Schucks Road

When Brandon Pfeltz met Mike Perrie Jr. serving time on the chain gang in the red mountains of Maryland, the two immediately hatched a plan for escape. Mike, serving a life term for bank robbery had a family and a home, while Brandon, a free-drifting ragamuffin chained up for prostitution had a beloved dog to look after.

One cold night in October, the two escaped from their bondage by painfully gnawing away at their chains using only their teeth and made a run for the border. Eventually, the two crossed paths with legend Woody Guthrie, who in exchange for a place on their boxcar, taught them to play the guitar and make shadow puppets. After a fight erupted over a gambling debt and an empty flask of whiskey, the three parted ways. Finally making it home to his family, Mike was dismayed to find that they'd be eaten by a wild black bear. Coincidentally, Brandon soon learned that his dog, his one true love, passed away heroically slaying the bear that had ravaged Mike's wife and children. After a long mourning period filled with sad songs and sappy poetry, they decided to embark on an adventure, setting out from Schucks Road in Maryland, to find some sort of meaning in a world full of heartache. They grew beards in remembrance of their loved ones, and for years, they've made their living traveling from town to town, spreading their songs to any listener that they can, willing or not.

Paper Streets

This four-plus minute taste of what’s to come induces visions of Black Francis and Kim Deal catching swells on the Jersey Shore as rounded and cavernous fret-work suck the listener in like a fierce undertow, strengthening with every inquisition and command, before the minimal gives way to an explosive instrumental refrain of crunchy distortion and Surf-Rock artistry. - Speak Into My Good Eye

Indie rock needs more bands like Paper Streets. On this EP they create a perfectly bodied sound. Alternating between the faster, more aggressive sound versus a mellower, dreamier sound, they cover both bases. They have the ability to let go and truly let everything blast out. Yet they also balance this angst with slow burn songs that maintain the same ability to remain memorable. - Beach Sloth

Born much like a planet, bits of matter that just kind of bump into each other. Serendipitous connections that are almost too numerous to mention. I've been in New York for the last 6 years, sustained myself with busking the streets subways, and parks for the first two, and have since collected a group of studio players for an upcoming electric album this Summer.

The music is Rock and Roll. It rests on strong melodies, memorable choruses, and lyrics worth listening to. The music I've always enjoyed most connects people to their highest ideals, and in my own way I seek to do the same.

The journey has led through a stint as high school drum major, dressed as Sgt. Pepper for an all Beatles field show, studying Political Science and Philosophy at Johns Hopkins, working at a boutique ad firm developing sites for State Farm and Yahoo among others, and appearing on a Japanese MTV affiliate with a documentary on my busking and songwriting. Ask me about any of that or my trip to New Zealand a couple years ago, or tell me what gets you going. See you at the show!

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Schucks Road with Paper Streets, Weiler

Thursday, May 2 · 7:00 PM at Ella Lounge