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Thursday, September 7, 2017

Local Singer-Songwriter Brian Lisik to Play Album Release Party at Jilly's

Posted By on Thu, Sep 7, 2017 at 12:34 PM

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Singer-songwriter Brian Lisik will celebrate the release of We’re Sorry, the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2015 release, Curtisinterruptedus, with a concert at Jilly's in Akron. The event takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14.

Lisik recorded the album over six days at the former Gardner Pie Company factory (a space that also doubles as a scuba diving training facility and occasional rehearsal space for Black Keys’ guitarist Dan Auerbach). “Another Friday Night," which he recorded on the first anniversary of the death of frontman Lemmy Kilmister, features a Ray Flanagan guitar solo and serves as a tribute to the hard rock hero.

“People tend to forget that I started out in sweaty, loud, mostly out of tune rock bands – and live at least, I haven’t really evolved all that much, truth be told,” Lisik says in a press release announcing the album's release. “I find a lot of artists write to escape who they know they are – and maybe don’t like. I’ve always used it to figure out who I am. And I’m kind of starting to like the guy.”

As for album title, Lisik says he didn't give it a ton of thought.

“We had a lot of titles for this album, but the right one always seems to kind of fall out of the air when it needs to,” he says.  “So the title, I guess, says, ‘We’re sorry if this sucks, but then again, if you don’t like it, we’re sorry — that’s all you get.'”

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