Local Scene: 03/08/12

March 8, 2012 12:01 am
  • The Composure is free once again to do its own thing
    The Composure is free once again to do its own thing
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"Actually, no," the singer says. "I notice a lot more pop-punk bands and people attending shows in the other cities we play. The last couple years I feel like rap has defined the Pittsburgh music scene."

The CD release show is at Altar Bar, Strip, on Saturday, with Kingsfoil, These Three Words, Trophies and Crossing Boundaries. Tickets are $10/$12 at www.ticketfly.com. Doors at 6 p.m.

Bid for Warped

• Speaking of Pittsburgh pop-punk, Mace Ballard is on a mission to win a spot on the Pittsburgh date of Warped Tour via an Ernie Ball Battle of the Bands.

To do this, the band has recorded a typically clever new song called "As a Matter of Stats," which can be heard at www.votemace.com. If you register and vote, then message Mace with what number vote you were, the band will send you the track for free.

Tall Tales of Deceptions

• The name might suggest psych- or garage-rock, but The Deceptions, somewhat deceptively, play a pretty straightforward brand of acoustic folk-rock.

On its second full-length, the Pittsburgh quartet -- Jared Fretz, Daniel Krofcheck, David LaRose and Greg Marchetti -- notes that it has taken a further step toward embracing "North American folk music." That means more picking, more twang and more storytelling on "Tall Tales From Green Meadow."

If you like "Workingman's Dead"-era Grateful Dead or early Jayhawks, you might want to check the band out.

The Deceptions play a CD release show at 7 p.m. Saturday at Club Cafe, South Side. The $10 admission gets you a free CD. Call 412-431-4950.

First Published 2012-03-07 23:36:55

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