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Music
September 2015 Thunderbird Ramble
Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, and Friends: Club Cafe, 5/20/2014
Stone Jack Jones, Wooden Wand, and Friends: Club Cafe, 5/20/2014
Pittsburgh City Paper – Wooden Wand

Last December, NPR’s music blog ran an essay titled “That’s a Bad Lyric and You Know It.” In it, writer James Jackson Toth (who releases music under the name Wooden Wand) calls out songs by several contemporary acts, including Best Coast, Haim and The Black Keys: “I don’t know the writers of these songs personally, […]

Jenny Owen Youngs at Brillobox
Jenny Owen Youngs at Brillobox

Friend Jenny Owen Youngs played at Brillobox‘s in Lawrenceville last night. She led an a capella disney sing-a-long.

Pittsburgh City Paper FFW>> : Thoughts Upon Seeing Bruce Springsteen for the First Time

It’s rainy and cold and there are people drinking tallboys around the Fifth Avenue side of Consol Energy Center, spilling out of the TGI Friday’s outdoor area and moving down toward the entrances. Apparently a Springsteen show, like a Bloomfield parade or a Steelers game, suspends open-container laws in the immediate vicinity. I sacrifice a […]

Neighbours at Hambones – 10/20/2012
Neighbours at Hambones - 10/20/2012

Friends Neighbours played at Hambone‘s in Lawrenceville last night.

All of Your Friends Were There: Friday Nite Club 2
All of Your Friends Were There: Friday Nite Club 2

9/2/2011. Neighbours EP release show with The Mt. McKinleys and DJ Jordan K and also Derek White made his DJ debut. All of your friends were there. These images are displayed randomly rather than chronologically because this photo gallery plugin won’t sort on file name.

Neighbours in the Studio
Neighbours in the Studio

Last night I hung out while friends Neighbours recorded some rock music.

Jenny Owen Youngs – 31st Street Pub
Jenny Owen Youngs - 31st Street Pub

Jenny flew into Pittsburgh yesterday afternoon. I met up with her and Andy at Jerry’s where she snagged the mint promo copy of Tapestry that I had my eye on. I took some time out of my pub-induced panic attack later that night to shoot some photos while she rocked the faces:

All of Your Friends Were There – Hyperlocal First Friday (Jenn Gooch | JJ Cass & The Dub Soul Comrades | Neighbours)
All of Your Friends Were There - Hyperlocal First Friday (Jenn Gooch | JJ Cass & The Dub Soul Comrades | Neighbours)

Assemble hosted a Hyperlocal First Friday event during Unblurred. All of your friends were there. With apologies to Jenn, whose set I missed. Assemble. Penn Ave Pittsburgh. 1/6/2011.

Advance Base with Concern and Dream Weapon
Advance Base with Concern and Dream Weapon

Advance Base at Garfield Artworks, 9/1/2011.

Pittsburgh City Paper – Advance Base
Pittsburgh City Paper - Advance Base

For Pittsburgh City Paper’s 8/31/2011 issue. —————- Just over a year ago, Owen Ashworth announced he was killing his one-man-and-collaborators band, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone. He spent the back half of 2010 playing his last shows under that name — the band’s final appearance on Dec. 5, 2010, was the 13th anniversary of its […]

Lucy Woodward with Nightly Standard – Highlights
Lucy Woodward with Nightly Standard - Highlights

Lucy Woodward with Nightly Standard – 8/9/11 – Club Cafe   These are photo highlights. Full “All of Your Friends Were There” gallery coming eventually.

All of Your Friends Were There: Neighbours, New Shouts, DJ Jordan K – Friday Nite Club – 5/20/2011
All of Your Friends Were There: Neighbours, New Shouts, DJ Jordan K - Friday Nite Club - 5/20/2011

Another non-standard gallery. Neighbours. New Shouts. Friday Nite Club.  

All of Your Friends Were There: Arlo Aldo and Big Snow Big Thaw at Club Cafe – 5/13/2011
All of Your Friends Were There: Arlo Aldo and Big Snow Big Thaw at Club Cafe - 5/13/2011

Show photography. Some images used in a City Paper FFW music blog show review. Gallery here. City Paper show review by friend Andy here.

All of Your Friends Were There: Kill Screen Loves Scandinavia Party – GDC 2011
All of Your Friends Were There: Kill Screen Loves Scandinavia Party - GDC 2011

A work of photo and resistance against the tyranny of the web gallery. Here.

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