--> ''"Didn't we have a devil of a time?"''
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Philadelphia punk at its finest. Mischief Brew is fronted by Erik Petersen and incorporates elements of swing, gypsy punk, American protest folk, and the DIY ethic. Extremely political, extremely brash, and extremely prolific, Mischief Brew has become a well-known name in underground anarcho-punk circles for simultaneously embracing and deconstructing the punk genre.

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!!Mischief Brew provides examples of:
* BombThrowingAnarchists: ''Save A City Burn It Down''.
* HarshVocals: And how.
* IndecipherableLyrics: It's a shame, because the lyrics are often very poetic when they can be understood.
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly:
* NostalgiaFilter: Deconstructed in ''Old Tyme Mem'ry'', a song with longs for the time of authenticity and criticizes people who inauthentically attempt to replicate tradition with kitsch.
* NotChristianRock: There are a couple of favorable Christian religious references are made, which is pretty unusual in anarcho-punk. While ''Coffee, God, and Cigarettes'' gently mocks religious teetotalers, ''Lowly Carpenter'' is a pro-workers song featuring a, well, [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin lowly carpenter]] saying he had great potential but now is JUST a [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory carpenter]] and therefore powerless.
* OdeToSobriety: A sarcastic version is found in ''Coffee, God, and Cigarettes''
* OceanPunk
* ProtestSong: Oh boy.
* {{Retraux}}: Brutally lambasted in ''Old Tyme Mem'ry" which is about people replacing culture with kitsch.
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