Hey! College student types!
City Paper is seeking a music intern for the fall 2012 semester! Experienced writers with an interest in all types of music are encouraged to apply for the position. The internship schedule is flexible, requiring about 15 hours of work a week on average. There is a small stipend involved.
City Paper covers Pittsburgh: local bands, artists and DJs; touring acts hitting town; the interesting and quirky characters who make the music scene. If you have an eye for what’s going on beneath the average person’s radar, and an interest in music new and old, you might be right for the job. A working knowledge of AP style is a major plus — a knowledge of music is great, but above all, this is a writing internship. People who should apply for this internship include but are not limited to: A&E writers, college-radio DJs who know their grammar, people who usually write about politics but also know who both Roky Erickson and Aesop Rock are; people whose favorite band is from Pittsburgh; people who have read City Paper before.
To apply, please e-mail your resume and three relevant writing samples to Andy Mulkerin. Any questions should be e-mailed as well. No phone calls, please! Seriously! We’re busy over here!
Deadline for applications is Fri., Aug. 31 at 4 p.m. The internship should start on our around Tues., Sept. 11.
Good luck! Below is a PDF with all the info, in case you want to save it, or print it and put it somewhere where good writers might see it.
Virginia-based post-hardcore band Worn In Red are in the midst of a tour in support of the band's new album Banshees, which will be released by legendary Florida punk label No Idea Records on August 7th. Paying tribute to such bands as Planes Mistaken For Stars and Small Brown Bike, Worn In Red plays a brand of melodic hardcore that is accessible to fans of any genre under the punk umbrella.
Also playing the show will be Heartwell, FOOD and New Strange. $5 will get you in the door at 7 p.m. Check out the Roboto site for more information.
An end of summer pool party has been announced, but it's not your typical high school function. Pittsburgh Track Authority, along with Fuze Beverage and Revive Marketing Group, have coined this Friday's event as Dive At The Docks. The party, which is a 21-and-older affair (sorry, young folks), will be held at the Fox Chapel Yacht Club at 1366 Old Freeport Road. The event will feature free cocktails, FUZE smoothies, food, live entertainment, swimming, giveaways and more. Pittsburgh Track Authority is scheduled to spin its signature blend of house, techno, and electro music.
The event goes from 4:30 to 7 p.m. and is free for the 21+ crowd. More information can be found on the Facebook event page.
Just wanted to point you in the direction of the brand new Black Moth Super Rainbow video:
The from-the-North-Hills band has been running a Kickstarter project for its new album; it's already backed, but if you want one of those creepy masks from the video, you have to pledge $75 there, so take that into consideration.
Pittsburgh gets a taste for chiptune this week with a performance from Anamanaguchi. After a busy few months of touring, including dates at Lollapalooza last week, the NYC quartet will close out their summer at Garfield Artworks this Wednesday.
For the uninitiated, Anamanaguchi falls under the 8-bit umbrella, crafting high-energy, lyricless pop through a bevy of guitars and video-game equipment from the 1980s. It's cartoonish, wicked fun punk-pop at its finest. But written descriptions don’t really do any of it justice, so here’s a video from their show at Blip Festival 2011 in Tokyo to get you going.
Since forming in 2004, Anamanaguchi has grown and gained some serious niche popularity (and some outer-niche love as well) thanks to their unmistakable energy and mindlessly fun live show. Career highlights include 2009’s phenomenal breakthrough Dawn Metropolis and 2010's soundtrack for the Scott Pilgrim video game (which seems fitting, no?). The party boat antics and busy visuals more than make up for the absent lyrics.
Anamanaguchi will be joined this Wednesday by Hot Sugar and Shisa. The show at Garfield Artworks starts at 8pm. Tickets are $10, all ages welcome.
Today's MP3 Monday comes from local two-piece prog-rock band Motometer. The band features bassist/guitarist Adam Fagelson and drummer Stephen Dusenberry, who have backed such artists as Peter Cetera, George Clinton, Steve Miller, George Benson, Maynard Ferguson, Foghat and Molly Hatchet. Motometer recently released its self-titled album, which features the song "Mexi-Pepsi", found below. Enjoy!
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Ex-Pittsburgher and one-time Shopping personnel Scott Carney now heads up Louisville, KY's Wax Fang. Yesterday, Karate Body announced the October release of Wax Fang's latest, Mirror, Mirror. The title track — sometimes baroque, sometimes rockin', definitely epic — is streaming now via SoundCloud; take a listen:
The names were trickling out over the past couple of weeks, but today the Andy Warhol Museum released its official fall Sound Series lineup. As has become the trend in the past year or two, some of the Sound Series shows are at the Warhol itself, and some are at the Carnegie Lecture Hall in Oakland.
Sept. 21: Sao Paulo Underground, at the Warhol
Oct. 2: Julia Holter with The Garment District, at the Warhol
Oct. 11: Zammuto with Lymbyc Systym, at the Warhol
Nov. 8: Dean and Britta perform 13 Most Beautiful ... at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland
Nov. 16: The Magnetic Fields at Carnegie Lecture Hall, Oakland
The Dean and Britta show is their 75th performance of the program based on Warhol's screen tests; the first was at the Byham in 2008.
The Magnetic Fields show marks the group's first Pittsburgh appearance in a decade.
More info at the Warhol's website.
Indie rock quartet Bear Hands will be touring in support of the digitally released Songs From Utopia Volume One, released on July 4th via Greedhead Records (owned by Das Racist member Heems). The tour will see the Brooklyn band playing Brillobox on Saturday August 4th.
Bear Hands was an idea hatched while members were at Wesleyan College, and once the band was formed the members relocated to Brooklyn. From there, they have crafted a sound that blends elements of folk, synth pop, psychedelic rock and surf. Songs From Utopia is the band's third EP release, following 2011's High Society EP and 2010's Burning Bush Supper Club full-length album. The band has been touring consistently since forming in 2006 alongside MGMT, Vampire Weekend, As Tall As Lions, and Les Savy Fav.
The show at Brillobox this Saturday starts at 10 p.m. and also features Fort Lean and Satin Gum. Admission is $8.
Self-proclaimed "honky tonk surf rock" two piece Boom Chick will be strolling through Pittsburgh on its current tour, stopping at Thunderbird Cafe this Saturday, August 4th. The two-piece Brooklyn-based band, formed in 2009, consists of vocalist/guitarist Frank Hoier and drummer Moselle Spiller. Blending different influences into what sounds like a hyped-out White Stripes, Boom Chick keeps the surf and Americana levels in its songs even. The band's debut EP, Show Pony, garnered critical acclaim upon release, finding songs from the album featured in skateboarding videos and on ESPN. The follow-up 7" single "Shake Can Well," released this past March, has received the same attention.
The show at Thunderbird Cafe this Saturday will also feature White Like Fire, Polar Scout and Dewey Marquee. Admission is $7 and starts at 9 p.m.