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Thursday, November 6, 2008

November Pittsburgh concerts


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MUST-SEE SHOW:
11/22 Girl Talk @ Gravity

It's a good month for shows in the Burgh, capped off by Wilkinsburg mashup hero Girl Talk's show at Gravity (No, I've never been there, either.) Gregg Gillis has been bringing joy and mayhem to crazy kids all over the world, including recent gigs at Lollapalooza and Roskilde. The last time he played in town, he worked some local flavor (a bit of Wiz Khalifa's "Pittsburgh Sound") into his mashups, so we can probably expect that again. And if you still haven't picked up his latest, Feed the Animals, get your ass over to his website and download it, fool.

ALSO WORTH ATTENDING:
11/12 The Hold Steady & Drive-By Truckers @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
The Hold Steady's performance at Lollapalooza was one of the best shows we witnessed in 2007, thanks to the band's incredible dose of energy and enthusiasm, not to mention flat-out great songs. Let's see if they can match it in a small theater setting. I know next to nothing about the Drive-By Truckers' music, but I'm looking forward to the introduction.

11/29 Amanda Palmer @ Mr. Small's
The face of the Dresden Dolls goes out on her own, playing new material from her stellar solo record Who Killed Amanda Palmer?, one of the best releases of 2008 so far. Among the songs you're likely to hear: "Oasis," in which Palmer amusingly sings about getting an abortion, over surfpop harmonies; "Runs in the Family," an intense pop cabaret number; and "I Google You," a funny Neil Gaiman song that has become a Palmer concert favorite.

Others to keep in mind:
11/1 Bob Weir & Ratdog @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
11/1 Amy Ray @ Mr. Small's
11/2 Gov't Mule @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
11/5 Ted Leo & the Pharmacists @ Diesel CANCELLED
11/7 David Byrne @ Carnegie Music Hall of Homestead
11/8 The Academy Is... & We the Kings @ Mr. Small's
11/9 InnerPartySystem & 3OH!3 @ Diesel
11/10 Mest @ Club Zoo
11/11 Bob Schneider @ Diesel
11/14 Oxford Collapse @ Brillobox
11/15 Cruxshadows @ Pegasus
11/19 Rasputina @ Diesel
11/21 Cobra Starship & Forever the Sickest Kids @ Gravity
11/21 Matt & Kim @ WPU Assembly Room/Univ. of Pitt
11/21 The Eagles @ Mellon Arena
11/22 Hawthorne Heights @ Rex Theatre
11/24 Ingrid Michaelson @ Club Cafe
11/25 Plain White Ts @ Diesel
11/26 Electric Six & Local H @ Mr. Small's
11/29 Sebastian Grainger @ Garfield Artworks

5 comments:

HughshowsRedux said...

Jolie Holland @ Thunderbird Cafe

puff said...

Cloud Cult 11/15 Mr. Smalls

Heather Frazier said...

HOLY MOLY!!!!!!!!!! How have I NOT been here before?!?! *sigh of relief* I am so glad to have found you guys and this blog with your mucho similar music tastes AND location in Pittsburgh to boot! I'm definitely going to check out some links you've got over time. Are you going to the 3Oh!3 show Sunday? And I am super extremely pumped for Girl Talk the 22nd. 'Feed the Animals' is his best work yet! :)

Scott said...

Cool, thanks for stopping by! I'm probably not going to make it to 3oh!3 but that may change. Girl Talk will be a great time!

Deena said...

I've never even heard of Gravity until now...man it's kind of out in the boonies! From what I read it's an all ages venue...could it be a dry venue also? That would suck for a GT show! Also, I am the worst fan of innerpartysystem ever becaue I completely missed the show on the 9th...maybe if I actually started coming back to the blog (and maybe writing something?) I would have remembered!