Thursday, September 27, 2012



Due to the ovewhelming response to the "Mess That Money Could Buy - Messy House Concert" contest, we've decided to sort of break our own rules and award a special house concert to the top three contestants drawn from the official "Messy House Concert" baseball cap. You know, just like they do for Miss America.

So here goes. The official first place winner is, Ed DeStephen, of Canal Fulton!!

Ed's first runner up (and winner of her own house concert, whether or not Ed is able to fulfill his duties as Queen...) is Diana Davis-Loy of Massillon!!

Third runner up (and winner of the you-too-can-be-part-of-the-house-concert-band-because-you-play-kick-ass-guitar special bonus prize) is Robb Myers of Cuyahoga Falls!!

Congratulations to the winners - our attorneys will be in contact to work out all the detais. And thanks so much for all who participated. Truth be told, we can probably work something out for each of you if ya REALLY wanted me to come over to your house and play guitar for a couple hours.
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Monday, September 24, 2012

"Messy House Concert" contest ends Sept. 25

Only one day left in the Brian Lisik "The Mess That Money Could Buy Messy House Concert" contest! Sign up today to win a free Lisik concert - at the hacienda of yer choice - by e-mailing and putting "can Brian come over to my house and play?" in the subject line. Simple as that. The randomly chosen winner will be announed Sept. 26.
And don't forget to pick up yer copy of the new CD, "The Mess That Money Could Buy" - available online at,,, Time Traveler CDs in Cuyhoga Falls, Square Records and Uncorked Wine Bar in Akron, and other fine stores.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

New "Mess" review from the Sept. 18 Pittsburgh Daily News.

   ‘The Mess That Money Could Buy’
Brian Lisik
(Cherokee Queen)

It’s been six long years since we last heard from Ohio-based singer/songwriter Brian Lisik, who cut his teeth fronting Giants of Science in the late 1990s and later went on to record a pair of rock-solid solo albums. “The Mess That Money Could Buy” is in the run-ning for best album title of the year and the 11-track collection of guitar-centric tunes makes for an equally enjoyable listen.

Opener “Small Town Royal Family” sets the tone, and after treading water for a little while with the so-so “Change on Your Own” and “To California,” Lisik hits his stride with keepers “Longest Day of the Year,” “Nights in Shining Amore,” “Five Other Rooms” and “I Want to Go Home.”

Here’s hoping Lisik won’t take six more years for his next album.

Jeffrey Sisk

And look out Pittsburgh, Lisik and band will be appearing Oct. 5 at Howler's with Chet Vincent and the Big Bend and Grand Piano!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"The Mess That Money Could Buy" in stores today; house concert contest till Sept. 25

"The Mess That Money Could Buy" - available today in stores and online at, cdbaby, amazon, itunes, spotify, and lastfm. 

Sign up now at to enter our "Messy House Concert" contest for a chance to win a Lisik show for you and yer friends! Just put "Can Brian come over to my house and play?" in the subject line - and good luck! 

Contest ends Sept. 25.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Congrats to Debbie from Missouri - winner of The Trades "Mess That Money Could Buy" contest

Congratulations to Debbie Icebergsewell of Joplin, MO. - the winner of The Trades "The Mess That Money Could Buy" CD giveaway contest! Thanks to Debbie for participating - and for the rest of you, "Mess" will be in stores this Tuesday, Sept. 18. Stay tuned here and at for updates.

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Lisik on The Radio Sandbox, 91.3 FM The Summit in Akron - 11 p.m. Sept. 15

TONITE !! Tune in to 91.3 WAPS-FM the Summit (or
you out-of-towners) tonight at 11 p.m. when Brian Lisik appears as radio legend Jim Chenot's Radio Sandbox show. Always a good time...and frighteningly good radio...for the censors anyway.

Monday, September 10, 2012

"The Mess That Money Could Buy" CD giveaway and house concert contest!!

Only a couple days left - be the first kid on yer block with yer very own copy of "The Mess That Money Could Buy" before it hits the stores Sept. 18! Then, after you enter the free CD contest, email us at for a chance to win an exclusive house concert performance!

Friday, September 7, 2012

"The Mess That Money Could Buy" CD release show 9/7/12

Tonight's the big night! Join Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates at 7 p.m. at Buzzbin Art and Music Shop, 339 Cleveland Ave. in Canton for our CD release show (part of the 35 band Brewed Roots Festival) and a chance to be the coolest kid on your block by going home with yer very own copy of "The Mess That Money Could Buy" before anyone else can buy it! "The Mess" will be in stores and online Sept. 18.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Lisik reviewed in No Depression

Read the review of "The Mess That Money Could Buy" in the latest issue of No Depression. And remember to pick up yer very own copy of the new disc Sept. 18 - or at the Sept. 7 Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates appearance at the Buzzbin Music & Art Shop in Canton, as part of the Brewed Roots Festival.