Hey, look — it’s Thursday already, so there’s just one more day until the weekend! This week hasn’t been so bad, unless you take into account the HORRIBLE FUCKING OPPRESSIVE HEAT we’ve been having.
Anyway, I hear the weather’s supposed to chill out just a little over the next couple days, at least to be a bit more bearable and closer to normal for this time of year. Of course, anyone who’s spent any amount of time in or around Pittsburgh would know that there’s really no such thing as “normal” here!
In any case, all the Pittsburgh-area readers will certainly be glad, not having to contend with such hellish levels of heat and humidity this weekend, especially once you get packed into a bar or club with a few hundred other sweaty drunk people!
And I’m sure you’re going to want to do that; the only problem will be deciding which show you want to go to, because there are a LOT taking place over the next couple days! I’ve got a bunch listed here for you (but as always, I’m only human, and I’m sure I’ve missed sharing something — if you know about anything else that’s happening, either this week or anytime in the future, don’t forget to let me know!)
403 Perry Hwy. Pittsburgh (North Hills)
Friday 22 June 2012 | 21+ only | 10:00pm (doors 9pm) | $5
Iron City Hardcore act Don’t Wake the Dead and Muppet Punks Ernie and the Berts are hosting our neighbors, Nervous Aggression from just over the Ohio border. Read more about Ernie and the Berts all over the place on this blog. Nervous Aggression have a Reverbnation page here; Don’t Wake the Dead also have one, here. More details at the Facebook Event.
The Proselyte and Flying Snakes
with Admiral of Narrow Seas and Low Man
4509 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh (Bloomfield)
Friday 22 June 2012 | 9:00pm | $5
This summer Boston’s progressive stoner masters The Proselyte and Florida’s crust metal overlords Flying Snakes have kicked off a month-long tour that’ll take them all over the USA together. They’ll be blowing eardrums and pounding pavement in support of Flying Snakes’ new split 7″ on Intense Human Victories and The Proselyte’s recent TDB Records full-length Sunshine. To give fans a taste of what they’re in for, both bands have released their newest songs for streaming on their respective Bandcamp pages: theproselyte.bandcamp.com and flyingsnakes.bandcamp.com.
On the Pittsburgh date of the tour, these bands will be joined by local prog-rockers Admiral of Narrow Seas (hear them at Reverbnation) and stoner/sludge/punks Low Man (download their two track single from Bandcamp). More details at the Facebook Event.
Ernie and the Berts are at it again!
This time, with a slew of solo artists: Johnnie Lee Jordan, Alex Payne, and Joey Molinaro
818 Raccoon St (Lower Level), Aliquippa
Saturday 23 June 2012 | 21+ only | 9:00pm | $5
More details at the Facebook Event.
80s Hair-Metal Icons Cinderella
with special guests Icarus Witch and Sick Sense
510 East 10th Avenue, Munhall
Saturday 23 June 2012 | all ages | 8:00pm
Icarus Witch (whom we just mentioned yesterday, and who have a brand-new album on the way next month) is opening for Cinderella! Come catch this amazing concert in the 114-year-old theater setting. Buy your tickets directly from Icarus Witch at just $32 flat (including postage) which is $9.50 cheaper than through the venue. Tix can be purchased by sending money to PayPal account: firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the band to arrange for cash/check/mail transaction.
More details at the Facebook Event.
3523 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Lawrenceville)
Saturday 23 June 2012 | 21+ only | 9:00pm
We’ve talked about Vulture plenty of times before, so you should know what to expect by now. But just in case, you can hear them at Bandcamp. They’re being joined by psychedelic instrumentalists Before the Eyewall from Columbus Ohio (listen at Bandcamp), and psych-doomsters When the Deadbolt Breaks from Connecticut (Reverbnation). More details at the Facebook Event.
I always say this, but I really mean it this time: now DON’T let me hear you saying there’s nothing to do!