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#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Feb 25

Dillon Francis returned to Pittsburgh and Lady Gaga won an Oscar.

click to enlarge Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland - PHOTO: MACKENZIE REYNOLDS
Photo: MacKenzie Reynolds
Dillon Francis and Alison Wonderland


Every Monday, CP staff writer Jordan Snowden wraps up the weekend in local and national music news with #MusicMonday. Here's what went down in the past few days.

Local

This is the last week to vote for WYEP’s Big Spring Countdown. In March, the local adult alternative station will air a countdown curated by listeners. Every qualified voter will have a chance to win an autographed vinyl prize pack.
On the final stop of their Lost My Mind tour, Alison Wonderland and Dillon Francis co-headlined a sold-out show at Stage AE on Saturday. The last time Francis was in Pittsburgh, a severe thunderstorm resulted in a delayed and shortened set at Thrival Music and Arts Festival.

A multi-talented performer, Wonderland wowed the crowd when she pulled out a cello to play during her set and then sang the tour's closing song, "Lost My Mind."

Wonderland was the standout performer of the show. Full of emotion, as she is known to bring, Wonderland commanded the stage, utilizing the space and displaying a dazzling light show that captivated every sense. 
And of course, there was a dedication to the late Mac Miller. Wonderland played "K.I.D.S" during her set as well as "Kool Aid &Frozen Pizza." After which, she tweeted the song title, which sparked a thread of Miller memes and lyrics.

Get Hip Records, the vinyl store/record label/music venue is adding a new album to its collection. Out of Touch by Nox Boys debuts March 1.

To help support local arts and jazz, Kingfly Spirits hosts hosts Live! at Kingfly every Thursday from 7-10 p.m. Last week, Jeff Berman's Blink took the stage. This week, it's the Thomas Wendt Trio.

Need a live music fix? Indie rock band, Standard Broadcast and Gregg Allyn of BananaFish are holding a free show tonight at Cousin Lounge in Millvale.

National

Last night the 91st Annual Academy Awards took place. Opening the show was Queen with Adam Lambert filling Freddie Mercury's role as lead singer.

It was a big night for Queen. Bohemian Rhapsody, the biopic about the band and Freddie Mercury, won four out of the five Oscars for which the movie was nominated.

Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper performed a tear-jerking rendition of "Shallow" from A Star is Born, after which Lady Gaga won an Oscar for best original song.

That's all for this week. Check back next Monday for another #MusicMonday wrap-up. 

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