Monday, May 25, 2015


Coverage of Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates Curtisinterruptedus continues this month with a feature in Blogcritics.



More coming soon from Goldmine, Metronome-Boston, and Minkin's Music. 


The  EXCLUSIVE PREMIER of the video for the album's first single, "Jan. 13," will be featured in the Huffington Post May 26.  More details coming soon.

Monday, April 20, 2015

LATEST LISIK NEWS: Rock-n-roll radio..and TV...and live on stage...


Hey kids!

Tune in to MONDAY NIGHT, (4/20) at 8 p.m., tune in to NEORocks! on 88.7 FM, WJCU in Cleveland (or online at at  as I wax poetic about the new album, Curtisinterruptedus and anything else Jason Meyers and the boys wanna dish about. And yeah, we will play selections from the new rekkid too, I suppose.


BRIGHT AND EARLY TUESDAY (4/21) MORNING, the band will be appearing on the Cleveland Fox 8 News Morning Show starting at 7:30 a.,m. - so set yer DVRs now.


ON WEDNESDAY (4/22), Ray Flanagan and I will be performing a showcase set of songs from the new album at Brent Kirby's 10x3 at Brothers Lounge. in Cleveland Show starts at 8. We go on after several beverages.


FINALLY, FRIDAY APRIL 24 at 8 p.m. is the BIG CD RELEASE CONCERT AND RUMMAGE SALE at Jilly's Music Room w/special guest Kevin Junior. Actually, there will not officially be a rummage sale, but rummaging through all our merch - and even buying some - is strongly encouraged.


MEANWHILE, keep tuning in to - and supporting - the wonderful radio stations around the country like 91.3 FM The Summit in Akron,Ohio and WSLR96.5 in Sarasota, Florida, that have begun spinning songs from Curtisinterruptedus.


AND BE ON THE LOOKOUT FOR the release of the debut video from the album, for the song "Jan. 13" - expertly conceived and shot by the able hands of Mr. Benjamin Lehman (with assistance from Deborah Lehman, who also drove and made sure none of us got hit by passing motorists).


AS WELL AS REVIEWS OF THE NEW RECORD from the Cleveland Scene, Canton Repository and Youngstown Vindicator

Cheers babies!

Saturday, April 4, 2015

LATEST LISIK NEWS: New album, new shows, and the critics are speaking

Waxing poetic on Curtisinterruptedus....

"Catchy phrasing, jangly guitar riffs and great pop hooks" - No Depression

"Vignettes of a somewhat darker nature; sex is suggested, but it’s hardly joyous. ...a fine mix of songs that will take you into a world that isn’t always pretty but is certainly vivid and memorable" - Buzzard Tracks

"(A) treasure trove of power pop influences…(for) lovers of both tuneful retro pop and rust-belt rock" - Cool Cleveland

"In your face vocals and guitar. Curtisinterruptedusis is unquestionably a great alt-rock experience" - BVS Reviews

"With his clever word play and jangly guitar, Lisik takes a riff from Corinthians and leaves his childhood toys behind. A mature AOR set worthy of a long time rocker" - Midwest Record

"Imagine Leonard Cohen fronting Old 97s" - The Trades

Hello long lost chillun,
It has indeed been a long, crazy year - filled with everything from employment venue changes, to surgery tables, to the formation of the best band lineup I've ever assembled. But the first fruits of all that labor - Brian Lisik and the Unfortunates' new album Curtisinterruptedus - will hit the streets on April 28.

The big CD Release soiree will take place April 24 at Jilly's Music Room, 111 N. Main Street in Akron - with special guest Kevin Junior of the Chamber Strings, accompanied by the wonderful Ms. Anne Lillis, kicking off the festivities.

Other appearances this month include my participation in Scene Magazine and the Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame production "Ohio'sGreatest Hits" (thanks show producer Ryan Humbert!) April 16 at the MusicBox where I'll be doing a couple numbers (along with my esteemed pian-a player, Tim Longfellow) by an adopted Kent, Ohio son - by way of NYC - and the absolute greatest R&B/Soul singer to ever come out of Cleveland.  That's all the hints yer gonna get other than to say it would be great if Pam Grier showed up to see me sing it.

 Looking ahead, stay tuned for summer and fall shows across the Midwest and East Coast (hey Columbus; Cincinnati; Morgantown, W.Va.; Youngstown; Pittsburgh; State College; Williamsport; New York City; Ann Arbor; Toledo; Buffalo; Rochester; Chicago; Detroit; Indianapolis; and points to be determined in New Jersey and Wisconsin....we're talking to you) and visit early and often for lots more updates.

 Yeah, I'm actually going to be doing that more often this year.  And I may even include some CD and movie reviews, how-to manuals, and favorite peanut butter recipes.  So stay tuned.