Rave Ami: Let It Be Release Party

Ages 18 and up
Thursday, December 23
Doors: 7pm
Rave Ami Let It Be Release Party
with The Zells and Boiled Denim

Pre-Show Front Porch Stage DJ set by:
Ron Mist

Thursday, December 23rd, 2022

Thunderbird Music Hall
4053 Butler St. Pittsburgh, PA 15201

Doors 7pm
Show 8pm


Rave Ami were a live band. For ten years, the Pittsburgh trio who formed as high-schoolers were a secret handshake among touring acts and locals alike who knew that every show they played was a shoe-in. Everyone in the room was guaranteed to walk out the door a fan. But Rave Ami aren’t a live band anymore. Live bands don’t make albums as good as Let It Be. After releasing their 2017 debut, Mock Pop, and then busting out their charmingly haphazard 2018 follow-up, All Great Bands Break Up, guitarist/vocalist Joe Praksti, bassist Pat O’Toole, and drummer/vocalist Evan Meindl were ready for their third act. They’d done the whole preternaturally-gifted-musicians-drinking-hard-and-playing-shockingly-well-yet-endearingly-sloppy thing for a decade, and they were ready to make something that lasted longer than a few days of ringing ears. For Let It Be, they wrote songs — beautiful, majestic, heartfelt, clever, emotionally evocative songs with enduring melodies and titillating arrangements; throttling guitar solos and soft, delicate strumming. Songs that alternate between the effortlessly arranged colors and sequences of ‘60s mod and the proud delinquency of the only mic cable in the whole venue — the one that’s so gnawed up by rats that it shocks you every time you take a breath. Let It Be revels in the dichotomies of a band with creative A.D.D. who’ve decided to rail their prescribed pills instead of popping one with water every six hours. www.thezells.bandcamp.com
The Zells (fka “denzell”) are a five piece rock band from Pittsburgh that consists of Jackson Rogers, Philip Kenbok, Frank DiNardo, Roman Benty, and Tyler Gallagher. They have been making and performing music together as a band since 2013 with influences spanning from 80’s and 90’s lo-fi rock to contemporary DIY and beyond. More to come in 2022!


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