Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Bleachers at Mr. Smalls - August 30, 2014 - Preview and Ticket Giveaway

Jack Antonoff of Bleachers
The band called fun. has yet to follow up their 2012 breakthrough, Some Nights, and how can you blame them? Topping such an unprecedented level of commercial success must be a daunting task for any band, especially when it came so unexpectedly. Nevertheless, they’ve kept busy in the interim, with Nate Ruess popping up in many high-profile features, and guitarist Jack Antonoff even started a new band. On Saturday, he’s bringing that project to Mr. Smalls.

Bleachers released their debut LP Strange Desire back in July, and it’s mostly as bubblegummy and accessible as Some Nights. Hell, lead single “I Wanna Get Better” reads like a close cousin to “It Gets Better” from fun.’s latest record. Despite the similarities between these related pop-alternative projects, Antonoff has stressed in interviews that Strange Desire was constructed in a far different fashion, since he was alone for a majority of the songwriting process.

Pittsburgh Music Report is hosting a giveaway for their Mr. Smalls show. To enter for a chance to win, simply email your name to with “Bleachers” in the subject line. A winner will be announced Friday morning. 

Tickets for the show are available via Ticketweb. $25. 

-- Shawn Cooke