Each week here at The 814 Times we like to give out chances to free shows courtesy of Opus One Productions. The shows, usually new/indie and/or local performances, are hosted at/by three very cool venues in Pittsburgh – Mr. Smalls Theatre, Club Cafe and Brillobox. To get these tickets in your clutches you must send your name and contact info to firstname.lastname@example.org and some lucky people will receive tickets to these shows. Let’s check out the latest offerings…
Star Slinger w/ The Hood Internet, Chrissy Murderbot
Saturday, May 19 – 8:00pm @ Mr. Smalls Theatre
Star Slinger is an Electronic project created by Nottinghamshire born Darren Williams. It all started in April 2010 when he re-ignited his love for record-shopping in Manchester’s Northern Quarter. The name Star Slinger was born when Darren sampled BT Express’ instrumental B Side “Cowboy Dancer”. He often names his creations with word association towards the sample he uses. By June 2010 Darren had pieced together his first LP “Volume 1”. Some tracks were reportedly made in the comfort of his own bed in the early hours. Others made not long after waking. Darren believes that routine and weekend culture aren’t his forte, and creating music at any given moment is how he approaches this project.
Check it out > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1osmNEp2XGc
Jess Klein (CD Release Tour) w/ Corey James
Early Show – Saturday, May 19 – 7:00pm @ Club Cafe
A folk troubadour whose talents have been lauded on the national and international scene for almost a decade, Jess Klein writes songs that tell the story of the soul – from wrenching heartbreak to finding the strength to pick up and move on. Jess Klein emerged from the Boston music scene in 1998 with her independent release, Wishes Well Disguised, but it was her later releases – 2000’s Draw Them Near, 2005’s Strawberry Lover and 2006’s City Garden that would capture the attention of critics and fans worldwide. The Rochester, New York native picked up the acoustic guitar and started writing songs while living as a student abroad in Kingston, Jamaica in her late teens. Her first songs reflected a bittersweet culture shock as well as the warmth and musical vibrancy of her new surroundings.
Check it out > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UTldBMDQyE
Here We Go Magic w/ Hospitality
Tuesday, May 15 – 9:30pm @ Brillobox
Here We Go Magic’s sophomore album, Pigeons, had only been out a few weeks when the seeds for A Different Ship were planted in late June 2010 at the Glastonbury Festival. The New York band had been on the road since spring, wowing audiences at Bonnaroo, Coachella and elsewhere with their uncanny live chemistry, turning album tracks into intricately groovy sonic explorations where the band seemed almost synchronously possessed. That had been their sweet spot since their earliest rehearsals together, when singer/songwriter Luke Temple, bassist Jennifer Turner, guitarist Michael Bloch and drummer Peter Hale bonded over a shared belief in musical spontaneity and a kind of improvisation that feels too divinely ordered to be called “jamming.”
Check it out > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mY4qWFa8v7Y
So, that’s the latest batch. Now enter for chance(s) to win…