Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ticket Giveaway - Mr Gnome - 5.5.12 - Brillobox - Show Preview - Concert Preview

One of our favorite bands is playing this Saturday, 5.5 at the Brillobox...that is right, Mr. Gnome is back! We have featured this band so many times here, here and here because they are well worth the attention. I have always wondered if this couple was from Brooklyn, or received a feature from Pitchfork, would the rest of the fucking phony hipsters in this town actually come out and support? They have been recently highlighted in my favorite published magazine Magnet along with industry standard Rolling Stone. One of the most consistently jaw dropping live sets you will see, these two execute the right vibe and atmosphere to a show. Bringing their own lighting, rug and Sam (drummer) playing barefoot with a baseball cap hiding his face, it's akin to experiencing a set via your own personal living room. Hailing from Cleveland, Ohio, the band plays a distinct style of psychedelic rock, balancing heavy and dark with light and melodicBefore we go on, we of course have a pair of tickets to giveaway for the show. As the usual, just email us at pghmusireport@gmail.com with your name to enter.




Mr Gnome's music is a bit schizophrenic; it starts one way, then completely switches directions, before righting itself again 180. The band is now touring behind their b-sides, Softly Mad, released this past March as a follow up to their fantastic LP Madness In Miniature. We didn't catch them in time for a interview before their show this past October, but here is a snippet they were able to give us post-show:

How is your new album Madness in Miniature different from your previous? Was there something you were striving for? You used the same producer and studio so I assume it's something you wanted to maintain.

It's hard to say exactly how it's different, especially after spending so much time on the record...it's a little difficult to analyze it in that way. What we hope for it to be is an extension of where we left off with Heave...hopefully a progression of our sound. We're always trying to evolve as songwriters and allow songs to develop naturally and go wherever feels best. We love records that really flow and take the listener on a sonic adventure so that's definitely what we were going for. We actually did this one a little differently - we tracked the drums and most of the guitars at Pink Duck in L.A. and recorded the vocals, some piano, and a few more guitars at our place in Cleveland. That was a really awesome experience - doing all of the vocals in the same exact room where we wrote all of the songs so I think it helped the vocals to have a little more ease in 'em. We also did the interludes and both of the softer songs on the records ("Winter" & "Watch the City Sail Away") at our place…this gave us a lot more time to experiment and really tweak everything until we were totally happy with it.


So, there you have it. Fucking show up and you won't be disappointed. And as my personal pledge to you, come up and say you read this and I will buy you a beer, and not fucking PBR. You know who I am, say hi. Show begins at 10p with doors at 9:30p. Tickets are $8 and can be found here

www.mrgnome.com/

5 comments:

  1. Come early and catch Pet Clinic open for these guys!

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  2. I have always wondered if this band was from Brooklyn or got a write up in pitchfork, if they may get the well worth attention that they deserve, except I'm talking about pet clinic. def the most dynamic live show in pittsburgh but get no love.
    whos phoney honey
    jocelyn

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  3. I have no problem with PC. Have their cd and enjoy them live. I did give them love here http://www.pghmusicreport.com/2012/02/local-spotlight-pet-clinic-february.html.

    Hopefully you will attend and stick around for another dynamic, live act...and hopefully you won't be one of those people that just shows up for your friends, gets wasted, then proceeds to talk during the other sets... because that never happens at Brillo http://www.pghmusicreport.com/2012/04/drunken-show-from-hell-margot-nuclear.html

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  4. Ive not walked in your shoes so I respect your own form of pressure that only you are aware of, but genuine truth is bomb. an invite to a non pbr followed by a heads up not to get wasted,really, and a list of form questions isnt love in anyones eyes. You can be pure without being an advocate.
    jocelyn
    ps pet clinic doesnt have a cd

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  5. j- understand this is just a hobby and run by one person. While I would love to do it full time, I have a job, family...so free time is limited. A proper interview would be ideal, but I just can't (I did rcv quite a few responses from industry folks when Wise Blood did the 'form' interview which I fwd to him). An invitation for a quality beer is just to socialize. Not physical cd, they sent me a d/l. Thanks for writing.

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