Bottled Up, I4A, Market
Wednesday June 15 7 pm doors all ages welcome $8 advance/$10 door
The Government Center, 715 East St., North Side Pittsburgh, PA
Misra recording artists from Washington D.C.
with special guests
and Market https://markettheband.bandcamp.com/
Tickets on sale at Brown Paper Tickets, and in stores at The Government Center (North Side), Jerry's Records (Squirrel Hill) and Caliban Books (Oakland)
Jangly and glamorous, Bottled Ups freaked-up art-pop on their Misra Records debut "Grand Bizarre" is a smoothie of frontman Nikhil Raos key obsessions: Suburban Lawns, italo-disco, Alan Vega, Television (the band), television (the appliance), Andy Warhol, the 80s, Princes plum purple, his old Tascam 8-track, and Factory Records.
Indian-American by way of Oakland and LA, Rao is the dude-whos-seen-it-all meets dude-about-town. A sound designer and audio engineer by trade - professionally schooled in the art of film & video game scoring - Rao is a man informed first by the sort of his journeying ones got to do when faced with the darknesses of addiction and a twisty adolescence in and out of religious cults.
For all of its gleaming guitars and glossy euro-flavored synthwork, Bottled Up is filled with the mental residue one accumulates after telling the void to fuck off. Co-led with Colin Kelly - a disciple of D.C.s avant-analog scene - joined by Michael Mastrangelo and Beth Cannon on dueling guitars, and supplanted by Raos wunderkind brother, Rohit, on acid-jazz-does-punk drums, Bottled Up conjures the sort of psycho-potpourri spirit given to the sort of band able to conjure a vision of things they love and mountains theyve overcome, mutating it all into something eminently danceable.
Market is the NYC-based indie-pop project of Nate Mendelsohn, recording engineer for bands like Frankie Cosmos and Sam Evian. Their first album, "The Consistent Brutal Bullshit Gong," was released on Western Vinyl in April.
The Government Center (View)
715 East St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
|Minimum Age: 12|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|