Pat Finnerty is bringing his rock musical The Lid to Underground Arts with a little help from his friends
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Local musician Pat Finnerty is finally bringing his rock musical The Lid to life. On September 4 through September 6, Pat and a cast of Philly music scene regulars will bring the show to Underground Arts as part of the Philly Fringe Festival presented by FringeArts. He will be assisted on stage by Brian Ashby (of Purples and The Teeth), Jess Conda and Ali Wadsworth, along with various other local musicians.

The Lid, written by Finnerty, is a story about a man named Lee (Finnerty), who leads a boring life, spending his days working for The Moustache Man (Ashby), until one day he uncovers a lid in a meadow. What Lee discovers under this lid can either lead him to a fun and exciting life or back to his same old boring life. The story is told through 14 original songs influenced by 60s Brit rock, with Conda and Wadsworth providing backup vocals. The story itself is a cry out to our inability to seek out significance in our lives while delving deeper into meaningless and imperfect technology.

Finnerty is currently in residence at the Boot & Saddle, performing shows of his own, along with various side bands and projects, every Tuesday night in July to help raise funds for the set of shows in September. Here’s the full lineup of shows in July at Boot & Saddle beginning with tonight’s installment:

7/14- Pat Finnerty & the Full Band w/ Davey and the Chains, Langor

7/21- Less is Modern

7/28- Pat Finnerty & the Full Band w/ Cold Scraps

You can get tickets for the shows at Boot & Saddle’s website. Not familiar with Finnerty? Check out his bandcamp. He was also the mastermind behind the “Reggae Dog” video you can check out below, along with a new video for “Attractive Woman.”

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