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Why do I even bother?

20 Sep

a. missed wavves and ganglians (lawrence)
b. missed box elders (lawrence)
c. missed smith westerns & girls (kc)
d. skipped on autolux (lawrence)

I’d rather be at shows than at parties because at least when I show up I know what to do–listen, enjoy myself, and maybe take pictures and reflect on it (or get shitfaced drunk and go home with someone and not remember at all?). But I just can’t swing it anymore, I feel pissed about it too, and I keep this blog as a means of feeling less guilty about not having what I want.

The next show I am really looking forward to is Birthday Suits at the Jackpot. I missed them twice I think in pittsburgh and I’ve gotten a great impression of them from friends who know their shit, and enjoyed their half of the split with Marked Men. If anything gets in the way of me and the Birthday Suits show it will be THE LAST STRAW, for fuck’s sake. I’m fucking pissed that anyone who would be into these lawrence shows already LIVE IN LAWRENCE. Why can’t I make some friends who would be psyched to go to the following shows that I missed? UGH. I always knew I had something special in relation to the music scene in Pittsburgh, but didn’t realize how sweet it was until I came to KC.

I guess the only reason why I am so bummed out is because music & going to shows gave me a lot of confidence about the person I am today so losing touch with it sucks. Anyways, here are a couple songs, one is Birthday Suits from the Seven Inches For Your Ex split 7″ w/ Marked Men. The other is Ganglians cause I get a lot of compliments on my hair, it never gets old, I appreciate it. I’M DEDICATING THIS SONG TO ALL YOU COMPLIMENTERS. THX.

Birthday Suits – It’s About Time

Ganglians – Hair

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never stop listening

15 Jun

OLIVIER LABAN-MATTEI/AFP/Getty Images

Radiohead – Go Slowly

I didn’t know it
But now I can see
That there’s a way out

Harlem Shakes get robbed

10 Jun

from their blogspace:

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

ROBBED!
Current mood: annoyed
Well… our van was broken into in Richmond, VA. It sucks. The crackhead stole some of Jose’s clothes and his passport, a microkorg keyboard, our sampler, and Todd’s extra strings (!?). We’re getting everything sorted now — new passport expedited, new sampler sent out to Chicago where we’ll be for friday (RIBFEST) — but godDAMN it never feels good to be robbed. Violating, angry-making and all that. Anyway, things seem to be righting themselves (knock on wood), but if you see us in the coming final week of our tour, come give us a hug. We could use it, bigtime.

Love,
HS

Pittsburgh is blowing up tonight

17 Apr

1. New Pornographers and Ted Leo are playing Carnival at CMU. 8 PM, CFA lawn, FREE

2. Night 1 of Totally Wired Fest at Belvedere’s!! 8 PM. $15. 21+

I will be covering all of Totally Wired Fest photo wise. also will try and do a write up for each show. Check back soon.

F.M. Knives

4 Mar

you hate, but you love

30 Aug

I know, I know, those times when I see awesome shows and don’t share the meatiness with you are quite frustrating. But I assure you, as much as you think that you don’t like Xiu Xiu, or maybe you’re on the fence about Centipede Eest, they are very competent musicians–competent enough to make me grin and frown all in the same night. Yes! that much breadth. The Centipede show on the 23rd was definitely fun. Xiu Xiu tonight delivered beyond belief.

it’s good to be back in pittsburgh again. Yeah so I didn’t post the pictures I took of shows in kansas city…well that’s on my flickr. Consider this post as a place mark. Check back in a few days for my newfound love with Xiu Xiu.

one full week of irresistible gigs

7 Aug

Starting tomorrow, Pittsburghers can expect to be thrown out of orbit by the following concerts:

  • 8/8 – Tapes ‘n Tapes – Club Cafe
  • 8/8 & 8/9 – New American Music Union Festival – details here
  • 8/10 – Deerhunter – Garfield Artworks
  • 8/11 – We Are Scientists w/ Oxford Collapse – Diesel
  • 8/12 – Vivian Girls w/ Crystal Stilts & HARANGUE – Rickety House (on melwood, right off center ave)
  • 8/13 – Oneida w/ Italian Ice – 31st St. Pub
  • 8/13 – This Bike Is a Pipe Bomb – 3449 Melwood St.
  • 8/15 – Midnite Snake – Rickety House

In other news, the octopus project show on monday in KC was killer. the openers sucked though. might do a picture post later.