friendship Society. On Major General, his debut solo album he steps up to the spotlight with a melodramatic grab-bag of full-throated songs, stories, and days of wine & roses; shamelessly strident, stentorian and more than a little sentimental. Major General is rich with tales of punk-rock disillusionment, redemption, nostalgic regret, ruthless self-interrogations & reinvention, and defiant yet affectionate apologies. It’s a new look for the stylishly vaudevillian jack-of-all-trades with the Jimmy Durante and death’s-head-accordion tattoos. A new stop on a hobo’s-trail of intelligent, incisive hedonism that’s taken him through anarcho-circus punk, Balkan-gypsy, new chamber music, and anthemic classic rock
Erik Peterson (of Mischief Brew)
Erik Peterson (of Mischief Brew)
Lead shouter and strummer in Philly’s folk-punk troupe Mischief Brew, and formerly lead screamer in The Orphans, Erik Petersen has been invading basements and bars spreading the good message of revelry, hilarity, and misrule since the mid-90’s. What many people don’t realize is that between the two bands, Mischief Brew started as a solo project in 2000 – which often involved Erik finding himself on a bill sandwiched between a variety of much faster bands, armed with only an acoustic guitar. Somehow it worked, and he still gets invited to parties. The band is a lot louder now, but leaving the drums and junk percussion at home in exchange for an old school solo/acoustic performance (and a much easier loud-out) is not to be missed. Set-lists are usually crumpled up and tossed over the shoulder, and the shuffling of old, new, and random songs all makes for a jovial celebration of 18+ years of eschewing suits/ties for a far more rewarding career in DIY punk.
Venue Information:
First Unitarian Side Chapel
2125 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19103
http://r5productions.com