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.
.@indie_rockfest is an original PGH-based music festival created to showcase the best local independent musicians in the region. Designed as a pure benefit event, 100% of money raised goes to all of the performers involved. @spiritpgh April 13th— 91.3 WYEP (@WYEP) February 18, 2019
Tickets: https://t.co/NKlGnC1bY6 pic.twitter.com/nYlzfgYWra
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."
Also! There’s a dope concert with some of the best local artists in the city happening at @MrSmallsTheatre! Ft. @sierrasellerss, @itsNVSV, @BBGunsPGH, and @cscott412✨— C L A R A • K E N T (@IamClaraKent) February 17, 2019
Hiphop/Soul/Funk/R&B unite again!
Show love with sharing this flyer, check their music, are buy a couple tix 🎫 pic.twitter.com/BYd4ata4SL
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.
pittsburgh i’m on at 10:40 🗝 sold out show— G JONES (@gjonesbass) February 17, 2019
TONIGHT back at the heralded @MrSmallsTheatre in Pittsburgh, PA for Night 1 of 2 sold out shows, joined by the always jawdropping @ElTenEleven!— Lotus (@LotusTweets) February 15, 2019
Doors open at 7pm, ETE on at 8pm, We'll take the stage at 9:15pm.
Will Call opens at 4pm to grab your tickets early. pic.twitter.com/0aTlzvehDS
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.
The day has finally come!! Bennie Market begins today at 3pm! Check out a bunch of local brands and meet the people behind them, eat some good local pizza (us), and did we mention BYOB? See you soon! pic.twitter.com/bJGeeIc0NI— Benny Fierro's (@benny_fierros) February 17, 2019
Bennie Market 🍕aka @benny_fierros was a dope one today #Pittsburgh. I just love seeing fools just do them and get support for it ... peep the brands and thread [🧵] 👇🏾@nevermindsworld @HOUNDS_USA @goodsportspgh @publicprintpgh pic.twitter.com/vw71ZsRrTK— ☕️💨 (@MarSJackSon) February 18, 2019
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.
Ive just been informed that I’ll be sued by the not so mighty little fella and his goons at ignition if I use any footage of me singing oasis yes oasis songs in AS IT WAS who’s bitter now eh ps Dya want a hand selling those tickets AS YOU WERE LG x— Liam Gallagher (@liamgallagher) February 18, 2019
Though, if you really think about it.— THE MAN WHO BUILT THE MOON. (@WaitingOnASong) February 18, 2019
Ignition is a big company and they probably have managers / employees who make decisions like this one.
Don't think Noel personally has any input in this seeing he is busy with a new tour and in the studio. https://t.co/NAR4RMAkQ7
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.
i love u sm and thank u— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) February 17, 2019
we love her so much a woman of history— ajla (@arianamyron) February 17, 2019
That's all for today. Come back next week for another #MusicMonday wrap-up.