One of the many things I have learned from writing this blog and meeting great Pittsburgh people (a huge thank you to everyone who has helped to spread the word about the Steelers Party this Sunday) is an appreciation of good music. I think that many would say I have no taste in music – I tend to play the same songs on the
jukebox – No Diggity – is usually one of them. Anyone who has every borrowed my car, when I had a car knows the CD was usually Chaka Khan – Life is a Dance – a gem of a CD (the cover art speaks volumes about this album) that I picked up at Half Priced Books.
But as I mentioned in an earlier post – I have learned there are good DJs and bad DJs in Pittsburgh. One of the good ones is DJ Juddy – who is also a super nice person, a great writer and has lots of good stories about Pittsburgh and Steelers bars. I think he is also the person who introduced me to the best Pittsburgh song ever…
And I stumbled upon an awesome night of music from Brooklyn’s Slavic Soul Partyat a Pandemic music night at the Shadow Lounge in 2008 – which even led to the creation of t-shirt in support of more accordion.
DJ Juddy is also the founder or Pandemic – a regular night of global dance music – which is celebrating their 5th Anniversary this Friday night.So this Friday – if you like music, and dancing – then you need to head over to the Brillobox for a big bad night of great dance music.
Pandemic 5th Anniversary
Friday, December 4, 2010 9:30pm-2am
Brillobox, Penn Ave, Lawrenceville
Facebook Event Page – http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=101013636636550
DJs Juddy and Pandemic Pete spinning world music dance ‘chunes – balkan beat, cumbia, bhangra, gypsy brass, brazilian baile funk, french hiphop, afrobeat, south african house, kuduro, Bosnian rap, Thai psych, and more and more!
Plus live acts:
- Good Game, Good Game – Pittsburgh based cumbia/balkan brass band about to head out on North Am. tour
- Soy Sos + Geña – Live Global Bass electronics and vocals from Soma Mestizo and Machete members
and from midnight-2am
DJ “Gentleman” Juddy vs. DJ Pandemic Pete “The Gypsy Brasshole” in a world-music sound clash DUB TO THE DEATH featuring nothing but the BIGGEST tunes from the past FIVE YEARS of Pandemic!! Vote with your feet on the dancefloor!
Since I have already established that my music taste is not to be trusted here are some other reliable sources from the past 5 years about Pandemic:
- Pittsburgh City Paper, December 2008
- Pittsburgh Tribune Review, January 2008
- Pittsburgh Tribune Review, September 2006