Local shows by Bubba Sparxxx and Chicago Afrobeat Project, plus hometown shows for Joe Grushecky and White Wives
The local musician and Internet celeb heads for Los Angeles
By now, you've probably heard something of the Ali Spagnola saga: Well-intentioned Carnegie Mellon art student makes and markets a "power hour" drinking-game album of 60 original one-minute songs. She receives a cease-and-desist letter for using the trademarked term "power hour," spends three years (and $30,000 of her own money) fighting and eventually winning a legal battle to free the term for herself and future generations of party-minded college students, and becomes Internet-famous in the process.
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"What's missing in punk music these days is verse, chorus — actual songwriting."
The Sicks is a band made up of a bunch of guys who have been in bands in Pittsburgh for decades — just never all together. "I always joke, the Pittsburgh thing is, we all just reconfigure into different bands," guitarist Sam Matthews says.
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Recent music from Coastal Remedy and Come Holy Spirit
To the World
(Seven Fields Entertainment)
This full-length is a follow-up to the Indiana, Pa.-based band's self-titled debut, which came out two years ago.
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