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TRAF lineup announced 04.25

April 14th, 2011

We’ll unveil the lineup of this year’s Three Rivers Arts Festival on Monday, April 25. Tune in to 91.3fm or listen online at wyep.org (starting with the Morning Mix with Cindy Howes) as we announce a different TRAF artist each hour and play a song from their catalog.

Re-visit last year’s lineup on our flickr page.

Studio Session w. Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars

August 30th, 2010

Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars will be performing a Studio Session at The WYEP Community Broadcast Center at 1pm on September 9. Sign up for your pair of passes at wyep.org.

The band was formed by displaced refugees and are the subject of the documentary of the same name.

All the members of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars lived in or near Sierra Leone’s capital city before fleeing Freetown during the country’s decade-long civil war. Throughout most of the 1990s, Freetown remained relatively sheltered from the rebel war that had turned much of the West African nation into a bloody battlefield. Near the turn of the 21st century, however, rebels attacked the city and forced a panicked mass exodus to neighboring countries.

…continue reading the history of Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars on their website…

Reminder : Jenny Owen Youngs Member show 11/2

November 2nd, 2009

If you signed up for the Sold Out Member Show  (your name will be on a list at the door) with Jenny Owen Youngs, don’t forget it’s tonight at the Thunderbird Cafe in Lawrenceville at 7pm, with the Wrecked Kids opening. Doors open at 6:30pm.

Pittsburgh Art Events during The Pittsburgh Summit Week

September 18th, 2009

You’ve heard about traffic troubles and business closures during the G20 Summit, but there’s no need to stay home! As Pittsburgh welcomes the world, there are many things happening in the city, including visual arts and performances, and our own Final Fridays at Schenley Plaza. You can see the complete list at www.PittsburghIsArt.ORG.

SMF this Friday-parking/weather/etc.

June 23rd, 2009
The 12th Annual WYEP Summer Music Festival kicks off at 6pm this Friday with Meeting of Important People. For a full lineup with start times, visit wyep.org/events
The event is free and open to the public. We do hope that you’ll choose to help offset the cost of the Festival with a donation to WYEP. We’d like to thank all of our Members whose financial support for the station makes all we do possible!

The music festival is rain or shine, and if it rains, you can always pick up a poncho at the WYEP merch tent! We’ll also be selling festival t-shirts (only $15!), misc. WYEP shirts, Live & Direct cds, and more. WYEP accepts cash/check/and major credit/debit cards.

StrawberryLuna designed a SMF poster for us-she’ll be there selling prints of both the SMF poster, as well as more of her artwork. And, of course, bands will have their merch with them.

The Schenley Plaza food kiosks will be open and ready for business, and the Oakland business district is nearby for other food options.

Take a PAT bus, ride your bike, walk, or carpool to the show. Besides nearby on-street parking, there’s the Carnegie Museum lot , as well as other nearby parking garages.

The Pittsburgh forecast is calling for a high of 83 degrees (so wear your sunscreen), partly cloudy skies, with a low of 64 degrees, no rain!

See you all there!

 

 

 

Pittsburgh Performance Project: Listener Memories Pt. 2!

July 10th, 2008

ppp logoWhether you love our Top 12 Pittsburgh Performance Project venue picks, or are ready to trash the dressing room in a fit of rage, it’s undeniable that you have some great memories of Pittsburgh concerts.

We asked you to submit your favorite recollections of live music. Here are a few more of them–we’ll be posting memories every few days. Make sure to post your own comments and memories below!

“All three of these venue have original, fresh live music: I have seen great concerts at Mr. Smalls, crazy multi-media events at the Meter Room, and some of the best local blues and jazz at the Thunderbird Cafe.” - Benjamin P.

“Any outdoor summer concert is perfect…I’ll never forget a few years back when you all got Norah Jones. She started her set by saying that it was the largest group that she had ever played for….You guys are the greatest at finding and promoting extraordinary music.” – Rebecca C.

“Best Concert Ever: Peter Gabriel’s Womad at Starlake.” – Javice M.

Don’t forget to sign up for WYEP’s Pittsburgh Performance Project launch party on July 18th!

Pittsburgh Performance Project: Listener Memories Pt. 1!

July 3rd, 2008

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Whether you love our Top 12 Pittsburgh Performance Project venue picks, or are ready to trash the dressing room in a fit of rage, it’s undeniable that you have some great memories of Pittsburgh concerts.

We asked you to submit your favorite recollections of live music. Here are a few of them–we’ll be posting memories every few days. Make sure to post your own comments and memories below!

“A local band sang at the Decade in June 1986, ‘Don’t go to Kiev. Don’t go to Kiev. There’s radiation there, you’re gonna lose your hair. Don’t go to Kiev.’ So irreverent when everyone was leary of the impact of the Chernobyl cloud.” - Sara S.

“I was living in Erie when West View Park closed down and became the suburban eyesore it is today, but my parents raved about Danceland, where they met. My Mother still has her dance card, and many fond memories of big bands and riding the trolleys from Mount Oliver to West View. Everyone from Duke Ellington to The Rolling Stones played there.” - Anonymous WYEP listener

“A most memorable show for me occurred at Soldiers and Sailors in Oakland which featured Patty Griffin, Emmylou Harris, Bruce Cockburn, Steve Earl and Shawn Colvin. I remember that you could hear a pin drop in there, especially when Patty sang.” - K.D.

Don’t forget to sign up for WYEP’s Pittsburgh Performance Project launch party on July 18th!

WYEP Free Member Play

January 28th, 2008

If you are a current Member of WYEP, you and a guest can sign up to attend Quantum Theatre’s Breakfast with Mugabe on February 6th.

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