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      May 5, 2013

      Sunday   9:00 PM

      1011 Pacific Avenue
      Santa Cruz, California 95060

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      Mischief Brew

      Mischief Brew
      The Catalyst
      05/05/2013 09:00 PM PDT
      $8

      Supporting Acts: Blackbird Raum, Dun Bin Had

      Mischief Brew

      In June of 2000, after spending four years screaming in a punk band called The Orphans, Erik Petersen confined himself to a basement with an acoustic guitar, a rickety drum kit, a mandolin, and a four-track to stir a bunch of ideas together into a stew of songs. The resulting concoction was "Mirth: or, Certain Verses Composed and Fitted to Tunes, for the Delight and Recreation of All," an eight-song demo cassette of acoustic punk influenced by medieval danses and raucous dust-raisers. On the spine of the tape (duplicated DIY-style by partners Denise Vertucci and Erik, later forming Fistolo Records), it read: "A Taste Of The Mischief Brew," and included a "Folk The System" patch. There were no names or press pictures. Just a couple cryptic woodcuts, circle-A's, illustrations of jesters and goblins, and a PO Box as a contact method. Since then, Mischief Brew has grown to include several more humans, a few pug dogs, a lot more volume, and a bunch of pots and pans to bang on. It's not unusual to see members scavenging around for scraps of metal and pieces of wood before a show, to use as percussion for a live set. And it might be the only punk rock band to feature a vibraharp. Since that scratchy demo tape, they have done numerous U.S. and European tours and have played everywhere from the Electric Factory in Philly to old bomb shelters in Germany, from CBGBs (the original one) to ABC No Rio in NYC, from 924 Gilman in Berkeley to the Trumbullplex in Detroit...not to mention in attics, basements, barns, underneath train bridges, and on rocking boats underneath the Williamsburg Bridge on the East River.

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      The Catalyst
      1011 Pacific Avenue
      Santa Cruz, CA 95060
      http://www.catalystclub.com/

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