Friday, May 08, 2009

May 8, 2009 – Guitar Class, Bagpipes, and Free and Legal Downloads

My profile of Seneca’s Brother Bean  is on VisitPA’s blog, The Savvy Grouse.  Improv group the Cellar Dwellers are at Brother Bean this weekend from 7-9 pm.  All ages, no cover.

Warner brothers rapper and Pittsburgh native Wiz Khalifia is streaming his new album on his MySpace page.

Meadville band Weekends wants to load you up with swag if you pre-order their new album:

Pre-Order it now for only $10 and you get:
1. The Weekends and Fleets Split Record (CD) in the mail when it's released.
2. The Weekends and Fleets Split Record DIGITAL COPY to your e-mail address.
3. A Digital Copy of the Lyrics for the record in .rtf format.
4. A Digital Copy of all of the Album Artwork in .jpg format.
5. 1 FREE 1" Weekends Button with EVERY ORDER!
Order the CD from the WEEKENDS website

The Post Gazette takes a look at the Guitar Building class (Luthier Class?) at Butler County Community College.

Slippery Rock University is using a $5,748 Green Fund grant to create recycled bicycle rack sculptures. The sculptures are to be completed in time for the fall 2010 semester.  Why does that sound familiar?  Oh yeah.

Cracker is playing an in-studio set at WYEP in Pittsburgh on May 27th.

Carnegie Mellon is home to nation's only graduating bagpipe major


Upcoming Shows of Local Interest:


Girlfight, The Grandeur, and Death to Eternity play Butler’s Art Center (344 Main St, Butler PA) tonight.  Doors open at 5:30.  All ages.   $8 at the door.


Gypsy Dave is hosting a CD release party at Pittsburgh’s Club Cafe tomorrow at 7pm.


What am I missing? What’s on your must-see/do list for this weekend?

Don’t forget that upcoming events are always available for your perusal on the Venangago-go events calendar which you can synch to your computer, phone, or print out for your own amusement.  Submit your events for the calendar by emailing them to me

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Free and Legal Downloads:

  Crust Never Sleeps Vol. 1

 Tilly & the Wall live in Austin on June 29, 2006 (explicit language)

 Blitzen Trapper Live at The Fox on April 21, 2009

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