Fistolo Records and Mischief Brew post statement on Erik Petersen

Unfortunately, as you know, Erik Petersen of Mischief Brew passed away earlier this week. Denise V, co-owner of Fistolo records, and wife of Erik, has released a statement. Denise V is a critical part of Mischief Brew and Fistolo records, having appeared on various records by the band, having organized the band's tours, having organized the band's releases, and having run the mail-order. If you ordered a record from Mischief Brew, Denise V wrote you a note with the order. You can see Denise's statement below.

We are heartbroken to confirm the sudden passing of Mischief Brew songwriter and frontperson Erik Petersen. While respecting his family's privacy during this difficult time, we are comforted knowing that family, friends and fans alike will remember and celebrate the art he gave us all.

We will be sharing the details about a public memorial to be announced throughout the next few weeks.

Now a bit of housekeeping…

Mischief Brew's European tour scheduled to begin later this month has been cancelled. Although Mischief Brew will not be performing, some of the shows are still happening, so check with your local promoters.

Fistolo Records, the independent label founded by Erik and Denise Vertucci--his wife of 11 years--will continue to serve as homebase for most of Petersen's releases. In keeping with the legacy started by Erik and Denise, Fistolo will continue to release music from Mischief Brew and other artists of their community.

All of us touched by Erik and his music will continue to cherish the influence of his songs in our lives, and our memories of an individual synonymous with positivity, solidarity, community and passion.


Denise, Shawn, Chris, and the pugs.