Thursday, January 17, 2008

Never let it be said that this area's music is homogeneous.
Saturday, electronica act Policy Overkill plays Seneca's Brother Bean 7-9 pm. No cover.
In preparation, download Policy Overkill's
Stranger Things and Song 17
and dance your cute little tuchus off. A word of warning though - it made my cat freak out. The music, not my dancing. Which was passionate, but non-threatening.

Brobean has also announced some new acts for the upcoming schedule:

1-26-08 TITLE ME WRONG and MATT GERG(indie)
2-2-08 OLD HATS
2-9-08 BELSAPADORE (pop, experimental)

This weekend is the Meadville Bluegrass Festival.

Live Music Blog offers a guide to finding gig posters online.

The Derrick profiles John McConnell as he prepares for retirement.

Gypsy Dave gets some love from the Erie Times News.
Gypsy Dave and the Stumpjumpers along with the Rockwells, and Shotgun Jubilee will perform Friday at 10 p.m. at Docksider, 1015 State St, Erie PA. $3 cover.

St. Mary's punks Incommunicado have made friends with Anti-Flag.

Pittsburgh has landed The Road, a big-screen adaptation of the Cormac McCarthy best-seller of the same name that will star Viggo Mortensen, Charlize Theron, Guy Pearce and a young Australian actor named Kodi Smit-McPhee.

Which is heartening until you realize that the book is about the breakdown of society following an apocalypse. Oy.

Squonk Opera launches the city's 250th birthday celebration with a return engagement of "Pittsburgh: The Opera" at 8 p.m. today through Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday at the Kelly-Strayhorn Theater.

After Friday night's performance, Buzz Miller will lead a Q&A about the role of video in live performance, and you can also chat with the other Squonkers. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 at the door; $8 students, seniors; 412-394-3353 or

The PovertyNeck Hillbillies has called it quits. Let us doff our non-ironic trucker hats in a moment of silence.

The new NEA fellowship guidelines are up.

Will Smith? Charleton Heston? Please. Give me Vincent Price any day in The Last Day on Earth . Based on the chilling Richard Matheson science fiction Classic "I am Legend" and later remade as "The Omega Man", this classic features Vincent Price as scientist Robert Morgan in a post apocalyptic nightmare world. Hey it's an Apocalypse theme today. Cute!

Free and legal download which I will be listening to tomorrow as I hook up the new washing machine.

Against Me! Live at The Crystal Ballroom on 2003-11-13

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