Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Show Preview - Ghostland Observatory - Mr Smalls - 12/10 & 12/11 - Pittsburgh - Concert Preview

Ghostland Observatory, an electro duo of sonic and conceptual polarities, makes their first ever appearance in Pittsburgh for 2 days at Mr. Smalls Theatre, December 10 and 11, 2010. Ghostland Observatory is “not a band, but an agreement between two friends to create something that not only heals their beat-driven hearts, but pleases their rock ‘n roll souls.” With four albums and sold out performances at prominent venues and festivals coast to coast, the pair continues to produce sounds undefined by any preceding genres. Front man Aaron Behren, who possesses a stage presence likened to Freddie Mercury and Prince, collides with Producer/ Drummer Thomas Turner’s raw electro rhythms influenced by Daft Punk, The Clash and David Bowie.

Ghostland, presented by Opus One and Näkturnal, will perform Friday, December 10, 2010 with supporting acts Mux Mool and DJs Cutups and Keeb$ (Lazercrunk, Stakin Paper), with an encore show Saturday, December 11, 2010 supported by Expensive Shit, Keeb$ and DJ RA (Fuzz). As Mux Mool, Minneapolis native Brian Lindgren creates homespun electro-hip hop, recently joining Lotus on their U.S. fall tour. His 2010 full-length debut SKULLTASTE, released by Ghostly International, received a 7.5 rating on Pitchfork and four stars in URB. The local percussion/synth/machine duo Expensive Shit consists of Eric Yeschke and Modey Lemon’s drummer Paul Quattrone, who is currently touring Europe with !!! (Chk Chk Chk). Doors open at 8:00 pm both nights. Tickets for each performance are $25 and 2-day passes are available for $45. Both nights are open to all ages.