A rough week of first-job and second-job and third-volunteer-job duties behind me, I find myself looking forward to a weekend of chillin', grillin', illin' and doing nothing that seems remotely like work. But before I do that, I have to tell you about shows that are happening. Some of them are shows at which you will perhaps find me, if you know what to look for.
My bet for tonight, for me, is Brillobox for Meeting of Important People, Tarlton (from Minneapolis), and Delicious Pastries (perhaps the one band in Pittsburgh that sounds most like you would expect it to sound based on its name). Also worth noting tonight: Aussie one-man band Richard Perso at Howlers in Bloomfield.
Tomorrow is Saturday, and the two things I have on tap for you: again at Howlers, an "oddball rock 'n roll party" presented by Oddball Entertainment. It's a mix: The Lions Rampant, Temperance League, The Devilz In the Detailz, and The Ceiling Stares. DJ Fernando spins, and it's all $8. The other thing: Title Town, the soul and funk party at Shadow Lounge. In addition to residents J. Malls and Gordy, Michigander Brad Hales is in town for this one -- 9 p.m., $5, 18 and over.
And Monday, if you're not busy with parades and barbeque, the Trib Total Domination Market Saturation Amphitheatre at Station Square plays host to Fallen Not Forgotten 2, a huge bash benefiting the families of local police officers killed on duty. This year's benefits the families of Michael Crawshaw and Paul Richey, and features a list of performers too long to be named here in the finite space of the Internet, but which includes Joe Grushecky, Steel Hollow, Abby Abbondanza, Identity X, Gramsci Melodic, Punchline, Bill Deasy, and Triggers.
Watch out for bears out there!