|September 11, 2014||
with Hamilton Leithauser
|September 18, 2014|
|September 27, 2014|
|September 27, 2014|
|October 10, 2014||
Join WYEP in celebrating a performance by singer-songwriter David Gray at the Benedum this fall!
Twenty one years since his first studio album, David Gray’s tenth and latest, Mutineers, finds the singer-songwriter steering into unfamiliar territory while cultivating a pugnacious but respectful relationship with his own history. “I think if you’re going forward with an open heart, good things will happen,” says David. “You have to sort of tear up the past and let it go.”
David’s past includes the phenomenal success of White Ladder (seven million copies sold), one of three UK number one albums, with records that became ubiquitous and others that needed to be sought out to be heard. It’s a richness of terrain and experience over a duration that belies the traditions and expectations of popular music as surely as the songs themselves.
Despite such variance in both the content and reception of his prior output, the only certainty David had at the commencement of his new recording was the need to surprise himself, not just in terms of how he worked, but the ideas that drove him and the people he worked with.
|October 10, 2014||
Tickets for this event are scheduled to go on sale on Fri, Aug 8, 2014, 10:00 AM.
|October 17, 2014||
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 are pleased to present Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue, performing at the Byham Theater on Thursday, November 6th.
Tickets will be on sale TOMORROW at 10AM through the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust.
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.