What's up FFW>> READERRRRRS HEY-OHHHH IT'S A HOLIDAY WEEKEND!
Yeah, so there are some things going on, as usual, that didn't quite make the cut in the music section for one reason or another. I'm gonna tell you about them, and also, look out later today for a blog post featuring my interview with Alex Stanton of local rockers 28 North, who are having a coming-back-from-tour show tomorrow night at Thunderbird.
Tonight (Friday): Local rocker Dean Cercone, who isn't as young now as he was a few years ago but is still pretty young, celebrates a dual release: the reception for his solo art show and the release of his new LP, both occuring at Garfield Artworks; Gangwish and dev/null open. Gangwish, in case you didn't know, is Sam Pace of Centipede's project, and dev/null is seriously the craziest music I've ever seen live. Breakcore. Get into it. Elsewhere -- I'll be at Howlers for Action Camp's local show on their short tour with Elsinore; Donora and Weird Paul fill out a robust bill of locals. For the punks, the Rock Room in Polish Hill hosts Cast Out, Short Dark Strangers, Savage Pinkos and Free Clinic.
Tomorrow (Saturday), Young Widows headline at the 31st St. Pub; Armadillos release their new CD at Howlers with support from Now You See Them, Elliott Sussman and The Mon River Ramblers; and, if you're up north, the "From Brooklyn to Butler" show at the Butler Art Center features Christopher Paul Stelling, Alana Stewart, and local faves of mine Satin Gum.
And Monday, since it's technically part of the weekend this time around, there's only one game in town, but it's worth checking out: stoner legends Fu Manchu pull into Altar Bar with tourmates Black Tusk and It's Casual
Happy weekend! Enjoy the fruits and nuts of your labors!