Photo by John Vettese

Over here at the Y-Rock Philly Local, we’ve always admired the righteous folk-punk of Upper Darby’s Mischief Brew; an in-studio acoustic performance by frontman Erik Petersen even kick-started our Sessions series some three years ago. So we were psyched to hear the band landed an opening slot at DeVotchKa‘s Electric Factory performance this Thursday, October 21. An exciting bonus for longtime fans: They’ll be joined by original drummer Chris “Doc” Kulp on auxiliary percussion for the evening. When they’re not on the road, the members of Mischief Brew are in the studio working on their next record, tentatively titled The Stone Operation. Petersen sent us this advance cut, “Dallas In Romania.” Among other things, it’s about a certain prime-time soap opera from the 1980s and how it was immensely popular in communist Romania, even though most Western television was banned.