Friday: Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel comes alive!

By Matt Driscoll on February 22, 2012


Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel's second record, The Dust Bowl Ghosts, released last April, is described as "a trip through the dreams and nightmares of a down-on-his-luck circus comedian with a bum leg and child support payments." If that doesn't sound like a musical good time, I don't know what does. But Friday at The New Frontier Lounge it's likely to get even more real, with word on the street suggesting the five members that makes up this rodent-like brotherhood - guitarist and vocalist Patrick Baldwin, drummer Eric Thompson, bassist Jimmy Hughs, guitarist Stanford Mead and Wurlitzer wizard Andrew Childs - have been holed up recording a follow up to Dust Bowl Ghosts and are ready to unleash the rock this weekend.

Epic-ness seems certain to ensue.

Brotherhood of the Black Squirrel will be joined on the bill Friday by singer-songwriter and great-beard-grower James Coates and Ghostwriter. 

[The New Frontier Lounge, with James Coates, Ghostwriter, 9 p.m., cover TBA, 301 E. 25th St., Tacoma, 253.572.4020]