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#MusicMonday Wrap-up: Feb. 18

Pizza, festival announcements, and Gallagher brother drama

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Every Monday, CP staff writer Jordan Snowden wraps up the weekend in local and national music news with #MusicMonday. Here's what went down in the past few days.

Local

Support local music! The lineup for the fourth annual Indie-Rockfest was announced, emceed by longtime Pittsburgh music staple Jeremy Caywood. Taking place on Sat., April 13, 100 percent of the money raised will go to the performing artists. The goal is to further assist local acts with costs such as recording, merch, websites, etc. 

Similar to Pittsburgh's Very Own, Mr. Smalls is hosting another night stacked with local talent. On March 30, join Sierra Sellers, NVSV, BBGuns, and Charlie Scott for "Grooves of the 412."

This was a weekend for sold out shows in the 'Burgh. Both The Rex and Mr. Smalls, with completely different music genres, had full houses. The techy, bass-laden G Jones took the stage at the Rex on Saturday, while instrumental jam band, Lotus, played Friday and Saturday at Mr. Smalls.

Former WYEP host Cindy Howes begins a new job in Boston this week. To bid farewell, Pittsburgh musicians created a video love letter. 

jGGZ PATEL dropped two very different instrumental EPs. Featuring an orange oil-slick cover, UNTITLED is a low-tempo, pulsating collection with looping, calming beats. Meanwhile, black., featuring a fittingly wavy black cover, again showcases PATEL's looping ability, but is more upbeat, techier, and feels like a trip through space.

Pizza and merch? A few local brands partnered up with South Side pizza shop Benny Fierro's for "Bennie Market" on Sunday.

National


Family drama with the Gallaghers. Liam Gallagher is currently working on a documentary about his time after Oasis, the band he had with his brother Noel Gallagher. Noel and his management team, Ignition, are claiming they will sue Liam if any Oasis songs are used in the film since Noel wrote most of the music.


Ariana Grande broke records last week when Thank U, Next landed No. 1 on Billboard and had the biggest streaming week for a pop album in over a year. This is Grande's fourth No. 1 spot on Billboard, and second in less than six months.

That's all for today. Come back next week for another #MusicMonday wrap-up. 

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