Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Hard rep

It's fun to be in a band. People give you free drugs and free sex like it's going out of style, you get to drive around in limos and fly in personal jets, and every third Thursday of the month, everyone gets together and goes BASE jumping off Mount Rushmore into a giant vat of chocolate pudding.

But the really great thing about being in a band is meeting cool people (even if they don't give you drugs or sex). When Low Man was just starting out, we met these guys who were hosting a biweekly music night in their house. Since then, The Aviary has been shut down by the cops, and now is being re-opened for one last hurrah this Thursday night. But our friendship with the guys who ran the house has grown too.

Sleepy V have become some of our closest friends in the music scene here in Pittsburgh and our constant partners in crime, so naturally when we saw that they'd finally released their Take Away Tuesday video this week for the song "Out the Window", we wanted to link to it and show them off in all their adorable glory. But what is that that Gene (the one with the guitar) is wearing? Why yes it is a Low Man t-shirt! Reppin' the local scene hard with some soft, sweet jams.

It gets us a lil' teary-eyed seeing our friends make such great music, and even more so when they are silently fist-bumping us the entire way. True dudes. If you're into what they do (and they do it even better when they're all plugged in and full of alcohol), this Thursday is a great chance to see them and us as well!

Monday, July 18, 2011

July 21st @ The Aviary

Yes, you read that right. The Aviary got served a cease and desist back in spring, but the awesome dudes who live there are moving out this week, so we're gonna leave the place in ruins with the party of the century. Two touring bands are coming in from Boston (The La De Les) and from the good ol' state of Indiana (Desert Neighbor), and the rest of the night is going to be jam-packed with rock 'n' roll goodness from some Aviary stand-bys in Legs Like Tree Trunks, Sleepy V and of course, us!

Get the fuck to this show. We want to tear the place down and then burn it to the ground with everyone trapped inside. This is one of the best music houses in Pittsburgh, and in light of Helter Shelter in Lawrenceville being closed down as well this past week, we have to hang on to the things that are real and raw here. House venues will come and go, but The Aviary should be remembered for ages, so make sure it's your blood on the walls this Thursday or your grandchildren will kick you in the dick for being a big fat pussy.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Pix 'N' Dix

So back in May we played an awesome show in an awesome basement with an awesome band from Boston called Pile, and then the awesome cops came and shut us the fuck down. It was pretty rad, except for the part where Pile couldn't even finish their set and the third band didn't even go on because the fucking party police came and pooped right on our party.

However, we did have awesome pictures taken at the gig, ones that we've all already adopted as our Facebook profile pics to show everyone that we're in a band and shit, and then changed to other pics completely because this whole thing went down like, two entire months ago. But J.z. finally got off his lazy ass after the Nobunny show tonight (which was killer as fuck) and actually uploaded them. Here are a few of our favorites, but as always, you can check them all out on our Facebook or on our Flickr.

More shit to come soon, probably. People were taking pictures at the Meadower show, so that should be bangin'. And we're almost sold out of our sweet t-shirts too! Waiting to hear back from the venerable Mike Budai about getting more of those fuckers for you fuckers!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

July 8th @ 31st Street Pub

So this is about as last minute as it gets, but we're playing tomorrow night at the 31st Street Pub at the twilight hour of ten. We're opening for a power-pop/garage-punk band called Nobunny that is headed by a dude who wears a bunny mask and apparently gets more than mostly naked at more than most of his shows. But he's recorded for Third Man, so if Jack White likes him, then so do we. Sounds fun at the least. Also taking the stage will be local punks, Scattergun.

We know none of you are even old enough to get into this show and that the rest of you have jobs the next day, so it's totally chill as hell if you can't make it. We just wanted to put the word out that we'd be playing another show so quick. We didn't even know this until this afternoon when the venerable Manny Theiner called us to find someone to fill in for a band that flaked. Frankly we're sorta flattered that we were the ones he called. So if you can swing by, that would totally be sweet. We'll give out free Low Man pins or something. Or rub on you sensually. Whatever you want. We're easy.