Wednesday, March 21, 2007

It's Thursday already? How did that happen?

Tonight from 6-8 pm at Clarion's Michelle's Cafe poet John Repp (author of Thirst Like This, Things Work Out, The Old West, The Fertile Crescent, and Gratitude) and musician Diana Chittester will perform.

The Dixie Doodlers play tomorrow night at 7:30 p.m. at Drake Well Museum. The band started in Meadville and its members hail from Oil City, Erie, Corry, and Bradford. Admission is free; call (814) 827-2797 for more information.

“2 x 5 – Music of Kander & Ebb” — debuts tomorrow night at 8 p.m. at Franklin's Barrow-Civic Theatre. It's a music revue that includes music from Chicago and Cabaret among others. Adults, $17; seniors and children ages 13-21, $16; children 12 and under, $12; call the box office at 437-3440 or 1-800-537-7769 for ticket reservations.

The Erie Brewing Company just released its 19 proof Golden Fleece Maibock

Hinder (not with a long "i" as you might think) will be the headlining act for Clarion University’s Campusfest next monthSaturday, April 28, at Tippin Gymnasium. Two opening bands will be announced at a later date. Wouldn't it be nice, if at least one of the opening spots was reserved for a local band?

Works are currently being accepted for the Erie Art Museum's 84th Annual Spring Show, a regional juried exhibit, running April 21 through June 24, 2007 in the Erie Art Museum's Main Gallery. All artists residing within 250 miles of Erie are invited to enter works not previously exhibited in the Erie area. A total of $10,000 in awards is offered, including $2,000 in juror's cash awards, the $500 Northwestern Pennsylvania Arts Association Award and at least $7,500 in guaranteed purchases. The cash awards will be divided among the juror's selections of the best work in the show. Purchase selections will be made by the firms and individuals offering purchase awards. Each entrant may submit three works. The entry fee is $5 per entry for members of the Erie Art Museum and $10 for non-members. Work is currently being accepted at the Erie Art Museum Annex, 20 East 5th Street on: Saturday, March 24, Sunday, March 25, Saturday, March 31, and Sunday, April 1.

It's ironic (at least to me) that while I run a hyper-local blog, I get lots of music from national labels and acts to review, but never from local people. That kind of makes me feel inside. Regardless, while the South by Southwest festival ended last week, the region was represented by a ton of bands from Pittsburgh including Black Moth Super Rainbow:

Start A People

Download "Early 70's Gymnastics" (mp3)
from "Start A People"
by Black Moth Super Rainbow
Graveface Records

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and Power Pill Fist
Extra Life

Download "Spectacular Hip Shots" (mp3)
from "Extra Life"
by Power Pill Fist
Graveface Records

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1 comment:

Justin said...

Upon listening to your musical picks, I recalled an interesting phenomenon that I recently read about. A consortium of sorts, called 8-bit Operators, have released a record of various cover songs (mostly Kraftwerk) performed entirely on vintage 8-bit handheld video game systems. No, really. It's actually pretty listenable, if not ubiquitous. Enjoy.