Real, Live Pittsburgh Bands
|May 26||The OPD||"The opd is crazy. You can tell by their clothes. One guy wears beads and they all smell bad. We were gonna get them for a dance after the basketball game but my best pal warned me you can never tell how many will show up. Sometime the guy in the Battlestar Galactica shirt doesn't show and sometimes he does show up only he brings a big bunch of crazy people and they dance all over the place. None of the kids at our school like the opd... especially since our professor told us what the words to their songs meant."|
|June 2||Revenge of the Nerds||REVENGE OF THE NERDS plays goofy/witty and/or thoughtful pop/rock songs written by indie legend WEIRD PAUL. Besides Paul, members from diverse backgrounds (MY BOYFRIEND THE PILOT, CURSES & KISSES, CRYSTAL GYPSY TRIP) make it a most rock experience.|
|June 16||Caustic Christ||Old school hardcore punk|
|June 23||Ben Quick||Three guys and a girl playing indie rock while having a deep hatred of pronouns.|
|June 30||The Copyrights||Hey, you guys sound like Bleach-era Nirvana|
|July 7||Grand Buffet||We call ourselves Grand Buffet. We make music together and have so done
(professionally, I might add) for years now. We don't have a record label.
A lot of folks think that's not too cool and they wanna know why the hell
not. Well, I'll say this: thus far, despite countless inquiries from
reputable labels, both large and small, not one of them has agreed to
provide us with a half-grizzly, half-shark creature capable of shitting dark
matter. That, my friends, is disgusting.
People are always asking about our sound. Bottom line is, we've got a great
sound. I mean great. But don't take my word for it. An ambiguous but highly
reputable music magazine described our last album as ". . .an elegant
atmosphere reminiscent of the golden age of Hollywood" and described one of
our live shows as "the weekly meeting of the old-boy live-animal eating
club." So, in closing, I'd like to quote our 48th president (and my close
friend) Abraham "Morpheus" Lincoln: "The proof is in the pudding! And the
pudding tastes like barfshit!"
Lustfully yours, Lord Grunge aka The Dean Martin of Underground Hip-Hop
|July 14||Miroslav||Steady indie-pop in the vein of Sebadoh, Pavement, and Built to Spill.|
|July 21||The Claymores|
|July 28||Midnight Snake/Boombox|
|Aug. 4||Crucial Unit||"Thrash-aholics Unanimous members unite!! Pittsburgh's CRUCIAL UNIT are the top vote getters in the 2003 Thrash The Vote Polls, sending salvo after salvo of relentless daisy-cutter sized bombs of humor and all-out thrash-core at politicians, BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN, the religious right, the Flag, and a host of other low brow jack-asses" Mordam Records.|
|Aug. 11||My Boyfriend the Pilot||MBP often fits into categories of sound with pioniering experimental acts like Throbbing Gristle, the Residents, Diamanda Galas and Caberet Voltaire, but in truth much inspiration in the production department also comes from equally noisy indiepop godparents (Jad Fair, old Shimmy-Disc projects...) Fairly improvised sets include rough approximations of some album tracks (which for the most par cannot be duplicated live) -- a few beat-oriented minutes amidst general sound collage.|
|Aug. 18||The Ordinary Boys||retro-80's indie pop/rock|
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