Larryville #3

August 20th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Larryville, Pittsburgh, photography No Comments »

This is why Lawrenceville is my favorite Pittsburgh neighborhood.
Photographed this sign outside of yet another tattoo parlor on Butler.
Loves it.

All things Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh.

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Larryville #2

August 20th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Larryville, Pittsburgh, photography No Comments »

Pigeons.

All things Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh.

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Larryville #1

August 12th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Larryville, Pittsburgh, photography No Comments »

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All things Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh.

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Random Photo #9

January 18th, 2012 geekstar Posted in Art, Pittsburgh, Random Photo, photography No Comments »

©2012 geekstar.com | Robot Repair Shop, Pittsburgh PA

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WATERS: Photos at Mr. Smalls 12/06

December 22nd, 2011 geekstar Posted in Music, photography No Comments »

WATERS opened the Clap Your Hands Say Yeah show with a stellar performance. I’m a huge fan of their debut album, Out in the Light. The band exuded energy and purposefully engaged the audience. It was so refreshing to see a band who sounded amazing live (not just on their recorded album) and who absolutely seemed to enjoy performing. I’m sure a large portion of the audience was there to see Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, since they have a large following, but in my opinion WATERS stole the show.

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah also put on a great show. My friend and I wished they had a bit more energy, but their musi sounded polished and the band was tight.

Mr. Smalls has received a bit of a revamp. My friend and I were greeted at the entry by one, very friendly manager. He informed us that the venue now serves hot food included BBQ. This was perfect since I had just traveled from work and an event at the Warhol. One veggie burger please! The burger was delish, especially topped with what the chef (see below) calls ‘Badger Sauce”. Super yum and cheap!

This photo pictures the hot dog my friend ordered. I have to say the cool edgy photo effects makes the hot dog look old and let’s be honest, gross. However, it was a specialty dog topped with strawberry jam and swiss cheese. Yes, you heard that right. My friend loved it (she’s a foodie)! She talked several other concert-goers into purchasing one too!

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RANDOM PHOTO #8

October 26th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Random Photo, photography No Comments »

© 2011 geekstar.com | yes, i carved this most rad pumpkin. rawr!

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Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses: Club Cafe 10/13/11

October 24th, 2011 geekstar Posted in Events, Music, photography No Comments »

Tyler Ramsey of Band of Horses recently performed an acoustic set at Club Cafe in Pittsburgh’s South Side. The tour is in support of his recent album, The Valley Wind. Geekstar.com was in attendance and took some stills along with a video of Ramsey performing his single, The Valley Wind.

Ramsey is perhaps most immediately recognizable as the tall, lean guitarist in Band Of Horses, having played with them since 2007, starting before the release of their breakthrough album, Cease To Begin. A well-established and praised guitar player and singer in the burgeoning music scene of Asheville, NC where he calls home, he first learned to play music on piano before moving to the guitar. Ramsey grew up listening to and studying country-blues guitar players like Mance Lipscomb and Mississippi John Hurt, and American finger pickers like John Fahey and Leo Kottke, absorbing their sound and making it all his own.

Ramsey released his self-titled debut in 2004 and followed it in 2008 with A Long Dream About Swimming Across The Sea (Echo Mountain Records), which was praised by NPR(World Café – “Heartwarming, delicate, and comforting”), Stereogum (‘Artist To Watch’),WNYC’s Soundcheck, and Popmatters, among others.  That album – a collection of haunting and atmospheric songs that exude a markedly fluid, easy grace – was re-released by Brown Records/Fat Possum in January 2011.

Purchase his album on iTunes: http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-valley-wind/id460610452

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