She Diva Died. & Come Again?
be/he/me (myth) multi-medi(v)a retro/speculative motherhood art.
Including MR. OWL dance party on Fri Sept 13th after Christina’s Q&A
Thurs Sept 12th & Fri Sept 13th, 8pm @ Kelly Strayhorn Theater
After 10 years of relative quiet and minimal artistic activity, Christina Springer returns to the Pittsburgh arts scene as both a presenter and performer. This multi-media performance incorporates text, sound, image and movement to portray the battle between the artist and the mother. The show particularly examines identity as it relates to raising a Black man.
In 2002, Springer stepped off the Pittsburgh arts community stage to raise her son. She and Christiane Leach had been running a non-profit arts organization, Sun Crumbs which produced over 50 programs annually.
More information about Springer is on her website: www.christinaspringer.com. Her 1999 CD, “In The Image Of Angels” has sold over 800 copies and is available for free download at www.soundcloud.com/christina-springer. You’ll also find teasers and outtakes for “She Diva Died & Come Again.”
Tickets can be bought here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/427032
DAILY BREAD FIRST FRIDAY PARTIES PRESENTS: THE COME UP
with DJs MR. OWL (Dominant Force, Timebomb, Obvious) & PETE BUTTA (The Come Up)
Once again, as part of the Pittsburgh Unblurred Gallery Crawl, Daily Bread would like to invite you to come back for more free booze, live DJs, and our special artists of the month; The Come Up, for a free, all ages show. We are creating a special build out just for this event, breaking down walls to create an outdoor stage setting.
VENDORS / FREE DRINKS (while supplies last) / GALLERY ART / BYOB OK
Fri Sept 6th – Store Open: 3pm / Unblurred Gallery Crawl: 6pm / The Come Up: 9pm / Party: All Fuckin Night
This weekend graf heads converge on Erie to buff out and kill the Logistics Plus wall! This year we have added an all day free showcase featuring some of the best hip hop both regionally and locally… 2189 will be hosting a GAME A S.K.A.T.E. and b boys and girls getting down all day. There will also be vending from Daily Bread and Momentum Paint.
MR.OWL & SPAED (DOMINANT FORCE)
BLACKLISTED (FORTIFIED PHONETX)
NATAS K (814BASSCREW)
BUFFALO (FLOOD THE VALLEY)
CLEAR SOUL FORCES / BEEDIE / GHOST THE ILL FIGURE / PROFOUND PRODUCE / MAD WORLD / DXA & AL BOGES / JON QUEST / SHAD ALI / FORTIFIED PHONETX / HERESY / FRIGID GIANT / APEX / DOC PROTO / HOLLAHOU$E / ELIAS / ESLAYA
Friday, July 26th
Belvedere’s Ultra Dive
4016 Butler Street
21+ // 9pm – 2am
Available Online: http://www.showclix.com/event/YoungstaObvious
SPONSORED BY Pabst Blue Ribbon
[Tempa / FWD / RinseFM]
Youngsta should need very little introduction by now. One of the figureheads of dubstep since the very beginning, long-running resident at scene-defining club night FWD>> and the DJ who first played some of the genre’s most-loved anthems, he continues to be a hugely active figure in dubstep’s development. His weekly show on Rinse FM draws deep for new music, helping to expose and break talented new producers, and the founding ethics that defined dubstep in its early years still remain at the heart of his DJ set
He’s also famed for his distinct aesthetic – selecting beats that are at once colossally heavy and beautifully intricate, claustrophobic yet with a keen ear for space and silence. “The sound is just me,” he says, explaining that he’s hesitant to pigeonhole the music he plays. “It’s Youngsta. It’s what I’ve always done. People say it’s not changed much, but you can hear progression and change, definitely, it’s not the same as it was. It’s obviously the same vibe, it’s going to to be deep.”
In the last couple of years, as the deeper aspects of dubstep – those rooted strongly in sound system culture – have coalesced into their own distinct, autonomous scene, Youngsta has re-emerged as a figurehead for a new generation of producers. The likes of J:Kenzo, Proxima, Icicle, VIVEK and Nomine are all closely linked with Youngsta himself, forming a new vanguard in an increasingly unique, vibrant scene. Contact – a new club night curated by Youngsta himself – is set to place these producers and others in the context of the wider dance community that surrounds them.
So it’s perhaps surprising that it took until 2012 – eleven years since FWD>> first opened its doors – for Youngsta’s debut solo 12″ to arrive on Tempa, featuring the tracks ‘Destruction’ and ‘Poseidon’. ‘Destruction’ takes a while to live up to its ominous title, with clouds gradually gathering throughout the track before finally erupting into a huge and violent thunderstorm. Aptly named after the Greek god of the sea, ‘Poseidon’ is a gorgeous, dub-infused roller, driven by a rubbery bassline that thrashes back and forth above a swung rhythm that nods to two-step.
In many ways both tracks cut right to the core of the Youngsta sound – sub-bass is a constant and oppressive presence, while sparse rhythms and ghostly melodies lend a sense of unbroken flow. Along with his collaborations with fellow artists such as LX One and Kryptic Minds, they’re potent reminders of the physical and psychological power of Youngsta’s DJ sets, now further expressed through his own music.
/+/ MR. OWL
/+/ DEPTH ONE
MR. OWL (Dominant Force, Obvious), Fortified PhonetX (Surface Level Records), and Belvedere’s are proud to bring Pittsburgh this extraordinary Hip-Hop event.
* Tickets available online: http://www.showclix.com/event/CannibalOx
* Ages 21 and up * Tickets $12 presale / $15 at the door
* Doors open at 8 pm
* Tickets also available at Timebomb located at 200 S Highland Ave, Pittsburgh, PA as well as from any of the supporting local artists.
Facebook Event: http://www.facebook.com/events/143439275850053/
CANNIBAL OX (Vast Aire and Vordul Mega), over a decade removed from the release of their landmark album ‘The Cold Vein’ on Definitive Jux, are back at it strong as a duo. Touching down in many cities across the US on their reunion tour that will lead up to the eventual release of their second full-length album on their new home, Iron Galaxy Records.
Also on tour with Cannibal Ox are Prop Anon, Kenyattah Black, and Irealz.
Local support will be provided by B. White, Timecapsoul (Dos Noun & BZE), MR. OWL, Fortified PhonetX, The Camp, Proseed, Spaed, and Tracksploitation.
Hip-Hop is alive and well.
The Wrecking Ball, a fundraiser benefitting The Future Westmoreland, will feature sledgehammers, graffiti artists, live DJ, and more. Let’s party in the empty museum for the very last time… until 2015!
Saturday, July 13
After Party: 9:00PM-Midnight
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Art museum plans Wrecking Ball
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: The Wrecking Ball gala
Pittsburgh Tribune-Review: Out & About: Westmoreland Museum of American Art’s ‘Wrecking Ball’
The Westmoreland: Wrecking Ball
Purchase your tickets online now! Click here.
Catering by Bob Sendall of All in Good Taste Productions
Full open bar
Beats by MR. OWL
Interactive graffiti featuring artists Gabe Felice, Mike Felice, Danny Devine, Andy Scott, Anthony Montagnese, Michael Budai, Brian Holderman, and Terrell Crawford
Free entry to the After Party
After Party includes:
Beer, wine and Clique Vodka signature cocktails
For more information or to inquire about sponsorship opportunities, contact Bree Larkin at 724-837-1500 ext. 36