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Choose Your Own Adventure: Two shows, one day

click to enlarge The Living Street - PHOTO: EVA ROBERTS
Photo: Eva Roberts
The Living Street
It's Friday! And the start of Labor Day weekend, which means there are a lot of events happening in and around the city for you to choose from. Music is always a great option, so here are two of CP's favorite shows taking place tonight in the 'Burgh. Choose your own adventure!

click to enlarge BBGuns - PHOTO: CORY PITKAVISH
Photo: Cory Pitkavish

City Paper Live | Summer Concert Series

All summer, Allegheny Country Parks hosted food trucks, craft beer, and an abundance of local and national talent at Hartwood Acres Park and South Park Amphitheater for its summer concert series. The series closes out the summer with City Paper Live, a local music showcase featuring up-and-coming artists curated by, you guessed it, Pittsburgh City Paper. Going with a hip-hop theme, Abstract Theory, Back Alley Sound, and BBGuns will all be taking the stage for the final event. This show may also be one the last time BBGuns fans get to see the duo perform, as last week the group announced an indefinite hiatus.

The Living Street Album Release Show

In June, Pittsburgh City Paper released its annual Music Issue in which we asked a few established musicians and bands to recommend a local act the city should take note of. Greg Joseph, bassist in The Clarks, selected The Living Street. “[They] are the hardest working musicians in Pittsburgh,” explained Joseph. “These guys are doing the hard work to market, promote, and tour. They have a great new album coming out; it’s produced by one of Pittsburgh’s best producers, Jake Hanner. Why haven’t you seen them locally? They are always on the road looking at the big picture.” It’s true, The Living Street has now played in 94 cities in the U.S. and Canada since hitting the road in 2017, but Pittsburgh is the band's home, and on Friday the duo releases its sophomore album, It Won’t Last, with a release show at Club Cafe.

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