Deerhunter in Concert at Mr. Smalls; Biddle’s Escape Features Coffee, Tea, and Food Offerings (Tues., 3/5/19)

1) This year’s Why Hasn’t Everything Already Disappeared? is the latest entry into Deerhunter’s critically lauded discography, one which includes 2010’s Halcyon Digest. The band was formed in Atlanta in 2001. You may recognize frontman Bradford Cox from the 2013 movie Dallas Buyers Club. He played Sunflower, Rayon (Jared Leto)’s lover. Other longtime members include guitarist Lockett Pundt and drummer Moses Archuleta. The band has experienced tragedy. Cox was hit by a car in 2014, but recovered. Original bassist Justin Bosworth died in 2004, and bassist Josh Fauver, who was a member from 2004 to 2012, died last year. Still, they are touring this winter and spring, including a show at Mr. Smalls Theatre. The last time Deerhunter played Mr. Smalls, the members brought a child on stage to play guitar during the last song, an extended jam which saw Cox singing snippets of Patti Smith’s “Land.” Who knows what their upcoming show will bring? L’Rain opens. 8 p.m. 400 Lincoln Ave., Millvale. (CM)

2) Biddle’s Escape, on Biddle Avenue between Regent Square and Wilkinsburg has a great selection of coffee drinks, teas, and sweet treats. One that has been getting a lot of “buzz” is the Hungarian Szegedi Kave, a Hungarian style espresso with steamed half-and-half, vanilla sugar, Szeged cinnamon, and whipped cream. Another cool thing is their patio where on a warm day you can sit beneath the trees and carved wood faces and enjoy the shade. As you may remember from local history and a movie titled Mrs. Soffel, the Biddle brothers escaped from the Allegheny County jail with the aid of Mrs. Soffel (the warden’s wife who was in love with one of the brothers) in 1902. 401 Biddle Ave., Regent Square/Wilkinsburg.