Punk iconÂ Fat MikeÂ (NOFX) announced thatÂ Home Street Home, a new punk-rock musical concept album will be released onÂ February 10, 2015Â throughÂ Fat Wreck ChordsÂ in advance of a theatrical production.Â Home Street HomeÂ tells a story of survival and love among runaway teenagers living on the streets, and features music by Fat Mike with lyrics by Fat Mike,Â Jeff MarxÂ (TonyÂ® Award winner,Â Avenue Q) andÂ Soma SnakeoilÂ (AVN Award winning writer/director). The theatrical production ofÂ Home Street HomeÂ will be directed byÂ LA Stage Ovation Award winner Richard Israel.
The studio album features performances by Fat Mike and NOFX, and sees the play’s characters inhabited by a wide roster of vocalists includingÂ Frank Turner,Â Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba,Â Tony Award winner Lena HallÂ (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Bad Cop/Bad Cop’sÂ Stacey Dee, the lateÂ Tony SlyÂ ofÂ No Use For A Name, and Dance Hall Crashers’Â KarinaDenike. Members ofÂ Descendents,Â Lagwagon,Â Old Man Markley,Â Mad Caddies,Â Me First and the Gimme Gimmes,Â The Aggrolites,Â The Living End,Â The Real McKenzies, andÂ RKLÂ also play on many of the tracks.Â TheÂ Home Street HomeÂ concept album includes a portion of the songs that will ultimately comprise the full score of the new musical.
Based on true stories of the authors’ experiences, the story ofÂ Home Street HomeÂ revolves around Sue, a 16-year old runaway who plunges headfirst into the deviant subculture and alternative lifestyle of the streets. After being adopted into a tribe of homeless teens, Sue finds empowerment and acceptance from her new chosen family.
Fat Mike said, “Ever since I sawÂ Rocky HorrorÂ when I was 8, I’ve been intrigued by musicals. Well, not all musicals, just the ones that break the mold. Luckily, I found two people, Jeff Marx and Soma Snakeoil, that love breaking things as much as I do. This is fucking fun!”
Want to see the show live? Well, you’re in luck! Coming straight from theÂ Eugene Oâ€™Neill TheaterÂ workshop isÂ Home Street Home, live in San Francisco! The first show kicks off on February 20th atÂ Z-Space, located in the heart of the Mission. Get your tickets early as thereâ€™s only ten performances (February 20-22, February 26-March 1, and March 5-7).