Saturday, April 29, 2017

Art All Night 2017 Band Schedule

Art All Night Celebrates it's 20th year this weekend and as festivities kick off today and goes straight through until tomorrow, I want to present to you the band schedule:

4pm Witch Baby
4:30pm Emily Jo
5pm Glass City
5:30pm casquet
6pm The Filipino American Association of Pittsburgh Dance Troupe
6:30pm Electric Army
7pm Fortune Teller
7:30pm Moonspeaker
8pm The Petty Brothers
8:30pm Define Irony
9pm The Uptown Woods
9:30pm Punch Drunk Tagalongs
10pm Standard Machinists Supply Co.
10:30pm Sikes and The New Violence
11pm Unfinished Symphonies
11:30pm Colonel Eagleburger's Highstepping Goodtime Band
12am Timbeleza
1am Bad Weather Jones
1:30am Phased Out
2am Thoughts in Motion
2:30am Reggie Watkins and Friends
3am Decaffeinated Grapefruit
3:30am Different Places in Space
4am Ryan Marino

Catch all the free, family-friendly fun at the Wilson McGinley building at 85 36thStreet in Lawrenceville.

Monday, April 3, 2017

First/Last - Llore

"Maker of dreamy folk songs."

Llore is the moniker of  Pittsburgh folk singer-songwriter Amanda Collins who is set to release her debut EP entitled Fictional Creature this Thursday (4/6) with a release show at The Glitter Box Theater in Oakland with guests The Herbal Remedies. I want to thank Amanda for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

The first album you ever bought?
I can’t remember… probably something by Mariah Carey.

Your last album bought?
Lemonade by Beyonce, which was actually given to me as a gift, but then all my cd players broke. The last album I downloaded via a streaming service was Advisory Committee by Mirah.

Favorite album of all time?
I am incapable of choosing one and it is never the same one.

Least favorite/most disappointing album?
I think the only times I felt disappointed by an album were times when I wasn’t ready to allow an artist to continue to grow and wanted them to keep making similar music which is more about me than about those artists.

First concert attended?
NSYNC at the Civic Arena.

Last concert?
Mirah at Brillobox.

Favorite concert ever?
Jenny Lewis in 20?? or Beyonce this past summer. I cried at both.

Least favorite concert?
Probably Brittany Spears which I skipped my first middle school dance for. I don’t remember why this happened, but I had serious FOMO.

Favorite thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
My favorite things about Pittsburgh are the relationships I have with other strong, creative and inspiring women and the relief and joy in experiencing spring after the long and grey winters.

Thanks, Amanda. That Jenny Lewis show fantastic. I met her afterwards and she couldn't have been more nice.