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Monday, June 21, 2010

Tonight tonight tonight

Posted By on Mon, Jun 21, 2010 at 4:09 PM

A couple of programming notes for you:

- Tonight at Thunderbird Cafe, in a show that I'm pretty sure is presented at least in party by frequent CP contributor and swell guy Manny Theiner, Burkina Electric plays. A couple years ago when Burkina associate Lukas Ligeti came through town, I wrote a little about him; perhaps you'd like to read it!

- And in a show that I missed out on knowing about until after last week's deadline had passed, The Goodnight Loving, whom I consistently miss depite liking them, play Gooski's tonight with local ladies Spinster and an Iowa dude called Alex Body. It's $5, and Gooski's, by the by, is at 3117 Brereton in Polish Hill.

That is all for today friend!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Quickly! Weekend!

Posted By on Fri, Jun 18, 2010 at 11:46 PM

Hey blog people!

I'm a little busy and a little behind, so we're gonna make this quick. Here's what you'll do this weekend:

Tonight (Friday) there's a benefit show for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at The Shop in Bloomfield. It's got Donora, and Landline, and Pet Clinic, and DJ Gordy G, and it's $15 and it goes to a good cause AND ... ready? IF YOU'RE OVER 21 YOU GET FREE BEER. I thought that would make the decision for you.

Elsewhere tonight: at Club Cafe, the transman/woman acoustic duo Coyote Grace plays the early show (I Short Listed them last time they came through); Mates of State play at Mr. Smalls, and locals Bear Cub release an album at Thunderbird.

Tomorrow night, my favorite dude, Daniel Higgs, plays a corn roast at or near Morning Glory Coffeehouse in Morningside, accompanied by a slew of other acts including the new solo act of another ex-Lungfish player, Asa Osborn. Diesel plays host to Blitzen Trapper (the most hyped band of the past few weeks)

And last but not leasty, Sunday night at Gooski's is Lungs, playing with a couple of locals, Twin Towers and Bigg Slurpp.


Monday, June 14, 2010

Quick hit: New Big Hurry vid!

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 11:34 PM


I know, two in one day, right? What's up with us?

Just dropping back in to tip you off to this brandy-new video from Big Hurry. Gorgeous set, beautiful camera work, sweet song! What the hell else do you want from these people?!?!

"Silver Screens" is available for the viewing here on the Youtube. Enjoy!

MP3 Monday: Seán O’Donnell

Posted By on Mon, Jun 14, 2010 at 3:17 PM


I know, I know. It's been a while since the last MP3 Monday. "Where are the MP3's?" you ask. "What's taking you so long?"

Well: truth be told, it stems from the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster. There's been a severe shortage of MP3's lately because the technicians who convert .wav files to MP3 are largely the same folks who know a lot about fixing underwater oil leaks. So they've been brought in by BP to work on a fix, and the MP3 line has gotten really long.

That having been said, I've got a new one for you today. It's from Seán O'Donnell, a local musician and lit-type about town who's also a bagpiper. His album of alt-folk-psyche lo-fi rock comes out this Thursday with a show at Club Café; you can stream it ahead of time at his label site, monkeycorner.net.

Here's the track: The Standard Issues

Thanks for playing!

Friday, June 11, 2010

What's up weekend

Posted By on Fri, Jun 11, 2010 at 3:31 PM

Hey bloggies. Time to talk about what's going on this weekend. This one's loaded, so pay attention.

Tonight (Friday), the Three Rivers Arts Festival brings us a doozie with Justin Townes Earle opening for Kris Kristofferson. Then if you choose to move on to the bars, there's local faves Mariage Blanc and Delicious Pastries (in a stripped-down two-man incarnation) playing with The Carribean at Brillobox, or the CD release show for Small Cities at Thunderbird Cafe (City Dwelling Nature Seekers open), OR The Sexy Accident, Thee Shopkeepers, Karl Hendricks Trio, and The Kyle Sowashes at the 31st Street Pub. OR, or, or, you could go see Riparian, E.L. Rad, and Gangwish at Gooski's. I seriously wouldn't make fun of you if you went to ANY of these shows. They all meet my approval.

Then there's tomorrow. That's Saturday. There's seriously more. Early evening has several local bands (Assembly, Boca Chica, The Harlan Twins, Lohio) at the Arts Festival. There's also the summer party at AIR, Spits, NoBunny and Centipede Eest at the 31st St. Pub for the garage set, and the Rock the Streets benefit show, featuring Big Hurry, School of Athens and more, at Shadow Lounge.

Also, for those of you into Woodstock, the folks from KardaZ are doing a Woodstock tribute show on Saturday night at PD's Pub in Squirrel Hill, leading up to the big Woodstock-themed show (with real live people who played at Woodstock) at the Trib Total Battleship Growing Circulation Amphitheatre at Station Square on Sunday evening.

Is that enough for you? IS THAT ENOUGH FOR YOU?

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Presents for you: Sin Ropas MP3!

Posted By on Wed, Jun 2, 2010 at 6:58 PM

Hey readerfriend!

Sorry about the lack of MP3 Monday this week. It was MP3 Memorial Day, and I was MP3 barbequeing. But, as proof that I still love you and want you to be happy, I have a special gift for you.

In this week's issue, you'll find a Short List entry I wrote about the husband-and-wife duo that make up the band Sin Ropas. Ex-Red Red Meat, new album, etc. etc. Well, I have for you today an MP3 of the lead track from their new album, Holy Broken. Their people were nice enough to pass it off to me, and I am your people, so I'm passing it on to you. Enjoy it, and if you really enjoy it, go to ModernFormations Gallery on Sunday to check them out! And if you really really enjoy it, just remember who brought it to you, baby.

Sin Ropas: The Fever You Fake


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