Print

Jerry's Records draws huge crowd on Record Store Day

Written by Scott Mervis on .

Jerry1You would think they were giving away money Saturday on Murray Avenue.

It was just the next best thing: vinyl.

The Record Store Day giveaway of 20,000 LPs/45s at Jerry's Records in Squirrel Hill generated a line of people all the way up the long block to Hobart Street.

Jerry's employees were scrambling in the Bargain Basement to find more records to pack into the random boxes of 100.

"We said 20,000," said Jerry Weber. "It's more like 50,000."

recordsContents of one of the free boxes. Photo by Sam ZetsBy around 11 a.m., they were running out.

Weber said the people who got turned away will be served on a more low-key giveaway day.

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Print

Coachella streaming schedule

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

coachellaNo plans for the weekend? Coachella is here to save the day, and way into the night. The festival in Indio, Calif., will be streamed throughout the weekend of April 15-17.

 

Here is the streaming schedule (EDT) at http://live.coachella.com/

 

FRIDAY - CHANNEL 1

MAVIS STAPLES 6:35PM - 7:25PM

ROBERT DELONG 7:25PM - 8:15PM

BOB MOSES 8:15PM - 9:00PM

FOALS 9:00PM - 9:50PM

OF MONSTERS AND MEN 9:50PM - 10:40PM

THE KILLS 10:50PM - 11:40PM

A$AP ROCKY 11:40PM - 12:30AM

ELLIE GOULDING 12:30AM - 1:20AM

JACK Ü 1:20AM - 2:20AM

LCD SOUNDSYSTEM 2:20AM - 4:00AM

 

FRIDAY: CHANNEL 2

THE FRONT BOTTOMS 6:35PM - 7:20PM

JOEY BADA$$ 7:20PM - 8:05PM

IBEYI 8:05PM - 8:50PM

LORD HURON 8:50PM - 9:40PM

GALLANT 9:40PM - 10:25PM

BØRNS 10:30PM - 11:10PM

THE LAST SHADOW PUPPETS 11:20PM - 12:10AM

SUFJAN STEVENS 12:10AM - 1:00AM

SAVAGES 1:00AM - 1:50AM

M83 2:00AM - 2:50AM

G-EAZY 3:00AM - 3:50AM

 

FRIDAY: CHANNEL 3

CARLA MORRISON 6:35PM - 7:15PM

LÅPSLEY 7:15PM - 7:45PM

HEALTH 7:45PM - 8:30PM

CHRISTINE AND THE QUEENS 8:30PM - 9:15PM

MIAMI HORROR 9:15PM - 10:00PM

ST. GERMAIN 10:00PM - 10:50PM

LOUIS THE CHILD 10:50PM - 11:40PM

SAM FELDT 11:40PM - 12:30AM

DJ MUSTARD 12:35AM - 1:15AM

UNDERWORLD 1:15AM - 2:25AM

RAE SREMMURD 2:25AM - 3:15AM

LUCENT DOSSIER EXPERIENCE 3:15AM - 3:55AM

 

SATURDAY- CHANNEL 1

DMAS 6:35PM - 7:20PM

MOON TAXI 7:25PM - 8:00PM

GARY CLARK JR 8:00PM - 8:50PM

RUN THE JEWELS 9:00PM - 9:50PM

COURTNEY BARNETT 9:50PM - 10:40PM

CHVRCHES 11:00PM - 11:50PM

SILVERSUN PICKUPS 11:50PM - 12:40AM

DISCLOSURE 12:40AM - 1:35AM

ICE CUBE 1:40AM - 2:35AM

ZEDD 2:40AM - 3:35AM

GUNS N' ROSES 3:40AM - 3:55AM

 

SATURDAY - CHANNEL 2

CHRONIXX 6:35PM - 7:20PM

ALVVAYS 7:20PM - 8:05PM

ZELLA DAY 8:05PM - 8:50PM

JAMES BAY 8:55PM - 9:45PM

DEERHUNTER 9:45PM - 10:35PM

THE ARCS 10:35PM - 11:25PM

UNKNOWN MORTAL ORCHESTRA 11:30PM - 12:20AM

HALSEY 12:20AM - 1:15AM

THE DAMNED 1:25AM - 2:15AM

GRIMES 2:15AM - 3:05AM

SHAMIR 3:05AM - 3:50AM

 

SATURDAY - CHANNEL 3

PROTOJE 6:35PM - 7:05PM

STRANGERS YOU KNOW 7:15PM - 8:00PM

LUSH 8:05PM - 8:50PM

RHYE 8:50PM - 9:40PM

SZA 9:50PM - 10:40PM

LOST FREQUENCIES 10:40PM - 11:30PM

MATOMA 11:30PM - 12:20AM

VINCE STAPLES 12:30AM - 1:20AM

PURITY RING 1:20AM - 2:10AM

ZHU 2:10AM - 3:00AM

RL GRIME 3:05AM - 3:55AM

 

SUNDAY - CHANNEL 1

STEADY HOLIDAY 6:35PM - 6:55PM

NATHANIEL RATELIFF AND THE NIGHT SWEATS 6:55PM - 7:40PM

RANCID 7:40PM - 8:05PM

MATT AND KIM 8:05PM - 8:55PM

COLD WAR KIDS 8:55PM - 9:40PM

THE 1975 9:40PM - 10:30PM

EDWARD SHARPE AND THE MAGNETIC ZEROS 10:50PM - 11:40PM

MAJOR LAZER 11:40PM - 12:35AM

SIA 12:40AM - 1:40AM

CALVIN HARRIS 1:40AM - 2:55AM

 

SUNDAY - CHANNEL 2

THE VANDALS 6:35PM - 7:15PM

JOYWAVE 7:15PM - 8:00PM

PETE YORN 8:00PM - 8:40PM

HUDSON MOHAWKE 8:40PM - 9:30PM

CRYSTAL FIGHTERS 9:30PM - 10:15PM

AUTOLUX 10:15PM - 11:00PM

SNAILS 11:00PM - 11:45PM

BEACH HOUSE 11:45PM - 12:35AM

ANDERSON .PAAK & THE FREE NATIONALS 12:35AM - 1:25AM

DEATH GRIPS 1:25AM - 2:15AM

MIIKE SNOW 2:15AM - 3:05AM

 

SUNDAY - CHANNEL 3

THE HEAVY 6:35PM - 7:15PM

KAMASI WASHINGTON 7:20PM - 8:20PM

MEG MYERS 8:20PM - 9:00PM

CLAPTONE IMMORTAL LIVE 9:00PM - 9:50PM

TCHAMI 9:50PM - 10:40PM

THOMAS JACK 10:40PM - 11:30PM

BAAUER 11:30PM - 12:20AM

THE CHAINSMOKERS 12:20AM - 1:10AM

KSHMR 1:10AM - 2:00AM

FLUME 2:00AM - 2:55AM

 

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Print

Walk the Moon show at Stage AE canceled

Written by Scott Mervis on .

WalktheMoonThe Walk The Moon show at Stage AE on July 22 with Misterwives has been canceled. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

Walk The Moon, a Cincinnati band best known for the hit "Shut Up and Dance," released this statement:

Friends,

We are deeply sorry to say that, due to a serious illness in Nick's family, we must cancel this summer’s Work This Body Tour. For many years now, Nick's dad has been suffering from Early-Onset Alzheimer’s Disease. Unfortunately, it’s reached a point where he needs to come home and focus on his family for awhile. Out of respect for the immediate commitments we’ve made, we will play out the rest of our shows in May - after that, we will be taking a break from the road. All tickets to our headline shows in July + August will be refunded. With a heavy heart we send our gratitude out to our team, our industry friends, and most importantly our fans for their understanding and support. Through this time, it continues to be our dream and our mission to take the darkness in our lives and mold it into light + color. The only way out is through.

 

 

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Print

No need to save me the aisle seat

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

 

redcptMG 0342edited

chewbaccaandsoloI lived through the end of “Star Wars” and the triumphant resurrection of “Star Wars.”

The death of the best Superman there was – Christopher Reeve – and introduction of his successors.

The reboot of Batman, the recognition that Pittsburgh is a perfect place to shoot a movie (or TV series), the creation of a bumper crop of film festivals tumbling one after the other, and much more.

spotlight-movie-keatonBut I have taken a buyout from the Post-Gazette and left the paper after 32 wonderful years and the sorts of assignments I never dreamed of:  Covering the Oscars from the press room and red carpet (above, 2007), interviewing Christian Bale at the Beverly Hilton for “The Dark Knight Rises,” being among a handful of writers talking with the stars of “The Perks of Being a Wallflower” at Peters Township High School, settling into a faux living room in Downtown Pittsburgh with Vin Diesel and Michael Caine, chatting with Michael Keaton about “Spotlight” at the SouthSide Works Cinema, sitting in a fancy Toronto hotel bar in September 2015 and interviewing Pittsburgh native Jesse Shapira about a little movie called “Room” rocketing toward Oscar night. And the list goes on and on.

Some of my most memorable assignments had nothing to do with movies. A photographer and I spent a year tracking a little boy who sustained a head injury on his first day of kindergarten, and another photographer and I followed two brothers badly burned in a fire and recovering at Mercy Hospital. I have no idea what happened to those boys but I would like to think they grew up happy and healthy, with their physical, emotional or developmental scars faded or forgotten. 

concussionblog0410I have a book review still in the pipeline and may or may not contribute some movie reviews down the road. It was an exhausting fall and early winter with Oscar contenders, the opening of locally made movies (“The Last Witch Hunter,” “Love the Coopers,” “Concussion”), a steady stream of movie reviews and interviews, and other assignments.

As a colleague helped me load boxes into my car trunk just before midnight one recent day, I felt a bit like Cinderella. I looked nothing like Lily James in that divine blue ball gown from 2015’s “Cinderella” (still rankles me that the movie didn’t win the Oscar for best costumes) but felt as if I were leaving the wonder of a magical world and returning to workaday life.

mtmgroupshot410I do not consider myself retired and plan to look for a part-time job. I think I’m young but know that -- compared with some colleagues who were not born when I joined the PG Magazine staff -- I am not.  It’s like that episode of “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” called “Today I Am a Ma’am” where Mary Richards was stunned to be addressed that way.  

I felt a twinge of regret when I went to see “Eye in the Sky” recently and watched the previews for movies such as “Money Monster” starring George Clooney and Julia Roberts. The beauty of being a film critic is that you can still go to the movies – not as early and not for free – and watch them, without taking notes in the dark or thinking 2.5 or 3 stars?

I’m going to give young adult dystopian novels a rest, unless I get back in the game. And I may. After all, everyone loves a reboot, a reinvention or a return, as “Star Wars” proved. 

lilyjamescinderella

 

Photo of Michael Keaton and Walter "Robby" Robinson by Rebecca Droke/PG.

 

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.
Print

Springsteen statement on North Carolina cancellation

Written by Scott Mervis on .

 

BruceSpringsteen01Rebecca Droke/Post-Gazette photoBruce Springsteen is hearing it from both sides on social media Friday about his cancellation of a North Carolina concert on Sunday night over the passing of the state's anti-LGBT law.

 

As his full statement notes, the Public Facilities Privacy & Security Act goes beyond being "a bathroom law" and extends to the rights of LGBT people in the workplace.

 

Here's what he posted:

 

"As you, my fans, know I’m scheduled to play in Greensboro, North Carolina this Sunday. As we also know, North Carolina has just passed HB2, which the media are referring to as the “bathroom” law. HB2—known officially as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act—dictates which bathrooms transgender people are permitted to use. Just as important, the law also attacks the rights of LGBT citizens to sue when their human rights are violated in the workplace. No other group of North Carolinians faces such a burden. To my mind, it’s an attempt by people who cannot stand the progress our country has made in recognizing the human rights of all of our citizens to overturn that progress. Right now, there are many groups, businesses, and individuals in North Carolina working to oppose and overcome these negative developments. Taking all of this into account, I feel that this is a time for me and the band to show solidarity for those freedom fighters. As a result, and with deepest apologies to our dedicated fans in Greensboro, we have canceled our show scheduled for Sunday, April 10th. Some things are more important than a rock show and this fight against prejudice and bigotry — which is happening as I write — is one of them. It is the strongest means I have for raising my voice in opposition to those who continue to push us backwards instead of forwards.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Sunday April 10th show is canceled. Tickets will be refunded at point of purchase."

Most of the tweets are in support of his decision. Others are concerned about who all is in the bathroom. You do have to feel a little sorry for the N.C. fans who are missing a pretty great tour.

 

 

Join the conversation:

To report inappropriate comments, abuse and/or repeat offenders, please send an email to socialmedia@post-gazette.com and include a link to the article and a copy of the comment. Your report will be reviewed in a timely manner. Thank you.