This just in:
We will have Jason Nodler, Matt Kelly and Michael Haaga on radioACTIVE today to talk about the Catastrophic Theater production of “Bluefinger: The Rise and fall of Herman Brood”. I saw the show Wednesday night and can HIGHLY recommend it.
“The Catastrophic Theatre is pleased to announce the world premiere of the new Black Francis rock opera Bluefinger: The Fall and Rise of Herman Brood, featuring songs and concepts by Black Francis and Herman Brood, and adapted for the stage by Jason Nodler from an idea by Pixies biographer Josh Frank.
“Bluefinger” was inspired by the critically acclaimed 2007 Black Francis album of the same name. The album was Francis’ first concept album and was also significant for marking a return to the stage name he’d used with his legendary band Pixies after a long solo career under the name of Frank Black. The album focuses entirely on the life and death of Herman Brood, a Dutch artist, rocker and junkie who leapt to his death from the roof of the Amsterdam Hilton in 2001 at the age of 54.
Plus new stuff from Jenny & Johnny, Decemberists, Boston Spaceships, New Pornographers, more.
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