Fresh off of their release of their debut self-titled LP and a tour with The Appleseed Cast, Kansas natives Müscle Wörship are embarking on a tour of the east coast and they’re stopping in Pittsburgh!
Influenced by childhood bands they loved growing up, the post-punk band Müscle Wörship aims to emulate their sound: “We wanted to [create] melodic, angular, and challenging music that we grew up around in the Midwest of the late 90’s and early 2000’s and weren’t finding anymore in our local scene,” says singer/guitarist Sean Bergman, “We like to make music that [makes] you want to repeat listens until the weird stuff sinks in. This is what we loved about certain records we discovered growing up.” Continue reading
The babes of eatPGH, who already have one book under their belt, are gearing up to launch their second. Entitled Pittsburgh Chef’s Table: Extraordinary Recipes from the Steel City, the book includes over 90 recipes from local chefs and over 100 photographs. To celebrate the culmination of this release, the girls are hosting a launch party this Saturday at Marty’s Market in The Strip. If you haven’t been to Marty’s before, consider this your chance to get acquainted with the new-ish space, as well as the lovely women of eatPGH.
What do you get when you cross a great locally-brewed craft beer with six talented Pittsburgh artists? Illustration Ale! Each year the ToonSeum hosts a special fundraiser that’s right up our alley. Illustration Ale is brewed by East End Brewing Company, and the labels are designed by six local artists. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of each 750ml (wine-sized) bottle will directly benefit the ToonSeum. Now that’s the kind of fundraising we can really get behind!
Despite your inner procrastinator’s best wishes, December is already here. While that means final exams for students and finishing out a year’s worth of back-logged work for everyone else, it also marks the start of the holiday season, which brings cheer, good food, and time with family. Our fair city, noted every year for its “livability,” has an abundance of activities this month to make the 2013 holiday season a special one.
This Friday, December 6th at 8PM, classical and hip-hop will collide at The Alloy Studios for a special presentation called Bach Boom Box. It is a 60-minute performance presented by Kelly Strayhorn Theater and the artist collective, Groove Aesthetic, which mixes genres using instrumentals, vocals, dance visual art and fashion. Admission is $10.
The bad boys of chk chk chk, or !!!, whichever makes you sleep better at night, are returning to Pittsburgh in support of last April’s release, Thr!!!er and their latest, November’s remix EP, R!M!X!S. While their seemingly cliche naming conventions might be a turn off for some, we can assure you, these fellas know how to throw down and are anything but ordinary.