Hey all! Last-minute weekend advice blog post going on here. There's a lot of stuff to cover -- for as much stuff as made it into the music section and Short List this week, there's a bunch more that didn't. Here we go.
Tonight, in addition to the shows we covered in the paper, Howlers is home to Hero Destroyed, the local metal heros on Relapse who are leaving for a weeklong tour after tonight, and Club Cafe hosts a Beatles tribute show sponsored by AcoustiCafe; a bunch of local performers are getting into the spirit. Also, MH the Verb, of The BNVz, returns to Pittsburgh for a show called The Big Return, mixing hip hop with financial empowerment education. That’s at Shadow Lounge.
Tomorrow night is a doozy. Besides the sold-out Pharoah Sanders show at the August Wilson Center, we've got: Slim Cessna's Auto Club at Club Cafe, Wakey! Wakey! with Brooklyn-based Pittsburgh fave Jenny Owen Youngs opening at Brillobox, and more local metal courtesy of The Hitchcock Curse at Howlers. And just outside the city is a show I somehow blew listing -- and it's a good one, so I'm letting you know about it now. Boaz, one of the city's finest MCs, co-headlines a show with S. Money at the Sewickley American Legion (20 Chadwick St. in Sewickley). It's a long lineup that includes a number of other performers, and it starts at 9 p.m.; if you haven't seen Boaz, it behooves you do to so, quick.
Also, a quick shout-out to local acoustic guy T. Mitchell Bell, who sent an email earlier informing us he's going to be on a podcast put together by Mother Earth News, the back-to-the-land magazine. It plays tomorrow (Saturday) at noon, on Mother Earth News Radio.
Sunday night, do like me and catch up on your rest and watch football. Seriously, you can't go to shows every night of your life.