WYEP Presents

Date
October 17, 2014

EXPOSED: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films

In celebration of the museum’s 20th anniversary, The Warhol is proud to present the world premiere of Exposed: Songs for Unseen Warhol Films in partnership with The Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.

This new performance is comprised of 15 short Warhol films that have been recently digitized by MPC/Technicolor and have not yet been publically screened. Five songwriter-composers, reflecting the generational trajectory and musical influence from post-Velvet Underground ‘70s through today have been selected to write and perform music for the films.

Five songwriter-composers have been selected to write music for the films and will perform live on stage:

Tom Verlaine (Television)

Martin Rev (Suicide)

Dean Wareham (Galaxie 500, Luna) 

Elanor Frriedberger (The Fiery Furnaces)

Bradford Cox (Deerhunter, Atlas Sound)

November 6, 2014

WYEP and The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust Present: Trombone Shorty

WYEP and the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust are pleased to present Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, performing at the Byham Theater on Thursday, November 6th. 

New Orleans native Trombone Shorty began his career as a bandleader at the young age of six, toured internationally at age 12, and spent his teens playing with various brass bands throughout New Orleans and touring worldwide with Lenny Kravitz. He is currently the front man for his own ensemble Orleans Avenue, a funk/rock/jazz/hip-hop band. Together, Trombone Shorty and the band have toured across the U.S., Europe, Australia, Russia, Japan and Brazil. In 2010, Trombone Shorty released his debut album, the Grammy®-nominated "Backatown," followed by "For True" in 2011, which topped Billboard magazine's Contemporary Jazz Chart for 12 weeks. His newest album, "Say That to This," was released in 2013 and features funk/jazz elements of New Orleans. 

Trombone Shorty appeared in several episodes of HBO's Treme, and has recently appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon and Conan. In 2012, he performed at the White House in honor of Black History Month with music royalty such as B.B. King, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck and Booker T. Jones. At this year's Grammy Awards, he performed alongside Madonna, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Mary Lambert.

In 2012, he received the President's Medal from Tulane University in recognition of his charitable work with the Trombone Shorty Foundation. In collaboration with New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu, the Trombone Shorty Foundation donates quality instruments to schools across New Orleans.

Local band Jimbo and the Soupbones will be opening for Trombone Short & Orleans Avenue. 

November 14, 2014

Jamestown Revival ft. Nikki Lane, Hollow Wood

February 9, 2015

WYEP Presents Jason Isbell

with Damien Jurado