with Special Guests Hotline TNT, Natural Rat & Same
Sunday, February 19th, 2023
Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler Street, Pittsburgh, PA
Doors @ 7PM
Show @ 8PMAGE RESTRICTION: 18+
Ex Pilots is a Pittsburgh based indie rock group established in 2015 by Ethan Oliva, which has since grown to a six piece live act. The group’s influences are varied from Guided by Voices to My Bloody Valentine and encompass every sonic nook and cranny in between. The group’s first record (self titled) has been picked up and re-released by Oakland based label Smoking Room on vinyl and cassette and will be available at this event.
Hotline TNT is the most 90s band of the 21st century so far. It is a grungy pop music group of no certain allegiance or denomination.The band has always been intended for fans of all generations, but many fans are forced to watch the band behind their parents’ back. Their records are mostly self – released but easy to find, toeing a fragile line between luddite in- person interactions and very online Discord servers. Many people who come across their early 7″s immediately turn them into weapons, but they have nonetheless pushed forward, unleashing a full length LP (Nineteen In Love), a Euro – exclusive EP (When You Find Out), and a handful of cassingles and mixtapes since the COVID-19 pandemic began, with a sophomore album currently in production.
Natural Rat is a sludge pop band from West Virginia loaded with melodic vocals against low-fi, fuzz-drenched guitars and heavy rhythms.
Pittsburgh rockers “Same” just independently released their second album, “Does It Go Any Faster?” this fall. While it still draws from their indie-rock core, this offering sees them exploring some new and varied directions and sub-genres. With sounds ranging from fuzzed-out jamming to almost-country to vibey instrumentals, it has something for everyone but producer Matt Schimelfenig keeps it from feeling disjointed and keeps it a smooth ride. The variety makes for a fun live show as well, so be sure to catch this band live if you can.
Ticket Tier Info:
General Admission Tickets – Standing Room Only
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