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Seth Faergolzia 

When: Wed., Oct. 9 2013

freak folk

Freak folker Seth Faergolzia is about as freaky as freak folkies get. With song titles like “Look at the Weird” and “Pukes in Rides” and tunes that sound like the bastard love child of Frank Zappa and the guy in the Kingston Trio that could do that whole “Lemmiwinks” voice, Faergolzia is not afraid to let his freak flag fly right off the freakin’ flagpole. While many critics have compared him to Zappa, Beefheart, and Bungle, the New York-based Faergolzia says that while he respects those artists, they were never direct inspirations. “What’s funny is that, in general, I really hadn’t been influenced by these guys until people started referencing them in regards to my work,” he says. “I think the similarity is ... I wish to create something new and express it in whatever way I deem necessary. I’m definitely not trying willfully to do what I do. It just comes out that way.” While Faergolzia regularly tours with his 15-piece band 23 Psaegz, his Holy City stop will be a solo gig. As for his rather unique voice, he says, “I’ve definitely done a lot of work to make my voice do what I wish. Sometimes people laugh at the sounds I make, but generally I am very serious about music.” —Chris Haire WEDNESDAY

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