This guest post was written by Steven W. Allen
Basement shows are the best shows, especially when they feature three local bands with completely different sounds coming together on a common ground. Last Saturday, 1/13/18, I had the pleasure of witnessing Shin Guard, The Lopez, and Night Night Boy play in the basement of a DIY venue, known only as Café Verona (“msg a friend for the addy” type of venue), and I had an incredible time. Admittedly, I mainly went to see my friends in Night Night Boy, but what I experienced was so much more than that.
Happy Solstice! Festival season is upon us and this weekend brings us the females in the forefront Ladyfest! Founded in Olympia, Washington in 2000, this year’s festivities mark it’s fifth year in Pittsburgh. Boasting a 40 (!) band line-up, the three-day event is organized by participating bands The Lopez and Brazilian Wax, with a moderately-sized army of volunteers from all walks of life in tow. As if rocking out with your favorite female ensembles isn’t enough, the whole festival serves to benefit The Women’s Center & Shelter of Greater Pittsburgh!
With SO many great artists appearing this year, I figured I’d take the opportunity to mention some of the acts that I’m hoping to catch!