‘Here Come the Mummies’ to the Rex; The Oaks Hosts Bill Deasy (Fri., 4/19/19)


1) A band that dresses in a slightly different way—in bandages—is Here Come the Mummies. Individual mummies have names like Mummy Cass, The Flu, K.W. Tut, Spaz, and Eddie Mummy. Songs include “King of the Underworld” and “Late Night Booty Call.” The band is a group of very talented musicians from Nashville who formed in 2000 and are said to hide their identities to avoid problems with the record companies that they are under contract to. No word on whether they are sponsored by Johnson & Johnson. Their latest LP is 2016’s A Blessing and a Curse. Joe Hertler & The Rainbow Seekers open. 8 p.m. The Rex Theater, 1602 E. Carson St., South Side. (MV, CM)

2) Bill Deasy was already a name on the local music scene when he and a few locals got together for a jam session in a Grove City apartment. Those guys, and him, became The Gathering Field, a ’90s-era regional favorite. Since then, Deasy has stacked up a résumé that would help him “make it” in a place like New York or L.A. He’s had a contract with Atlantic Records, opened for Springsteen and Dylan, and his “Good Things Are Happening” was a theme song for a “Good Morning America” video. Yet he’s remained rooted in Pittsburgh. He and his band will be performing at The Oaks Theater. 8 p.m. 310 Allegheny River Blvd., Oakmont.

3) As part of Earth Day/Earth Week Celebrations Market Square is going green today and tomorrow for Paint the Square Green. The event features a world market with a selection of local vendors specializing in Earth-friendly products and services, organic and educational vendors, and live music from bands and DJs. Today’s lineup includes 11AM-Noon: Tupelo and Noah; Noon-1PM: Mia Z; 1PM-2PM: Nina Sainato; 2PM-3PM: Tres Lads; 3PM-4PM: Bryana Appley ; 4PM-5PM: Elias Khouri  Market Square, Downtown.

4) Brittney Chantele is performing tonight at Cattivo in support of her A Fire On Venus album release. Chantele is a singer-songwriter, visual artist, poet, and activist, Her goal is for her music and poetry to inspire listeners emotionally, mentally, and physically. Chantele draws inspiration from recording artists like Nahko and Medicine for the People, Rising Appalachia, Dead Prez, Kendrick Lamar, Chance The Rapper, Mick Jenkins, and Luka Lesson. “Movement music” or “movement poetry, is how she describes her works, meaning that it can spark or carry a social movement. NVSV, RHYME, Treble NLS, and DJ QRX are also on the bill. 8 p.m. 146 44th St, Lawrenceville.

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