Sound Series: Meeting of Important People

Published On January 17, 2014 | By Elisabeth Petras | Music
Photo Credit: Brad Truxell

Photo Credit: Brad Truxell

We already know how awesome The Andy Warhol Museum’s Sound Series can be, bringing in fresh national artists on the reg. For their next concert on Saturday January 18, there will be an unveiling of the museum’s brand new entrance space, in addition to live music from locals  Meeting of Important People and Nox Boys.

Sound Series organizer Ben Harrison explains, “I thought a performance with a Pittsburgh-based group that we have had a great relationship over the years with such as Meeting of the Important People, would be a nice way to debut the renovated entrance as a performance space in a casual, standing room context, in contrast to our intimate seated theater.”

The museum make over was inspired by Warhol’s famous New York City studio, and will transform the first floor’s look and function. Now guests will be encouraged to lounge in the main space as a social hub to relax, have lunch, or host a meeting without paying museum admission. Look for an interactive iPad bar, twenty monitors displaying info about the museum, and new furniture to chill  on. They’ve also moved the gift shop to the former theater, so the concert will take place in the new entrance space.

Meeting of Important People have been a local favorite since the summer of 2008 when the internet went crazy for their debut single “Mothers Pay More.” Since then they have released three albums, their newest My Ears are Having a Heart Attack in 2013. In addition to local fame Meeting of Important People has gained national recognition playing with bands such as Ok Go, The Secret Machines, and Sam Roberts Band. Their songs have been featured on shows like The Ghost Whisperer and The Real World.

As part of this night of debuts, Nox Boys will have the vinyl release of their self-titled first album. Based in Blawnox, this garage rock band is label-mates with Meeting of Important People at Get Hip. Playing their first shows in December 2012, they have already been named a”Band to Watch” by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Scott Mervis.

Tickets can be purchased at a cost of $8 for students and members and $10 for everyone else. Doors open at 7:30 and the show starts at 8.

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