Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls of All Ages, the Valley of Steel blog is pleased to present your OFFICIAL GUIDE to what’s happening in the city of Pittsburgh tonight!
Yeah, yeah, it’s Wednesday. Well, that’s just one of the reasons the Burgh is perpetually named among America’s most livable cities: there is such a vibrant night-life that there is something going on all the time!
Okay I might be exaggerating just a little bit, but there honestly are a few interesting shows happening tonight that you may like to check out. I’ve got all the relevant information for you right here.
Drusky Entertainment Presents:
Brothers of Brazil
with Ernie & the Berts, I am a Sea Creature
at The Smiling Moose
1306 East Carson Street, Pittsburgh (South Side)
Wednesday 10 October 2012 | 6:00 doors / 6:30 show | $10 | 21+ only
Information provided by Drusky Entertainment:
It’s probably safe to say that you’ve never heard anything like Brothers of Brazil before. For the past three years the brotherly duo of Supla and Joäo have been making some of the most original songs around by combining elements of traditional Brazilian music such as Bossa nova and samba with rock and funk to create a unique sound that’s won over countless fans in the band’s home base of South America — and now they’re finally ready to expand worldwide with the release of their self-titled album.
From the instantly catchy samba sound of “Samba Around The Clock” to the rockabilly vibe of “Paparazzi” Brothers of Brazil is an album that takes the band’s diverse group of influences and juxtaposes them into a very listenable brand of music that has as much emphasis on storytelling as it does songwriting. “We’re both into rock and Brazilian music so Brothers of Brazil is very about that mix,” explains Joäo. The act has never relied on gimmicks: “The most important thing to us is to have a good song because if a song sucks it doesn’t matter how many styles you’re mixing together,” Supla clarifies.
“I think we bring something different by having two brothers singing with great harmonies, crazy rockin jazz drumming, nylon string acoustic guitar playing with the bass notes played on his thumb and no bass guitar” Supla explains when asked what he thinks makes BOB stand out from other two-piece acts.
Supla continues, clarifying that while the band tackle every style from funk to rockabilly, Joäo’s traditional picking style and Supla’s distinctive drumming always ties these songs together. Ultimately no matter what language you speak or what type of genres you personally prefer, Brothers of Brazil is a unique listening experience that will remind you that great songwriting is truly universal.
For their Pittsburgh appearance this evening, the band will be accompanied by local favorites Ernie & the Berts (which may be one of your last chances to see these guys for a little while, as they recently stated their intention to focus more time on recording their debut album over the next few months) as well as I am a Sea Creature.
Tickets are available for purchase here, or at the door (same price either way). You can check out further details about the show on the Drusky Concert Calendar, and the Facebook event pages here and here.
Small Stone Recording Artist Backwoods Payback
with Wrought Iron and Perish
at the 31st Street Pub
3101 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh (Strip District @ 31st St Bridge)
Wednesday 10 October 2012 | 21+ only
Stoner/doom metal ensemble Backwoods Payback are setting out from their cross-state hometown (West Chester) for a few shows — and first on their itinerary is visiting Pittsburgh tonight. Blackened grinders Wrought Iron will be providing local support, as will stoner/grunge rockers Perish.
No starting time or price was provided for this show at the Facebook event page (here), but I’d assume it might start about 10pm or so (doors at 9), and should be fairly cheap (something like five or seven bucks). But don’t quote me on that — if you wanted to be 100% sure, maybe try calling the Pub (412-391-8334).