What do you get when you cross a musician with a cartoon artist and throw in a dash of comedy? You get Hamell on Trial. Hamell on Trial is comprised of Ed Hamell, a one-man punk band known for his self-proclaimed “loud, fast music informed by politics, passion, energy and intelligence, played by a guy with a sharp tongue and a wicked sense of humor.” His ninth record, Rant and Roll, was released last year. Rant and Roll is a CD/DVD double-disc set based on his one-man show, The Terrorism of Everyday Life. The show is based on stories that Hamell has encountered throughout his career either as a musician or as a bartender. Hamell, a Syracuse native, is featured on local artist Ani DiFranco’s label, Righteous Babe Records. Hamell was inducted into the Syracuse Area Music Awards (SAMMY) Hall of Fame in 2007. He also was the recipient of the Directors’ Award at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, D.C. He’ll come to Nietzsche’s next Thursday (March 25) to play on a stage he’s been beforewhere he always draws an eager and participatory crowd.
9pm. Nietzsche’s, 248 Allen St. (886-8539 / nietzsches.com)