An on-going live music series
Though The Warhol has been presenting live music as part of its public programming for nearly ten years, it has been on a consistent and on-going basis since 2004 through the “Sound Series”, which features nationally and internationally touring artists, often paired with artists and musicians from the Pittsburgh area. The series includes a broad range of artists and bands that are increasingly blurring genre lines and sensibilities in the realms of emerging indie folk/rock, performance art-tinged cabaret, avant jazz, new/chamber music, and global music. These artists are eager to perform to attentive, adventurous and diverse audiences in a range of contexts, from museums and performing arts centers, to clubs, galleries and various alternative spaces. The Warhol Theater is the primary venue for the Sound Series, and it offers a unique and immediate performance experience with warm acoustics and good sound clarity.
Andy Warhol was as an album cover designer, manager of the Velvet Underground, and record producer with connections to bands such as the Rolling Stones, Blondie and The Cars. Those connections, along with the essential role of music in popular culture, place The Warhol Museum uniquely and appropriately among a network of contemporary art museums and performing art centers (such as The Wexner Center in Columbus, Joe’s Pub (Public Theater) in New York, The ICA in Boston, and The Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis), who have strongly committed to presenting a broad range of independent contemporary music and performance.