Sometimes we find out a little too late about a show that sounds pretty cool, and we regret not being able to get it into the paper. Such was the case this week when we got word, after the paper went to print, about a show Tuesday night at Artists Image Resource on the North Side.
AIR is a print studio that acts as a resource center for local artists; there's a weekly print night on which anyone can go and use the screenprinting equipment (and get a little assistance from the experts there). They host gallery shows regularly, and occasionally have rock shows as well.
Tuesday's show is an all-local lineup presented by Dynamo Sound Collective featuring Shambolish, Plainswalkers (the duo of Tusk Lord's Mike Kasunic and Dynamo's Ryan Emmett) and the awesomely named SundogPeacehouse. Seriously, click that last link. It's worth it.
It's during print hours, 7 p.m. to 11, so drop in if you have some t-shirts to make and want to hear some ambient psychey sounds. Of course, you don't NEED to be making prints in order to enjoy. It's all ages, so bring the kids.
This week, even period music enthusiasts are getting into -- yes -- "Pittsburgh 250" mode, with Concerto Caledonia, the School of Drama of Carnegie Mellon University and the Chris Norman Ensemble uniting for the multidimensional performance, "Battle at the Forks." Although it makes sense to explore the history of the Battle of Fort Duquesne on its anniversary, perhaps Norman, "The finest wooden flute player in the world," according to the Halifax Mail Star, should wait until we get around to "Pittsburgh Celebrates Wood." It can't be long now.
The program, a world premiere commissioned by the Renaissance & Baroque Society of Pittsburgh, promises "Music of Monteclair, Reid, Lully as well as traditional American, Acadian, Scots, English, and First Nations music" combined with "a tapestry of music reflections from the diaries of George Washington, General John Forbes, Benjamin Franklin and others."
The main event is at 8 p.m., Sat., Sept. 27 -- a concert at Synod Hall in Oakland. Norman gives a pre-concert talk at 7 p.m.; a Q&A session wraps up the evening. Tickets are $15-30 ($10 students) and are available on the R&B Web site, at 412-361-2048, or at the door. Some seating options are already sold out.
You can also catch a sneak preview at 1 p.m. on Thu., Sept. 25, at the Heinz History Center.
Coming up in just a couple short weeks, we're pleased to announce CP REMIXED: A new quarterly music showcase featuring Pittsburgh's most innovative and intriguing musicians. The first installment is curated by Aaron Jentzen, Music Editor, City Paper; curators and performers for future events will be announced here as they're confirmed.
The first event takes place 7-11 p.m. Thu., Oct. 9 at the WYEP Community Broadcast Center, 76 Bedford Square, South Side. It includes free beer and food from Penn Brewery and Quiet Storm; the $6 suggested donation goes to the performers. Speaking of which, October's featured performers are:
OHMU (Krautrock grooves feat. Tony Paterra of Zombi and Jason Kirker of Modey Lemon)
DAVID BERNABO + ASSEMBLY (experimental art-pop ensemble)
DJ EDGAR UM (spinning "motorik afro-skree and angry disco")
DISCUSS (atmospheric downtempo electronic)
For more info: 412-316-3342 x138 or www.pghcitypaper.com
The release of the CD version of Feed the Animals, the new album by Pittsburgh mashup star Girl Talk, has been pushed back from Sept. 23 to Oct. 21; his publicist Jessica Linker says this is “to ensure the product is perfect and distinctive.” She adds, “This delay has nothing to do with copyright issues.” Hmm.
In the meantime, you're free to enjoy -- for free, if you choose -- the pay-what-you-want digital-download version of the album, which has been out since June.
And also in the meantime, Girl Talk has just announced a Pittsburgh performance on Sat., Nov. 22, at the Gravity Nightclub at Ches-Arena in Cheswick. Tickets go on sale Sat., Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. and will likely go fast. Also on the bill are local underground hip-hop pros Grand Buffet, as well as CX KiDTRONiK and Skymall. You can order tickets here or by calling 866-468-3401.
Girl Talk's extensive fall U.S. tour kicks off this Thursday. The dates are:
Thu-Sep 18 Newark DE University of Delaware
Fri-Sep 19 Saratoga Springs NY Skidmore College w/ Prefuse 73
Thu-Oct 9 Philadelphia PA Starlight Ballroom w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Fri-Oct 10 Washington DC 9:30 Club w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Sat-Oct 11 Baltimore MD Sonar w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Mon-Oct 13 Carrboro NC Cats Cradle w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Tue-Oct 14 Asheville NC Orange Peel w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Wed-Oct 15 Knoxville TN Valarium w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Thu-Oct 16 Atlanta GA Variety Playhouse w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Fri-Oct 17 New Orleans LA House of Blues New Orleans w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Sat-Oct 18 Houston TX Warehouse Live w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Mon-Oct 20 Austin TX Emos w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Tue-Oct 21 Dallas TX Palladium Ballroom w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Thu-Oct 23 Tucson AZ Rialto Theater w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Fri-Oct 24 Los Angeles CA Henry Fonda Theater w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Sat-Oct 25 Los Angeles CA Henry Fonda Theater w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Mon-Oct 27 San Francisco CA The Fillmore Auditorium w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Tue-Oct 28 San Francisco CA The Fillmore Auditorium w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Thu-Oct 30 Salt Lake City UT In The Venue w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Fri-Oct 31 Denver CO Ogden Theater w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Sat-Nov 1 Lawrence KS The Granada Theatre w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Mon-Nov 3 Minneapolis MN First Avenue w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Tue-Nov 4 Milwaukee WI Turner Hall Ballroom w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Wed-Nov 5 Urbana IL Canopy Club w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Thu-Nov 6 Nashville TN Cannery Ballroom w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Fri-Nov 7 Louisville KY Headliners Music Hall w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Sat-Nov 8 Chicago, IL Congress Theatre w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Sun-Nov 9 Cincinnati OH Bogarts w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Mon-Nov 10 Cleveland OH Beachland Ballroom w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Tue-Nov 11 Pontiac MI Eagle Theatre w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Wed-Nov 12 Toronto ON Koolhaus w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Thu-Nov 13 Montreal PQ Club Soda w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Fri-Nov 14 Foxborough MA Showcase Live w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Sat-Nov 15 New York NY Terminal 5 w/ The Death Set, CX KiDTRONiK
Sun-Nov 16 New York NY Terminal 5 w/ Grand Buffet, Hearts of Darknesses
Patti wasn't there, hasn't been on this tour at all. The only woman onstage (Besides…