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Brian Lisik (new CD with comparisons to ......)


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I'd like to pass along some info on a new singer/band I've heard about: Brian Lisik. He and his band (the Unfortunates) are from the Akron area, and they have a great new CD out next month. Cool title: Curtisinterruptedus.

Here's an article giving some comparisons to Eric and the Raspberries.




"Although northeast Ohio’s music scene has always been incredibly diverse, its image as a fountain of power pop has been bandied around since the Raspberries broke out in the early ’70s. Perhaps it’s because the style, while seldom getting much traction with the listening public, is deeply beloved by music critics.

And literate musicians love to reach back to the treasure trove of power pop influences. Longtime Cleveland musician Brian Lisik, for instance, sounds like he spend a lot of time listening to the Raspberries prior to recording his new album Curtisinterruptedus. His vocals on the album’s three opening tunes owe a lot to ‘berries lead yelper Eric Carmen and the songs sound like long-lost Raspberries B-sides.

Much of the rest of the album digs into a sort of earnest blue-collar folk rock —“Normalcy†sounds like the usual sort of song written by songwriters who grew up on Springsteen, Mellencamp and Petty. Bur he keeps slipping back into the Carmenisms, as on the piano ballad “Born on Needles and Pins.â€

It’s Lisik’s fourth solo album since he released his first, Baggage, in 2004. Lovers of both tuneful retro pop and rust-belt rock should check out him and his band the Unfortunates when they play at the Beachland Tavern Sat. 3/28."


And here's a link to another story and a track from the CD: Jan. 13:





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