Tropidelic & Broccoli Samurai


Mar 23 - Mar 24, 2017 – 8:00 PM - Fri 2:00 AM

1602 East Carson Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15203 Map

  • Tropidelic
  • The Bright Light Social Hour
  • Loadstar
  • ajapai
  • sigma

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2017.03.23 | The Rex Theater
Doors at 8pm | Show at 9pm | 18+

Tropidelic: "Surf? There's no surfin' in Ohio." Actually there is, you just don't know about it. From the surfers on Lake Erie to the flooded basement dwelling funksters of Kent, Ohio, surf is alive even in the cold midwest, and so are the emotions associated with it. That's why we do what we do. Escape your usual gray skies and journey to where the Tropidelic vibe is all consuming. You may not be there in body, but join us in mind. We want to bring people music that will put them in sunny place, and bring them a show they'll always remember. We try to save lives....mainly yours. be on the lookout for

The Bright Light Social Hour: The Bright Light Social Hour is defiant. As many in contemporary music seek to continually deconstruct and subvert what it is to be a rock band in the 21st century, The Bright Light Social Hour openly resists going "gentle into that good night." Unapologetic for its titanic sound, The Bright Light Social Hour constructs majestic works of new rock music that proudly assert the endless possibilities of honest electric guitars, acoustic drums, and dynamic songwriting.

Hailing from Austin, Texas, The Bright Light Social Hour was born out of an informal university art-rock collective in 2004, including original members Curtis Roush, Ryan O'Donoghue, and Jack O'Brien. Following many experiments, foreign travels, completed degrees, and line-up changes, the band cemented its current line-up with the addition of drummer Joseph Mirasole in the autumn of 2006.

After a two-year silence from their first release, the revitalized ensemble recorded their new EP, "Touches," in the unusually cold Central Texas February of 2007. The recording was crafted in the cozy bungalow of engineer Tim Dittmar in the quiet university town of Georgetown, TX. Buffered from the winter cold by the warmth of the hulking two-inch tape machine, the album was completed in two days. "Touches" is a five-song record of artfully crafted and boldly expressive compositions full of the wide-eyed kinetic energy of a band pushing its sound into new areas.

In contrast to the snug refinement of the Dittmar house recording session, The Bright Light Social Hour live performance is an explosive affair. Full of thunderous drumming, soaring guitar and organ, deft bass work, and vivacious vocals, the already-staggering aural weight of the record is expanded even further in the live setting. In the tradition of their rock forebears, this is a band founded on dynamics and cinematic grandeur.

Aside from the compositional acumen and live urgency, The Bright Light Social Hour is also spreading love through as many other means as possible. From free homemade organic cookies at their shows to DIY screen-printing and print-making, these young gentlemen are pouring themselves into developing the artistic community around them and doing it in the manner they do it best - by relishing the details. The band will be touring and generating exposure in support of its new record throughout the summer and fall, with plans to record a full-length record next winter.

sigma: Cameron Edwards and Joe Lenzie aka Sigma, have been making their presence felt on the drum and bass scene since 2007. From early releases on labels such as Charge and Viper Recordings, to the seminal All Blue on Zinc’s Bingo imprint (DNBA’s most downloaded tracks ever), the boys stepped up to the big time with serious dancefloor killers Paint It Black and the anthem El Presidente VIP. .. ..

With respect now gained with the scene as producers and highly sought after DJs, Sigma continue working to maximise their profile within the realms of D&B and beyond it. Highlights include their featured minimix for Annie Mac on Radio One, squeezing in 35 tracks in five minutes as well as remix work for artists such as Top Cat on Special Dedication, Ms Dynamite, and grime stalwart Skepta on Rescue Me (300,000 plays and counting). In amongst all the music and DJ gigs the guys found time to start their own label, Life Recordings, with debut release El Presidente VIP/ Something Special going on to be Nu-Urban’s highest selling release of 2009. They were also awarded Best Breakthrough DJs at the Drum & Bass Arena awards. A great way to cap off a successful year, and more recognition of Cam and Joe’s hard work and dedication to their craft. .. ..

With a new decade now here Sigma are intent on leaving their indelible mark etched permanently on the scene. Kicking off 2010 with Shut The Lights Off with Adam F and hip hop legend Redman, this is followed by their debut release for Breakbeat Kaos… The Stand Tall EP. Consisting of four tracks, it’s Sigma quality and diversity all the way through. From the dancefloor stylings of Original Sin’s remix of Front To Back and brain thumping anthem The Jungle to the more melodic vibes on Baltimore and the vocodered vox on Stronger, The Stand Tall EP covers all bases. Confirmation of this is shown by the fact three of the EPs four tracks feature on the Ministry of Sound compilation CD entitled Mixed…. By DJ Friction, along with Paint It Black VIP. To add to all of this is the exciting collaboration with BBK head honcho and D&B legend DJ Fresh on Cylon. An unadulterated stomper of the highest order, Cylon, supported by the likes of Andy C and Goldie, is the lead track from Fresh’s latest long player Kryptonite. .. ..

What else to look forward to from Sigma? Well, there’s more episodes of their Life Podcasts. Utilising this wide reaching medium as a platform to further showcase their and other artists talents, previous guests include Goldie, Original Sin, DJ Fresh, IC3 and The Nextmen. Also keep an eye out for Sigma’s video diary on You Tube. .. ..

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